May 2018  
Apartment complex takes shape on Maple Ave in Elmira
CDS Housing's new affordable housing community in Elmira for seniors and people with developmental disabilities is more than halfway completed. AIM is a partner in the project.
Contractors install shingles on the roof of the apartment complex. 
Construction on a new affordable housing community for seniors and people with disabilities on Maple Avenue in Elmira is more than halfway finished, and the project is expected to be completed in October.

The developer is CDS Housing, located in the Rochester area. AIM Independent Living Center is a partner in the project.

There will be 40 one-bedroom apartments for income-qualifying seniors age 55 and older, with preference given to veterans.

Amenities will include a community room, fitness center, computer lab and laundry room. There will be on-site activities and entertainment, and public transportation will be accessible via the Chemung County Transit System.

There will also be 10 one-bedroom apartments reserved for people with intellectual and development disabilities of any age to live independently, and AIM will have staff on site to provide support services for these residents.

As of the end of April, the project was about 55 percent done, said Ray Wetherbee, director of housing development at CDS. Contractors have been finishing the roof to make the building watertight, and installing "rough-in" mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, Wetherbee said.

The contractors still have more work to do inside the apartments, such as wiring, drywall and finish work.

CDS will begin accepting applications in June. To inquire about residency, contact Cathy Maiorano at Landsman Real Estate Services, (585) 427-7570.

The project is backed by New York State Homes and Community Renewal and the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.
AIM Golf Tournament raises $12,000
Andy Zick takes The Million Dollar Shot from 165 yards on the 18th hole after the
AIM Golf Tournament on Sunday at Elmira Country Club.
The AIM Golf Tournament drew a field of 23 teams and 92 players Sunday.
A field of 23 teams and 92 players braved a few May showers and raised more than $12,000 in Sunday's fourth annual AIM Golf Tournament at Elmira Country Club.

The team of Bob Gramuglia, Nicholas Gramuglia, Christian Gramuglia and Corey Marshall took first place in the captain-and-crew tourney with 14-under-par score of 58. 

Andy Zick drew the winning ticket after the tournament and took The Million Dollar Shot, sponsored by Perry & Carroll Insurance, but came up just a bit short.

Proceeds support AIM's programs and services for people with disabilities. 

Thank you to everyone who participated, including prize donors and the following sponsors: Chilson-Wilcox, I.D. Booth, Piper Insurance, Everything Medical Equipment and Supplies, X-Gen Pharmaceuticals, Haughey Funeral Home, Perry & Carroll, Bryans & Gramuglia, Community Bank, Southern Tier Custom Fabricators, Five Star Bank, the UPS Store and Joe O'Connell and Sabrina Mineo-O'Connell.
AIM to host Spring Fling dance party for young adults with developmental disabilities
The Spring Fling is set for Friday, May 11.
AIM will host Spring Fling, a dance party for young adults with developmental disabilities, from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, May 11 at the Elmira AIM office, 350 W. Church St. 
There will be a DJ and a fun photo booth, along with pizza, snacks and refreshments. 

Spring Fling is open to people age 14 and older who live at home and have eligibility for services with the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). The cost is $3. The event is partly funded by OPWDD Family Support Services. 

For more information or to register, contact Amanda Gitchell at or (607) 962-8225, ext. 210.
Grover named Employee of the Month
Chad Grover (left) is AIM's Employee of the Month for May.
He has worked at AIM for more than 20 years.
Chad Grover is AIM's Employee of the Month for May. 

Grover is a receptionist at AIM's Corning office, directing callers and visitors to the appropriate program or staff member.

He is one of AIM's longest-tenured employees, having been hired in January 1997 - more than 21 years ago. 

He received multiple nominations from AIM staff, with one stating that he is "respectful, humorous and a pleasure to work with."

"Chad is AIM!" another person wrote.

Congrats, Chad.

Also, AIM added several new employees recently. 

Geetha Louisnathan is a service coordinator in our Nursing Home Transition and Diversion (NHTD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Medicaid waiver programs. 

Gabrielle McCarty is a Medicaid service coordinator for people with developmental disabilities.

Welcome, Geetha and Gabrielle. 
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