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Amherst Center For Senior Services / About Us

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In 2017, we added close to 500 new members and our membership reached 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

  • Town of Amherst residents 55 and older-$30 lifetime fee
  • Non-Residents-$30 annually
  • Application must be submitted in person at Center

Classes

We have over 80 classes offered several times a year. Classes cover many topics: Arts & Crafts, Cards, Computers, Dancing, Discussion Groups, For the Home, History, Language, Literature, Science, Music, Needlecraft, Physical Fitness, Health, and Special Services. Please see Class Catalog.


Clubs

There are over 35 member only clubs within the Center. Please see Clubs at the Senior Center.


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 Tea to meet and discuss specific topics of interest. Please see Network Newsletter for details.

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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The Town of Amherst ADA Coordinators are Robert McCarthy (Director of Human Resources) and Brian Andrzejewski (Commissioner of Buildings).

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Get in Touch

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