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Caring for the Caregiver Conference

Thursday, Oct. 25 • 9 am - 3 pm
Ferris Hills at West Lake, Peg Rayburn Drive, Canandaigua 

UR Medicine Home Care is presenting this 19th annual conference, which this year has a theme of “The Power of Compassion: Navigating Your Caregiver Journey.” The day is designed for both family caregivers and professional caregivers. In addition to keynote speaker Martha Stettinius, the author of “Inside the Dementia Epidemic: A Daughter’s Memoir,” there will be a number of presentations from caregiving experts. Registration is $25 for professionals and $20 for family caregivers. This includes a continental breakfast, lunch and dessert, as well as a copy of the keynote speaker’s book and access to resource vendors. Limited scholarships are available. To register, call (585) 274-4276, go online at

World Diabetes Day Event

Thursday, Nov. 1 • 3:30-5:30 pm 
Thompson Hospital, Constellation Center for Health and Healing

The speaker at this free event is Dr. Brooke E. Donaher of the University of Rochester Medical Center and Flaum Eye Institute optometry team. She will give a presentation on eye care and diabetes. Additional information will be announced at a later date but any questions can be directed to Jane Hallstead at (585) 396-6233. 


Thursdays, Nov. 1 – Dec. 13 • 9:30 am - Noon
Salvation Army, 110 Saltonstall St., Canandaigua

This free, six-week program is for those who suffer from long-term health concerns or care for someone who does, as well as those who want to learn how to feel more in control of their own health. Developed by Stanford University, the lessons over the course of the six sessions will cover:
  • Techniques to manage symptoms including anxiety, stress, depression, fatigue, pain, frustration, limitations and more.
  • How to start eating and exercising to improve your health.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • How to create an “action plan” for a healthier life.
Please note, there will be no class on Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving).

Registration is required. To register, call Thompson’s Wellness Department at (585) 396-6111.

Canandaigua Medical Group Open House

Monday, Dec. 3 • 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Canandaigua Medical Group, 335 Parrish St., Canandaigua

Both current CMG patients and others are invited to tour the new building, which is located directly behind the existing building. The 44,000-square-foot facility includes a spacious lab draw station, a drive-thru pharmacy and more. Refreshments will be served and the staff will be on hand to answer questions. Enter using the driveway from Middle Cheshire Road, opposite the office of Geoffry E Hallstead DMD.


Monday, Dec. 3 • 7 p.m.
M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center, 350 Parrish St., Canandaigua

The tree-lighting ceremony will be held in the small, park-like area in front of the facility. Afterward, everyone is welcome to enjoy refreshments and musical entertainment inside with the residents. A minimum donation of $5 designates a light in honor of or in memory of a loved one. Visit or call 585-396-6155 for more information.

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