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Amherst Center For Senior Services /  About Us


After deliberation with County Officials, the Center has temporarily suspended all activities at the Amherst Center for Senior Services with the exception of frozen meal pickups and appointments made with our social worker.

This is in direct response to Erie County entering the Orange Zone due to an increase in COVID cases. The Orange Zone is implemented as a warning zone. The goal is to restrict activity to prevent further spread of the virus.

To offer assistance to our members, the staff remains available for telephone calls and emails. Our main mine is 636-3050.

We encourage everyone to heed to the guidelines put out by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for prevention of illnesses. Their website is cdcgov.

2020 is a monumental year for the Amherst Center of Senior Services. We will be celebrating 20 years in our building at 370 John James Audubon Parkway.

Since 2000, we have added:

  • Wellness Room
  • Library
  • Computer Room
  • Audubon Cafe
  • Food Pantry

Rooms were not the only things that were added to our organization. We represent 10,000 plus older adults in the Western New York area.

On behalf of the entire staff of the Center, we look forward to the next 20 years and working towards consistently updating our offerings to meet the needs of the older adults in our community.

The Center assists approximately 700 older adults on a daily basis.

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Your membership entitles you to classes, clubs, events, programs and use of our 53,000 square foot facility. Our facility includes an art gallery, the Audubon Cafe, a billiard room, a card room, a gift shop, a library and weight room.

  • Town of Amherst residents 55 and older-$30 individual lifetime fee
  • Town of Amherst resident couple or household 55 and older-$50 lifetime fee
  • Non-Residents-$30 annually
  • Non-Resident couple or household 55 and older-$50 annually
  • Non-Resident lifetime membership-$100 individual lifetime fee
  • Non-Residents lifetime couple membership-$150 lifetime fee

Application must be submitted in person at Center. Please see How to Become a Member.

Please contact Tammy Jacobs for an appointment or with any membership questions at 636-3055, ext. 3172 or at


We have over 80 classes offered several times a year. Classes cover many topics: Academic Studies, The Arts, Cards, Dance, Home Arts, Music, Physical Fitness, Yoga, Technology, and many more. We even offer evening classes. Please see Class Catalog for more information. If you need further class information, please contact Cindy Weiss at 636-3055, ext. 3109.


There are over 40 member only clubs within the Center. Each Club is led by a fellow member. To join a club, you can either attend a meeting or call the Club Leader. Please see Clubs.


You are never to old (or too young) to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental and emotional well-being. The Center offers over 50 special events during any one month at the Center. Please see Network Newsletter for details.


The Center welcomes members of the LGBTQ community and hosts a monthly Silver Pride Tea to meet and discuss specific topics of interest. Please see Network Newsletter for details.

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The Town of Amherst Center for Senior Services is a human service agency serving the community’s older residents and their families. The Department’s mission is to foster the physical and mental well-being of senior citizens by providing educational and recreational activities, nutritional, health-related, social and support services, and opportunities for volunteerism. The Department is an advocate for senior citizens and seeks to promote and sustain independence or optimal level of well-being.

About Amherst

The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2018. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000.

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  • Williamsville, NY 14221