Elderly Service Sites

The Bristol Home for Elderly Women
1500 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14209 
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Contact: Beth Mack Email: bmack@bristolhome.org (preferred) 
Phone: 716-884-4372 
Days and Times: M-F, 8:00am to 4:00pm, evenings and weekends limited
About: Since 1868, The Bristol Home has cared exclusively for older women in Western New York. Their main goals have always been to maintain good health and improve the quality of life for the residents. 
Service Opportunities: Provide assistance to elderly residents in and around the Bristol Home. Here you can take place in the 200+ organized daily activities and provide comfort and assistance in any other areas needed. Training will be provided, contact Beth Mack for details.

Meals on Wheels

(on campus)
Contact: Joe Van Volkenburg, Campus Ministry
Phone: 716-888-2875
Email: vanvolkj@canisius.edu
Days and Times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 11:30am - 12:20pm
Service Opportunities: Meals on Wheels for Western New York, Inc. is an independent nonprofit agency supporting the dignity, well-being and independence of the homebound elderly and disabled through home delivered nutrition programs.

Meals on Wheels of WNY and Canisius College Campus Ministry partner together at the Delores Nelson Site on Brunswick Boulevard in the Hamlin Park section of Buffalo.


Niagara Lutheran Home & Rehabilitation Center
64 Hager Street, Buffalo, NY 14208 
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Contact: Noreen Kayser
Phone: 716-886-4377 ex. 312
Email: Nkayser@niagaralutheran.org
Days and Times: Flexible hours
About: When founded in 1956, the Niagara Lutheran Home was the first freestanding nursing facility in Western New York. It was then and is now a not-for-profit, Christian-based organization. Through the years, the Niagara Lutheran Health System has evolved from a 60-bed nursing facility to its current status as a health system serving people on two campuses. Niagara Lutheran Health System affiliates provide high quality retirement living options and various levels of health care to nearly 500 individuals of all faiths and walks of life on a daily basis and employs more than 800 dedicated, compassionate people.
Service Opportunities: Students can serve Niagara Lutheran by socializing with residents via conversations, reading and game playing. Students can also help transport residents throughout the facility and perform moderate paper work.