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Monday, February 27, 2017



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Chemung County Presents Age-Friendly Business & Organization Designation Awards

Big Flats- The Chemung County Department of Aging and Long Term Care presented the Chemung County Age-Friendly awards yesterday to 12 area businesses and organizations at their Annual Public Hearing and Falls Prevention Awareness Event which was held at the Big Flats Community Center.

Age-Friendly Chemung County is a coalition-backed initiative that promotes healthy and active living for people of all ages. The program aims to identify and recognize businesses and organizations that provide easy-to-navigate, respectful and effective services to people of all ages in our community.

The awards were presented to:

Age-Friendly Business Designation Award Winners
D-‘s Pierogi Place LLC
Gerould’s Professional Pharmacies
Valicenti Insurance Services, Inc.
Walter J. Kent Funeral Home

Age-Friendly Organization Designation Award Winners
Able2 Enhancing Potential
Bethany Village
CareFirst
Community Arts of Elmira
Community Dispute Resolution Center, Inc.
Corning Community College Academic and Workforce Development Center
Horseheads Family Resource Center
Woodbrook Assisted Living Residence, Inc.

Presentation of these awards followed a pilot completed earlier this year and begins the county-wide launch of the Chemung County Age-Friendly Business and Organization Designation program.  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.

All interested Chemung County businesses and organizations are invited to apply for Age-Friendly Designation status.  Applications, designation requirements, and a complete list of Age-Friendly Businesses and Organizations are available on the Age-Friendly Businesses and Organizations website at: AgeFriendlyChemungCounty.wordpress.com

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