Health Planning Council Meeting Presentations

Group Listening to Presentations

5-6.2022 Long Term Care Committee –

  • Advanced Care Planning Anna Rosenblatt – Subcommittee Chair
  • Emergency Planning for LTC: Lessons Learned During Hurricanes Irene and Sandy – Michael Stitley, Director, Tompkins County Department of Emergency Response
  • Emergency Preparedness Core Advisory Group and the Accessible Sidewalks for All People Initiative Jan Lynch, Director, Finger Lakes Independence Center

Watch the Meeting Recording

2-4-2022 Long Term Care Committee –
What’s Happening with Long Term Care and Aging Services in 2022?:
The Committee received presentations from the County Office on Aging, Age Friendly Tompkins, Finger Lakes Independence Center, Long Term Care and Subcommittees, NY Statewide Senior Action Council, and Alzheimer’s Association of CNY. 
11-5-2021 Long Term Care Committee – “Home Care Resources and Programs in Tompkins County” with: Amy Jackson, County Office for the Aging; Teressa Sivers, Finger Lakes Independence Center. 

“Making a Bad Situation Worse: Examining the Challenges Facing Rural Home Care Workers and Delivery” with Johnnie Kallas, PhD Candidate, Cornell University ILR.

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” 


2-5-2021 Long Term Care Committee, Combating Social Isolation in the Aging Population” with Becky Preve, Executive Director, Association on Aging for New York State. The minutes of November 6, 2020 were approved. The Falls Prevention Work Group shared a flyer

Draft minutes for the 2-5-2021 meeting can be found here.

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.
11-6-2020 Long Term Care Committee, “Care Compass Network Telehealth Program” presented by Wayne Teris, MD, CPE,FAAFP, Chief Medical Officer, Care Compass Network.
A Report to the LTC Committee – November 6 was discussed and the Minutes of the LTC Committee-August 7, 2020 were approved at the meeting.
8-11-2020 The Health Planning Council hosted a special webinar with infectious disease specialist Douglas MacQueen, MD from Cayuga Medical Center.  He gave us an overview on “What You Should Know About COVID-19 – Where Are We Today?”
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.