Registration now open! Strategies for Success: Innovative Resources for Safe Independent Living

Please join Prevention 1st, NYSOPWDD, RIT, MCC, and Community Health Strategies for a half-day conference to talk about issues important to people with I/DD: home safety, accessible technologies, and dependable staffing, and get an update on OPWDD’s People First initiative.

Registration is $10 per person. Scholarships are available and personal aides may attend at no charge. Major funding provided by the Ames-Amzalak Memorial Trust.

Get the details and register now to save your seat: https://strategiesforsuccessconference.eventbrite.com

 

Fri, October 26, 2018

8:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT

 

Monroe Community College

1000 E. Henrietta Rd

Rochester, NY 14623

Golf Tournament Raises $38,000+

The 2018 Jane and Larry Glazer Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit Prevention 1st raised more than $38,000 to support key injury prevention programs.

This year’s silent auction raised $455 for a new fund memorializing Stephen Rogoff, who along with Harvey Bunis conceived of, developed and co-chaired the Golf Tournament since its beginning in 2013. The inaugural Golf Tournament held in 2013 was Prevention 1st’s first major fund raiser.

Our thanks and congratulations to Jessica Holly and Michael Chatwin, who will co-chair next year’s event. Congratulations to our winning foursomes and outstanding golfers:

1st Place Men’s (60):  Rick Glazer, Jeff Rubens, Jordan Morgenstern, Adrian Morgenstern

1st Place Mixed (76):  Kevin Lillis, Shelly VanLare, Joan Updaw, Wendy Guinn

Closest to the Pin # 4 (Men):              Matt Diberaradinis (3’ 4”)

Closest to the Pin # 4  (Women):       Marie Michaels (40’ 00”)

Closest to the Line #7 (Men):             Chris Wensley

Closest to the Line #7 (Women):        Shelly VanLare

Thanks to all of our golfers and attendees, to Midvale Country Club for their outstanding service and support, to Abrams Fensterman for donation of tote bags and Buckingham Properties for donation of roadway multi-tool gifts for all golfers and attendees, Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak for donation of on-course snacks and beverages, Ralph Honda for sponsorship of the Hole in One Contest, Sage Rutty for golf cart sponsorship, and to our 2018 Golf Committee: Harvey Bunis, Jessica Holly, John Eilertsen, Michael Chatwin, Rick Glazer, Kristin Fulford, Sarabeth Rogoff, Scott Rogoff, and Joan Updaw.

Tournament Sponsors

Abrams Fensterman, LLPB

Buckingham Properties, LLC

Sage Rutty

Ralph Honda

Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC

 

Flag Sponsors

Cooley Group, Inc.

Cathy & Jack Dinaburg

Ernstrom & Dreste, LLP

Woods Oviatt Gilman, LLP

Community Health Strategies

 

Tee Sponsors

Abrams Fensterman, LLP

Barclay Damon, LLP

Bell Cornerstone

Browncroft Family Restaurant

Buckingham Properties, LLC

Harvey S. Bunis, Esq.

Canandaigua National Bank

Friends of Molly Clifford

Robert Cole & Daryl Sharp

Community Health Strategies

Developmental Disabilities Giving Circle

DJP Development LLC

CurAegis Technologies

Eagle Cleaners

EkoStinger

First American Title Insurance Company

Flaherty Salmin CPAs

The Glazer Family

Golf Weekly

Heritage Financial Services, LLC

Kevin & 3 Ladies

Kiwanis West Central

Al Mason, Photographer

Mengel Metzger Barr & Co, LLP

Thomas H. Neilans, Ph.D.

Palmer Food Services

Debbie & David Pelusio

Perlo’s Restaurant

Pickle Factory

PointClickCare

Ralph Honda

Senator Joe Robach

Rochester Area Community Foundation

Rochester Hardwood Floor

Heather & Brett Rogoff

Ruda Investment Group

Sage Rutty and Co.

Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC

Sign Design

Sharon P. Stiller

Trillium Health

Upstate Special Needs Planning

Webster Schubel Meier Elder Law

Still Time to Register for Sept. 17 Golf Tournament

The 2018 Jane & Larry Glazer Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit Prevention 1st will be held on Monday, Sept. 17 at Midvale Country Club. There are still a few spots available for foursomes. Sponsorships are also available, and non-golfers are welcome for dinner and silent auction following the tournament.

Download the flyer and registration form here.

Golfers will have a “hole in one” opportunity to win a car donated by Ralph Honda. All participants including golfers and dinner guests will receive a tote bag donated by Abrams Fensterman. Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak is donating on-course snacks and beverages. Silent auction items include a Rochester Amerks package, shoe donated by a Buffalo Bills wide receiver, hotel packages, riding lessons, golfing at many major golf courses in the area,  and more.

This year’s event will also honor the memory of Stephen Rogoff, founding co-chair of the Prevention 1st Golf Tournament, who passed away on August 14.

Prevention 1st Teams Up With Girl Scouts

Prevention 1st is creating a Leadership Development program for the Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) focusing on fire safety and prevention. Senior Girl Scouts will develop and practice their fire safety presentations, then train Daisy and/or Brownie troops. The trainings will count toward the Senior Girl Scouts’ leadership awards, and toward the younger Girl Scouts’ BIC play safe! be safe!® Fire Safety Education Patch.

“GSWNY believes the Leaders in Prevention program will help retain Senior Girl Scouts, build relationships between the younger and older girls, and motivate the junior Girl Scouts to stay with scouting beyond the elementary grades,” said Scarlett Webb, Girl Experience Specialist at GSWNY.

Prevention 1st will host two leadership development training sessions, one in Monroe County sponsored by the John F. Wegman Fund of the Rochester Area Community Foundation, and one in Erie County sponsored by Prevention 1st. At these the Senior Girl Scouts will learn about: the fire risk in young children, approaches to teaching young children, presentation skills to keep their audience engaged and learning, and resources to assist in teaching. They will develop a presentation and practice it in front of the group, then work with GSWNY to schedule presentations for Daisy and/or Brownie troops to ultimately train 900 junior Girl Scouts.

 

Fireworks for Sale? Let’s Pass Them By

In Prevention 1st’s home state of New York, some counties will allow the sale of certain types of fireworks during the month of June and through the holiday weekend. A new state law allows “sparkling devices”—sparklers and other small ground fireworks­—to be sold and used in counties that approved a local version of the law.

Our take on this? Even when and where they’re legal, we still have plenty of reasons to leave fireworks to the pros. That includes sparklers, which burn hot enough to cause third degree burns and account for a quarter of emergency room fireworks injuries, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

By the way, it’s still illegal to set off fireworks in counties that didn’t approve the new law even if you bought them in a county that allows fireworks. And no one under the age of 18 is allowed to handle even legal fireworks—including sparklers and other sparking devices—in the state of New York.

 

Firefighters Learn to Help People With Disabilities Be Safe at Home

Prevention 1st trainers Bob Crandall & Julia Engstrom introduced the Safe at Home program at the 45th Annual Fire & Life Safety Educators’ Conference. More than a hundred firefighters and public educators from throughout the Northeast and Canada attended this conference held in Montour Falls by the NYS Association of Fire Chiefs and the NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control.

 

Learn more about Safe at Home at www.safeathometraining.org

 

Elder Law Attorney Sponsors Stay Safe at Home Training

When elder law attorney Andrew Meier learned about the Stay Safe at Home injury prevention training available from Prevention 1st, he realized it was perfect for his older clients.

“My job is to protect people’s assets, and that usually starts when people are already in a nursing home,” said Meier. “But the best way to protect your assets is by staying out of a nursing home, by avoiding injury and living longer safely in your own home.”

This spring Webster Schubel & Meier, LLP sponsored and underwrote two free Stay Safe at Home workshops in Medina and Lockport, NY. The highly interactive trainings, taught by Prevention 1st trainer Bob Crandall, covered fall prevention, fire safety, emergency preparedness and household hazards.

A 30-year veteran of the Rochester Fire Department, Crandall had attendees draw “Pick-a-Risk” cards describing beliefs or behaviors that can increase their risk of fire and injury. The group discussed whether they had ever taken that risk, then looked at statistics on what could have happened because that behavior.

“As a fire investigator I heard from a lot of people about what led up to the fire. I created the Pick-a-Risk cards based on the stories I heard most often,” said Crandall. “These are very typical risks, like thinking that once you put up a smoke alarm you don’t have to worry about fire. Having a working smoke alarm cuts your risk of dying in a fire by 50%. But you don’t get to that  50% if you don’t check the alarm, a minimum of twice a year and preferably monthly, to make sure it is working. Looking at the data helps wake us up to the risks we’re taking and change that behavior.”

Meier feels that injury prevention is often missing from the discussion of asset protection. “Falls in particular can lead to long-term disability and precipitate fatalities. Attorneys are often on the front lines when these events occur, so injury prevention is something we should discuss with our clients.”

90% of older adults intend to live in their current home for the next 5-10 years. But one in three older adults falls each year ,and falls are the #1 cause of fatal injury for people 65 years and older. And older adults are two times more likely to die in a home fire than the rest of the U.S.

Meier plans to do more Stay Safe at Home trainings later this summer:  “It’s a great service we can provide for our clients just as Prevention 1st provides a great service to the community.”

Stay Safe at Home injury prevention training for older adults is available as a group seminar or as an in-home safety assessment.

Contact Jen Ralph, Program Coordinator at (585) 383-6543  or jenralph@communityhealthstrategies.com

Jane & Larry Glazer Memorial Golf Tournament to be held September 17

Mark your calendar and start putting together your foursome! The Jane & Larry Glazer Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit Prevention 1st will be held on Monday, Sept. 17 at Midvale Country Club.

Download the flyer and registration form here.

Tee sponsorships and flag sponsorships are available. Non-golfers are very welcome to join us for dinner and silent auction following the tournament.

Poster Contest Winners Teach Fire Survival Skills

The winners of this year’s Prevention 1st Fire Safety Poster Contest got the word out about important steps to take when the smoke alarm sounds: Get out right away, don’t go back inside for anything, and call 9-1-1 after you’re outside.

Abby FlaggBennett Lawrence Neenan SmithCailee Pickett

First-place winners:

  • K-2nd Grade:  Abby Flagg, in Mrs. Erikson’s 2nd grade class at Honeoye Falls Manor School
  • 3rd-4th GradeFinley Neenan, Emilia Bennett, Jenna Lawrence, and Sarah Smith, 4th graders in the classrooms of Mrs. Roberts, Miss Balseca and Mrs. George at Honeoye Falls Manor School, teamed up to produce their winning poster
  • 5th-6th Grade:  Cailee Pickett, in the 5th grade and taught by Mrs. Lombardo, Mrs. Boccardoat and art teacher Amy Graham at Abelard Reynolds School No. 42.

Honorable mentions went to 3 students at Abelard Reynolds School #42–Julianna Perez in Mrs. Bell’s 6th grade class, William Cody in Mr. Bissell’s 5th grade class, and Darius Balkum in Mrs. Taylor’s 4th grade class–and to Meaghan O’Brien in Mrs. Fleming’s 2nd grade class at Honeoye Falls Manor School.

Julianna PerezWilliam CodyDarius BalkumMeaghan O'Brien

 

 

 

 

In addition, two poster artists won a random drawing for a ride to school on a fire truck: Alli Falzoi in Mr. Wilson’s 3rd grade class at Honeoye Falls Manor School, and Mayeli Rivera in Mrs. Vanegas’ 3rd grade class at Pinnacle School No. 35.

The winners and honorable mentions will be on display at the Children’s Center in the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, at 115 South Avenue. Additional exhibits will be at: Monroe County Office Building; Rochester City Hall; Canandaigua National Bank; Marketplace Mall; The Mall at Greece Ridge; Greater Rochester International Airport; Rochester Museum and Science Center

Our thanks to this year’s poster judges:  State Senator Joe Robach, Rochester City Schools Commissioner Beatriz Lebron, Rochester Fire Marshal Christine Schryver, Monroe County Fire Coordinator Steve Schalabba and the Memorial Art Gallery’s Sidney Greaves.