Listservs: Send an email to email@example.com to ask to join the Caroline Brooktondale Forum. To stay up to date on local affairs and to subscribe for Town announcements, visit www.townofcaroline.org. Join the Tompkins county human services coalition listserv at hsctc.org/listserv.
Calendar: Find the Caroline Community Calendar at https://tinyurl.com/carolinecalendar.
Emergency alerts: To receive relevant emergency notifications on your phone, visit http://www.tompkinscountyny.gov/doer/swift911ALERTS.
Health Care Navigators provide FREE advice and assistance in choosing a health insurance plan. New York still offers the excellent and affordable Essential Plan to low income families. Find a navigator here: https://info.nystateofhealth.ny.gov/IPANavigatorSiteLocations.
Energy Navigators provide FREE advice on lowering your energy bills and your carbon footprint. They will help you find and apply for relevant programs and incentives. Learn more at: www.getyourgreenbacktompkins.org/#/energy-efficient-home/.
Funeral Consumers Alliance of the Finger Lakes is an all-volunteer nonprofit public-service organization promoting consumer education and protection for those dealing with funeral-related issues. Visit www.fingerlakesfunerals.org or telephone 607-273-8316.
Lifelong Senior Citizens Center of Tompkins County, at 119 West Court Street in Ithaca, enhances the lives of older adults with a wide range of programs and activities. tclifelong.org.
Gadabout offers affordable, reliable, and safe door-to-door transportation (for medical appointments, shopping, social events, etc.) for the elderly and disabled, anywhere in Tompkins County. Phone 273-1878 to schedule a ride. Learn more at gadaboutbus.org.
FISH (Friends in Service Helping) offers no-cost transportation to medical and health related services for residents of Tompkins County. Phone 211 helpline or 1-877-211-8667. fishoftc.org.
Foodnet Meals on Wheels offers a range of programs including nutritious meals, friendly visits, and safety checks. Call 607-266-9553. Learn more at foodnet.org.
Office for the Aging provides objective information regarding the array of services available for older adults and their caregivers. Visit tompkinscountyny.gov/cofa or call (607) 274-5482.
The New York Statewide Senior Action Council promotes the dignity, well-being and security of all senior citizens in NY through education, counseling and advocacy. 607-319-4888 in Brooktondale, or 800-333-4374. nysenior.org.
Hospicare offers both hospice care and palliative care, medical specialties that allow patients and their families to focus on quality of life. Learn more at www.hospicare.org.
Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service hotline offers free and confidential crisis counseling. Call 607-272-1616 or learn more a www.ithacacrisis.org.
Ithaca Community Recovery provides safe, affordable, drug/alcohol free meeting and event space for 12-Step and other recovery oriented groups, individuals and their families. Learn more at www.ithacacommunityrecovery.org.
Cornell Cooperative Extension offers classes and expertise in many subject areas, including agriculture, community, energy, environment, family, food, gardening, personal finance. They also have programs oriented toward youth. Learn more at ccetompkins.org.
American Red Cross welcomes donors at blood drives throughout Tompkins County, including at the Brooktondale Fire Station. For a schedule of upcoming drives, visit www.redcrossblood.org.
Catholic Charities have a give away clothes closet and many other services, incl. support for immigrants. https://www.catholiccharitiestt.org/.