City of Tonawanda
Recreation Dept., 291 Kohler St., 716-505-1024
Amanda Lofft, Director of Recreation
City of Tonawanda Recreation Department Mission Statement
"The City of Tonawanda Recreation Department's mission is to provide a comprehensive recreation and park program suitable to the needs and interests of is residents in a safe leisure environment. We will strive to provide, assist and coordinate community resources to implement services and programs for youth, adult, and senior groups, related to the well-being of the City's residents in a professional, efficient, and courteous manner."
"GOING PLACES VAN"
If you are 60 years of age or older,
can get in and out of a van under your own power, and occasionally need
transportation, call the Recreation Department for information on the "Going
Places" van. They take request for transportation every Monday morning for
appointments for the rest of the week. The cost is $1.00 each way for
local appointments and $2.00 each way for Buffalo, Williamsville and Amherst.
We work on a priority basis - doctor and hospital appointments are scheduled
first. It can be inconvenient at times in that we may have to pick you up
earlier than you want, or you may have to wait a bit for a ride home. But
if you need us, we will try to be there for you.
SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER
Visit the Center at 35 Main Street, Monday thru Friday between
9:30am and 4:00pm. Activities include exercise, cards, billiards, line dancing,
singing, monthly dinners, special activities, travel opportunities, and much,
much more. To be put on the month newsletter mailing list, call 692-7029 or
695-8658. To join the Senior Club, fill out a short application and pay the
lifetime fee of $1.00. Yes, that's right, $1.00 for life.
President: Richard Lingenfelter
V.P.: Ron Kornacki
Treasurer: Carol Dammann
Secrectary: Barbara Hueitt
SPECIAL PROGRAMS AT THE CENTER
Dinner meetings are held on the last Monday of each month. Tickets must be purchased by the Friday before the meeting. Call the center for more information.
This project will meet on Thursdays at 10:00am. Volunteers are always welcome.
READING AND PUZZLES
The center has a small library of hard cover and pocket books along with jigsaw puzzles. Stop in and see what is available for our members.
Mondays at 1:00PM.
9 BALL TOURNAMENT
NEW DAY - Thursdays at 1:00PM.
The Vial of Life project is under way for seniors (60 years and older), who are
residents of the City of Tonawanda. Applications will be available at the Senior
Center or you can call Doreen at the Center to have application mailed to you.
Check back in the Spring for more info.
Wii BOWLING and MORE
Come and join us on Wednesday mornings at 11am for some Wii fun. If you are unable to attend Wednesday mornings, feel free to come to the Center any time to play. The system is available to use any time and is easy to start up.
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:00pm. You do not need a partner-just come on in!
On Tuesdays at 1pm the ladies will play pinochle. All ladies are welcome.
Every Thursday afternoon at 12:45 pm, the members play. If you have always
wanted to learn, there are members who will help teach you and you do not need a
The room is available 9:30am to 3:45pm daily. Feel free to stop in and use it any time.
Come try a new way to play bingo on Tuesday's, at 1pm. Feel free to join in anytime.
Want to keep in touch with family far away, set up an e-mail account, or look up some information? A computer with internet access has been installed in the downstairs TV room. The computer can be used by any senior, anytime that the center is open. Guidelines for use are posted. If you have never used the internet before, let Doreen know and we will make arrangements to teach you how to "surf the net".
CLUB INSTRUCTIONAL CLASSES
LINE DANCE CLASS - Mondays at 9:30am
ADVANCED LINE DANCING - MONDAYS 10AM
Now that you have learned the basics, learn some new steps. There is no
fee for this class and you may join at any time.
THE BARGEMEN - NEW DAY AND TIME
The Bargemen will now rehearse on Tuesday Mornings at 9:30am.
CERAMICS - Wednesdays at 10:00am
Gert Ahrens is the instructor for this class, which is held on Wednesday mornings at 10am. There is no fee for this class and you may join at any time.
BOWLING - Bowling is held at Manor Lanes on Tuesdays at 10am beginning September 6th.
FOR YOUR HEALTH
ASK THE PHARMACIST
Walgreen's Pharmacist Andrew Montante will be at the Center once a month. Call to find out when he will be here. Stop in and ask him any questions regarding prescriptions. You may bring your medications with you.
The City of Tonawanda Fire Department will provide this free service on the first Thursday of each month from 11-11:30am. No appointment is necessary. ALSO Fire Chief Stuart would like to remind our members that in keeping with your Health Programs the Fire Department will take your Blood Pressure at Fire Headquarters anytime you may have to have a regular reading before going to your doctor.
CENTER EXERCISE EQUIPMENT
NEW YORK EARLY LUNG CANCER ACTION PROGRAM
The best hope of curing lung cancer is finding it as early as possible. If you
are at risk, this new test can detect tiny spots on your lungs years before they
would ever be seen on a regular chest x-ray. These tiny spots, or nodules, may
be signs of early lung cancer.
QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN SELECTING A NURSING HOME
CONSTITUENT OUTREACH PROGRAM
A Constituent Outreach Program for Legislator Michele Iannello will be held at the Center every 4th Tuesday of the month from 12pm-4pm. Jean Harmon from Iannello's Office will be available to answer any questions residents may have.
ATTORNEY - Mark Saltarelli will be at the Center on the second Thursday of every month at 10:30 am. This is a free service with no appointment necessary.
The food pantry is always in need of paper bags. Please drop them off at the center and the bags will be taken over to the food pantry.
PHOTO IDENTIFICATION AVAILABLE
If you are leaving on a trip some time soon or no longer have a photo ID you can stop by the City's Recreation Office at any time to get one. The Recreation Department is located at 291 Kohler Street, and are available from 9:00am-5:00pm for this service. These photo ID's are available for $10.00 and are good for two years.
POLICE LIAISON FOR OUR SENIOR COMMUNITY
The police liaison for seniors is Officer David Ray. If you have any questions or concerns and would like to contact Officer Ray, his voice mail phone number is 692-2102 ext. 340. The non-emergency phone number for the police department is 692-2121.
THE NORTH TONAWANDA INTER-CHURCH FOOD PANTRY
MESSAGE FROM THE BUILDING INSPECTOR
We are collecting old eye glasses and hearing aids for the Lions Club. Please drop them off at the Center at any time.
SENIOR AND ENHANCED STAR EXEMPTIONS
are accepted only between November 1st and March 1st every calendar year. Check the Assessors Home Page for more information.
Everybody Has Needs – Do the Right People Know What Yours Are?
If you or someone in your household has a disability or a special medical need, 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. Having specific details about your special situation will significantly help us help you.
Follow this link to print out form and send to Fire Department, 44 William Street, Tonawanda, NY 14150
SENIOR CENTER TRIPS
SENIOR CLUB TRIPS
SENIOR TRAVEL CLUB TRIPS
We meet on the second Thursday of every month at 10am at the Sr. Center. New members always welcome.
Contact Ann Gray at 693-3757 for more information.
Check back for more trips we are planning.
MUCH MORE - CALL THE CENTER !
FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE RECREATION DEPARTMENT AND YOUTH PROGRAMMING PLEASE RETURN TO THE RECREATION PAGE