Buffalo is known as the “city of good neighbors.” Creating interesting and engaging opportunities for interaction with family, friends, and neighbors contributes to increased community awareness and investment, and fosters an environment for positive mental health.
Residents in Erie County seem to be satisfied with the social, educational, or self-improvement activities in Erie County and the information they get about these activities. There are more than 60 senior center in Erie County and some grassroots efforts are serving diverse needs of residents.
"SCENe [Springville Concord Elder Network] has brought many opportunities for social interaction, information, senior services to Springville"
- Resident Survey
In the Research
Holmes, Wendy R., and Jennifer Joseph. "Social participation and healthy ageing: a neglected, significant protective factor for chronic non communicable conditions." Globalization and health 7.1 (2011): 43.