Get Involved on a Committee!

The best way to maximize your GRAPE membership is to get involved on a committee. A variety of opportunities are available to share your talents, depending on committee need and your availability. Take a moment to review the following list of current committees and contact the GRAPE office or the committee chair(s) for more information!

Advocacy
  • Recommends priority public policy issues for GRAPE, developing strategies and work plans to move public policy efforts forward.
  • Educates, influences, and attempts to facilitate change in order to improve the quality of life for elderly persons, protect their rights, benefits, and access to quality care.
  • Plans and hosts Annual Legislative Town Hall Breakfast every February.
  • Committee Chair: Meghan Weaver, UR Medicine Geriatrics Group, meghan_weaver@urmc.rochester.edu
  • Committee Meets normally every 1st Wednesday of the month @ 12noon.  Please email Committee Chair above to verify time & location if interested in joining.
Bylaws
  • Reviews current bylaws and recommends changes in them to the Board of Directors.
The ElderPages Directory
  • Updates, compiles, and publishes The ElderPages Directory - a reference and information directory of local resources which assists area professionals to enhance the quality of life for the elderly.
  • Commitee Co-Chairs: Virginia Clark, Catholic Family Services, vclark@cfcrochester.org  & Mollie Traub, NCJW,  mtraub@rochester.rr.com
  • Committee Meets normally every 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 8:30am.  Please email Committee Chair above to verify time & location if interested in joining or learning more.
Budget & Finance
  • Is responsible for recommending fiscal policies, submitting the annual budget to the Board, evaluating financial performance and arranging for an annual audit.
  • Committee Chair: Andrew Hastings, Rochester Regional Health, andrew.hastings@rochesterregional.org
  • Committee Meets normally every 1st Thursday of the month @8:30am. Please email Committee Chair above to verify time & location if interested in joining or learning more.
Marketing
  • Increases visibility and branding of GRAPE, marketing supports membership growth, recruitment & retention. Emphasis on Elder Care fairs and other marketing events to support overall mission.
  • Committee Co-Chairs: Marie Candelora, Companion Care of Rochester, mcandelora@ccorhome.com   and Becky Carrigan, Episcopal Senior Life, rcarrigan@episcopalseniorlife.org
  • Please email Committee Chair above to verify time & location if interested in joining or learning more.
Membership
  • Responsible for creating, coordinating, and conducting membership recruitment, renewal, and retention activities while meeting budget goals for dues.
  • Makes recommendations to the Board regarding membership dues and benefits.
  • Committee Co-Chairs: Kristen Treadway, Home Instead Senior Care, ktreadway@homeinstead.com  and Nancy Hickey, The Woodlands, nhickey@woodlandsatstonebrook.org  
  • Committee meets every 4th Wednesday of the month at 8:30am at Legacy Clover Blossom.  Please contact committee chair listed above to verify time location & location if interested in joining or learning more.
Newsletter
  • Writes, edits, oversees production and readership of the GRAPEvine.
  • Sets and publicizes newsletter deadlines.
  • Ensures compliance with GRAPE editorial policy.
  • Please contact Executive Director, Carol Bartlett at 256-4351 or info@grapelder.org
Program
  • Plans and coordinates programs which enhance the knowledge and skills of GRAPE members, helping them provide quality services to older persons.
  • Committee Co-Chairs: Mike Kearney, Senior Care Authority, mkearney@seniorcareauthority.com & Janet Wixom, St. Johns Home, jwixom@stjohnsliviong.org
  • Committee Meets normally every 3rd Thursday of the month @ 8:15 am at various locations. Please email Committee Chair above to verify time & location if interested in joining.  
Annual Gala Dinner
  • Plans and coordinates The Annual Gala Dinner.  GRAPE's largest fundraiser.
  • Committee Co- Chairs:  Alison Bearer, Jewish Senior Life, abearer@jewishseniorlife.org & Meghan Little, St. John's, mlittle@stjohnsliving.org  
  • Please email Committee Chair above to verify time & location if interested in joining.

For more information please call 585-256-4351 or e-mail: info@grapelder.org

 

GRAPE 18th Annual Legislative Town Hall Meeting

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors who made this event possible on

February 7!

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