​The Town of Amherst Center for Senior Services is a human service agency serving the community’s older residents and their families. The Department’s mission is to foster the physical and mental well-being of senior citizens by providing educational and recreational activities, nutritional, health-related, and social and support services, and opportunities for volunteerism. The Department is an advocate for senior citizens and seeks to promote and sustain independence or optimal level of well-being.

Opened in 2000, the Center is a 53,000 square foot facility that includes:

  • Art Gallery

  • Audubon Cafe (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM)

  • Billiard Room 

  • Card Room

  • Computer Lab

  • Gift Shop

  • Library 

  • Wellness Room

Hours of operation are from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday. ​

The Center is operated by the Town of Amherst. 


The Amherst Center for Senior Services Responds to Pandemic

COVID-19 led to a change in the way we live our daily lives and the way we do business.   On March 13, 2020, the Center temporarily closed its doors to members in response to New York State Health Guidelines.
Staff of the Center worked diligently to maintain communication with members through emails and social media. Virtual and outdoor programs were added. Staff members were temporarily transferred to the kitchen to ensure that over 350 daily meals were completed for Amherst Meals on Wheels clients.
One year later, the Center is opened for classes, programs, and lunch by reservation only. Our computer and billiard rooms are also available. And we continue to offer virtual programming and off-site programs as well.
Reservations for all services at the Center can be made by going to