Senior News

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for the week of June 17 to 23

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.

** “Just Announced” Join the 50 Plus Seniors for “An All American Christmas” on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens for their annual Christmas Show !

Call 532-2006 ext. 21 to sign up or for more details.

Collins Center Seniors News

The next meeting for the Collins Center Seniors will be June 25 at the Gowanda American Legion with a pot luck lunch at noon followed by a short meeting.

Seats are available June 21 for the “Patriotic USA Tour” The first stop will be Russell Salvatore’s Patriots & Hero’s Park honoring those who served our country! Next, travelers will head to the new Made In America Store for a pork loin luncheon in their Special Event Center and enjoy a Swing Era show in the style of the Andrews Sisters to celebrate hits of the 1940s, 50s & 60s. Payment is due.

Seats are available June 27 for Customer Appreciation Day at the Seneca Allegany Casino. Payment is due.

Seats are available July 24 when the group returns to “del Lago Casino” for a Customer Appreciation Day with entertainment. Payment is due June 25.

Seats are available for “Lockport Locks & Canal Cruise” July 30. Seniors will travel to historic Lockport and experience “locking through” and being raised the 49 ft. elevation of the Niagara Escarpment in the only double set of locks on the Erie Canal. Pass under bridges that raise straight up, see water cascade over Lockport’s famous “Flight of Five” 1840’s locks. Next enjoy a delicious buffet lunch canal-side, then head to Platters Chocolates – it’s where all the magic happens. Payment due June 25.

“Buffalo Double Decker Bus Tour” Aug. 21. Travelers will enjoy lunch on the river at Buffalo Riverworks. Next stop will be the Buffalo History museum, constructed in 1901. Next, seniors board a Double Decker Bus for a fun-tastic tour of Buffalo with a professional guide. The day ends at Larkinville for Food Truck Tuesday.

“Simply East Aurora” on Sept. 13 heads to the picturesque Village of East Aurora with a guided tour of the Seymour Knox Estate. Step back in time with visits to the Baker Memorial Church and enjoy lunch at the Roycroft Inn, followed by an opportunity to tour the Inn and visit the Roycroft Copper Shop. The day ends with a shopping spree at Vidler’s Variety Store.

“Top of New England” is Sept. 23-28 to Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire. Included: the Vermont Country Store, Spirit of Ethan Luncheon Cruise, Von Trapp Historic Guided Tour, the National WWII Memorial, Loon Mountain Sky Ride and Summit Adventure w/Entertainment, Sluicing for Gems, tour of Poland Springs, Maine Moose Safari and Nature Tour, Songo River Cruise and MORE.

For additional information visit the web site at or 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


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

No Readers’ Theatre in July due to the July 4th holiday.

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.

No Tai Chi class on Friday, June 22 due to the luncheon.

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 was 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 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.

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 Meeting Held June 7, 2018

A lovely luncheon of assorted dishes was enjoyed by 41 Senior Citizens on June 7 at the Mayville VFW. Before the meeting began, a representative of Office for the Aging explained about the Aging Mastery Program to be held Wednesdays, Aug. 29 through Sept. 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Mayville. The program is free but space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, call NY Connects 753-4582.

Then Dianne Goodrich told two funny stories and a poem called “A Day to Praise.” Bonnie Johnson led the Pledge of Allegiance. The Secretary and Treasurer reports were read. Jeff Wagner, Sr. Council Rep reminded everyone that the picnic is scheduled Aug. 10 at Midway and tickets will be available for $8 at our next meeting. Also the dinner social is scheduled Aug. 22 at the Ashville Firehall at a cost of $13 each. Mary Carlson, Goodwill Chairperson, listed June birthdays, anniversaries and cards sent. Janet Loomis, Trip Coordinator, advised that the trip to the Fulton Canalway on July 10 is now full. The next trip after that is Sept. 11 to Letchworth State Park.

Bonnie welcomed new member, Norma Walker!

The kitchen committee, composed of Louise Richir, Nancy Cole, Joyce Ayers and Dolly Gilbert was thanked. Prizes were won by Helen Davis, Linda Taylor, Edna Brown, Jerry White, Sandy Derbish, Ernestine Cruzado, Sandy Wagner, Ernest Farvor, Kathy Sukalac, Joann Westpfahl and Jeff Wagner.

Our next meeting is scheduled Thursday, June 21 at noon at the Mayville VFW. Our special guest singer for this meeting will be Bill Ward from Mayville. You don’t want to miss his style of singing some of your old and new favorite songs. Bill has been a friend to Mayville Senior Citizens for many years, so let’s all attend and show him our support!

Silver Creek Seniors

The June 12 meeting was called to order on a day honoring our mothers and fathers. President Ed Newman gave a warm-hearted welcome back to Nancy and Walter Klycek. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and “God Bless America” was sung with emotion. After Chaplain Dorothy Miniri gave blessings of appreciation for the food prepared and the goodness that’s shared, everyone delighted in the tasty luncheon offered by Brunner Catering: Swiss steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed veggies and a Bananas Foster dessert. Our thanks to them and to our sweet volunteers who brought pina colada cake, cherries and applesauce on the side.

If our parents were alive today, most would be nonagenarians or centenarians. Just as Nelson Eddy sang to Jeanette MacDonald in romantic movies of yesteryear, perhaps our dads had courted and serenaded our moms with ” If You Were the Only Girl in the World.”

For duets, they may have chosen, ” Let Me Call You Sweetheart” and “I’ll Be Loving You, Always.” Today we dedicated those memory love songs to moms and dads everywhere.

50/50 winners were Judy Hahn, Ed Prowse and Ernie Hilliker. Door prizes were won by Ellyn Sutehall, Miniri and Mary Wode. Ed Newman called mid-sharpening bingo, and the winners were Joan Suski, Thelma Hilliker, Jan Snyder (thrice), Wode, Maryanne Seibert, Harry Suski (twice). Lorrie Newman (thrice) and Shirley Sikorski (twice).

At the June 19 meeting at 1 p.m. at the Senior Clubhouse, sandwiches and side orders courtesy of volunteers will be served. We welcome all seniors 55 and older.