Aging is a community issue that impacts economic development, workforce, social services, health care, families, and more. The number of seniors in Erie County age 75 or older has increased by 35% in the last 20 years. Seniors struggle with isolation, hunger, health issues, depression, or financial exploitation.
GECAC Senior Centers help meet the need for seniors to socially engage others and gain access to needed services and programs. Our centers enable 1,300 seniors to continue living at home, averting far more costly healthcare alternatives such as hospitals and nursing homes.
GECAC's senior centers are dedicated to encouraging personal growth, fostering active participation in the community, and helping residents age 60+ achieve and maintain an independent, healthy lifestyle.
Our seven senior centers are located throughout Erie County. They offer a wide variety of leisure and educational programs, support groups, special events, and trips. In addition, the centers' staff serve as a resource for GECAC's Area Agency on Aging.
Volunteers - especially instructors - are welcome at our senior centers. For more information on how to share your skills, please contact the senior center's director.
Learn more about your local senior center! When you click on the location button, you will find your senior center's address, contact information, this month's calendar of activities, and the lunch menu.
Technology classes, healthy diet, art classes, cooking classes, wellness, Medicare basics, scam alerts, support groups, healthy aging today, and more...
Fitness, line dancing, yoga, singing, crafts, bingo, billiards, cards, and more...
Family style lunch, travel club, holiday celebrations, coffee time, birthday parties, book club, and more...
Need a ride to your senior center? Seniors 65 and older can apply for the LIFT through EMTA's senior citizen program. Under this program, you ride for free to doctor appointments and the nearest GECAC senior center. Simply submit the application to the LIFT office.
Join us for free Arthritis Exercise Classes. Classes are designed to help seniors enjoy an overall sense of well-being, and a better quality of life while reducing pain and inflammation. Improved joint function and increased muscular strength are additional benefits. Seniors aged 60 and over are eligible to sign up and attend.