West Side Community Services offers a wide variety of programming for older adults under the umbrella of “West Side Seniors.” All programs listed below take place at West Side Community Services (161 Vermont Street) unless stated otherwise.
Wednesdays and Fridays – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
West Side Seniors bi-weekly program includes coffee and conversation, bingo, and lunch. Van transportation is provided. You must call in advance to be added to the van service.
Wednesdays – 9:15-10:30 a.m. (mat yoga)
Wednesdays – 10:45-11:45 a.m. (chair yoga)
The Scribblers Creative Writing Group at Baptist Manor
Tuesdays – 1-2 p.m. at Baptist Manor (276 Linwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209)
The Scribblers is a weekly creative writing group for seniors that is open to the public. Attendees work on and share all kinds of writing projects, including poetry, novels, short stories, memoirs, and more. Lunch is provided at each meeting.
Upcoming Special Events & Programs
In addition to our weekly programs, West Side Seniors also hosts guest lectures, holiday parties, and other special activities.
University Express Classes (please call to register)
University Express classes are offered through Erie County Senior Services. All classes start at 10:30 a.m. and include lunch
Friday, December 9: Stretching the Grocery List
We’ll discuss cost-cutting strategies when shopping at the grocery store to lower your bill and prevent waste. We’ll also discuss what to do before, during, and after your trip to the store, and how to stock your pantry for quick, inexpensive meals. You’ll also learn about the benefits you may be eligible for that can help supplement your income. (Instructor: Erie County Department of Senior Services)
Saturday Academies at PS 30 (21 Lowell Pl, Buffalo 14213)
Join us at PS 30’s Saturday Academies for bingo and other activities! Each event runs from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. You can meet us there or request to be picked up by the van service.
Saturday, December 17, 2022 – Cross-Generational Ball
Saturday, February 11, 2023 – The Color Red
Saturday, March 11, 2023 – Upward March
Saturday, April 22, 2023 – Art That Blooms
Saturday, May 13, 2023 – “May I Have This Dance?”
Saturday, June 10, 2023 – Come Ride Along