Below, please find our best resources to help you find services for yourself or a loved one.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels for WNY, a program of FeedMore WNY, operates a distribution site out of the Clarence Senior Center serving Clarence, Akron, and Newstead. Volunteers deliver both a hot and cold meal, as well as a friendly smile and friendship, Monday through Friday. Call the Meals on Wheels Site Manager at 716-633-9783 for information on meal delivery or to volunteer.

Rural Transit

Rural Transit Service is a non-profit, volunteer-driven service whose main purpose is to provide transportation to senior citizens, low/moderate income individuals, and disabled clients. Eligible residents are transported to dialysis clinics, medical offices, physical therapy, pharmacies, colleges, workplaces, nutrition sites, adult day care, grocery stores, banks, salons/barbers, etc. with medical trips taking priority. Clients are not required to contribute to our services provided, although donations are accepted and encouraged. Call Rural Transit at 716-565-3323 to schedule service.

Going Places Van

The Erie County Department of Senior Services offers the Going Places Transportation Program. The van service is available to seniors who are unable to use conventional means of transportation. Reservations for health-related trips may be scheduled up to two weeks in advance. Non-medical trips may be scheduled one week in advance. Registration is required.

The suggested contribution for this service is $3.00 for a one-way trip or $6.00 for a round trip. For wheelchair van service the suggested contribution is $8.00 one way or $16.00 round trip. Participants may determine for themselves the contribution they are able to make. Call 716-858-RIDE from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM Monday through Friday.

Senior Outreach Services

Senior Outreach Services (SOS) is a government-funded program providing assistance to persons aged 60 and older. Free services are available to all seniors residing in the Towns of Amherst, Clarence, and Newstead. The Senior Outreach staff is trained to identify and coordinate all available community and government services, thus eliminating much of the “red tape” that can cause frustration to seniors and their caregivers. Some of the services provided by Senior Outreach include, but are not limited to:

  • case management
  • assistance with applications for government programs
  • linkage with community services such as home-delivered meals and transportation services

A representative from Senior Outreach is at the Clarence Senior Center on Friday mornings 9:30 AM-11:00 AM.

You can call the SOS office at 716-636-3070.