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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-$50 individual lifetime fee
  • Town of Amherst resident couple or household 55 and older-$75 lifetime fee
  • We have temporarily suspended accepting NEW non-Amherst resident memberships for 2024. We appreciate your understanding.

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.

The Amherst Center for Senior Services hires only the finest individuals to teach our classes. If you have a special skill or talent that you would like to share, consider joining our team. We welcome new ideas and the Center is always looking for language, local history, and fitness instructors. Please contact our Class Coordinator, Cindy Weiss at with your course proposal and if you are interested in teaching a day or evening class. We look forward to hearing from you.


There are over 40 member only clubs within the Center. Each Club is led by a fellow member. If you are interested in joining a club, simply go to their next meeting and speak with 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 monthly 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 Melissa Abel, Executive 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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    (716) 631-7000
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    Municipal Building (Town Hall)
  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221