Senior news

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for the

week of July 1 to 7

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

Wednesday: Center is closed – Happy 4th of July!

Friday: Movie day – 1 p.m. in the collins Library Community Room. This month’s film stars Josh Brolin, Miles Telelr and Jeff Bridges. Fresh popcorn will be served.

** Just announced – Don’t miss “An All American Christmas” at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens on Tuesday, Dec. 4. This exciting holiday show features Nashville recording artist “Ricky Lee” performing an uplifting holiday show that will be one to remember! Dinner, show, auction, and travel by comfortable coach bus, all for $75. To sign up, call 532-2006 ext. 21.

** The next AARP Defensive Driving Class will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the L.K. Painter Community Center in Collins. To sign up, call 532-2006 ext. 21 and leave a message with name, phone number, and indicate if planning to purchase the lunch. The fee for the class is $20 for AARP members / $25 for non-members. Make the check out to: “AARP” and send to: Town of Collins, Box 420, Collins, NY 14034. The check just be received before the class date. The fee for the lunch is $3. and will be collected on the morning of the class upon check-in. Class size is limited to 27, so call early to sign up.

Dunkirk Senior Center

Dunkirk Senior Center has had a busy June month. Legal Law attorney Patrick Slagle answered many questions on Wednesday, June 6. On Wednesday, June 13, there was Big Bingo. The United Senior Council meeting on June 14 featured speaker John D’Agostino. The Farmers’ Market has started despite the rain and the member birthday party is the last Wednesday, July 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The July/August newsletter shall be ready June 27 for member pick up at the Center.

On Friday, June 29 at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., workshop OFA SHINE program will begin the first of the series in Healthy Food that Tastes Great, with three more programs being held on Fridays July 6, 13 and 20. These workshops are open to the public. On Saturday, June 30, OFA’s new program, Medicare 101 will be held at the Center at 10 a.m. and is open to the public. All exercise groups are well attended and will keep their hours Monday through Friday. A Board meeting will be held July 10 at 9:30 a.m. with Big Bingo on Wednesday, July 11 at 4 p.m. Senior Center office hours are 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. The center is located at 45 Cliffstar Court in Dunkirk. Call 366-7530 for details. The office will be closed for the July fourth celebration.

Grape Belt Senior News

Aerobics and Weights with Catherine on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9 a.m. (except for July 4).

No Readers’ Theatre in July due to the July 4th holiday.

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

Trips planned for 2018 All trips: First paid, first reserved

Thousand Islands – July 15 to 16. Riverside Resort in Alexandria Bay. Visit Sonnenberg Gardens; mansion tour, and wine tasting. Boat Cruise and visit to Boldt Castle and Singer Castle. Payment should have been made by now.

Boston, Massachusetts – Aug. 2 to 5. Final payment was due by June 8.

A Dam Good Trip – Aug. 22. Mt. Morris Dam, lunch at Big Tree Inn, Abbey of the Genesee with Vespers. Payment due July 5.

A Christmas Carol at Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake – Nov. 18. Lunch at Pillar and Post Inn with time for downtown after performance. Payment due by Oct. 3. (Proof of citizenship required).

Casino Trips – Need to bring photo ID:

delLAGO Casino – July 9. This trip is full.

Mamma Mia! – Oct. 30 – Seneca Niagara. $75 due by Sept. 16.

Customer Appreciation at Seneca Niagara – Nov. 7. $25 due by Sept. 30. Get $30 free slots and buffet.

The Drifters White Christmas – Dec. 11 at Seneca Niagara. $75 due by Oct. 29.

Extended trips for 2018:

The Nova Scotia & Maritimes of Canada: 8 days and 7 nights. Sept. 12 to 19. Proof of citizenship is required. Round trip scheduled air and motorcoach transportation. Visit Peggy’s Cove, Alexander Graham Bell Museum, Cabot Trail, Prince Edward Island, Prince Edward Island National Park, Green Gables, St. John and Reversing Falls, Bay of Fundy, and Annapolis Valley. Final payment past due. There are still spaces available for this trip.

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. Active members are eligible to join the FB group.

Mayville Senior Citizens

Mayville Senior Citizens to meet again July 19

The Mayville Seniors last met on June 21 with Bonnie Johnson, President, welcoming all. The President asked Dianne Goodrich to offer the blessing before the meal. Mary Carlson called the table numbers. After lunch, The President led the Pledge of Allegiance. Edna Brown gave the Treasurer’s report and Izetta Ayling read the Secretary’s report. Carlson listed cards sent to members.

A trip to Letchworth State Park is scheduled Sept. 11 with final payment ($61 member or $65 non-member) due July 26. After exploring the Willliam Pryor Museum, lunch will be served at the Glen Iris Inn. Entree choice for lunch should be given to tour directors. Then travelers will depart the Inn for a two-hour tour with a Park Guide! Call to sign up as soon as possible with Jeff Wagner 753-7676 or Janet Loomis 761-6687.

Thursday, July 19, will be the only meeting in July! If members haven’t yet signed up for a sub, call Johnson to order one before July 11. At the only meeting in August, Thursday, Aug. 16, members will enjoy sloppy joes.

Tickets at $8 each were sold for the Midway Picnic sponsored by Office for the Aging. The picnic is scheduled Aug. 10.

The President welcomed new members, Herb and Laurie Magnuson of Bemus Point.

Door prizes were won by Nancy Navarro, Dolly Gilbert, Linda Taylor and Nancy Cole.

A huge thank you to Bill Ward, local and talented musician, who entertained on guitar and song. A very enjoyable time was had by all!

At the July meeting, there will be guest speakers from Chautauqua Physical and Occupational Therapy of Jamestown. They will present information regarding causes and treatment for back pain. Bring your questions!

Silver Creek Seniors

Our first meeting of the summer season was called to order on June 26. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and “God Bless America” was sung with devotion. President Ed Newman introduced guest Lynn Pumm, a community outreach specialist who spoke about Freedom Care, which allows those who qualify to choose family or friends as paid care-givers. For more information, contact Pumm at 388-6452. Chaplain Dorothy Miniri offered prayers and thanks for gifts of peace, guidance and healing. Strawberry shortcake served with whipped and ice cream was the treat of the day, thanks to the generosity of Richard Feinen Farms, who donated the prized berries for everyone to enjoy. Kudos to the volunteers who prepared the berries.

Happy birthday wishes were sweetly sung to our May 15 and June 26 celebrators, Mary Ann Seibert and Ed Lemiszko.

Summer officially arrived on June 21 at 6:07 a.m. We are now “In the Good Ole Summertime” and ready to go “Cruising Down the River on a Sunday Afternoon.” These sentimental songs were dedicated to our late club member Joe Ark, who passed away on June 24. Dear Joe: you were one of the wittiest, gentle men in our group – so clever and quick with your amusing one-liners. We will remember you “Always.”

50/50 winners were Ellyn Sutehall, Eleanor Lemiszko and Harry Suski. Door prizes won by Ernie Hilliker, Suski and Seibert. Hilliker called mind-sharpening bingo and the winners are Sally Shevlin (twice) Jean McDaneld, Eleanor Lemiszko, Miniri, Shirley Sikorski, Suski and Sutehall.

At the next meeting on July 3 at 1 p.m. at the clubhouse, we will celebrate Independence Day with hot dogs and volunteer side dish donations.

United Senior Citizens

The United Senior Citizens will host July’s meeting on Monday, July 9, at the Fredonia Beaver Club, 64 Prospect St. at noon. July’s catered lunch will be chicken caprese, pasta salad, tossed salad with dressing, fresh green beans, roll with butter and key lime pie. Send your $10 lunch reservation payment made out to the United Senior Citizens to Evonne Hennebery, PO Box 706, Dunkirk, N. Y., 14048 by July 2. Come, treat yourself and/ or a friend to a great lunch, meet Brandi, the gal who makes it happen, and enjoy your patriotic side! The United Senior Citizens wish our fellow Americans a happy Fourth of July!