Senior news

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for the week of July 29 to Aug. 4

Sunday, July 29: Pickle Ball with Lois at 6:30 p.m., Collins Town Park.

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

Friday, Aug. 3: Movie Day at the Collins Library. This month’s feature is a comedy starring Morgan Freeman, Rene Russo, and Tommy Lee Jones. Popcorn will be served.

** The next AARP Defensive Driving Class will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the L.K. Painter Community Center in Collins. To reserve a seat, call 532-2006 ext. 21 and leave a message with your name, phone number, and if planning to have the lunch prepared by the senior program. The fee for the class is $20 for AARP members / $25 for non-members. Make the check out to: “AARP” and send to: Town of Collins, Box 420, Collins, NY 14034. The check must be received before the class date. The fee for lunch is $3 and will be collected upon check-in on the morning of the class.

**Don’t miss out on “An All American Christmas” on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens. This holiday event will feature Nashville recording artist “Ricky Lee” performing an uplifting holiday show that will be one to remember! Travel by comfortable coach bus, a delicious dinner, show, and basket auction all for $75. To sign up, call 532-2006 ext. 21. Call early as seats are going fast!

Upcoming Dunkirk Senior Center Trips

The Dunkirk Senior Center has offered updates on its many upcoming trips.

Stop by the Center at 45 Cliffstar Court in Dunkirk, check the newsletter or call 366-7530 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. for details.

An overnight casino trip to del LAGO Resort & Casino is planned for Sunday, Nov. 18 and Monday, Nov. 19. Registration for this trip begins Tuesday, Sept. 4. The $175 (double occupancy) cost includes $30 in slot play bonus upon arrival, lodging, dinner the first night and breakfast prior to departure. Optional insurance for double occupancy can be purchased at $17. See fliers for details. Taking reservations now.

Day trips and one other extended trip include:

del Lago Customer Appreciation Casino Trip: Monday, July 30. $36 per person includes $25 slot bonus and free buffet. This trip is sold out. There is a waiting list only.

Seneca Niagara Casino: Tuesday, Aug. 28. $31 per person includes $25 slot bonus and $5 food credit. This trip is sold out. There is a waiting list only.

Atlantic City Casino Trip: Sunday, Sept. 9 through Thursday, Sept. 13. $430 per double occupancy. This trip is sold out. There is a waiting list only.

del Lago Customer Appreciation Casino Trip: Monday, Sept. 17. $36 per person includes $25 slot bonus and free buffet. This trip is sold out. There is a waiting list only.

Fall mystery trip: Thursday, Sept. 27. $70 per person. Enjoy a scenic ride and enjoy lunch where you may choose from pulled pork, roasted turkey or pancakes. Other fun stops along the way! Taking reservations now.

Autumn Erie shopping spree: Wednesday, Oct. 17. $27 includes trip and lunch at the Golden Corral. Stops planned are Boscoms and the Mill Creek Mall Christmas store. Sign-up begins Monday, Aug. 6.

Buffalo Creek Casino Customer Appreciation trip: Monday, Oct. 29. $41 per person. $40 casino bonus, but no food allowance. Sign-up begins Monday, Aug. 13.

Grape Belt Senior news

There will be no Aerobics and Weights with Catherine next week (July 30 to Aug. 3). Class will resume Monday, Aug. 6.

Sam will teach Tai Chi at 9 a.m. next week.

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

Boston, Massachusetts – Aug. 2 to 5. Departing at 6:45 a.m. from behind Big Lots. Judy will have information packets re: this trip at the Center on Friday, July 27 at 11 a.m. for those who are taking this trip.

A Dam Good Trip – Aug. 22. Mt. Morris Dam, lunch at Big Tree Inn, Abbey of the Genesee with Vespers. Payment due July 5. Departing at 8:15 a.m. from behind Big Lots.

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:

NEW trip – Customer Appreciation Day at Seneca Allegany – Wednesday, Aug. 29. $30 due by Aug. 6. $30 free slot play and buffet lunch. Be behind Big Lots at 9 a.m.

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. There are still spaces available for this trip.

David Wendt will be at the Center on Friday, Aug. 10 at 10:30 a.m. for the pre-departure meeting for Nova Scotia.

David Wendt will be at the Center on Monday, Aug. 27 at 10:30 a.m. to discuss trips being planned for 2019: Washington, DC in April; New York City July 4 to 6; and Germany, Austria and Switzerland in September.

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 Citzens

Approximately 50 seniors met July 19 for a delicious lunch consisting of a variety of subs along with several different casseroles and wonderful desserts! After lunch, Bonnie Johnson opened the meeting and Dianne Goodrich provided several funny “snippets,” followed by the Lord’s Prayer. Johnson led the Pledge of Allegiance. The secretary and treasurer reports were read and accepted. Mary Carlson listed the July birthdays and anniversaries, as well as a list of cards sent. The kitchen committee including Louise Richir, Nancy Cole and Joyce Ayers was thanked. New member, Ann Holt, was welcomed. Prizes were won by Carlson, Ayers and Richard Hoglund.

The next trip is Tuesday, Sept. 11 to Letchworth State Park. Final payment is due by July 26. On Tuesday, Oct. 9, club members are going to Ohio for a train ride. Final payment is due Aug. 23. Call Jeff at 753-7676 or Janet at 761-6687 for further information.

The seniors were fortunate to have Jacob McBride, MPT, Senior Physical Therapist, Chautauqua Physical and Occupational Therapy, explaining some pain situations and answering questions.

Sandy and Jeff Wagner are making sloppy Joes for the next meeting, Thursday, Aug. 16, at noon at the Mayville VFW. Bring a personal place setting and dish to pass. Bill Tornstrom, Program Chairman, stated Douglas Conroe, Chautauqua Lake Association, Inc., will explain the problems with the lake and the new techniques to address the repairs needed.

Silver Creek Seniors

The July 24 meeting was called to order with hopes for a rainy “Christmas – in – July” afternoon. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and “God Bless America” was sung with pride. President Ed Newman called on summer club member Joyce Markham, who revealed that on her 100th birthday in March, she had received 178 cards. Joyce and her daughter Claudia, who reside in Ocala, Florida, have a summer cottage on Lake Erie. Joyce is amazing, using neither cane nor walker to ambulate! Her secret? We will reveal that next time.

In a humorous manner, Lorrie Newman brought back an account of nostalgic past events in our lives that we are grateful not to forget. With laughter still echoing, we exchanged fun-filled Christmas in July gifts, distributed by our own Mrs. Santa, Marilyn Flint.

After Chaplain Dorothy Miniri invoked thanks and gratitude for special gifts of blessings received, everyone enjoyed an abundance of foods, pleasing to the tastebuds – salsa and chips, shrimp cocktail, sweet/sour meatballs, sweet beets, chicken nuggets and deviled eggs. Desserts of pies, cookies, pineapple surprise cake and fluffy gelatin satisfied every sweet tooth. Thanks again to our volunteers.

If Christmas had been affirmed in July instead of December, we could travel to attend services, and go shopping without weather concerns or airline delays. “Wouldn’t it be Loverly?” Our memory songs include, revised lyrics featuring July “Jingle Bells” and “Let it Rain, Let it Rain, Let it Rain.” (Later, it did)! We agreed that what is needed in the world today are wise men and more “Silent Nights.” “Merry Christmas in July” to all and to all a warm night.

50/50 winners were: Claudia Markham, Sue Borowski and Judy Hahn. Door prizes were won by Jen Zlotnick, Harry Suski and Mary Ann Seibert. Claudia Markham called mind-sharpening bingo and the winners were Jean McDaneld, Shirley Sikorski (twice), Borowski, Thelma Hilliker, Lorrie Newman (twice), Seibert, Miniri (twice) and Joyce Markham.

At the next meeting on July 31 at the clubhouse on Route 5 at 1 p.m., a corn roast will be featured. Bring a dish to pass if you wish.

Westfield Senior Citizens

After a delicious picnic supper was enjoyed by all, Pauline Emilson led us in “The Senior Citizens’ Picnic,” based on “Teddy Bears’ Picnic,” and shared a joke. A beach ball was tossed around by members and bubbles filled the air.

Pat Cook entertained with her “Tribute to Women of Country” which included Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Lynn Anderson, Sandy Smith, Tanya Tucker, Helen Reddy, Dottie West, Dolly Parton, Olivia Newton John, Crystal Gayle, Patty Loveless and Patsy Cline. She will be at the Westfield Farmers’ Market on Aug. 4 and Sept. 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Remembering to Forget” was a devotion read by President Pat Sciarrino to open the meeting.

The secretary’s and treasurer’s reports were read and accepted.

Sunshine Chairman Dolores Kaufman shared that Caroline Clancy’s husband passed away two weeks ago. Birthdays for July are Ann Cochran, Merle Wertz, Mary Cogliano, Audrey Wilkinson, Al Wainwright and Hoyt Prince.

Centerstage Dancers will entertain at our Aug. 9 meeting.

The kitchen committee for August will be Joyce Wainwright, Trudy Stafford and Jean Young. Members are asked to bring a dish to pass and table service.

Ron and Judy Sumption introduced themselves to members.

President Sciarrino closed with “Prayers For a Summer Day,” followed by members reciting the “Serenity Prayer.”