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Ithaca College has had a very successful programmatic partnership with Longview, a retirement community located on Danby Road, for the past 13 years. There are many opportunities for members of the Ithaca College Community to become involved at Longview, including:

  • Ithaca College Faculty/Staff Lecture Series at Longview:  There has been an ongoing, monthly faculty/staff speaker series at Longview since the beginning of the partnership in Spring 1999.  These presentations are informal and can be academic in nature, related to areas of personal interest, or involve poetry readings or music performances. An appreciative audience is guaranteed!  These monthly presentations generally take place on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Longview auditorium, though it is sometimes possible to schedule on other days and times.

Presentations given from Summer 2012 to present include: President Rochon: How American Values Have Changed in Your Lifetime and Why; Cyndy Scheibe (Psychology) Media Constructions of Presidential Campaigns: What We’ve Learned from the Past and How We Can Make Sense of the Present;  Beth Ellen Clark Joseph (Physics) The OSIRIS-Rex NASA Asteroid Sample Return Mission; Carole Dennis & Graduate Students Maria Barton, Jamie Edelson, Jennifer Barratt and Jennifer Biondi (Occupational Therapy) Babies Driving Robots!  In November, Marian Brown (Special Assistant for Campus and Community Sustainability) will be giving an update to the residents on Ithaca College's Climate Action Plan.

Needed: Speakers for Spring 2013: Anyone who is interested in speaking at Longview during the spring semester, even if you are not ready to make a specific commitment at this time, should contact Chris Pogorzala, the IC/LV Coordinator. There is also a need for faculty who might be interested in offering ‘short courses’ (several presentations on a particular subject) at Longview.

  • Course Related Projects at Longview: 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.
  • Volunteer at Longview: Students, staff and faculty are welcome to volunteer at Longview. This might involve hosting a social event, assisting in existing recreation programs, creating new ongoing activities, providing theater or music performances, or planning a social event or dance.
  • Longview Quilt Group:  The Quilt Group at Longview is always looking for new members to teach and share skills with – staff, faculty or students.  No quilting/sewing skills are required. This group meets on Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the Ithaca College classroom at Longview. Anyone who is interested should contact Chris Pogorzala prior to attending.
  • Longview/Ithaca College Shuttle

On days that classes are in session there is a shuttle that provides transportation between Longview and the College. It runs about every 15 minutes from approximately 8:40 a.m. to 1:00 on MWF, and from 9:05 to 12:30 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.  Chris Pogorzala can provide copies (electronic or paper) of the shuttle schedule and it is also posted on the Gerontology Institute web site (

Contact for all of the above

Christine Pogorzala, Ithaca College/Longview Coordinator

               274-1051 or


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