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.


Current Schedule

Bi-weekly get-together

Wednesdays and Fridays – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

West Side Seniors bi-weekly program includes coffee and conversation, bingo, and lunch.

At this time, we are not able to provide transportation.


Yoga with Candace

Yoga classes are open to all adults. Drop in if you would like to try a class, no pre-registration necessary. Yoga with Candace is pay-what-you-can. To make a payment, please see yoga instructor Candace Caprow during class.

Wednesdays – 9:15-10:30 a.m. (mat yoga)

Wednesdays – 10:45-11:45 a.m. (seated and standing yoga)

Wednesday, December 27 – No classes.


The Scribblers Creative Writing Group at Baptist Manor

Tuesdays – 1:30-2:30 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 (optional). You must be registered at least 48 hours in advance to sign up for the accompanying lunch.


Friday, December 1 – On the Horizon in Buffalo & Erie County

We’ve been energizing the entire city by restoring our historic architecture, expanding our cultural attractions, revitalizing our neighborhoods, and diversifying our culinary scene. And when it comes to sports, Buffalo’s got a serious game! There’s never been a better time to see Buffalo. Join us to learn more!

Instructor: Patrick Kaler, president & CEO, Visit Buffalo Niagara, the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, and the Buffalo Niagara Sports Commission


Wednesday, December 6 – Balance is Key: A Guide to Fall Prevention

Learn ways to help prevent yourself from falling with these tips and tricks!

Instructor: Eric Weisansal, health and wellness coordinator with Erie County Department of Senior Services


Wednesday, December 20 – Influential Buffalo Women

A review of historic and influential women from Buffalo and WNY who influenced area society and culture, while working in education, law, social welfare, entertainment, business, manufacturing, and philanthropy from the early 1800s until current day.

Instructor: Rick Falkowski, author, lecturer, founder of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, and coordinator of Tonawanda Gateway Harbor Concerts & Events


Saturday Academies at PS 30 (21 Lowell Pl, Buffalo 14213)

During the school year, join us at PS 30’s Saturday Academies for bingo and other activities! Each event runs from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.


2023-2024 Saturday Academies

Saturday, December 16, 2023


Saturday, February 10, 2024

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Saturday, May 18, 2024