SATURDAY NOVEMBER 14, 2020

Published On The 2nd & 4th Saturdays Of The Month

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Thank you!

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR





A MESSAGE

FROM

CHERYL






Good Morning, everyone.

As we approach Thanksgiving, Love Living at Home has much to be grateful for. We continue to support our members through a record number of services provided and a vibrant schedule of programs. Life during a pandemic is not ideal, however we are figuring out how to do it, by embracing each day, living the fullest lives possible and being grateful for all that we have. In this issue, we have some ideas about planning for a safe and thoughtful holiday, upcoming programs, as well as tips for keeping busy as winter approaches.
 
It is the season of thanksgiving, we are thankful for all of our members and volunteers who make LLH so very special. In addition, we are grateful for the broader community in which we live, work and play. Tompkins County is not only gorgeous, but it is also a community with a huge heart.
 
As the colder weather approaches and the pandemic is hitting all new highs, remember that we are in this together. If you need some help, or would just like to talk things over, please let me know.
 
Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving.


Cheryl

VIRTUAL PROGRAMS






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Monday, November 16th at 10:00 am

Guy's Group Walkabout

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Monday, November 16th at 2:00 pm

Zoom Lessons By Cheryl

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Tuesday, November 17th at 2:00 pm

Learn A New Craft
Creating Jewelry Using Polymer Clay

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Thursday, November 19th at 2:00 pm

Virtual Cooking Class - Healthy Soup Recipe

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Thursday, November 19th at 5:00 pm

Zoom Happy Hour

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Monday, November 23rd at 2:00

Play The Game: Codenames

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Tuesday, November 24th at 4:30

Artistic Direction In A Changing World
by David Winitsky, Interim Artistic Director, Kitchen Theatre

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Tuesday, December 1st at 2:00 pm

Vaccines
Presented by Dr. John Costello, LLH Member

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Friday, December 4th at 11:00

Picturing the World:

The Photography of Margaret Bourke-White

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Wednesday, December 9th at 3:00 pm

Alternative Energy Choices







As of this reporting (11-12-20): there are 748 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Tompkins County, 646 recovered, 10 hospitalized and 9,038 pending. There are currently 101 active cases.
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Your COVID-19 Travel Toolkit - Consumer Reports
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The 4 Rules Of Face Mask Etiquette During COVID
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Covid-19 Check Up: The New York State Office For The Aging
Covid-19 checkup is free, and easy to use. It is designed to help you be safer and healthier during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Dr. Fauci Says We Should Prepare To "Hunker Down" Again - here's how to mentally get through fall and winter.
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New York State: Sign Up For Coronavirus Updates
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Cayuga Health Coronavirus Tracking
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Ithaca College: Covid Dashboard
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COVID-19 and Reactivation Planning, Cornell University: Dashboard
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This reporting form is for non-emergency reporting of behaviors involving student(s) organizations or employees that do not promote a healthy and safe community during the pandemic caused by Covid-19: Cornell
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County COVID-19 update to Tompkins County Legislature
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For Covid-19 Updates:
Tompkins County Health Department at www.tompkinscountyny.gov
Center for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov
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A Guide To Negotiating A Covid 'Bubble': MIT Technology Review
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How To Form A COVID-19 Social ‘Bubble’ Or ‘Quaranteam’: PBS NewsHour Weekend
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Ithaca City Club: The Risks Of Catching Corona In Different Situations And How To Avoid Them
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A Microbiologist Shares How "Target Hygiene" Cleaning Can Help When Everyone's Getting Sick
THANKSGIVING 2020

Thanksgiving For One, Single Serving: One Dish Kitchen
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Thanksgiving Dinner For Two: Homemade In The Kitchen
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Five Genius Ways To Virtually Get Together With Friends Over Food (And Drink!)

MEMBERS & VOLUNTEERS

What Our Members Are Saying About LLH


"It is a wonderful thing! Just knowing there are people out there right now who are willing to step up and help gives an emotional support that can't be described in words... I will definitely remain a member!"
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"I feel that LLH staff, volunteers, and members are my friends. I need to be in relationship with others as I age. I am looking forward to the day that we can all be together face to face again!

I have gotten 3 other residents in my apartment complex to become members of LLH. I frequently hand out LLH brochures to inform my friends and neighbors of the benefits of becoming a LLH member."



Become a Member

or call the office at 607-319-0162

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If You Are 62 Years Of Age Or Older
And Live In Tompkins County
Please Consider Joining Our

Caring - Connected - Community

Membership fees may be paid annually or in monthly installments and financial aid is available and completely confidential. LLH does not want the membership fee to be a barrier to joining. For more information, or to join, please click the link above or contact the office at office@lovelivingathome.org or calling 607-319-0162.

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Members Being Active
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Directory Of LLH Members: How To Find It And Use It

-Click on “Member Login”  at the upper right of the screen
-Click on "Directory" at the top of the screen directly under the LLH logo 
-Type in a name and then click on "search"
-To see a member’s address click on the person’s name 
-To see the complete membership list, simply click on “search” 

If you have questions please call the office or email the office.

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Become a Volunteer

Driving - Friendly Calls or Visits - Home Maintenance - Much More

LLH volunteers are neighbors helping neighbors. Volunteers find true reward in providing a valuable service in support of our community. In fact, studies show volunteers lead happier lives simply because they volunteer.

LLH volunteers give as much time as they wish according to a schedule that suits them. Volunteers do not have to be members and members do not have to volunteer. All ages and abilities are welcome. To learn more about this fulfilling opportunity please call the office at 607-319-0162

Gardening
Transportation

Heavy Lifting

NEW LOCAL RESOURCES


A Message
From
The Free Clinic:

We wanted to keep you up-to-date with the health care services available at the Ithaca Free Clinic following the mandated COVID-19 shutdown last March.
Please let your family, friends, neighbors, and the individuals your organization serves, know that the Ithaca Free Clinic is up, running, and ready to help with their health care needs.
Live, two-way video translation service in 60 languages, including, American Sign Language, is available. Do not let language be a barrier to accessing health care services at the Free Clinic.
With support from the Ithaca Rotary Club, the Free Clinic has started the process of installing air purifiers in exam rooms to help reduce the possible on-site spread of COVID-19. All Clinic services are now by appointment only. COVID pre-screening and door screening required. Appropriate social distancing practices, waterless hand cleaning stations, and sneeze guards are in place. Personal Protective Equipment is available. Weekly cleaning and disinfecting services are provided by Challenge Industries. Your health and safety is our utmost concern.
Appointments for November's Free Employment Physicals and Optometry Clinics are filling quickly! Contact the Free Clinic to schedule your November appointment! Call 607-330-1254 or email: clinic@ithacahealth.org today!
November 06, 2020 Update:
1. We are beginning our 6th month of FREE TeleHealth services. Seeing existing and new patients by appointment. Visit by video or phone. Can provide FREE iPad and WIFI access, in the comfort of your car, from Free Clinic parking lot if needed. Please call to schedule.  (607-330-1254)
2. We are beginning our 4th month of FREE on-site Employment Physicals and PPD testing. Seeing existing and new patients by appointment. Please call to schedule.  (Phone: 607-330-1254)
3. We are beginning our 4th month of FREE on-site Optometry and Optician Clinics. Seeing existing and new patients by appointment. Please call to schedule.  (Phone: 607-330-1254)
4. We are beginning our 4th month of FREE TeleHealth Herbal Clinics. Seeing existing and new patients by appointment. Please call to schedule. (Phone: 607-330-1254)
5. We are beginning our 3rd month of FREE on-site Acupuncture Clinics. Seeing existing and new patients by appointment. Please call to schedule. (Phone: 607-330-1254)
6. We are beginning our 3rd month of FREE TeleHealth Occupational Therapy services. Seeing existing and new patients by appointment. Please call to schedule. (Phone: 607-330-1254)
7. We began our 2nd month of FREE on-site Chiropractic Clinics in the third week of October. Seeing existing and new patients by appointment. Please call to schedule. (Phone: 607-330-1254)
8. Free Prescription Medication Support and Financial Advocacy services available by appointment. Please call to schedule. (Phone: 607-330-1254)
9. The Lourdes mobile 3-D Mammography van will visit the Free Clinic on Wednesday, November 25th, from 1 pm to 7 pm. Seeing existing and new patients by appointment. Please call to register and schedule. (Phone: 607-798-5723)
10. Arnot IVY/HIV Care Clinic is beginning their 5th month of on-site visits at the Free Clinic. Seeing existing and new patients by appointment. Please call to schedule. (Phone: 607-795-8161)
11. In partnership with Mutual Aid Tompkins, a Food Sharing Cabinet was installed in front of the Ithaca Free Clinic this past May. Because of demand, we added a 2nd Food Sharing Cabinet in the third week of October. Please take or leave food and other essential items. If you have a specific need, or you would like to know more about services provided by MAT, please call or email. (Phone: 607-288-3252 or email: foodsharing@mutualaidtompkins.com
Please do not hesitate to call if you or someone you know, are uninsured, and in need of health care services. Call today!


Instacart - Dedicated Support Services for Seniors

  • Instacart’s new Senior Support Service is now available to help customers who are 60+ use online grocery delivery and stay safe during the pandemic. In the past month alone, we’ve brought more than 60,000 seniors online, and with the new service, helped them learn how to safely and efficiently use grocery delivery. Call the Senior Support Service 1-844-981-3433. Our dedicated support specialists for seniors are available to assist senior customers with: Setting up an Instacart account
  • Filling their virtual cart & placing their first order
  • Learning how to use key features like setting replacements & chatting with their shopper
  • Troubleshooting issues & questions about existing orders
If you think Instacart’s Senior Support Service is something that can help you or a loved one, call the number below to get started. If you would like to learn more, visit the Help Center. Call the Senior Support Service 1-844-981-3433


INHS, a local affordable housing organization, has recently been awarded funding to make residential units accessible for low- and moderate-income persons with disabilities in Tompkins County through the New York State Access to Home program. 
 
Eligible properties can be owner-occupied homes, mobile homes, or rental units. Allowable modifications include, but are not limited to wheelchair ramps and lifts, handrails, expanded doorways, and stair glides; roll in showers with grab bars, bathtub grab bars and seats; non-skid flooring; re-locating a bathroom or bedroom to the first floor. 
 
Click here or view the attachment to learn more about the program, including further allowable modifications and how to apply, or you can contact me via email or phone for more information.

RESOURCES, INFORMATION
&
MEMBER RECOMMENDATONS

Serendipity Catering Launch Of Home Delivery
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Downtown Ithaca Newsletter
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PRI: Earth@Home
The Paleontological Research Institution has developed Earth@Home, a free online toolkit for learning about Earth and its 4.5-billion-year history. Earth@Home is rich with free interactive content about Earth and its life, with a focus on geology, paleontology, climate, and the connections of Earth’s different systems.
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Changing Aging With Dr. Bill Thomas
"Changing Aging" is a multi-blog platform challenging conventional views on aging, believing that aging is a strength, rich in developmental potential and growth.
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Virtual Programming In Fall 2020: Ithaca College, Gerontology Institute
The Gerontology Department’s events this semester will be offered virtually due to the pandemic. A silver lining to virtual events is proximity no longer limits who can attend. We are excited to bring these meaningful interactions to you, no matter where you are joining us from. Please visit our page for more information.
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Chapter Resources, Life After 50: Ithaca College Gerontology Institute


ENTERTAINMENT ETCETERA

Feeling Anxious? You Might Enjoy Watching This:
Marconi Union - Weightless (Official Video)
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The Keep Going Song (title track)
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How to Talk Yourself Into Exercising When You Can’t Even
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The Art and Life of Frida Kahlo - Smithsonian Associates
Time Sensitive: Tuesday, November 17th at 6:30 pm
Event fee charged

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The Crown’ Season 4 Review: It’s to Di For
Available November 15th on Netflix

LLH PHOTO ALBUM


4 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SLIDESHOW



INSPIRATIONAL & CHUCKLES


Inspirational


Chuckles



Have a lovely day ~ Stay in touch!