Senior News

Mt. Carmel Seniors Social Club

Good old Springtime brought out 20 seniors that socialized in the Parish meeting room. Vice President Carm Morabito called the meeting to order with a pledge to the flag, followed by a short prayer reading by Chaplain Jeanette Mula.

Minutes of the last meeting were read by Secretary Sue Borowski and accepted as read.

Treasurer Melanie Bates provided an accounting of funds and collected donations for the upcoming pizza party scheduled for the Wednesday, April 19 meeting. Jean Mc Daneld and Connie Manzella volunteered to provide refreshments for the party.

A group discussion of members recovering from illnesses brought the club up to date on the health status of seniors not in attendance.

Refreshments were served by Mula and Pauline Flitt. The group spent the early afternoon playing various card games.

Membership remains open to seniors age 55 or older.

Newcomers may drop in to the Mt. Carmel Auditorium on the first and third Wednesday of each month, at noon time.

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 Facebook 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.

The next Grape Belt Seniors Board meeting is April 10.

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 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.

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

The soup luncheon on April 4 was another successful meal. A big thank you to all the members who cooked.

The Pledge Of Allegiance, followed by everyone singing “God Bless America,” began the meeting. President Ed Newman then said the blessing.

Easter will be celebrated on April 11 with a pot luck dinner. The March and April birthdays will also be celebrated at the Easter dinner with cake and ice cream.

The financial report for March was given by Treasurer Lorrie Newman. It was another day of laughter with Lorraine Bailey. There was an article in the OBSERVER a few days ago about the benefits of L-O-L (Laughing Out Loud) so everyone took part in a Laughing Meditation Workout. Research suggests that laughter can lower stress hormones and reduce inflammation in arteries. Attendees shall always remember that “When You’re Smiling” and laughing, “The Whole World Smiles With You!”

Ernie Hilliker, Conrad Pawlak and Janice Snyder won the 50/50 drawings. The door prizes were won by Carol Prowse, Lorrie Newman, Eleanor Lemiszko and Bailey.

Joan Suski called bingo and the winners were: Thelma Hilliker, Lorrie Newman, Pawlak, Mary Congdon and Joe Ark.

All are encouraged to mark their calendars for the Easter and birthdays celebration on April 11 at the Sheridan Club House at 1 p.m. Seniors 55 or older are welcome to attend this celebration.

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for the week of April 9 to 15

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 -eight-week session begins 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 — banquet starts at noon. $12 per person. Last day of bowling at 1 p.m. at K & L Lanes in Gowanda. Small fee. Games & Crafts with Pat at 1 p.m., Painter Center Rose 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 and Tone with Kim at 9 a.m., Collins Town Park. Small fee.

For those who are signed up for the “Buffalo Historic River Cruise” on Tuesday, June 6, payment of $80 is due no later than May 9. Make the check out to “Town of Collins” and send to: Town of Collins, Box 420, Collins, NY 14034.

** Just Announced** Don’t miss “Elvis, Christmas, and Country” on Monday, Dec. 4, at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens. Enjoy dinner and a show with local favorite Terry Buchwald and travel by coach bus, all for only $70. Seats are selling fast. Call 532-2006 ext. 21 to sign up!

Collins Center Seniors

The next meeting for the Collins Center Seniors will be April 24 at the Gowanda American Legion with a pot luck lunch at noon followed by a short meeting.

April 18, the motor coach will depart from the parking lot behind the stores on Main Street in Gowanda at 9 a.m. for the Seneca Niagara Casino for a performance by “The Crystals.”

NOTE: Passengers for the trip to Savannah, Charleston and Myrtle Beach May 5 to 12 are invited to the April 24 meeting. The final information for the trip will be available following lunch and a short meeting. If anyone is unable to attend the meeting please contact Irene or Bridget.

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

Seats are available for “America’s Sweet Hearts” 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 organizers have been unable to get tickets for this show for the past four years. This show is only one day.

Seats are available for “Sex Please, We’re Sixty” June 21. The trip begins at the Station Dinner Theater in Erie, Pennsylvania for a hysterical “Golden Girls” style comedy and family style lunch. On the way home, the group will stop for a sweet treat at Connie’s Ice Cream and Southshore Winery.

“Summertime Funtime” July 19. The seniors will meet the guide for a visit to Lake Shore Railway Museum in North East, Pennsylvania and then travel to Peek’n Peak in Clymer for lunch. Following is a tour of 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, the trip heads to Finley Lake with a stop at the Candle Co. The final stop is Reverie Creamery to taste their great cheese.

NEW: Sept. 12 to 14 Ohio Amish country and more. 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, a tour of Fannie May and Harry Lundon Chocolates and more.

Several members have asked about a visit to Salvatore’s Italian Gardens on Dec. 4. Yes! The seniors will enjoy a wonderful sit down lunch and an afternoon with “Elvis, Christmas, Country and a little bit of Rock & Roll.” There will be a stop at Woyshner’s Christmas Shoppe and before returning home, names will be drawn for door prizes and a $25 gift certificate for a future trip. Sign up sheets will be available at a future meeting. For additional information, visit the website 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.