Golden Age Center
Membership to the Golden Age Center is free! For those aged 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.
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, and travel opportunities, as well as a congregate site featuring home-cooked meals on 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 include participation in the lunch program, trips to the pharmacy, grocery shopping, day trips, and more. Please call 716-773-9682 to make your appointment.
Meals On Wheels
Meals on Wheels is available for those that are 50 years of age or older, who are homebound and frail. Meals on Wheels are 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.
Combat Social Isolation
Erie County Senior Services wants you to stay safe and healthy! We know it can be tough to stay home but here are some things that can keep you busy and stimulated.
Paying for Senior Home Care & 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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- Community Respite Programs - Social Group Respite Program-2022 (PDF)
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- Dementia Caregivers Support Group via ZOOM (PDF)
- Donate (PDF)
- Emergency Contact Form for Respite Participants (PDF)
- Employment Application (PDF)
- Living with Early Stage Dementia (PDF)
- WNY Programs and Services (PDF)