Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst, 6320 Main St. Williamsville, NY 14221  716-634-3010

Unexpectedly Homebound Resource List



         Caring For One Another Committee                                                           September  2017


Below is a list of resources available in Amherst and the surrounding area. Let us know:

  • If you have experience with or know of other helpful resources
  • If you find numbers or websites below changed or defunct.

Your input is needed and appreciated!  Speak with any member of the Caring For One Another committee or contact us at caring@uuamherst.org or 716-634-3010.

This is not a complete list, nor is it an endorsement of any listed organizations.


Carpentry/Hardware/Plumbing (handyman/woman) (rails, grab bars, ramps, access…)

Al Maurer (716)636-5071, cell: (716)491-3941 or MaurerAllanJ@hotmail.com (carpentry)

Ed Young (Williamsville) – 632-3150

Clothes: Pick up & delivery

Colvin Cleaners has free pickup & delivery: (716)873-2952

My Urban Valet: 716-885-4351


Hearts & Hands (free service for members of participating churches)(see transportation)

Assisting Angels Senior Care (See home aide services – not free)

Dog Groomers (mobile – at your home- services)

Lauren’s Lavish Pooches: http://www.laurenslavishpooches.com  at 930-9192.

Park ’n’ Bark: parknbarkvpweb.com at 866-5525.

Bark and Ride: https://www.facebook.com/BarkandRide/ (716)597-1481

  • 1254 Galleria Drive, PO Box 40, Cheektowaga, NY 14225

Food Delivery:

Blue Apron: https://www.blueapron.com (646-891-4349)

  • you choose the menu, they shop & deliver, you cook

Dash’s (via internet only): http://www.dashsmarket.com/dashs/onlineshopping.jsp

  • flat fee for delivery

Grocery Express: (716)989-1600 or  http://grocerydeliverybuffalo.com/

  • Has a charge for purchasing groceries plus charge for delivery
  • You choose the store

Hello Fresh: https://www.hellofresh.com/tasty/  (1-800-733-2414)

  • you choose the menu, they shop & deliver, you cook.

Meals on Wheels: (716)822-2002 or https://mealsonwheelswny.org

  • Charges $7.50/meal, fee may vary according to income

Schwan’s (grocery delivery service): 1 (888) 724-9267 or http://www.schwans.com

  • FREE* DELIVERY for online orders $49.99 or more


Home Aide Services: (these are not free services)

Assisting Angels Senior Care: (716)741-1330 or http://assistingangelsseniorcare.com

  • Meal prep, light housekeeping, in-home companion care, respite care, transportation & more.

CASA (must be medicaid eligible) – Community Alternative Systems Agency: 716-858-2323

Visiting Angels: 1-800-365-4189 or  http://www.visitingangels.com/office-locator

General Home Health Agencies:

Medical Alert Systems (check Consumers Reports: What to look for in a medical alert system)

Life Alert: http://www.lifealert.com or 1-800-360-0329

LifeStation: https://www.lifestation.com or 1-877-478-3390

Medical Alert: https://medicalalert.com or 1-800-800-2537

MobileHelp: https://www.mobilehelp.com or 1-800-992-0616

Phillips Lifeline: https://www.lifeline.philips.com or 1-855-681-5351

Rescue Alert: https://www.rescuealert.com or 1-800-688-9576

Medical Supplies:

St. Amelia R. C. Church out-reach program

  • lends medical items: e.g. wheelchairs, walkers and canes free of charge.
  • Contact: 832-2542 from 10 – 3 p.m.

Hamburg Loan Closet (this may not be in operation – phone rang but no answer)

  • lends medical equipment free of charge.
  • 5161 Camp Rd, Hamburg, NY 14075 Phone: (716) 648-4400 (limited hours – call first)

Lions Loan Closet (Lions Club of Amherst) has crutches & wheelchairs, etc., offer free to the public.

  • Contact person is Ken Moses 832-0202

Acorn stair Lift 1-866-520-0269

Bensons: (716) 332-0404

Buffalo Pharmacies: (716) 568-1370

Kolt Stair lifts (& more) Williamsville: (716) 580-3422 or http://www.koltaccess.com

Mobility Plus: (716) 824-2243 or http://www.mobilitypluswny.com

Reliant Medical Supplies: (716) 809-1621 or http://www.reliamed.com

Savaria Stair lift: 1(800) 661-6512 or https://www.savaria.com/products/stairlifts

Sheridan Surgical: (716) 836-8780 or http://www.sheridansurgical.com

  • have most of everything

Suburban Oxygen Supply: (716) 691-8595 or http://www.suburbanoxygensupply.com

UB center for assistive technology (836-1350) http://sphhp.buffalo.edu/cat.html

  • contact person: Kimberly Naus

Walgreens Surgical Supplies:

Legal Services

            Neighborhood Legal Services: (716) 847-0650 or http://nls.org

Center for Elder Law and Justice

Elder Care Solutions: (716)823-1476 eldercarewny@gmail.com, www.eldercarewny.com

  • offer customized plans, advocacy, services to promote independent living

Pharmacy Concierge Services

This service provides home delivery in blister packs that are set up for the entire month.

They will pick up and repack if there is a medication change.

Mobil Pharmacy Solutions

Union Medical Pharmacy

  • 1769 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 675-4133

Pharmacy Home Delivery:

Buffalo Pharmacies:1479 Kensington Ave (716)832-7742 (free delivery)

CVS Mail delivery:(844) 443-4279 or  https://www.geha.com/prescriptions/home-delivery

  • May take 14 days for delivery

Rite Aid Pharmacy (mail delivery): 1-800-748-3243 or https://www.riteaid.com

WNY Rite Aid locations deliver prescriptions within a 3 mile radius, Mon-Fri only.

  • The $2 fee waived for 3+ prescriptions delivered at same time.
  • The closest location to UUCA is 5447 Main St., Wmsvl. 716-632-8608.
  • 3249 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 835-0533

Tile Pharmacy (home delivery – in person): (716) 632-4888 ($4 to deliver)

Tops Pharmacies – check with your local store for delivery options

Walgreens (mail delivery):866-525-1590 or

Reading Service:

Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service (Lions Club of Niagara) reads a great variety of print material to sight-impaired people in the WNY area via special radio (provided).

  • Contact number: 821-5555.

Senior Centers in Buffalo and Erie County:

For a complete list of area senior centers:

Senior centers offer a wide variety of programs and services, including:

  • Meal and nutrition programs
  • Information and assistance
  • Health, fitness, and wellness programs
  • Transportation services
  • Public benefits counseling
  • Employment assistance
  • Volunteer and civic engagement opportunities
  • Social and recreational activities
  • Educational and arts programs
  • Intergenerational programs

Senior Services website:


American Cancer Society Road to Recovery:1-800-227-2345 rides to Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Amherst Senior Transportation: 636-3075 or www.amherstvan.org

Hearts & Hands: (716) 406-8311 or https://hnhcares.org

  • volunteer organization, free to members of participating faith communities
  • Door to door Transport, home supports, light housework, snow removal, companion visits, etc.

NFTA-Metro Para-Transit:

Senior Centers may offer transportation: check with your local center

Senior Services: (716) 858-7433 – 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Taxi cab service

Uber – when available

Western New York Independent Living: 836-0822 or www.wnyil.org

WeCareVan service – 401 East Amherst St, Buffalo, NY 14215, (716) 898-7900

Veterinarian – House call

Dr. Scott Kinerk (East Amherst) 407-0633, scott@VetWNY.com

Wheelchair Accessible Vans/Cars (for purchase/repair)

Main Mobility: 716-759-6811 or http://www.mainmobility.com

Youth Volunteers:

Amherst Youth Volunteers: 716-631-7210, 4255 Harlem Rd, Amherst, NY

Clarence Youth Volunteers: 716-407-2162, 10510 Main St., Clarence, NY 14031

  • youthbureau@clarence.ny.us


  • Since 2007 2-1-1WNY has given individuals free and confidential referrals the wide range of services provided by non-profits and government agencies.
  • 2-1-1WNY connects families & individual to services & help in the community, including basic needs, counseling, employment, family supports, disability services & recreation programs.
  • Get help by dialing 2-1-1, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • 2-1-1WNY is a partnership between the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County and the Olmsted Center for Sight.
  • For more information visit: 211wny.org.
  • Remember: Burning building, call 911; burning question, call 2-1-1!