SATURDAY MAY 1, 2021

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR





A MESSAGE

FROM

CHERYL





Happy May Day!
 
In our last newsletter, we said that once we go to a monthly publication in June, we will slowly transition from our “Covid-19” newsletter to a new format. We asked members for their ideas on what they would like to see moving forward. The response was wonderful. We received creative ideas on format and content, but also a strong sentiment that the newsletter has become a powerful tool for keeping members connected to one another and fully engaged with the broader community. 
 
As we move forward, we encourage individual members, LLH committees, task forces and interest groups, as well as our community partners, to submit material for publication in the newsletter. If there is one thing that we have learned during this pandemic, it is that we are stronger and more resilient when we work together to make good things happen.
 
In this edition, we have included a poem written by an LLH member, some helpful self-care hints, as well as beautiful photos of spring flowers. We want to thank everyone who submitted ideas and material and we encourage others to do the same in the coming months. This is your newsletter, and it has great potential to change and grow along with the times and with members’ interests and community involvement.

As always, if there’s anything you need or if you’d like to talk, please let me know.

Cheryl
 
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If you’d like to make a donation to Love Living at Home or donate to the LLH Financial Assistance Fund, click on the link below. Thank you for your generosity.


FIRST ANNUAL LLH DINNER DANCE



VIRTUAL PROGRAMS






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Monday, May 3rd at 11:00 am

Women Walking

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Monday, May 3rd at 2:00 pm

Men's Walkabout

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Monday, May 3rd at 2:45pm

Sharing Stories Of Our Lives

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Tuesday, May 4th at 2:00 pm

Play Script Reading Group

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Tuesday, May 4th at 4:00 pm

Friendly Trivia

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Wednesday, May 5th at 3:00 pm

Johnson Museum:
Photography & Social Justice

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Wednesday, May 5th at 4:30 pm

Current Events Chat

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Thursday, May 6th at 5:00 pm

Happy Hour

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Saturday, May 8th at 9:00 am

Park Clean-Up
(Member Recommendation)

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Monday, May 10th at 2:00 pm

Men's Walkabout

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Monday, May 10th at 2:45 pm

Sharing Stories Of Our Lives

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Tuesday, May 11th at 11:00 am

Mundy Wildflower Garden (Virtual)

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Wednesday, May 12th at 4:30 pm

Current Events Chat

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Thursday, May 13th at 5:00 pm

Happy Hour

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Monday, May 17th at 2:00 pm

Men's Walkabout

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Monday, May 17th at 2:45 pm

Stories Of Our Lives

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Tuesday, May 18th at 12:00 noon

Book Group

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Wednesday, May 19th at 2:00 pm

Aging Discussion Group

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Wednesday, May 19th at 4:30 pm

Current Events Chat

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Thursday, May 20th at 5:00 pm

Happy Hour


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As Of This Reporting (4-29-21): there have been 4,164 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tompkins County, 4,075 recovered, 31 deaths and 8 hospitalized. There are currently 58 active cases.
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The CDC's New Mask Guidance Explained In 2 Handy Charts
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Distribution Of The COVID-19 Vaccine -16 Years Old And Older
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New York Rolls Out COVID-19 Vaccine Passport App
NY State Excelsior Pass: In Your Phone's App Store
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Hang On To That COVID-19 Vaccination Card - It’s Important
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Staples Offering Free Vaccine Card Lamination
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Ithaca College Will Require COVID-19 Vaccines For Fall Semester
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Cornell To Require Coronavirus Vaccination For Students
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Tompkins Cortland Community College Immunization Requirements
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When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated: CDC

SELF-CARE

101 Ways To Retire - Or Not: A Video Featuring Local Seniors And One Of Our Own LLH Members
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The Science Of Why Covid Made You Antisocial And 8 Ideas To Start To Reconnect
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8 Ways Walking Can Boost Your Physical And Mental Health
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Is The Pandemic Hurting Your Teeth?
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Doctors Say This Slashes Your Risk Of Dementia Dramatically
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Helpful Hint: How To Change Your Vehicle's Cabin Air Filter
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The Benefits Of Having A Schedule In Retirement: Wall Street Journal
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Fauci Reveals Activities He Will, Won't Do After COVID-19 Vaccination
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A 15-Minute Morning Mobility Routine (VIDEO): Sixty and Me
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How To Stay Safe From COVID-19 This Summer, According To Experts
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Get Fit For Life: Exercise & Physical Activity For Healthy Aging
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Many who have received the coronavirus vaccine wonder: What can I safely do? Washington Post
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Airflows Inside Passenger Cars And Implications For Airborne Disease Transmission: Science Advances
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The Norwegian Practice of Friluftsliv Is the Best Thing You Can Do for Yourself in 2021


MEMBERS & VOLUNTEERS

MEMBER'S CORNER


Meaningful Moments
By Linda Weaver  April 2021

I savor my meaningful moments
I keep them in a jar...
a ticket from a concert
a happy babies laugh
a cuddle with a puppy
a flower photograph
a button off my favorite blouse
a cloud in a clear blue sky
a lock of hair from my daughter's brow
I have gathered up so many moments in my jar somehow
my life is rather ordinary
some say dull and mundane
so I grab these tiny moments
they may not come again
my jar is packed with moments
so when my day seems dreary
with no sparkle or delights
I reach for my jar of moments
and I forget about my plight
I remember as I am dusting
moments here and there
that I drank in and savored every
drop of life's sweet nectar rare
today I placed into my jar...
a kitten's fuzzy ears
a mother walking with her babe...that brought my eyes to tears
a bird singing in the meadow... its song so sweet and true
a pair of warm and cuddly socks...a lovely shade of blue
a place I once loved to go... that isn't anymore
a slow and easy walk along a lakeside shore 
a kiss and then another that happened so long ago
meaningful moments that need to be remembered for their beauty is beyond compare
put into my pocket to travel here and there 
but before I sleep I will safely keep them in the jar upon the shelf
the moments that I collected that are special to myself
 

BECOME A MEMBER

Membership Information 2021
 
Trial Membership
 
 Trial Membership allows new members to join for up to 6 months at no cost. New members will have full access to LLH programs and services as well as a 25% discount for a YMCA membership. Over the first few years many have thought of joining, but have not for various reasons. The Trial program hopefully provides incentive to experience the benefits of our great community and then become long-term members. Perhaps you, or someone you know, have an interest in trying out LLH and meeting new people. This is a great opportunity for you and your friends to give LLH a try. 
 
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Membership Fees
 
Individual membership — $450 Annually
Household membership (2 or more). —$575 Annually
Monthly installment Payment Option
 
NEW: A discounted rate for a multi-year membership
  • Two year agreement at 5% off
  • Three year agreement at 10% off
 
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Our Sponsored Membership Program is dedicated to providing membership to all who may need help with the annual fee. This is completely confidential.
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To join, or for more information, contact the office directly by calling 607-319-0162 or email the office at office@lovelivingathome.org
 
By joining our community you will be able to forge new relationships, to stay connected to the broader community, as well as benefit from the many services our volunteers provide. We hope you will choose to continue living life to its fullest in our community of “neighbors helping neighbors.”


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

or call the office at 607-319-0162



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.


VOLUNTEERS

LLH provides a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for those in our community who are willing to share their time and expertise. 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. Anyone 18 or older may volunteer. All abilities are welcome. We find that those who choose to volunteer, find it highly rewarding. Through the volunteer experience, we are fostering a Caring – Connected – Community.

To become an LLH Volunteer or to discuss the many volunteer opportunities:
  • Call the office at 607-319-0162. Our staff is happy to answer any questions or make recommendations that would fit your interest and availability.
  • Complete the Volunteer Application – Log onto LoveLivingatHome.org and click on “Volunteer". The application can be completed online.



Community Partners
LLH Members Receive 25% Discount on YMCA Membership

LLH members will now receive a 25% discount on their YMCA membership, which will give them full access to member amenities and services. A new online only Y membership option will soon be available as well, for individuals who wish to participate in virtual group fitness classes instead of coming to the Y in person.

If you have any questions about our arrangements with the Y, please contact Cheryl at executivedirector@lovelivingathome.org or 607-319-0162.

ATTENTION
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Ithaca YMCA is having Volunteer Days at their Outdoor Education Center to clean, organize and beautify the front entrance and pavilion area. Also, to trim and maintain trails, organize and maintain low elements team training course and playing field.
 
Contact Frank Towner. YMCA Phone #. 607-257-0101, Cell # 607-339-3209
 
May 6th, May 8th, May 20th between 10:00 until 1:00 or as long as you can.
 
Suggested requirements: Gloves, work boots, and/or rubber boots, safety glasses, water, snacks, or full lunch. Tools such as rakes, shovels, clippers. Loppers and saws will be provided.

ENTERTAINMENT ETCETERA

The Old Farmer's Almanac: What Is May Day?
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Announcement: The Great New York State Fair 2021
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NY State Fair History
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Cinemapolis Update: Virtual & In-Person
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Ithaca Neighborhood Walking Map
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Book & Binge Bundles: Tompkins County Public Library
Photos

Here Are A Few Pictures Of Spring Blooms
Taken At McGraw House,
Thanks To LLH Member, Linda Weaver

INSPIRATIONAL & CHUCKLES


Inspirational


Chuckles



Have a lovely day ~ Stay in touch!