Senior News

Brocton Portland Seniors

Brocton Portland Seniors are planning a trip on Tuesday, May 23. The cost is $49. The seniors are going to Vidler’s for shopping, then on to a buffet lunch at The Iron Kettle and ending at The Made in America Store. Parking and bus pick up will be at the Brocton Legion on West Main Street in Brocton at 8 a.m. and return about 5 p.m. The final sign up date is April 25. Don’t miss this trip! A trip is also being planned to Salamanca Casino on June 20 for $25 that includes $30 slot fund and a free buffet. The last date for the casino trip sign up is May 30. For all trip information and sign up, call Margaret Jagoda at 792-7385.

The 42nd anniversary luncheon meeting on April 25 is a choice of beef on weck or stuffed chicken with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans and salad. The meal choice has a cost of $5. Call Rita Stonefoot at 792-4565. Members are to bring personal table service. The meal is being catered by Diane.

Dunkirk Senior Center

The birthday luncheon was a huge success on March 29, complete with a delicious luncheon of wraps, favors and piano by Lester Fuller. The upcoming April birthday luncheon will be on April 26 with the new sign up date of April 19. The birthday member can bring a friend at a cost of $3. A thank-you letter from Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation was received for the donation to the Carol Kozlowski Scholarship Fund.

The public is welcome to a hearing impaired presentation April 24 at 10:30 a.m. with light refreshments to follow. The Chautauqua County Health Department Baby Shower will be at the Center from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19.

June 3 will be Mom and Pop Tribute, catered by Weidner’s for $10 eat in or take out, by sign up to begin April 24. Upcoming trips planned are the Laura Roth cabaret show and buffet on Aug. 4, with sign up to begin on Tuesday, June 6; Amish Trip on Sept. 27 and Turning Stone Nov. 6 and 7. For the June 19 Buffalo Casino trip, sign up begins May 8. Sign up for the July 3 Niagara Casino trip begins May 15. Sign up for the July 20 Presque Isle trip begins May 23. The Atlantic City trip is full and the shopping trip as well.

There will be a semi-annual membership meeting on Friday, May 19 at 10:30 a.m. with snacks and beverages, so save the date. Big Bingo will be Wednesday, May 10 with doors to open at 4 p.m.

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for the week of April 16 to 22

Sunday: L.K. Painter Center is closed — Happy Easter!

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; 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; Potluck Lunch at noon, Painter Center Yellow Room. Come on out and see friends — bring a dish to pass — everyone is welcome !

** Those signed up for the Buffalo Historic River Cruise on Tuesday, June 6 must make the payment of $80 no later than May 9. Make check out to “Town of Collins” and mail to: Town of Collins, Box 420, Collins, NY 14034.

** Seats are going very fast for the “Elvis Christmas, and Country” Holiday Show Event on Monday, Dec. 4 at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens. It’s dinner, show with Terry Buchwald, and travel by comfortable coach bus all for only $70. Call 532-2006 ext. 21 to sign up.

United Senior Citizens

The United Senior Citizens recently held its monthly luncheon meeting at the Fredonia Beaver Club with 36 members present.

President Mary Matteson led everyone in the “Pledge of Allegiance” and the singing of “God Bless America.” Nancy Niebel led the invocation.

Matteson welcomed the members and one guest, Linda Riley.

April birthdays were announced for: Elaine Bentham, Barb Centner, Josie Christopher, Carm Johnson, Ed McClenathan and Charlie St. George.

The raffle was conducted by Vice-President Evonne Hennebery and Phyllis Laurito. Winners were: Jen Ludemann, Ken Woolstrum, Sandy Barone and Niebel.

Callers thanked were: Josie Wierczynski, Niebel, Pat Ebert, Rosemary Mancuso and Lucy Saeli.

Treasurer Jeanne Hauser gave her treasurer’s report.

The menu for the Monday, May 8 luncheon at noon will be: meatloaf, redskin smashed potatoes, corn, fresh tossed salad with homemade dressing with jello for dessert.

Volunteers Birdie Walczak and Riley have formed a sunshine committee. They will send get well cards to those members who are ill.

When making reservations, those who have dietary restrictions will be accommodated.

Send the $8 payment before Wednesday, May 3 to: Jeanne Hauser P.O. Box 1146, Lily Dale, N.Y. 14752.

Laurito announced a Share and Care event at the Beaver Club on April 22. For information, call her at 679-1060.

Following the luncheon, bingo was led by Pat Bradley, Saeli and Laurito.

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: you need to be a member of Grape Belt Seniors to join the Facebook Group.

The Grape Belt Seniors Board met April 10. Starting May 1, the board will start collecting dues from new members as well as from current members who wish to renew their membership. The next luncheon will be held Friday, May 19. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to pass.

Readers Theater: Schedule change for May only: Readers Theater will meet the second week of May (May 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. There are still seats available for: May 17: Lilac Festival; June 24 and June 25: Falling Water; Aug. 24: Niagara-on-the Lake; Sept. 19: Motown; Oct. 15: Vineyard Express; and Dec 9: Wonderful Life.

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. David Wendt will be at the Center on May 22 at 10:30 a.m. to discuss the upcoming extended trips.

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.

Happy Easter! Happy Passover!

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, contact Irene or Bridget.

May 16, travelers will return to the Seneca Niagara Casino. An extra incentive is offered to the group for this trip. Payment is due by April 24.

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 organizers have been unable to get tickets for this show for the past four years. This show is ONLY one day. Payment is due.

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: Aug. 8 is a Mystery Tour.

NEW: Sept. 12 to 14 Ohio Amish Country & 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.

NEW: Dec. 4 is an outing to Salvatore’s Italian Gardens to 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. A sign-up sheet is available.

For additional information, visit 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.

Silver Creek Seniors

The April 11 Easter and birthdays potluck dinner was awesome! Thanks to everyone who contributed in making this a special day.

It was a pleasure to have Debby and Brooks as guests. So nice of them to come to the meetings when they are in town visiting Harry and Joan Suski.

The Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of “God Bless America” was followed by a blessing by Ed Newman. After a short business meeting and meal, the games began.

First were the 50/50 drawings, which were won by Eleanor Lemiszko, Ed Newman and Janice Snyder. Door prize winners were Lemiszko, Ernie Hilliker, Enabell Mirando and Bob Sutehall. Harry Suski was the lucky winner of a turkey donated by Mirando. Hilliker called bingo and the winners were Joan Suski, Lorrie Newman and Snyder.

Easter brings new hopes and beginnings. Here’s wishing that springtime dreams come true as all welcome “April Showers” and get ready for a virtual motor trip to New York City and join that magical “Easter Parade” on Fifth Avenue! We LOVE New York !!!

Mt. Carmel Social Club has extended an invitation to join them on May 3 at the Mt. Carmel Auditorium. Anyone planning to attend is asked to sign up at the April 18 meeting.

There will be a pizza party on April 18 at 1 p.m. All seniors 55 or older are invited to attend. Meetings are still being held at the Sheridan Club House.

Happy Easter, everyone!

Share & Care Seniors

The Share & Care Seniors will hold their Spring Fling starting at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 22. Attendees can play cards, then later, participate in a hat contest. Dinner is scheduled for 5 p.m., followed by bingo.

The cost is $8 per person.

For reservations, call Rose Cerrie at 679-0386 or Phyllis Laurito at 679-1060. The prepaid deadline is today.