The Light on the Lake

Town of Evans Senior Center

Come Join the Fun!

(716) 947-0974

Anyone 50 years of age or older is welcome.

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
999 Sturgeon Point Road
Derby New York 14047


There are no dues to be a member at the Town of Evans Senior Center. To join in, all one has to do is be present (and fill out a simple form). Stop in once and a while or everyday - VOILA!  You have become a member. As a member you must be a resident of the Town of Evans. Non-residents are welcome as a guest of yours.

Activity Calendar

The Town of Evans Senior Center offers a wide variety of activities, classes and trips for its members to enjoy.
Click for activities calendar

Nutrition Services

Partnership with Erie County allows us to provide a nutritional meal Monday through Friday at 12:00 noon for a suggested contribution of $3.00 per meal. Please call the center 2 weeks ahead at 947-0974 to make reservations for lunch.


Friendships begin at the Town of Evans Senior Center

Mission Statement:

The purpose of the Town of Evan Senior Center is to empower adults age 50 and over for social connection, promote independence by providing opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities that sharpen the minds and improve the physical and emotional health of its members.


  • • To develop meaningful opportunities and teach skills through a variety of activities.
    • To promote opportunities for interactions with the community and other participants for social enrichment.
    • To create programs that encourage continued independence for all members.
    • To offer services and life-long learning opportunities that enrich and enhance participant's quality of life and positive feelings of self-worth.

There are always more activities, trips, speakers and classes to come, so please keep checking back to our website to stay connected. Or call us at (716) 947-0974.

Veronica Sullivan - Director of Senior and Youth Programs
Veronica Sullivan - Director of Senior and Youth Programs
Senior Programs and Services


The Town of Evans offers two option of transportation:
1. Evans Senior Van, which provides transportation to the Senior Center and directly back to the individual's home Monday through Friday between 9:00am and 3:00pm. Please call the Senior Center prior to the day of pickup. The Fee for each ride is $2.00.

2. Erie County Senior Services Going Places Van, which provides transportation to the following:
-  Medical Appointments
-  Food and Nutrition (Stay Fit Lunch Programs and grocery stores)
-  Personal Business
-  Social Activities
Visit their site at Erie County Going Places .

In addition to these two local transportation services, you may also call the Erie County Rural Transit Service.

This service is from 8:00am - 3:00pm. Phone (716) 858-RIDE or (716)858-7433 between 8:30am to 4:30pm. You must call the number to find out how far in advance you need to reserve your ride for Monday - Friday. Please note, however, there is no transportation on Thursdays. FEE: $3.00 each way.


Emergency Response for Seniors and Disabled Persons

If you or someone in your household is disabled or have special needs, the people whose job it is to respond when you call for help in an emergency need to know. Whether it affects your entire community, your street or just your home, seconds can make a life or death difference.  That's why we encourage you to take a minute to fill out this form and return it to the address provided. Emergency Response Form

For more information, contact the Evans Police Department at 549-3600.

You can find additional services for seniors at the Erie County Senior Services Website as well.


It takes a lot of time and effort to run a successful Senior Center.  Volunteering serves both the donor and recipient.  Our center is looking for generous people to volunteer their time to fulfill tasks that are needed to help run the center more smoothly, such as cooking, serving our daily nutrition lunch program, leading various scheduled activities, teaching classes, calling bingo, decorating for parties and the changing holidays and seasons.

Senior Advisory Board

Veronica Sullivan, Director for Senior and Youth Programs
Kimberly Milks, Chairman
Marilyn Hasenpusch
Barbara Schmidt
Tony Montoro, Jr
Jeneen McSkimming
Truman Partridge

Senior Citizen Advisory Board Meeting Schedule
Traditionally the Senior Advisory Board meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:00PM at the Senior Center, corner of NY Route 5 and Sturgeon Point Road, Derby NY 14047.

If the meeting date falls on a Holiday then then the meeting would be on the following  Monday.

Contact Veronica Sullivan with any questions about the Advisory Board and their meeting dates at
(716) 947-0974.

Senior Housing

Senior housing resources are available - click button for more info