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LIFELONG

119 W Court Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
607-273-1511
 Membership and benefits such as classes are open to anyone age 50 & up
Mission: 
To enhance the lives of older adults in Tompkins County.
Lifelong will be closed January 16 for Martin Luther King Day


Liza Burger  
Executive Director
lburger@tclifelong.org

Teri Reinemann
Program Director
treinemann@tclifelong.org

Karen Koyanagi 
Program Assistant

kkoyanagi@tclifelong.org

Robin Tuttle 
Business Manager

rtuttle@tclifelong.org

Khaki Wunderlich
TCE Coordinator
tcelifelong@gmail.com

Mary-Ann Reeter
HIICAP Coordinator

mreeter@tclifelong.org

Ann Bohman
Front Desk Manager

abohman@tclifelong.org


Ken Kleist
Custodian
Lifelong HAPPENINGS

LIFELONG MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
There are so many reasons to become a member of Lifelong, the community center for adults 50 years and older -  fitness, friendship, games, information, travel, support, creativity, exploration, and more.
Membership benefits include but aren't limited to:
  • Eligibility to participate in Lifelong Activities and Learning (may require additional fees)
  • Eligibility for $30/month unlimited Health and Wellness OR Creative Arts Activities
  • $50 discount on Lifelong travel registrations
  • 20% discount for Mary Durham Boutique
  • 25% discount on Cornell Concert series 
  • 25% discount on Ithaca YMCA membership for Lifelong members 60 years and older
  • Discounted TCAT bus tickets for members 65+
  • Individual support for computer and cell phone questions
New members, returning members who have not been members for five years or more, and existing members who bring in a new member will receive a $10 credit to be applied to any Lifelong offering, if the membership is processed between
January 8 and February 10. 

For more information click here or call Teri at 607-273-1511 or treinemann@tclifelong.org
Lifelong NEWS

1. If you want to take a trip, come and travel with Collette through Lifelong! If you missed the informational sessions you can click on the links below to find out what you missed or call Teri at 607-273-1511
Canadian Rockies 

Alaska 

2. Tax Season is coming. Get ready to have your taxes done for free by our certified tax preparers.  
Please note: if you are 60 years or older or if you had your returns prepared by us last year, you may call for an appointment starting January 9th. If you are not yet 60 and didn't get your taxes done here last year, you must wait until March 1 to call for an appointment. The phone number to call is (607) 216-7862.

3. It's BACK! Open Computer Lab. If you are a member of Lifelong and want access to a computer or the internet, drop in on Mondays from 2:30 - 4:00. (In January, when Monday is a holiday, the lab will be open Thursdays, 1:30- 4:00.) The computers are available for your use and someone will be there to help if you have questions. 
Lifelong's Senior Theatre Troupe Performance of

Friendship

Watch, smile, laugh, and be moved. 

Click here
Lifelong LEARNING

Lifelong offers in-person, hybrid, and virtual classes to exercise your brain and body, and enrich your understanding of the world. You can register for classes by mailing in your registration form with payment, calling us on the phone (have your credit card available), or by dropping down to see us to give us your form and payment. 
Lifelong membership is required  to participate in our Lifelong Learning classes.

 
CLASSES STARTING SOON
Internet Basics
Wednesday, January 11, 11 - 12:00 ($10)
Shakespeare on Film
Wednesdays, January 11 - March 1, 1 - 3:30 (8 sessions, $40)
Africana Library Film Series
Wednesday, January 11, 4:30 - 6:30 (free)

CANCELLATIONS
Open Studio Social Group
Tuesday, January 11
Tai Chi Lifelong
Friday, January 13

CHANGES
Day changed Scrabble Social Group
 January 9, 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Day and time changed Open Computer Lab
Thursday, Jan. 19, 1:30 - 4:00, no open lab the week of January 9
Day changed Clay Studio
Friday, January 20, 10 - 12:00, no studio the week of January 9
Postponed until 2023  Viva La Vegetarian!
Keep watching here for the date of the next dinner

Once you register for any virtual classes, the Zoom link will be sent to you automatically.
For hybrid classes please send us an email requesting the link.
NOTE:
  • Classes with limited enrollment fill up.
  • Classes are cancelled if the registration is too low a week in advance.
    If the instructor feels that there are not enough people, then the class will be cancelled.
If you want to take a course,
please don't wait until the last minute to register!!
Looking for a complete Schedule of upcoming Lifelong offerings? Click here.

Want to know what ongoing Health & Wellness and Creative Arts activities are happening? Click here!

Senior Circle's WINTER 2022 ISSUE can be found if you click here!
A Line from Liza....

Happy new year!  Things are back in full swing at Lifelong and class registrations for the new semester are rolling in.  I hope you've had a chance to look at the newest catalog- kudos to Teri Reinemann on another terrific job and a nice variety of offerings from which to choose!

Next week we welcome our volunteer tax preparers who will spend the week in tax training and readying themselves to complete close to 800 tax returns between February and mid-April!  They are a very dedicated and knowledgeable group serving under the leadership of Khaki Wunderlich, our equally dedicated TCE Coordinator. 

Our tax phone line opens on Monday, January 9th, with Joyce Billing's patient and friendly voice on the other end of the line.  That phone number is: 607-216-7862.  Please leave a message if the line isn't answered right away, and we'll be sure to get back to you to schedule your appointment.  We encourage returning taxpayers and those 60+ to call early in the season, as you don't need to have all documents in hand to schedule an appointment.

Warmly,
Liza

 
Lifelong CINEMA

Africana Library Film Series

2nd Wednesday of the month, January 11 to May 10,
4:30 - 6:30 PM 
(free)
Presenter: Kofi Acree

For complete schedule of films click here.


Lifelong's VOLUNTEERS, CONNECTED!


Thank you!!!
from the Pew Knitters for the great generosity that Lifelong members and friends demonstrated by donating yarn. The donations helped make 825 knitted/crocheted items that were donated to help those in need keep warm this winter. 

...and...

They're still looking for more!
Even if you can't or don't want to get out and about, you may be interested in volunteering virtually.  Click on the title for some suggestions from AARP.

We are compiling information recently received from our survey about volunteer needs in local non-profits.  Stay tuned about upcoming volunteer opportunities!

  Senior Resource Corner
Each week we'll find events, links to events, articles or sites
associated with aging or information about things that might just interest you. 


Dryden Senior Citizens
Senior Citizens Lunch
Monday, January 9, Dryden Veterans Memorial Home, Rt 13
Announcements & meeting, 11:45; lunch at 12:15
$8 for members, $9 non-members 
Menu: lasagna, tossed salad, garlic bread, and gingerbread w/lemon sauce
Entertainment: Saxophonist Dan Bolten playing swing and popular songs 
Annual DSC membership: $5, for anyone 55 or older, meetings held every 2nd and 4th of the month. 

Virtual Senior Center (VSC) now available! 

If you can't make it down to Lifelong, you still have access to exercise classes, social groups, and information through the Virtual Senior Center. While they are not actual Lifelong offerings, they open up the world for those who can't attend our programs. To learn more click here.

 What do you need to join?

  • Any up-to-date desktop/laptop computer, Android tablet, or an iPad
  • A web camera and microphone (if not built into your device) and an internet connection
  • Current Lifelong membership (sliding scale)

If you or someone you know is interested, set up your account  by clicking here.
 
Once your Lifelong membership is verified, you will get an approval to access the site, as well as information on how to familiarize yourself with the program. Tech support is available from VSC to get you started and support you. Many thanks to the Tompkins County Office for the Aging for their collaboration on this offering!

You, Me, and Us
Together, we are the MOSAIC that is the human race
com · mu · ni · ty
/ kəˈmyo͞onədē /
a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.
Lifelong is proud to be a part of the MOSAIC that is our richly diverse country, & to contribute to creating a compassionate, equitable, & just community.

TCPL presents
Writing Around the Writer's Block
Wednesday, January 11 from 11:30 to 1:00 pm
in the BorgWarner Community Room.
 
Led by writer Elisabeth Nonas, a screenwriting professor at Ithaca College for over two decades, this workshop will focus on ways to overcome writer’s block. Attendees will leave with tools to help silence their inner critic and jump-start, re-start, or simply keep their writing on track.
 
To learn more and register, visit https://www.tcpl.org/event/running-around-writers-block.
 
Questions? Contact to Joyce Wheatley at jwheatley@tcpl.org.
IN CLOSING...


Enjoy January and this new year.
PERPLEXED BY TECH?
One-on-one help for Lifelong members available on
Tuesday & Thursday afternoons.
Call Lifelong at 607-273-1511 to make an (up to one hour) appointment to address questions about your cell phone or computer.
Lifelong Gift Certificates Available
Trying to find a gift for someone for the holidays, a birthday, or other special occasion?
A gift certificate from Lifelong is a gift of learning, exercise, health, fun, and companionship.
Ask at the desk or give us a call! 

Questions about Health Insurance?!?

Lifelong's Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program counselors offer free 1:1 counseling via zoom, phone, or in person.
For more information call Lifelong at 273-1511 or email: mreeter@tclifelong.org

NOTARY PUBLIC AT LIFELONG, FREE OF CHARGE

To set up an appointment email Liza Burger at lburger@tclifelong.org
Looking for space to hold a community group meeting
or a gathering of friends and family?

Lifelong rooms are available for rent outside of business hours. The spaces available include a large activity room, smaller conference rooms, and a kitchen.
Interested parties should contact us directly at 607-273-1511
Tompkins County Office for the Aging
214 W. Martin Luther King Jr./State St. Ithaca NY 14850    607- 274-5482
http://www.tompkinscountyny.gov/cofa

THANK YOU COFA FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

 
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