The inability to meet basic needs among older adults is hidden and rarely acknowledged even though a significant number of older adults in Rochester are living in poverty. One local organization helping older adults cope with financial challenges is Lifespan of Greater Rochester.
Each year in Rochester, teams of women (and a handful of men) work together to make another Habitat for Humanity home possible. Our region needs these quality, affordable, houses, as shown by this map of serious housing issues and housing cost-burden.
The screening rates for cervical cancer vary by county and within city across our region. More than half the census tracts in Buffalo have rates over 84%, while only 1 census tract in Rochester has such a high percentage of screening.