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Growing demand prompts move for CCC

Community Care Concepts (CCC) in Elmira is on the move. The non-profit, volunteer-based organization is relocating its office, currently at 28 South St. W., to 929 Arthur St. S. as of Friday.

“Our current space that we have in the Kiwanis House has become too cramped and we are not able to accommodate our existing staffing and our service needs. Unfortunately we are not in a position to be able to expand the space we have available here,” said Cathy Harrington, executive director at CCC.

The move will provide much-needed space to respond to both the current and future demand for the organizations services. The new building will allow CCC to better serve clients, she said.
CCC was launched in Woolwich Township in 1986 to provide meals and transportation services to seniors.

The organization currently provides a broad continuum of services and supports that assist seniors and adults with disabilities to live independently in their own home. Those services include Meals On Wheels, community dining programs, transportation to medical and other appointments, adult day programs, homemaking services, inside and outside maintenance, friendly visiting and support in transitioning from hospital to home.

“Our needs are continuing to increase and in terms of our ability to respond to those increases we need to be able to grow as an organization,” said Harrington. “It was a difficult decision for us to move as we have a great relationship here with the Kiwanis Club but we have out grown the space that we have.”

“We were very pleased however to find a space to maintain our roots in Woolwich.”

More than 1,100 individuals and their caregivers turn to the organization each year.

All community programming, including the adult day programs and community dining programs, will remain at their current locations with their current contact information.

“All of our current community programs will continue as is,” she said. “The vast majority of our services are delivered directly in our client’s homes as well as a variety of community settings. Those services that clients know and use will not change.”

To accommodate some of the logistics of the move, on Friday CCC will not be delivering Meals on Wheels and will be unavailable to offer frozen meals or book appointments for new rides.  However, all other community programming or prearranged transportation for that day will continue as scheduled.

The most important task for the organization is getting the information out about the move and the change of contact information. Harrington said they have contacted all their clients and caregivers about the changes. Anyone looking to contact the organization can do so by phone at 519-664-1900.

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