Cornell Elderly Partnership

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CEP hopes you and your family are staying safe in this difficult time. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 pandemic, CEP is no longer able to go on our weekly visits to Cayuga Ridge Nursing Home. Right now, the elderly population is more vulnerable and isolated than ever before. We look forward to the day that it is safe to resume our weekly visits and support the residents however we can. But until then, we strive to find new ways to remotely assist the elderly. We will keep our webpage updated with information on the evolving pandemic as well as resources to help the elderly from afar.

What We Do:

The mission of the Cornell Elderly Partnership (CEP) is to facilitate relationships, interaction, and mutual learning between students and elders in the Ithaca community. We visit Cayuga Ridge Nursing Home every Friday from 3:30-5:30pm to spend time with the residents.

Spread Joy

A simple conversation can be enough to brighten a resident's day.

Foster Relationships

Building relationships between students and elders can help bridge generational gaps in our community.

Raise Awareness

Acknowledging the social justice issues surrounding elder care is an important step in improving the system.