| About The Dale Association: History
The Dale Association is a comprehensive human services
agency providing programs and services for every aspect of the adult life. We understand the changing needs of adults of all ages
and are dedicated to addressing the needs of the total person. This is
accomplished through a variety of specialized programs and activities to help
adults remain healthy, active and happy.
The Dale Association was originally named the Lockport
Golden Age Club and was founded in 1951 as a senior citizens club in response to
older people living alone and in need of social and recreational
opportunities. At the first meeting nine people were in attendance.
By the end of the first year, 109 people were attending the monthly
In 1962, with 2,000 members, the agency became known as The Lockport Senior Citizen's
Centre and, with the addition of many new programs and services, evolved into The Dale Association in 1995, named in honor of the
first paid executive director, Elizabeth "Bette" Dale.
The Dale Association has a rich heritage of providing
services to meet the needs of the adults in the community and continues to
evolve as a leader on adult issues in and beyond the Niagara Frontier. Throughout its 60+ year history The Dale Association has responded to the
changing needs of adults in the community by offering a wide range of innovative
services and activities.