The Valley Community Association Senior Citizen Program is designed to encourage and maintain healthy lifestyles in elderly residents of the Buffalo River Community by providing affordable healthy meals, facilitated physical activity, peer interaction and socialization, and health care navigation and access to support services. Program activities include congregate dining, low-impact aerobics exercise, cards and BINGO, healthy aging education, recreational activities, day trips, and more. Transportation is also provided for those in need. Through collaborations and partnerships, the program also gives the local senior population access to regular on-site free screenings and consultations. The VCA Senior Program is dedicated to promoting preventative measures and provides a network of support to improve the quality of life in the local senior population.
The program is held at the Geraldine Butler Senior Center, located at the Valley Community Center at 93 Leddy Street, Buffalo, New York 14210.
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Day Trips are scheduled a minimum of once per month. Destinations include local cultural, educational, and recreational destinations in the WNY area.
Regularly Scheduled Activities
- Monday (9am-2pm) – Pinochle Tournament & Hot Lunch
- Tuesday (9am-2pm)– Cards, Bingo, Hot Lunch, & Educational Demonstrations
- Wednesday (9am-2pm) – Cards, Bingo, Hot Lunch, Exercise Class, Educational Demonstrations, & Special Classes (arts & crafts, etc).
- Thursday (9am-11am) – Shopping Shuttle to local grocery stores & farmers markets
Lunch is prepared and served by our cook Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Lunch is just $3.50 and includes milk, salad bar, entree and dessert. Lunch is also offered at the satellite locations on Thursdays.
Transportation is available to and from all the VCA senior programs at the various sites Monday through Thursday. In addition, transportation to medical appointments is available by appointment. For Transportation call Jim at 823-4707 ext. 107.
Each Thursday the VCA Senior Program goes on the road to one of four satellite sites in the Buffalo River Community. The VCA hosts lunch, bingo games, and VCA staff are on hand to assist those seniors with any issues they have from 12pm-2pm.
- Holy Family Apartments (920 Tifft Street) – First Thursday of each month
- Julianna Apartments (505 Abbott Road) – Second Thursday of each month
- Mullen Manor (200 Mineral Springs Road) – Third Thursday of each month
- Victory Ridge Apartments (55 Melroy Avenue) – Fourth Thursday of each month
Friday Night Pinochle Tournament
On Friday nights from September until April, the VCA hosts a weekly Pinochle Tournament, which starts at 7pm at the Geraldine Butler Senior Center. Each tournament lasts 13 weeks.
For more information on how to participate, contact Chris at 716-834-1377.
Senior Membership in the Valley Community Association is just $5 per year for those 55 and older and $10 for those under 55 years old. Membership entitles seniors to all of the great perks of belonging to the VCA Senior Program!
Senior Program Contact Information
For more information on any of the VCA Senior Programs, contact Senior Citizen & Family Support Services Coordinator Danielle Cavaretta at 716-823-4707 ext. 5.