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Conducting the orchestra of Lifetime Care

Patricia Heffernan likens herself to a conductor of an orchestra and her staff are the musicians. She sees the collective work they do as a team as the beautiful music she has the joy of hearing every day as the ...

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Technology helps people with Parkinson’s

When there is no cure for a chronic disease, those who have it can sometimes feel that there’s nothing they can do, area experts say. However, adding technology to the problem can help speed up the road to a cure. ...

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G4 technology gives families peace of mind

As the population ages, technology is producing fresh options for seniors, caregivers and family members. Response Care Inc.—known as RCare—has created a monitoring system technology called G4, Advanced Location Protocol, for senior living facilities. The product uses proprietary algorithms to ...

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Massage chairs, oxygen bar: rejuvenation at college

What do local college students want these days? To take charge of their health, area health officials said. The Health and Wellness Services Department at SUNY College of Technology at Alfred has created a Journey to Wellness program to help ...

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A bright spot, warm place for people with hard lives

Carol Maskiell was torn at first when she was offered the position of director of the adult day health care program at the Jewish Home of Rochester. She was comfortable where she was — director of social work and recreation ...

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Early lessons in giving sparked a life calling

When Douglas Della Pietra was a boy in the 1970s, his parents decided to give their stove to a struggling family living down the street in Pittsford. Dropping off gifts at a hospitality house and doing chores for the needy ...

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Leading by example, he gives staff creative rein

The work at the Arc of Monroe County’s Fairport Day Habilitation Program can at times be daunting, Steve Willmarth admits. The program serves individuals with a range of disabilities, helping to give them greater social and communication skills. It is ...

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One in a family of mental health caregivers

Rory Houghtalen M.D. developed his passion for behavioral health in his early days, growing up on a desolate dirt road in the Finger Lakes with a state forest at one end and a garbage dump at the other. Though the ...

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In many roles, he strives to improve geriatric care

“When someone’s been living for 90 years, and I hear her talking about the three different husbands that she had and the different things they’d done, it’s an incredible experience,” said renowned geriatrician Robert McCann M.D., Highland Hospital’s chief of ...

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A career in listening to others’ concerns

Carole Farley-Toombs R.N.  took a couple of years off after high school to move to New York City in the early 1970s. After two years there, she moved to a small town in Vermont where she found a job in ...

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A sense of mission in a stressful environment

Michael Kamali M.D. relishes the challenge of running Strong Memorial Hospital’s busy emergency department. “In all of medicine, I hope that everyone finds a noble type of aspect to what they do,” said the chairman of the Department of Emergency ...

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Meet, Stay and Play directory

Hotels Belhurst Castle 4069 West Lake Road Geneva, NY 14456 Phone: (315) 781-0201 Web: www.belhurst.com E-mail: info@belhurst.com General manager: Kevin Reeder Number of guest rooms: 47 Capacity in: Classroom seating: 50 Average rate for single-night stay: $201 to $350  Bonnie ...

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Get to know the Flower City

Travel the world and you will find cities of every possible flavor. What will you find in Rochester, N.Y.?

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Top volunteers

Rochester ranked fifth for volunteering among large U.S. metro areas in 2014, down from No. 3 (36.1 percent) in 2013.     1.    Salt Lake City    37.5%     2.    Minneapolis-St. Paul    35.5%     3.    Milwaukee     33.7%     4.    Charlotte    33.3% ...

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Seen Helping out

Galas, sporting events, themed parties—all variety of fundraisers provide crucial support for non-profit arts and human service organizations in our community. They also fill the area’s social calendar with fun. The Rochester Business Journal publishes photos of recent fundraisers every ...

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