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    We are champions for all people in their later chapters of life, regardless of socio-economic status, education-levels, religious affiliations, sexual orientation or race. We provide education for students looking to enter the booming industry of eldercare. We are committed to providing education and resources not only for senior citizens, but for any individual or organization who supports them. All that we do is built on a foundation of spiritual, mental, financial and physical health, and we work tirelessly to create the same strong foundation for all seniors.

     

    Who We Serve

    According to AARP, nearly 10,000 adults turn 65 every day. As technology, healthcare and society continues to evolve, our senior community is vital to our cultural health and economic growth. Roughly 70% of all disposable income in the United States will come from seniors over the next 5 years, and will have 47 times the net worth of their younger counterparts.

     

    We are committed to providing resources and outlets to foster spiritual, financial, physical and mental health, as well as help all seniors continue evolving as people. We will help elder Americans find purpose and reinforce their personal identities and sense of self, regardless of their income level, geography or background.

    Why Le Moyne?

    This exploding population provides multiple avenues for Le Moyne College to play a vital role across our country. Career opportunities abound for students focusing on older generations in one of the most fertile areas of national job growth. Le Moyne College’s Jesuit beliefs and strong sense of social justice have positioned the Heights to become transformational in this arena, not only for our students, but for this growing sector of our population.

    Meet Our Team
    Lynn McMartin & Michael Madden

    For more than two decades, Mike Madden has made immeasurable contributions that helped his alma mater achieve unprecedented levels of success. In 2012, his long-standing support for business education at Le Moyne was recognized when the Madden School of Business was launched. Le Moyne's first named school was made possible by a $7 million gift - the second largest single donation in College history.

    A member of the Le Moyne College class of 1971, Mike is the co-founder and managing partner of BlackEagle Partners, LLC, a private equity firm whose mission is to invest in businesses that can benefit from its operational expertise. Prior to co-founding BlackEagle, he was a senior partner at Questor Management Company, another private equity firm that focused on special situation investing. He also served as a partner of Beacon Group Holdings, a merchant bank acquired by JP Morgan Chase and Co., and as vice chairman and a member of the board of directors and executive committee of PaineWebber Inc. Earlier in his career, Mike worked as an executive managing director of Kidder, Peabody and Co., where he was responsible for all investment banking and capital market activities worldwide, and was co-head of worldwide investment banking at Lehman Brothers Holdings.

    A graduate of Le Moyne and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, Mike has often pointed to the crucial role the College has played in his professional development and success. In addition to his $7 million naming gift, he has generously given back to his alma mater as a former member and chair of the board of trustees, co-chair of the Tradition With Vision Campaign, and founder of the Madden Institute for Business Education; this was made possible by the first $1 million gift in the history of the College.

    Lynn McMartin, SPHR, established the Human Resources Department at Le Moyne College and retired after 30 years in 2013. As Associate Vice President, she was responsible for developing and implementing HR policy and oversaw compliance, employee relations, union negotiations, recruiting, benefits, compensation evaluation and more. At various times, she also served as the college’s sexual harassment Officer and Affirmative Action Officer.

    Her career has also included management and consulting positions with large, mid-sized, and small companies in various industries. These included research, manufacturing, insurance, healthcare, restaurants and publishing with companies such as GE, Smith Corona, ETL Testing Labs and Erie Insurance Exchange.

    Lynn has played an active role in the Syracuse community with her involvement with RLS (Regional Learning Services), Francis House and the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Community.

    After leaving Le Moyne College, Lynn joined BlackEagle Partners, LLC where she provides HR consulting and analysis of outsourcing services. She also assists in deal analysis and execution.

    Lynn graduated from Champlain College and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

    Dr. Norb Henry (co-founder)

    Dr. Norbert Henry received a Certificate in Gerontology in conjunction with his doctorate at Syracuse University. His dissertation dealt with quality of life issues for elders. At Le Moyne College, he mentored a strong national Elderhostel program. He helped develop a graduate course on aging and taught this graduate course at Syracuse University, Columbia College, and Elmira College. Dr. Henry is helping in the development of the Partnership for Aging Enrichment at Le Moyne College. 

    Dr. Roger Hiemstra

    Dr. Roger Hiemstra, Professor Emeritus, Syracuse University, and Adjunct Professor (retired), Le Moyne College, has a long history of working with older adults. Beginning with ground-breaking research pertaining to older adult learners in Nebraska in the mid-1970s, he worked with an aging project in Iowa in the late 1970s. When he joined the Syracuse University faculty in 1980, he began working with students who obtained the University's gerontology certificate, supervised doctoral students doing aging-related research, and developed an educational gerontology course that he taught there for several years. When he began as an adjunct professor at Le Moyne College, he taught the Educational Gerontology course offered through the Education Department. For the past two years, he has served on an advisory committee related to the current Partnership for Aging Enhancement and also serves the partnership in a consulting role.

    Msgr. J. Robert Yeazel

    Meet Our Partners

    Any strong community relies on partnership and a shared vision. Below is a look at some of our valued partners.


    InterFaith Works has a 30-year history of serving seniors by addressing issues of isolation and loneliness in aging. The Senior Services Department organizes community-based services that promote activity, socialization and life-long learning, in order to empower older adults to age with dignity. In keeping with the mission of the agency, Senior Services programming reaches a broad spectrum of ethnic groups, builds bridges of understanding among the wide diversity of seniors in the community, and promotes respectful care for our elders. Our services include:

    Senior Companion Program: Senior Companions are volunteers ages 55 and over who make a difference by providing assistance and friendship to adults who have difficulty with daily living tasks, such as shopping or paying bills. Senior Companions give families or professional caregivers a much needed time off from their duties, run errands, and often provide friendship for their clients. There is no cost to have a Senior Companion; income-eligible volunteers receive a tax-free stipend and mileage reimbursement. 

    One-to-One Program: One-to-One matches trained volunteers with isolated nursing home residents, to provide regular weekly visits, alleviate loneliness and strengthen residents’ circles of care.

    To become a volunteer, or to make a referral for our services, contact Lori Klivak, Director of Senior Services, at 315-449-3552 x109 or lklivak@interfaithworkscny.org

    https://www.interfaithworkscny.org/

    Oasis is a national education organization dedicated to enriching the lives of adults ages 50 and older. Oasis creates opportunities for people to continue their personal growth and serve their communities by offering intellectually stimulating programs in the arts, humanities, health, science, technology, volunteer opportunities as well as intergenerational tutoring opportunities. Sponsored locally by Upstate Medical University, Oasis is a place where people can stay active and engaged, helping them to age well. Membership is FREE. Class fees range from free to reasonable. For more information, go to our website https://www.oasisnet.org/Syracuse-NY

    Community Living Advocates (CLA) is an online directory for caregivers, seniors and people with disabilities in Central New York. The website has a searchable listing of services, organizations, events, classes, housing, jobs and volunteer opportunities. Nancy Aureli, BS, RN​, owner​ of Community Living Advocates, is also the lead organizer of Caring Community Advocates (CCA), a local Onondaga County group of senior service providers that meets monthly to network and learn about senior services in our area. To join CCA email Nancy: nancy@communitylivingadvocates.com.

     

     

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