Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who can participate?
    We accept individuals who have experienced a stroke, or other brain injuries such as an aneurism. The program is geared toward adults and older adults. We interview and assess individuals to determine the appropriateness of the program in meeting their needs and goals. Please call the program manager if you are interested or have any questions.
  • Where does the program meet?
    The program meets at Longview, an Ithacare residential community. Longview is located one half mile south of the main entrance to IThaca College off of 96B in Ithaca, NY. Click here to view more information about Longview.
  • When does the program meet?
    The program offers two sessions per calendar year. We operate in accordance to an academic calendar. The fall session begins in early September and meets through early December. The spring session begins in early January and meets through early May. Each session runs for approximately 14 weeks.
  • How often does the program meet?
    The program meets three days a week for approximately 12-15 hours of programming. Hours vary by semester.
  • What programs are offered?
    The following services are provided by licensed therapists and their students;
    Physical Therapy programs
    Occupational Therapy programs
    Speech Therapy programs
    Therapeutic Recreation programs
  • Who do I contact if I am interested in joining as a participant, volunteering/observing, or if I am a student interested in a fieldwork experience at the Center for Life Skills?
    If you are an interested participant or you would like to volunteer or observe, please contact program manager, Catherine Gooch ( If you are an interested student, please contact your advisor in your chosen field of study.

Have another question or need more information? Contact...

Catherine Gooch, M.S. Ed., CTRS
Program Manager
Ithaca College Center for Life Skills
1 Bella Vista Drive
Ithaca, NY 14850

Phone: 607.375.6312

Therapeutic Recreation students working with participants