Evans Senior Center
The purpose of the Town of Evans Senior Center is to empower adults 60+ 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.
We follow Erie County guidelines & Regulations for transportation, daily programs and Stay Fit Meals.
Friendships begin at the Town of Evans Senior Center
Come and Join the Fun!
Anyone 60+ years of age is Welcome!
- 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.
Director of Senior Services
Barb Severin - Office
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 7:00am – 3:00pm
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:
- Speakers Seminars
- Safe Drivers Academy Class
- Referral Services, Information and Resources
- Exercise Classes & Health & Well Being
- Painting with Acrylics
- Craft Classes
- Lince Dancing
- Open Gym with Exercise Equipment
- Cards, Games, Coloring Corner & Puzzles
- Computer Lab
- Intergenerational classes
- Summer Outings for members
- Summer Picnics for members
Dance Classes with drop box
- Line Dance (Beginner and Advanced) – Those who have always wanted to learn how to line dance but, have not had the time, place or the opportunity to do so, may join. Line dancing is great exercise and a wonderful way to meet new friends.
Exercise Classes with drop box
- Club 99 – The Erie County Dept. of Senior Services and Senior Nutrition Program have teamed up to present Club 99. Club 99 is a free fitness program offered to those 60 years of age or older. The class utilizes resist-a-bands which will tone and build muscle.
- Tai Chi – is now widely practiced for its healing benefits for the entire body, which include increased strength, balance and posture, reduce stress, increased relaxation and improve mind, body and spirit. The center offers Arthritis, Beginner and Advanced Tai Chi classes.
- Meditation – This class will combine the calming benefits of meditation with gentle stretching and yoga postures. The instructor will guide you through a seated meditation.
- Yoga – improves breathing, increases flexibility and focuses on relaxing the entire body using meditation and stretching; your body and mind will thank you for it. The Center offers classes during the day and evening classes at the Orchard Park Senior Center as well.
- Cardio Drumming – At its core, Cardio Drumming is a cardiovascular based, full-body workout that required you to move and play drums along to music.
- Balancing and Strengthening – This weekly balance and strengthening class provides a fun workout. It is specially designed to gently target the entire body. Proper strength and conditioning allow us to support muscles, even out muscle imbalances, increase mobility, correct posture, stabilize joints and improve balance.
- Love Movement – Fun low/no impact cardio workout set to uplifting musical genres of many styles. Class begins with warm up and gentle stretching. Then onto upper body strengthening with light weights, balls, into various dance moves.
- Sitting In Motion – Low impact alteration way to burn calories and strengthen the muscles.
Presentations- University Express with Drop box
- University Express – Lifelong learning for adults aged 60 +. Free classes on current affairs, history, science, the arts, wellness and more. Join other like-minded adults interested in learning new things and having lively discussions – all in a fun environment.
- Health & Educational Presentations are held on a monthly basis.
Cards & Games with Drop box
- Bingo – Bring a friend and join us for a fun filled hour of bingo. All are welcome!
Nutrition Program with Drop box
- Delicious lunches are served promptly at noon Monday through Friday. The program is open to Erie County seniors over the age of 60 and their spouse. A contribution of $3.00 is suggested. Reservation for a particular week is made by calling Senior Center at 716-947-0974 by 8:00am the preceding Wednesday.
Transportation with Drop Box
The Town of Evans offers options of transportation:
Evans Senior Van, which provides transportation to the Senior Center (947-0974) 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. In accordance with Erie County roles and policies.
Erie County Senior Services – Going Places Van – Provides transportation to the following:
- Call (716) 858-RIDE or (716) 858-7433 – 8:30 am to 4:20 pm Monday through Friday. Towns of Orchard Park (service 9:00am – 3:15pm, no Mondays)
- As a service to older adults (aged 60+) in Erie County, in collaboration with community partners, the Department of Senior Services offers the Going Places Transportation Program.
- The curb-to-curb van service is available to seniors who are unable to use conventional means of transportation.
- Schedule health-related trips two weeks ahead of the day of your appointment and schedule non-medical trips one week ahead of the day of your appointment. There is a brief registration that is required for service.
- Priorities for Van Service. Health Related (NON-EMERGENCY) Trips to the doctor, clinic, hospital, counseling, therapy, prescriptions, etc. Food & Nutrition trips to Stay Fit Dining Sites or grocery stores. Personal Business trips for banking or bill-paying, HEAP, Social Services, HIICAP (Health Insurance Information Counseling & Assistance Program), legal assistance, etc. Social Activities trips made for social or recreational purposes or volunteer opportunities
- Transportation Contribution Policy – A suggested contribution is $3 per one-way trip or $6 per round-trip; wheelchair service is $8 per one-way trip or $16 per round-trip. Contributions are always voluntary. Any amount you wish to give is greatly appreciated and will be used to expand the transportation program. All contributions are confidential, and no one will be denied service if unable to donate.
Rural Transit Service (RTS) is a non-profit transportation service. They provide transportation to senior citizens, low/moderate income individuals and disabled clients. Eligible residents are transported to dialysis clinics, medical offices, physical therapy, pharmacies, colleges, workplaces, senior centers, nutrition sites, adult day cares, grocery stores, banks, salons/barbers, etc., with medical trips taking priority
- The Rural Transit vans run between 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, except holidays. Dispatch must be called 48 hours in advance and up to two weeks in advance for appointments. Individuals may schedule up to two rides per week. On days your local school is closed due to the weather, the Rural Transit van is closed. Phone (716)858-RIDE or (716)858-7433 between 8:30am to 4:30pm
- Suggested Donation: $3/trip or more for longer destination trips. Rural Transit riders are not required to contribute for services provided, although passengers may contribute toward the cost of service. Suggested Donation: $3 per trip. Contributions are confidential. No one will ever be denied service due to inability to pay.
Rural Transit has on an exceptionally low operating budget, and our clients are not required to contribute for our services provided, although donations are accepted and encouraged.
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.
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