Join us on this monthly program where we have a local presenter speak about an interesting topic or history followed by pizza. All presentations will occur on the fourth Monday of the month followed by lunch consisting of one piece of pizza along with a salad, fruit and a drink. The fee collected is put towards our presenter fees, while a suggested contributions of $3.50 towards lunch can be accepted on the day of the lunch.
Mon - January 30: Lifespan - Financial Fitness for Aging Gracefully - This program provides advice on keys to every day financial stability, budget management, resources as well as advance directives that every older adult needs to have and how to get them in place. Discussed will be Older Adults & Debt, Money Management Tips & Tricks, Tips for Budgeting, Budget Busters to Avoid, Bill Pay options, Scams, Protecting Personal information and Advance Directives.
Mon - February 27: Blue Barn Cidery Tells All with Jill Wolf - Join us for a one-hour long discussion with Jill, the owner, to learn about the origins of the Cidery, the process of hard cider development, and what Blue Barn has to offer the community in 2023. Topics of discussion will also cover changes in agriculture, Pomona and the wedding industry, and what to expect from Blue Barn in the future. Cider tastings will be sampled by those wishing to do so.
Mon - March 27: Monroe County Sheriff - Zone C with Jonathan Payne for Dish with a Deputy - Plan to ask all of your questions and get the inside scoop with Jonathan.
Mon - April 17: Shipwrecks of Lake Ontario with Jim Kennard - Jim has been diving and exploring the lakes of the northeast since 1970. He’s found more than 200 shipwrecks in the Great Lakes, Lake Champlain, New York Finger Lakes and in the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. Utilizing his background as an electrical engineer, he built a side scan sonar system that located many of these shipwrecks. Significant discoveries include the two oldest shipwrecks discovered in the Great Lakes, the 1780 British warship HMS Ontario and the sloop Washington lost in 1803. In 1983 he found a unique horse powered ferryboat in Lake Champlain. All of these discoveries received worldwide attention in the news media. Discoveries made by Jim and his shipwreck teams have appeared in a number of publications including National Geographic, Sea Technology, Inland Seas, Wreck Diving, Skin Diver, and several Rochester, NY publications. He’s appeared on Discovery Channel, CBC, BBC, FOX News and recently in the National Geographic Drain the Oceans series on the American Revolution. "Shipwrecks of Lake Ontario" book will also be available for purchase during this event for $22 and "Legend of the Lake" for $30 - cash only.
Mon - May 15: Stacey Pengsen News10NBC - Stacey Pensgen is the weekday evening meteorologist for News10NBC, working the 4PM, 5PM, 6PM, 7PM and 11PM newscasts. She was born and raised in Fairport, and before her meteorology career, she was a competitive figure skater.
Mon - June 26: Monroe County's Recyling Program & Ecopark - Join Meagan Evans-Saurini, the Environmental Educator for Monroe County’s Department of Environmental Services, to learn more about the County’s recycling programs, including the Monroe County/Waste Management Ecopark. Bring your questions to get answers as time permits!
Mon - July 17: History of the Rochester Airport - Join Rick Iekel, author of the book, The ROC: Journey thru the 20th Century, shares the story of Rochester’s Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport since its beginning in 1921. He began a 28-year career in aviation in 1965 as an employee of United Airlines. In 1973, he was appointed Assistant Airport Manager and was promoted to Airport Manager in 1989. Rick is a graduate of RIT and is an accredited member of the American Association of Airport Executives and Past President of that organization’s Northeast Chapter.
Mon - August 14: 10 Warning signs of Alzheimer's and Dementia - Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause memory, thinking and behavior problems that interfere with daily living. Join us to learn how to recognize common signs of the disease; how to approach someone about memory concerns; the importance of early detection and benefits of a diagnosis; possible tests and assessments for the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer’s Association resources.
Mon - September 18: Rochester Theater Organ Society - "Rochester's Best-Kept Secret: Unveiling the Mighty Wurlitzer." Learn the history of the 94-year old world-class, fully-operational theatre organ in RBTL's Auditorium Theatre. It will be explained how a theatre organ differs from the familiar church and classical organs. (Theatre organs are so much more fun!) Included will be video of theatre organ performances so you can experience the sights and sounds of the theatre organ played by talented artists. Everyone attending will learn the benefits of membership in RTOS and they will be invited to attend an RTOS concert. Each attendee will receive an RTOS brochure and a complimentary pass good for admission of two adults to one concert in 2023.
Mon - October 16: The Story of the Manitou Trolley - Come listen to Bill Sauers who is a lifelong resident of the Town of Greece and has been an active member of the Greece Historical Society since 1998, becoming president in 2007 as he explains about the Manitou Trolley. During the summer months from 1891 to 1925 an electric trolley ran from Charlotte to Manitou Beach. All but forgotten in this 21st century, it was the major transportation route for eight miles along the lakeshore. “Come along and ride this train” and learn about a fascinating time in our resort neighborhood of long ago and the legacy the trolley left behind. Copies of the book - Manitou Beach Trolley Days 1891-1925 will be available for sale for $10 by cash or check.
** No eligible person shall be denied benefits or subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving any Federal, State, or County funding. This includes but is not limited to: race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran and/or military status, immigration status, creed, domestic violence victim status, criminal history, gender identity, genetic predisposition or carrier status. This program is funded by participants’ contributions, U.S. Administration on Aging, N.Y. State Office for the Aging, N.Y. State Department of Health, and Monroe County Dept. of HS/Office for the Aging.News10NBC