We are excited to announce that the AOA Elder Centers are fully reopened. The Wini Kettle Senior Center and the Seneca Allegany Elder Center will be open to Elders from 8am-4pm, Monday-Friday.
Elders are welcome to stop in and enjoy the AOA facilities. Play a game, work on your crafts, or just enjoy a cup of coffee with friends. All activities will be self-directed until normal staffing levels resume. Please note that COVID safety precautions are still being followed, including: temperature screenings, social distancing and mask wearing for unvaccinated individuals.
Lunch will continue to be served from 12-1pm each day at:
- Wini Kettle Senior Center, 28 Thomas Indian School Drive, Irving, NY (daily)
- 44 Seneca Street, Salamanca, NY (daily)
- Seneca Allegany Center, 3644 Administration Drive, Salamanca, NY (Thursdays only)
Please remember to call for lunch reservations by 3pm the day before: Allegany (716) 945-8414 , Cattaraugus (716) 532-5777.
If you are not feeling well, please stay home.
President Matthew Pagels provides an update on the COVID case count for both territories, warns of the Delta variant, provides information on the Seneca Nation Cannabis Regulatory Authority and closes with information about the next Council Session.
President Pagels acknowledges the missing person situation that occurred last week, while reminding the community to submit their American Rescue Plan Act surveys. He provides a COVID update, announces the registration for the Seneca Gaming Corporation quarterly stakeholder meeting and closes with information about the July regular session of Council.
President Pagels speaks on the recent news about the discovery of the graves of 751 Native children at a residential school site. He provides a COVID update, information about the Homeowner Assistance Fund. Gives an update on the Community Centers and closes with congratulating the local sports accomplishments.
President Pagels speaks on Tuesday’s law enforcement incident and Thursday’s Pride Month flag raising, as well as acknowledging all the high school graduates. He provides good news about COVID statistics, availability of the Pfizer vaccine for ages 12-17, and group dining resuming at AOA.
AOA is reopening for congregate dining on Monday, June 7th. Capacity is limited and reservations are required.
Please call by 3pm the day before and leave a message to make reservations for lunch. More details on the flyer.
**AOA will only be open for congregate dining at this time. Access to the Elder Centers for activities, crafts, and trips will begin at a later date.**
President Pagels announces the availability of the Pfizer vaccine for ages 12-17 in early June through the Seneca Nation Health System. He also notes the recent return of the Red Jacket Peace Medal, tonight’s college graduates celebration event, and the official opening tomorrow of the new Seneca One Stop at the Buffalo Creek Territory.