Annual Public Hearings

Modified: September 12, 2018 2:06pm

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Everyone is welcome to attend any hearing location; register for lunch and to give testimony by calling the site you wish to attend.

*Lunch reservations at the 3 sites are required 48 hours in advance. The 2019 Program Plan and Tree of Services will be available online at after Oct. 9

 If you're unable to attend, written comments are welcome and will be read for the record at the hearings. Send to: Senior Services Public Hearings Rm. 1303, 95 Franklin St. Buffalo, NY 14202. Be sure to include your phone number. Or you can submit online by emailing

Monday, October 29 


Town of Amherst Senior Center* | 370 John James Audubon Pkwy.

Amherst 14228

Call 636-3050 to register

Tuesday, October 30


Schiller Park Senior Center* | 2057 Genesee St.

Buffalo 14211

Call 895-2727 to register

Wednesday, October 31


West Side Community Services | 161 Vermont St.

Buffalo 14213

Call 884-6616 to register

Thursday, November 1


Merriweather Library | 1324 Jefferson Ave.

Buffalo 14208

Call 858-6864 to register

Thursday, November 8


Town of Hamburg Senior Center* | 4540 Southwestern Blvd.

Hamburg 14075

Call 646-5145 to register



We invite requests for accommodation due to disability; however accommodation cannot be guaranteed without advanced notice.


Frequently Asked Questions:

1.  Do we have to let someone know if we want to speak?

      Those who call in are call upon first to speak. 

2. Is there a time limit for speakers?

      The time limit is 5 minutes per person.  Try to get across your message across in an

      organized way.  

3.  What Do People Say at a Public Hearing?

      People comment about any of the county-funded programs they’ve known

      Make suggestions about how we might better support caregivers

      Describe unmet needs they see in their community

      Share their ideas for new programs

4.  Write down your remarks and give a copy to the Moderator.


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