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Home > City Departments > Community Services and Recreational Programming > Office of Senior Services and Disabled Parking Permits > Activities and Clubs

Activities and Clubs

City of Buffalo, Division for Senior Services
City Hall, Room 8A, 65 Niagara Square, Buffalo NY 14202
Phone:  (716) 851-4141 ♦ Fax:  (716) 851-5803
Email:  druffin@city-buffalo.com


The Division for Senior Services is seeking new members, volunteers, and participants for the following clubs, activities and groups.  Interested individuals should contact our office for more information.

Senior City Life Newsletter

Do you like to write, check out new activities in the City and surrounding suburbs, have some experience publishing a newsletter or journal or are just interested in working with a publication?  Then this might be the perfect opportunity for you!  We are looking for volunteers to help us publish our monthly newsletter! 

Seniors of Faith

The Seniors of Faith is a new initiative targeted at seniors in our area churches.  We are looking for seniors who want to assist with a variety of community projects designed to assist individuals in need and/or improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods.

Buffalo's Living History Project - BUFFALO: "PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS"

The Division for Senior Services is interested in capturing the memories, pictures, and life situations that are still "fresh memories" in the minds of our seniors.  This is an exciting project and we need seniors to share their memories of the old neighborhoods, the city as it used to be, your countries of origin, and/or the life and times of days gone bye!  Everyone has memories that we could use!

The Quilting Project

This project will involve city block clubs, organizations, centers, community based organizations, churches, synagogue, mosque, fraternal organizations, youth groups and others.  Each group will be asked to create a patch, (approximately 2ft x 2ft) that will eventually be put into a quilt.  The patch should be reflective of an event, activity, group, space or time, neighborhood and/or history in Buffalo's past or present.

City Travel Club

Would you like to do a little traveling, take a few day trips?  We have been informed by many of our seniors that they would be interested in taking a day trip to some of the different sights and attractions here in Western New York, or even beyond, however, they don't like to travel alone and/or would like to have a partner or traveling companion to talk to and enjoy the trip with.  If this activity is of interest to you, please call our office and sign up for the "Travel Club" Volunteer to help plan the trips, research the destinations, meet to discuss the activities and just "get to know everybody"!

Senior Connect - The Warm House Project

In Buffalo, we have many seniors who are here without family, and for various reasons, many friends are no longer here.  With Buffalo's long winter season, and our changing neighborhoods, the porch to porch, over the fence, neighbor to neighbor communication process that many of our seniors grew up with and counted on as a way of keeping in contact with their friends and neighbors, is gone!  This has resulted in social isolation.  And, social isolation is a major problem for our seniors!  The Warm House Project is a result of the nation wide NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities) movement.  The Warm House concept utilizes a small cadre' of volunteers (two or three in each group) who regularly visit and check on our elderly who are predominately "house-bound".  If this type of volunteer activity is of interest to you, please call our office.  You are needed!