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Collins 50 Plus seniors

Activities for the week of Oct. 1 to 7

Sunday: Pickle Ball with Lois at 6:30 p.m., 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, Senior Bowling at 1 p.m. at K&L Lanes in Gowanda, fee.

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

Friday: Exercises with Pat at 9 a.m., Painter Center Gym; Movie Day at 1 p.m., Collins Library Community Room. This month’s film is a horror/comedy starring Tyler Perry and Cassi Davis. Popcorn will be served.

** Join in for the “Elvis Christmas, and Country” day trip to Salvatore’s Italian Restaurant on Monday, Dec. 4. Dinner, show and travel by comfortable coach bus, all for $70. Make checks out to: Town of Collins and send to: Town of Collins, PO Box 420, Collins, NY 14034. Checks must be received by Tuesday, Oct. 10. Come on out and enjoy an afternoon with the “King.” Seats are still available for this trip. Call 532-2006 ext. 21 to reserve one!

** Don’t forget the “Crafts Class with Suzie” on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 1 p.m. in the Painter Center Community Room. All materials are included for $12. Call 532-2006 ext. 21 to reserve a seat.

Grape Belt Senior News

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

The October luncheon will be held on Monday, October 23. Please bring a dish to pass.

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

The next board meeting is Oct. 16.

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. 1. 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:

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. Find Grape Belt Seniors on Facebook.

Mayville Senior Citizens

Forty-five senior citizens met for lunch on Sept. 21 at the Mayville VFW. After the delicious lunch consisting of a variety of casseroles, breads, fruits and desserts Bonnie Johnson, President called the meeting to order. Diane Goodrich gave a few “questions to ponder,” a short funny story, and a poem, followed by the Lord’s Prayer. President Johnson then led the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the reading of the secretary and treasurer reports.

Jeff Wagner, Senior Council Representative, reported that United Senior Council is planning a Casino Bus trip on Monday, Nov. 27. The cost is $30 and includes $30 in free play and a lunch buffet. Connie Whitman is the person to contact at 763-0544. Goodwill chairperson, Mary Carlson, listed cards sent since the last meeting. Tour directors, Janet Loomis and Wagner presented an interest survey for possible trips in 2018. They also reminded that payment for the Dec. 10 trip to the Erie Station Dinner Theatre to see “Christmas Memories” is due by Nov. 2. The cost is $83 members and $85 non-members. The kitchen committee, composed of Louise Richir, Joyce Ayers, Nancy Cole and Jane Young, were thanked. Wanda Gustafson, Nomination Committee Head, requested names for officers from the members, especially Vice President for next year. New members Jane Young and Kathy Sukalac were announced and welcomed. Prizes were won by Linda Taylor, John Kroll and Bob Cole.

The seniors were entertained by Pat and George Cook! Pat’s organized presentation of women of country was amazing! Everyone loved the history behind several songs and Pat’s beautiful voice singing them, beginning with Kitty Wells’ “Honky Tonk Angels” and ending with Patsy Cline’s “Crazy”!

The next meeting is scheduled Thursday, Oct. 5 at noon at the Mayville VFW. The guest speaker will be the Sheriff of Chautauqua County, Joseph Gerace. He will be speaking on the major drug problems and the latest scams in the county. Seniors are welcome to attend!

Silver Creek Seniors

Twenty seven members got together for the Sept. 26 meeting. September was a busy month with so much going on. There was painting outside and inside, new tables and chairs were purchased and several members donated items to decorate the inside. Thanks to everyone who volunteered their time or gave decorations. The Club House looks fantastic!

There will be a celebration on Oct. 3 for the renewed Club House. The banquet for the annual installation of Officers will also be on Oct. 3 at 1 p.m.

Lorrie Newman had a joke to tell and Lorraine Bailey sharpened our minds with the following: When the sun comes up, it shines for everyone. When the moon appears in the skies, it beams for everyone’s eyes. We shall always remember that “The Best Things in Life are Free” because ” I’ve Got the Sun in the Morning and the Moon at Night.” Lucky you! Lucky me!

50/50 winners were Bailey, Enabell Mirando and Ellyn Sutehall. Door prizes went to Pat Smielinski, Ed Prowse and Sue Borowski.

There were 10 bingo winners. The following winners each won twice: Carol Prowse and Bailey. Bingo was called by Joan Suski.

Baby pictures are still needed, so please bring one in. See who can name the most baby pictures and get a prize.

All Seniors 55 or older are invited to attend the next meeting on Oct. 3 to celebrate the renewed club house and installation of officers. New members are always welcome.

Westfield Senior Citizens

The Westfield Senior Citizens met on Sept. 14 for the 60th anniversary dinner at the YWCA.

Everyone agreed that the dinner was delicious. Thanks were given for the donated dishes and ham brought by members and the great cake and cupcakes for dessert.

Shirley Kolpien shared two jokes. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. Devotions from “Chicken Soup for the Golden Soul” were read by President Pat Sciarrino.

The secretary’s and treasurer’s reports were read and approved by members.

Ron Van Ord has contacted bus companies and senior groups about day trips. A minimum of 30 people would be needed. Some suggestions were: Letchworth State Park with lunch at Glen Iris Inn, Lockport Canals, Carrousel Museum, Titus Railroad and Tom Ridge Environmental Center in Erie, Pennsylvania. The group will ask Ripley Senior Citizens to join for the trips, or, or may join them in the future for trips.

For one of the winter meetings, Joyce Wainwright will get information on a group of young women from Westfield who play Celtic music.

Door prizes were won by Dolores Kaufman and Wainwright. 50/50 was won by Jean Young.

Flowers on the tables were prizes for correct answers about 60 years ago.

Kaufman is one of the longest participating members.

Get well cards were sent to Mary Cogliano and Betty Wilson. A birthday card was given to Lucille Inwood for her 90th.

The next meeting will be at noon on Oct. 12. Members are asked to bring a dish to pass and personal table service.

Chris from Office for the Aging will speak on Medicare and new options for seniors.

The kitchen committee for October will be Wainwright, Audrey Wilkinson, Young and Trudy Stafford. They are asked to be there early to set up tables and prepare coffee.

Member recited the Serenity Prayer to close the meeting.