Senior Briefs

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for the week of Aug. 5 to 11

Sunday, Aug. 5: Pickle Ball with Lois at 6:30 p.m., Collins Town Park.

Wednesday, Aug. 7: Exercises with Pat at 10 a.m., L.K. Painter Center Yellow Room; Quilting with Florence at 10:30 a.m., Collins Library Community Room; Games & Crafts with Pat at 1 p.m., Painter Center Yellow Room.

** 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 reserve a seat, call 532-2006 ext. 21 and leave a message with your name, phone number, and if planning to have the lunch prepared by the senior program. 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 or money order must be received before the class date. The fee for lunch is $3 and will be collected upon check-in on the morning of the class. The class size is limited to 27, so call early.

**The “An All American Christmas” show and dinner at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens on Tuesday, Dec. 4 is filling up fast! Call 532-2006 ext. 21 to sign up.

Upcoming Dunkirk Senior Center Trips

The Dunkirk Senior Center has a number of upcoming trips.

Stop by the Center at 45 Cliffstar Court in Dunkirk, check the newsletter or call 366-7530 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. for details.

An overnight casino trip to del LAGO Resort & Casino is planned for Sunday, Nov. 18 and Monday, Nov. 19. Registration for this trip begins Tuesday, Sept. 4. The $175 (double occupancy) cost includes $30 in slot play bonus upon arrival, lodging, dinner the first night and breakfast prior to departure. Optional insurance for double occupancy can be purchased at $17. See fliers for details. Taking reservations now.

Day trips and one other extended trip include:

Seneca Niagara Casino: Tuesday, Aug. 28. $31 per person includes $25 slot bonus and $5 food credit. This trip is sold out. There is a waiting list only.

Atlantic City Casino Trip: Sunday, Sept. 9 through Thursday, Sept. 13. $430 per double occupancy. This trip is sold out. There is a waiting list only.

del Lago Customer Appreciation Casino Trip: Monday, Sept. 17. $36 per person includes $25 slot bonus and free buffet. This trip is sold out. There is a waiting list only.

Fall mystery trip: Thursday, Sept. 27. $70 per person. Enjoy a scenic ride and enjoy lunch where you may choose from pulled pork, roasted turkey or pancakes. Other fun stops along the way! Taking reservations now.

Autumn Erie shopping spree: Wednesday, Oct. 17. $27 includes trip and lunch at the Golden Corral. Stops planned are Boscoms and the Mill Creek Mall Christmas store. Sign-up begins Monday, Aug. 6.

Buffalo Creek Casino Customer Appreciation trip: Monday, Oct. 29. $41 per person. $40 casino bonus, but no food allowance. Sign-up begins Monday, Aug. 13.

Grape Belt Senior News

Aerobics and Weights with Catherine on Monday, Wednesday and Friday resume on Monday, Aug. 6 at 9 a.m. Tai Chi with Sam will follow at 10:30 a.m., but not on Friday, Aug. 10.

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

A Dam Good Trip – Aug. 22. Mt. Morris Dam, lunch at Big Tree Inn, Abbey of the Genesee with Vespers. Payment due July 5. Departing at 8:15 a.m. from behind Big Lots.

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:

NEW trip – Customer Appreciation Day at Seneca Allegany – Wednesday, Aug. 29. $30 due by Aug. 6. $30 free slot play and buffet lunch. Be behind Big Lots at 9 a.m.

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. There are still spaces available for this trip.

David Wendt will be at the Center on Friday, Aug. 10 at 10:30 a.m. for the pre-departure meeting for Nova Scotia.

David Wendt will be at the Center on Monday, Aug. 27 at 10:30 a.m. to discuss trips being planned for 2019: Washington, DC in April; New York City July 4 to 6; and Germany, Austria and Switzerland in September.

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.

Mt. Carmel Seniors

The Mt. Carmel Seniors met Wednesday, Aug. 1 with special guest Jeanette Mula in attendance. Members recited the Pledge of Allegiance and the opening prayer was offered. All reports were brought up to date. The group discussed the community wide yard sale to be held on Saturday, Aug. 4 and the special trash and treasure sale which will be set up in the Mt. Carmel Hall, Central Ave., Silver Creek. The sale at Mt. Carmel will open at 7 a.m. Pauline Flitt and Joanne Kerley are the chairpersons.

President Carm Tampio led a discussion of future plans and recent events. Refreshments were served.

The next meeting will be on Aug. 15 at the Sunset Bay Restaurant, 954 Main St., Irving at 12:30 p.m. Call the president 934-3349 to let her know of plans to attend.

Silver Creek Seniors

The July 31 meeting opened on the last day of the month with 34 in attendance. President Ed Newman conveyed a warm welcome-back to Auleen Robinson and introduced guests Kathy Markham-Hebb, daughter of Joyce Markham, Paul Doucette; Hanna of Erie County; and five other visitors from surrounding areas who singled out the Silver Creek Senior Center to visit for the first time. Doucette stated that they all were very impressed with how things were functioning at our club. A good-humored time was had by all and future visits may be forth-coming. President Newman then introduced Tami-Jo Smith, who announced that all club members are invited to the summer picnics at St. Columban’s on the Lake, which will take place on Aug. 9 (hobo theme) and Aug. 16 (circus theme). Joan Suski then shared the quip of the day regarding an outstanding restaurant on the moon. Sadly, it had no atmosphere.

As promised, our centenarian, Joyce Markham, has revealed her secret of longevity – “stay active and keep breathing.” To this day, Joyce continues to read Sports Illustrated from cover to cover. As a former phys ed teacher, Joyce is living a happy, healthy life.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and “God Bless America” was sung with emotion. Chaplain Dorothy Miniri invoked blessings of thanks and appreciation for the comfort of our guests, visitors, club members and for the food to be shared. Corn on the cob served with butter was the treat of the day thanks to the generosity of Richard Feinen Farms, who donated the nourishing veggie. More thanks to volunteers who shucked the corn and all who provided delicious dishes to pass.

50/50 winners were Harry Suski, Ellyn Sutehall and Jean McDaneld. Door prizes were won by Ed Newman, Pauline Flitt and Eleanor Lemiszko. President Newman called mind-sharpening bingo and the winner were Jen Zlotnick, Jan Snyder, Flitt (twice), Lorrie Newman, Markham-Hebb (twice), Claudia Markham, Miniri (twice), Ernie Hilliker, Harry Suski and Thelma Hilliker.

A reminder was made to advise that the Saturday, Aug. 4, Silver Creek Village Yard Sale will start early at 7 a.m. in the Mt. Carmel auditorium. And don’t forget the St. Rose Lawn Fete in Forestville on Sunday, Aug. 5 from noon to 6 p.m. At the next meeting on Aug. 7 on 1 p.m. at the Senior Clubhouse, a salad bar will be furnished thanks to volunteers’ generosity.