Senior news — July 21

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for the week of July 24 to 29

Sunday: Pickle Ball with Lois at 6:30 p.m., Collins Town Park.

Wednesday: Exercises with Pat at 10 a.m., L.K. Painter Center Yellow Room; Quilting with Florence at 10:30 a.m., Collins Library Community Room; Games & Crafts with Pat at 1 p.m., Painter Center Rose Room.

The next AARP Defensive Driving Class will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. at the L. K. Painter Center in Collins. To register, call 532-2006 ext. 21 and leave a message with name, phone number, and a reservation for lunch if desired. The fee for the class is $20 for AARP members, and $25 for non-members. Make the check out to: “AARP” and mail to: Town of Collins, Box 420, Collins, NY 14034. The check must be received before the day of the class. The fee for the lunch is $3 and is payable upon check-in on the morning of the class. Class size is limited to 27, so call early to register.

Grape Belt Senior News

On July 19, members enjoyed fellowship and a fine meal at the annual picnic held at Russell Joy Park.

Aerobics and weights with Catherine will resume on Monday, July 24. Tai Chi follows at 10:30 a.m.

Notice: Very important meeting regarding HAWAII TRIP!! If signed up for this trip, please make every effort to attend on Wednesday, July 26 at 10:30 a.m. at GBSenior Center. (No Tai Chi on July 26)

All trips, extended as well as day trips, are open to the public; members and non-members. Fliers for all of the upcoming trips for 2017 are available at the Center.

Day trips with upcoming payment deadlines planned for 2017 include:

Yankees trip: Aug. 6. Be behind Big Lots at 8:40 a.m.

Niagara-on-the-Lake: Thursday, Aug. 24. Includes luncheon cruise along the Niagara River on the paddle wheeler, the Niagara Belle, Wine tasting at Peller Estate Winery. Shopping in downtown Niagara-on-the- Lake. Proof of citizenship required. Payment due by July 24.

Magic of Motown: $20 in slots plus free buffet and show. Tuesday, Sept. 19. Payment due by Aug. 2.

Vineyard Express: Sunday, Oct. 15. Payment due by Aug. 25.

Extended trips for 2017: Reservations for the Chicago trip Sept. 18 to 21 are still available. The Chicago trip will be by coach for four days and three nights. It will include a tour of the University of Notre Dame; a guided city tour including Grant Park and Navy Pier; an architectural cruise along the Chicago River to visit the Biograph Theater, the Holy Name Cathedral, the Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum, dinner theater at Tommy Gunn’s Dinner Theater, and much more. Final payment for the Chicago trip is due now.

Plans are being made for the trip to Hawaii early in April 2018 and a Fall trip to Nova Scotia. The trip to Hawaii will be 10 days and nine nights, including a seven-night cruise to four of the islands. There are still reservations available for the Hawaii trip. The Nova Scotia trip will be eight days and seven nights with visits to many interesting sights. Also being planned for 2018 is a trip to Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia.

For information and to sign up for any of the extended trips, call Marianne Serio at 672-5274. For more information and to sign up for any day trips, call Judy Marino at 672-5778.

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Mt. Carmel Seniors Social Club News

The Mt. Carmel Seniors Club met in the church auditorium gathering room with 29 members and guests present. First order of business as always was the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, led by club President Carm Tampio.

A short business meeting included reading of past meeting minutes by Club Secretary Sue Borowski and a financial report presented by Club Treasurer Melanie Bates. Both reports were approved as presented.

The luncheon committee comprised of Eugene and Ginny Chesbro, Leo Morabito, Pat Smelinski, and Vince Tampio acted as chefs for the day and presented charcoal-broiled hot dogs to the group with all the trimmings.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 2. The refreshment people assigned are Josie Crino and Nancy Greco.

Silver Creek Seniors

The July 18 meeting started with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by singing “God Bless America.” The blessing was then said by Chaplain Dorothy Miniri. Thanks to all who made sandwiches and cake for the meeting.

There were 26 members and three guests in attendance. Debby Koper was visiting her parents Harry and Joan Suski. Salvatore Restivo and Sylvia Restivo came from Garland,Texas.

Treasurer Lorrie Newman gave the financial report for the months of April, May and June. Other business was discussed before the entertainment began. It was wonderful to be back home in the Club House!

Picture this: The busy bees and other pollinators land, draw some nectar, spread the pollen and never know that they are the reason the flowers bloom! Busy volunteers are like the pollinators; doing valued work in the world and not realizing it! We salute them all because “In the Good ‘Ole Summertime” we have “High Hopes” for the resurgence of our honeybees, and for a continuous active, healthy lifestyle for all volunteers in Chautauqua County! Sto lat! (May you live a hundred years).

The 50/50 winners were: Ellyn Sutehall, Joe Ark and Miniri. Door prizes were won by Miniri, Sue Shiloh and Enabell Mirando. Ernie Hilliker called bingo. Bingo winners were: Lorraine Bailey, Sutehall, Eleanor Lemiszko, Thelma Hilliker, Ed Lemiszko and Pat Smielinski.

The luncheon committee members for the next meeting are: Harry Suski, Carol Prowse, Eleanor Lemiszko, Ed Newman and Shiloh.

The day’s activities ended with the singing of “Young At Heart.” Several members stayed to play dominoes.

All Seniors 55 or older are invited to attend the meetings on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Meetings are held at the Silver Creek Senior Club House on Route 5.

United Senior Citizens

The United Senior Citizens recently held its monthly luncheon meeting at the Fredonia Beaver Club with 34 members present.

President Mary Matteson led everyone in the “Pledge of Allegiance” and the singing of “God Bless America.”

Matteson welcomed the members.

July birthdays were announced for: Nicholas Andin, Kathleen Damiano, Elaine Frederickson, David Lewandowski, Frederick Summerton, Patricia Wlodarek, Ken Woolstrum and Merle Wertz.

The raffle was conducted by Joe Greco and Vice-President Evonne Hennebery. Winners were: John Joy — twice, Ken Woolstrum, Kathy Kamery and Herb Centner.

Callers thanked were: Josie Wierczynski, Nancy Niebel, Pat Ebert and Rosemary Mancuso.

Treasurer Jeanne Hauser gave her treasurer’s report.

The menu for the Monday, Aug. 14 luncheon at noon will be: hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage with peppers and onions, potato salad, fresh tossed salad with homemade dressing, corn and watermelon for dessert.

Paid members are asked to send the $5 special August price; all others will send the usual $8 payment to: Jeanne Hauser, P.O. Box 1146, Lily Dale, N.Y. 14752.

Russ Dalby and Hennebery each told a joke.

A special feature at the August luncheon will be a presentation by John D’Agostino, Publisher of the Dunkirk OBSERVER.

Following the luncheon, bingo was led by Lucy Saeli, Mancuso and Phyllis Laurito.