CANANDAIGUA – “A Matter of Balance,” an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels, will be presented by Lifespan at Clark Meadows in Canandaigua Thursday, May 11, through Thursday, June 29.Classes will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. each Thursday at Clark Meadows, the enriched living community adjacent to Ferris Hills at West Lake on Peg Rayburn Drive. There is no charge but registration is required.“A Matter of Balance” is for anyone who has fallen in the past or is concerned about falls, those who have restricted activities due to falling concerns and also anyone who is interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength. With an emphasis on practical strategies to manage falls, participants will learn to:
~ View falls as controllable~ Set goals for increasing activity ~ Make changes to reduce fall risks at home ~ Exercise to increase strength and balance
A free workbook and snacks will be provided. To register, call Lifespan at (585) 244-8400, ext. 242.
CANANDAIGUA – The Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, recently released its 10th edition of the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), reflecting a decade of progress in LGBTQ-inclusive healthcare. A record 590 healthcare facilities actively participated in the 2017 HEI survey, committing to LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices. In addition, the HRC Foundation proactively researched the key policies at more than 900 additional non-participating hospitals. Of facilities surveyed for the HEI, 303 earned HRC’s “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality ” designation and 144 – including UR Medicine’s Thompson Health – were deemed a “Top Performer in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.”This year marks the first time the HEI has awarded numerical scores for their implementation of LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices in fourareas:LGBTQ patient-centered care
LGBTQ patient services and support
Fully-inclusive employee benefits and policies
LGBTQ patient and community engagementThree quarters of the healthcare facilities actively participating in the survey scored 80 points or above. Thompson scored 85 points, with “Top Performer” status going to those in the 80- to 95-point range.“A commitment to serving our LGBTQ community has been a focus of Thompson Health for many years and will continue to be,” said Vice President of Associate Services and Wellness Jennifer DeVault. “We want to make sure we’re doing everything we can to make our associates, patients and visitors feel welcome, and we are grateful to the HRC for its guidance.”For a full list of hospitals scored by the HRC, visit http://www.hrc.org/hei.
CANANDAIGUA – UR Medicine’s Thompson Health is launching the 4Leaf Lifestyle Support Group for those interested in pursuing a whole foods/plant-based lifestyle.The purpose of the group is to: