Older Adults

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. 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


Income Assistance

We offer one-on-one assistance with social service issues, such as HEAP, SNAP, and STAR applications, Medicare and Medicaid recertification, and other needs. Simply call us to make an appointment!