‘I’m leaving here feet first’: Blocher Homes Residents Take Fight Public

Oct. 7, 2019

Residents and staff protest Monday outside of Blocher Homes on Evans Street in Williamsville. (Mark Mulville/Buffalo News)
Residents and staff protest Monday outside of Blocher Homes on Evans Street in Williamsville.

Holding signs reading “I’m old, not senile,” “Would you throw your parents out of their home!” and – off topic, but on point – “Go Bills!” residents of Blocher Homes took their fight against the facility’s closing public on Monday.

A group of more than a dozen seniors, including 104-year-old Hilda Allen, were joined by union employees and neighbors who also oppose shutting down the Williamsville assisted living residence.

The informational picket outside 135 Evans St. drew at least 50 people, with younger protesters marching and standing along the roadway urging passing motorists to honk their horns in support.
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