Senior News

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for the week of May 27 to June 2

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

Monday: Center is closed for Memorial Day.

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

Wednesday: Quilting with Florence at 10:30 a.m., Collins Library Community Room.

Exercises with Pat and Games & Crafts with Pat will start up on Wednesday, June 6 and continue every Wednesday through the summer. Class will be begin at 10 a.m. in the Painter Center gym.

Dunkirk Senior Center trips

The trip schedule is as follows;

Day trips:

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 in progress.

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

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, choce 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 in progress.

Sept. 9 through 13: Atlantic City. $430 per person. Sign-up in progress.

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

Grape Belt Senior News

Aerobics and Weights with Catherine on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9 a.m. No class on May 28!

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

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

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 15-16. 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, MA — August 2-5. Final payment due by June 8.

A Dam Good Trip — August 22. Mt. Morris Dam, lunch at Big Tree Inn, Abbey of the Genesee with Vespers. Payment due July 5, 2018.

A Christmas Carol at Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake — November 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, $75 due now.

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

delLAGO Casino — July 9. This trip is full.

Mamma Mia! — October 30, Seneca Niagara. $75 due by Sept. 16.

Customer Appreciation at Seneca Niagara — November 7. $25 due by Sept. 30. Get $30 free slots and buffet.

The Drifters White Christmas — December 11 at Seneca Niagara. $75 due by Oct. 29.

Extended trips for 2018:

The Nova Scotia & Maritimes of Canada: 8 days and 7 nights. September 12-19. You will need proof of citizenship. 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 19-21. 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.

David Wendt will be coming to the Center for a pre-departure meeting for the Philadelphia/Lancaster County trip on Wednesday, June 13 at 10:30 a.m.

For information and to sign up for any of the extended trips, please call Marianne Serio at 672-5274. For more information and to sign up for any day trips, please call Judy Marino at 672-5778.

Find Grape Belt Seniors on Facebook. Active members are eligible to join the FB group.

— Submitted by Mollie Staley

Silver Creek Seniors

The May 22 meeting was called to order as light rain fell, likened to happy tears from Angels’ eyes. The pledge of allegiance was recited and “God Bless America” was sung with serious consideration.

Chaplain Dorothy Miniri invoked God’s blessings and gave thanks for the rain, the flowers and each other.

Large-hearted volunteers set up a buffet table laden with tasty salad varieties: tossed, macaroni, broccoli, chicken, tuna and potato, with a relish tray, baked beans and beets on the side. desserts included apple pie, mini donuts, cookies and fresh fruits. Many thanks to everyone for the yummy meal.

President Ed Newman offered an entertaining anecdote on love and marriage; the moral of which was, never react to “I love you, Honey” from your spouse with “Why, what’s the matter?”

An interesting report from San Francisco in the May 13 OBSERVER had to do with bullying — not in schools, but at senior centers!

“It’s like ‘Mean Girls’ but everyone is 80,” the article quoted. Here at the Silver Creek Senior Center we offered a counter-report to inform everyone that “The More We Get Together, the Happier We’ll Be” and “Happy Days are Here Again” when it’s Tuesday.

Finally, we renewed our vows of remaining happy and “Young at Heart.”

50/50 winners were Shirley Sikorski, Enabell Mirando and Jan Snyder. Door prizes won by Sue Shiloh, Sue Duecker and Sue Borowski.

Ernie Hilliker called bingo and the winners were: Mary Congdon (twice), Joe Ark, Snyder (thrice), Thelma Hilliker (twice) and Newman.

A reminder was made to attend the re-scheduled Garden Faire in the Silver Creek Village Park between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday May 26 and the Memorial Day Weekend festivities in Sheridan at the Sheridan Historical Society to benefit their building fund.

At the next meeting on May 29 at the Senior Clubhouse at 1 p.m. in Silver Creek, we will continue honoring the men and women who have served our country and died in order that we may live.

Bring a dish to pass — hot dogs will be served.