Community News

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for the week of Sept. 16 to 22

Sunday, Sept. 16: Pickle Ball with Lois at 6:30 p.m., Collins Town Park.

Monday, Sept. 17: Exercises with Pat at 10 a.m., Painter Center gym.

Tuesday, Sept. 18: Active Senior Aerobics with Kim at 9 a.m.,L.K. Painter Center gym, small fee; AARP Defensive Driving Class from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., L.K. Painter Center Community Room. Those who are signed up are asked to arrive by 8:30am, bring a pen and their driver’s license. The address is 2355 Main St., Collins.

Wednesday, Sept.19: Exercises with Pat at 10 a.m., Painter Center gym; No Quilting Today!; Games & Crafts with Pat at 1 p.m., Painter Center Yellow Room.

Thursday, Sept. 20: Yoga with Heather at 11 a.m., Painter Center gym. Small fee.

Friday. Sept. 21: Percussion & Exercise with Kim at 9 a.m., Painter Center gym, small fee; Exercises with Pat at 10 a.m., Painter Center gym.

** Don’t miss the Town of Collins Library book sale from Sept. 20 to 22.

** Seats are filling up fast for “An All American Christmas” on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens. Travel by comfortable coach bus, a delicious meal, show by Nashville artist “Ricky Lee,” and basket auction, all for $75. To reserve a seat, call 532-2006 ext. 21.

Dunkirk Senior Center news

On Oct. 5 from 10:30 a.m. to noon, snacks and beverages will be served at the general membership meeting at the Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court. Independent Health will be at the Senior Center starting Oct. 4. On Oct. 3, there will be a program after exercise on insurance programs and a speaker will talk about what’s going on in Washington that might affect Seniors. A lunch will be served.

The pot luck luncheon Sept. 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. is filling up. Stop by the office to sign up with a dish to pass that will feed 10 to 15 people or $7 cost. The birthday party sign-up ends Sept. 19, with birthday month members being able to sign up and one guest for $5. The September/October newsletter is ready for pick-up Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.

The Dunkirk Senior Center, located at 45 Cliffstar Court, hosts a number of programs and special events.

Zumba Gold (low-key, sitting or standing) will be run on Wednesdays from Oct 10 through Nov. 28. This is a members-only 45 minute class, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. The cost is $2 per session. There is a sign-up sheet at the Center, or call 366-7530 to register. Sign-up is in progress. A minimum of 10 participants need to enroll so that the instructor can be hired. Please sign up to get the class on the schedule. The class will be held for two months only.

Autumn Erie shopping spree: Wednesday, Oct. 17. $27 includes trip and lunch at the Golden Corral. Stops planned are Boscoms and the Mill Creek Mall Christmas store. Sign-up is in progress.

Buffalo Creek Casino Customer Appreciation trip: Monday, Oct. 29. $35 per person. $40 casino bonus, but no food allowance. Sign-up is in progress.

An overnight casino trip to del LAGO Resort & Casino is planned for Sunday, Nov. 18 and Monday, Nov. 19. Registration for this trip has begun. The $175 (double occupancy) cost includes $30 in slot play bonus upon arrival, lodging, dinner buffet and $10 breakfast credit to the Sociale Cafe. Optional insurance for double occupancy can be purchased at $17. See fliers for details. Taking reservations now.

Seneca Allegany Casino Customer Appreciation Trip: Tuesday, Nov. 27. $25 per person includes $30 slot bonus and free lunch buffet. Sign-up begins Monday, Sept. 24.

Seneca Niagara Casino Customer Appreciation Trip: Wednesday, Dec. 12. $29 per person includes $30 slot bonus and free lunch buffet. Sign-up begins Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Call 366-7530 weekdays between 9 a.m. and noon to make reservations for trips or activities.

Grape Belt Senior News

Aerobics and Weights with Catherine on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m.

All trips, extended as well as day trips, are open to the public; members and non-members. Fliers for upcoming trips for 2018 are available at the Center.

Trips planned for 2018 All trips: First paid, first reserved

A Christmas Carol at Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake – Nov. 18. Lunch at Pillar and Post Inn with time for downtown after performance. Payment due by Oct. 3. (Proof of citizenship required).

Casino Trips – Need to bring photo ID.

Mamma Mia! – Oct. 30 – Seneca Niagara. $75 due by Sept. 16.

Customer Appreciation at Seneca Niagara – Nov. 7. $25 due by Sept. 30. Get $30 free slots and buffet.

The Drifters White Christmas – Dec. 11 at Seneca Niagara. $75 due by Oct. 29.

Extended trips for 2018:

Mid -Atlantic Rail Adventure: April 24 to 27. Trip includes motorcoach transportation to Pittsburgh and a river cruise on the Gateway Clipper. Rail transportation to Washington, D.C. aboard Amtrak’s full-service Capitol Limited. Monuments and memorials. Baltimore – Inner Harbor. National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Arlington National Cemetery. Return trip by motorcoach departing from Baltimore.

New York, New York on July 4: July 3 to 6. Includes Hyde Park – F.D. Roosevelt’s home, West Point Military Academy, Hudson River/NYC Harbor Cruise – view Macy’s fireworks from the Capt. J.P. II. Two-night stay at Edison Hotel in the Times Square area. Shopping. Tour of NYC. Broadway musical. Travel is by motorcoach.

Bavarian Europe: Exact dates to be determined, but approximately Sept. 10 to 20. Includes air fare to and from Austria. Then tour Austria, Switzerland, and Germany by land. A detailed flier re: this trip is forthcoming. An informational meeting will be held at the Center around October. Stay tuned.

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.

Find Grape Belt Seniors on Facebook. Active members are eligible to join the FB group.

Mayville Senior Citizens

Approximately 40 Senior Citizens gathered Sept. 7 for lunch at the Mayville VFW. After lunch, Diane Goodrich read us a few funny stories ending with all reciting the Lord’s Prayer. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Bonnie Johnson. The Secretary and Treasurer reports were read and accepted, followed by the committee reports.

Jeff Wagner, Senior Council Representative, noted that AARP Driving Classes are being held monthly at Brookdale but you need to call and register. Mary Carlson listed September birthdays and anniversaries. Bill Tornstrom noted that at the next meeting, Saturday, Sept. 22 at noon at the Mayville VFW, Patrick Swanson, District Attorney, will be our speaker. That is our chicken barbecue. You need to make reservations with Bonnie Johnson, 451-4037, by Sept. 12 for the barbecue which is $4 to be paid at the dinner. Also, please bring a dish to pass and your own place setting.

The kitchen committee composed of Louise Richir, Anabel Weise, Donna Cummings and Dolly Gilbert was thanked! Door prizes were won by Ernest Farver, Ernestine Cruzado and Richard Hoglund. We were entertained by Angelo Alaimo, musician. He played a variety of tunes on a variety of harmonicas, plus he gave us a little harmonica lesson. It was fun!

Silver Creek Seniors

The Sept. 11 meeting opened on a day of prayer, sadness and remembrance. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and “God Bless America” was sung with serious earnestness. Chaplain Dorothy Miniri offered meditative prayers of remembrance and thanks for God’s gifts of life, love and liberty.

At our table of plenty, pizza was served along with volunteers’ own creative dishes of tossed and fruit salads and applesauce. Desserts, complete with sweet treats of chocolate chip cookies and pumpkin walnut cake were absolutely great. Volunteers, we love you!

President Ed Newman selected a nominating committee for the coming new year and announced the news of the Senior Center as recipient of a lightly-used shuffleboard donated by the Newmans – Lorrie and Ed. Come early on Tuesdays right after 11 a.m. to play and stay late after the meeting. Thank you two for more fun games to come! Pauline Flitt reminded everyone of the bake sale at OLMC Sunday morning, Sept. 16. Lorrie Newman offered comic relief with a jocular account of a gentleman’s multiple relationships.

Today we honor, remember and pray for the nearly 3,000 souls who perished in the 9/11 attack. “Let There Be Peace on Earth” as we pray for their grieving families, and dedicate this consolation hymn, “You Are Mine” to all the victims and to those who died attempting to rescue them. We share the song’s refrain: “do not be afraid, I am with you. I have called you each by name. Come and follow me. I will bring you home. I love you and you are mine.”

50/50 winners were Mary Congdon, Jean McDaneld, Ellyn Sutehall. Door prizes were won by Enabell Mirando, Mary Ann Seibert and Joyce Markham. Ernie Hilliker called mind-sharpening bingo and the winners were Thelma Hilliker, McDaneld, Teri Weinheimer, Flitt (twice), Eleanor Lemiszko, Markham, Lorraine Bailey, Lorrie Newman, Ed Newman and Jen Zlotnick.

At the next meeting, Sept. 18 at 1 p.m. at the Silver Creek Clubhouse, a salad bar is on the menu. Bring a dish to pass if you wish.

Share & Care Seniors news

Share & Care Seniors met recently to plan their annual Harvest Gala on Wednesday, Oct. 3.

The dinner will be at noon at the Beaver Club, 64 Prospect St., Fredonia. A buffet lunch will consist of roast chicken, roast potato wedges, bread and butter, green beans, tossed salad and a dessert of apple crisp.

Bingo and cards will follow after lunch.

Make checks payable to Senior Share & Care P.O. Box 446, Fredonia NY 14063. For more information, call Rose Cerrie 679-4386 or Phyllis Laurito 679-1060.

For a nice, friendly lunch, the cost is only $8.