Friday, August 13, 2010

URMC Presents Men's Health Day - Sept. 10

This was sent by our Sector CoChair, and I thought some of our LONA members might be interested in this event. ~ Pam

URMC Presents Men’s Health Day Sept. 10
NFL Pro Football Legend Gale Sayers to Give Keynote Address
August 10, 2010

Living and aging well is more than a matter of good genes or luck. To offer men the tools they need to live long and vital lives, the University of Rochester Medical Center will present Men’s Health Day, a day of information and education for men ages 45 and older, beginning at 8.a.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Rochester.

URMC specialists will lead discussions on aging, back pain, cardiovascular health and male menopause. In addition to the talks, the day will include health screenings, hands-on demonstrations, giveaways, healthy snacks, breakfast and lunch, and deluxe raffle prizes. Attendees also can take advantage of an on-site flu clinic for those presenting valid health insurance I.D. cards*.

Featured speaker will be Gale Sayers, legendary Chicago Bear running back and College and Pro Football Hall of Famer. Known as “The Kansas City Comet,” Sayers is considered by many to have been one of the greatest running backs in football history, bursting upon the pro football scene in 1965 and shattering sports records until he left the game in 1972.

Sayers is no stranger to the ups and downs of health issues, having experienced a series of sports injuries that forced his premature retirement from the game he loved. His best-selling autobiography, “I Am Third,” tells the story of his friendship with cancer-stricken teammate, Brian Piccolo, which became the subject of the award-winning film, “Brian’s Song.” Now retired from sports Sayers is an example of successful aging. He is also a business owner, internet technology entrepreneur, motivational speaker and active philanthropist.

The event will open with a presentation on “Aging Gracefully,” by nationally known expert William Hall, M.D. Hall is the director of the Center for Health and Aging at Highland Hospital, the Paul Fine Professor of Medicine at URMC, and former president of the American College of Physicians. Hall recently co-authored “Taking Charge of Your Health – A Guide to Getting the Best Health Care as You Age.”

Speakers for the breakout sessions include:
· Robert Molinari, M.D., associate professor and director of the Spinal Surgery Fellowship Program and an internationally recognized expert in complex spinal surgery.
· Clifford Everett, M.D., M.P.H., a physical medicine and rehabilitation expert specializing in the non-surgical treatment of lower-back pain and spinal disorders such as spinal stenosis and sciatica.
· Babak Jahromi, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Neurosurgery.
URMC CEO Bradford Berk, M.D., Ph.D., will give the closing address. In 2009, Berk survived a serious biking accident that threatened to leave him permanently paralyzed. While continuing his rehabilitation, Berk resumed his role as CEO in March 2010.
Tickets for the event are $15 and include free parking at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, breakfast, lunch, giveaways and prizes. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (585) 275-2838.

For more information, visit the website at Men’s Health Day at

*The URMC Flu Clinic is a not-for-profit service and offers direct billing to Medicare and most major insurance plans including Excellus/Blue Cross and Blue Shield, MVP, Aetna, and United Healthcare. Individuals will be invoiced directly if their insurance company does not cover the cost of the flu vaccination.

For more information, visit the website at Men’s Health Day at

RFD Engine 5 Open House - Saturday, August 14th, 11am-2pm

This is a press release from RFD's Molly Clifford. We all look forward to attending this community event! We hope to see YOU there! :)
You’re invited to join
the Rochester Fire Department
and Lyell Avenue neighbors

at Engine 5, 450 Lyell Avenue,
for an Open House on
Saturday, August 14th,
from 11AM-2PM.

In addition to celebrating the 125th anniversary
of Engine 5, we will be showcasing recent
renovations to the fire house.

Health and safety activities, refreshments
and tours of the fire house included!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

D&C News Article 8-6-10

Five charged with patronizing a prostitute

Staff reports • August 6, 2010

Five people were arrested early today after the Rochester Police Department conducted a “john” detail in the Lyell Avenue and Avery Street area.
Charged with third-degree patronizing a prostitute are:

• Quinton Nowlin, 46, of Lake Avenue.

• Yazeed Ally, 20, of Lyell Avenue.

• Terrance Johnson, 30, of Shelter Street.

• Sherman Gregory, 55, of West Henrietta Road, Henrietta.

• Khoi Huynh, 51, of Calhoun Avenue, Gates.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Advancing Structural Equality

Action for a Better Community & The Rochester Initiative for Structural Equality Coalition (R.I.S.E.) presents:

Advancing Structural Equality

Thursday, August 26

8:30 am – 3:30 pm

RIT Conference Center

5257 W. Henrietta Road

Cost: $15

*Includes a continental breakfast and lunch

Registration Deadline:
August 16, 2010

To register:
ABC, Inc.
Attn:Tanya Thurman
550 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14604
(t) 585-325-5116 ext. 4104
(f) 585-325-5721

What is Structural Equality?

Structural equality explores the causes of the enormous racial disparities that exist in income, wealth, education, housing, judicial system, employment, and crime throughout our society. The lens of structural racism points out the interrelated nature of issues. For example, for persistent poverty, inadequate housing and a weak local economy result in a low tax base which leads to poor schools that do not prepare people for the workplace adequately and thus they cannot make a livable wage in this economy. Using the structural racism lens helps explain why siloed approaches to reducing poverty may not reach the goals we desire.

Guest Speakers Include:

Professor john a. powell is the Executive Director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University.

Mary Virtue is the Program Director for the Racial Equality and Economic Security Project of the national Community Action Partnership.

I’ve heard john a. powell speak and have read some of his work. He provides critical insight into the causes and solutions to racial and ethnic disparities and hierarchies. This should be an excellent conference.

Jon Greenbaum, Community Builder
Community Building in Action
Office (585) 325-7550
Cell (585) 303-2110