Senior News — July 28

Grape Belt Seniors

Aerobics and weights with Catherine Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9 a.m. Tai Chi follows at 10:30 a.m. Note: no Tai Chi on Wed., Aug. 2.

Readers’ Theater will meet Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 10:30 a.m. at the Center. Participants are asked to bring a story to read, suitable for adults or children.

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.

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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Silver Creek Seniors

There were 34 people in attendance for the last meeting of July. Kevin and Heidi Pawlak and their children Chelsea, Emily and Brenton, and also a friend Brett visiting from Peoria, Illinois. So good to see Conrad Pawlak’s family again. Kevin did a show ‘n tell about the guitar he made and then played along with Lorraine Bailey to sharpen our minds. (Life is like a game of Bridge, and at times, they both can be tough propositions. And yet, it’s not about being dealt good cards or circumstances. The secret is to play your cards and your life to your best advantage. And so, keep remembering that “Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries,” and keep saying to yourself, “I’m Sitting on Top of the World !”)

Everyone joined in for the Pledge of Allegiance and singing “God Bless America.” Before the luncheon of hot dogs, salads and corn. Chaplain Dorothy Miniri said the blessing. Richard Feinen Farms donated some really awesome sweet corn. The July and August birthdays will be celebrated with cake and ice cream at the next meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 1.

The club welcomed back Joyce Markham and daughter Claudia Markham for the summer. Claudia Markham, Janice Snyder, Shirley Sikorski and Enabell Mirando were the bingo winners. Mirando won three games and all winners each received two ears of corn.

Door prizes went to Ellyn Sutehall, Joe Ark and Sue Shiloh. The 50/50 winners were Sue Borowski, Bud Anger and Brenton Pawlak, who donated his winnings to the club.

Salvatore and Sylvia Restivo stopped by for the preparation of the meal and to thank everyone for their hospitality. Thanks to everyone who helped in making the day memorable.

A reminder to all seniors 55 or older: The next meeting is on Tuesday, Aug. 1 at 1 p.m. at the senior club house on Route 5 in Silver Creek.

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Collins 50 Plus Seniors activities for the week of July 30 to Aug. 5

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.

Friday: Movie Day in the Collins Library Community Room. This month’s feature is a fantasy/musical starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens. Popcorn will be served.

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, P.O. 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.

Westfield Senior Citizens

The July 13 Westfield Senior Citizens meeting was opened with a prayer by Pat Sciarrino. Eighteen members attended the dish-to-pass supper.

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. Devotions were read from “Songs in the Night,” by the author Dottie Rexford.

Minutes and the treasurer’s report were approved.

Sunshine chairman Dolores Kaufman sent birthday cards to six members for July.

The executive board will meet at Pat Evert’s home on Aug. 3 at 2:30 p.m. to make plans for the anniversary dinner on Sept. 14. Dave Cochran has volunteered a large ham for the dinner.

The Aug. 10 meeting is a picnic with hot dogs. Members are asked to bring picnic dishes and personal table service. A $5 donation is asked from those who cannot provide a dish.

The kitchen committee for August will be Joyce Wainwright, Sciarrino, Jean Young and Ann Cochran.

The Northeast Banjo Band will entertain members at the August meeting on Aug. 10 at 6 p.m.

Dave Cochran won the 50/50.

Rexford introduced the group to the three novels she has written and published. All three were self-published and marketed through book signings. Writing groups are recommended if someone is serious about publishing his or her book.

The meeting was ended with the Serenity Prayer.