Senior News

Brocton Portland Seniors

Brocton Portland Seniors met Aug. 29 at Brocton Legion with 44 members and two guests. Joe Gatto led the Pledge of Allegiance and Rick Cranston gave the prayer of thanks. A big thank you was given to the Committee who set up tables and served. June Woollett took care of KFC, Jane Perkins got the birthday cake, and Liz Stahlman had birthday gifts for everyone. They set the tables, cleaned up and did a great job. Al present sang the “Happy Birthday” song. The Secretary’s report was approved by Sheila Lawrence and Carm Johnson. The Treasurer’s report was approved by Rita Bennett and Cranston. The OFA picnic on Aug. 18 resulted in a good time for all. The Aug. 28 Summer Wind boat ride was perfect. It was a sunny summer day for picnic foods and the boat ride. Birthdays celebrated in August were Ruth Patterson 100, Marjorie Diehl 97 years, John Cole, Tom DeJoe, Ella Gaffney, Gatto and Sue Schrantz.

On Oct. 10, the Alleghany Casino trip is open to anyone. The cost of $28 includes trip, $30 casino play and a free buffet. The bus leaves at 9 a.m. and arrives back at 4:30 p.m. Call Rita Stonefoot at 792-4565 to reserve before Sept. 26.

An Amish dinner in Panama is planned for Thursday, Sept. 28 with a stop at Troyer Nursery. Members are to meet at the Legion at 1:30 p.m. to car pool. Call Margaret Jagoda at 792-7385.

The next meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 26, will be a music program by Desperate Measures. Ruth Neal, Marie Emke and Shirley Wolnick are on the committee, with tureen luncheon by members bringing a dish to pass and personal table service.

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for the week of Sept. 17 to 23

Sunday: Pickle Ball with Lois at Collins Town Park or 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; Games & Crafts with Pat at 1 p.m., Painter Center Rose Room.

Thursday: Yoga at 9 a.m., Painter Center Gym.

Friday: Exercises with Pat at 9 a.m., Painter Center Gym.

** Come on out for the Collins Library Book Sale from Sept. 21 to 23.

** Senior Bowling starts up again on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 1 p.m. at K&L Lanes in Gowanda, cost.

** A bigger bus has been booked for the ” Elvis, Christmas, and Country” show on Monday, Dec. 4 at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens. Show, dinner, and travel by comfortable coach bus all for $70. Make the check out to : “Town of Collins” and mail to : Town of Collins , Box 420, Collins, NY 14034. Checks must be received no later than Tuesday, Oct. 10.

Don’t miss the “Frogs, Toads, and Fairies” crafts day with Suzie on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 1 p.m. in the L.K. Painter Center Community Room. All materials are included for $12. Call 532-2006 ext. 21 to sign up.

Grape Belt Senior News

Aerobics and weights with Catherine Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9 a.m.

Board Meeting was held Sept. 11. Next monthly luncheon is Sept. 18. Bring a dish to pass.

All trips, extended as well as day trips, are open to the public; members and non-members. Fliers for upcoming trips for 2017 and 2018 are available at the Center.

There are five remaining day trips for 2017:

Magic of Motown: $20 in slots plus free buffet and show. Tuesday, Sept. 19. Be behind Big Lots by 8:45 a.m. Bring photo I.D.!

Vineyard Express: Sunday, Oct. 15. Be behind Big Lots by 9:15 a.m.

Customer Appreciation: Monday, Nov. 6. $30 free slots, free buffet. Cost is $25. Payment due by Oct. 1st. Be behind Big Lots at 8:15 a.m. Bring photo I.D.!

“It Was a Wonderful Life”: Saturday, Dec. 9. Performance of “It Was a Wonderful Life” at Forest Lawn chapel. Lunch at Chef’s. Holiday Poinsettia Show at Botanical Gardens. Be behind Big Lots by 9 a.m. Cost is $98. Payment due by Nov.1.

The Temptations Holiday Show: Seneca Niagara Casino. Tuesday, Dec. 12. $20 free slots. Free buffet and show. Cost is $68. Payment due by Nov. 1. Be behind Big Lots by 8 a.m. Bring photo I.D.!

Extended trips for 2017- 2018:

CHICAGO TRIP: Monday, Sept. 18: Be behind Big Lots at 6:30 a.m.!

Hawaiian Islands Cruise: 10 days and 9 nights, including a 7-night cruise to 4 of the islands. April 5 to 14. There are still reservations available for the Hawaii trip. Proof of citizenship required as flight departs from Toronto.

The Nova Scotia & Maritimes of Canada: 8 days and 7 nights with visits to many interesting sights. Sept. 12 to 19, 2018.

Historic Philadelphia and Lancaster County: June 19 to 21, 2018. Includes guided sightseeing tour of Philadelphia, Sight & Sound Millennium Theater’s “Jesus,” followed by dinner at Miller’s Smorgasbord, Valley Forge National Historical Park, and more.

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.

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Mayville Senior Citizens

A total of 47 senior citizens gathered Sept. 9 for lunch and meeting at the Mayville VFW. After lunch Bonnie Johnson, President, called Dianne Johnson for Devotions and then led all in the Pledge of Allegiance. The Secretary and Treasurer reports were read as well as one thank you note. Jeff Wagner gave a short Senior Council Report and discussed several trips available through other sources. He mentioned that Senior Council will meet at the Mayville VFW on Nov. 9. Mary Carlson listed September birthdays and anniversaries plus cards sent. The Kitchen Committee consisting of Nancy Cole, Dolly Gilbert, Joyce Ayers, Sandy Wagner and Bill Tornstrom were thanked. Joan Harper and Darlene Harper were welcomed as new members! Prizes were won by Donna Cummings, Mary Carlson and Louise Richir.

All really enjoyed the trip to Middlefield Ohio for the Amish Brown Bag Tour! and are now looking forward to the next trip scheduled Oct. 10 to The Magic of Glass in Corning. Following that trip will be the Dec. 10 trip to Erie, Pennsylvania to the Erie Station Dinner Theatre to enjoy “Christmas Memories.” Cost for this trip is due by Nov. 2 and is $83 members and $85 non-members. Call Janet Loomis 761-6687 or Jeff Wagner 753-7676 for questions or more information.

The next meeting will be held on Sept. 21 at noon at the Mayville VFW. The guest singer will be one of everyone’s favorites, Pat Cook, from Mayville. Those who like country music and especially Patsy Cline, will enjoy her program. Don’t miss this meeting and show extra support for one of our own members. Bring place setting and dish to pass.

Silver Creek Seniors

Sept. 12 was a great day. The Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation & Improvement Corporation finished painting the outside of the club house and also grilled hot dogs for everyone. The luncheon committee also had sloppy joes, salad, chips and cake. There was plenty of food for everyone.

Several club members are in the process of painting the inside of the club house. Things are looking great and some fall decorations are going up. All volunteers will be recognized at the next meeting.

The financial report for July and August was given by Lorrie Newman. The new tables and chairs are a great addition to the club house and money well spent.

When we were little kids, we were fascinated with choo-choo trains. When we grew up we’re still fascinated; and may have dreamed of one day traveling across the U.S.A. and the Canadian Rockies with Amtrak; relishing the scenic sights from the glass-enclosed observation car; waving to the folks along the way! Contrarily, the Railroad Conductor may have confided that “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad All the Livelong Day,”; and it’s time to relax and “Shuffle Off to Buffalo.” All Aboooard!

The 50/50 winners were Lorraine Bailey and Carol Prowse, who also won a door prize. One of the volunteers donated their winnings to the club. Enabell Mirando and Eleanor Lemiszko won the door prizes. Ed Newman called bingo. Joyce Markham won the last bingo game, which had the biggest pay out.

Another day had come to an end. The domino players stayed for awhile before leaving.

Seniors 55 or older are encouraged to stop by on any Tuesday at 1 p.m. to join in the fun.

Sinclairville Senior Citizens remember 9/11

SINCLAIRVILLE – The Sinclairville Senior Citizens met for a luncheon and a meeting in the Sinclairville Firehall Dining room.

President Diman Smith welcomed all to the luncheon, and Pastor Phil Shay gave the blessing prior to the meal. There was a wide variety of food dishes with ample amounts, and a fine meal was enjoyed by all.

Thanks go to John and Susan Sipos for the festive table decorations for the time of the year. Thanks to President Smith for getting the coffee ready for today. Drawings were conducted by Smith.

Recipients included Betty Wielgasz, Fran Odell, Diane Shaw, Martha Harmon, Jim Odell, Jim Hendrickson, and Margie McIntyre.

Following the luncheon, the meeting opened with all saying the Lord’s Prayer led by President Smith and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Sipos. The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Sipos. Treasurer Charles Sylvester read the treasurer’s report for three months. Sunshine chairman Wielgasz announced that Jim and Carolyn Hendrickson were celebrating their 56th anniversary. The anniversary song was sung by all.

McIntyre talked about the bus tour on Tuesday, Dec. 5 for a dinner theater, and had a sign up sheet.

Secretary Sipos read a poem written as a remembrance of the tragedy of 9/11/2001. He said that in our generation, we are the ones who it affected and it is in our generation that we will remember the tragedy. Several others shared their experiences of the day, including President Smith who spoke of his brother’s sudden change of plans in the area which kept him from harm that day. Susan Sipos spoke of one of her relatives who worked after the tragedy and how it affected his health.

The next gathering of this group will be at the Sinclairville Firehall Dining Room on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at noon. Linda Parmenter will have table decorations. All others are encouraged to bring a dish of food to add to the meal, and their own table service. New members are always welcome.