8-6-2021 Long Term Care Committee, “NYS Age Friendly Health Systems: A Look at the Upstate Action Community Initiative” with Dora Fisher, Director of Post Acute and Continuing Care, Healthcare Association of New York State; Pattricia Derowitsch, Director of the Medical Surgical Unit, Noyes Memorial Hospital, and Elizabeth Gray, Regional Care Management Coordinator and the Director of UR and Care Transitions, Noyes Memorial Hospital.
5-7-2021 Long Term Care Committee, “Kendal at Ithaca’s Navigation of the Pandemic: Impact on Mental Health” with Sherry Smart, Social Worker, Kendal at Ithaca. “Tompkins County: Promoting Age Friendly Communities Project”
11-9-2020 Health Planning Council Advisory Board.
Presentation by Matt Yarrow, Assistant General Manager on the TCAT Transit and Development Plan
. Board members discussed transit needs of clients and patients, employees, and community residents. Shawna Black shared the Tompkins County Proclamation
recognizing home health aides for their compassionate care and November 8-14 as Home Care Aide Week.
8-7-2020 Long Term Care Committee
“Addressing Worker Stress in Long Term Care Facilities and the Trauma Informed Care Champion Team Model” presented by Barbara Ganzel, PhD, Director of the Gerontology Institute at Ithaca College. A copy of her presentation is included here
. Teri Reinemann of the Finger Lakes Independence Center presented an update
of the Age Friendly Center of Excellence initiative led by the Tompkins County Office for the Aging.
2-10-2020 Health Planning Council Advisory Board. “A Plan for Improving Our Community Health.”
Presented by Samantha Hillson, MPH, Director of Health Promotion and Ted Schiele, MS, Health Promotion Program, of the Tompkins County Health Department. To review the entire Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Program, use this link.
1-21-2020 Tompkins County Workplace Wellness Summit
, Sponsored by the Southern Tier Population Health Improvement Program. “Wellness at the Crossroads
” by Dr. Mary Tabacchi, Professor Emerita, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.