We enjoy attending the programs, classes and especially the special events. We thought our social life would die down as we retired but we're busier than ever!
Tim and Reggie Davies
The Amherst Center for Senior Services works collaboratively with Meals on Wheels to provide services to the community. The staff of the Center is always ready to assist in any way to ensure that nutrition needs are being met in Amherst. I believe this stems from their strong leadership.
Rick Ellis, Meals on Wheels
Amherst Center for Senior Services is a great place to meet and learn. I thank you for providing & organizing great caring services and activities.
Chalin Yu, Member
I never realized how much pickleball has impacted my overall health. I feel physically and mentally better enjoying this time with new friends at the Center.
I have always been proud to serve on the Town of Amherst Board, especially for my role as the Amherst Senior Center Liaison. Our community is fortunate to have such a wonderful facility with such a committed staff.
Deborah Bruch Bucki, Town of Amherst Board Member, Senior Center Liaison
It is a pleasure to be part of the Chinese Group at the Center. It is such a welcoming environment.
As usual, my day was wonderful at the Center!
Bob Peluso, Member
I find the Amherst Senior Center staff to be so engaged with their members. They always strive to provide programming that allows valued activity, excitement and much more to the members. In short-I love working with the Amherst Senior Center!
Linda Pellegrino, WBEN Senior Radio
You guys are doing a great job with things. It’s great you’re able to get folks together despite pandemic challenges.
We were walking at Island Park earlier this week as one of your events broke up and there were a lot of smiles amongst the folks departing. We could certainly see how much they enjoyed the fellowship.
Dawn and Geoff Harvey, Members
The Health, Safety and Wellness of our community is our main focus and the Amherst Senior Center is always there to work with us and sponsor events and programs our community needs. Independent Health is appreciative of the Amherst Senior Center management, staff and volunteers that work so hard to make this happen each and every day.
Robert Tracy, Independent Health
Thank you all for your hard work that culminated in the BEST news ever....the Center reopening!
...it is a great beginning. I cannot begin to tell you of the joy it has brought
Judy Pingwella, Member
Thank goodness for the Center. It has provided a needed focus and opportunities to take classes and get together socially.
Shelly Gerovac, Member
The Amherst Senior Center is a community focal point.
Compared with their peers, senior center participants have higher levels of health, social interaction, and life satisfaction.
The Center connects older adults to vital community services that can help you stay healthy and independent.
We have a wide variety of programs and services, including: Nutrition program, information and assistance, health, fitness and wellness programs, transportation services, public benefits counseling, employment assistance, volunteer opportunities, social and recreational activities, education and arts programs, and intergenerational programs in partnership with the Amherst Youth & Recreation Department.
Research shows that older adults who participate in senior programs can learn to manage or delay the onset of chronic disease and experience measurable improvements in their physical, social, spiritual, emotional, mental, and economic well-being.
Our Center is reinventing itself to meet the needs and desires of the aging baby boom generation. Boomers now constitute more than two-thirds of the 50+ population.