Senior news

Mt. Carmel Seniors Social Club

The second meeting of the month was kicked off with a pledge to the flag, and a short prayer led by Club President Carm Tampio. A short business meeting followed with 25 members in attendance.

Guest speaker County Legislature George Borrello was introduced by Village Trustee Vince Tampio, a club member.

Borrello a resident of Sunset Bay, provided a progress report on past and current coordination activities relative to northern Chautauqua County and which are synergistic to local village and town governments’ coordination efforts. Club members agree that Borrello is a champion for senior citizens and that seniors support him.

Following the oration, club members and guests enjoyed a luncheon featuring pizza and refreshments.

The next scheduled Mt. Carmel Seniors Club meeting is on Wednesday, May 3 at 12:30 p.m., at the Mt. Carmel Auditorium and will feature vocalist and entertainer Patty Cook, who will perform a tribute to Patsy Kline. The Silver Creek Seniors Club was invited to join in and has indicated that they will be well-attended at this event.

Membership remains open.

Grape Belt Seniors

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 (September 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 9 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.

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.

Dunkirk Senior Center

Dunkirk Senior Center members wishing to sign up for any of the upcoming trips, stop by the Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court, from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. Phone 366-7530 with questions.

Customer Appreciation Trip to Buffalo Creek Casino, $40 bonus, no food allowance: Monday, June 19. $30 per person. Sign-up begins Monday, May 8 at 9 a.m.

Customer Appreciation Trip to Seneca Niagara, $30 bonus and free buffet: Monday, July 3. $29 per person. Sign-up begins Friday, June 9 at 9 a.m.

Presque Isle Casino Trip, $25 bonus, no food allowance: Thursday, July 20. $29 per person. Sign-up TBA/confirmation pending.

Atlantic City five days/four nights, bonus, food coupons, revue show. Stop at QVC Outlet on way home: Sunday, Aug. 27-31. $430. SOLD OUT. Back up list only!

Laura Roth Cabaret Show, Buffalo Polish Falcons, includes buffet and show: Monday, Aug. 14. $69 per person. Sign-up begins Tuesday, June 6 at 9 a.m.

Customer Appreciation Trip to Buffalo Creek Casino, $40 bonus, no food allowance: Monday, Sept. 18. $30 per person. Sign-up begins Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 9 a.m.

Amish Brown Bag Trip to Middlefield Amish Wedding dinner, various stops: Wednesday, Sept. 27. $79 (tentative) depending on confirmation. Sign-up TBA.

Customer Appreciation Trip to Seneca Allegany Casino, $30 bonus and free buffet: Tuesday, Oct. 10. $29 per person. Sign-up begins Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 9 a.m.

Fall Shopping Trip to Erie, shop and eat, small bus (limit 20): October or November. $30 tentative. Sign-up TBA.

Turning Stone Casino, one night – two days, stop at Dellago on trip: November. Price: tentative. Sign-up TBA.

Customer Appreciation Trip to Seneca Allegany Casino, $30 bonus and free buffet: Tuesday, Nov. 28. $29 per person. Sign-up begins Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 9 a.m.

Customer Appreciation Trip to Buffalo Creek Casino and Christmas breakfast at Salvatores: Monday, Dec. 18. $55 pending confirmation. Sign-up TBA.

Anybody who came to the March birthday party, pictures will be available for purchase at the Senior Center.

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for the week of April 23 to 29

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; soup and sandwich lunch at noon, Painter Center Yellow Room. Come for a delicious lunch of homemade chicken noodle soup, grilled cheese sandwich, dessert, and drink for only $3.

Wednesday: Exercises with Pat at 9 a.m., Painter Center Gym; Quilting with Florence at 10:30 a.m., Collins Library Community Room; Games and 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 & Tone with Kim at 9 a.m., Collins Town Park, small fee.

* For those signed up for the “Buffalo Historic River Cruise” Tuesday, June 6, the check of $80 is due no later than May 9. Make checks out to: Town of Collins and mail to: Town of Collins, Box 420, Collins, NY 14034. Two seats have just become available for this trip. If interested, call 532-2006 ext. 21 ASAP.

Silver Creek Seniors

The April 18 meeting was another fun day with guest Debby and husband Brooks who helped with the games. Another guest was Jean McDaneld, who joined the club. So nice to have another member.

The meeting was opened with the Pledge Of Allegiance followed by singing “God Bless America.” President Ed Newman then said the blessing for all sick members and for those who were unable to attend.

The Dyngus Day Celebration had Polish music and a descriptive account of this traditional Polish custom presented by Conrad Pawlak. The Pizza Party toasted the day with a pepperoni and Polish Sausage pizza. Lorraine Bailey, dressed in the traditional Polish colors of red and white, then closed the humorous and happy “Dyngus Day” celebration with the Polish inspired lyrics of “Melody of Love” and “How Quickly Time Goes By.” How true!

Harry Suski, Sue Shiloh and Eleanor Lemiszko won the 50/50 drawings. The door prize was won by Mary Congdon. Bingo winners were Bud Anger, Lemiszko, Mary Ann Seibert, Sue Borowski, Carol Prowse and guest Debby Koper. Joan Suski was the bingo caller.

Members volunteered to have a variety of sandwiches, pickles, olives and other goodies for the next meeting on April 25.

Marv and Nancy Fry will also be joining the meeting on April 25, showing clips of their trip to Iceland. This should be another special day that Bob Sutehall lined up.

The day ended with the Club’s song, “Young At Heart.” A few members stayed to play dominoes before leaving.

Membership is always open to anyone 55 or older. Just stop by on any Tuesday between 12:30 and 1 p.m. Meetings are still being held at the Sheridan Senior Center until further notice.