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It's a Wonderful Life

Sunday, December 10, 2:00 pm

Eastman Museum, Dryden Theatre

In one of the most inspirational films of all time, James Stewart and Donna Reed find their way through rough times in Bedford Falls (modeled after nearby Seneca Falls, New York) by way of a loving, dedicated relationship and a little heavenly intervention. As Stewart’s and Capra’s first work after their military service, the film takes the postwar malaise often seen in film noir and turns it on its head, constructing a narrative of faith and perseverance.

Tickets are limited and must be purchased online in advance here.

Present this voucher for discounted admission to this event.



Effective Communication and Understanding Behaviors

Monday, December 11
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Available at locations in all ten counties:
Chemung, Livingston, Monroe (Pittsford, Webster, Rochester, Lifespan), Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates.

Click on your county above or call 800.272.3900 to register and learn about locations near you.


The Basics: Understanding Alzheimer's Disease

Monday, December 4
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Fred and Harriet Taylor Memorial Library
21 William St., Hammondsport

Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, it's time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and much more.

Call 800.272.3900 to learn more or register today!



Creating Meaningful Connections with Your Loved One

Dec. 5: Ridgemont CC, Monroe County
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Dec. 8: American Hotel, Livingston County
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Dec. 12: Orleans County

As dementia progresses, it can become increasingly difficult to find time for meaningful connections with your loved one. Stepping into their reality allows both individuals to be in the moment and experience periods of joy and closeness. Learn to infuse humor and other creative techniques, spontaneously, to turn difficult and escalating situations into enjoyable connections with your loved one.
Audience: Caregivers

Click the above location or call 800.272.3900 to register at a location near you. Pre-register one week in advance and receive a free copy of Creating Moments of Joy by Jolene Brackey.


Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior

Wednesday, December 13
3:30 - 4:30 pm
220 Steuben St., Montour Falls

Behavior is a powerful form of communicatoin and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify commone behavior triggers and learn strategies to help intervene. Audience: Caregivers

Call 800.272.3900 to learn more or register today.


Effective Communication Strategies

Thursday, December 28
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Seymour Library
161 East Ave., Brockport

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Call 800.272.3900 to learn more or register today.



Community Programs and Services

All Support Groups, Social Activities, Caregiver Education and Special Events can be found in the Program Catalog.

View or Download the latest Catalog


Some Good News for Dementia
Rates Might be Going Down

Featuring Elmira Resident
Rev. Dr. Cynthia Huling Hummel

Read the full article          NBC video

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Honoring the Caregivers

Featuring Chapter Executive
Teresa Galbier

Read the full article



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