Social Participation

›Focus: Access to leisure, cultural and social activities.

Regardless of a person’s age, loneliness is often as debilitating a health condition as having a chronic illness or disease. Sadness and isolation can be combated by the availability of accessible, affordable and fun social activities.

Partners & Resources:

2-1-1 Helpline

AARP Chapter 276

Arnot Art Museum

Arts Alive

ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes

Chemung County Chamber of Commerce

Chemung County Department of Aging and Long Term Care

Chemung County Fairgrounds

Chemung County Historical Society

Chemung County Humane Society Seniors for Seniors adoption program

Chemung County SPCA

Chemung Valley Audubon Society

Chemung Volunteer Action Corps

Clemens Center for the Performing Arts

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung County

Corning Community College

Creating Healthy Places

Economic Opportunity Program (EOP)

Elmira College

Elmira Pioneers

Elmira Women’s Leadership Initiative

First Arena



National Soaring Museum

Tanglewood Nature Center & Museum

Senior Centers

Senior Notebook TV show

Star Gazette “Time Out” supplement to Thursday newspaper and online event calendar

Wings of Eagles Discovery Center

YWCA Elmira & The Twin Tiers