The Family Services Division serves families, seniors and children through educational programs that assist in strengthening the family unit, improve health and wellness, and other areas of concern. This division serves approximately 2,670 individuals.
Centro de Oro Seniors Program: Newly renovated space provides additional room for seniors to participate in health and wellness programs that focus on nutrition, health and socialization (funded with a grant from GRHF). Through a partnership with Nazareth College, students visit regularly to monitor seniors health.
Diabetes and Hypertension Preventive and Management Programs: Program is offered to seniors and individ-uals in other programs under Family Services through Excellus BCBS Community Health Initiative. The majority of participants with high blood pressure and diabetes maintained their numbers within their baseline range. Weekly meetings, food demonstration and exercise take place weekly to keep participants on track.
Family Support Unit Program: Providing parent training classes to assist in the prevention of child abuse, neglect and foster care placement of children. 99 percent success rate. Family activities take place to provide quality family time for parents and children. Training offered to parents with children through the age of 11.
Health Home Care Management Program: Case managers work with individuals with at least two chronic conditions to help them achieve full recoveries that result in less visits to the hospital or emergency rooms.
Beacon of Life: Provides education and outreach services to assist in the prevention of HIV/AIDS.
Supportive Housing Rental Assistance: Provides care management services and rental assistance to individuals who are diagnosed with a mental illness or a chronic health condition.
Latino Elder Abuse Prevention Program: Raise awareness about the issue to encourage victims and/or family and friends to report instances of abuse. Perform outreach activities and presentations.
Medical Interpreters and Cultural Competence Training: Offered to organizations and businesses. This is also a part of our new Fee-for-Service program, which offers translators, interpreters in numerous fields, public relations and marketing plans and focus groups.