David Shenk, 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.

 

 

 

 

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What's Happening in Senior Services

Choose Healthy Fall 2019

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.

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.

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.  

 

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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:

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