Coming This Summer: Empower for Elders

Empower for Elders is a new program for adults age 60 and over, including those who are physically frail, persons with dementia and/or memory loss of the Alzheimer’s type or related disorders.  It is a structured group activity program that will provide socialization and supportive services in a caring environment.  At the same time, Empower for Elders offers caregivers respite from their caregiving responsibilities.

The program is based on the philosophy that each individual has a need and capacity for socialization which does not diminish with age; that socialization helps prevent depression, loneliness, and premature institutionalization; and that supportive services in a caring environment can enable people with functional impairments to live their lives more fully.

Our goal is to provide a welcoming, home-like setting with warm, friendly, well-trained staff and volunteers who support the functioning, safety, and dignity of each participant.

Hours of operation:

  • Monday through Friday, during the hours of 8:00am – 5:00pm

We will also be accepting gently used or new board games, card games and craft supplies for this new initiative.

For more information, please contact Karen Smith, Director of Community Health Programs at 716-297-0798 ext 163 or