The Seneca Park Zoo has been working for decades with several national and state conservation partners to restore and maintain the health of the Genesee River. The Zoo’s impact is particularly evident in their work to bring back the lake sturgeon.
The demonstrated mental health benefits of sewing and other needlework are many, and this National Sewing Month we feature an organization improving our community’s mental health and creativity, as well as the region’s environmental sustainability.
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.