Senior Services – 71 Parkway
Our Senior Center offers a welcoming, safe and healthy haven for elder residents to gather, socialize, and participate in activities that help them maintain their independence. Annually 16,000 nutritious meals are provided in a group setting and 300 seniors participate in health and wellness programs, including a walking club, exercise classes, flu shots, and presentations about health and nutrition. The center provides servicesto a wide range of seniors, including a number of developmentally and physically disabled individuals. The center also serves a growing number of Somali residents, refugees who have resettled in Rochester from their native country.
Other activities include games, field trips, music, arts and crafts, movies, and shopping trips. A satellite nutrition program operates at the Dunn Towers. Seniors include residents living in their own homes, senior apartments, with other family members, and group homes. Some participants are able to drive themselves, while others rely on family, friends, Lift Line, and Medical Motor Services. Case management services and the variety of activities contributes to improved mental, emotional and physical wellness, decreases their social isolation, and allows many seniors to remain independent in their homes.