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  • Jun 25, 2015

    Volunteers Needed to Support and Comfort Seniors in our Community

    People Inc.’s Senior Companion program is seeking volunteers age 55 and over who want to make a difference in the life of a senior adult. The program matches qualified volunteers with seniors age 55 or over who live independently but could benefit from social contact and assistance. Volunteers provide in home support, companionship and understanding to seniors in Erie County. They help with daily living tasks like shopping, driving, processing mail and paying bills. Volunteers are carefully screened and serve 15 to 40 hours per week. They receive pre-service orientation and training and must pass a physical exam and background check. They are also reimbursed for travel and meals and may qualify to earn a tax-free hourly stipend. People Inc.’s Senior Companion program helps seniors remain independent in their homes for as long as they can instead of having to move to a more costly and/or unfamiliar setting. Currently, approximately 15,000 volunteers serve more than 56,000 seniors in our community. For more information about volunteering, call 716-768-2381. People Inc. is a not-for-profit health and human services agency providing programs and services to more than 12,000 people with special needs, their families, and seniors throughout Western New York. Since 1971, People Inc. has assisted individuals to achieve greater degrees of independence and productivity.

  • Oct 06, 2020

    Walden Offices Moved to Spindrift Location in Williamsville

    Admissions and Other Departments Relocated Several People Inc. departments and offices have relocated from the Walden Business Center, 3332 Walden Avenue, Suite 100, Depew, NY, to 280 Spindrift Drive, Williamsville, NY, effective October 12, 2020. Departments and Offices that Moved: Admissions Behavioral Health/Behavior Services  Care Management for Children Community Habilitation Early Intervention Environmental Modifications (E-mods) Family Education and Training Family Support Services Educational Advocacy Family Reimbursement Parent Aide Program Personal Development Mentoring In-Home Respite Self-Directed Services   The above departments can be reached through Spindrift reception at 716.817.9000. Staff emails will remain the same. The Admissions email remains the same, and the Admissions phone number remains the same at this time, 716.880.3700.

  • Dec 23, 2013

    We need your help! Sign petition to stop budget cuts!

    People Inc. is part of a statewide effort asking Governor Cuomo to prevent further budget cuts. After three years of reductions, we CANNOT accept any additional cuts without impacting both the quality and quantity of supports and services that our agency offers to individuals with developmental dis

  • Jun 18, 2018

    Wellness Event and Open House at People Inc. Marigold Senior Livingin Grand Island

    People Inc. Marigold Senior Living will host a free Health and Wellness Open House on Friday, June 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3026 Grand Island, Blvd., Grand Island. The event, geared for older adults and their families, includes apartment tours, along with: Mammography screening provided by Wind

  • Apr 07, 2011

    Wellness Fair on April 8

    As we age, sharing with friends in a senior community can help to multiply the joy and divide the sadness that may occur along the way. This is one reason to think about moving to a senior living community, however an even better reason is that research has shown that those seniors that stay connec

  • Apr 07, 2021

    Western New Organizations Selected for Health Improving Program

    April 7, 2021: In a unique upstate cross-regional collaboration, 12 Western New York health serving organizations have been selected to participate in the Health Literacy CALL to Action Training program, funded by the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York . Low health literacy is a bar

  • Dec 20, 2016

    Wheatfield Tenant Decorates Tree Year-round at People Inc. Willow Senior Living

    For Carol Miranda, Christmas is her favorite part of the year! She also enjoys Valentine’s Day, St. Patty’s Day, summer and Thanksgiving! If you visit People Inc. Willow Senior Living in Wheatfield, you will see a beautiful tree and lovely decorations on the third floor. Carol, who has

  • Sep 16, 2019

    WNY Coalition Pooled Trust Grant Requests Open

    September 16, 2019: The WNY Coalition Pooled Trust is now accepting grant requests for the 2019 cycle! The grants are only available to former beneficiaries of the trust, or people with disabilities currently served by People Inc. and its affiliates or by Center for Elder Law & Justice. Request

  • Nov 19, 2019

    WNY Coalition Pooled Trusts Receive Award from Network in Aging of WNY, Inc.

    WNY Coalition Pooled Trusts is a collaboration between People Inc. and the Center for Elder Law & Justice November 19, 2019: On November 7, the Network in Aging of Western New York, Inc. presented the “Program Award of Excellence” to the WNY Coalition Pooled Trusts. The award s