Ithaca College Gerontology Institute Will Present Workshop on Aging and Disabilities

ITHACA, NY — The Ithaca College Gerontology Institute and the Office of Extended Studies will present the third of three fall workshops on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Country Inn & Suites, 1100 Danby Road. Running from 2 to 4:30 p.m., the presentation is entitled “Aging with Disabilities and Quality of Life.”

The registration fee for this continuing education opportunity is $25 ($15 for retired people). Registration must be completed no later than one week prior to the workshop. Ithaca College faculty and students may attend at no charge but must still register.

For more information and to register, go to or contact the Office of Extended Studies at (607) 274-3143.

Presenters Pat Montanez and Edina Williams-Batar from the Franziska Racker Centers will focus on issues related to aging and people with disabilities, including supporting people with disabilities as they age in their home environment and helping seniors stay connected to one another and to the wider community. In addition, Montanez — director of residential services and program development at the Racker Centers — and Williams-Batar — senior opportunity development facilitator — will discuss how building connections within the community lends valued resources to seniors.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Denise Wells, outreach and engagement coordinator, at (607) 274-1607 or Requests for accommodations should be made as soon as possible.