Want to know what's on the horizon for Cortland County?
Our community calendar is up-to-date, featuring all kinds of healthful, recreational, educational events for families of all shapes and sizes.
Cash4Change Youth Mini-Grants Applications Open
CACTC is providing grants to youth for up to $250 to fund youth-led community projects, in support of youth leadership and fresh ideas for how to address local needs in Cortland County. For more information, please visit www.cortlandareactc.org
AARP "Smart Driver" 6-Hour Driver Refresher Class
This two-day, six-hour AARP “Smart Driver” refresher course geared for drivers aged 50 and older, but open to drivers of any age. This course is approved by the N.Y.S. Department of Motor Vehicles for points and insurance reduction. Participants are encouraged to bring a sweater or jacket and your AARP Membership card for a discount on the class fee. A one hour lunch break will be provided for Saturday classes. Preregistration is required by calling the Cortland County Health Department at 758-5509. Class may be rescheduled due to lack of registrations, and walk-ins might be turned away. Join us!
When: Saturday, March 9th from 9:00am-4:00pm with a 1-hour lunch break.
Where: The Cortland Community Center located at 90 Central Avenue in Cortland (in the former train station).
When: Saturday, March 23rd from 9:00am-4:00pm with a 1-hour lunch break.
Where: The Regional Training Center located at 3577 Terrace Road in Cortland next to the Cortlandville Town Hall.
Legal and Financial Planning
The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease makes planning for the future more important than ever this is an interactive program where you will have a chance to learn about important legal and financial issues to consider, how to put plans in place, and how to access legal and financial resources near you. This program will cover information for families and individuals dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Topics covered will include: • Making legal plans that fit your needs • Legal documents you’ll need and what they mean for all of you • How to find legal and financial assistance • Practical strategies for making a long-term plan of care Please join us for this free event hosted by the Cortland County Area Agency on Aging’s Caregiver Resource Center, Call (607)753-5060 to register.
When: Monday, March 18th 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Room 302 of the County Office Building, Cortland.
607 Healing Hearts: Overdose Grief Support Group
WHEN: Every Third Monday of the Month, 6pm-8pm
WHERE: 28 North Main Street, Cortland, NY 13045
WHAT: A support group for parents and guardians who have lost a child due to an overdose are invited to attend
Parents and Change
6:00 - 7:30 pm, meetings every third Monday of the month at the Community Center, 90 Central Avenue, Cortland. For parents and caregivers of children, teens and adults with mental health conditions. “Mental Health is nothing to be ashamed of. Neither is talking about it.” Contact: Beckey Tripp, Parentsandchange@yahoo.com. See flyer for details.
Family Caregivers Support Group ***NEW TIME & PLACE***
Caregivers Support Group Come join us! And meet with others who are also coping with caregiving issues. The Caregivers Support Group meets monthly, every 4th Thursday. This is open to those who provide care and support for a loved one, friend or neighbor who is 60 or older. We will be meeting at the Cortland Regional Medical Center in the basement, Conference Room B, from 3-4pm, Walk-ins are welcome! Sponsored by the Cortland County Area Agency on Aging. For more information call the Caregivers Resource Center at (607) 753-5060.
NAMI Syracuse Support and Sharing Meeting
3rd Tuesday of each month, 7 pm. Meets at Transitional Living Services, 420 East Genesee Street, Syracuse (parking and entrance in rear of building). Support and advocacy for families and friends of persons with psychiatric disorders. Sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), call 315-487-2085 for more information.
Bonesavers: Strength Building Exercise Program
Cincinnatus, Presbyterian Church, Mondays & Wednesdays 9am-10am
Harford, Senior Center, Mondays & Thursdays 9:30am-10:30 am
Homer, Senior Center, Wednesdays & Fridays 1:30pm-2:30pm
McGraw, Senior Center, Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am-11am
WHAT: Weight-bearing gentle exercise done slowly with hand and ankle weights to provide strength training. Registration is required for the class and can be done by calling the RSVP office at 753-5057. Space is limited. Please call RSVP with any questions or to register for a class.