Office for the Aging

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.

Services Include:

  • Financial Management
  • Handyman Services
  • Home Visitation
  • Library Visits
  • Recreation
  • Transportation

       * Transportation Coordination
       * Assisted Transportation
       * Social Transportation
       * Volunteer Opportunities

For Genesee County residents 60 years of age and older.

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

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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;
  • Install smoke detectors;
  • Hang pictures;
  • Fix faucets;
  • Unclog drains;
  • Install mailboxes;
  • Install locksets & deadbolts.

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

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

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;
  • Audiobooks on CD and Playaways;
  • Movies in DVD format;
  • Magazines;
  • CDs—variety of music available;
  • Magnifiers;
  • Bookstands or holders;
  • Portable CD players;


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.

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

Assisted Transportation
Specialized service for those who need extra help during transit. 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.

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