Community Resources for Independent Seniors (CRIS)
In September 2009, the Greater Cazenovia Area Chamber of Commerce (GCACC) conducted a feasibility study to examine the need for senior housing in the local area. After numerous focus groups and surveys, the study concluded that not only was there a need for senior housing, but there was also an increasing want for senior services in the community. The concept of connecting residents and promoting an improved quality of life for seniors was envisioned and Community Resources for Independent Seniors (CRIS) was formed.
The CRIS mission is to develop and coordinate supportive services for individuals 55 and older living in the Cazenovia, Nelson and Fenner areas. The goal of these services is to assist residents in preserving their independence and remain in their homes as long as possible. CRIS is considered to be the center point for accessing information about events, services and vendors of interest to seniors and their families in the community. Additionally, CRIS also identifies, advocates for, attracts and implements other services identified as wanted and needed in the local area.
Currently CRIS provides direct services to individuals via the CRIS-CAT (Cazenovia Area Transportation) program, the Senior Resource Directory, various community educational presentations, and the recently developed TimeBank program.
CRIS is located in the Cherry Valley Professional Plaza, 2662 Rte. 20 East, Cazenovia, NY 13035.
CRIS Office Hours are Monday 12:00 – 4:00 pm., Wednesday and Thursday 10:00 am. – 2:00 pm.
CRIS office phone is 315-655-5743.