Office for the Aging



Recreation Program

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Batavia-Genesee
SeniorCenter Recreation Program

Weekly programs are usually held at the Batavia Senior Center. Some of the programs offered are bridge, line dancing, cribbage, cards, quilters, knit & crotchet, art classes, keyboard and guitar lessons. New groups are always being organized.

Special programs such as 55 Alive Driver Refresher Course, educational, health and informational programs are also offered. Day trips to area malls, concerts, exhibits, musical productions, restaurants and areas of special interest are also scheduled in the spring, summer and fall.

See the latest edition of the Gene-Senior newsletter in the Document library for a schedule of these programs and classes. Other recreation trips and upcoming events can also be viewed in the Document library.

For more information on recreational, educational, and social opportunities, call the Recreation Coordinator at (585) 343-1611.

Senior Groups in the Community

Senior groups and clubs exist in most areas of the county which offer luncheons and pot luck dinners. Most groups offer programs of interest, entertainment, day trips and other recreational activities.  Contact persons and phone numbers for the following groups are available through the Genesee County Office for the Aging at (585) 343-1611.

Alabama Senior Groups generally meets at Alabama Basom United Methodist Church the 3rd Tuesday of each month except the summer months of July and August.  Offers social and recreational activities.

Alexander Happy Agers generally meets the 1st Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Alexander Methodist Church for a tureen supper.  Activities include travelogue programs, speakers and trips.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) no longer meets in Genesee County but can be reached at 1-800-424-3410.

Bergen Meadows meets monthly for programs and activities.

Bergen Recycled Teens generally meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at St. Brigid’s Church.  Activities include programs and entertainment.

Corfu Senior Citizen Club generally meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 1:00 p.m. at the Corfu Presbyterian Church.  Activities include crafts, trips, speakers, film, cards, games and luncheons.  Also includes members from Darien as well as Corfu-Pembroke areas.

Corfu-Darien Senior Citizen Club generally meets at the Darien Town Hall on the 3rd Thursday of the month.  Activities include programs and entertainment.

Darien Senior Citizens meets the last Saturday of each month for a pot luck at 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. for a meeting.  Meetings are held at the Darien Town Hall.  Activities include programs and entertainment.

Genesee County Office for the Aging Advisory Council advises the Genesee County Office for the Aging staff and County Legislators on the needs of senior citizens in Genesee County.  Members include seniors, community agency representatives, and a legislative liaison.  This Advisory Council meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Office for the Aging.

Genesee Senior Foundation, Inc. meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m. at the Genesee County Office for the Aging.  The purpose of this group is to enhance programs and services for Genesee County seniors through funding various recreation, wellness, social, and educational activities, as well as to seek out funding to assist those who need other supportive services.

Gillam Grant Community Center Senior Citizens offers various planned programs including Silver Sneakers exercises,Social Supper once a month with entertainment, and Summer Day Camp.  Other activities include crafts, cards, exercise classes, Pre-K and Pre-school education and Pre and post school day child care.  Call (585) 494-1621 for a schedule of activities.

Independent Association of Retired People (IARP) holds a regular meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:15 p.m. at the Genesee County Office for the Aging.  A board meeting is held on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Office for the Aging.  Special activities include speakers, buffets, illustrated talks, musical programs, and trips ranging from one to several days.

Indian Falls Senior Citizens generally meet the 2nd Saturday of each month for a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. at the Indian Falls Methodist Church.  Activities include speakers, films, games and musical entertainment.

Leisure Times of the Tonawanda Indian Reservation usually meet on the 3rd Saturday of the month for a pot luck dinner at 12:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church on the Tonawanda Indian Reservation.

LeRoy-Stafford Senior Citizens Club meets at the K of C Hall in LeRoy on the 3rd Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. for a tureen dinner.  A variety of activities and programs are available including crafts, trips, bingo, bowling and entertainment.

National Association of Retired Federal Employees meets the 4th Tuesday of the month at 11:45 a.m. for lunch at Bohn’s Restaurant & Lounge, Clinton Street, Batavia.  Provides social activities, plus members are informed about Legislation which may be of interest to them as Federal Retirees.

Oakfield Schoolhouse Manor meets every Monday at the School House Manor Community Room.  Activities include programs and entertainment.

Pavilion Young at Heart meets the last Thursday of every month at 12:30 p.m. for a luncheon in the Pavilion Fireman’s Recreation Hall.  Activities include speakers, musical programs and movies.

Primetime Alivers of the United Methodist Church meets for a luncheon the 2nd Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Church Fellowship Hall at 8221 Lewiston Road, Batavia.  Other activities include speakers, film, crafts, cards, and musical entertainment.

Salvation Army Senior Citizens meets every Tuesday at 12:00 noon at the Worship & Service Center on East Main Street in Batavia.  A pot luck luncheon is enjoyed followed by further recreation in the afternoon.

New York State Parks: Free Admission

Free admission is available to New York State Parks. Guidelines for this program are available at http://www.nysparks.com/admission/golden-park-program.aspx 

National Parks: Admission Pass

Information regarding discounted or reduced admission passes to National Parks is available at http://www.nps.gov/fees_passes.htm