Senior News


Aerobics and Weights with Catherine takes place on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9 a.m.

Readers’ Theatre is held the first Wednesday of the month, 10:30 a.m., at the Center.

The May luncheon will take place on May 23, 11:30 a.m. at the Center. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to pass.

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

Forest Lawn Trolley & History – May 30 – with lunch at Curly’s Grille and visit to Pierce Arrow Museum. Be behind Big Lots at 8:15 a.m.

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 due by May 25. Deposit of $75 per person to reserve seats is due now.

Boston, Massachusetts – Aug. 2 to 5. Final payment 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 June 28.

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:

Oh, What a Night! – June 26 – Seneca Allegany (correction of previous information). $75 due now.

Customer Appreciation at Seneca Allegany – June 27. This trip is full.

delLAGO Casino – July 9. This trip is full.

Mamma Mia! – Oct. 30 – Seneca Niagara. $75 due by Sept. 8.

Customer Appreciation at Seneca Niagara – Nov. 7. $25 due by May 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.

Historic Philadelphia and Lancaster County: June 19 to 21. Includes guided sightseeing tour of Philadelphia, Colonial dinner at City Tavern, Independence Park, Liberty Bell Pavillion, 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. Active members are eligible to join the FB group.

Mayville Senior News

The last meeting of the Mayville Senior Citizens was held May 3. After a luncheon of a variety of delicious foods, President Bonnie Johnson began the meeting. Dianne Goodrich told a funny story, a poem, and then led the group in the Lord’s Prayer, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. The Secretary and Treasurer reports were read, followed by the committee reports. Mary Carlson listed the May birthdays and cards sent. She is requesting cards suitable for men and anniversary cards.

The next trip is at the Fulton Canalway. The costs are: members: $76 and non-members: $80 with a deadline final payment due June 1. Call Jeff Wagner 753-7676 or Janet Loomis 761-6687 for registration or more information.

A big Thank You was given to the kitchen committee of Louise Richir, Bill Tornstrom, Nancy Cole and Nancy Peters.

The next meeting is scheduled Thursday, May 17 at noon at the Mayville VFW. Program Chairman, Bill Tornstrom, announced that the special musical guest will be John Savage from Pittsburgh and Mayville. Mr. Savage will play a variety of songs on his guitar, featuring everything from classical to old familiar favorites.

We welcomed one guest, Charles Carlson. Prizes were won by Linda Taylor, Wanda Gustafson, Rex Wilson, President Johnson and Nancy Peters.

Silver Creek Seniors News

The May 8 meeting was called to order with enthusiasm. President Ed Newman warmly welcomed guest Mary Wode of Sunset Bay, long-time friend of Dorothy Miniri. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and “God Bless America” was sung with high respect. Chaplain Miniri offered blessings and thanks for gifts of God’s grace and the spirit of giving. Everyone then savored the sloppy Joes that kids of all ages look forward to. Delightful desserts of fresh fruits and cream puffs completed the light repast. Sincere thanks to all who contributed to the fun and the food.

It’s May! Hooray! Today we dedicated our memory songs to our beautiful songbirds. “While Strolling Through the Park One Day”, we heard “The Woodpecker Song.” “When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbing Along,” let’s reflect on the park bench and “Let’s All Sing Like the Birdies Sing” (the original twitters and tweeters). Happy spring!

50/50 winners were Joan Suski and Miniri twice. Door prizes were won by Mary Congdon, Shirley Sikorski and Sue Duecker. President Newman called mind-sharpening bingo and the winners were Joan Suski thrice, Thelma Hilliker twice, Lorraine Bailey, Eleanor Lemiszko, Sikorski, Wode, Joe Ark, Jan Snyder, Congdon and Sue Borowski.

Several reminders were made: 1.) To vote on the 2018-19 Silver Creek school budget and board member election on May 15 from 1 to 9 p.m. in the high school lobby. 2.) To join the Garden Club on May 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Garden Faire in the Silver Creek Village park, where you will find plants, flowers, bird houses and feeders, silent auction, kids’ projects, crafts, food and vendors. For information, call Ed at 934-2170. 3.) To call Bob or Helen Burt at 467-4681 if interested in the casino bus trip to Seneca Allegany in Salamanca on May 21. There are a few seats available.

The next meeting on May 15 at 1 p.m., at the Senior Clubhouse, Route 5 in Silver Creek will feature a neighborly old-fashioned ice cream social. Bring your favorite sweet toppings if you wish.

The meeting closed with singing “Young at Heart.”

Sinclairville Senior News

The Sinclairville Senior Citizens met recently for a luncheon and a meeting in the Sinclairville Fire Hall Dining room. President Diman Smith welcomed all to the luncheon, and Pastor Phil Shay gave the blessing prior to the meal. The table decorations were provided and set up by June Whipple. The meal was a variety of food dishes brought by those in attendance. A fine meal with ample amounts was enjoyed by all. Much appreciation is extended to all. Thanks go to President Smith for getting the coffee ready for today. Following the luncheon, the drawings were held by President Smith, and the recipients included John Sipos, Martha Harmon, Ann Hellman, Carolyn Hendrickson, Diman Smith, Carol Hetrick, Mrs. Whipple, Margie McIntyre, Robert Minekime, Diane Shaw, Betty Wielgasz, LouAnn Smith, Jim Hendrickson, Louisa Smith, and Terry Fox.

The business meeting opened with the Lord’s Prayer led by President Smith and the Pledge of Allegiance led by secretary Sipos. Secretary Sipos read the minutes from the April meeting. Treasurer Charles Sylvester gave the financial report. Mrs. Wielgasz, who serves as the sunshine chairman, read the list of those who are celebrating birthdays. The birthday song was sung to Sylvester, and to Ray Wood. Smith talked about the successful fundraiser walk-a-thon held to raise funds for the Veterans.

Ms. Shaw talked about Poppy Day being on Friday May 25 and that the Poppies are hand-made, not machine- manufactured. Sipos gave a history of Mother’s Day and then read about some word phrases one does not hear too much anymore, such as “okidoki.”

The annual summer picnic will be held on the Smith grounds in Sinclairville.

Pastor Shay thanked all for the many get well cards received during his recent illness. The next meeting of the group will be on Tuesday June 12, at noon in the Sinclairville Fire Hall dining room. Mrs. Harmon and Ms. Fox will provide the table decorations. All are encouraged to bring a dish of food to add to the meal or a dessert and their own table service. New members are always welcome.