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With a growing aging population, and the vast majority of that population wanting to stay in their homes later in life, Tompkins County will need all the help it can get in the near future to handle the influx of retirees as the Baby Boomer generation exits the workforce.

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It’s almost tax season again, and Lifelong, a non-profit whose mission is to enhance the lives on older adults in Tompkins County, is again offering its free tax preparation program.

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Whether it’s about making something appropriate to the season or expanding the tactile experience of the craft, knitters, crocheters and spinners who appreciate natural fibers generally touch everything they come across before deciding on what they’ll use. In a fiber-universe of ever-expandi…

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Golf remains a popular sport, and there are a number of courses in the Finger Lakes region to go out and ruin a nice walk on. The sport is low impact, courses are well maintained to safely walk on, there's plenty of opportunities to make new friends, there's a clubhouse to have a drink or en…

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Retirement can be the best time to travel, and Lifelong in Ithaca aims to show that it is possible to have a worry-free trip that takes care of virtually everything — including airfare and accommodations — while providing the security that comes with traveling in a group of like-minded locals.

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So, the preacher says to the elderly, non-church-attending woman, “At your age, you should start thinking about the hereafter,” and she says, “I do! I think about the hereafter all the time; I go into the pantry from the kitchen, or upstairs from downstairs, and I wonder, what am I here after?”

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Although you might not know it from watching it, Tai Chi is a martial art. One of hundreds of methods of practicing hand-to-hand combat skills in China, the original t’ai chi chu’an relied on a low-center-of-gravity-stance to strengthen the combatant’s ability to deflect blows, kick, and str…

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According to the Better Housing for Tompkins County website, the agency has “Elder Cottages” to rent. These are small dwellings for senior citizens, with the idea that the dwelling can be parked in the backyard of one's grown children- preserving independence and privacy at the same time it …

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It’s that dreaded time of year - tax season - but at Lifelong on West Court Street in Ithaca kindhearted volunteers are ready and able to assist those who need help filing their taxes (and they even have some fun while doing it.) Lifelong’s mission is enhance the lives of older adults in Tom…

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Since he was a six-year old boy growing up in Berkley, California, Maurice Haltom had a passion for movement and physical manipulation. What started out as an interest in percussions (drums) soon morphed into a fascination for all forms of “physical culture,” as he puts it.

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One of a kind food and beer options, as well as historical sites and landmarks, await during a day trip to Rochester. If you are looking for a fun way to spend a day, Rochester is just a short 90 mile drive via NY-96N and paying the small toll onto 90W. Once in the city, there is a plethora …

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For two weeks each summer, quilters from around the world thread their way to Onondaga Community College in Syracuse for two weeks of study, classes and creative exploration in fiber arts. Quilting by the Lake, to be held this year July 19-31, is a sort of summer camp for serious quilt artis…

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For a sweet way to learn a new skill, in the confidence that even any mistakes will be enthusiastically enjoyed, classes in icing… um… take the cake. Tools, know-how and delicious recipes add up to one-of-a-kind, unforgettable desserts and a learning process students return to for multiple h…