CARE

Center for Aging
Resources & Enrichment

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Fostering

spiritual, financial, physical and mental health

finding

purpose and reinforcing personal identities

About CARE

We are champions for all people in their later chapters of life, regardless of socio-economic status, education-levels, religious affiliations, sexual orientation or race. We provide education for students looking to enter the booming industry of eldercare. We are committed to providing education and resources not only for senior citizens, but for any individual or organization who supports them. All that we do is built on a foundation of spiritual, mental, financial and physical health, and we work tirelessly to create the same strong foundation for all seniors.

Who CARE Serves

According to AARP, nearly 10,000 adults turn 65 every day. As technology, healthcare and society continues to evolve, our senior community is vital to our cultural health and economic growth. Roughly 70% of all disposable income in the United States will come from seniors over the next 5 years, and will have 47 times the net worth of their younger counterparts. We are committed to providing resources and outlets to foster spiritual, financial, physical and mental health, as well as help all seniors continue evolving as people. We will help elder Americans find purpose and reinforce their personal identities and sense of self, regardless of their income level, geography or background.

LeMoyne College

This exploding population provides multiple avenues for Le Moyne College to play a vital role across our country. Career opportunities abound for students focusing on older generations in one of the most fertile areas of national job growth.

Leadership Team

Michael Madden &
Lynn McMartin


Lynn and Michael Madden co-founded CARE in 2017.
Lynn worked at Le Moyne for over 30 years and established the college’s Human Resources Department, which she grew into a world class organization. Lynn who has always had a passion for helping seniors and Le Moyne’s retirees, co-founded CARE as a vehicle to serve that population. She has also played an active role in the broader Syracuse community, with involvement with RLS, Francis House and the Sister of St Francis. Lynn is a graduate of Champlain College in Vermont and prior to Le Moyne College held positions in Human Resources at General Electric, Erie Insurance Exchange, ETL Testing Labs, and Smith Corona.
Michael (’71) has been closely involved with Le Moyne College, his alma mater, over several decades. He served on the Board of Trustees for fourteen years, including four as Chairman. He established the Le Moyne Institute of Business in 1998 and in 2012 the Madden School of Business was named in his honor. Following his graduation from Le Moyne, Mike received his MBA from the Wharton School at U of Penn and began a twenty-five year career on Wall Street, where he ultimately headed three major investment banks. In 2005, Mike founded BlackEaglePartners, LLC, one of the most successful private equity firms of its size and vintage.

Kathryn Tovar '05
Director of Administrative
and Programming


Kate Tovar ('05) is a passionate ambassador for the aging community. With over a decade in the Human Services field, she had dedicated herself to being a resource and conduit for change. Prior to leading the establishment of CARE, she spent the last 10 years helping better the Greater Central New York community as a Case Manager for the Onondaga County Department of Social Services. In addition to her experience and leadership in community and social service, she is a certified Ombudsman through the New York State Office of Long Term Care and fervent supporter and regular volunteer for the Meals on Wheels program in Onondaga County. Driven to make real, positive change, she is committed to leading CARE to engage and support the aging community.

James Evans
Director of Outreach
and Engagement


James has 20 plus years of customer service and public relations experience. He has managed several retail stores and worked in the human services field for Onondaga County for the last decade. James comes to us ready and willing to help the aging community by establishing new relationships and growing the number of programs CARE currently offers.

Matt Read


Matt Read teaches advertising, public relations and creative advertising at Le Moyne College. His expertise is borne from a career in the advertising and communications industry - starting out at Ogilvy & Mather in New York City, he has worked at Eric Mower + Associates and most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Digital Hyve. He has experience in eldercare marketing, and a passion for helping the Le Moyne Community deliver on its mission. He has worked with a wide range of brands across a variety of B2B and B2C industries, including the American Dairy Association, Unilever, Aveda and Nationwide Insurance.

Sebastian Fredette


Sebastian Fredette is a video producer and live-stream engineer living in Syracuse, New York. He is a graduate of Le Moyne College and gained a breadth of experience working with Syracuse’s PBS affiliate station.  His videography and editing are showcased in WCNY’s Emmy-nominated special Impact: Giveback. Sebastian co-founded Hillrun Media in 2021 and currently works at Le Moyne College as Multimedia Producer.  Outside of work, he enjoys working on cars and mountain biking on local trails, but is never far from his camera.

Msgr. Yeazel


Monsignor Yeazel was born and raised on the Northeast side of Syracuse and graduated from Christian Brothers Academy in 1959. He graduated from St. Bernard’s Seminary in Rochester in 1963 with a B.A. degree, completed his studies for the priesthood in 1967 and was ordained a Roman Catholic Priest at the Cathedral in May of 1967. His first assignment was Associate Pastor at St. Patrick’s Binghamton from 1967-1970, followed by Associate Pastor at Cathedral in 1970. He completed his M.A. degree in Child and Family studies from Syracuse University in 1972. He received a Master of Divinity degree from St. Bernard’s Seminary as well.

Father Clifford Auth


cauth@syrdio.org Father Clifford Auth is Pastor for the churches of St. Mary’s and St. Augustine’s in Baldwinsville, New York. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Christian Brothers Academy and the Brady Faith Center in Syracuse, NY. He earned his licentiate degree in Cannon Law from Catholic University of Americas, his Master’s Divinity degree from St Mary’s Seminary and University and a bachelor’s degree in history and education at Le Moyne College..

Our Community Partners

Any strong community relies on partnership and a shared vision. Our partners help us reach our vision and provide valued cared. Below is a more look at some of our valued partners.

Meet Our Partners

We work with a variety of local partners to provide you with the best resources around.

Partner Details

InterFaith Works has a 30-year history of serving seniors by addressing issues of isolation and loneliness in aging. The Senior Services Department organizes community-based services that promote activity, socialization and life-long learning, in order to empower older adults to age with dignity. In keeping with the mission of the agency, Senior Services programming reaches a broad spectrum of ethnic groups, builds bridges of understanding among the wide diversity of seniors in the community, and promotes respectful care for our elders. Our services include:

Senior Companion Program: Senior Companions are volunteers ages 55 and over who make a difference by providing assistance and friendship to adults who have difficulty with daily living tasks, such as shopping or paying bills. Senior Companions give families or professional caregivers a much needed time off from their duties, run errands, and often provide friendship for their clients. There is no cost to have a Senior Companion; income-eligible volunteers receive a tax-free stipend and mileage reimbursement. 

One-to-One Program: One-to-One matches trained volunteers with isolated nursing home residents, to provide regular weekly visits, alleviate loneliness and strengthen residents’ circles of care.

To become a volunteer, or to make a referral for our services, contact Lori Klivak, Director of Senior Services, at 315-449-3552 x109 or lklivak@interfaithworkscny.org

https://www.interfaithworkscny.org/

Oasis is a national education organization dedicated to enriching the lives of adults ages 50 and older. Oasis creates opportunities for people to continue their personal growth and serve their communities by offering intellectually stimulating programs in the arts, humanities, health, science, technology, volunteer opportunities as well as intergenerational tutoring opportunities. Sponsored locally by Upstate Medical University, Oasis is a place where people can stay active and engaged, helping them to age well. Membership is FREE. Class fees range from free to reasonable. For more information, go to our website https://www.oasisnet.org/Syracuse-NY

 

Community Living Advocates (CLA) is an online directory for caregivers, seniors and people with disabilities in Central New York. The website has a searchable listing of services, organizations, events, classes, housing, jobs and volunteer opportunities. Nancy Aureli, BS, RN​, owner​ of Community Living Advocates, is also the lead organizer of Caring Community Advocates (CCA), a local Onondaga County group of senior service providers that meets monthly to network and learn about senior services in our area. To join CCA email Nancy: nancy@communitylivingadvocates.com.

SJFS is the area’s go-to agency for broad expertise on issues of aging, which they define as “a developmental process starting at birth.” Thus their team of caring professionals serves children, adults, older adults, families, groups, other professionals, and the community at large with our services, coordination of care, and education and training.

The clinical and case management team, backed up by the longterm and home-based nursing and housing capacities of Menorah Park, provides holistic, integrated human services featuring counseling and mental health services, care management, brain health programming, advocacy, volunteering, outreach, and educational programming for the Jewish and general public, aging services and health care professionals.

SJFS also offers clinical internships, research, and field work opportunities through accredited local programs.
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Catholic Charities of Onondaga County helps people in need regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity, or nationality. They assist over 19,000 people annually through programs for people of all ages and stages of life. They believe that all people have infinite value and are worthy of our respect and compassion. Above all, they are committed to creating hope and transforming lives.
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The Onondaga County Office for Aging is the federally designated Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for Syracuse and Onondaga County. As such, we assist seniors and caregivers by providing the services and benefits that older adults need to live independently.

  • Offers services both in the community and in the homes of seniors who live in Onondaga County
  • Is a focal point for information related to healthy living and/or care in the home
  • Helps seniors and their caregivers to get the services they need
  • Provides services directly as well as through partnerships with local community-based organizations

We are a local, family-owned and operated company and began serving seniors and the disabled of Monroe County in Rochester, NY in 2007. In May of 2017, we opened our doors to serve older adults in the Onondaga County community. While being independently owned and operated, we also have the support and resources of our Touching Hearts at Home national franchise organization in Minneapolis, MN. A local, family-owned business with the national reach of the Touching Hearts franchise is a great combination to provide the highest quality of personalized care for our clients and their families.

All of our caregivers are carefully background-checked, trained, insured and bonded. We also have administrative and supervisory staff in our Syracuse office, as well as our Rochester branch available 24/7 to ensure our clients’ needs are met. In short, we are large enough to meet a diverse range of client needs and small enough to know each of our clients intimately.

We work in collaboration with elders, their caregivers, and experts in elder care like social workers, geriatric care managers, certified home health agencies, licensed home care service agencies, residential program managers, and other professionals who are best positioned to determine which companion care providers maintain the highest standards of care and service. If you would like to know more “About Us”, please ask us for references from our clients and referral sources. We think this, along with our 10 years of experience in the field, will give you peace of mind to engage Touching Hearts to help you or your family.

We hope you will call us today to discuss how we might meet your needs. We will be more than happy to meet with you at your convenience and at no cost or obligation.

The Ombudsman Program is an advocacy program that protects the health, safety, welfare, and civil rights of people living in nursing homes and adult care facilities. Our Certified Ombudsmen advocate for residents’ rights and ensure that their unmet needs and complaints are resolved.
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The Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) provides mature men and women (most age 50 or better) the opportunity to volunteer in their community by serving the needs of the poor and most vulnerable. Volunteers grow deeper in their Christian faith by meeting as a group to share, reflect and pray in the Ignatian tradition.  

Visit their website to learn more: www.ivcusa.org.

Elderwood at Liverpool’s innovative subacute & rehab and skilled nursing community provides a personalized care approach, ensuring patients receive the highest level of assistance for the best possible quality of life. Their friendly staff is always there, coordinating their care and providing engaging activities in a warm, home-like setting. Plus, their Seasons® Memory Care program is designed around the comfort and abilities of those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

Elderwood’s multidisciplinary team cares for patients’ needs to ensure comfort, safety and peace of mind.

  • Multidisciplinary team provide the highest quality of care to maintain residents’ health and wellness
  • Comprehensive services include physical, occupational, speech, pulmonary and respiratory therapy
  • A Person Centered care model places emphasis on relationships with patients & families.
  • Advanced technology improves clinical outcomes and allows more one-on-one time with residents
  • Open physician model enables a resident’s own doctor to continue their care

Elderwood at Liverpool provides the care patients’ need with the attentive support they want.  Visit their website to learn more:

http://www.elderwood.com/location/elderwood-at-liverpool/

A healthcare system without walls, Nascentia Health takes a holistic approach to patient care, addressing immediate needs, supporting positive long-term medical and lifestyle choices, and leveraging leading-edge in-home care approaches and technologies to improve outcomes and quality of life. Specialties include in-home nursing and medical services; home health aides and elder care; complete cross-continuum care management; community health and wellness programs; transportation, equipment and innovative care technologies; chronic disease management; Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Service (CDPAS); managed long-term care; and a Medicare Advantage Plan. For more information, visit nascentiahealth.org.

The mission of the Minoa Free Library is to enhance the quality of life for our citizens and visitors by providing resources, print and electronic, that educate, enlighten and entertain. The library also recognizes a need to welcome children to discover the pleasures of reading and the value of the public library.

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We are committed to providing resources and outlets to foster spiritual, financial, physical and mental health, as well as help all seniors continue evolving as people. We will help elder Americans find purpose and reinforce their personal identities and sense of self, regardless of their income level, geography or background.