Our Community Partners
We work with a variety of local partners to provide you with the best resources around
Meet Our 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.
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.
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/Syrac
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@communitylivingad
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:
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.