What's Happening in Senior Services

  • Elder Law Day 2018 will be on June 18, 2018 at the Adams Mark Hotel!

    This event is free and includes lunch and parking.

    June 14, 2018 5:04pm
  • 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.  

     

    June 11, 2018 2:36pm
  • 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?

    May 23, 2018 10:35am
  • The University Express Class Schedule for Spring is here! Take a look at the class catalog to see what you can learn!

    May 23, 2018 9:34am
  • 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.

    April 18, 2018 10:04am
  • 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
  • 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.

    February 22, 2018 3:19pm
  • Make your voice heard!
    Erie County Senior Services and Pride Center of WNY have received a grant from The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York called Aging by Design. Aging by Design is a program to improve the health of seniors in the LGBTQ community. To help us create the most effective programs, we need your input.

    February 13, 2018 1:25pm
  • 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
  • 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.

    January 16, 2018 10:48am
  • Free Matter of Balance coach training will be held:
    Tuesday, 1/30 and Friday, 2/2 from 12-5pm
    Hamburg United Methodist Church
    116 Union St. Hamburg, NY 14075

    *Must attend both days!

    Contact Jordan Weixlmann for more info.
    Call 858-8081 or email jordan.weixlmann@erie.gov

    January 5, 2018 11:46am
  • 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
  • November 11th at the UB Center for Tomorrow (Maple and Flint Rds. in Amherst) from 8:30am - 2:00pm

    Free event with lunch included! Door prizes! Easy parking!

    Registration required at healingcaregivers.com or call 775-5748

    Hosted by Scott Scanlon, WNY Refresh Editor, The Buffalo News


    Thank you to the sponsors: KeyBank, Elderwood, Pfalzgraf Beinhauer & Menzies LLP, Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo, and Forever Young.

    October 23, 2017 4:35pm
  • Upcoming Falls Prevention Seminars:

    Clarence Senior Center | 4600 Thompson Rd. Thurs, November 16th at 9:00 AM.
    October 23, 2017 2:21pm
  • 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
  • Join Erie County Department of Senior Services and Center for Elder Law & Justice for our 2017 Elder Law Day at the Adams Mark Hotel in Downtown Buffalo! This FREE event provides you with the opportunity to attend presentations on a variety of topics, as well as get important information from a variety of elder support services who will be tabling the event! We also offer free parking at the Adams Mark Parking Ramp. 

    May 2, 2017 12:34pm
  • 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 or no tests, just exciting discussions on academic topics alongside peers with similar interests. 

    March 30, 2017 11:40am
  • 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
  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class Schedule

    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.  

    January 18, 2017 5:48pm
  •  

    Are you a caregiver of someone with dementia? Please join us, along with your loved one, for a winter concert!

     Wednesday, January 25th
     3:00 - 4:30 PM

    Local country duo, High Noon, will be performing at Greenfield Health & Rehab Center Auditorium - 5949 Broadway, Lancaster 14086.

    Call 858-2022 or email caregiver@erie.gov to register!

    January 3, 2017 2:08pm
  • Let your voice be heard! Tell us what's important to you!

    Senior Services Public HearingsCome to one of our public hearings!

    Tuesday, October 25 at 1:00pm
    Schiller Park Senior Center - 2057 Genesee St, 14211

    October 27, 2016 12:07pm
  • Delve into a wide range of topics – from history, literature, science and medicine, current affairs and more.  It’s fascinating, fun, and FREE!

    Click to view the course catalog PDF

    Classes are approximately one hour in length, and open to Please pre-register for each class that you would like to attend.  It’s fast and easy – just call the site where the class is scheduled. 

    September 16, 2016 2:08pm
  • Reclaim the future for millions! Join the Erie County Trailblazers for the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's®, the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer's disease. Together, we can advance research to treat and prevent Alzheimer's, and provide programs and support to improve the lives of millions of affected Americans.

    August 29, 2016 10:50am
  • August 19, 2016 3:45pm
  • The University Express class list for Spring 2016 is now available. Seniors over 55 can take a variety of courses.
    June 30, 2016 4:43pm
  • 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
  • June is World Elder Abuse Awareness month

    What is Elder Abuse?

    In general, elder abuse refers to intentional or neglectful acts by a caregiver or “trusted” individual that lead to, or may lead to, harm of a vulnerable elder. In many cases, younger adults with disabilities may qualify for the same services and protections. Physical abuse; neglect; emotional or psychological abuse; financial abuse and exploitation; sexual abuse; and abandonment are considered for

    May 31, 2016 4:44pm
  • "May is also when we celebrate Older American’s Month (OAM), acknowledging the perennial contributions of older adults to our nation. The 2016 OAM theme is Blaze a Trail. The Administration for Community Living will use this opportunity to raise awareness about important issues facing older adults. We will also highlight the ways that older Americans are advocating for themselves, their peers, and their communities."

    May 9, 2016 2:46pm
  • See our upcoming events and activities in the community

    March 17, 2016 10:28am
  • A six-week educational program designed to provide family 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. If you are caring for a friend or family member this is the current class schedule.

    February 10, 2016 5:36pm
  • 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.

    December 18, 2015 11:19am
  • 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 invaluable.

    November 4, 2015 1:09pm
  • These are FREE, one hour courses in a variety of topics. Classes are designed to provide older adults with opportunities for intellectual stimulation, learning, and discussion in accessible settings.

    September 17, 2015 9:57am

Contact

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