Golden Age Center


Membership is free of charge
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The staff and members of the Golden Age Center welcome you! 

We are under YELLOW ZONE MANDATE (limited to 10 people or less in the Golden Age Center)
and are CLOSED to the PUBLIC through Friday, 11/27/2020 with hopes to reopen on Monday, 11/30/2020

All our programs are now VIRTUAL;
University Express Virtual Programs - FINAL Fall 2020 Schedule
 Golden Age Center Programs - November 2020 Zoom Activity List

Nike Base
3278 Whitehaven Road
The Center is open: 
8 am - 3 pm Monday - Friday during COVID hours.

Please call (716) 773-9682 from 8am – 3pm Monday – Friday, to answer your questions and provide assistance during the COVID-19 crisis.

Other resource numbers to call:
211 for assistance and questions
858-8526 for Erie County Senior Services

Erie County Senior Services wants you to stay safe and healthy! We know it can be tough to stay home but here's some things that can keep you busy and stimulated.
Combat Social Isolation   


Paying for Senior Home Care and Long Term Care

Home care can be essential for seniors living with chronic health conditions, acute injuries or illness, reduced mobility, and other ailments. For people in these situations, it can be hard to decide whether to age in place and risk their health or safety, or give up their independence to live in a community where assistance will be available.  In this situation, obtaining the services of a home care aide or home health care aide can enable seniors to retain their independence and age in place while still having access to the assistance and care that they need. Home care can make aging in place more manageable and safe for older adults of all ability levels.

There are many home care providers for seniors and their families to choose from, as well as different types of home care. This resource is a great guide, it explains what services are available with a home care aide, the different types of home care, the cost of home care, and financial assistance options.
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EVENTS:

Adult Zumba - Mondays, November 23 - December 21, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm - FLYER
Co-Ed Pickleball - Monday or Wednesdays, November 23 - December 23, 1:00pm - 3:30 pm - FLYER
Fall Hiking Series - November 14, 21, 28 11:00 am - FLYER
Fall Foliage Paddle - Saturday, October 10, 9 am - 11 am -
FLYER

2020 VIRTUAL SEMINARS - BCBS OF WNY - FLYER

AARP  In-Person Safe Driving Class:  CANCELLED until 2021

Day Trips cancelled the remainder of 2020
All other Special Events are ON HOLD



WNY Programs and Services
WNY Community Social Programs 
Dementia  Caregivers Support Group via ZOOM

Social Group 
Respite Program 
NEW: WNY Community Social Respite Programs 

Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Emergency Contact Form (for Respite Participants)
Community Support Programs and  Adult Day Programs

Yellow Dot Program




University Express classes, lifelong learning for adults age 55+, are now available, and offered at the Golden Age Center. These presentations are brought to you through a collaboration with Erie County Senior Services, Wegmans, Excelsior Orthopedics, Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY, as well as partnering senior centers. All of these University Express presentations are FREE, but you must register for these classes.
Fall 2020 Live Streaming Class Virtual Opportunities

https://www2.erie.gov/universityexpress/


 The Grand Island Golden Age Center provides services to all Grand Island residents, 50 years of age or older, regardless of religious, racial, political or ethnic background.  This Town-sponsored facility provides transportation services, special events, educational, recreational & travel opportunities, as well as a  congregate site featuring home-cooked meals weekdays.  Our mission is to  provide safe, nurturing, and enjoyable activities to meet the needs of our senior population.  

 
Transportation is available on a priority basis for all Island residents over 50.  Medical appointments will be accommodated with first priority.  We also provide transportation for Center activities, which includes participation in the lunch program, trips to the pharmacy, grocery shopping, day trips and more. Please call (716) 773-9682 to make your appointment.

Membership to the Golden Age Center is FREE!  For those age 50 and over, fill out the Application Form and drop it off at the Golden Age Center to enjoy the free, varied, and fun programming available for our community to enjoy.

Meals on Wheels is available for those that are 50 years of age or older, who are homebound and frail.  Meals on Wheels is delivered Monday through Friday, and costs $5 per day, which includes a hot meal and a cold meal. Please find the Meals on Wheels application in the left-hand column. Call us at (716) 773-9682 with any questions, or to speak with our knowledgeable staff to see if Meals on Wheels is right for your loved one.



 

 

 

Contact Info

Call the center at
716-773-9682 or 716-773-9683

Recreation Supervisor
 
Recreation Leader — Senior Citizens
Carrie Mesmer

cmesmer@grand-island.ny.us




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