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Amherst Center For Senior Services /  About Us

For information regarding the Amherst Center For Senior Services please call (716) 636-3050

In 2018, we added close to 500 new members and our membership reached well over 9,000. Our members represent three distinct generations:

  • Leading Edge Baby Boomers (ages 55-64)
  • Silent Generation (ages 65-84)
  • GI Generation (ages 85+)

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


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Membership

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 lifetime fee
  • Non-Residents-$30 annually
  • 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 tjacobs@amherst.ny.us.


Classes

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.


Clubs

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.


Events

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.


LGBTQ

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 celebrates its 200th Anniversary this year. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000.

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  • General Information:
    (716) 631-7000
  • Email:
    toainfo@amherst.ny.us
  • Address:
    Municipal Building (Town Hall)
  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221