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Care@Work ( Now Available to Retirees
Finding care for your family, pets, and home can be a challenge! To help you locate caregivers, Cornell now provides free membership access to through their employer platform, Care@Work! See eligibility details below.
With 11.4 million caregivers in its directory, helps you find, schedule, and manage care via the app and website. Read reviews by previous hirers, search based on availability, and much more! 
Eligibility: Care@Work is available to benefits-eligible retirees, employees, postdoc associates, and graduate and professional students.
Looking for a caregiver?  Start your membership today! Or, convert your existing membership to a Cornell-sponsored account.
  1. First visit the HR website for details about the service. 
  2. Then head to to create an account with your Cornell ID number.
  3. Post a position and/or search the directory for caregivers.
Looking for work? It is free to post a caregiver profile on! View this video: How to Search and Respond to Jobs on
Accessibility: Care@Work is improving the accessibility of their platforms for those with disabilities. Until the platforms are fully accessible, call 1-855-781-1303 ext. 2 to receive help with navigating the directory and/or posting a position or a profile.
Questions? First browse the FAQ and then send follow-up questions to Work/Life in Human Resources at .
Retirees have "Breakfast with the Birds" this Week!
Thank you to everyone who came out to the Breakfast with the Birds celebration on July 17, 2018. Over 100 Cornell Retirees and their guests enjoyed a breakfast buffet by Hope's Catering of Ithaca, lecture by Emma Greig about Project FeederWatch , tours of the lab and special appearance from the Cornell Raptor Program!

Guests all received an adult coloring book and calendar from the Lab of Ornithology and bird seed ornaments from Cornell's Work/Life Department.

Stay tuned for details on the next event coming this fall!
Campus Events & Activities
Free Healthy Living Classes - July 23-27th
Do you want to discover the Cornell Wellness Healthy Living Program and all it has to offer including group fitness classes, social events, and fitness testing? Now is your chance to join in part of the fun offerings! For one whole week healthy living group fitness classes are open to non-members to try.

New participants must have CU ID cards to take classes, and will be asked to sign a waiver each day. Prizes will be Awarded !

Help us grow Wellness' Healthy Living Program, so we can all stay healthy together! Questions? Contact Keri Johnson (607) 255-3886 .
Aging Well Series
We invite you to a three-part series of community dialogues offered as a collaboration between Lifelong, Tompkins County Office for the Aging, Love Living at Home hosted by Cornell University. You are welcome to attend any or all of the series. 

All three sessions will be held at 140 East Hill Office Building.
12:00-1:00 pm presentation, 1:00-2:00 pm for Q& A and networking.
Session 1: I Hate to Ask But…
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Do you need more information about resources and services in the community for a loved one over 50 or yourself? Do you find it hard to talk to family and others about aging issues? Do you hate to ask for help? Join the conversation with others who feel similarly. Whether you want information for a loved one or yourself, learn more about resources and services of organizations in Tompkins and listen to the stories from panelists on practical steps taken.

Session 2: How Can I Stay in My Home as I Age?
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Are you worried about what happens if you age at home as your body changes? Do you wonder what can be done in a home to make the built environment age friendly? Join the conversation with some experts and to share information with others who are facing similar issues.

Session 3: Envisioning and Realizing a Meaningful Retirement
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Many of us spend decades planning for our financial future in retirement, but few of us have spent the same amount of time thinking about how to achieve a fulfilling post-work life future once we do retire. Join us for a discussion on how to identify and achieve your retirement goals, including examining your personal values as they relate to retirement, identifying and re-purposing existing skill sets for post-retirement work, and developing a flexible plan that will meet your changing needs and interests, while also being responsive to changing life events.

Remote options available.
Caregiver Support & Education Network
Caregivers come together to share the challenges, joys and resources of caregiving as well as listen to occasional speakers presenting on topics of interest. Facilitators share strategies, tools, and resources for coping with stress, caregiver guilt, and burnout as well as information on local/national resources that may assist you. 

Feel free to bring your lunch to any of these meetings. For questions or for more information, contact Diane Bradac, or 607-255-1917.
Group support meetings are held on campus in Weill Hall,
Room 321 on Thursdays from 12:00-1:00pm on:
August 23, 2018
September 20, 2018
October 18, 2018
November 15, 2018
December 13, 2018
Life-Altering Condition Support Group Forming
The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program has started recruiting for a new support group to better address the needs of our community. Our hope is to create an additional safe and comfortable space for those staff, faculty, retirees and partners that may be managing the impact of a life-altering illness.
Group description:
Managing a life-altering condition can affect multiple areas of one’s life, and may lead to feelings of isolation and fatigue. Research has shown that participation in a support group helps improve the participant’s quality of life. We aim to provide a safe, confidential, and supportive space to share experiences, validation, and wisdom. This group is designed for Cornell staff, faculty, retirees, and partners who have been personally impacted by a chronic or acute physical illness. Marta Guzman, PsyD, and Jason Stark, LCSW-R, therapists at the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, will facilitate group meetings. Active participation is encouraged, and free of charge for benefits-eligible staff, faculty, retirees, and their partners. 
The group will start on Thursday August 9th at 12:00 PM and will run every other week. We will meet at our Collegetown office (312 College Ave. Suite A.)
Contact FSAP (607-255-2673 or via email ) with any questions or concerns.
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Edible Garden Tour #1: An Urban Oasis
Wednesday, July 25, 6:00-8:00pm
@Ithaca location provided when you register

This City garden on a double lot integrates edibles and ornamentals, herbs and fruits, and stonework built over the years by a multigenerational family working together. The site has limited parking so we will meet at CCE-Tompkins and carpool to the site, appx. 7 minutes away by car. Cost: $7-$10/person self-determined sliding scale; pay what you can afford Limited to 15 participants.

Pre-registration is required, visit to register and pay online.

Questions? Contact Jennie Cramer, or (607) 272-2292.
Community News
Become a Citizen Scientist
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation is enlisting the help of volunteer citizen scientists who want to contribute to the Empire State Native Pollinator Survey and learn more about NY’s native pollinators. Native pollinators play an important role in the pollination of flowering plants, including native plants, wildflowers, garden plants, and cultivated crops. The goal of the study is to discover which native species are of conservation concern or declining and which species are common. It will focus on finding locations for important at-risk pollinator species that are native to the northeastern United States. It will target native bees, flies, beetles, and moth species. Participants will include Natural Heritage and DEC staff, partners, and citizen scientists. Surveys will conclude in 2020.

The Participant Handbook (PDF, 2.5 MB) provides guidance for citizen scientist volunteers. The handbook includes descriptions of the different ways to participate in the project and how to submit data from observations and surveys. Training workshops have finished up for this summer, but more will be available in the next two summers. Contact the New York Natural Heritage Program for more information. 
Enjoy the White Deer of Seneca Army Depot
Have you ever heard about the "mystical" white deer of the Seneca Army Depot? Well now you can take a tour and search for them and see what the magic is all about! After more than 70 years, the public can finally see the world’s largest herd of white, white-tailed deer in the world along with the relics of 60 years of secret weapons storage. Tours take place on a 25-passenger, air-conditioned/heated comfortable tour bus and includes a 90-minute, narrated trip behind the fences of the former Seneca Army Depot. Tours visit one of the 519 earth-covered concrete igloos that stored everything from pistol cartridges to tactical missiles, from conventional bombs to nuclear warheads.

The tour fee is $30 for adults, $27 for military and seniors (65 and older), $15 for children (ages 5-17), and children under 5 are free.

All tours leave from the Welcome Center at 5537 State Route 96A, Romulus 14541 NYS Route 96A, about 10 miles south of Geneva, NY. Photography is strongly encouraged!
Employment Opportunities
Part-Time/Casual Dining Workers - Fall 2018
Cornell Dining is a Top 10 Nationally Ranked Dining program, which prides itself on serving safe, high quality and ethnically diverse cuisine. Cornell Dining is looking for customer focused, high energy, inspired, and ready-to-learn individuals who have a passion for food!
In this position you will have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience and learn how to:
·          Prepare and present food items for a diverse customer audience.
·          Maintain food standards and health codes.
·          Provide excellent customer service to guests.
·          Operate point-of-sale retail systems.
·          Wash, organize and stock all key items.
·          Ensure unit cleanliness and maintenance standards are upheld.
All immediate positions are part-time and the hours and schedules are flexible. There are also opportunities to work nights and weekends.
Starting wage is $11.10 per hour.

For required qualifications and to apply, click here .
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