Tompkins County is a mecca for retirees, with a wide range of programs and services for seniors of all ages and interests.

Longview MP

Longview, an Ithacare Community

WITH SO MANY CHOICES FOR RECREATION, EDUCATION AND ENTERTAINMENT, Tompkins County is attractive to people of all ages, lifestyles and backgrounds. And older adults have an abundance of services from which to choose in this thriving community. For active retirees, there are miles of hiking trails through the beautiful Finger Lakes Region as well as many golf courses, and opportunities for swimming and boating. Winter welcomes snowshoes, skis and ice skates.

Lifelong (, a local senior center, offers numerous learning opportunities ranging from computer classes to opera appreciation, and local history to painting lessons. Excellent health care services are located at world-class facilities in Tompkins County. GADABOUT Transportation Services provides door-to-door rides to doctors’ appointments and shopping for seniors over 60. Several independent senior housing and assisted living facilities, rehabilitation services and nursing homes provide specialized care to the elderly of the community.

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging works with a variety of governmental agencies and non-profit organizations to ensure availability of a wide range of services and programs for seniors of all ages and interests. For additional information on senior services and programs, visit or call 607-274-5482.