Age-Friendly Chemung County is committed to making our community an attractive place to live and age well. We envision a community that encourages active and healthy living and provides a more accessible, affordable and socially engaging place for people of all ages. The City and Town of Elmira and the Town of Big Flats have also joined us to be Age-Friendly Communities!
Addressing the needs and benefits of residents of all ages is integral to the well-being of our community. Our coalition of dedicated citizens, government agencies and community partners is developing community offerings in the areas of:
- Outdoor spaces and buildings
- Social participation
- Respect and social inclusion
- Civic participation and employment
- Communication and information
- Community and health services
Access the Age-Friendly Chemung County Action Plan by clicking here.
Our Logo: The Chemung County Age-Friendly Community Coalition would like to thank Polly Smith-Blackwell of PS Graphic Design and Photography for her generous time and talent in designing our beautiful logo.
The Age-Friendly Chemung County logo includes a faceted image repres enting the eight domains identified by the World Health Organization as important to an Age-Friendly Community, and symbolizes the connection and overlap between each domain. The logo was also designed for use by municipalities within Chemung County who have achieved Age-Friendly Community designation, which currently includes the City of Elmira, the Town of Elmira and the Town of Big Flats. The Town of Southport recently began the process to achieve Age-Friendly Community designation.