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Enjoy Life

More than a Motto

“Enjoy Life” has been our motto at The Highlands for 10 years now!  We love finding new ways to provide an environment and amenities that allow our community members to enjoy life to the fullest.

Recently, we started a campaign on the campus to recognize staff members for their creative use of the word ‘Enjoy’. Residents and staff nominate staff members who use the word ‘Enjoy’ in a way that made an impact or made them smile.

Examples of things you see and hear around the campus are:

-> The chef writes “Enjoy!” on the top of the to-go boxes,

-> Servers say “Enjoy your meal” or “Enjoy your evening”,

-> “Enjoy life at The Highlands … how can I help you?” is how we answer the phone.

The foundation of all that we do is The Seven Dimensions of Wellness. This is an approach to life which recognizes there are many aspects that contribute to a person’s overall wellness.  We summarize these aspects as follows:

  • CONNECT
  • LEARN
  • HAPPINESS
  • FITNESS
  • PURPOSE
  • PEACE
  • NATURE

So, “Enjoy Life” is much more than a tagline. It is our mission for all!

Bubbly Champagne at the Highlands

“Wild for Fall” – Fashion, Fun, and Philanthropy

Fall Fashion Show Brochure Oct 2015
“Wild for Fall” Fashion Show brochure cover

A very big congratulations to the resident Community Outreach Committee members who put on this year’s Fashion Show entitled “Wild for Fall”. The show, which featured this fall’s hot looks of faux fur and metallics, is an annual event held here at The Highlands benefiting the Wilmot Cancer Center.  This year’s show raised $4,200!

The committee worked extremely hard getting raffle prizes, making favors, and modeling at the show.

 

Committee Members:

  • Verna Doeltz
  • Mary Doino
  • Ginny Fitch
  • Audrey Freeborn
  • Marie Graham
  • Gerry Johnston
  • Jean Marritt
  • Karen Moore
  • Nancy Robbins
  • Bette Smith
  • Thelma Hammerton
  • Joan Volonte

Thank you to Lord & Taylor for all of the fashions featured in the show.  Three Brothers Winery provided beautiful wine for the event.  A special thanks to guests Marion Wilmot and Highlands resident Helen Pluta.

Finally, we must recognize Lisa Stephenson, Director of Cultural Programming, for her entertaining and witty commentary as the co-announcer of the show with Director of Sales and Marketing, Ann Julien!

Tennis is available at the Highlands

“I still have lots of energy. Why not use it?”

Three Highlands community members were recently featured in a Rochester Business Journal article. **

For these residents and so many others, it is a sense of purpose and connectedness that they love about living in Rochester and being a part of The Highlands at Pittsford community.

Resident Nancy Robbins founded Rochester’s Ronald McDonald House in 1990.  After spending many nights in hospital room chairs when one of her two daughters fell ill, Nancy had the idea for a place that “provides affordable lodging and emotional support for families who need to be near their hospitalized children.”  She continues to lend her time and energy toward the fundraising activities that take place each year for the organization.  Last year alone, she and her colleagues raised over a half million dollars.

In addition to her work with the Ronald McDonald House, Nancy serves on our community’s Purpose Committee.

“I’m working on a fashion show, bake sale and luncheon. Just because we’re old and retired certainly doesn’t mean we can’t be useful. Rochester is such a wonderful city for volunteering. I still have lots of energy. Why not use it”

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