Cornell Companions - Beechtree
Residents at the Beechtree first saw the bright faces and wagging tails of Cornell Companions volunteers in the Fall of 2002. The Reconstruction Home has three floors of about 40 residents each. Some are coherent and relatively active people; others can neither communicate clearly nor get around easily. The first floor houses the Alzheimer's special care unit. Each floor has a lounge where some residents gather excitedly on nights when Cornell Companions visits are scheduled. Volunteers also visit residents in their rooms before they settle down for the night.
Distance from Cornell: 1.75 miles, or about 4 minutes
318 South Albany St.
Ithaca, NY 14850