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Featured Workshops
Legal Series: Getting Your Affairs in Order
Two sessions focused on important legal and health information and documentation - Wills, Trusts, Advanced Directives, Living Wills, Durable Power of Attorney, Power of Attorney, Probates and Estates with Emilee Lawson Hatch. Emilee is currently an Attorney at Bousquet Holstein and concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, and elder law.
 
Peace of Mind Estate Planning
Thursday, Sept 13, 2018
12:00-1:00 pm, 140 EHOB
  
We will discuss:
  • What to consider when you are making decisions
  • Why you need more than a Will
  • How to simplify your estate plan
  • How to help your loved ones prepare their planning documents
  • Planning for disability and incapacity
  • Why your legacy matters

Taking Care of Those You Love - How to be an Executor and/or Trustee
Thursday, Oct 4, 2018
9:00-10:00 am, 140 EHOB
 
We will discuss how to:
  • Help your loved ones prepare their planning documents
  • Simplify your estate plan
  • Help you and your family feel confident with your plan
  • Make life easier on your future executor and trustee
  • Be an effective executor and/or trustee
Understanding Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Presenter: Katrina Skeval, LMSW - Chief Programs Officer, Alzheimer's Association, Central New York Chapter
Monday, October 8, 2018
12:00-1:00 pm, Weill Hall 224
 
Occasionally misplacing keys, forgetfulness, and sometimes failing to remember which word to use can be common experiences among older adults. While aging may include an increase in memory problems, dementia is not a normal part of the aging process. At this workshop, participants will learn the differences between dementia and normal age-related memory loss, some warning signs of dementia, how dementia affects thinking and mood, and the importance of obtaining a diagnosis. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, it is time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and much more.
Perspectives on Retirement
Wondering how you can help?

Paul Bursic, retired Benefits Director, and Gordon Barger, current Benefits Director, are partnering to provide you with articles and insights about topics in retirement. In this installment, they share some thoughts about volunteering and how you can help others .
 
Anytime is a good time to look into volunteering for an organization/activity that interests you. There is a great demand for your services at many different organizations at all levels, and it doesn’t have to be a full-time or substantial part-time commitment. 

Whether you like ticket taking and helping people find seats, or you want to become a board member, there are plenty of opportunities to go high or low profile. There are even “fairs” sponsored by municipal agencies meant to bring interested volunteers together with organizations that need help. In Tompkins County, you can talk with the county Office for the Aging or LifeLong to find out how best to connect to an organization that appeals to your interests. But it doesn’t matter where you live, there are county or municipal agencies that can help you connect with meaningful alternatives for you.
 
Are you interested in public service? Go to your town meetings. See who also regularly attends and get to know the “activists” in your town. You may find yourself on a committee or working on a special project that needs your skills or knowledge and connections. County meetings can be even more fun to observe once you get used to the way things are done.
 
Don’t forget Cornell in your quest to help. Most social and sports events have room for your involvement or they might just need you to ‘fill a seat’ to appreciate the efforts of the artists or athletes.
 
In addition to the CRVIS Program (Cornell Retirees Volunteering in Schools), there are many other ways you can volunteer or offer service at Cornell:

 
Community involvement gives you the opportunity to expand your normal routine, helping you to be active both physically and mentally. Keeping active is a sure way to extend the meaning you get out of life, and health professionals are discovering that an active lifestyle may be a key determinant to a healthful longevity.  
 
AgeWatch , a non-profit organization out of the United Kingdom, shares research and articles on various health topics and retirement. They quote some interesting data and articles on staying active in retirement and its relation to health. While it may not be ‘news’ to us in Retirement, it is good to see that research firms and surveys are coming to the same conclusions about successful retirements: Retire. Relax. Volunteer. Enjoy.
Campus Events & Activities
Bound for Glory Fall Schedule Released
Traonach, a fun, traditional celtic band that grew out of Ithaca’s lively Irish music scene, kicks off the 52nd season of “ Bound for Glory concerts in Anabel Taylor Hall’s Durland Alternatives Library, Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. Admission is free and open to all ages. Refreshments are available. Traonach will get your toes tapping and your heart pumping with tunes, jigs and reels!

The program, hosted since 1967 by Phil Shapiro, M.A. ’69, features three sets of music and is broadcast live on WVBR-FM 93.5 and streams online at wvbr.com .
Flu Season?! Already?
Summer is winding down, which means the dreaded cold and flu season is not far behind! Get a jump on the flu bug by getting vaccinated early!

New this year, Cornell Health is partnering with Wegmans Pharmacy to provide vaccinations at the Cornell clinics. As always, vaccinations are free for staff, faculty and retirees (don’t forget to bring your Cornell ID card).

The first three clinics will be Aug. 29 and Sept. 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Bartels Hall (hallway to Lynah Rink), and Sept. 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Memorial Room, Willard Straight Hall. Future clinics will be held in Willard Straight Hall, Robert Purcell Community Center, Mann Library, the College of Veterinary Medicine, East Hill Office Building, the Lab of Ornithology and Seneca Place . See the complete clinic schedule here .

Regular-dose flu shots will be available, as well as high dose for those age 65 and older. FluMist nasal spray will not be available at this year’s vaccine clinics.
Cornell Cinema Film Series
Cornell Cinema presents the film series The 1968 Era Revisited. The 1960s, and 1968 in particular, represent watershed moments in history, not just in the U.S., but around the globe. To commemorate the 50 th anniversary of the turmoil that erupted in 1968, and revisit some of the events that preceded that year and developed in its aftermath, Cornell Cinema presents a twelve-film series over the course of the Fall semester.

The series kicks-off with the assistance of historian Paul Cronin (NYU), who has written and made documentaries about the seminal ’68 films Medium Cool and Columbia Revolt . He will join Cornell Cinema via Skype to discuss them on Tuesday, August 28 at 7:15pm and Wednesday, August 29 at 7pm, respectively. His most recent book is “A Time To Stir: Columbia ’68” (2018). For a complete listing of films and descriptions, visit  https://cinema.cornell.edu/series_Fall2018/1968.html
Cornell Concert Series
The Cornell Concert Series kicks off its 2018–19 season September 14, 2018 with Roomful of Teeth, a GRAMMY-winning vocal project dedicated to reimagining the expressive potential of the human voice. Through study with masters from vocal traditions the world over, the octet continually expands its vocabulary of singing techniques, and by an ongoing commissioning process, forges a new repertoire without borders. Their recording of “Partita for 8 Voices” won composer and ensemble member Caroline Shaw the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Music, making her the youngest ever recipient of the prize. Exploring a bold sonic palette of speech, sighs, whispers, throat singing, and more, Roomful of Teeth is one of the most impressive and in-demand vocal groups on the planet.

Concert begins at 8:00 pm in Bailey Hall, and tickets can be purchased at the Concert Series website .
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,  sdb39@cornell.edu or 607-255-1917.
Group support meetings are held on campus in Weill Hall,
Room 221 on Thursdays from 12:00-1:00 pm on:
September 20, 2018
October 18, 2018
November 15, 2018
December 13, 2018
Judy's Day Family Learning Festival
Plants have families too!
September 30, 2018
1:00-5:00 pm

Beginning in 1997, this one-day festival celebrates our vital connection with plants. In the scenic setting of the Cornell arboretum , we explore unique themes, bringing them alive through exhibits, activities, crafts, music, and more. 

Learn about the fascinating lineage of plant families at this educational event for all ages. Everyone will have great fun with lots of hands-on activities, tastings, storytelling, and plant exhibits.

Judy's Day is in memory of Judy Abrams (1940-1996), friend, teacher, and mentor, and a wonderful, giving person. Her family and friends have made this program possible to celebrate Judy's love of life, work, kids, and the natural world. The Saquish Foundation and the SIRUS Fund have provided generous gifts to support the program.

This unique experience is held outside under tents in the beautiful setting of the F.R. Newman Arboretum --- rain or shine. Pre-registration is not required.

Fee: $5 per person suggested donation
Location: Parking is at Cornell’s B-Lot off Route 366, with free shuttle bus to the Arboretum
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Tenant/Landlord Rights & Responsibilities
Thursday, September 13, 2018
11:00 am-1:00 pm
@ CCE-Tompkins Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue Ithaca, NY
In this FREE Consumer Issues Program, NY State Assistant Attorney General, Michael Danaher will discuss issues surrounding leases, how security deposits are managed, when and how evictions occur, what to do about needed repairs, and how to avoid or resolve tenant-landlord disputes. Information pertaining to the lead-based paint disclosure law will also be available. After the presentation, individuals may consult individually with Attorney Danaher regarding specific issues they have been unable to resolve locally. Please arrive by 12:30pm for a consultation. No appointment is needed. Presentations are videotaped for broadcast on Public Access Channel 15 on Mondays at 7:00 am, 1:00 pm & 7:00 pm.
 
Advanced Compost series
(3) Thursdays, September 13, 20 & 27
6:00-7:30 pm
@ CCE-Tompkins Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue Ithaca, NY
Go beyond the basics and "dig deeper" into the art and science of composting in this three-class series—take one or all. Go home with some new ideas, and with a more complete understanding of how composting works. We guarantee better home composting just in time for the fall leaf season! Cost: $5/person per class or $10/series. Questions? Contact Adam Michaelides at acm1@cornell.edu or (607) 272-2292 ext. 124
 
Community Energy Conversations
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6:00-7:30 pm
@ CCE-Tompkins Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue Ithaca, NY
FREE! Learn how your family can spend less on your energy bill, lower your energy use, and be more comfortable in your home in this informal monthly conversation. Bring your questions, ideas, thoughts, and concerns. New topics each month explore how the electric grid works and new technologies that can help us manage your energy use to save money and reduce our carbon footprint. Offered every 4th Wednesday, April through September! Questions? Contact Aislyn Colgan, acc332@cornell.edu , (607) 272-2292

Volunteer with CCE
Cornell Cooperative Extension is always looking for great volunteers! Over 1,200 individuals volunteer their time to a variety of Extension activities, contributing over 73,000 hours each year! To see a list of current opportunities, visit their Volunteer Page.
Community Activities & Events
Planning for Care: It's OK to Ask for Help
Wednesday, Sept 12, 2018
1:00-3:00 pm, McGraw House
 
About two-thirds of people who live past age 65 are going to need long-term care, according to AARP, but relatively few of them have made plans for help with their daily activities.
 
“Planning for Care: It’s OK to ask for help” is an interactive workshop open to the public, on September 12, from 1-3 p.m. at the McGraw House –  221 South Geneva Street  in downtown Ithaca (parking is on Geneva Street only).
 
Teri Reinemann of Finger Lakes Independence Center (FLIC) and Jane Segelken of McGraw House will share their expertise in navigating the process of care. 
 
Topics to be covered will include: how to know you need care, types of caregivers, costs and paying for care, hiring help and building your team. All seniors and their families are invited. Even if you don’t need care at this time, knowledge for your future, should the need arise, will be very beneficial. Come see how to make a smooth transition and ensure your ability to age in your community, with a healthy and meaningful quality of life.
 
Contact Teri (607) 272-2433 or Jane (607) 272-7054 for questions. There will also be informational displays of various care related products and services in our area, because it’s OK to ask for help.
Home Health Aide Informational Luncheon
September 13, 2018
12:00-2:00 pm, Ramada Inn Ithaca

Are you newly retired, looking to supplement your income or wanting to give back to the community? If so, your help is needed! There is a shortage of home health aides to serve our community, and a new training program has been created at TST BOCES.

Come learn more at this free luncheon with a panel of speakers and education on the training and what it is like to be a Home health Aide.  

Registration is required, so please register by September 7th by calling Visiting Nurse Service at (607) 273-0466.
The Cancer Resource Center Fall Fundraisers

T he Great Ithaca Bake-Off
Saturday, September 15, 2018
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Get out your measuring cups and put on your apron, it’s time to warm up your competitive baking skills! Categories include: cakes, cookies/brownies and pies.
 
Zumbathon!
Friday, September 21, 2018
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Island Health and Fitness

Area Zumba instructors are planning their fall Zumbathon
to support those affected by breast cancer. And, again this year, they
plan to donate all the proceeds from the event to CRC! Come join the fun!  
 
August 1 - September 30, 2018

At checkout, you’ll get a token worth 5 cents for each shopping bag you reuse - just throw in the CRC bucket at the token collection station, & the proceeds will go towards The Angel Fund!
Effective Communication: Save Time, Resolve Conflicts, Improve Relationships
Co-Sponsored by The Center for Transformative Action,
a Cornell Affiliate, and Communication Matters
7 week class, beginning Mon. Sept. 10 th , 7:00-9:00 pm
 
This course will help you clarify what matters to you and how to express yourself so that people are likely to listen. It also will help you hear what is important to others no matter how they express themselves. Your new tools and skills will support conversations that foster understanding, trust, and respect for one another. Using the skills, you will have more rewarding interactions and be more able to resolve conflicts and find solutions that work for everyone.
 
*Defuse heated situations before they lead to conversations you may regret
  
*Increase your understanding and compassion for yourself and others
 
*Transform painful patterns of interacting
 
*Communicate without criticism, blame, or judgments through understanding and sharing what really matters to you
  
*Prevent and resolve conflicts by helping to increase understanding and trust
 
Cost: $195-$280 (sliding scale), includes book
Register By Date: Sept. 1st
For more information or to register contact: Judyburrill@com-matters.com
Employment Opportunities
Temporary Service Clerk (Part-Time)—Chemistry and Chemical Biology Dept.

T he Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department is looking for a Temporary employee to provide customer support in our stockroom. This appointment will be for 10 hours per week with the potential for additional hours based on business coverage needs. Will be interacting with students, faculty, staff, vendors, sales and delivery personnel, and customers throughout the day to support a welcoming service-oriented environment. Responsibilities include: maintain preset inventory levels and replenish inventory; stock and face shelving daily; dust and sweep weekly as necessary; assist in maintaining files and records; receive incoming shipments from UPS, FedEx, FedEx Ground, campus, local deliveries and common carriers; check packing slips for accuracy noting any discrepancies when matching receipts; maintain general organization of stockroom and storage areas; generate barcodes and label all incoming chemicals, tanks, and cylinders; and maintain petty cash box for all cash sales.

 Please send resume and references to: Sharon Van De Mark, snv1@cornell.edu , 120 Baker Laboratory, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853.
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