The Dale Association is a not-for-profit organization providing an umbrella of human services for adults of all ages. Each service has the goal of enhancing the quality of life for people.

Founded in 1951 in response to a concern for older adults living alone and in need of social and recreational opportunities, The Dale Association began with the belief that people needed to be involved with life to remain healthy, active and happy.

Our programs

Senior Services

The Dale Association’s Supportive Senior Services are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people as they age. For some, this means having a gathering place for fellowship and to develop lasting relationships that contribute to healthy aging. For others, it means helping them overcome an impairment. Others rely on our Services for help maintaining their independence.

  • Senior Center provides seniors with support, recreation, and a variety of ways to stay connected with the community.
  • Vision/Hearing programs enrich the lives of seniors who are visually and/or hearing impaired.
  • Transportation services offer safe, reliable, and cost-friendly transportation with our Dial-A-Lift van program.
  • Senior Advisor provides advocacy, support, linkage, home and hospital visits, information, informal counseling and more.
  • Social Day Programs, such as our Memory Minders program, provide a safe, stimulating environment for seniors that enhance their quality of life.
  • Insurance Assistance helps you navigate the complex world of Medicare and other major health insurance providers.

Mental Health Services

In 1974, The Dale Association earned the distinction of being the first senior organization in the United States to offer mental health services. This tradition has evolved into an expanded mental health network for adults of all ages, including recovery and therapy services, as well as outpatient health services. Our person-centered approach to care, new client openings, flexible payment options, commitment to wellness and integrated treatment plans set us apart from the rest.

  • PROS Center for Wellness: a comprehensive, recovery-oriented program for individuals who are 18 years and older with mental health conditions
  • Peer Specialist: Our Peer Specialist program connects individuals seeking therapeutic services with former patients, providing them with empathetic peer support.
  • Outpatient Counseling & Treatment Center: Located at 89 B River Rd., North Tonawanda, NY

Caregiver Support

Our adult caregiver support program offers services to individuals who provide care for their senior family members, including classes, resources, and other tools.

  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers
    Powerful Tools is a 6-week course that offers caregivers practical solutions to gain and maintain balance in their busy lives, and also provides a safe and constructive forum for peer support.
  • Caregiver Support Groups
    Caregiver Support Groups offer caregivers the opportunity to share their feelings, challenges and resources in a relaxed and confidential peer group setting. Our certified caregiver support group facilitator has extensive experience working with clients with dementia and other chronic illnesses.
    Caregiver Support Group meets the 4th Monday of the month at 1:00 pm at 33 Ontario St, Lockport.
  • Memory Cafe
    Our Memory Café is a gathering place for caregivers and their loved ones to relax, socialize, enjoy a meal and some great music!