Senior news

Brocton Portland Seniors

Brocton Portland Seniors met May 29 at the Brocton Legion with President Linda Riley leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Genevieve Ludemann offering a prayer of thanks. Dana Kapuscinski and his dog Bentley and Jason Beichner with his dog Drake from the Sheriff’s Department demonstrated their abilities and told of many incidents they all endured. It was the best program, ending in a lively question and answer hour. A tureen luncheon was set up by Jane Perkins, Marie Emke, Rita Bennett and Tom DeJoe. Judy Blitz from OFA through New York Connects told of the Walk starting June 11 at the Brocton Legion 9 to 10 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Call Margaret Jagoda at 792-7385 for information.

Secretary’s minutes and the treasurer’s report were read and approved. Margaret Jagoda announced that OFA will be at the June meeting with information about NY Connects benefits and tickets for the Aug. 10 picnic. The passing of a long time member, Fred Brown, was shared. A donation was made to the Sheriff’s Department. That passed unanimously.

Vice President DeJoe concluded the tabled By-Laws from the April meeting with changes and revisions. All members were polled individually and changes were passed. Door and committee prizes were won by Judy Travis, Rick Cranston, Bob Jagoda and Mary Tripi. Raffle winners were Ludemann, Carm Johnson, George Travis, DeJoe and Beulah Williams. Birthdays for May were Cora Patterson, 100 years on May 8 and Williams, still 39. The next meeting is June 26 at the Brocton Legion, with committee Pat Zanghi, Pauline Johnson and Jean Jaquith. Come early for social visiting, we always eat at noon. Members are to bring their own personal table service. A dish to pass is optional, as the main fare will be pizza and wings!

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for the week of June 10 to 16

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

Wednesday: Exercises with Pat at 10 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.

** Youth Recreation begins on July 5 and they will be using the Painter Center gym Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For all senior program activities, park in the front parking lot and use the front entrance starting July 5 through Aug. 10.

** Exercises with Pat will be held in the Painter Center Yellow Room during the months of July and August starting at 10 a.m.

** Games & Crafts with Pat will also be held in the Painter Center Yellow Room during July and August starting at 1 p.m.

Dunkirk Senior Center Board news

The Dunkirk Senior Center Board met June 5 and began the month with Legal Law at the Center Wednesday at 11 a.m. to answer the many legal questions folks are calling the Center about. The Memory benches are installed out front and have received favorable comments. The flowers from the Harvest View donation look great.

Coming events are:

Wednesday, June 13: Farmers’ Market begins with a great line-up of projects going on – food truck plus.

Wednesday, June 13: Big Bingo from 4 to 7 p.m.

Thursday, June 14: United Senior Council 10:30 a.m. meeting with speaker John D’Agostino.

Wednesday, June 20 is the last day to sign the birthday month member and a guest (for $5) for

Wednesday, June 27: Birthday Luncheon, always on the last Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday, June 30: at 10 a.m., OFA’s new program MEDICARE 101 will be interesting to all.

The craft class is making items to share, and exercise classes are all going great.

The Erie Canal trip on July 18 has a few seats available, so call Barb for the information.

Due to the holiday on July 4, the next board meeting is July 10.

Call the Center at 366-7530 with ideas and suggestions. It is a busy place with cards, Tai Chi, puzzles time and good fun.



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 June luncheon will be held on Friday, June 22, 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 All trips: First paid, first reserved

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 should have been made by 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 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. 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! – Oct. 30 – Seneca Niagara. $75 due by Sept. 16.

Customer Appreciation at Seneca Niagara – Nov. 7. $25 due by Sept. 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. Final payment is due June 1.

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.

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, 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.

Mt. Carmel Seniors Social Club News

Over twenty seniors met at the Mt. Carmel “Gathering Room” on the 74th anniversary of World War ll, D-Day invasion of Europe.

It was noted that most club members recalled D-Day, as well as the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Most members were teenagers in1941 and 1944.

After the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, and a short prayer, a brief business meeting was held.

The annual Club’s Strawberry Festival was planned for Wednesday, June 20. The refreshments committee for this event is Melanie Bates, Rita Cappello and Carm Tampio.

Reservations are required and seniors may call Club President Carm Tampio at 934 3349 if attending.

A fifty-fifty drawing was held with club secretary Sue Borowski being the “big winner.” The group then spent the early afternoon playing Texas Bingo.

Membership remains open to seniors age 55 or older.

Interested seniors may contact club Vice President Pauline Flitt at 934 4324.



The North Harmony Senior Citizens met for their May meeting at the Center. The usual course of dinner delicacies was served by the host committee: Loretta and Steve Saulsgiver, Anita and Earl Ferry, Karen Brooks, and Ronda Hatfield. Loretta Saulsgiver made the cake.

Gordon Saulsgiver was an honorable mention for his birthday. Earl and Anita Ferry, Pat and Gordon Saulsgiver and Juanita and Paul Holthouse were recognized for their wedding anniversaries.

A replacement of Board members was necessitated due to the death or resignation of various members. Tom Lozier was appointed as Board member and Joann Harper was appointed as Board member and second vice-president.

Following a routine business meeting, an auction was held. Members contributed assorted items of note. Steve Saulsgiver served as the auctioneer. Members bid on the valuables and treasures that were put in front of them. The proceeds of the auction went to the organization’s treasury.

The next supper meeting will be held on Monday, June 18 at 6 p.m. at the Stow Center. Members of the Senior Community are invited to attend.

Silver Creek Seniors

The June 5 meeting was called to order on a day of cheerful expectations. President Ed Newman warmly welcomed guests Debby Kopes, her husband Brooks Truitt and their son Brian Bays, visiting from Greensboro, North Carolina. “Nothing Could be Finer Than to be With Carolinans in the Morning” and afternoon! Debby is the daughter of Joan and Harry Suski.

Pauline Flitt announced that she had tickets available for BW’s Ribs and Chicken dinner on Sunday, June 10. Drive through and pick up from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel parking lot in Silver Creek.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and “God Bless America” was sung with sincerity.

Chaplain Dorothy Miniri invoked blessings of thankfulness and appreciation for friends, food and family.

Pizza was served along with volunteer donations of barbecued chicken strips, pasta salad and lemon or orange cookies for dessert. Thanks to everyone who chipped in.

According to humor researcher William Fry, laughing 100 times is the equivalent of ten minutes on a rowing machine. Today we took part in a “Laughing Meditation Workout,” some deep breathing – smell the candle, blow out the candle – and a brief arm exercise with “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean.” Laughter and exercise are truly good medicines!

50/50 winners were Robert Burt, Sue Borowski and Lorraine Bailey.

Door prizes were won by Kopes, Sally Shevlin and Jen Zlotnick.

Ernie Hilliker called “mind-sharpening bingo,” and the winners were: Flitt (twice), Miniri, Eleanor Lemiszko, Joan Suski (twice), Kopes, Marilyn Flint, Jan Snyder, Jean McDaneld, Shevlin (twice), Lorrie Newman and Judy Hahn.

At the next meeting on June 12 at 1 p.m. at the Senior Club House on Route 5, a Mother/Father Days luncheon will be served courtesy of Brunner Catering of Silver Creek.