The Age-Friendly Business and Organization Designation program encourages and recognizes local businesses and not-for-profit organizations who are striving to provide easy-to-navigate, respectful, positive and effective experiences and services to our community. Age-Friendly designation reflects support for the vision of Chemung County as a community that encourages active and healthy living and provides a more accessible, affordable and socially engaging place for people of all ages. The businesses and organizations listed below received awards from the Chemung County Age-Friendly Coalition, Congressman Tom Reed, and NYS Senator Tom O’Mara at the Older Americans Month Celebration on May 2, 2016. Presentation of these awards completed the initial pilot of the Chemung County Age-Friendly Business and Organization Designation program, which will soon be followed by an invitation to all interested Chemung County businesses and organizations to apply for Age-Friendly Designation status. Achievement of Age-Friendly Designation is recognized by a certificate, decals for marketing purposes, and promotion on the Age-Friendly Chemung County website and Facebook page. Senior Notebook TV show is also planning to air interviews with our Age-Friendly Businesses and Organizations over the next few months.
Find pictures from presentation of the Age-Friendly Business and Organization Designation status awards on our facebook page!
Age-Friendly Business Designation Award Winners:
Appleridge Senior Living
Arnot Health *
Chemung Canal Trust Company * – Arnot Road, Big Flats, Elmira Heights, Horseheads, Southport, and Westside locations
Classic Cafe & Filling Station *
D-‘s Pierogi Place LLC
Elmira Savings Bank – County Route 64, Elmira Savings Bank East Water Street, Grand Central Ave., Lake Road, Pennsylvania Avenue, and West Church Street locations
Gerould’s Professional Pharmacies
Kingsbury’s Cyclery *
Namasté Event, Spa & Wellness Center
Southern Tier Health Care Credit
Turtle Leaf Cafe
Valicenti Insurance Services, Inc.
Wallin Insurance Agency, Inc.
Walter J. Kent Funeral Home
Age-Friendly Organization Designation Award Winners:
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The Arc of Chemung *
Aim Independent Living Center *
Big Flats Historical Society
Center for Disability Rights
Chemung County Library District
Community Arts of Elmira
Community Dispute Resolution Center, Inc.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung County
Corning Community College Academic and Workforce Development Center
Economic Opportunity Program
Elmira Chapter 276 AARP New York
Family Home Care Services
First Presbyterian Church of Elmira
Food Bank of the Southern Tier
Horseheads Family Resource Center
Meals on Wheels of Chemung County, Inc.
Near Westside Neighborhood Association
New Beginnings United Methodist Church
Woodbrook Assisted Living Residence, Inc.
*Pilot Age-Friendly Businesses and Organizations
The Chemung County Age-Friendly Community Coalition does not claim to assess whether a business or organization is ADA-compliant, or otherwise compliant with any other Federal, State or Local standard. Similarly, our finding that a business or organization is Age-Friendly is an opinion and does not mean that a business’s or organization’s services or property have been endorsed, or that we have made a determination as to ongoing competency in performing services.