Senior Citizen Center

Mary E. Josefiak
Senior Recreation Therapist

of Senior Services

Senior Citizens Center
4620 Seneca Street

Phone: (716) 675-9288

Hours: Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Mission Statement
The purpose of the Senior Citizen's organization is to promote good fellowship and provide social, recreational, cultural, educational, and other activities, in a friendly and relaxed manner that will best serve all Senior Citizens in the Town of West Seneca.

Membership Information
In cooperation with the Erie County Department of Senior Citizens anyone in Erie County is welcomed at the West Seneca Senior Center and to take part in most of its activities and programs. To become a member at the Center, "West Seneca residents only" stop in at the front office and fill out a short application and pay a $5.00 one time fee. With being a member of the Center you are entitled to purchase a ticket to the annual Christmas Party and vote in the annual elections.

Senior Citizen Identification (ID) Cards - PLEASE NOTE - This is not needed to join the Senior Center!
The Town of West Seneca issues senior citizens identification cards to resident senior citizens age 60 and older. Senior citizens must have the ID card to take part in town senior activities. Identification cards are free to senior citizens and are issued at:

Kiwanis Youth Center
50 Legion Parkway

ID Cards are issued:
Monday thru Friday 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Monday evening  4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Saturday afternoon  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Proof of age and residency will be required. For more information, call 674-6086.
Identification cards are also available through the Council of Senior Citizens Clubs of Buffalo & Erie County. Call 858-8526 for more information.

SERVICES

Van Services
In cooperation with the Erie County Department of Senior Services, the town operates a van to pick up Senior Citizens (who cannot use, or do not have access to any conventional means of transportation) at their home and take them to the doctor, food shopping and other necessary services. The suggested donation for a one-way trip is $3.00, but each person determines what he or she can pay. The van operates five days a week (except holidays) from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Appointments must be made 24 hours in advance by calling 858-7433. For information regarding Wheelchair Van Service, please call the Living Center of Western New York at 836-0822.

Nutrition
In cooperation with the Erie County Department of Senior Citizens, the town provides a hot meal for people age 60 or over and their spouses each weekday (except holidays) at 12:30 p.m. at the Center. The new suggested contribution for each meal is $3.00 (price effective 01/01/2013). Please call the Center at 675-9288, Monday and Tuesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; to make reservations for lunch 2 weeks after..

R.S.V.P.
Our Seniors participate in the Retired Senior Volunteer Program in cooperation with the Erie County Department of Senior Services. Currently, the Nutrition Program volunteers and the Monday Morning Sewing Group are R.S.V.P. affiliated. The Sewing Group makes lap robes for veteran's hospital patients and residents of area nursing homes. For more information and/or assignments, call the R.S.V.P. Office at 858-7548.

Senior Health Care Facilities and Retirement Homes
View West Seneca listing

INFORMATION & REFERRAL SERVICES

Referral Services Phone
Senior Center
(Open 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
675-9288
Trips & Tours 675-9288
Meals on Wheels
(Intake Dept 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM)
822-2002
Going Places Van 858-7433
Kiwanis Youth Center
(I.D. Cards for Seniors)
674-6086
Erie County Senior Services 858-8526
Are You OK?
(Telephone Assurance System)
674-3154
Retired Senior Volunteer Program 858-7548
West Seneca Police 911  or  674-2280
Fire & First Aid 911  or  675-1333

The Erie County Department of Senior Services now hosts a web site that contains information about many of the programs and services available for seniors. Information on the HEAP program, Adult Day Care and Respite, as well as upcoming events and activites are available on the County site.

Visit www.erie.gov/depts/seniorservices