Modified: May 1, 2019 10:33am

Latest News

  • County Executive works with Legislature Democratic Majority to provide an additional $600,000 in funding for specific road, community development projects in Buffalo, Lackawanna, Tonawanda


    $1.2 million secured for anti-poverty initiatives; $600,000 in funding for body cameras for EC Sheriff’s Office, additional anti-opioid and Lead Hazard Reduction funding included


    Economic Development, Cultural Funding Protected for work at Angola Agribusiness Park, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens

    May 23, 2019 4:10pm
  • Today, Erie County Executive Mark C.

    May 23, 2019 12:05pm
  • First time this training has been offered in EC; EC Office for Public Advocacy,

    Town of Cheektowaga PD join ECCPS in collaborative effort

    May 23, 2019 10:20am
  • May is Foster Care Month; Poloncarz, Cannon Join with Foster Care Agencies to Raise Awareness on Need for Foster Families, Recognize Work of Foster Care Advocates  

    May 21, 2019 2:25pm
  • Holocaust survivor and family escaped Nazis; he enlisted in U.S. Army, returned to Europe, was awarded the Bronze Star after seeing combat in the Battle of the Bulge, participating in liberation of Buchenwald concentration camp  


    Now retired from career in the hospitality industry, Lewy is an author and speaker, presenting to University Express classes and local schoolchildren on the consequences of hatred


    May 20, 2019 3:51pm

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The Erie County Department of Senior Services’ Health and Wellness Program has announced that the Spring 2019 University Express lifelong learning program is now accepting registrations from older adults interested in taking one or more of the exciting classes being offered.   The University Express program is a collaboration of the Erie County Department of Senior Services, Wegmans, Excelsior Orthopaedics, and BlueCrossBlueShield of Western New York and offers free, one-hour classes on nearly 90 different topics including current events, health, science, the arts, history, and more.


“Lifelong learning is an important part of healthy aging, and with the University Express program older adults have an opportunity to learn more about topics that are of interest to them and also discuss them with classmates,” said Erie County Commissioner of Personnel Timothy Hogues. “This popular program continues to offer though-provoking, educational, and helpful presentations in accessible settings to older residents and their peers. There is no homework, no tests, and no cost but the benefits of taking a class are enormous.”


Classes are specially designed for older adult learners and are held from late April – July at sites including the Amherst Senior Center, Baptist Manor, Canterbury Woods, Cheektowaga Senior Center, Clarence Senior Center, Town of Tonawanda Senior Center, City of Tonawanda Public Library, Elma Public Library, Grand Island Golden Age Center, the Greenfields, Hamburg Senior Community Center, Montabaur Heights/Brothers of Mercy, Orchard Park Senior Center, the Springville-Concord Elder Network, Town of Aurora Senior Center, and Town of Evans Senior Center.


 Classes are free, but pre-registration is recommended by calling the site where the class will be held.  The University Express Spring 2019 course catalog can be viewed here, or call the Senior Services/NY Connects office for a paper copy of the schedule at 716-858-8526.  The schedule is also available at participating University Express sites and Buffalo and Erie County Public Library branches. 




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On the Erie County Senior Services Department and RSVP program, click here .   




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