The Highlands at Pittsford

Tell us a little bit about your business!

Our affiliation with the University of Rochester has positioned us as the only university-affiliated retirement community in Rochester.

How did your business start?

The Highlands at Pittsford has always been a leader in senior living. In the early 1990s, Highland Hospital brought to Rochester the then novel concept of offering seniors a congregate living environment that provided various levels of support and care all on one campus. Today, under the much bigger umbrella of the University of Rochester, The Highlands continues to lead the way.

How long has your business been in existence?

We have been a thriving member of the Pittsford community for 27 years.

What excites you about your business?

The University connection enriches the lives of our residents through an array of educational opportunities as well as a seamless connection to its world-class academic health care system. Our residents benefit from access to some of the area’s finest educational and cultural offerings, including fascinating on-site lectures and discussions led by university faculty. The University’s ties to the Eastman School of Music and the Memorial Art Gallery offer additional enrichment opportunities. In addition, we have the outstanding guidance and support from University of Rochester senior management and a diverse and accomplished Board of Directors.

What initiatives or specials are coming up in the near future that you want to advertise?

“UR” In Tune – September Lecture Series

The Highlands at Pittsford, Eastman School of Music, and University of Rochester are offering a series of engaging lectures for lifelong learners and music enthusiasts. This series takes you behind the curtain at the Eastman School where the pursuit of the highest level of music artistry has been going strong for a hundred years.

Darren Mueller, Ph.D.

The Expressions and Experiments of the Harlem Renaissance September 22, 4:00 – 5:00pm

Darren is an Assistant Professor of Musicology at the Eastman School of Music. His work on jazz and mass media has appeared in numerous scholarly journals across disciplines. His book, At the Vanguard of Vinyl:A Cultural History of the Long-Playing Record in Jazz, is under contract with Duke University Press.

Mike Stefiuk

Concert Programming 101 September 29, 4:00 – 5:00pm

Mike is the Director of Concert Operations at the Eastman School of Music. He brings to this role a wealth of experience he acquired working for major orchestras and concert venues. Mike will talk about his experience and how he goes about lining up the guest artists for hundreds of concerts each year at Eastman

What else do you want to promote for the next week or so?

The “UR” Always Learning Lecture Series features esteemed residents of The Highlands at Pittsford who continue to work and support their fields of engineering, medicine, and business. These residents are lifelong learners who exemplify “Meliora”, the U of R motto “Ever Better”.

George Gibson, MBA

October 11, 4:00-5:00 pm Cryptocurrency: Magic Internet Money – OR – Is There Something There?

This lecture covers technologies on which cryptocurrencies are based and explores how some of the current ills might be resolved, perhaps giving rise to new and valuable applications. George Gibson earned his MBA at U of R’s Simon Business School. Throughout his career, he, with a variety of co-inventors, has been awarded 73 US patents. George is presently a consultant and an Adjunct Professor at Alfred University.

John M. Bennett, M.D.

October 18, 4:00-5:00 pm The Nuts & Bolts of Leukemia

Dr. Bennett is Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Pathology, and Laboratory Medicine at URMC and a practicing physician to this day. He has contributed to nearly 600 publications and was Editor-in-Chief of the Leukemia Research Journal for 20 years. This talk will focus on how a leukemia diagnosis is made, who is at risk, how various types of the disease are managed, treatment, and expected results.

Laurie Ford, Ph.D.

October 25, 4:00-5:00 pm Nuclear Energy’s Biggest Problem

Laurie has a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering and Operations Research and is retired from her career as a management consultant. She has worked with several organizations on matters of nuclear energy and the management of nuclear waste. Laurie will talk about the nuclear fuel cycle and its management for a sustainable future.

Why is the Chamber important to you as a business person in Pittsford?

The Chamber provides a deep connection to the heartbeat of the Pittsford community. The Highlands is proud of the B2B partnerships we have gained through our membership. These partnerships allow us to support the community by supporting other small businesses. The Chamber’s partnership with local support organizations also helps bring awareness to local needs and gives our employees and residents an opportunity to give back. The advertising and marketing opportunities provided by chambers is an obvious perk–the community connection is an invaluable asset.