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If you are interested in the most current information, joining the Center or registering for a class, please go to amherstcenterforseniorservices.com
2020 was a monumental year for the Amherst Center for Senior Services (and not only because of the repercussions of COVID-19). We celebrated 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 are not the only things that were added to our organization. We hit a membership milestone. We now 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 & COVID-19:
The COVID-19 pandemic led to a change in the way we live our daily lives and the way we do business. When health guidelines have forced the Center to temporarily close, Staff of the Center worked diligently to maintain communication with members through emails, social media, virtual programming and outdoor classes and activities.
Each day, the Center reevaluates and follows the discretion of NYS health guidelines of what is acceptable and what is not. The safety of our members, volunteers, and staff is of the utmost importance.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Strict Non Discrimination Policy
At the Amherst Center for Senior Services, we value all members, employees and volunteers as unique individuals, and we welcome the variety of experiences they bring to our organization. As such, we have a strict non-discrimination policy. We believe everyone should be treated equally regardless of race, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, native language, political beliefs, veteran status, religion, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, pregnancy or any other characteristic protected by law. If you feel that you have been discriminated against, please contact either Brian Bray, Director, or Melissa Abel, Deputy Director, as soon as possible. Every complaint will be appropriately investigated and remain confidential.
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.