Senior Services Program
The Niagara Falls Housing Authority’s Senior Services Program provides support to our elderly and disabled families by making them aware of services, linking them with these services, and monitoring service delivery.
This program allows our elderly and disabled families to “age in place”. On-site service coordinators assist our elderly and disabled families with access to the support and services they need to live independently.
Support Services include:
- Education of residents on service availability, application procedures and client rights.
- Linkage with agencies and service providers in the Niagara Falls area.
- Assistance with application for public entitlements.
- Monitoring of the ongoing provision of services from community agencies.
- Assisting the residents in building support networks with other residents, family and friends.
- Education of residents and families concerning other issues related to “aging in place”.
- Informal counseling and support.
The Senior Services Program also collaborates with local community agencies to conduct various presentations including community safety, nutrition and exercise and credit card fraud.
For more information on the Niagara Falls Housing Authority’s Senior Services Program, please contact the Senior Services Department at (716) 285-7812. The Senior Services Department has offices at both Anthony Spallino Towers, 720 Tenth Street, Niagara Falls and Henry E. Wrobel Towers, 800 Niagara Avenue, Niagara Falls.
Additional Programs for Seniors
The Good for the Neighborhood Program
In order to provide residents and the community with access to health information and experts, the Niagara Falls Housing Authority partnered with the Independent Health Foundation’s Good for the Neighborhood Program. The program is designed to assist individuals and families in making better healthcare choices and includes Senior Wellness health classes especially designed for seniors.
Annual Thanksgiving Feast
Currently in its 20th year, the Niagara Falls Housing Authority’s Annual Thanksgiving Feast provides a traditional Thanksgiving meal (complete with turkey and all the trimmings) to those in need. The event serves 300 children, youth and adults annually and is open to all Niagara Falls Housing Authority residents and deserving individuals and families in the Niagara Falls community.
Sweet Ladies of the Community
The Sweet Ladies of the Community is a group of seniors that complete a variety of quilting and crocheting projects for donation to area hospitals and nursing homes. As a unique intergenerational component to the “Sweet Ladies” program, children enrolled in our after-school tutorial programs teach our “sweet ladies” how to navigate the internet and in turn, our “sweet ladies” teach the children how to quilt and crochet.