Senior News

Grape Belt Seniors

Visit Grape Belt Seniors on Facebook. Find information about upcoming trips and events, as well as information regarding cancellations of Catherine’s aerobics and weights classes. She will also post cancellations on her own FB page, WDOE, and Chautauqua Today.

Readers’ Theater will not be meeting in March. The Grape Belt Seniors Board will meet March 6. The March Potluck Luncheon will take place March 13. Members attending are asked to bring a dish to pass.

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:

June 6: Casino trips with entertainment: Bill Haley Jr. and The Comets – pay by April 24.

May 17: Lilacs and The Stars: Lilac festival in Rochester with a stop first at the Lamberton Conservatory. Dinner at the Shadow Lake Country Club with entertainment. Pay by April 5.

June 24 to 25: Frank Lloyd Wright: One night accommodations, historic stone house luncheon, Fallingwater, wine tasting, Kentucky Knob, Duncan House, lunch at Treetops, Flight 93 Memorial. Deposit by Feb. 13 and final payment by May 15.

Aug. 6: Yankee and Cleveland game in Cleveland. Pay by April 1.

Extended trips for 2017: The New Orleans trip is fully booked. However, reservations for the Chicago trip September 18 to 21 are still available. If Chicago is your “kind of town,” you don’t want to miss this trip.

The Chicago trip will be by coach for four days and 3 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.

Plans are being made for a trip to Hawaii early in 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. The Nova Scotia trip will be eight days and seven nights with visits to many interesting sights.

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.

Silver Creek Seniors

On the last meeting of the month of February, President Ed Newman brought the meeting to order with the Pledge Of Allegiance and singing “God Bless America.”

After Chaplain Dorothy Miniri said the blessing, everyone sat down to enjoy several different soups, bread and butter, cookies, cake and beverages.

Lorraine Bailey had everyone celebrating Shrove Tuesday — Mardi Gras. The last day of Carnival is celebrated in some cities such as Rome, Paris, Venice and New Orleans. It’s a great day of carnival and merrymaking. Bailey had everyone celebrating Mardi Gras as we ride on a “Ferry Boat Serenade” and go on to “Hernando’s Hideaway” to celebrate.

Harry Suski, Ernie Hilliker and Ellyn Sutehall won the 50/50 drawings. Door prizes went to Miniri and Eleanor Lemiszko. The bingo caller was Joan Suski. There were more bingo winners then usual. On the last game there were five winners!

Recognition to Kim Adams for doing yard work at the Senior Center. She did an awesome job removing overgrown bushes behind the club house. It really looks great.

There will be some renovations to the Silver Creek Senior Center in the month of March. The March meetings will be held at the Sheridan Senior Center on Route 20. All Sheridan “Happy Seniors” are invited to attend these meetings on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. There will be plenty of pies for everyone to enjoy, plus beverages for the March 7 meeting. Mark your calendars for the next meeting to be held at the Sheridan Senior Center.

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for the week of March 5 to 11

Sunday: Pickle ball with Lois at 6:30 p.m., L.K. Painter Center gym.

Monday: Exercises with Pat at 9 a.m., Painter Center gym.

Tuesday: Active Senior Aerobics with Kim at 9 a.m., Painter Center gym; Crafts class with Carolyn at 1 p.m., Painter Center Community Room.

Wednesday: Exercises with Pat at 9 a.m., Painter Center gym; Quilting with Florence at 10:30 a.m., Collins Library Community Room; Senior Bowling at 1p.m. at K & L Lanes in Gowanda; Games & Crafts with Pat at 1p.m., Painter Center Rose Room.

Thursday: Yoga with Suzie at 9 a.m., Painter Center gym.

Friday: Exercises with Pat at 9 a.m., Painter Center gym; Potluck Lunch at noon, Painter Center Yellow Room – Everyone Welcome! Bring a dish to pass. Seminar by Erie County Department of Senior Services after lunch.

** The March 28 AARP Defensive Driving Class is full. Bookings are being accepted for the May 16 class. Call 532-2006 to sign up.

** The Buffalo Historic River Cruise on June 6 is sold out! For those signed up, payment is due no later than May 9. Make the check of $80 out to ” Town of Collins” and send to: Town of Collins, P.O. Box 420, Collins NY 14034.

Mt. Carmel Seniors

The first regular March meeting was opened with a pledge to the flag, followed by a short prayer by club President Carm Tampio. A short business meeting followed with reports from club officers accepted as presented.

The next regular meeting to be held on Wednesday, March 15, will feature a St. Joseph’s Table setting.

All seniors present were assigned a particular dish to prepare and pass. Those seniors who did not attend the meeting may call Carm Tampio if they wish to attend and participate on March 15.

It was announced that presale tickets may be procured at the church office for the Knights of Columbus annual Chiavetta’s Chicken barbecue sale to be held on Sunday, March 12 (pick up only).

These events will be followed on Saturday, March 18 with a Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner being served in the Mt. Carmel Auditorium as a church event by the youth religious education teachers group.

The committee of Dorothy Miniri and Janet Lasker provided outstanding refreshments.

Sheridan Happy Seniors

The Sheridan Happy Seniors WILL NOT MEET on March 10. The group has been invited to Silver Creek Seniors St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Tuesday, March 14 at St. John Bosco Hall at 1 p.m.

United Senior Citizens

The United Senior Citizens will resume its monthly luncheon meetings on the second Monday of each month at the Beaver Club in Fredonia.

The menu for the March 13 luncheon will be: ham, boiled cabbagge, potatoes, carrots and onions, fresh tossed salad withhomemade dressing and vanilla ice cream with creme de menthe for dessert.

Please send your $8 payment to Jeanne Houser, P.O. Box 1146, Lily Dale, NY 14752.

For those wishing to attend, bingo will be played following the luncheon.