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Resources for 50+:

Connecting deaf seniors
with community resources

Below is a comprehensive list of agencies and organizations that support seniors in Rochester, New York.

Senior Services Agencies:

Rochester Deaf Kitchen: A food pantry at RSD–1545 St. Paul Street. Open twice a week. 

LifeSpan: Deaf staff, Marina Barnum. 

In Home Care:

Seniors Helping Seniors - companion care services, Deaf/ASL skilled companion care workers.


UR Medicine Home Care Meals on Wheels (deaf friendly) Phone: 585 787 2233


Companion Care Of Rochester (CCOR) (Deaf friendly–they are looking to hire deaf caregivers who sign. Willing to provide interpreters.)

Big Apple Home Care (May expand to Rochester)

Deaf Events for Seniors

Henrietta Senior Center -(Deaf friendly)  Deaf seniors meet once a month on the third Friday of the month. Contact DEAR for more info: 


Deaf Elders Around Rochester (D.E.A.R.) meets every Wednesday from 9 to 3 at the Rochester Recreation Club for the Deaf, 1564 Lyell Avenue, Rochester.

Deaf Seniors of America Hosts events plus a biennial conference.

Deaf Friendly Independent Living Places:

Valley Manor Senior Living. Interpreters provided for events upon request.


Rochester View Apartments All units are adapted for Deaf. 57 apartments are one-bedroom, four apartments are two-bedroom.


 Eastman Reserve (Four apartments are adapted for Deaf)


Marketplace Senior Apartments: Opens July 2024. Eight units are adapted for Deaf) For more information:

Social Security Offices:

Downtown: 200 East Main Street, Rochester, New York.


To apply for benefits:


 To understand social security in ASL:


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