Randy Hoak, Commissioner of Erie County Senior Services

Randy Hoak, Commissioner of Senior Services

The mission of the Department of Senior Services of Erie County is to promote the well-being of all older adults through coordinated and cost-effective services which enhance their independence, dignity, and quality of life.

What's Happening in Senior Services

RSVP's University Express Classes

University Express

These are FREE, one hour courses in a variety of topics such as current events, history, and science. Classes are designed to provide older adults with opportunities for intellectual stimulation, learning, and discussion in accessible settings. No homework, no tests, just exciting discussion about academic topics alongside peers with similar interests...

Erie County NY Connects Fall 2015 Newsletter cover

Fall 2015 issue of NY Connects Newsletter now available!

What's Inside:
Beating Caregiver Syndrome
County Executive's Message
Public Hearing
Senior Wishes and Going Places Vans
Senior Picnic...

2015 Public Hearings Flyer

September 10th
1:00 - 2:30pm
Cheektowaga Senior Center
3349 Broadway, 14227

October 28th
2:00 - 3:30pm
American Red Cross
786 Delaware Ave, 14209

The Department of Senior Services, the Area Agency on Aging, will hold 2 public hearings this year for the purpose of soliciting public testimony regarding the 2016 service delivery...


Our pie day is back! Please join us at your specific Dining Site on the following days to enjoy a piece of freshly made pie. Remember that reservations are required three (3) business days before the pie is to be served and you can do that by notifying your Dining Site that you will be there. We look forward to seeing you!

Halloween - Friday, October 30, 2015 - Donut

When we need to go to a doctor’s office, grocery shopping, or the pharmacy, most people just hop in our car and go.

Unfortunately, many do not have that option. Some older adults cannot - or no longer wish to - get behind the wheel. Others may be too sick to drive to the doctor for much needed treatments. This is where you can step in and help. If you can drive, your help is...

The Erie County Department of Senior Services maintains and updates all year the Benefit Checklist which is a terrific guideline of financial programs for seniors and disabled people.

Please look over the figures...


Phone: (716) 858-8526

Erie County Department of Senior Services
95 Franklin Street, 13th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14202

Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm