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Tompkins County Office for the Aging 2024 Public Hearing

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging held its annual Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 11:00 am at the Danby Community Church, 1859 Danby Road, Ithaca.  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 2024.

Please click here to view the public hearing on the Tompkins County YouTube page.

We invite members of the public to read the abstract for our 2024 plan and provide input through a very brief survey.  You may access 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 February 29th.

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 comment below.           

                    Transportation to vital services, i.e. medical appointments, food distribution

                    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

                    CAPS Evaluations and Falls Prevention

                   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 general comments or suggestions related to future services for older adults?