ELMIRA - Age-Friendly Chemung County, a coalition-backed initiative that promotes healthy and active living for people of all ages, is currently accepting applications for its Age-Friendly Business and Organization Designation program. This 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.
An Age-Friendly designation can be used as a marketing tool to attract and retain customers, especially older adults. Tapping into this significant consumer base can help you increase your bottom line and maintain growth, while providing a valuable service. 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. Designees will be recognized at the Chemung County Department of Aging and Long Term Care Older Americans Month Celebration on Monday, May 7, 2018. The Senior Notebook TV show is also planning to air interviews with several Age-Friendly Businesses and Organizations.
Chemung County became the first upstate New York community to be admitted into the Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities in December of 2012. The Age-Friendly Business and Organization Designation Program began in 2016. For more information, an application form and a list of all Chemung County Age-Friendly Business and Organization award winners, click here . To complete the application online, Click here. The Guide and Application is also attached for your convenience, as well as flyers to share with businesses and organizations that may be interested.
The deadline to apply is February 20, 2018. For more information, contact Pam Brown at the Chemung County Department of Aging and Long Term Care at email@example.com or 737-5520.