Senior news

Silver Creek Seniors

On Tuesday, May 16, there were 20 club members who met at Native Pride for a Mother’s Day lunch. Such a big variety of food to choose from and all the meals were wonderful.

After a lengthy social gathering, Lorraine Bailey touched on the topic of mothers, starting out with there is one certainty in life that we humans have in common. We were born, and we each have our very own special mom. The group lovingly salutes mothers everywhere and honor them in song with “Happy Mothers Day to You.” Every day say a prayer for peace, and an end to all wars, so that every day can be a happy day for mothers throughout the world.

The next meeting on Tuesday, May 23, will be held at the Sheridan Senior Center at 1 p.m. Hot dogs and side dishes will be served.

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for the week of May 21 to 27

Sunday: Pickle Ball with Lois at 6:30 p.m., L.K. Painter Center gym or Collins Town Park (weather permitting).

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; soup and sandwich lunch at noon, Painter Center Yellow Room. Join the seniors for a delicious lunch of hot dogs, baked beans, dessert and drink for only $3. Everyone is welcome! After lunch will be a seminar by the New York State Attorney General’s office on scams. Call 532-2006 ext. 21 to sign up.

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.

Friday: Exercises with Pat at 9 a.m., Painter Center gym. This will be the last day of three-day-a-week exercises until the fall. Exercises with Pat will start up on Wednesday, June 7 at 10 a.m. and continue every Wednesday at the Painter Center; Walk & Tone with Kim at 9 a.m., Collins Town Park, small fee.

United Senior Citizens

The menu for the Monday, June 12 luncheon at noon at the Fredonia Beaver Club will be: lemon-rosemary balsamic chicken quarters, roasted red potatoes, fresh vegetable medley, fresh tossed salad with homemade dressing with lemon meringue pie for dessert. A gluten-free dessert will be provided.

Send the $8 payment before Wednesday, June 7 to: Jeanne Hauser, P.O. Box 1146, Lily Dale, N.Y. 14752.

Grape Belt Seniors

Find Grape Belt Seniors on Facebook. Learn about upcoming trips and events. The Facebook page is a closed group: one needs to be a member of Grape Belt Seniors to join the Facebook group. During May, the Board will be 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.

Sam McLean will be starting Tai Chi classes June 5. Classes will be held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

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.

Casino trips include Customer appreciation June 27 with payment due May 20; July 17 with payment due June 7 and Nov. 6 with payment due Oct. 1.

Casino with entertainment: Bill Haley & the Comets is June 6 with payment due April 24; Motown Sept.19 with payment due Aug. 8 and the Temptations Dec. 12 with payment due Nov. 5.

Day trips: Frank Lloyd Wright June 24 and 25; Watkins Glen July 10 with payment due June 7; Niagara On The Lake Aug. 24 with payment due July 24 (need passport or enhanced licence) and Vineyard Express Oct. 15 with payment due Sept. 1.

Extended trips for 2017: Reservations for the Chicago trip Sept. 18 to 21 are still available. It 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 9 nights, including a seven-night cruise to four of the islands. There are still reservations available for the Hawaii trip. 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.

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. Call 366-7530 with questions.

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

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 a monthly birthday party, pictures will be available for purchase at the Senior Center.