The Tompkins County Office for the Aging maintains a list of individuals who would be willing to do fall yard work and snow shoveling for older adults.
Every winter, Ithaca becomes an obstacle course, as pedestrians struggle to navigate walkways blocked with snow & ice. Sidewalks are often a problem. Crosswalks are worse – especially at the ends where they meet the sidewalk. Uncleared crosswalks often persist long after the traffic lanes and sidewalks are clear, because under current Ithaca city policy, no one at all is responsible for clearing them. Blocked walkways are a problem for everyone in Ithaca, but especially for older adults, people with disabilities or mobility impairments, and low-income families.
The office is currently updating its list and needs more workers. We are especially in need of people who are willing to work in places outside of the City of Ithaca and in rural areas. If you are interested in assisting older adults with yard work or by shoveling or plowing, on either a paid or volunteer basis, please call the Tompkins County Office for the Aging at: (607) 274-5482