Senior News

Silver Creek Seniors

What a wonderful turnout for the annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The Sheridan Happy Seniors attended and several other guests including the talented Ji Young So, who performed on the piano. The hall was decorated with green tablecloths and center pieces. Many people were dressed in green, which added to the occasion.

President Ed Newman began with the Pledge Of Allegiance followed by singing “God Bless America.” After the blessing, it was then time for everyone to enjoy a meal of ham, cabbage, potatoes and carrots. Thanks to all the members who prepared the meal !

The 50/50 drawings and door prizes were then given out. Winners were: Lorrie Newman, Arlene Miller, Bob Sutehall, Robert D. Fancher, Angie Logan, Thelma Hilliker, Joe Ark, Burdella Warner and Mary Congdon.

Ed Newman called bingo. Winners were Harry Suski, Joann Martin, Shirley Sikorski and Ellyn Sutehall.

Lorraine Bailey gave some history of St. Patrick’s Day. Bailey then sang along with everyone “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.” We all smile, and recall that soothing Irish Lullaby, “Toora Loora Loora”.

Coffee and desserts were then served before the closing song “Young At Heart.”

The March 28 meeting will be held at the Sheridan Senior Center at 1 p.m. Hope everyone plans to attend and also stop by for some pizza.

Brocton Portland Seniors

The next Brocton Portland Seniors meeting is March 28 at Brocton Legion. There is open sign up now for the May 23 trip to Vidler’s, buffet at Iron Kettle Restaurant and ending at Made in America Store — $49 includes all expenses. Sign up now for the June 20 Salamanca casino trip for $25, with $30 slot bonus and free buffet. For any information, call Margaret Jagoda at 792-7385 or Rita Stonefoot at 792-4565. Members are to bring a dish to pass and personal table service for the Tuesday, March 28 meeting.

Grape Belt Seniors

Find Grape Belt Seniors on FaceBook. Learn 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. The FaceBook page is a closed group: you need to be a member of Grape Belt Seniors to join the FaceBook Group.

Readers’ Theater resumes Wednesday, April 5, at the senior center at 10:30 a.m. The theme for the month is “Only in Dunkirk/Fredonia,” but attendees may also do their own reading of prose or poetry. Those in attendance are encouraged to read something; or, just be an audience member. Come join a fun hour.

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.

May 17 Lilacs and the Stars — pay by April 12. June 6 Casino/Bill Haley and the Comets — pay by April 20. June 24-25 Frank Lloyd Wright/Fallingwater — pay by May 12. June 27 Casino trip — pay by May 20.

Extended trips for 2017: Reservations for the Chicago trip Sept. 18-21 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.

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.

Dunkirk Senior Center

There is now a monthly birthday celebration just for the members whose birthday is in that month. Member sign up will be by the 15th, and the luncheon is the last Wednesday of each month. March 29 is a noon luncheon for the March birthday members that signed up by March 15.

The Center is holding Big Bingo on Wednesday, April 5 as there is a trip Wednesday, April 12 to the Broadway Market, Chef’s Restaurant and Market on the Square. April 10 is beginning sign up for the Buffalo Creek Casino trip on May 22 with $40 slot funds and no food allowance. There is a general membership meeting Friday, May 19, so save the date. The newsletter will be available for personal pickup after March 27.

On April 19 from 1 to 3 p.m., there is a Community Baby Shower at the Dunkirk Senior Center that is free by texting 224-2161 to pre-register. There will be many vendors and it is hosted by Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services.

United Senior Citizens

The United Senior Citizens next luncheon meeting will be held on Monday, April 10 at the Fredonia Beaver Club at noon.

The menu will be: baked stuffed chicken breast, roasted red potatoes, fresh green beans, fresh tossed salad with homemade dressing with sherbet for dessert.

When making reservations, those who have dietary restrictions will be accommodated. Send the $8 payment before Wednesday, April 5 to: Jeanne Hauser P.O. Box 1146, Lily Dale, N.Y. 14752.

Collins Center Seniors

The next meeting for the Collins Center Seniors will be March 27 at the Gowanda American Legion with a pot luck lunch at noon followed by a short meeting.

On March 31, the motor coach will depart from the parking lot behind the stores on Main Street in Gowanda at 8 a.m. for a trip to Kleinhans Music Hall to enjoy “The Midtown Men.”

A few seats are available April 18 when travelers head to the Seneca Niagara Casino for a performance by “The Crystals.” Enjoy hits such as “Then He Kissed Me,” “Uptown” and “He’s a Rebel,” along with other hits from the sixties. Package includes motor coach, the show, slot dollars and lunch. Payment is due.

Only four seats are available for an awesome trip to Savannah, Georgia; Charleston, South Carolina and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on May 5 to 12. The seniors will stay at top quality hotels within walking distances of attractions in each of the cities. This trip is packed full of interesting sights and activities. Payment is due.

On May 18, the group will return to the Seneca Niagara Casino. An extra incentive is offered to the group for this trip.

The America’s Sweet Hearts show is scheduled June 6. Celebrate History Through Harmony and the greatest generation with a USO show and buffet luncheon at the National Warplane Museum in Geneseo. The first stop of the day will be Russell Salvatore Patriots & Heroes Park. Hop aboard the “Chattanooga Choo Choo and join “America’s Sweethearts” as they present the great music of the ’30s and ’40s. Sit back and enjoy the timeless classics, beautiful ballads and toe-tapping tunes in classic USO fashion. The trip organizers have been unable to get tickets for this trip for the past four years. This show is only one day and will fill fast.

“Sex Please, We’re Sixty” — on June 21, travelers are off to the Station Dinner Theater in Erie, Pennsylvania for a hysterical “Golden Girls” style comedy and family style lunch. On the way home, there will be stops for a sweet treat at Connie’s Ice Cream and Southshore Winery.

NEW: “Summertime Fun” on July 19. Seniors will meet the guide for a visit to Lake Shore Railway Museum in North East, Pennsylvania, then travel to Peek N Peek in Clymer for lunch. Travelers will tour the Reed Mansion, built in the late 1800’s, hear stories of the history and rebuilding, view the 17 fireplaces and Tiffany Stained Glass Windows. Next, group members will head to Finley Lake and stop at the Candle Co. The final stop is Reverie Creamery to taste their great cheese.

NEW: Sept. 12 to 14 Ohio Amish Country & More. The tour features: Amish Country, Cleveland’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Canton football Hall of Fame, Air Maps Museum, Classic Car Museum, Berlin Shopping, Warthers Carvings in Dover, McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, and tours of Fannie May and Harry Lundon Chocolates and MORE.

For additional information visit the web site at or contact Irene Pfeifer at 532-4268 or Bridget Farner at 532-9586. Make checks payable to Collins Center Seniors, 13851 Quaker St., Collins, NY 14034.