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20th Annual Caring For The Caregiver Conference

Friday, October 4, 2019

October 24, 2019 ~ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm ~ Ferris Hills at West Lake

This conference is designed to give family and professional caregivers a break from daily routines and answer questions about providing care and support. Register at

UR Medicine Home Care Century of Caring

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Saturday, November 9

6 p.m. -- Cocktail Hour
7 p.m. -- Dinner and Program

The Wintergarden

1 Bausch and Lomb Place
Rochester, NY 14604

RSVP by October 15
Cocktail Attire


Proceeds to benefit education, training, certification, and equipment for the UR Home Care professionals who provide our community with the highest quality home health care, delivered with skill, compassion, and integrity.

Special thanks to our committee members

Honorary chairs
Dr. Daniel Mendelson
Linda Mendelson

Irene Burke
Adam Cardina
Susie Truesdell
Kathleen Whelehan

Read More: UR Medicine Home Care Century of Caring

2019 UR Medicine Home Care Ontario-Yates County Winemaker's Dinner

Friday, September 13, 2019

Date: Friday, October 25, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Ventosa Vineyards (3440 State Route 96A, Geneva, NY 14456)

Join us for a five-course meal with wine pairings from local wineries and exciting silent and live auctions.

Cocktail attire Space is limited
RSVP by October 11

Our special thanks to Ontario-Yates Hospice as it celebrates 25 years of providing comfort, care, and compassion to hundreds of patients and their families each year.

For tickets:

4th Annual Challenges in Healthcare: Navigating the Intersections of Healthcare

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Presented by Sands Cancer Center at Thompson Health, UR Medicine Home Care, UR Medicine Wilmot Cancer Institute

Thursday, September 26, 2019
7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Burgundy Basin
1361 Marsh Road, Pittsford, NY

The overall purpose of this program is to enable participants to integrate care and communication strategies into everyday practice to address complex needs of patients. Community agencies and resources will also be present.

Featured Speakers:

  • Keynote Speaker Yvonne Conte: "The Positive Power of Humor:
  • Dr. Elizabeth Santos: "Addressing Mental Health in the Elderly"
  • Dr. Timothy Lum: "Adjusting our Practice to Help Those in Need"
  • Russ Kenyon Esq. & Margaret Somerset, Esq.: "Advanced Directives and MOLST"
  • Tim Dlugosh: "A Survivor's Perspective"

Activity submitted, pending approval.

Contact hours will be provided by:

  • F.F. Thompson Hospital is a an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association Approver Unit an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Determination of credit is pending.
  • The University of Rochester Medical Center, Center for Experiential Learning is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0005. An application for 6.0 Social Work continuing education hour(s) has been submitted. Determination of credit is pending.
  • Attendance at the entire program is required (no partial credit can be awarded).

Cost: $85, includes lunch and refreshments

Payment and Registrations Due September 1, 2019. No refund after September 1, 2019.
Call (585) 396-6780 for more information

Read More: 4th Annual Challenges in Healthcare: Navigating the Intersections of Healthcare

Ontario-Yates Hospice Memorial Butterfly Release

Monday, August 19, 2019

Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Keuka College, Norton Chapel and Lawn

Keuka Park, NY 14478

Release a beautiful live butterfly honoring memories and remembering loved ones.

The butterfly is a fitting symbol of the cycle of life: birth, transition, healing and renewal. You are invited to join us to celebrate life, commemorate a special occasion or remember those who have passed on. The ceremony will include live music, inspirational messages, a public reading of the names of those being remembered, and the butterfly release. Butterflies are $10 each.

For more information, contact Jan DiDuro at or call (315) 759-8225.

Finger Lakes Morning News - August 2019 Appearance - Hospice and Butterfly Release Event

Monday, August 12, 2019

Michele Wheeler, Manager of Hospice, and Karen Quartaro joined the Finger Lakes Morning News to talk about the myths and misconceptions about Hospice, how someone can get hospice services, and our upcoming Butterfly Release Memorial Event.