What's Happening in Senior Services

  • Classes for People Helping Older Relatives or Friends 

    A six-week educational program designed to provide caregivers the tools needed for taking care of themselves is now being offered. Through six 2 1/2 hour sessions held on a weekly basis caregivers learn to reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate feelings, and locate helpful resources. Attendees also learn how to increase their ability to make tough decisions and balance their lives.  


    September 13, 2019 12:13pm
  • Choose Healthy workshops are FREE and participants receive a copy of the companion book, “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions”. The workshop series consists of six, 2½ hour classes, held weekly which are facilitated by two trained Peer Leaders, one or both of whom are living with a chronic disease. Participants must pre-register.

    September 4, 2019 10:37am
  • Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.

    August 23, 2019 3:34pm
  • Review detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in Erie County, including the overall rating based on health inspection, staffing, and quality measure ratings, on our Safer Senior Homes website.

    August 5, 2019 4:54pm
  • The University Express class list for Spring 2019 is now available. Seniors over 55 can take a variety of courses.
    June 11, 2019 4:23pm
  • Elder Law Day 2019 will be on June 6, 2019 at the Millennium Hotel!

    June 5, 2019 2:48pm
  • Free legal advice and help from an attorney on: Collections, garnishments, frozen bank accounts, court cases or judgments related to credit card debts, medical debts, student loans, utility collections, lines of credit, charge accounts. 

    Please bring ALL papers related to the issue you are having. If there is a default judgment against you, please bring a complete copy of your court file.

    Sessions are held:

    March 5, 2019 5:06pm
  • Extreme winter weather can keep even the most active of older adults in the house for unforseen amounts of time. Here's some tips on what to have on hand so that your blizzardy day doesn't turn into an emergency.

    January 28, 2019 5:30pm
  • Looking for Medicare comparison sheets to help you choose what plan is right for you? HIICAP is here to help you!

    December 20, 2018 3:10pm
  • Erie County Department of Senior Services is interested in starting a restaurant dining pilot program for Older Adults in Erie County. The Department would like to partner with locally owned establishments within Erie County that would be willing to work together to offer nutritious, well balanced menu items at a cost to be assumed by the Department of Senior Services. The Department wishes to provide Dine- In breakfast, lunch and dinner options to program participants, though all 3 options do not need to be provided at each location.

    November 9, 2018 5:42pm
  • Facts about Falls

    • Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of non-fatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults.

    • Falls result in more than 2.8 million injuries treated in emergency departments annually, including over 800,000 hospitalizations and more than 27,000 deaths.

    Good News

    October 2, 2018 2:50pm
  • The University Express Class Schedule for Fall is here! Take a look at the class catalog to see what you can learn!

    September 6, 2018 4:28pm
  • Register for upcoming Living Healthy workshops!

    There are new sessions of both Diabetes Self-Management classes and Chronic Disease Self-Management classes. 

    *New for 2018! The Diabetes Program includes a FREE Consultation with a Registered Dietitian prior to the 1st workshop for eligible Medicare Recipients.

    Want to lead one of the Living Healthy classes?

    August 16, 2018 12:02pm
  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is required to remove Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from all Medicare cards by April 2019. A new, unique Medicare Number will replace the SSN-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) on each new Medicare card. People with Medicare will be able to check the status of card mailings in their area on Medicare.gov.

    March 27, 2018 4:21pm
  • The Erie County Department of Senior Services is seeking nominees for Erie County Senior of the Year, a resident over the age of 60 whose community involvement has made a difference to others---improving the quality of life in and around Erie County---and putting to use his or her knowledge, skills, values, and motivation to enable that difference.

    February 28, 2018 11:33am
  • You’ve gained a lifetime of experience. Now is the time to put your skills and talents to good use by volunteering through Erie County’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program – RSVP. Orientations cover RSVP’s history and mission, volunteer policies and procedures, volunteer opportunities, and volunteer benefits.

    February 8, 2018 11:06am
  • Let your voice be heard!

    East Aurora Senior Center - 101 King St, East Aurora 14052 - Thursday, November 9th, 12:30pm-2:00pm

    We value your input and suggestions about the services that are important to you:

    Health Insurance Counseling, Stay Fit Lunch, Case Management, Legal Services, Transportation, and more!

    October 25, 2017 12:25pm
  • It is difficult and often impossible to surf the internet, read a newspaper or magazine, watch TV or listen to the radio, without hearing about the great benefits of some new supplement or exercise routine that promises to relieve illnesses that have plagued mankind since the beginning of recorded history. All this information can be overwhelming.  What we really need is simple, straight-forward advice from people like us who we can trust.

    August 23, 2017 10:12am
  • Remember the old adage: “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” Be wary of any offers or deals that sound too good to be true, as they likely are. In addition to being vigilant consumers, residents should also report instances of fraud by calling 1-800-771-7755 or by visiting https://ag.ny.gov/contact-attorney-general.

    February 22, 2017 3:36pm
  • Do these qualities describe you?

     Want to make a difference
     Friendly, positive, and open-minded
     Enjoy helping people
     Comfort speaking in front of small groups
     Willing to read aloud and follow a script
     Non-judgmental and respectful of the opinions of others
     No Prior healthcare training necessary!

    February 9, 2017 1:23pm
  • Three local seniors were recognized in Albany on May 10th for winning prestigious awards from Erie County.  

    Senior of the Year: Chris Kasprzak

    Chris Kasprazak

    June 2, 2016 12:11pm
  • See our upcoming events and activities in the community

    March 17, 2016 10:28am


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