Senior News

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for the week of Sept. 24 to 30:

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; Quilting with Florence at 10:30 a.m., Collins Library community Room, Games & Crafts with Pat at 1 p.m., Painter Center Yellow Room.

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

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

Potluck lunch at noon in the Painter Center Yellow Room. Everyone is welcome! Bring a dish to pass and bring along a new kitchen towel for towel bingo.

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.

Join the travelers for “Elvis, Christmas, and Country” and a little bit of Rock & Roll on Monday, Dec. 4 at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens. Show, dinner, and travel via comfortable coach bus, all for $70. Call 532-2006 ext. 21 and leave a message to sign up. Checks are due no later than Oct. 10. Come on out and see the King!

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

Collins Center Seniors News

The next meeting for the Collins Center Seniors will be Sept. 25 at the Gowanda American Legion with a pot luck lunch at noon followed by a short meeting.

The trip to Ohio Sept. 12 to 14 was awesome and packed full of amazing tours.

Oct. 10, the motor coach will depart from the parking lot behind the stores on Main Street, Gowanda at 9 a.m sharp for the “Fall Splendor & Allegany Allure” trip.

Oct. 18 the motor coach will depart from the same location at 8:30 a.m. sharp for the “Leaf Peeping Rail Tour” in Medina.

Seats are available Oct. 24 for a trip to the Seneca Niagara Casino.

Nov. 7, seats are available for Customer Appreciation Day at the Seneca Niagara Casino.

The Dec. 4 trip to Salvatore’s Italian Gardens for the Terry Buckwald show “Elvis, Christmas, Country and a Little Bit of Rock & Roll” is full, but there is a waiting list in case someone has to cancel.

Dec. 12, seniors will enjoy “The Temptations Holiday Show” at the Seneca Niagara Casino. Travelers will enjoy some of their Motown favorites such as “Just My Imagination,” “Since I Lost my Baby,” “My Girl” and more.

Dues are $5 per year per member and must be paid no later than Dec. 30 to remain a member. Send dues to: Collins Center Senior at 5343 Route 39, Springville, NY 14141.

For additional information, visit the web site at 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

Dunkirk Senior Center news

The Dunkirk Senior Center’s open meeting was well-attended on Friday, Sept. 15. Travel Club and exercise were brought up. Information and letters of intent were available at the meeting and are at the office through Sept. 30. There are two openings on the board, with voting Oct. 3 through Nov. 3. There is a potluck dinner Oct. 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. Members can bring a large dish to share or pay $7. There is a limit of 75 members, with sign up starting Sept. 27. A Health Insurance calendar of dates and times is posted in the hallway for the three insurance companies, which starts Oct. 5 through Dec. 5. Big Bingo on Wednesday saw a full crowd of members, and a delicious light meal. The last Wednesday of each month is the Birthday Bash. Sept. 20 is the last date for sign-up by the birthday member and one guest for Sept. 27. The Farmers’ Market had music along with all kinds of goodies and other events. This is every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Center’s parking lot area through Oct. 25.

Tai Chi takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m. People are needed to fill the beginners’ class (3:30 to 4 p.m.) Those who signed up are asked to come and register or call the Center at 366-7530 to remove their names as interested members. All others are invited to come and join in and meet some advanced exercise Tai Chi members or just to come and observe. There is no fee involved.

The sign-up date for the Nov. 28 Seneca Niagara Casino Appreciation Trip ($30 per person) – has been changed to Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. until sold out.

Grape Belt Senior News

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

The September luncheon was held Sept. 18 at the Center.

Readers’ Theatre meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 10:30 a.m. at the Center. The group will be reading Halloween stories.

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 four remaining day trips for 2017:

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.!

Planning a trip to Boston the first week in August for Yankee/Boston game. If interested, call Judy at 672-5778 ASAP to reserve tickets and for more information.

Extended trips for 2017- 2018:

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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Mt. Carmel Seniors Social Club News

The club’s second monthly meeting was initiated with the Pledge of Allegiance by Club President Carm Tampio. A short prayer was read by Club Chaplain Jeanette Mula.

A short business meeting ensued and included plans for the club’s annual harvest dinner slated for Wednesday, Oct. 18, which is to be catered.

The 22 members and guests in attendance then enjoyed refreshments featuring pizza, salad, cakes, beverages, and grape pies obtained during the recent Grape Festival .

This event’s refreshment committee included Josie Crino, Nancy Greco, Jeanette Mula, Pauline Flitt and President Tampio.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 4. The refreshment committee for this upcoming event consists of volunteers Mary Congdon and Jean McDaniel.

Membership remains open to seniors age 55 and over. Interested people may contact Membership Chairperson Pauline Flitt at 934 4324.

Ripley Senior Citizens

The Ripley Senior citizens met in the banquet hall on Sept. 15 with 20 people attending. Members would like to welcome Walt and Lynette Warner to the group. Also guests Deri Wikinson, Dick and Stephanie Eimus.

President Ken See opened the meeting. Dick Hoffman led the Pledge of Allegiance and Tom Woouett offered the blessing.

Everyone enjoyed a divine dish lunch. Birthday wishes to Mary Alice Vetter and Hazel Boozel.

All enjoyed the banjo group from North East and South Ripley with lovely songs and sing-alongs.

On Oct. 6, several are going on the Arcade Attica train with lunch later at a restaurant along the way.

Next month’s meeting will be on Oct. 20 with music by the new owner of the hardware store.

Come join in the fun. Call Ken See 716-3359 or Donna Lindstrom 736-2434.

Meetings are every third Friday of the month.

Silver Creek Seniors

The Sept. 19 meeting was a great gathering with 27 in attendance. The guest included Gerald and Lorraine Cheser who are in town visiting Ernie and Thelma Hilliker. Cathy Markham Hebb also joined the meeting with her mother and sister.

The Pledge Of Allegiance was recited followed by singing “God Bless America.” After the blessing everyone sat down to enjoy a lunch of macaroni salad, coleslaw, jello and dessert.

“The Autumn Leaves” have been falling, and once again we are falling in love with Fall. A world traveler who often returns to France will tell you “I Love Paris” at this lovely time of the year; but we in Western New York love Chautauqua County no matter “Where or When.”We love N.Y.!

The following members and family are recognized for painting the inside of the club house: Ed Newman, Ed Prowse, Harry and Joan Suski, Cindy Anger, Bob Sutehall, and Eleanor Lemiszko.

The 50/50 winners were Janice Snyder, Harry Suski and Joyce Markham. Carl Mohart, Lorraine Cheser and Prowse won the door prizes.

Claudia Markham Ahl called bingo. With all the extra bingo games, only the final big winner will be announced. The lucky winner was Lorraine Bailey.

A reminder to all members to bring one of your baby pictures to next week’s meeting. Place your picture in a sealed envelope and give it to Lemiszko when you arrive.

Once again, thank you to all the painters for volunteering and also to all the guests for joining the meeting.

Share & Care Seniors Autumn Fest Dinner reservations needed

The Share & Care Seniors will host their annual Autumn Fest dinner on Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Fredonia Beaver Club, 64 Prospect St., Fredonia.

Doors open at 3 p.m. for cards and fellowship. Scheduled at 5 p.m. is a buffet dinner featuring baked chicken quarters and apple crisp to complete the meal.

Following the dinner, a special appearance of Pat Cook will entertain guests to a musical tribute to female country-western legends. Pat is locally know her impersonation of Patsy Cline.

The cost is $8 per person. All are welcome. Make checks payable to Share & Care Seniors, P.O. Box 446, Fredonia, N.Y. 14063. The pre-paid reservation deadline is Friday, Oct. 6. For details, call Rose Cerrie at 679-4368 or Phyllis Laurito at 679-1060.

United Senior Citizens

The United Senior Citizens recently held its monthly luncheon meeting at the Fredonia Beaver Club with 38 members present.

President Mary Matteson welcomed the members and two guests, Doris Lee visiting from Florida and David VanRensselaer.

Matteson led everyone in the “Pledge of Allegiance” and the singing of “God Bless America.” The invocation was given by Kathleen Damiano.

September birthdays were announced and “Happy Birthday” was sung for: Jim Andin, Mary Edwards, Doris LaSpada, Samuel Sasso, Marilyn Nalepa, Patricia Smith, Evonne Hennebery and Kathy Kamery.

Sunshine committee chairman, Linda Reilly will send get well cards to: Hennebery and Kamery, who are recuperating at rehab facilities.

September callers thanked were: Pat Ebert, Nancy Niebel, Reilly and Josie Wierczynski.

The menu for the Monday, Oct. 9 luncheon at noon includes: baked ham, scalloped potatoes, fresh vegetable medley, crisp tossed salad with homemade dressing and apple crisp for dessert. Potato salad and ice cream with creme de menthe will be substitutions for those who have dietary restrictions.

$8 payments must be received by Oct. 4. Checks are to be sent to: Jeanne Hauser, P.O. Box 1146, Lily Dale, N.Y. 14752.

Treasurer Jeanne Hauser gave her report.

The following announcements were made: Phyllis Laurito reported the Share and Care dinner is to be held at the Beaver Club on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 5 p.m. The cost is $8.

President Matteson described her enjoyable day trip on the Niagara Belle that included lunch, a tour of a local winery and shopping in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The trip was sponsored by the Grape Belt Seniors. Members were encouraged to join them to be eligible to go on their trips.

A moment of silence was observed for all 9/11 victims. US Military Veterans will be honored at the Nov. 13 luncheon. Members were asked to remind absent veteran members to make their reservations for their free Nov. 13 luncheon.

Joe Greco and Carm Johnson led the raffle. Winners were: Dave Kolassa, Russ Dalby, Ed McClenathan, Laurito, LaSpada and Elaine Frederickson.

Dalby told a joke.

Following the luncheon, bingo was led by: Rosemary Mancuso, Lucy Saeli and Laurito.