Senior News

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: one needs to be a member of Grape Belt Seniors to join the FaceBook Group.

Readers’ Theater resumes Wednesday at the senior center at 10:30 a.m. The theme for the month is “Only in Dunkirk/Fredonia,” but participants 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 to 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 and 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.

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for the week of April 2 to 8

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. (Small fee).

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 1 p.m., at K & L Lanes in Gowanda (small fee); Games & Crafts with Pat at 1 p.m., Painter Center, Yellow Room.

Thursday: Yoga with Suzie at 9 a.m. Painter Center Gym. (Small fee).

Friday: Exercises with Pat at 9 a.m., Painter Center Gym, Walk & Tone with Kim at 9 a.m., Collins Town Park. (Small fee). Movie Day at the Collins Library. This month’s film is a drama/romance starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. Popcorn will be served.

Those signed up for the Buffalo Historic River Cruise on Tuesday, June 6 need to be aware that the payment of $80 is due no later than May 9. Make the check out to: “Town of Collins” and mail it to: Town of Collins. Box 420, Collins, NY 14034.

** Just Announced: “Elvis, Christmas, and Country” at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens on Monday, Dec. 4. The event includes dinner, show, and travel by comfortable coach bus –all for $70. Don’t miss this incredible show by local Elvis Impersonator “Terry Buchwald.” Seats are limited, so sign up early by calling 532-2006 ext. 21.

Silver Creek Seniors

The March 28 meeting was held at the Sheridan Senior Center. Pizza, desserts and beverages were served.

President Ed Newman led the Pledge Of Allegiance and singing of “God Bless America.” There was a short business discussion before the weekly activities began. Lorrie Newman had everyone laughing with some jokes about bicycles. Laughter is the best medicine !

Ed Prowse, Carol Prowse and Lorrie Newman won the 50/50 drawings. Lorrie Newman also won a door prize, as did Harry Suski.

Ernie Hilliker called bingo and the winners were, Janice Snyder, Thelma Hilliker, Sue Borowski and Conrad Pawlak.

All activities ended with the singing of “Young At Heart.” Everyone then joined in for the clean up.

Because of the cold weather, soup will be served at the April 4 meeting, which will be held at the Sheridan Senior Center.

The Sheridan “Happy Seniors” are welcome to attend all the Silver Creek Seniors meetings that are held at the Sheridan Senior Center.

Dominoes will be played after all meetings. Meetings start at 1 p.m.

Brocton Portland Seniors

Brocton Portland Seniors met Tuesday at the Brocton Legion with President Margaret Jagoda opening the meeting with 33 members present. New member Ellie Powell was welcomed. Bill Norris led the Pledge of Allegiance and Rick Cranston gave a thankful prayer and moment of silence.

St. Patrick’s Day tables of green with favors and centerpieces were done by Rita Bennett, Carm Johnson and Julia Schrantz. Rite Aid Pharmacy gals Karen and Jill gave very informative tips about meds, vitamins, slip and falls, life alerts, shingle and flu shots, all very well received. Gen Ludemann told about a balance clinic and to call Brooks Hospital for dates and cost. Ruth Neal gave the secretary’s report, which was approved by a motion from Bennett and Johnson. Rita Stonefoot gave the treasurer’s report, which was accepted by Anita Golubski and Jean Jaquith. Birthdays for March were Jane Perkins and Patty Ploetz, who received birthday surprises. Pat Smith is in the County Care Center and Maggie Rogers in Westfield Absolute after both had bad falls. Ahira Library is holding events throughout April, including AARP driver course and taxes. Pink Hearts can be purchased for $1 and $5 to support the library’s operating fund. St. Dominic’s Church is having a spaghetti dinner on April 19 at 4 p.m.

Sign up for a trip to Vidler’s, the Iron Kettle and Made in America store on May 23 at a cost of $49. The sign up will end April 25. The June 20 Salamanca trip is $25, which includes $30 play and a free buffet. Call President Jagoda at 792-7385 to sign up. Door prizes were won by Kate Cranston and John Cole. Raffle winners were: Fred Brown twice, Lena Elliott, Norris and Golubski. Drawings for 10 St. Patrick’s centerpieces were held.

The menu for the April 26 anniversary celebration will be beef on weck, stuffed chicken with mashed potatoes, green beans, gravy, salad, with everything including tip, each member to pay $5. Members will not have to bring anything. Committee members Pat Zanghi, Mary Tripi and Jaquith will set up tables.

Stockton, Cassadaga, Lily Dale Senior Citizens

Attention: Stockton, Cassadaga, Lily Dale Senior Citizens: spring is here. Luncheon meetings will resume April 10 at the American Legion, 228 Maple Ave., Cassadaga. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to pass and personal table service. The meal will begin at noon. Come a little early to socialize. New members are always welcome.

Forestville Pioneer Social Club

The Forestville Pioneer Social Club met recently with Ruth Kuehn presiding. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, and Arlene Miller gave the prayer. Eleven members answered the roll call.

Peg Heiden gave the secretary’s report, which was accepted on a motion by Carol Dipirro and Lois Bentzoni. Angie Logan gave the treasurer’s report, which was accepted on a motion by Peg Brown and Bentzoni. Sunshine Gal Heiden sent a card to Carol Pierce and the family of Norma Youngberg. “Happy Birthday” was sung for the March birthdays of Pierce, Kuehn, and Enabel Mirando. The lunch ticket was won by Bentzoni, 50/50 by Miller, and The Riles & Woolley Award by Kuehn.

A reminder to members: if a person wants lunch on the day of the meeting, and didn’t already sign up, they should call Ruth Kuehn at 965-4311 to make a reservation. Anyone who signed up for lunch and won’t be attending should call her to cancel. The refreshment committee for the April 3 meeting will be Marge Best and Joan Blohm. On Thursday, April 13 at 10 a.m., United Senior Council will meet at Forestville. Nancy Adams Fry will speak on her trip to Iceland.

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.

Share & Care Board of Directors

The Share & Care Board of Directors announces the plans for its annual Spring Fling dinner, to be held on Saturday, April 22 at the Fredonia Beaver Club, 64 Prospect St.

Doors open at 3 p.m. for cards and fellowship. Share & Care Seniors are known for their parties and this year will feature a crazy hat contest prior to the 5 p.m. buffet dinner, followed by bingo and fellowship. The cost is $8 and all seniors are welcome. No dues are required. Make checks payable to Share & Care Seniors, P.O. Box 446, Fredonia, N.Y. 14063. The pre-paid reservation deadline is Friday, April 14.

For details, call Rose Cerrie at 679-4386 or Barbara Burtner at 785-6269.