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In 2011 and 2012, Albany Guardian Society produced four 9-minute videos on interesting aging-related projects. These videos were first shown at the New York State Association of Area Agencies on Aging’s annual conferences. These inspirational stories were well-received and stimulated much discussion about how a few individuals can make a big difference in their communities. We hope you enjoy these presentations.
Lifespan of Rochester’s Senior Center at the Maplewood YMCA
When Lifespan opened the Lily Lobozzo Café as a part of an array of activities of interest to seniors at the Maplewood YMCA, they began a journey of collaboration with the city of Rochester, Monroe County, the YMCA, and United Way to show how intergenerational programs can benefit all members of a community.
Intergenerational Yard Clean-up
The Oneida County Office for the Aging, along with the Oneida County Youth Bureau, teamed up to provide volunteer opportunities for young people in their community. Recognizing the challenges older adults face while attempting to remain in their own homes, this program recruits student volunteers to help with spring and fall yard clean-up.
Senior Gas Pumping
See how a simple program developed by volunteers in Albion, New York, to help older citizens pump their gas became more than the founders originally intended. Who would have thought that the simple act of helping someone pump gas could foster lasting relationships in this caring community.
4-C Camp for Seniors Many of us attended camp when we were kids. Imagine the same camping experience for an older adult. That’s just what imaginative people in Delaware County envisioned when they developed the 4-C Camp for Seniors. A rustic setting, the joys of camping, and an adventuresome group of seniors help make this a fun story.
The Muriel H. Marshall Fund In 1991, Muriel H. Marshall established a fund to support aging services in Genesee County in Western New York. Little did she know how much of an impact she would have on the design and delivery of aging services for this Upstate New York rural community. See how the Genesee County Office for the Aging worked in collaboration with the Rochester area Community Foundation to develop a model process that illustrates how one person can make a difference.