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Healthy Neighborhoods/Homes Program
Presentation by the Tompkins County Health Department

Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 7pm, via the electronic magic of Zoom

To attend the event, tune in to Zoom: click here after 6:55pm.

Or run Zoom manually and tell it, MeetingID: 812 3379 9158 and PassCode: 14850

If you missed the event, here's a YouTube link.

The Healthy Neighborhoods Program (HNP) provides free home safety visits to promote healthy homes. HNP is part of the Health Promotion Program at the Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD), and is funded by a grant from the New York State Department of Health.

The program promotes healthy homes by pursuing the following goals:

  • Prevent Indoor Air Pollution

  • Prevent Asthma Hospitalizations

  • Prevent Residential Fire Deaths

  • Prevent Lead Poisoning

  • Pest control

Homes are identified based on referrals from other agencies, community outreach, or interaction with TCHD staff. TCHD then visits (using a mixture of phone calls, Zoom, and in-person) to introduce ideas to promote a healthy home and to offer educational materials to help the resident determine what is best for their home. Staff may identify safety hazards or areas of concern, and follow-up with information and recommendations for improvement.

The program will also provide products (subject to available supply) to help the resident meet the goals. Products may include:

  • Smoke detectors

  • Carbon monoxide detectors

  • Replacement batteries

  • Radon test kits

  • Fire extinguishers

  • Asthma management tools

  • Green cleaning items

  • Child safety products

  • Injury Prevention products

For more information contact Diana Crouch at the Healthy Neighborhoods Program, 607.274.6702 or []. Check out the TCHD web site, too!

Hatchet and Knife Throwing
with World Champion Paul Maccarone

Sunday, September 11, 2022, 2pm, live in Dotson Park

Watch and learn the mesmerizing, unique skills of Danby resident and world champion knife thrower, Paul Maccarone.

Paul and his wife Christine O'Brien have agreed to give us an afternoon demonstration of this little known international sport. We'll get together in in Dotson Park on a Sunday afternoon and hear the whoosh of hatchets and knives...and the thunk as they hit their target. This will be fun, interesting, and safe for the entire family.

8th (v4.0) Annual Harvest Festival 2022

October 9, 2022, 1-5pm, in Dotson Park, 1825 Danby Road

We're looking forward to a healthy environment in 2022, allowing us to present the 8th (version 4.0) instance of this happy event!

The 3rd Rock Show 2023

Some Sunday in 2023, 1-5pm, Danby's Town Hall, 1830 Danby Road

Postponed from 2021.