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Tompkins County Office for the Aging 2022 Public Hearing

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging held its annual Public Hearing on Tuesday, November 15, 2022.  The Public Hearing can be viewed on Tompkins County's YouTube channel. The Public Hearing provides a venue for community members to learn about programs and services provided by the Office for the Aging.  It is also an important opportunity for the public to offer feedback about issues affecting older adults in our community and to provide input for the departments plan for 2023.

We are still collecting feedback and invite members of the public to read the 2023 Proposed Plan Abstract and provide input through a very brief survey. You may complete this survey by visiting or by calling our office at 607-274-5482 and a staff person will record your feedback over the phone. The survey will remain open through November 30th.

The following are the survey questions:

  1. The following services are provided by the Office for the Aging. Do you have any suggestions on ways we could improve these services to meet the needs of the community? If yes, please identify the service and provide comments below.           


                    In Home Services i.e., housekeeping, personal care, respite

                    Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)

                    Caregiver Services, i.e., support groups, trainings, respite

                    Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

                    Health Insurance Counseling (HIICAP)

                    Information, Referral, and Counseling

                    Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

                    Project Care Friendly Visiting Program

                    Food and Nutrition Services

                    Small Home Repair Services

                    Falls Prevention

                    Legal Services

                   Technology Services i.e., access, training


      2. Are you in need of additional services that you have not been able to find offered in our community? If so, what are those services?


      3. Do you have any other comments related to future services for older adults?