COLLINS - The next AARP Driving Course to be held at the L. K. Painter Community Center, Main Street, Collins, will be on Tuesday, Aug. 30. Again, this will be a one day course starting at 9 a.m. in the Lounge Room and ending at 3:45 p.m. with a 45-minute lunch break. Price for the course is $12 if an AARP member and $14 otherwise. Payment is by check or money order only, cash is not accepted. Checks must be made payable to AARP and sent to the Collins Town Hall, attention AARP, P.O. Box 420, Collins NY 14034.
Pre-registration is required and can only be made by calling Joan Byrne, 532-2507. Have membership card available when registering. The 50-Plus Senior Program will offer a homemade meal for $2.50 with reservations required at time of registering for the course. Lunch payment will be due the day of the class.
The final two AARP Driving Courses for this year have been scheduled for Oct. 25 and Nov. 29.
Summer senior programs include Quilting with Florence and Open Crafts with Pat Tucker, both on Wednesdays. Quilting with Florence runs from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Community Room of Collins Public Library. Open Crafts starts at 1 p.m. in the center's senior room.
Vacancies are available for the following trips: July 14 Made in America Store, Aug. 25 - Seneca Niagara Casino trip No. 2, and an extended trip Sept.18-22 to Wildwood, N.J. For information or to make reservations call Byrne, 532-2507. Flyers are available in the senior room Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m.
Payment for Made in America and Seneca Niagara Casino trips was due with reservations. Participants are asked to submit now as payment for lunch and the Hidden Valley Animal Adventure must be pre-paid for the Made in America trip. Participants on the Wildwood trip wishing trip insurance can obtain folders in the senior room Wednesday afternoon. Call Byrne for more information.
The 50-Plus Seniors will be assisting at the July 4 Pancake Breakfast for the Town of Collins Liberty Fest. Pre-sale tickets are available from Byrne, Mickey Cummings or at the Town Clerk's Office at the Collins Town Hall. Pre-sale tickets are $6 for adults, age 16 years and over, $4 for children age 6-15, and kids, age 5 and under, free.
Mary Cummings, vice president of the Friends of Collins Public Library, has been asked to chair a bake sale at Legislator John Mills Hot Dog Sale Saturday, June 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Collins Library. Donated baked goods will be gratefully accepted starting at 10:30 a.m. at the library. For more information, call Cummings at 532-5836.
Collins Center Seniors
COLLINS CENTER - The motor coach for West Side Story at Shea's will depart from Gabels' parking lot at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.
A few seats are available for the Tuesday, July 12, Locks and Carousels trip to historic Lockport, including a canal cruise, a canal-side buffet lunch, a stop at Olcott Beach's Carousel Park, tea at Murphy's Orchard and a visit to the barn where people escaping from slavery between 1850 and 1861 were sheltered. The coach will depart at 8:30 a.m. and return at 7 p.m. Payment is due.
A few seats are also available for the "42nd Street" trip at Merry Go Round Playhouse in the Finger Lakes on Friday, Aug. 5. Payment is due.
Seats are available for the trip to Black Hills of South Dakota Sept. 6-15, including a luxury motor coach, nine nights lodging, eight dinners and breakfasts, featuring Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorials with lots of other interesting stops. Non-members are welcome.
Several fall trips are being planned, including an Oct. 4 journey to see "Diva & The Italian Guy" a unique cabaret act at Tillman's Historic Village Inn, a trip to see "The Lion King" at Shea's in Buffalo followed by dinner at Prime 490 Restaurant on Oct. 27, and a November excursion to the Fabulous Food Show in Cleveland. A Christmas show and dinner at Salvatore's Italian Gardens in December is also being arranged.
Contact Irene Pfeifer at 532-4268 or Bridget Farner at 532-9586 for more information. Make checks payable to Collins Center Seniors, 13851 Quaker St., Collins, NY 14034
Cassadaga, Stockton, Lily Dale Senior Citizens
CASSADAGA - The May meeting of the Cassadaga, Stockton, Lily Dale Senior Citizens was held May 9 at the Cassadaga American Legion with 37 members present. A tureen dinner at noon was enjoyed by all. The door prize was won by Janice Carlson and the 50/50 drawings were won by Dick Hamilton, Helen Rich and Marge Carlson. The blessing before dinner was given by Pastor Richard Hamilton of the Stockton Community Church.
May birthdays were recognized for Florine Christy, Charlie Meder, Mickey Hamilton and Buelah Williams. May anniversaries were celebrated by Charlie and Dorothy Reading (67 years) and Don and Lois Frantz (64 years). June Wollett thanked the kitchen committee for this month. The June kitchen committee will be coordinated by Ruth Swanson.
The business meeting was opened with the salute to the flag and the singing of God Bless America. Co-Secretary Donna Meder read the minutes of the April meeting and Florine Christy gave the treasurer's report with a balance of $1,927.41. Ken Wise made a motion to accept the reports and Ruth Swanson seconded the motion. They were approved. Sick members are Richard Kennedy and Katherine Albiet who is at the Heritage Green Nursing Home. Announced were the deaths of member Dean Courson and Charlie and Dorothy Readings' son.
An announcement was made that the annual "Walk Around the Lake" to benefit the Library will be held June 21 starting at 10 a.m. Also an invitation to the Flag Day Program at Cassadaga Elementary School June 14 was announced. The next meeting will be June 13 at the American Legion in Cassadaga with a tureen dinner at noon.
The annual Picnic will be held July 11 at the American Legion Pavilion in Cassadaga. A tureen dinner will be held at noon. Everyone is to bring a dish to pass, their own table service and drink. A donation will be given to the Cassadaga American Legion for use of the pavilion. The Aug. 8 meeting will be held at the Cassadaga American Legion with a chicken barbecue at noon. Everyone is to bring a dish to pass and their own table service.
Entertainment for the afternoon was Hank Elling of Forestville singing and playing his guitar. Everyone enjoyed his music which included many old favorites.
The next meeting will be held June 13 at the Cassadaga American Legion with a tureen luncheon at noon. New members are welcome.
Dunkirk Federated Seniors
The Dunkirk Federated Seniors met at the Dunkirk Senior Center on Tuesday. President Loretta Hemink led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of "God Bless America." A moment of silence was observed for service men and women.
A reading entitled "Blessings at Daybreak" was given by Chaplain Josie Wierczynski.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Wierczynski. They were accepted as read by Charlene Hallmark with a second by Marian Genovese.
The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Ruth Mackowiak. It was accepted as read by Betty Kornzewski with a second by Irene Christopher.
Attendance prizes were won by: first, Helen Barone; second, Hallmark; and third, Wierczynski.
Helper of the day was Hallmark and others who assisted.
The kitchen committee for June 21 is Wierczynski.
Refreshments were served and some members played cards. New members are always welcome.
Lake Shore Senior Citizens
The Lake Shore Senior Citizens met at the Dunkirk Senior Center on Wednesday. President Charlene Hallmark led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of "God Bless America."
A reading entitled "Colored with Love" was given by Chaplain Loretta Hemink. The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Hemink.
The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Sophia Urbanik. It was accepted as read by Dorothy Cooper with a second by Jane Steffan.
Raffle "two" ticket drawing was won by members. Helper of the day was Stella Michalak and others who assisted.
The kitchen committee for July 22 is Ronnie Ginley and Hallmark.
The club's dinner is July 6 at 4 p.m. The menu consists of beef on weck and quarter chicken, potatoes, salad, baked beans, coleslaw, rolls and butter. Dessert is sundae cups.
Mayville Senior Citizens
MAYVILLE - President Joyce Ayres greeted 49 members of the Mayville Senior Citizens on June 3 as they met for lunch. Louise Richir, Bonnie Johnson, Dolly Gilbert and Mary Carlson set the tables and made the coffee.
Chaplain Dianne Goodrich read "Why Parents Drink," "The Secret of a Good Marriage" and "God Bless You Always" and led the group in prayer.
After the flag salute, Ayres conducted the business meeting. Secretary Izetta Ayling read the minutes and Treasurer Edna Brown gave the financial report. Goodwill chair Mary Carlson reported that she had sent several cards and announced there were two Life Members celebrating birthdays in June. They are Fran Anderson and Marguerite Brightman. Others celebrating are: Sarah Erickson, Betty Johnson, Ruth Ann Alday, Betty Barnes, Francis Graham and Ed Davis. Those celebrating wedding anniversaries are Ronald and Gloria Moore and James and Ruth Stacy.
Trip co-chairs Sandy Anderson and Jean Kelsey announced that those going on the Chautauqua Belle trip on June 16 should report to the Mayville Lakeside Park at 10:30 a.m. to board the boat at 10:45 for the trip down the lake and lunch. Payment for that trip was due at the meeting. There are only four seats available for the trip to Cambridge Springs on July 19. Those interested in going on the trip may call either Anderson or Kelsey at once as payment must be sent shortly.
Roger Klossner is now a member of the Mayville Senior Citizens. Guest Brendon Klossner was made welcome.
The person whose name was drawn for the lottery was not present, so it grows. Nancy Tornstrom won the door prize.
Program Chair Claudia Wittenbrook introduced Jody Shurman from Independent Health who spoke about Medicare, HMO's and PPO's and the "Red Shirt" treatment.
The next meeting of the Mayville Senior Citizens will be a picnic in the VFW Pavilion on July 21 at noon. Hot dogs and beverage will be provided. Those attending should bring a "picnic type " dish to pass and their own table service.
Pioneers Social Club
FORESTVILLE - Pioneers Social Club President Arlene Miller called the meeting to order at the Forestville Municipal Building on Monday. Dorothy Scheider led the Pledge of Allegiance and Norma Steward gave the opening prayer. Miller introduced two ladies representing Amedisys Home Healthcare. Toni explained all of the related services.
Miller called the meeting to order and roll call was taken by Marion Ziecker with 24 answering. The minutes were read from the May 2 meeting. They were accepted as read with a minor change.
Treasurer Betty Kuzora gave her report. Bills were paid and accepted.
"Happy Birthday" was sung to Barb Tower and Lois Bentzoni for June birthdays. Sunshine gal Peg Heiden sent a sympathy card to Carol McEntarfer. The food committee for July 11 meeting is Donna Nobles, Carol Pierce, and Loretta and Norris Nobles. The lunch drawings were won by Logan and Shirley Bostaph. The 50/50 drawings were won by Marlene Bradigan and Molly Meadows.
Miller thanked Enebel Mirando and Wilma Crowell for their help with dinner on May 19. The United Seniors Council will be in Harmony on theirs on June 9 at 10 a.m.
Coupons were collected and Nancy Wilson will send them out.
Donuts and coffee were enjoyed by all?
Share and Care Seniors
The Share and Care board of directors met on Tuesday for their monthly meeting at 32 Moore Ave., Fredonia, 9:30 a.m. President Dorothea Janczak opened the meeting and the board heard monthly reports from Treasurer Mayme Joy and Secretary Margaret Larson. Both reports were passed as presented.
Lucille Rizzo, Sunshine chairperson, reported that get-well cards were sent to June Stahley and Rosalie Taylor. Members are encouraged to call Rizzo at 673-1565 if they know of any Share and Care members who are ill and would like to receive a card.
The board members signed a get-well and thank-you card to Charles Collesano who recently sent a $200 donation to Share and Care. Collesano wrote, "I am enclosing my annual Share and Care donation for the excellent services of your organization for the seniors of the Fredonia-Dunkirk area. I have just turned 90 years old, and I understand the needs of the elderly. Continue your good work. Best wishes and regards to all."
Collesano was a past resident of Fredonia and a prominent practicing attorney.
Betty Klawon reported on the planned comedy theatre bus trip called "Honky Tonk Angels" to take place on Tuesday, July 26, to the Riverside Inn, (near Erie, Pa.). The discount price for Share and Care members is $64 per person, $74 for others. Make checks payable to Share and Care seniors. Reservations deadline is July 8. The trip includes lunch/show, meal tax and gratuities and round trip transportation.
The meal will accommodate vegetarians and others will have a meat choice. Pick-up time and location will be 10:15 a.m. at the D&F Plaza (behind Big Lots). Arrival home will be approximately, 5:30 p.m. Call Klawon at 679-0726 for reservations.
The future Share and Care next party will be the annual indoor picnic to be held on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Fredonia Beaver Club banquet room. Rose Cerrie will be in charge of reservations and memberships. Details to be discussed at the next board meeting on Tuesday, July 5, at 9:30 a.m. at 32 Moore Ave., Fredonia. For more information on Share and Care, call Janczak at 673-1049.