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Since 1925 our mission continues to be providing a loving home to Elders where they are honored and cared for as family and inspired to live life to its fullest. As we look at our organization, now with three locations – The Homestead, Cottage Grove and Creekstone – Rochester Presbyterian Home has met the challenge of being accessible to all families in our region who require Memory Care services.

It is our solid financial base, funded primarily through past bequests, that allows us to maintain our facilities and to continue serving the nearly 40% of our residents who have outlived their financial resources.

Our purpose, values, and mission remain unchanged. And as always over the years, we rely on the assistance and generosity of our friends and the community to help us continue our mission and to succeed in our endeavors. We would be honored to count you among these friends.

All life is precious

The Mission of the Rochester Presbyterian Home is to provide a loving home for Elders where they are honored and cared for as family and inspired to live life to its fullest. This has been our mission since 1925!

Our founders, Helen Niven and Mary Dunn, raised $125,000 for the construction of Rochester Presbyterian Home. Through the years the generosity of faithful donors has enabled this mission of caring to expand and thrive.

Today we operate at three locations and serve 210 Elders. As our founders intended, we continue to care for our community’s most vulnerable elderly including those with dementia and those with limited financial resources.

  • More than two-thirds of our Elders suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias. They receive dignified care and are accepted and loved as part of our family.
  • Up to forty percent of our Elders receive financial assistance. Elders remain in our care, even after their financial resources are depleted. Annually RPH subsidizes nearly $1 million to help these Elders live life to its fullest.
  • Upgrades to the RPH facilities cost more than $500,000 each year. This capital support allows RPH to keep pace through outstanding programs and staff while honoring the character of older buildings.

Your contributions help assure our commitment to this mission continues each day. Gifts to the RPH Foundation provide a base of support for critical renovations and subsidies for low-income Elders for years to come.

Thank you for joining in with your financial commitment and together we will honor our Elders.


Anne Gallese, Chief Executive Officer


To Donate

You can send us a check or donate through PayPal, whichever is more convenient for you.

Via Mail

Please mail a check to:

Rochester Presbyterian Home
256 Thurston Rd.
Rochester, NY 14619

Via PayPal

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For more information call:

Rochester Presbyterian Home
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RPH is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. Contributions to RPH are tax deductible to the limits of applicable law. A copy of our most recently filed financial report is available from the Charities Registry on the New York State Attorney General’s website ( or, upon request, by contacting the New York State Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 28 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10005, or at RPH, 256 Thurston Road, Rochester, NY 14619. You also may obtain information on charitable organizations from New York State Office of the Attorney General at or (212) 416-8410.