Getting A Longview
Of Your Future.

Our scenic 34-acre campus is nestled high above Cayuga Lake with pastoral views of Finger Lakes hills and farms. Dense woodlands at the back of the Longview property adjoin Buttermilk Falls State Park, featuring one of the many gorges in the well-known tagline, “Ithaca is gorges.” The peaceful nature trail and wildlife preserve on our campus is cherished by residents, visitors, and staff.

It’s not just “gorges” views though! Downtown Ithaca is the city’s cultural and economic center, featuring a two-block pedestrian friendly mall. Known as The Ithaca Commons, this space is filled with unique shops and restaurants.

Our setting provides the perfect place for our residents to maintain independence and pursue personal growth – taking the long view of life

What Sets Longview Apart From The Rest?

2024 will mark Longview’s 50th year serving the Ithaca community. Looking back over all those years, we are more energized than ever to be looking ahead. Longview is actively planning comprehensive campus updates. We are innovating to expand the scope and range of our services. We are ever deepening our unique living/learning collaboration with Ithaca College. Longview is charting a bold path forward using our mission, vision, and values as our compass.


Longview promotes well-being of mind, body, and spirit for older adults through life-enriching housing options, supportive services and community partnerships.


Longview will continuously innovate, evolve and collaborate to help Ithaca and surrounding communities maximize all aspects of well-being regardless of age.


Our core values – kindness, respect, dependability, integrity, inclusion, and accountability – guide everything Longview does for everyone we serve.

50 Years Serving Ithaca

“At my age, I do not always want answers, but someone to listen and understand. We have an administration, staff, student assistants and employees who have the human touch – understanding, communication, gentleness and most important of all respect for the person as a person.”

- Rosamund Berry

In 1972, a fledgling non-profit established as “Ithacare” adapted the old City Hospital on South Quarry Street again, this time into an Adult Home for residents aged 62+. The organization moved to its current South Hill location in 1998 with the opening of Longview. Expansions in recent years have included patio homes and enhanced assisted living. And now, with planning actively underway for campus renovations and

improvements, Longview very much remains, “a work in progress.”

Throughout nearly 50 years of evolution, an early resident of Ithacare and Longview quoted above best summed up the continuous, unchanged spirit here that still inspires us today.

Board of Directors

Leadership at Longview is a strong collaboration between our volunteer Board of Directors and professional staff.  Together, Longview’s leadership leverages a tremendous range of knowledge and experience to fulfill our mission.


Cate      Blakemore


Brad    Grainger


Martin Cross


Vice President


Mary Bentley

Elizabeth Bergman

Thomas Covell

Martin Cross

Paul Eshelman

Kristen Ford

Bernard Hogben

Karl Pillemer

Ellen Redder

Lily    Stevens

Jessica Valdez Taves

Senior Leadership

Paula Brown

Finance Director

Kristi Downham

Human Resources Director

Jennifer Hoffmier

Assisted Living Administrator    and Operations Director

Cheryl Jewell

Executive Director

Tenzin Jorden

Resident Services Director

Jason Kirk

Facility Director

Breelan Nash

Recreation and Community Partnerships Director

Kimberley Owen

Marketing and Sales Director

Matt Skinner

Dining Director

Christina Sterling

Executive Assistant

Join the Longview Team

We're looking for positive, caring, team players who take pride in a job well done. Join a strong, mission-driven organization that has served Ithaca for nearly 50 years, always putting people ahead of profit.

Our Community Partners

Proud recipient of grant funding from:


Proud sponsors of:

Community Living Advocates (CLA) Logo
Empire State Association of Assisted Living (essa) logo

Cayuga Primary Health/Longview Community Engagement Partnership