THE EVANS SENIOR CENTER Mission Statement: The purpose of the Town of Evans Senior Center is to empower adults age 50 and over for social connection, promote independence by providing opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities that sharpen the minds and improve the physical and emotional health of its members.
Veronica Sullivan-Yeager Director of Senior & Youth Services
WELCOME! Friendships begin at the Town of Evans Senior Center 947-0974 Come and Join the Fun! Anyone 50 years of age or older is welcome.
Goals: •To develop meaningful opportunities and teach skills through a variety of activities. •To promote opportunities for interactions with the community and other participants for social enrichment. •To create programs that encourage continued independence for all members. •To offer services and life-long learning opportunities that enrich and enhance participant's quality of life and positive feelings of self-worth.
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 7:00am - 4:00pm
Membership: There are no dues to be a member at the Town of Evans Senior Center. To join in, all one has to do is be present (and fill out a simple form). Stop in once and a while or everyday - VOILA! You have become a member. As a member you must be a resident of the Town of Evans. Non-residents are welcome as a guest of yours.
Senior Programs and Services: Older, active adults are invited to enjoy meaningful person and group activities offered at the Town of Evans Senior Center. Services and programs include an integrated array of advocacy, health, nutrition, social services and leisure activities in addition to: •Speaker Seminars •AARP Smart Driving Course •Referral Services, Information and Resources •Bingo •Exercise Classes •Open Gym with Exercise Equipment •Numerous Workshops •Cards, Games, Coloring Corner & Puzzles •Computer Lab for Beginners •Lunch Program •Events and Picnics for Seniors •Travel Club •Horseshoes (seasonal) • Activity Schedule (Rev 2019-06-06)
Nutrition Services: Partnership with Erie County allows us to provide a nutritional meal Monday through Friday at 12:00 noon for a suggested contribution of $3.00 per meal. Please call the center to make reservations for luch 2 weeks ahead @ 947-0974.
ALL ACTIVITIES AT THE SENIOR CENTER HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE INCLUDING THE DINING PROGRAM.
Transportation: The Town of Evans offers two option of transportation: •Evans Senior Van, which provides transportation to the Senior Center and directly back to the individual's home Monday through Friday between 9:00am and 3:00pm. Please call the Senior Center prior to the day of pickup. The Fee for each ride is $2.00 both ways. •Erie County Senior Services- Going Places Van - Provides transportation to the following: 1.) Medical Appointments 2.) Food and Nutrition (Stay Fit Lunch Programs and grocery stores) 3.) Personal Business 4.) Social Activities Erie County Going Places webpage
•Rural Transit Service •Transportation service is from 8:00am - 3:00pm. Phone (716)858-RIDE or (716)858-7433 between 8:30am to 4:30pm. You must call the number to find out how far in advance you need to reserve your ride for Monday - Friday. Please note, however, there is no transportation on Thursdays. FEE: $3.00 each way.
Volunteers: It takes a lot of time and effort to run a successful Senior Center. Volunteerism serves both the donor and recipient. Our Center is looking for generous people to volunteer their time to fulfill tasks that are needed to help run the Center more smoothly; such as cooking, serving our clients at our daily nutrition lunch program, leading various scheduled programs and activities, teaching classes, bingo calling, decorating the Center for parties and changing seasons.
If you or someone in your household is disabled or have special needs, the people whose job it is to respond when you call for help in an emergency need to know. Whether it affects your entire community, your street or just your home, seconds can make a life or death difference. That's why we encourage you to take a minute to fill out this form below and return it to the address provided below.
For more information you can contact the Evans Police Department at 549-3600.
Veronica Sullivan-Yeager, Recreational Director for Senior and Youth Services Barbara Schmidt, Chairman Tony Montoro, Jr Jeneen Hill, Assessor Truman Partridge John Kennedy Valerie May Gail Galfo
Senior Citizen Advisory Board Meeting Schedule Traditionally the Senior Advisory Board meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 6pm at the Senior Center, corner of NYS Route 5 and Sturgeon Point Rd., Derby.
If the meeting date falls on a Holiday then then the meeting would be on the following Monday.
Contact Veronica Sullivan-Yeager, Director, with any questions about the Advisory Board and their meeting dates 947-0974.