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This information from Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County republished here.

Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County is pleased to announce that, it has secured a site to help strengthen our community by offering hope and...

Senator Chuck Schumer was at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport today to pledge support for the ITH renovation project.  With the first phase underway, Schumer launches a major push to secure $10M to get Phase 2 off the ground.

A news release from the Senator's...

The Tompkins County Tourism Program, in collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County and the Ithaca/Tompkins Convention & Visitors Bureau, is pleased to announce our 2019 Agriculinary Tourism Conference focused on helping farm and food venues...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, approved a resolution once again urging the United States Congress to approve the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, bill currently pending in the U.S. House of Representatives.  The Legislature endorses a carbon fee and...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, approved a resolution proclaiming February 2019 as African American History Month in Tompkins County.  Advanced by Legislator Henry Granison, the measure notes that “Tompkins County is home to an active, growing, and civically engaged...

Finance Director Rick Snyder presented a positive year-end Sales Tax Report.  While, receipts for the month of December were down by 7.8% (since they compared to an abnormally high increase for a year earlier), the County’s portion of sales tax distributions for the...

With the temperatures falling, our local homeless Shelter, St, John’s Community Services, is reminding the community that the SJCS Shelter is here for those in need.  (St. John’s Community Services operates the local shelter formerly operated by The Rescue Mission.)...

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management is reminding residents of what they can do to help reduce delays in curbside recycling collection during inclement weather.

Please make sure all recycling bins are clear of snow and ice and...

Because of work in progress toward legislation at the State level, County Administrator Jason Molino has advised that Tompkins County put a pause on drafting a potential local law to ban single-use plastic bags at the county level.  Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget,...

Tompkins County WIC Program (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) is open every business day during the government shutdown. The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) is working with states to ensure that benefits are received...

 Food Scraps Recycling Drop Spots Closed Sunday

With extreme winter weather conditions impacting our area over the next several days, the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management reminds residents there will be...

Because of the ongoing federal shutdown, the US Department of Agriculture is accelerating the February disbursement of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.  The Tompkins County Department of Social Services indicates that this applies to anyone with...

Characterizing the year ahead as one of “Building On, Building Up,” Legislature Chair Martha Robertson delivered her annual message before the Tompkins County Legislature.  “2019 will be a year for building – building on the foundations we set in 2018, building toward...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote (Legislator Anne Koreman was excused), ratified a new six-year collective bargaining agreement with the County’s Civil Service Employees’ Association (CSEA) Blue Collar Unit, retroactive to January 1, 2018 and extending through December...

County Administrator Jason Molino relayed to Legislators information he has received from County departments regarding services that may be impacted from the ongoing Federal government shutdown.  The Health Department reports that the Women Infants Children (WIC) program...

The Legislature received a status update presentation regarding status of the Department of Transportation maintenance facility relocation project, which will move the facility from the Cayuga Inlet waterfront to property currently owned by Ithaca Tompkins Regional...

The Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee today heard a presentation from Deputy County Administrator Lisa Holmes regarding Tompkins County Veterans Services, as the County prepares to establish the County Veterans Services Agency.  The 2019 Tompkins County...

County Administrator Jason Molino today announced a leadership transition at the Tompkins County Department of Emergency Response.

Several months ago Director of Emergency Response Lee Shurtleff announced his intent to depart Tompkins County government and pursue...

The Human Services Coalition (HSC) of Tompkins County is seeking an Executive Director who combines innovative and strategic thinking with personal integrity and the ability to lead inter-agency collaborations to achieve organizational and broader community goals. 

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The Tompkins County Legislature, in its annual reorganization meeting, elected Martha Robertson (D) for another year as Chair of the Legislature in 2019, and Shawna Black (D) as Vice Chair.  The positions of Chair and Vice Chair are filled each year by majority vote of...

The Legislature, without dissent (Legislator Henry Granison was excused) passed a resolution urging the New York State Legislature to increase recycling and reduce municipal waste management costs by expanding the New York State Returnable Container Act (also known as...

The Legislature, by unanimous votes (Legislator Henry Granison was excused), accepted two new non-profit rental tenants for the Tompkins Center for History and Culture, approving the recommendation of the Center’s Governing Council.  Discover Cayuga Lake, Inc. (which...

Tompkins County organizations planning celebrations or projects with the potential to attract visitors are invited to apply for financial support from the Tompkins County Tourism Program. Funds are currently available in the following grant categories:

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Officials today at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport cut the ceremonial ribbon to welcome incoming passengers and inaugurate the Airport’s new non-stop air service between Ithaca and Charlotte via American Airlines.

The service started today with the weekly...

A reminder from the Department of Recycling and Materials Management

Most municipalities in Tompkins County have programs for recycling holiday trees and wreaths. Contact your city, town, or village for more information, or check the list that can be found on the...

As Tompkins County this Veterans Day commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the County’s new Historical Commission will present a reading of historical documents from 1918, focusing on what Tompkins County residents experienced during what was then...

Dr. Maurice R. Hilleman is credited with saving over 8 million lives a year, yet no one knows his name. The Tompkins County Immunization Coalition together with...

A free workshop titled The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease will be held Monday...

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging is once again sponsoring Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a six-week educational program designed to provide the tools needed to balance self-care with caring for a parent, spouse or other loved one with a chronic illness. The...

The Diversity Consortium of Tompkins County Sponsors Forum March 10

On March 10, The Diversity Consortium of Tompkins County will sponsor a free forum entitled Understanding “Ban the Box”: Creating a Fair Chance.

The two-hour...

Help Paying for In-Home Care

The Office for the Aging has funding to provide in-home care for older adults (age 60+) who require assistance with activities of daily living. Families or individuals who are struggling with either providing...

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging is once again offering Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a six-week educational program designed to provide the tools needed to balance self-care with caring for a parent, spouse or other loved one with a...

The Tompkins County Board of Elections has had several inquiries regarding the sudden turn of events regarding the position of Tompkins County District Attorney. We are writing this to clarify what has happened and what the procedure will be going forward.

On July...

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupon booklets worth $20.00 are free to income-eligible households (one booklet per household) age 60 or older, on a first come first served basis, while the supply lasts. The coupons are for the purchase of fresh fruits and...

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging maintains a list of individuals who would be willing to do yard work for senior citizens in the spring and summer months. The office is currently updating its list and is in need of more workers.

If you might be interested...

A free workshop titled "Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease: The Basics" will be held Friday, May 6, Noon- 1:30 PM at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street, Ithaca. It is open to anyone concerned about a relative...

Are you interested in enhancing the lives of older adults and persons with disabilities living in long term care facilities? Do you possess excellent communication skills, assessment and problem solving abilities? The Tompkins County Office for the Aging has a rewarding...

Most municipalities in Tompkins County have programs for recycling Christmas trees. Contact your city, town, or village for more information, or check the list that can be found on the Solid Waste Division website, www....

Do you know of an individual (age 60 +) who has done something special for the community?

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging is now accepting nominations of individuals who have made significant contributions to our community through civic engagement and...

The next Aging Services Network Meeting will be Friday, December 11th from 12-1 at the NY Connects/Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 West Martin Luther King Jr./State St., Ithaca.

Assistant Attorney General, Mike Danaher, will be presenting Smart Seniors...

A free workshop titled "Understanding and Responding to Dementia-related Behavior" will be held Thursday, November 19, 2:00– 3:00 pm at Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street, Ithaca. It is open to anyone concerned about a...

A workshop on "Legal and Financial Planning for Caregivers” will be presented by Joy Blumkin, Esq. on Thursday, October 15, 6:30 PM -8:00 PM at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street, Ithaca.

Ms. Blumkin, a local...

A Safe Medication Disposal event in Tompkins County will be held in Slaterville on Saturday, September 26, in conjuction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's National Drug Take Back.  The collection event gives residents the opportunity to safely dispose of...

The Fall issue of the quarterly newsletter, IN SUPPORT OF CAREGIVERS, is now available at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging. The newsletter can also be read online at http://tompkinscountyny.gov/cofa/...

Register Early!

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging is once again offering Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a six-week educational program designed to provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself.  You will learn to...

The new 2015-2016 Curbside Recycling Guidelines will be hitting your mailbox in the days ahead! The brochure is produced by the Tompkins County Solid Waste Management Division, and sent to all households in the County. It covers the 12-month period from July 2015 through...

The Tompkins County Office of Human Rights is commemorating Fair Housing Month with workshops geared toward tenants and landlords.

There will be a fair housing workshop for landlords on...

A free workshop titled "Creative Self-care for Caregivers" will be presented by Emily Millen, LCAT, to family caregivers of older adults on Thursday, March 5,  6:30 PM- 8:00 PM at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street,...

A workshop on "Legal and Financial Planning for LGBT Caregivers” will be presented on Thursday, February 5 from 6:30 PM-8:00 PM at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King Jr./State Street, Ithaca.

Mariette Geldenhuys, a local attorney,...

Do you know of an older adult who has done something special for the community?

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Senior Citizen of the Year Award and Outstanding Contribution by a Senior Citizen Award.

The...

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The Greater Tompkins County Municipal Health Insurance Consortium is recruiting for a full-time Executive Director. More information HERE.

Injury from falling is a major risk for older adults and people with disabilities.  Click HERE to review information on how to prevent falls from the Office for the Aging.

The Health Department is providing flu vaccinations for adults at its building, 55 Brown Road, across from the Airport.  Call 274-6616 to schedule your appointment.  More information HERE

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