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UR In Tune September Lecture Series Post Card

“UR” In Tune – September Lecture Series

The Highlands at Pittsford, Eastman School of Music, and University of Rochester are offering a series of engaging lectures for lifelong learners and music enthusiasts. This series takes you behind the curtain at the Eastman School where the pursuit of the highest level of music artistry has been going strong for a hundred years.

Amy Blum

Tales from Behind the Music Scene

September 15, 4:00 – 5:00pm

Amy is a faculty member of the Eastman School Institute for Musical Leadership and a nationally-respected public relations professional for musicians. Amy will speak about what a music publicist does and how the internet and social media platforms have changed her PR strategies through the years. She will also share some of her favorite “behind the scenes” stories.

Darren Mueller, Ph.D.

The Expressions and Experiments of the Harlem Renaissance

September 22, 4:00 – 5:00pm

Darren is an Assistant Professor of Musicology at the Eastman School of Music. His work on jazz and mass media has appeared in numerous scholarly journals across disciplines. His book, At the Vanguard of Vinyl:A Cultural History of the Long-Playing Record in Jazz, is under contract with Duke University Press.

Mike Stefiuk

Concert Programming 101

September 29, 4:00 – 5:00pm

Mike is the Director of Concert Operations at the Eastman School of Music. He brings to this role a wealth of experience he acquired working for major orchestras and concert venues. Mike will talk about his experience and how he goes about lining up the guest artists for hundreds of concerts each year at Eastman.

Join us at The Hahnemann Club, 301 Stoutenburgh Lane on The Highlands at Pittsford campus

RSVP by Thursday, September 8
Register online at

Please indicate if you’re registering for one or more of the three-part series.

For inquiries, please leave a message at (585) 641-6303.

Class sizes limited. Sign up today!

Night out at the Highlands

Wellness is in Full Swing at The Highlands at Pittsford

by Patricia Klimchuck

The Seven Dimensions of Wellness is more than just a catchy slogan for the residents and staff at the Highlands at Pittsford. We offer opportunities to continuously LEARN and CONNECT with neighbors and the greater community. We’ve created a Green Initiative to further align with NATURE. Finding true HAPPINESS in the large and small moments of every aspect of life is celebrated. We actively search out and join in opportunities that allow us to fulfill our innate human PURPOSE to help others. We’ve designed a serene environment to enhance inner PEACE and a quiet setting to refuel one’s soul center. Last but not least, we offer two FITNESS centers, a pool, and an underwater treadmill and nature trails to keep our bodies as WELL as our minds and spirits!

2017 has been jam packed with all SEVEN DIMENSIONS. Here’s but a small sampling…

A resident and her daughter enjoying themselves at the "Breakfast at Tiffany's" event
Anne Scalea and her daughter, Carole DeMoulin, at “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

June 27th – “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Luncheon

We kicked off the summer with our “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Luncheon to benefit the Pittsford Food Cupboard.  Our Highlands residents who are longtime PFC volunteers joined forces with newbies and guests to enjoy a scrumptious lunch followed by an enthralling lecture on the classic movie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  Caroline Yeager, Assistant Curator of the Moving Image Department at the George Eastman Museum, captivated guests with her lecture about the movie, the actors, and the era.  Between the cuisine, the company, and the entertainment, this was an afternoon to remember.  It was a lunch and LEARN with PURPOSE!



October 10th – Annual Charity Luncheon and Fashion Show

Three Highlands at Pittsford residents who modeled in the annual Fashion Show fundraiser
Betty, Ron, and Audrey – Highlands Residents and Fashion Show Models

This year’s benefactors were the Wilmot Cancer Institute and the Pluta Canter Center. Our residents and staff had the opportunity to CONNECT with our community with PURPOSE in a very unique way by modeling in the show!  This year’s trends, as well as timeless classic fashions, were provided by the always generous Lord & Taylor. Makeup application was artistically applied by Christina Velez and Juli Antonucci of Skintopia Spa. As always, guests were treated to a scrumptious lunch prepared by The Highlands’ culinary team, headed by Chefs Dan and Mike.

October 21st – Walk to End Alzheimer’s

A summer of fundraising culminated with an event for the Alzheimer’s Association. Highlands residents, staff, and families and friends joined forces to create our team with an incredibly strong PURPOSE – to fund research, education, and services to eradicate this very debilitating disease. The Rochester area Walk to End Alzheimer’s brought together a diverse but unified group of people to CONNECT, promote PEACE, enjoy NATURE, and get our daily FITNESS goals covered on a wonderfully warm and sunny Saturday morning. Throughout the walk, we had the opportunity to LEARN about the innovative and much-needed services that our efforts are funding. Participants were filled with a sense of accomplishment and hope for advancements toward our wish that Alzheimer’s Disease will be a thing of the past for future generations.   


Here are a few upcoming SEVEN DIMENSIONS OF WELLNESS events!    


Highlands residents pack up baked treats for patrons of the annual bake sale to take home for the Thanksgiving holiday
The annual bake sale benefiting Ronald McDonald House is a great Thanksgiving tradition here at The Highlands

November 21st – Annual Bake Sale 

Stop by the Highlands Annual Bake Sale and pick up assorted delectables for your holiday table, to savor with PURPOSE. Proceeds to benefit the Ronald McDonald House.





Pittsford Food Cupboard Volunteers
Pittsford Food Cupboard Volunteers

Now through the end of December

Drop off nonperishable food items for donation to the Pittsford Food Cupboard. Provide HAPPINESS and a greater sense of PEACE for those in need this season.




2016 Candlelight Night - Photo by the Town of Pittsford
2016 Candlelight Night (Photo by the Town of Pittsford)


December 5th – Candlelight Night

CONNECT with neighbors for the Pittsford Candlelight Night festivities.




Patricia Klimchuck is the Senior Living Coordinator at The Highlands at Pittsford  


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