Silver Connections Welcomes Seniors, Supports Caregivers


Ontario ARC opened its newest social adult day program in August. Silver Connections provides a welcoming environment for aging adults, allowing individuals to maintain independence with access to support and social activities during the weekday daytime hours.

Created in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association and contracted through the Office for the Aging, Silver Connections fulfills a need in Ontario County for a program with experienced staff providing quality care and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias and/or adults who may need assistance with daily living activities. The program also fulfills the important need of providing respite for caregivers.

“Silver Connections aligns with our mission to support people with and without disabilities or other challenges,” says Lora Winghart, Associate Executive Director, Program Services. “Our agency is already experienced and proactive in supporting individuals as they age, and our staff and therapists have completed specialized training for Silver Connections. We’re happy to be such a great fit for the community.”

Silver Connections benefits from all of the amenities at the Eberhardt Center, located at 2975 County Road 48 in Canandaigua. The program is open Monday through Friday 8AM – 4PM.

Program Highlights include:

  • Animal Assisted Activities
  • Access to an on-site therapeutic pool
  • Community and social events
  • Music, art, and gardening
  • Fitness and wellness initiatives
  • Full or half day attendance
  • Transportation options
  • Assistance with daily living activities
  • On-site meals
  • Experienced staff providing quality care and support
  • Fall prevention programs
  • Medication reminders
  • Personal care assistance
  • Specialized assistance for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias

Silver Connections is now accepting referrals. To learn more about participating, please contact JoEllen Schaefer, Family Support/ Intake Coordinator at (585) 919-2118 or at