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Welcome to The Living Well

Happy Spring! May each of you find grace and peace today.  The Living Well (The Well) continues to thrive under the guidance of God and through the people who support The Well. As we travel through this year toward the spring and summer, I wanted to give you an update regarding one of the newest partnerships in our community. Please see the press release below:
A grassroots group of community members, formerly members of the Yates County Relay for Life committee, passionate about cancer support services have come together to raise money and awareness for people in our community.

In the early fall of 2015 the Yates County Relay for Life committee was notified that the American Cancer Society in Rochester would no longer be supporting Relay for Life activities in Yates County.
With that information in hand Dawn and Marty Shipman, Dusty Baker, Ron Miller, Pat Moravec, John Wormuth and Kevin and Cindy Murphy put their heads together to develop a new plan.

This year “relay type event” called Hope Walk of Yates County will be held on August 27th, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. at the fields behind the Yates Recreational & Resource Center to raise money for cancer support services.

In the past the money raised has been sent to the American Cancer Society in Rochester. The money raised this year will stay in Yates County to support people with cancer.  The Living Well was approached by the organizers of Hope Walk of Yates County to develop a strategy to provide support for those affected by cancer living in Yates County.

The group has been meeting weekly since February of 2016.  For more information, please contact Dusty Baker at hopewalkofyatescounty@gmail.com,   Dawn Shipman at (315)307-0190 or check us out at www.facebook.com/hopewalkofyatescounty.

When the organizers came to The Living Well to ask if we could develop programs to support those in our community living with cancer we were humbled.  So, we are very busy looking at best practices in cancer support, talking with cancer survivors and their families, and cancer support services in our community. As you can image building a program of this importance is quite an undertaking and we are honored to have been chosen to provide these services. In our next newsletter we will have more details and update on the program.

Contact The Well with any questions. 315-536-0838.

Located at 121 Elm Street in Penn Yan New York across from the Wagner Restaurant.

People of all backgrounds and economic levels are welcome to walk through The Living Well's doors.


The Living Well
121 East Elm Street
Penn Yan, NY 14527
(315) 536-0838

Mon-Thurs - 9AM - 3PM



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The Living Well invites you to come along with us on a journey of Faith
Sometimes we forget that faith has a starting point. For some of us our faith journey began in childhood. Or maybe you developed a framework of faith based on personal experience. Or maybe you had no faith at all. Too often our faith formed in childhood isn’t strong enough to withstand the pressures of adult life.

Our Community

The emergency food pantry is supplied by The Keuka Food Pantry and the people of Yates County. People can utilize the pantry every three days to help supplement their household food supply.
Needs N Things is our dry goods pantry (deodorant, laundry detergent, shampoo, sop, etc.) and can be accessed once a month by a household member.

In July, 2016 with help from the Keuka Area Fund and The Penn Yan Rotary Club we opened a Perishable food pantry. Every three days a household member can receive milk, eggs, cheese and/or fresh produce (depending on availability).

How We Work

A ministry of the United Methodist Churches of Yates County that offers a safe, welcoming, respectful space and staff, dedicated to helping individuals with immediate needs and resources.

We will do this by helping with emergency needs such as:
Dry Goods
Referral Services
Vouchers for Emergency Needs
Informal "Coffee House" Worship
Volunteers and financial support are welcome.


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The Living Well - 121 East Elm Street - Penn Yan, NY 14527 - (315) 536-0838
Mon-Thurs - 9AM - 3PM      Saturday 9-12

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