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Amherst Center For Senior Services /  About Us

If you are interested in the most current information, joining the Center or registering for a class, please go to

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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

To join the Center online: Go to

To join the Center in-person: Stop at the Center Reception Desk and we'll provide you with an application to complete.

Payments can be made by cash, check or credit card. After joining, you will be given an opportunity to sign up for a tour .


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.

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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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    Municipal Building (Town Hall)
  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221