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

DRIVE Hosts Open House

  • 8 December 2017
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DRIVE Hosts Open House

On Wednesday December 6th the DRIVE Program hosted an Open House at Hegeman Hall on the campus of Keuka College. Guests enjoyed refreshments while viewing the displays designed by each class depicting the work accomplished for the semester...

Arc of Yates Receives Grant from Nord Family Foundation

  • 15 November 2017
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Arc of Yates Receives Grant from Nord Family Foundation

Keuka Lake School, a program of the Arc of Yates, was awarded a grant in the amount of $33,000 from the Nord Family Foundation to support the ever increasing demand for Early Intervention and Universal Prekindergarten and Daycare services for children in and around a five county region...

Thank you, Penn Yan Rotary

  • 30 October 2017
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Thank you, Penn Yan Rotary

Members of Penn Yan Rotary teamed up with staff and individuals from the Arc of Yates’ Center for Lifelong Learning to create planter boxes.  Jeff Krans, Rotary Club member, organized the effort by securing grant funding and organizing the volunteer effort.  Over the course of four months, participants prepped the material for the project, developed the designs and built the planter boxes. 

Arc of Yates Awarded Grant

  • 24 October 2017
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Arc of Yates Awarded Grant

The Arc of Yates received a grant in the amount of $3,000 from the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning.  The grant will allow the Agency to continue to develop its Greenspace Project, construction of which began earlier this year.  The two acre parcel, adjacent to the facilities 235 program center, was purchased in 2014 to complete flood mitigation and is being cleared to create a wheelchair accessible cinder trail...

Arc of Yates holds Legacy Luncheon

Employees Honored

  • 16 October 2017
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Arc of Yates holds Legacy Luncheon

The Arc of Yates hosted its annual Legacy Luncheon on Wednesday, October, 11th at La Cocina restaurant in Penn Yan.  Employees were celebrated for their ongoing dedication and support of the Agency’s mission.  Daniele Lyman-Torres, President and CEO remarked “These honorees, each with different roles within the Agency, have made a significant difference in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities. We are thrilled to honor them."

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