Canton Woods is Located in the Heart of
Canton Woods is Open Monday
thru Friday from 8:00am to 4:30 pm (and some evenings).
The Senior Center is located at 76 Canton Street, Baldwinsville,
New York 13027
Click here for a map
Canton Woods Mission
are a valuable community resource. Canton Woods multipurpose Senior Center
meets the challenges facing older Americans by offering stimulating social
activities, education and recreation programs, nutrition, health and other
Woods - Helping Seniors to remain active members of the community.
in Center Programs
Canton Woods is a friendly inviting
place. You will be greeted with warm welcome. Any person 60 years of age or
older and living in the Village of Baldwinsville or the Towns of Lysander or
Van Buren is eligible to participate in all Canton Woods activities. However,
any senior living in Onondaga
County is eligible to
come to the Center for congregate meals and to participate in overnight trips.
We ask each person interested in participating in Center activities to fill out
an information sheet. Stop by the Center to subscribe to the
newsletter which will be delivered to your mailbox each month! The newsletter
provides information on all center activities, as well as a handy calendar
outlining the month's activities on a daily basis. The charge for the newsletter is $4.00 for the year if you reside in Lysander or Van Buren and $5.00 for all others. There is an annual building use fee for seniors who live outside of Lysander or Van Buren.
History of Canton Woods
The original Canton Woods building was constructed as a medical center in 1968
in an effort to attract physicians to the village. Unfortunately, after a few
years, they departed and the building stood empty. In 1978, The Senior Club
purchased the building aided by funding from the Onondaga County Department of
Aging and Youth.
Unique in its original
concept, Canton Woods Senior
Center is one of the few
rural Senior Centers where responsibility is shared by three municipalities. It
is a fine example of inter-municipal cooperation. The property is owned by the Village of Baldwinsville, with fiscal
responsibility shared by the Village, and the Towns of Lysander and Van Buren.
Between 1979 and 1980, the
building underwent two major renovations. This included the addition of a large
dining and kitchen area. Again in 1989, the dining area was doubled in size and
the office space was moved to the center of the building. The recreation area
was also increased in size.
Two full and two part-time
staff, and a host of volunteers perform the tasks needed to keep the center
is incorporated under the laws of New
and operated as a private, not-for profit organization by its community Board
All seniors are invited to
participate in the Senior Activity Group, which elects officers each May and
has a business meeting the first Friday of each month at 11:30 am.
AARP News AARP Defensive Driving Classes are
taught at Canton Woods throughout the year. Contact the Center at 638-4536 to
find out the dates, times and additional guidelines. *Taking this class will save you money
on your Auto Insurance.
AARP representatives are
available at the Center throughout the tax season to assist with tax
preparation. You will need to bring all your records- W2's, 1099's and IT forms
sent to you by the IRS and State Tax Department, and your previous year’s
returns. Appointments are available from
10am-1pm each Tuesday and Thursday. Call the Center to make an appointment at
Canton Woods has a Notary
Public available by appointment only. If you wish to meet with a notary, call
the Center at 638-4536 to set up an appointment.
The Outreach Program’s goal
is to reach isolated seniors in the Towns of Lysander and Van Buren by
providing information, referral, and assistance accessing services.
The Outreach workers will
help seniors determine eligibility and fill out forms for entitlement programs.
The towns of Lysander and
Van Buren each have an Outreach worker dedicated to serving the needs of the
seniors within that town. They are available by telephone through Canton Woods
The B’Ville Express, at
Canton Woods, is operated through a grant from the Onondaga County Department
of Aging and Youth. This program coordinates volunteer drivers with seniors in
need of transportation to essential services.
For further information call the B'ville Express Coordinator at 638-0097.
Meals on Wheels
The Meals on Wheels program
operates independently of the Senior
Center and works out of
the Canton Woods kitchen. They provide nutritious, balanced meals for people
living alone, handicapped, or temporarily shut-in.
Meals are delivered by
volunteers, five days a week, including holidays. A volunteer will deliver a
hot meal and a bag lunch to the door in the morning. A small fee is charged. To
order Meals on Wheels, call 638-2171.
Canton Woods offers free
legal assistance to seniors over the age of 60. You must be an Onondaga County
Resident to receive this service. Call the center at 638-4536 for more
Canton Woods Senior Center is a multipurpose senior center
with facilities for all types of recreation. The facilities include a large
dining area, indoor and outdoor recreation areas, as well as a library. A wide
range of programs are offered within the Center to meet the needs and interests
of the diverse senior population. A few of the Center’s facilities are
The Canton Woods Library is
the pride of the staff and seniors and contains over 2000 hardcover books
including monthly best sellers. There are also large print books and a wide selection
of books on tape. The variety of books parallels those found in a public
library. In addition, the library houses 2 Dell computers with internet
access. The computers are available any time the Center is open. .Public donations
to the Library are always welcome and appreciated. For more information on how
to donate, call Canton Woods at 638-4536.
Feel like escaping with a
good movie? Feel like escaping with a good movie? Canton Woods has a Free movie library available to all seniors! There are over400 titles available on DVD in the collection. Taking them out is simple and easy! Simply check out your selection like a library book, then go home and enjoy! We accept donations of DVD's.
“The Back Forty”
Canton Woods Senior Center features a wonderful outdoor
facility, with pavilion and picnic area, as well as horseshoe pits, bocce ball
courts, and shuffleboard courts. Activities flourish during the spring, summer
and fall seasons on the “back forty”… come check it out!
P.E.A.C.E, Inc. Luncheons
Canton Woods houses
P.E.A.C.E. Inc.'s Senior Nutrition program each Monday, Wednesday and
Friday at 12:00pm.
Division Senior Nutrition
"You've done enough cooking;
let us do the cooking for you!"
connected with your friends and neighbors and enjoy a delicious, affordable lunch
at one of our many Senior Nutrition Sites throughout Onondaga County.
Our meals are wholesome and mostly made from scratch. The best part is
the suggested contribution of $2.75.
For information about our Senior Nutrition Site Locations and operation times Food Services
811 E. Washington St.
Email: Food Services Senior Nutrition
Senior Nutrition Program is funded by:
U.S. Administration on Aging
NYS Office of Aging
Onondaga County Department of Aging and Youth
You can obtain more
information about P.E.A.C.E. Inc., and it's programs by visiting their
Blood Pressure Screening The Center offers blood
pressure screening on Friday mornings at 10am. A qualified health care
professional will take your pressure and help to keep track of your
numbers from month to month. Come in and keep up with your health!
Aurora of CNY The County West Support Group, Aurora of
CNY, an organization for the visually and hearing impaired, meets each
month on the fourth Thursday of each month. The group meets at the
center at 12pm. Watch the newsletter calendar, as sometimes these dates
change due to the Center's schedule.
Flu shots Each year, Canton Woods sponsors flu shots, given by Regional Health Care at the center. The shots are generally available in the last part of October,or beginning of November. Check our monthly calendar for the date in the Fall.
Arm Chair Aerobics Canton Woods features Arm
Chair Aerobics on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10:30am. The group
meets to do simple stretching and exercising while sitting in chairs!
This is a low impact exercise group that is perfect for the senior who
can no longer do fast paced aerobics. Come and check us out. There is
no charge for this participation in this group.
"Active Older Adult
Exercise" The YMCA of Greater Syracuse sponsors "Active Older Adult Exercise" classes at Canton Woods Senior Center on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:30am. The class format is extensive, with emphasis on strengthening, aerobics, flexibility and relaxation, and floor exercises for abdominal, hip and leg strengthening. The group is under the experienced leadership of a YMCA instructor . There is a fee for this program.
Activities: The "Center" also is host to a number of classes,
groups, trips and special events each month. Be sure to check out the
monthly newsletter for details.
PACE CNY, A Program of All-
Inclusive Care for the Elderly