Partnering with the Tompkins County United Way site “Get Connected”, Lifelong is launching a new volunteer program. Free of the restrictions, reporting, and shrinking funding associated with our previous program (RSVP), our new program will help link seniors with volunteer opportunities throughout the county.
As former RSVP volunteers, you will be on our Volunteers Connected list and will receive our “News & Notes” email newsletter and the Lifelong email blast. If you don’t want to be included, please let us know.
For more information contact : Joyce Billing at firstname.lastname@example.org
~All Seniors age 60+
(with spouses of any age)
~Individuals with disabilities
~Individuals with incomes below $34,000
~Families incomes below $56,000
Returns prepared by IRS trained and certified volunteers
Some complex returns may not qualify.
Lifelong tax preparation is on Thursdays, 8:30 – 3:30, Fridays and Saturdays 9 – 1:00, from January 30 – April 11.
Trumansburg tax preparation is on Wednesdays, 9 – 1:30 between February 5 and April 15.
We can help you through the mazes of health insurance, prescription drug programs and Medicare (including Part D) with our HIICAP program , counseling and workshops. HEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION COUNSELING AND ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Are you struggling with questions like these? . . . How do I go about enrolling in Medicare? When do I have to enroll in a Prescription Drug Program? What will a Medigap Policy do for me? Am I eligible for EPIC, the NY state prescription drug program? Is extra help available to pay for prescription drug costs?
How does Medicaid work with Medicare?
HIICAP health counselors at Lifelong (273-1511) and the Tompkins County Office for the Aging (274-5482) can help you find answers to these and similar health insurance questions. Why not arrange to speak with one of these counselors? Counseling sessions are private and available by appointment on Wednesdays each month. Bring the following with you to the HIICAP appointment:
HIICAP services are rendered free of charge. For even more information, see the Social Security Administration website at www.ssa.gov. Trained volunteers from the Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program (HIICAP) also navigate seniors through Medicare, Medigap, Medicaid, prescription medication and claim issues.
The time to investigate and change your Medicare plan is now, during Open Enrollment Election Period. Lifelong is offering its annual series of Open Enrollment Clinics during this time giving the community a resource to find answers to any questions about Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans, Medigap, and coordination of benefits. This is your opportunity to explore ways to save money on premiums and medications, compare options and select the best match for you. Certified HIICAP counselors offer Free, non-biased 1:1 health insurance counseling on a first-come, first-served basis, on the following clinic dates:
Wednesday, October 31 1 – 3:00
Thursday, November 7 1 – 3:00
Tuesday, November 12 1 – 3:00
Thursday, November 21 2 – 4:00
Thursday, December 4 10 – 12:00
PLEASE NOTE: New walk-ins not accepted 30 minutes before a clinic ends.
Please bring the following with you:
call Lifelong at 273-1511 for more information
Lifelong’s HIICAP Program is funded by the Tompkins County Office of the Aging