SATURDAY APRIL 17, 2021

Published Every Other Saturday

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR





A MESSAGE

FROM

CHERYL





Good Morning, everyone.
 
Over the last 14 months, our Communication Committee and newsletter editors have produced approximately 100 newsletters! These began, and continued throughout the pandemic, as a way to support our members, volunteers and the community at large during a very challenging time. As the situation has slowly improved, the frequency of the newsletter decreased from three times a week to our current offering, every two weeks. 
 
Since the last newsletter, Covid-19 cases continue to drop in Tompkins County. More people are getting vaccinated, and Ithaca College, Cornell University and Tompkins Cortland Community College have all announced that they will require students to be vaccinated before returning to campus in the autumn. As a result of these developments, there is confidence that we may get back to normal sooner rather than later. Additionally, with spring and summer around the corner, we anticipate people will be getting out more and once again doing the things they love; therefore, we will begin to publish the newsletter once a month beginning in June through the fall. 
 
Given these factors, the Communications Committee has started discussing possible revisions to the format and content for our newsletter. To help us with this effort, I would like to hear from you. Which content would you like us to keep? What do we no longer need? Is there additional content you would like us to add? While our newsletter is only one of several ways we stay in touch with and serve our members, it is an important tool. Your feedback will be a valuable contribution toward ensuring we continue to support our members to the best of our ability, now and in the future.
 
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, April 19th at 11:00 am

Women Walking

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Monday, April 19th at 2:00 pm

Men's Walkabout

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Monday, April 19th at 2:45 pm

Sharing Stories Of Our Lives

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Wednesday, April 21st at 2:00 pm

Aging Discussion Group

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Wednesday, April 21st at 4:30 pm

Current Events

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Thursday, April 22nd at 5:00 pm

Happy Hour

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Monday, April 26th at 2:00 pm

Men's Walkabout

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Monday, April 26th at 2:45 pm

Sharing Stories Of Our Lives

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Wednesday, April 28th at 2:00 pm

Cooking Demonstration by Foodnet

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Wednesday, April 28th at 4:30 pm

Current Events Chat

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Thursday, April 29th at 5:00 pm

Happy Hour

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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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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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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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Wednesday, May 12th at 4:30 pm

Current Events Chat

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Tuesday, May 18th at 12:00 noon

Book Group


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TO LLH MEMBERS FROM THE ENVIRONMENTAL INTEREST GROUP

Greetings from the Environmental Interest Group,

We’re ready for the first drop-off of the items you’ve been collecting in Bag #2 (Other Plastics) and in Bag #3 (Personal Care, etc.). Please bring your bags to 203 Highgate Road (park on the street) on Tuesday, April 20, between 10 and noon. If you are unable to drop off your bags, give Cheryl a call, and we’ll arrange to pick them up at your home.

-Amalia, Connie, Lisa, and Susan




Happening Today

You can help prepare Stewart Park and the Waterfront Trail corridor for an incredible Centennial year. Join FSP Saturday, April 17 from 10 am to 12 pm for a morning of spring cleaning! Dress for the weather, wear boots, and bring gloves, garbage bags, litter grabbers or anything else that will help.

Vaccine Availability Update

Love Living at Home would like to share some information with you regarding the COVID Vaccine. We hope the links below can help you and others finding an appointment. Please share this information.

To help ease your registration this is the information any website needs to sign you up: your full name, date of birth, address, your Medicare number, phone number, and someone's email address. Everything else can be skipped.







As Of This Reporting (4-14-21): there have been 4,045 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tompkins County, 3,930 recovered, 30 deaths an 6 hospitalized. There are currently 85 active cases.
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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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College Student Vaccination Day Began On Thursday For Cornell, IC, TC3 After Allocations Arrive: The Ithaca Voice
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Rise In COVID-19 Cases Tied To Travel And Gatherings, Includes Three Variants
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When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated: CDC
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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



SELF-CARE
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
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HuffPost: The 4 Steps That Will Increase Happiness, According To A New Study
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Harvard Health Publishing: 6 Self-Care Steps For A Pandemic


MEMBERS & VOLUNTEERS

*** Attention Adult Children and Real Estate Agents ***


What Our Members Are Saying

"LLH has given me friends. As a newcomer to Ithaca, I knew no one. Now, through meals together and programs attended, I have met some wonderful people."


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.



ENTERTAINMENT ETCETERA

Looking Back - Our Favorite 2020 Video
Comedienne Creates Funny DIY Face Mask Video Parody: GMA Digital
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City Nature Challenge 2021: Ithaca NY
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Why We Still Don't Have Electric Planes
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It's Vaccination Day! - "For The First Time In Forever" Frozen Parody
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Ithaca Neighborhood Walking Map
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Virtual Cinema: Cinemapolis
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Book & Binge Bundles: Tompkins County Public Library

INSPIRATIONAL & CHUCKLES


Inspirational


Chuckles



Have a lovely day ~ Stay in touch!