Tioga Opportunities Inc. and Tioga Tells to Host Virtual Town Hall Meetings To Present COVID-19 Survey Results

Jan 13, 2021

Have you wondered how you can become more involved and make positive changes within your community? Tioga Opportunities, Inc. has partnered with Tioga Tells, a quality-of-life project, and recently conducted a survey to learn the extent that COVID-19 has impacted the quality of life within Tioga County and its residents.

The results are in and we invite residents and community leaders to learn about and become involved in the next phases of the Tioga Tells project.  A Facebook Live Virtual Town Hall meeting will be held to give local residents and community leaders the opportunity to identify challenges that they are facing, share and discuss ideas and possible solutions, and connect with others in their community.

The virtual Town Hall meetings will be hosted on the Tioga Opportunities, Inc. Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/TiogaOpportunities) on the following dates and times:

  • January 20st @ 6:00 PM: Richford, Berkshire & Newark Valley Residents
  • January 21st @ 6:00 PM: Candor & Spencer Residents
  • January 25th @ 6:00 PM: Owego & Apalachin Residents
  • January 27th @ 6:00 PM: Barton, Nichols, & Tioga Center Residents
  • January 28th @ 6:00 PM: Waverly Residents

Tioga Tells was formed in 2018 after county leadership recognized that existing data did not tell the full story of everyday life for all Tioga County residents. Tioga Opportunities, Inc., The Rural Health Network of SCNY, and Tioga County Public Health formed a partnership to lead a countywide quality of life assessment. The assessment detailed excerpts from Tioga County residents and outlined strengths and challenges perceived to impact residents’ quality of life. Now in its second year, Tioga Tells seeks to use recognized community strengths to address challenges, bridge diverse communities together, and continue to enhance the overall quality of life for residents of Tioga County.

For more information and questions regarding the Facebook Live Town Hall Meetings, please contact, Catherine Faruolo, Tioga Tells AmeriCorps Vista Leader, at cfaruolo@tiogaopp.org.

To view the results of the COVID-19 Impact Survey Tioga Tells conducted please click the link below:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/stories/SM-KY8KCY7Y/

To view the executive summary of the year one study please visit the link below:

https://rhnscny.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Final-Executive-Summary_Tioga-Tells_2018.2019.pdf

For more information on Tioga Tells you can visit these links below:

https://www.binghamtonhomepage.com/news/tioga-county-releases-the-results-from-a-year-long-study-tioga-tells/

https://wbng.com/2020/08/05/second-tioga-tells-survey-hopes-to-help-county-residents-with-pandemic-recovery/

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