Muriel H. Marshall Fund for the Aging in Genesee County


Muriel H. Marshall Fund

for the Aging

An estate bequest from Roxanne Marshall, a local librarian and daughter of a Batavia businessman, established this permanent fund at Rochester Area Community Foundation in honor of her mother, Muriel H. Marshall.  Roxanne’s dream was to support services that enhance the quality of life for older residents of Genesee County, and enable them to remain independent and involved in the community.  In her instructions to the Community Foundation, Roxanne identified a number of possible services.


A Planning Team of local residents ensures faithful compliance with her wishes by continually:


  • Identifying non-medical needs and opportunities for older adults in Genesee County;
  • Determining funding priorities and possibilities that are responsive to local needs;
  • Shaping grantmaking strategies that meet the criteria of the Marshall Fund.


The Community Foundation provides administrative and fiduciary oversight for the fund, ensuring that it is effective now and forever.


-  Financial Management

¨ Handyman Services

¨ Home Visitation

¨ Library Services (SAGE)

¨ Recreation

¨ Transportation

       * Transportation Coordination

       * Assisted Transportation

       * Social Transportation

For Genesee County

residents 60 years of age

and older.

Handyman Services

Contact: Genesee County Office  for the Aging, (585) 343-1611 

A home maintenance and minor repair program. Handyman services provided by PathStone Corporation.  A sampling of services follows:

  • Install grab bars;
  • Repair entry steps;
  • Install hand rails;
  • Repair porches;
  • Electrical repairs;
  • Window and door repairs;
  • Install weather stripping;
  • Gutter cleaning;
  • Install smoke detectors;
  • Hang pictures;
  • Fix faucets;
  • Unclog drains;
  • Install mailboxes;
  • Install locksets & deadbolts.

Home Visitation

Contact: Catholic Charities,      (585)  343-0614

A home visitation program which provides weekly visits to provide socialization, companionship and assistance.  Services include:

  • Friendly weekly visits;
  • Non-medical assistance;
  • Light Housekeeping;
  • Telephone reassurance;
  • Light yard work;
  • Assistance with correspondence;
  • Assistance with meal preparation;
  • Linkage and referrals to other services in the community;
  • Errands;
  • Hobbies, crafts and special interests such as reading, puzzles, music or card games.


Library Services (SAGE)

Contact: Richmond Memorial Library, (585) 343-9550, Option #6 

A program which provides library services to individuals confined to their homes on a short-term or long-term basis.  Delivered materials may include:

  • Regular and large print books;
  • Books-on-tape;
  • Movies in VHS or DVD formats;
  • Magazines;
  • CDs—variety of music available;
  • Magnifiers;
  • Bookstands or holders;
  • Portable cassette & CD players;
  • TV/VCR/DVD combination units.



Contact: Genesee County Office for the Aging, (585) 343-1611 

A program available to senior citizen groups to provide for entertainment, events or outings which promote increased socialization.  Mini-grants are administered by the Genesee Senior Foundation, Inc.



Contact: Genesee County Office for the Aging, (585) 343-1611 

Transportation Coordination

This service provides information, assistance, assessment, and scheduling for medical, social and shopping transportation needs.

Assisted Transportation

Community Action of Orleans & Genesee’s Door Through Door” Transportation (CATS bus) is a specialized service for those who are unable to use other options due to their need for extra help.  This service provides a driver who is able to assist riders with their belongings and preparation for boarding the accessible bus.

Social Transportation

This program supports transportation costs for groups of older adults wishing to participate in social events or outings as approved by the Genesee Senior Foundation, Inc.


Financial Management 


Contact:  Lifespan

(585) 259-2781 

An in-home service to provide assistance with budgeting, bill paying and day to day financial matters such as:


  • Plan a budget
  • Balance a checkbook
  • Work with creditors
  • File insurance forms
  • Apply for benefits