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A mask box is located outside the GAC and replenished daily.
Please call (716) 773-9682 from 8am – 4pm Monday – Friday, to answer your questions and provide assistance during the COVID-19 crisis.
Mask Distribution Info.

Other resource numbers to call: 211 for assistance and questions, 858-8526 for Erie County Senior Services. Erie County Senior Services wants you to stay safe and healthy! We know it can be tough to stay home but here's some things that can keep you busy and stimulated. Combat Social Isolation.


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GAC Holiday Hours - December 2023

   The Golden Age Center is CLOSED for the following days:
   Friday, December 22; Monday, December 25; Tuesday, December 26 for the Christmas holiday. We will reopen for business on Tuesday, December 26.


Festival of Trees - December 2023


   For the past several years members of the Golden Age Center and recreation leader Carrie Mesmer have participated in the annual Festival of Trees that benefits the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. They spend several months planning and then making the ornaments for the theme chosen. This year’s theme was "A Traditional Christmas with Grandma and Grandpa". An auction took place and at the auction, the tree and all the handmade ornaments and other items brought a whopping $700 in proceeds to benefit the programs at Children’s. The first year of participation tree sold for $200, the second $250. Understandably the seniors and Carrie are very excited and proud of their submission and even more so that they can give back to the greater community and put their talents to great use!


Knitted Items Donated to Local Organizations - November 2023

   

Mary Stewart Photos.

   On Tuesday, November 14th, members of the Grand Island Golden Age Center packed and wrapped hats, mittens, scarves, headbands, socks, lap blankets, and more, made by members. Each year, talented seniors create items that are then distributed to 25+ local organizations.


Bags of Cheer for Friends of the Night People - November 2023

   

Mary Stewart Photos.

   Members of the Golden Age Club gave their time this past Monday, November 13th to make up snack bags and toiletry bags for the participants in the program at "Friends of Night People". This yearly project is one of the ways the club helps others off the island. Students from the middle school helped by decorating the bags.


Holiday Happenings Photos - October 2023





Mary Stewart Photos.

   The Golden Age Center hosted "Holiday Happenings" on Saturday, October 21st. A wide variety of craft items making ideal Christmas gifts, were on sale at this year's event. There was also a bake sale, blanket raffle, 50-50 raffle, 100 + basket and gift card raffle plus lunch. The weather may not have co-operated but but that didn't stop craft lovers from coming.


Shakespeare in the Park at Nike Base - August 2023





Mary Stewart Photos.

   The Golden Age Center hosted "Shakespeare in the Park" on Wednesday, July 26th, at the Nike Base Park. There was a good crowd to enjoy this special event. However, the rain decided to come down during the performance causing it to be cut short. The presentation was enjoyed by all.


Past Presidents’ Luncheon - July 2023

Pictured - from left to right - Past presidents Anna Vaccaro, Nancy Tobe, Joy Mesmer (current), Lorraine Mangin, Kathy Lechner, Evelyn Lewis.
Mary Stewart Photo.

   The Golden Age Center had their Past Presidents' Luncheon on Thursday, July 20th at the Golden Age Center dining hall.


Gram's Garage Sale Photos - May 2023

   
   

Mary Stewart Photos.

    Golden Age Center had its Gram's Garage Sale on Saturday, May 20th. These are just a few of the participants.


Sweethearts' Luncheon at GAC - February 2023

GAC leader Jen Mentor, Sue & Ray Whitbeck.

   On Valentine's Day, Golden Age Center members married 40 years or longer, who have participated in programs at the senior center in the past year, were guests, free of charge, for a special lunch. Twenty one couples were honored and received a special certificate and a rose in recognition of their years of marriage, from 41 to 70 years. Sue and Ray Whitbeck hold the title of 70 years of married bliss!


Trial Size Donations Wanted - February 2023

   The Golden Age Center is collecting trial sized or hotel shampoos, conditioners, bath/shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes that they use to pack toiletry bags for Friends of Night People. Donations can be dropped off during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3278 Whitehaven Road.


A Matter of Balance - January 2023

   Do you have concerns about falling? The Golden Age Center is hosting a class titled "A Matter of Balance" on Thursday afternoons, starting March 2nd. The program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. See FLYER.