The Center for Lifelong Learning provides person-centered services and supports to adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities to assist them in reaching their greatest potential. In addition to staff evaluations, each person's abilities, relationships, interests and dreams are explored in the planning process to ensure an individualized program.

The Center for Lifelong Learning and it's various institutes offer unique and endless possibilities for activities and skill training. Additional facilities provide state-of-the-art exercise equipment and indoor sports/movement space.

Individuals participate in activities of their choice (such as cooking, technology, recreation, artistic expression, exercise, music and more).  Individuals gain skills in communication, mobility, socialization, safety , personal care, money management and daily activities necessary to increase their independence. A variety of job opportunities and preliminary job skill training is available.

Highly trained and supportive staff encourage individuals to fully participate in community life. Through many volunteer opportunities and community connections, people are discovering their own interests, talents and aspirations, while developing independence and self-esteem.

Programs at the Center run Monday through Friday from 8 to 4.  The Arc of Yates has been providing day services since 1984, and are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care in the field to enrich the lives of those we serve.

The Fine Art Institute also known as Skylarc helps the individuals enrolled explore artistic abilities and not only learn about art, they learn about themselves. Staff work with individuals to foster their artistic capabilities while assisting them in developing skills in communication, socialization, and money management. By participating in the Skylarc program, individuals achieve a higher level of independence, a stronger awareness of responsibility, and a sense of productivity in the community.

Artists specialize in glass mosaics, but also work in the mediums of acrylics, paper mache, photography, glass fusing, pottery and printmaking.  Much of the work is commissioned by individuals and businesses and non-profit organizations in the community. The studio participates annually in art shows in the area.


Recent News

Duck Race

Duck Race
This year the Arc of Yates partnered with Yates County Chamber of Commerce to expand Cruisin’ Night and the Duck Race, the Arc’s signature event, through the addition of family friendly games and activities.

Camp Week

Camp Week
The Agency held its 3rd annual Camp Week excursion at Camp Cory the week of June 5, 2018. 

OPEN INTERVIEWS

  • 4 June 2018
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OPEN INTERVIEWS
Our monthly Open Interviews are in just over a week! Join us on Wednesday, June 13th from 10am - 12pm at the Center for Lifelong Learning, 235 North Ave. in Penn Yan, NY.

DRIVE Graduation

Congrats Grads!

DRIVE Graduation
Three local students participated in graduation at Keuka College on Saturday May 26 as they received their certificate of Higher Education from the DRIVE Program.  A partnership between the Arc of Yates, Keuka College, and Dundee Central School District, DRIVE is a highly individualized program for school age and adult individuals with developmental disabilities who want to continue their education in a collegiate environment.  

Buy a Duck, Win a Basket

Buy a Duck, Win a Basket
Duck race ticket sales are well under way for the 3rd Annual Arc of Yates Duck Race scheduled for Friday, June 15th. The first ten ducks to cross the finish line will entitle the owner to a gift basket valued at over $100.00. The baskets were revealed each Tuesday and Thursday in the month of May. Please scroll through the postings to see any you may have missed! The final basket we are revealing is The Sports Basket!
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Penn Yan, NY 14527

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