COLLINS - The first 50-Plus Senior Tuesday Lunch of the fall season will be held Tuesday at noon in the senior room of L. K. Painter Community Center, Main Street. Due to the Columbus Day holiday falling on Monday, reservations are to be made by noon on Friday. However anyone missing the date can call 532-2507 on Sunday. The price remains at $2.50 and menu is baked beans, hot dog, potato chips, dessert and beverages.
The center is closed on legal holidays and all Monday senior activities are canceled. In addition to the Tuesday Lunch, gentle arthritis exercises will be held at 10 a.m. in the gym.
Indoor Walking and Exercises with Pat Tucker lead off Wednesday programs at 9 a.m. in the gym. Other Wednesday activities are Quilting with Florence, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Community Room of Collins Public Library. For more information, call Florence Reynolds, 532-3075.
Also on Wednesday, Senior Bowling is offered at 1 p.m. at K & L Lanes, Gowanda. Cost is $1.75 a game or 3 games for $5. Wednesday Open Crafts with Pat Tucker is held at 1 p.m. in the senior room of the center. The only program on Thursday is Gentle Arthritis Exercises at 10 a.m. in the gymnasium.
In addition to Indoor Walking and Exercise at 9 a.m. Friday the first Pot Luck Lunch of the fall will be held at noon in the senior room. Bring a dish to pass. Table service and beverages are furnished. Representatives of the Rural Transit Service will be guests and give a brief presentation. Sequence Board Game and/or cards will follow.
The first fall Pinochle and Euchre Card Party will be held Sunday, Oct. 16 at 1:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. The $5 price includes cash table prizes and luncheon.
There are still a few openings for the Oct. 25 AARP Driving Class. Pre-registration is required and can only be made by calling 532-2507.
Collins Center Seniors
COLLINS - The September meeting for the Collins Center Seniors was well attended and, as always, the pot-luck lunch was enjoyed by all. There will be a surprise luncheon for members only at the Oct. 24. meeting. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Norma Pine at 532-9098 by Oct. 14. Members are asked to bring nonperishable food items for the local food pantries. Dues are due by the January meeting and can be paid any time before leaving for winter destinations.
The motor coach for the trip to Seneca Niagara Casino on Oct. 17 will depart from the parking lot behind the stores on Main Street in Gowanda at 8:45 a.m.
On Friday, Nov. 11, the club is off to Cleveland to the Fabulous Food Show. Experience the Midwest's premier culinary event of the year. Reserved seats for a live cooking demonstrations by celebrity specialist Bobby Flay. Live cooking demonstrations by regional chefs, cake, pastry, candy, chocolate bar by popular confectioners and pastry chefs. Sample a variety of special foods and taste wine and spirits. Check out the market place with cookware, gadgets and more. Seats are available and non-members are welcome.
Frankie Avalon is returning to the Seneca Niagara Casino Dec. 7. The trip includes transportation by luxury motor coach and tickets for 1:30 p.m. show, passengers will receive $15 for slot play and $10 for food. Seats are available and non-members are welcome.
The Halos 'n Holly luncheon and Christmas show at Salvatore's Italian Gardens on Dec. 12 is full.
On Feb. 4, the seniors will take a trip to see the 2:30 p.m. show of "A Chorus Line" at the historic 1776 Lancaster Opera House, preceded by lunch at Salvatore's Garden Place Hotel Courtyard. A limited number of tickets are available.
Several new, fun and different trips for 2012 will be introduced at the October meeting. For more information, 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 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 "Burden" was given by Chaplain Josie Wierczynski. The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Wierczynski. They were accepted as read by Marian Genovese with a second by Charlene Hallmark.
The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Ruth Mackowiak. It was accepted as read by Irene Christopher with a second by Arlene Griswold.
Attendance prizes were won by Hallmark, Wierczynski and Jean Kubera.
Helper of the day was Betty Korzeniewski and others who assisted. The kitchen committee for Oct. 11 is Wierczynski.
Lake Shore Senior Citizens
Lake Shore Senior Citizens met at the Dunkirk Senior Center on Wednesday, Oct. 5. President Charlene Hallmark led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of "God Bless America."
A reading entitled "Tis a Little Journey" was given by Chaplain Loretta Hemink. The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Hemink. They were accepted as read by Jean Kubera with a second by Dorothy Sarzyniak.
The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Sophia Urbanik. It was accepted as read by Hemink with a second by Irene Christopher.
Attendance prizes were won by Agnes Warner, Barb Barberich and Mary Dworak.
Helper of the day was Stella Michalak and others who assisted.
The kitchen committee for Oct. 12 is Hallmark and Hemink.
The harvest dinner is for paid-up members on Oct. 19.
Mt. Carmel Social Club
SILVER CREEK - President Tampio called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance. Chaplain Morabito read a poem called "God's Paintbrush in the Fall."
Secretary Hilliker read the minutes and they were approved as read. Acting Financial Secretary Jeannette Mula gave her report and it was approved as well. Dues are due in October. Members are asked to see Marie Sack. Roll call was taken with 32 members present.
The election of officers was held Oct. 5. The elected slate of officers for 2012 is as follows: President Carm Tampio, First Vice President Dorothy Miniri, Second Vice President Josie Crino, Treasurer Marie Sack, Secretary Thelma Hilliker, Temporary Financial Secretary Jeanette Mula acting for Nina Botticello.
The Harvest Dinner will be held Oct. 19. All are asked to bring a dish to pass.
Mt. Carmel will have a baked goods table for the upcoming craft show on Oct. 15. Each member should bring a baked item for the sale. The doors will open at 7 a.m. The installation of officers will take place at the Colony on Nov. 2. The committee for the event is Angie Logan, Ruth Dolce, Dorothy Miniri and Dorothy Mangano.
The Sacks are sponsoring a trip to the Seneca Niagara Falls Casino on Monday, Oct. 17. A $20 coin voucher and a $5 food voucher will be provided. The bus leaves Mt. Carmel, Silver Creek at 10:45 a.m. Call the Sacks at 934-3547 for further information.
The 50/50 was held by Leo Morabito and Joe Meck. Bingo was called by Melanie Bates and Dorothy Miniri.
The club is open for membership and welcomes newcomers.
Share and Care Seniors
The Share and Care board of directors met on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 9:30 p.m. at 32 Moore Ave., Fredonia. Final plans were discussed for the upcoming harvest party to be held on Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Fredonia Beaver Club. The doors will open at 3 p.m. for registration. Live music will be provided from 3 to 4:30 p.m. by Joe Icuclano, accordianist, and by Phil Favato, vocalist and saxophonist, playing old-time favorites for listening and dancing pleasure. Card players are welcomed to attend. Hors d'oeuvres and fruit punch will be available as well as cash bar. Beavertail Caterers will serve a buffet meal at approximately 5:15 p.m. The board agreed on the following menu: baked chicken quarters, Italian sausage, Polish sausage, rolls, small red potatoes, cooked mixed vegetables, tossed salad/dressing, and ice cream for dessert. Coffee and tea will be available. Following the meal, quarter bingo will be played with $5 cash prizes for 10 games. The required pre-paid reservation by Friday, Oct. 14, is $5 for Share and Care members and $10 for non-members ($5 will go towards membership for the remainder of 2011 and for all of 2012.)
New members should provide their date of birth and telephone number. Make checks payable to Share and Care Seniors and mail to P.O.Box 446, Fredonia, NY 14063 by Friday, Oct. 14. For more information on party reservations and membership, call Rose Cerrie at 679-4386. In other business, sunshine chairperson Lucille Rizzo reported that she sent a sympathy card to the family of recently deceased member Guy Epolito.
The next Share and Care board meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 9:30 a.m. Anyone interested in joining the board is welcome to attend and observe. Contact Phyllis Laurito, nomination chairperson, at 679-1060. The main function of the board is to plan meaningful and interesting programs for senior citizens. The board wants seniors to get out and socialize in a friendly atmosphere. Members encourage seniors to attend the parties either alone or with a friend. There is always someone to converse with.
Betty Klawon has helped put together photo albums and old pictures of Share and Care activities and members for people to look over and enjoy. For more information, on Share and Care, call Janczak at 673-1049.
Sheridan Happy Seniors
SHERIDAN - Sheridan Happy Seniors met Sept. 30 at St. Bosco Hall with 36 members present. President Ellyn Sutehall asked Mabel Warner to offer a prayer to begin the session in place of Arlene Miller, chaplain, after which all joined in saying the pledge to the flag and singing "God Bless America" and the Happy Seniors Song. Roll call was given by Mabel Warner. Jo Wehust is still in need of prayer for her recovery from a fall in her home.
Minutes were read by the secretary and passed.
Oct. 12 is the senior trip to Medina and Lockport. Members who are going should be at St. Bosco Hall by 7:30 a.m. The bus leaves at 8 a.m. with return at 5 p.m. Oct. 14 is the Chinese auction at 1 p.m. Members are asked to bring their sale items early.
Mabel Warner, Gertie Syper and Joanne Martin are the nominating committee. The group decided not to have meetings Nov. 25 because it is the day before Thanksgiving, and Dec. 23, which is close to Christmas.
The food committee for Oct. 14 is Pat Smith, Syper, Bob and Ellyn Sutehall and Barb Tower.
Bob Sutehall, program person, introduced James Redmond, district manager of Social Security in Dunkirk, to speak. Social Security reaches almost every family and at some point will touch the lives of all Americans. It helps not only older Americans but workers who become disabled and families in which a spouse or parent dies. The current Social Security system is more than retirement, there are benefits for the disabled, a spouse or child of a worker who died, a dependent parent of a worker, depending on the circumstances someone may be eligible at any age. Contact the Dunkirk Office for the Aging for more information.
The 50/50 was won by Jeanie Strauser and the Riles and Woolley drawing was won by Joan Guzik.
Silver Creek Seniors
SILVER CREEK - Silver Creek Seniors met Tuesday on Route 5 in their senior building with 27 members in attendance. President Ed Newman called the meeting to order with all saying the pledge to the flag and singing "God Bless America" followed by a prayer with Dorothy Miniri. Prayers needed for Bob Kittell in the hospital at Lake Shore, also Dan Conney who has to have surgery. Len and Ava Dingeldey were welcomed back.
Seventy-two people received flu shots at the Senior Center Saturday, Oct. 1. Minutes of Sept. 27 were read and approved by Mary Ann Seibert, seconded by Len Dingeldey.
Treasurer Lorrie Newman gave the monthly report and was passed as read by Milt Griewisch and Dorothy Miniri.
Hole Parker drawing won by Evie Martin. The 50/50 drawing won by Lucille Wells, Conrad Pawlak, and Rose Falcone.
Jokes were read by John Krestic. Senior Bingo was called by Joan Suski. Refreshments were served by Conrad Pawlak and Dorothy Miniri.
The Oct. 11 group will meet at noon at the Colony Restaurant for lunch and installation. The food committee for Oct. 18 is Jane Parker, Joyce Snyder to celebrate September and October birthdays.