About Us


To enhance the lives of older adults in Tompkins County.


We are committed to creating a community where growing older well is a vital part of life. Lifelong is a primary resource in meeting that goal. We will thrive as a vibrant hub for a wide variety of activities geared to older adults throughout the county – activities which promote continued mental, physical, and creative growth in a welcoming environment that is comfortable for all. While many Lifelong members are not retirees, people know that when they plan their retirement Lifelong will be there for them as an important part of their continuing quality of life. Volunteers at Lifelong and throughout the community will feel valued as they give back to their community and share their talents with others. Lifelong is here to help everyone navigate issues of aging well.

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For over 60 years Lifelong has been a vibrant hub for adults 50 and over. Based at our downtown center and throughout the county, the breadth and quality of our programs are amazing.

From free income tax and Medicare counseling to on-going classes and lectures that are stimulating mentally, physically, socially and creatively, Lifelong functions as a welcoming “second home” for hundreds of participants.

Additionally Lifelong coordinates over 400 volunteers who serve 50 local not-for-profits.

To learn more about Lifelong, please stop by or call 273-1511 to schedule a personal tour.