Aging isn’t what it used to be and neither are today’s senior centers. With a growing focus on wellness, life-time learning, and volunteerism, senior centers are modernizing to meet new needs. So, when it comes to finding tools for staying healthy and involved or finding information about benefits, senior centers are the place to start.
This September, during National Senior Center Month, the Amherst Center for Senior Services invites the community to take part in its programs and to find out more about its services. New members who join during the month of September will be entered into a drawing to win a prize.
The Amherst Center for Senior Services is highlighting this year’s theme “Celebrate Find Balance at Your Center: Purpose, Fitness, Friendship & Learning” with many activities and events including:
Sept. 21: Matter of balance exercise class at 1 p.m.
Sept. 26 to 30: Active aging week
Sept. 27: Senior week fun day includes: free donuts and coffee from 10 a.m. to noon; photo booth from 11 a.m. to noon; balance & coordination games at 12:30 p.m.; cotton candy, popcorn & snow cones from 12 noon- to 2 p.m.
Sept. 28: National health and fitness day at 11 a.m.
Over 95 classes to choose from fall prevention, yoga, tai chi and weight resistance classes
• Nutrition Lunch Program is served every week day at noon and requires reservations by calling 636-3059. A confidential, voluntary donation of $3 per person is suggested by the Erie County Department of Senior Services.
• Community Volunteer Fair
It is set for Oct. 5 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Ideal for adults or seniors looking to enhance their life by helping others.
To learn more about the Amherst Center for Senior Services, call 716-636-3055 or visit www.amherst.ny.us and click on “Senior Services.”
The Center is located at 370 John James Audubon Parkway in Amherst.