Senior News

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

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

Monday: Exercises with Pat at 9 a.m., Painter Center gym.

Tuesday: Active Senior Aerobics with Kim at 9 a.m., Painter Center gym, small fee

Wednesday: Exercises with Pat at 9 a.m., Painter Center gym; Quilting with Florence at 10:30 a.m., Collins Library Community Room; Games & Crafts with Pat at 1 p.m., Painter Center Rose Room.

Thursday: Beginning Yoga at 9 a.m., Painter Center gym.

Friday: Exercises with Pat at 9 a.m., Painter Center gym; Movie Day – 1 p.m. at the Collins Library. This month’s feature is a WWII film. fresh popcorn will be served.

If signed up for the “Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruise” day trip on Tuesday, June 5, the check is due no later than May 2. Make the check out to: “Town of Collins” and mail to: Town of Collins, Box 420, Collins, NY 14034.

Dunkirk Senior Center trips

The trip schedule is as follows;

Day trips:

Thursday, May 10: Jack’s Cleveland Casino trip, includes $25 free slot play and 20 percent off buffet. Price $37 per member. Tickets still available.

Tuesday, June 26: Seneca Allegany Casino matinee Frankie Valli tribute show, includes $25 slot bonus and free buffet. Price: $75 per person. Tickets still available.

Monday, June 11: del Lago customer appreciation trip, includes $25 slot bonus and free buffet. $36 per person. Sign-up begins Monday, April 9.

Monday, July 30: del Lago customer appreciation trip, includes $25 slot bonus and free buffet. $36 per person. Sign-up begins Monday, April 16.

Wednesday, July 18: Lockport Canal Cruise, includes a trip to Becker Farms. $97 per person. Sign-up begins Monday, May 14.

Monday, Sept. 17: del Lago customer appreciation trip, includes $25 slot bonus and free buffet. Sign-up date to be announced.

Thursday, Sept. 27: Fall mystery trip. Lunch at Sprague’s, choice of three entrees. Two to three stops and sightseeing. $70 per person. Sign-up date to be announced.

Extended trips:

Aug. 12 and 13: Thousands Islands. $365 per person. Sign-up begins Monday, April 2.

Sept. 9 through 13: Atlantic City. $430 per person. Sign-up begins Monday, April 2.

Stop by the Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court, for fliers for either trip. With questions, call the Center at 366-7530.

Mt. Carmel Senior News

Over 20 Seniors met on a rainy Thursday to attend the clubs rescheduled second monthly meeting in the Parish Auditorium’s Gathering Room.

After a pledge to the flag, and a prayer, a short business meeting was conducted by Club President Carm Tampio. Reports on the health of infirm members was a prime topic.

It was noted that the month of May meetings are now back on normal schedule (Wednesdays, May 2 and May 16).

Plans will be made during the May 2 regular meeting for the annual Mothers, Fathers Day outing to be held on May 16 at a local restaurant. The refreshment committee for the May 2 meeting is Judy Hawn, and Janet Lasker.

Club Vice President Pauline Flitt surprised the group and passed out “Goodie Bags” containing senor friendly “munchies.”

Refreshments were served by the committee of Josie Crino and Nancy Greco.

Most seniors participated in various card games which followed.

Club membership remains open to seniors in their mid 50s or older.

Interested seniors may contact Club Vice President Flitt at 934 4324.

Silver Creek Seniors

The April 24 meeting was called to order with 30 seniors in attendance. President Ed Newman warmly welcomed guest Dorothy Merrill, friend of Judy Hahn, both residents of Forestville. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and “God Bless America” was sung with respect.

After Chaplain Dorothy Miniri bestowed blessings of gratefulness and good will, kettles of hearty ham and bean, chicken noodle and stuffed pepper soups were made ready to warm the depths of every heart. Something to go with soup included rye and Italian breads, cookies, banana bread, mini cinni rolls, crackers and fruit salad.

Thanks to everyone who prepared this wholesome sustenance.

Sue Duecker gratuitously made available tins of herb season mix, chai tea and healing salve. Thank you, Sue, for those herbal delights from your own garden.

It’s been said that our human eyes are limited. We have only two and they are not as keen as the eyes of some other creatures. But we can try to see with our hearts. Today’s memory songs of “Blue Spanish Eyes” are saying “I Only Have Eyes for You.” May you always look at people through the eyes in your heart.

50/50 winners were Carol Prowse, Jan Snyder and Mary Congdon. Door prizes were won by Congdon, Bob Sutehall and Duecker.

President Newman called mind-sharpening bingo and the lucky winners were Mary Ann Seibert, Prowse, Jean McDaneld, Thelma Hilliker, Snyder, Helen Burt and Eleanor Lemiszko. The final big winner was Hilliker.

The next meeting is on Tuesday, May 1 at 1 p.m. at the Senior clubhouse on Route 5 in Silver Creek. Pizza will be the order of the day.

United Senior Citizens news

The United Senior Citizens will host May’s meeting on Monday, May 14 at the Fredonia Beaver Club at noon and election of officers will take place. April’s happy raffle winners were Birdie Walczak, Marge Gennuso and John Wiedenhoffer. May’s catered lunch will consist of lemon-rosemary balsamic chicken quarters, roasted red potatoes, fresh green beans, tossed salad, Italian bread and cherry pie. Send the $10 lunch reservation payment made out to United Senior Citizens to Evonne Hennebery, PO Box 706, Dunkirk, NY 14048 by May 7.

Westfield Senior Citizens

At the most recent meeting of the Westfield Senior Citizens, The New Horizons Dixie Ensemble entertained the Westfield Senior Citizens before dinner served by the Westfield Women’s Organization. Several delicious soups, breads and desserts were enjoyed by 27 members and two visitors, plus the band members.

The meeting was called to order with the Pledge of Allegiance. Shirley Kolpien shared a couple of jokes. President Pat Sciarrino read a devotion from “Chicken Soup for the Golden Soul.”

New members Marybelle Beigh and Carolyn Clancy were introduced. Pauline Emilson’s cousin and Betty Ward’s brother were welcomed.

Minutes were read by secretary Ann Cochran and accepted with corrections.

Treasurer Pat Everts reported that a memorial was sent to Westfield Memorial Hospital in memory of Harry Ward. The report was read and approved.

Sunshine chairman Dolores Kaufman shared a reading “April Fool, I’m a Girl.” Birthdays for April are Jean Young and Lolita Ramos.

Ron Van Ord is still looking into day trips for club members. There is a train ride in June. A trip to Kentucky to the “Creation” and “Noah’s Ark” was discussed.

Trudy Stafford was high bidder on the auction for an umbrella. Emilson will bring an item next month. Nancy Peters will bring one in June.

The door prize was won by Dave Cochran.

The May 10 meeting will welcome Sheriff Joe Gerace speaking on concerns of seniors.

W.W.O. members were thanked for the soup and dessert supper.

Members are asked to bring a dish to pass and personal table service to the May 10 meeting.

The kitchen committee will be Joyce Wainwright, Darla Augur and Ruth Carris. The 50/50 was won by Trudy Stafford.

The Serenity Prayer was recited by club members to end the meeting.

Grape Belt Senior News

Aerobics and Weights with Catherine has resumed on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9 a.m.

Readers’ Theatre is the first Wednesday of the month, 10:30 a.m., at the Center. The next date is May 2.

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

Phantom of the Opera – May 6 is full. Depart from behind Big Lots at 10:15 a.m.

Forest Lawn Trolley & History – May 30th – with lunch at Curly’s Grille and visit to Pierce Arrow Museum. Payment is due by May 1. 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 June 1. Deposit of $75 per person to reserve seats is due now.

Boston, Massachusetts – Aug. 2 to 5. Final payment due by June 15.

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. 10. (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 by May 15.

Customer Appreciation at Seneca Allegany – June 27 – $31 due June 1. Get $30 free slot dollars and free lunch buffet.

delLAGO Casino – July 9. $32 due by June 7. Get $25 free slots plus free lunch buffet, with a stop at Sauder’s Amish Store.

Mamma Mia! – Oct. 30 – Seneca Niagara. $75 due by Sept. 15.

Customer Appreciation at Seneca Niagara – Nov. 7. $25 due by Oct 6. Get $30 free slots and buffet.

The Drifters White Christmas – Dec. 11 at Seneca Niagara. $75 due by Nov.5.

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 Citizens

35 Senior Citizens gathered April 19 at the Mayville VFW for lunch of casseroles, salads and desserts. Dianne Goodrich gave the blessing with two humorous stories. Bonnie Johnson, President, welcomed all and asked for reports from committees. The Secretary’s (read by Izetta Ayling, Assistant Secretary) and Treasurer’s reports were read.

Jeff Wagner and Janet Loomis reported the May Chinese Lantern Festival Trip was cancelled due to lack of interest. The next scheduled trip is to ride a horse-drawn canal boat at the Fulton Canalway on July 10. The cost, which includes lunch, is $80 and due by June 1.

The kitchen committee composed of Louise Richir, Nancy Cole, Dolly Gilbert and Bill Tornstrom was thanked.

It was voted to donate $100 to the July 4 Committee of Mayville. It was suggested the Club could use a 32-inch or larger TV so speakers could plug into that if needed. A donation by a member is possible.

The speaker was Julie Sternberg from the No Wrong Door Connects program. She explained how they help people find places to stay or help in their home. She told of two different situations that worked successfully, a deaf lad and a furnace not working and a sick husband and low income.

Door prizes were won by Sandy Wagner, Ross Field and Edna Brown.

The next program, Thursday, May 3 at noon at the Mayville VFW, will be the duet of Gail and Bernie from Cattaraugus. They will be performing a mixture of entertaining bluegrass and folk music. All seniors are welcome.