State University of New York at Oswego

Upcoming Events:

March, 2017

Community Dialogue Program: Citizenship Today

A series of 6 discussion sessions, co-facilitated by SUNY Oswego professor, Dr R Deborah Davis, and Syracuse City School District principal (ret), Joseph Marusa. This program is supported by a grant from the NY Council on the Humanities and co-sponsored by the White Branch of the Onondaga County Public Library system, meetings will be held in the White Branch community room. This program is free and open to the public.

April, 2017

Annual Careers in Aging Week Event

To be held at the SUNY Oswego Metro Center, supported by a grant from the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE). This program is free and open to the public.

May, 2017

Annual Senior Health and Wellness Event

Healthy lifestyle activities to be held at a local community center, sponsored by the Mature Market Resource Center. This program is free and open to the public.

June – October, 2017

Wednesday Walk

A series of bi-weekly Walks in downtown Syracuse to get people out of their offices, each with a theme (like “public art”), led by a local expert; participants receive a weekly email newsletter containing healthful lifestyle information. The Wednesday Walk is promoted at a table at the weekly Downtown Farmers’ Market in Clinton Square. Special shorter, slower “Seniors” walk  in June. Grand Finale Walk in October sponsored by the Syracuse Crunch. Supported by a grant from the Onondaga County Department of Economic Development. This program is free and open to the public.

Sep 27, 2017

Annual Women’s Health and Wellness Event

Screenings, workshops, healthy lifestyle information tabling, free healthy food and cooking demo, at SUNY Oswego Metro Center, co-sponsored by Upstate Women’s Health Program, the Downtown Committee of Syracuse, and the SUNY Oswego Mental Health Counseling, and Health Promotion & Wellness departments; supported by the Health Information Resource Center. This program is free and open to the public.

Past Events:

September 29 – November 3, 2016 

Community Dialogue Program: Civic Engagement

A series of 6 discussion sessions on the topic of why we serve, co-facilitated by SUNY Oswego professor, Dr R Deborah Davis, and Syracuse City School District principal (ret), Joseph Marusa. This program was supported by a grant from the NY Council on the Humanities and co-sponsored by the White Branch of the Onondaga County Public Library system, meetings were held in the White Branch community room. This program was free and open to the public.

Sep 28, 2016

Annual Women’s Health and Wellness Event

Screenings, workshops, healthy lifestyle information tabling, free healthy food and cooking demo, at SUNY Oswego Metro Center, co-sponsored by SUNY Upstate Women’s Health Program, the Downtown Committee of Syracuse, and the SUNY Oswego Mental Health Counseling, and Health Promotion & Wellness departments; supported by the Health Information Resource Center. This program is free and open to the public.

July, 2016

Artist in Residence Program

This project uses art to engage people living in a nursing home facility: SUNY Oswego professor, Dr Rebecca Mushtare, worked with residents of Loretto to create 3 piece of art over a 2 week period. The pieces are currently on display at Loretto.

June – October, 2016

Wednesday Walk

A series of bi-weekly Walks in downtown Syracuse to get people out of their offices, each with a theme (like “public art”), led by a local expert; participants receive a weekly email newsletter containing healthful lifestyle information. The Wednesday Walk is promoted at a table at the weekly Downtown Farmers’ Market in Clinton Square. Special shorter, slower “Seniors” walk  in Clinton Square in June. Grand Finale Walk in October sponsored by the Syracuse Crunch. Supported by a grant from the Onondaga County Department of Economic Development. This program is free and open to the public.

Spring, 2016

Recollections:  A Memory Loss Awareness Project

This is a traveling installation that presents art by and about people who are suffering from Alzheimer’s and memory loss, co-sponsored by SUNY Oswego’s Art Department and the Tyler Art Gallery. This program is free and open to the public.

April 7 – May 12, 2016 

Community Dialogue Program: Wisdom as a Lifelong Pursuit

A series of 6 discussion sessions on the changing face of aging, co-facilitated by SUNY Oswego professor, Dr R Deborah Davis, and Syracuse City School District principal (ret), Joseph Marusa. This program was supported by a grant from the NY Council on the Humanities and co-sponsored by the White Branch of the Onondaga County Public Library system, meetings were held in the White Branch community room. This program was free and open to the public.

March – June, 2016

Senior Gardening Project

SUNY Oswego students helped local seniors to plant and tend flowers and vegetables in containers (later transplanted to their gardens, if possible) during weekly visits throughout the spring and summer of 2016. The Bob Cecile Community Center (on the south side) and the Magnarelli Community Center (on the north side) served as the sites for the gardening program. This program was co-sponsored by the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Syracuse, whose Master Gardeners conducted several gardening seminars during the program.

2015

Sep 30, 2015

Annual Women’s Health and Wellness Event

Screenings, workshops, healthy lifestyle information tabling, free healthy food and cooking demo, at SUNY Oswego Metro Center, co-sponsored by the SUNY Upstate Women’s Health Program, the Downtown Committee of Syracuse, and the SUNY Oswego Mental Health Counseling and Health Promotion & Wellness departments; supported by the Health Information Resource Center. This program was free and open to the public.

June – October, 2015

Wednesday Walk

A series of bi-weekly Walks in downtown Syracuse to get people out of their offices, each with a theme (like “public art”), led by a local expert; participants received a weekly email newsletter containing healthful lifestyle information; the Walks were promoted at a table located at the weekly Downtown Farmers’ Market in Clinton Square; special “Seniors” walk in July to hear the City of Syracuse Parks and Recreation Department’s Stan Colella All Star Jazz Band in Armory Square. Grand Finale Walk on October 21 sponsored by the Syracuse Crunch. Supported by a grant from the Onondaga County Department of Economic Development. The walks were free and open to the public.

May 27, 2015

Annual Senior Health and Wellness Event

Presented healthy lifestyle information tabling from 30 local organizations; held at the SUNY Oswego Metro Center, sponsored by the Mature Market Resource Center. This program was free and open to the public.

April 10, 2015

Annual Careers in Aging Week event: “Innovative Approaches to Aging in Syracuse”

Luncheon and panel discussion featuring local innovation leaders from the City of Syracuse Office of Innovation, Centerstate CEO, and the AARP Reimagining Institute; and innovative idea contest judged by local experts from SUNY Oswego, Syracuse University, the Onondaga County Office of Aging, and the NY State Department of State; held at the SUNY Oswego Metro Center, co-sponsored by FOCUS Greater Syracuse, and supported by a grant from the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE). This program was free and open to the public.

February 23, 2015 

Aging in Focus Geriatric Mental Health Conference

Full day conference, held at Hutchings Psychiatric Center, featured Dr. Stephen Bartels from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, who helped to guide attendees through a process of identifying gaps in services for seniors in the Syracuse area, and formulating priorities for addressing and remediating those gaps, and developing an action plan for future work in central NY. Co-sponsored by the SUNY Upstate Department of Psychiatry and the Rodney and Marjorie Fink Institute at Menorah Park for Applied Research on Aging, and supported by grants from the Health Foundation of Western and Central NY, and the John Ben Snow Foundation.

2014

Spring, Summer, and Fall, 2014

Recollections:  A Memory Loss Awareness Project

This is a traveling installation that presents art by and about people who are suffering from Alzheimer’s and memory loss, co-sponsored by SUNY Oswego’s Art Department and the Tyler Art Gallery. In March and April, 2014, the exhibit appeared at the SUNY Oswego Metro Center. In June and July, 2014, the exhibit appeared at Menorah Park. In November and December, 2014, the exhibit appeared at Loretto. This program was free and open to the public.