Buffalo, New York, has plenty to see and do indoors and outdoors. Seniors enjoy spending time outdoors at one of the oldest zoos, the Buffalo Zoological Gardens. Lazy days are perfect for exploring the 21 acres along waterfront property that is known as Canalside. Seniors never get tired of visiting the beauty of Niagara Falls, which is very close by. Buffalo is home to many great restaurants and the food trucks are pretty great too. It’s also enjoyable to take tours of the six homes that were designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright. Best of all there is no worry about earthquakes, mudslides, hurricanes, or tornados. Here are some of the services that keep Buffalo seniors active and engaged.
Erie County Senior Services is a county social service program that provides adult day care, adult protection, case management, programs on preventing falls, health insurance counseling, in-home care, legal service, emergency alert assistance, vision programs, telephone assurance, and transportation.
The City of Buffalo provides programs for seniors that improve the quality of their lives. Programs include operating and overseeing senior centers, meal programs, discount cards, transportation, discounted parking, activities, clubs, housing, and linkage to other services.
Catholic Health Senior Services helps seniors with daily living activities, medical adult day care, all-inclusive care, and skilled nursing care. The program also offers support groups, wellness screenings, personal care, and exercise.
Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled, or Disadvantaged (LSED) is a small, non-profit law firm that helps seniors with direct services, home visits, and legal workshops at senior centers. The center helps seniors with financial matters, benefit entitlements, housing, and other eldercare matters.
People Inc. is a non-profit human services agency that provides case management and other services to Buffalo seniors. The program provides residential programs, employment services, community outreach, health care, and recreation programs. Programs include home health, senior living apartments, companion programs, adult day care, and long-term care.
Interfaith Caregivers, Inc. is a community of volunteers from all faiths who aid frail elderly, and others with physical, emotional, and mental disabilities. The program is funded by the United Way. The program provides transportation, telephone reassurance, vision loss service, advocacy referrals, and other services for homebound seniors.
Amherst Town is s senior center in Buffalo that provides hot noon meals, activities, games, musical programs, book clubs, photography clubs, travel clubs, discussion groups, movies, and educational programs. They also provide support groups, caregiver support, utility assistance, employment assistance, benefits assistance, visitor programs, counseling, and health insurance counseling.
North Buffalo Community Center has a hot lunch program every weekday at noon. They also have a full calendar of senior activities. Seniors can enjoy knitting, crocheting, Zumba, bingo, card, poker, pinochle, light exercises, and shopping. The gameroom is fully equipped with billiards, foosball, air hockey, and ping pong, as well as popular board games.
The senior programs in Buffalo cover just about any need that seniors have. Seniors can get help at home, enjoy recreational activities, and get help with services for things that they cannot do for themselves.
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