The Ithaca College/Longview Partnership: Opportunities for Campus Community Involvement

09/06/2013

Contributed by Christine Pogorzala

Ithaca College has had a very successful programmatic partnership with Longview, a retirement community located on Danby Road, for the past 14 years. There are a number of opportunities for members of the Ithaca College Community to become involved at Longview.

 

 

Part of this relationship has involved an ongoing Faculty & Staff Lecture Series.  Lectures are scheduled on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:00 in the Longview auditorium.

Volunteer speakers are now being recruited for the following dates: October 23rd, November 6th & December 4th

Contact Chris Pogorzala, the IC/LV Coordinator if you would be interested in doing a presentation at Longview at 274-1051 or pogorzal@ithaca.edu.

Examples of recent presentations include:

Activity Engagement in Cognitive Aging:  A Review of the Evidence by Yvonne Rogalski (Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology); It’s OK if this Presentation is Just OK! By James Mica (Office of Admissions); Tools to Make Your Life Easier by Lynn Gitlow (Occupational Therapy); and later this month:  Women’s Humor in Qatar: Cultural Perceptions of Women and Women’s Voice by MaryAnn Rishel (Emerita Professor of Writing).  

Faculty members can involve their students at Longview through course related, and/or service learning projects.  Intergenerational discussion groups, tours of Longview, recreational and social activities planned by students, and student presentations or performances held at Longview are all possibilities. Chris Pogorzala will work with faculty and students to identify options and to facilitate scheduling, promotion of programs, and recruitment of Longview participants. 

On days that classes are in session there is a shuttle that provides transportation between Longview and the College from 8:40 a.m. to 1:00 on MWF and 9:00 to 12:25 p.m. on Tu/Th with regular stops at the Center for Health Sciences and Textor.  This shuttle is available to members of both the Longview and Ithaca College Communities.  The shuttle schedule is posted on the Gerontology Institute web site (http://www.ithaca.edu/aging/longview/).  Please note that at the beginning of the semester it is sometimes necessary to adjust the shuttle schedule to meet the needs of ongoing riders; any permanent changes to this schedule will be posted on Intercom.

Contact for all of the above

Christine Pogorzala, Ithaca College/Longview Coordinator                                               

(607) 274-1051 or pogorzal@ithaca.edu

 

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