Supporting Kirkhaven’s Seniors

Putting Seniorsfirst

Since 1984, Kirkhaven has been putting seniors first – providing compassionate nursing and rehabilitative care. Using a person-centered approach, we put seniors first in everything we do so that the seniors we serve can experience the highest quality of LIFE possible. After all, Kirkhaven is a place where people LIVE!

The Seniorsfirst foundation, a non-profit organization, supports the efforts of Kirkhaven’s professional nursing staff and care team. Your donations help us enhance care and provide experiences that improve the health, well-being, and quality of life of senior citizens in Rochester, NY, and the surrounding areas.

Accepting volunteers | Kirkhaven, Rochester NY

Support Kirkhaven and put Seniorsfirst!

Please contact Valerie Hoak at 585-461-1991 ext. 3018 or vhoak@kirkhaven.com.

Prefer to mail in your donation? Please mail to the following address:

Kirkhaven
Attn: Seniorsfirst Foundation
254 Alexander St
Rochester, NY 14607

Ways You Can Support Seniors at Kirkhaven

There’s no shortage of ways you can give back and contribute to the Kirkhaven community! Select the way you would like to support Kirkhaven:

General Support
Your tax-deductible gift will support the greatest need. You can trust that your donation will benefit the seniors at Kirkhaven and be used responsibly. Your gift will help us so we can continue to develop programs and meet ongoing challenges.
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Employee Appreciation Fund
Donations to this fund allow us to recognize and celebrate the dedication of our hard-working and devoted care staff.
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Memorial Gift
Make a gift to Kirkhaven in memory of or in honor of someone special, celebrate a special occasion, or recognize a special caregiver. Kirkhaven will acknowledge your gift with a note to the person you honor or their family.
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Scholarship Fund
Supports further education and training for our staff to advance in their careers.
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Resident Recreation Fund
Supports activities, entertainment, and outings for life enrichment.
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Transportation Fund
Supports vehicle maintenance and replacement so residents can participate in community activities.
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Chaplaincy Fund
Supports weekly religious services, special memorial services, and other needs of the pastoral care team.
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Endowment Fund
Supports Kirkhaven’s long-term plans and future needs.
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Capital Fund
Supports the maintenance and improvement of our buildings and grounds and other equipment needs on the Kirkhaven campus.
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Other Ways You Can Support Kirkhaven

Matching Gifts

Double the impact of your gift. Many employers will match donations made to non-profit organizations by their employees. Check with your human resources department to complete the necessary paperwork, or get online instructions to start the process. It is usually very simple and an easy way to make your donation do even more good at Kirkhaven.

Gifts from Your Retirement Account (IRA)

Consider making your philanthropic gifts from your IRA required minimum distribution by making a qualified charitable distribution to Kirkhaven and avoid income taxes on these funds. Speak to your tax attorney or financial advisor for guidance.

United Way

Designate Kirkhaven as the beneficiary of your United Way donation. Select Donor option #3122 when you complete your United Way Donor Designation Form, and Kirkhaven will benefit from your generosity to this important community program.

Resident Events/Staff Appreciation

Want to do something for all of the residents and/or staff at Kirkhaven? Consider sponsoring an ice cream social, a night of entertainment, or a special outing to a restaurant or ticketed event. Please contact Valerie Hoak at 585-461-1991 ext. 3010 or vhoak@kirkhaven.com to discuss your ideas.

Gifts of Stock

Donating appreciated securities that have been held for more than a year may offer you tax advantages. Speak to your tax attorney or financial advisor for guidance.

Wish List/In-Kind Donations

Do you have “stuff” we can use at Kirkhaven, or can you provide a service that could help us? There are many ways you can help brighten the days of a senior. Here is a list of some of the items we are looking for to enhance our programs and brighten the days of the seniors we serve:

  • Echo Dots/Alexa
  • Kindles
  • iPads
  • Televisions
  • CD players with radios
  • Entertainment services – people to come in and entertain residents
  • Art Supplies (Adult coloring, markers, paints, yarn, etc.)
  • Party Supplies (themed paper products/decorations)
  • Hand/Body Lotion
  • Toothbrushes/toothpaste
  • Slipper socks
  • Scarves/handkerchiefs
  • Large Print Books
  • Jigsaw Puzzles
  • Gift Cards (Amazon, Wal-mart, Target, Wegmans, Restaurants)
  • Flowers/Plants
  • Tickets to Area Attractions (Red Wings, Geva, Museums, etc.)
  • Office supplies
  • Keurig Machine
  • Pre-Lit Christmas Trees (6-8 ft)
  • Non-glass Christmas ornaments
  • Wii Game systems and games
  • Microphone/speakers
  • Furniture
  • Boardroom Chairs
  • Electric Fireplace

Administration

  • Office supplies (see our Amazon wish list)
  • Gift cards for Employee Appreciation program
  • Gift bags

Before dropping off any in-kind donations, please contact Valerie Hoak at 585-461-1991 ext. 3018 or vhoak@kirkhaven.com to ensure the gift meets all of the compliance regulations.

Planned Giving ‒ You Can Help Seniors at Kirkhaven Tomorrow

Consider making a gift to Kirkhaven in your estate plans. Consult with your attorney or tax professional to discuss how you can best meet your financial and philanthropic goals and leave a legacy of caring to the seniors at Kirkhaven.

Bequests – Consider naming Kirkhaven and the Seniorsfirst Foundation in your will. Gifts can be a specific dollar amount or a percentage of assets that remain after loved ones have been taken care of. You can also designate a particular program or project at Kirkhaven if you desire. Speak to your attorney for guidance. When your attorney prepares your will, please use the following information:

Seniorsfirst Foundation
EIN 16-1592416
254 Alexander St
Rochester, NY 14607

Insurance – You can name Kirkhaven and the Seniorsfirst Foundation as a beneficiary of your insurance policy by designating us on your Beneficiary designation forms.

Retirement Accounts – You can name Kirkhaven and the Seniorsfirst Foundation as a beneficiary of your insurance policy by designating us on your Beneficiary designation forms.

Matching Gifts

Double the impact of your gift. Many employers will match donations made to non-profit organizations by their employees. Check with your human resources department to complete the necessary paperwork, or get online instructions to start the process. It is usually very simple and an easy way to make your donation do even more good at Kirkhaven.

Gifts of Stock

Donating appreciated securities that have been held for more than a year may offer you tax advantages. Speak to your tax attorney or financial advisor for guidance.

Gifts from Your Retirement Account (IRA)

Consider making your philanthropic gifts from your IRA required minimum distribution by making a qualified charitable distribution to Kirkhaven and avoid income taxes on these funds. Speak to your tax attorney or financial advisor for guidance.

Wish List/In-Kind Donations

Do you have “stuff” we can use at Kirkhaven, or can you provide a service that could help us? There are many ways you can help brighten the days of a senior. Here is a list of some of the items we are looking for to enhance our programs and brighten the days of the seniors we serve:

  • Echo Dots/Alexa
  • Kindles
  • iPads
  • Televisions
  • CD players with radios
  • Entertainment services – people to come in and entertain residents
  • Art Supplies (Adult coloring, markers, paints, yarn, etc.)
  • Party Supplies (themed paper products/decorations)
  • Hand/Body Lotion
  • Toothbrushes/toothpaste
  • Slipper socks
  • Scarves/handkerchiefs
  • Large Print Books
  • Jigsaw Puzzles
  • Gift Cards (Amazon, Wal-mart, Target, Wegmans, Restaurants)
  • Flowers/Plants
  • Tickets to Area Attractions (Red Wings, Geva, Museums, etc.)
  • Office supplies
  • Keurig Machine
  • Pre-Lit Christmas Trees (6-8 ft)
  • Non-glass Christmas ornaments
  • Wii Game systems and games
  • Microphone/speakers
  • Furniture
  • Boardroom Chairs
  • Electric Fireplace

Administration

  • Office supplies (see our Amazon wish list)
  • Gift cards for Employee Appreciation program
  • Gift bags

Before dropping off any in-kind donations, please contact Valerie Hoak at 585-461-1991 ext. 3018 or vhoak@kirkhaven.com to ensure the gift meets all of the compliance regulations.

United Way

Designate Kirkhaven as the beneficiary of your United Way donation. Select Donor option #3122 when you complete your United Way Donor Designation Form, and Kirkhaven will benefit from your generosity to this important community program.

Please contact Valerie Hoak at 585-461-1991 ext. 3018 or vhoak@kirkhaven.com.

Prefer to mail in your donation? Print a Donation Form here and mail to:

Kirkhaven
Attn: Seniorsfirst Foundation
254 Alexander St
Rochester, NY 14607

Planned Giving ‒ You Can Help Seniors at Kirkhaven Tomorrow

Consider making a gift to Kirkhaven in your estate plans. Consult with your attorney or tax professional to discuss how you can best meet your financial and philanthropic goals and leave a legacy of caring to the seniors at Kirkhaven.

Bequests – Consider naming Kirkhaven and the Seniorsfirst Foundation in your will. Gifts can be a specific dollar amount or a percentage of assets that remain after loved ones have been taken care of. You can also designate a particular program or project at Kirkhaven if you desire. Speak to your attorney for guidance. When your attorney prepares your will, please use the following information:

Seniorsfirst Foundation
EIN 16-1592416
254 Alexander St
Rochester, NY 14607

Insurance – You can name Kirkhaven and the Seniorsfirst Foundation as a beneficiary of your insurance policy by designating us on your Beneficiary designation forms.

Retirement Accounts – You can name Kirkhaven and the Seniorsfirst Foundation as a beneficiary of your insurance policy by designating us on your Beneficiary designation forms.

Resident Events/Staff Appreciation

Want to do something for all of the residents and/or staff at Kirkhaven? Consider sponsoring an ice cream social, a night of entertainment, or a special outing to a restaurant or ticketed event. Please contact Valerie Hoak at 585-461-1991 ext. 3010 or vhoak@kirkhaven.com to discuss your ideas.

Matching Gifts

Double the impact of your gift. Many employers will match donations made to non-profit organizations by their employees. Check with your human resources department to complete the necessary paperwork, or get online instructions to start the process. It is usually very simple and an easy way to make your donation do even more good at Kirkhaven.

Gifts of Stock

Donating appreciated securities that have been held for more than a year may offer you tax advantages. Speak to your tax attorney or financial advisor for guidance.

Gifts from Your Retirement Account (IRA)

Consider making your philanthropic gifts from your IRA required minimum distribution by making a qualified charitable distribution to Kirkhaven and avoid income taxes on these funds. Speak to your tax attorney or financial advisor for guidance.

United Way

Designate Kirkhaven as the beneficiary of your United Way donation. Select Donor option #3122 when you complete your United Way Donor Designation Form, and Kirkhaven will benefit from your generosity to this important community program.

Please contact Valerie Hoak at 585-461-1991 ext. 3018 or vhoak@kirkhaven.com.

Prefer to mail in your donation? Print a Donation Form here and mail to:

Kirkhaven
Attn: Seniorsfirst Foundation
254 Alexander St
Rochester, NY 14607

Resident Events/Staff Appreciation

Want to do something for all of the residents and/or staff at Kirkhaven? Consider sponsoring an ice cream social, a night of entertainment, or a special outing to a restaurant or ticketed event. Please contact Valerie Hoak at 585-461-1991 ext. 3010 or vhoak@kirkhaven.com to discuss your ideas.

Wish List/In-Kind Donations

Do you have “stuff” we can use at Kirkhaven, or can you provide a service that could help us? There are many ways you can help brighten the days of a senior. Here is a list of some of the items we are looking for to enhance our programs and brighten the days of the seniors we serve:

  • Echo Dots/Alexa
  • Kindles
  • iPads
  • Televisions
  • CD players with radios
  • Entertainment services – people to come in and entertain residents
  • Art Supplies (Adult coloring, markers, paints, yarn, etc.)
  • Party Supplies (themed paper products/decorations)
  • Hand/Body Lotion
  • Toothbrushes/toothpaste
  • Slipper socks
  • Scarves/handkerchiefs
  • Large Print Books
  • Jigsaw Puzzles
  • Gift Cards (Amazon, Wal-mart, Target, Wegmans, Restaurants)
  • Flowers/Plants
  • Tickets to Area Attractions (Red Wings, Geva, Museums, etc.)
  • Office supplies
  • Keurig Machine
  • Pre-Lit Christmas Trees (6-8 ft)
  • Non-glass Christmas ornaments
  • Wii Game systems and games
  • Microphone/speakers
  • Furniture
  • Boardroom Chairs
  • Electric Fireplace

Administration

  • Office supplies (see our Amazon wish list)
  • Gift cards for Employee Appreciation program
  • Gift bags

Before dropping off any in-kind donations, please contact Valerie Hoak at 585-461-1991 ext. 3018 or vhoak@kirkhaven.com to ensure the gift meets all of the compliance regulations.

Planned Giving ‒ You Can Help Seniors at Kirkhaven Tomorrow

Consider making a gift to Kirkhaven in your estate plans. Consult with your attorney or tax professional to discuss how you can best meet your financial and philanthropic goals and leave a legacy of caring to the seniors at Kirkhaven.

Bequests – Consider naming Kirkhaven and the Seniorsfirst Foundation in your will. Gifts can be a specific dollar amount or a percentage of assets that remain after loved ones have been taken care of. You can also designate a particular program or project at Kirkhaven if you desire. Speak to your attorney for guidance. When your attorney prepares your will, please use the following information:

Seniorsfirst Foundation
EIN 16-1592416
254 Alexander St
Rochester, NY 14607

Insurance – You can name Kirkhaven and the Seniorsfirst Foundation as a beneficiary of your insurance policy by designating us on your Beneficiary designation forms.

Retirement Accounts – You can name Kirkhaven and the Seniorsfirst Foundation as a beneficiary of your insurance policy by designating us on your Beneficiary designation forms.

Volunteer –
Giving the Gift of Time

Volunteers are a special part of the Kirkhaven Family. Working side-by-side with our staff, volunteers enhance our programs, bring companionship and friendship to our residents, and allow Kirkhaven to provide the very best experience for all who live here. Volunteering at Kirkhaven is a rewarding personal experience, as well as an opportunity to gain new skills, meet new people, explore career options, and learn more about yourself.

Most volunteer opportunities allow for flexible scheduling, giving you the freedom to volunteer as many hours per week or per month as you’d like. We also have opportunities for one-time projects, such as painting a room or landscaping our courtyard. We have volunteer opportunities interacting with residents, as well as positions in our administrative, finance, or facilities departments.

We offer opportunities for groups to volunteer together. We are also open to your ideas so you can design your own volunteer experience. Anyone 16 years or older is welcome to volunteer at Kirkhaven.

Volunteer Assignments

Life Enrichment Volunteers
Assist residents with activities, social events, arts and crafts, outings, and other wellness activities.

Friendly Visitors
Just like it sounds, you can build friendships with residents through companionship, conversation, and sharing time together.

Office Volunteers
Whether it is finance, program delivery, nursing, or another department, there are always opportunities to lend your administrative skills.

Internships
Call Mark Irwin, Director of Nursing at 585-461-1991 ext. 3057 or contact him at mirwin@kirkhaven.com to learn more about completing your clinical experience with the nursing staff at Kirkhaven.

Finance, human resources, and marketing internships are also available. Contact Valerie Hoak at 585-461-1991 ext. 3018 or vhoak@kirkhaven.com to learn more about internships in marketing, finance, or administration.

Tech-Savvy Volunteers
Help a resident FaceTime with family, send an email, or search the web.

Share Your Talents
Lead a chair exercise class, play the guitar, or plan an event. If you have hobbies, skills, experience to share, or an idea of how you would like to volunteer at Kirkhaven, please contact Valerie Hoak at 585-461-1991 ext. 3018 or vhoak@kirkhaven.com.

Handyman/Landscaping
If you like working with your hands and are skilled in gardening or repair work, our facilities team has many projects that would welcome your support.

Group Volunteering
Kirkhaven welcomes small groups to help with larger projects or special activities for residents. Group leaders are encouraged to contact Valerie Hoak at 585-461-1991 ext. 3018 or vhoak@kirkhaven.com.

On-Call Volunteering
If you are open to doing whatever is most needed and want to be included on our call list, please sign up to be an On-Call Volunteer. On-call volunteers might be asked to take pictures at an event, organize books in our library, or read to a resident. On-call volunteers may fill in when regular volunteers are absent or a special project comes up with short notice.

Help from Home ‒ Plan a Fundraiser
If you want to help Kirkhaven from home, consider planning a fundraiser. Organizing a bake sale, a Facebook fundraiser, a special event, or a donations-based fundraiser allows us to enhance the programming at Kirkhaven, benefiting all of the residents living here. Contact Valerie Hoak at 585-461-1991 ext. 3018 or vhoak@kirkhaven.com to discuss how you can best help Kirkhaven from home.

Volunteer Process

Recurring or Long-Term Volunteers
Volunteers interested in a recurring volunteer experience should apply online in the form below. Once your application is received and processed (within 7-10 business days), you will be contacted by a member of our team for a brief phone interview. An in-person interview may also be scheduled.

Before a volunteer is assigned, applicants must complete a background check and orientation. Further training will be provided as needed. Volunteers aged 16+ are welcome. Kirkhaven prefers at least a three-month commitment. Many of our volunteers have been with us for years and are important members of the Kirkhaven Family.

One-Time or Short-Term Volunteers
People interested in doing a time-limited service project at Kirkhaven or providing a service for one day (such as a DJ who wants to volunteer for a party, or someone who wants to volunteer to paint a room) should indicate their plan in the form.

Community Supporting Seniors by Giving Back in Rochester, NY

Please complete the following volunteer application, scan, and submit to vhoak@kirkhaven.com

For more information about how to give back to Kirkhaven, contact us at 585-461-1991 ext. 3010 today!

Phone

585-461-1991
Ext. 3010 for Admissions

Fax

585-461-9833

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