Career/Life 5.06.16


Cooking demonstration: Stir Fry Basics
With or without a wok, Beth McKinney, RDN, will demonstrate three Asian style dishes, May 6, noon-1 p.m., in 360 Martha Van Rensselaer. If you’ve always wanted to cook with tofu, now’s your chance. Dishes will include one fish, one tofu and one chicken. Samples will be provided to all participants. Register here.

Sail away
Sailing lessons and summer seasonal memberships to the Merrill Family Sailing Center are available. Cost per class – three 2.5 hr. lessons on consecutive days – is $100 per person.

  • Class 1: May 25, 26, 27 (Wed.-Fri.) 3-5:30 p.m.
  • Class 2: June 1, 2, 3 (Wed.-Fri.) 3-5:30 p.m.
  • Class 3: June 8, 9, 10 (Wed.-Fri.) 3-5:30 p.m.
  • Class 4: June 15, 16, 17 (Wed.-Fri.) 3-5:30 p.m.
  • Class 5: June 22, 23, 24 (Wed.-Fri.) 3-5:30 p.m.

To register for a class, or to ask questions, contact Pat Crowley directly at the Sailing Center by email Note: classes must have four people minimum to run; maximum capacity 12.  Additional information.

Hit the course
Golf lessons and summer seasonal memberships to the Robert Trent Jones-designed Cornell Golf Course are available. Additional Information.


Elder care, caregiver news

The monthly Elder Care/Caregiver E-News, provided by the Office of Career/Life Services, provides e-list members with information on campus- and community-related events, programs and resources that may interest caregivers and those they provide care for.
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Some upcoming opportunities listed in the newsletter include:

Healthy Aging Program offers fitness testing
Cornell Wellness offers recreation members physical fitness testing in a group setting for older adults. This group test, June 6, 9-10 a.m. (sign-in starts at 8:45 a.m.), will be held at the Helen Newman Hall Dance Studio. You must have a current Recreational Membership (formally called Wellness Membership) to participate. Register here.

Classes for Healthy Aging
Looking to add something new to your fitness routine? Cornell Wellness offers everything from high-energy, low-impact 30-minute Spinning® to rejuvenating Restorative Yoga. Classes for Healthy Aging are led by highly qualified instructors that ensure all participants are challenged appropriately and offered modifications for any aches, pains or chronic conditions. Contact Jenn Bennett, program coordinator, for more information or with questions. You must have a current Recreational Membership (formally called Wellness Membership) to participate in classes for healthy aging.

“The Importance of Meaningful Activity for Aging Gracefully
Eleanor Liebson, occupational therapist, Cayuga Medical Center Occupational Therapy, will present this lecture May 13, 2-3 p.m., in the 
Dewitt Clinton Auditorium at Kendal, just off Triphammer Rd., Ithaca. Free and open to all. Light refreshments, plenty of free parking
. Contact Elizabeth Heath, public relations specialist
, Cayuga Medical Center, 607-274-4104, with questions.

Learn about “Love Living at Home
Love Living at Home (LLH), a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has opened in Tompkins County to help older adults live at home as long as possible. LLH follows a national virtual-village model that seeks to improve access to services, increase socialization and civic engagement, and strengthen a sense of community among its participants in support of successful aging at home.
 Next meeting: May 11, 3-4:30 p.m., Kendal at Ithaca Auditorium, 2230 North Triphammer Road. 
Light refreshments.

Lifelong’s 64th annual luncheon and meeting
 will be held May 19, noon-2 p.m., at the 
Country Club of Ithaca, with 
guest speaker Michelle Courtney Berry. A donation of $25 includes lunch and gratuity. RSVP no later than May 6 by phone (273-1511) or email (

“Dementia Care 16” conference 
This conference will be held May 25, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Syracuse Hotel and Conference Center.
 The theme: “Empowering Caregivers with Practical Solutions.” Registration: $75. More information at the website; click the Dementia Care 2016 link.