Edward Saunders Community Center, 2777 Bailey, Buffalo NY
Stay Fit Dining Site phone number: 332-4380
Kenny Simmons, Director of Edward Saunders Community Center, invites you to check out the many activities and friendly atmosphere there. You’ve probably driven past the center – it’s that brick building on the east side of Bailey just a little south of the 33 Expressway. Kenny wants you to know about the Wonderful People INSIDE the center... On our recent visit there, the staff from Senior Services was warmly welcomed right into the morning’s line dancing activities, including learning dance steps to the sounds of “Go Get It” by the popular gospel group Mary Mary!!!
Kenny explains why Edward Saunders is different: “The relationship between the CAO and seniors is like a family in that they take care of each other and are concerned about each other. If one of our regular members fails to show up for two or more days, the seniors go out of their way to locate their friend. It’s impressive to see the concern and respect that the staff have for the seniors”. Mr. Simmons told us “We allow the seniors to run their own program…it’s all about their ideas, input, and wisdom. The seniors tell us what they want—Edward Saunders is truly the seniors’ home away from home, not just a senior center they visit.”
In addition to the nutritious, delicious Stay Fit Dining lunch served everyday at noon, activities for seniors include line dancing, fitness classes, breakfast club, field trips, Senior Companion Program, and domino tournaments which have come to be a very popular activity. Occasional visits from a masseuse,pedicures and manicures are also offered. Transportation within the service area - roughly the 14215 zip code of Bailey/Lovejoy/North Masten/University area - may be provided by the Center.
If you’re in the neighborhood of 2777 Bailey Ave. in Buffalo, please stop in – you may meet some old friends and will definitely make some new ones! As Director Simmons reminds you, “There are no strangers here, just friends who have not met yet.” To learn more about the Food, Fitness, and Fun of Erie County Senior Services’ Stay Fit Dining Program and transportation to the Edward Saunders Center, call 332-4380.