Any Cheektowaga resident (including the Village of Sloan, Depew, west of Transit Road), age 60 plus or married to someone 60 plus is eligible to join our Center. There is no “membership fee”, just a simple registration form to fill out. Non-resident guests are welcome at many of our Programs and events—call our office at 686-3930 or stop in for more details.
The Cheektowaga Department of Senior Services is operated by 6 FULL-TIME and 25 PART-TIME EMPLOYEES and numerous senior volunteers. We are on 24 HOUR CALL with the CHEEKTOWAGA POLICE DEPARTMENT for any emergency that arises with our elderly residents.
A full program of OUTREACH SERVICES is available including assistance in filing for medicare and medicaid, food stamps, heat assistance, income tax preparation, housing, nursing home placement, aid in setting up home maker services, visiting nurses and other health related services and referral to the proper agency when needed.
A full schedule of RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES is provided at the Senior Center since its construction in 1982. This schedule is printed monthly at no cost to the Town. Over 45,000 elders registered in our daily log in the past year.
THIRTY-FIVE SENIOR CITIZEN GROUPS are based throughout the Town in churches, schools and libraries to serve the local neighborhoods. Assistance is offered to all groups to implement their programming. Each group receives a subsidy for programming from the Town of Cheektowaga. A meeting of the group leaders is scheduled every two months to disseminate information to the group members, to exchange ideas and to conduct seminars on various topics.