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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.

Opportunities to serve on several Planning & Sustainability advisory boards. Further details HERE.

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

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Tompkins County’s Governor Daniel D. Tompkins Building and Old Jail Office Building, located at 121 and 125 E. Court Street in Ithaca, will be closed the morning of Tuesday, October 2nd, from 8:30-11:30 a.m., for required employee training.

Affected will be the...

The Legislature has authorized Tompkins County to contract with St. John’s Community Services to provide homeless housing services in Tompkins County, authorizing the Department of Social Services to execute contracts with the agency for operation of the county’s day...

The Legislature, by a vote of 11-2 (Legislators Mike Sigler and Glenn Morey voted no; Chair Martha Robertson was excused) supported a proposed consultant study examining the potential for co-location of the City of Ithaca Police Department and Tompkins County Sheriff’s...

The Legislature authorized acceptance of a $125,000 Learning Resource Grant (spread over two years) from the Kresge Foundation to the Health Department, under its Emerging Leaders in Public Health program.  The program provides funding to local health departments...

The Legislature, without dissent (Chair Martha Robertson was excused), urged the New York State Senate to immediately pass legislation, already approved by the Assembly, regarding the housing of transgender and intersex inmates.  The legislation would authorize the...

In three sessions over the past two weeks, Legislators acting as an Expanded Budget Committee heard budget presentations from 20 more County departments and agencies, as they continued to review County Administrator Jason Molino’s 2019 Recommended Budget. 

The...

Now is the time to get a flu vaccination. There are many opportunities in the community for flu vaccination including health care provider offices, pharmacies, and the Tompkins County Health Department. Everyone 6 months of age and over should be vaccinated ...

The Greater Tompkins County Municipal Health Insurance Consortium began operations in 2011 with 13 Tompkins County local governments as its founding members. 

At the August 23rd meeting of the Board of Directors, the Consortium welcomed the Villages of Freeville...

Following a detailed presentation from department administrators September 10th, the Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee has given preliminary consent to the Department of Social Services’ favored choice for a new provider of homeless housing services in...

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has reported multiple blue-green algae blooms, also known as HABs (Harmful Algal Blooms), in Cayuga Lake and recently in Dryden Lake this summer and monitoring is continuing. These blooms may be small in size and...

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