TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y. — The Tompkins County Office of the Aging is reaching out to the community to ask if anyone would be willing, either on a paid or volunteer basis, to assist older adults with yard work.

The office maintains a list of individuals willing to do yard work in the spring and summer months. They have a similar list for shoveling in winter months.

They are currently updating their list and are in need of more workers, especially people who are willing to work outside the City of Ithaca in rural areas.

Anyone interested assisting older adults on either a volunteer or paid basis is asked to contact the Office of the Aging at 607-274-5482.

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Kelsey O'Connor

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