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CENTER HAS LIMITED REOPENING
While New York State coronavirus public-health orders have become less restrictive, the Amherst Center for Senior Services softly reopened on Monday, September 21.
We are calling it a limited reopening because we will have limitations on many of the activities we have had in the past to keep all our members safe. We will be offering limited attendance activities, classes and programs by reservation only. We will also contiune to offer virtual activities. Please see Network for current activities and reopening guidelines.
Reservations can be made by calling 636-3050 from 8:30 am-4:00 pm. Voicemails will not be accepted.
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
- 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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.