Senior News Briefs

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for the week of Sept. 30 to Oct. 6

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

Monday, Oct. 1: Exercises with Pat at 10 a.m., Painter Center gym.

Tuesday, Oct. 2: Active Senior Aerobics with Kim at 9 a.m., L.K. Painter Center gym, small fee.

Wednesday, Oct. 3: 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 Yellow Room; Senior Bowling at 1 p.m., K&L Lanes in Gowanda, small fee.

Thursday, Oct. 4: Yoga with Heather at 11 a.m., Painter Center gym, small fee.

Friday, Oct. 5: Percussion & Exercise with Kim at 9 a.m., Painter Center gym, small fee ; Exercises with Pat at 10 a.m., Painter Center gym. Movie Day at the Collins Library at 1 p.m. This month’s film is a drama starring Gary Oldman and Kristen Scott Thomas. Popcorn will be served.

** Join the Collins 50 Plus Seniors for “An All American Christmas” on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens. Travel by comfortable coach bus, a delicious meal, show by Nashville artist “Ricky Lee” and basket auction, all for $75. To reserve a seat, call 532-2006 ext. 21. Make the check out to: “Town of Collins” and send to: Town of Collins, Box 420, Collins, NY 14034. Meal choices are – chicken, fish, or vegetarian. Include the meal choice either when you make your reservation or note it on your check. Checks must be received no later than Oct. 31.

Dunkirk Senior Center news

On Oct. 5 from 10:30 a.m. to noon, snacks and beverages will be served at the general membership meeting at the Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court. Independent Health will be at the Senior Center starting Oct. 4. On Oct. 3, there will be a program after exercise on insurance programs and a speaker will talk about what’s going on in Washington that might affect Seniors. A lunch will be served.

A few seats are available for the pot luck luncheon Sept. 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. Stop by the office to sign up with a dish to pass that will feed 10 to 15 people or $7 cost. The September/October newsletter is ready for pick-up Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.

The Dunkirk Senior Center, located at 45 Cliffstar Court, hosts a number of programs and special events.

Zumba Gold (low-key, sitting or standing) will start Oct 10 at 10:30 a.m. The cost is $2 per session.

An overnight casino trip to del LAGO Resort & Casino is planned for Sunday, Nov. 18 and Monday, Nov. 19. Registration for this trip has begun. The $175 (double occupancy) cost includes $30 in slot play bonus upon arrival, lodging, dinner buffet and $10 breakfast credit to the Sociale Cafe. Optional insurance for double occupancy can be purchased at $17. See fliers for details. Taking reservations now.

Seneca Allegany Casino Customer Appreciation Trip: Tuesday, Nov. 27. $25 per person includes $30 slot bonus and free lunch buffet. Sign-up begins Monday, Sept. 24.

Seneca Niagara Casino Customer Appreciation Trip: Wednesday, Dec. 12. $29 per person includes $30 slot bonus and free lunch buffet. Sign-up begins Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Call 366-7530 weekdays between 9 a.m. and noon to make reservations for trips or activities.

Grape Belt Senior News

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

The next Reader’s Theatre meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the Masonic Lodge at 10:30 a.m. The theme will be reminiscing about childhood through nursery rhymes and poetry.

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

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: Mamma Mia! – Oct. 30 – Seneca Niagara. $75 due by Sept. 16.

Customer Appreciation at Seneca Niagara – Nov. 7.

The Drifters White Christmas – Dec. 11 at Seneca Niagara. $75 due by Oct. 29.

Trips planned for 2019 – details forthcoming:

May 13: DelLago Casino

May 24: BPO Star Spangled Spectacular. Includes lunch at Pearl City Grill

June 7 or 8: Yankees and Cleveland Indians Game

July: Wellsville Balloon Festival

August: Belhurst Castle in Geneva

October: Bradford dinner theater, “Witches Brew.” Zippo Museum.

Casino Trips:

Oct. 8: Carole King Tribute Nov. 5: Rat Pack Tribute

Dec. 10: The Lettermen

Extended trips for 2019:

Mid -Atlantic Rail Adventure:

April 24 to 27. Trip includes motorcoach transportation to Pittsburgh and a river cruise on the Gateway Clipper. Rail transportation to Washington, D.C. aboard Amtrak’s full-service Capitol Limited. Monuments and memorials. Baltimore – Inner Harbor. National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Arlington National Cemetery. Return trip by motorcoach departing from Baltimore.

New York, New York on July 4:

July 3 to 6. Includes Hyde Park – F.D. Roosevelt’s home, West Point Military Academy, Hudson River/NYC Harbor Cruise – view Macy’s fireworks from the Capt. J.P. II. Two-night stay at Edison Hotel in the Times Square area. Shopping. Tour of NYC. Broadway musical. Travel is by motorcoach.

Bavarian Europe: Exact dates to be determined, but approximately Sept. 10 to 20. Includes air fare to and from Austria. Then tour Austria, Switzerland, and Germany by land. A detailed flier re: this trip is forthcoming. An informational meeting will be held at the Center around October. Stay tuned.

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.

Silver Creek Seniors

The Sept. 25 meeting opened on a rainy, wind-advisory day. President Ed Newman warmly welcomed guests Debby Suski-Koper of North Carolina, Betty Moores of Silver Creek and her son Michael of Philadelphia. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and “God Bless America” was sung with certainty. Chaplain Dorothy Miniri offered prayers of thanks and blessings of healing, health and harmony.

Our bountiful table held gratifying foods and desserts prepared with loving hands by our gracious volunteers. Many thanks and appreciation from our taste buds.

Old Mother Hubbard had nothing on Jen Zlotnick, Sue Borowski, Joan Suski and Ed Newman, who spent two and a half hours sorting, categorizing and repairing the club’s cupboards and drawers. Their gifts of time, energy and efficiency were greatly appreciated by all.

Dancing with the Stars premiered this past Monday! Dancing is great exercise, especially for young couples. A future groom might say, “I Get Ideas” about “Love and Marriage” when we dance. OLD-TIMERS who keep dancing can advise the future newlyweds that “It Takes Two to Tango” in marriage. So, let’s put on our dancing shoes and move. If not, let’s be sure to walk, or if all this makes you queasy, just relax and “Take It Easy.”

50/50 winners were Miniri, Kathy Huffman and Ernie Hilliker. Door prizes were won by Joyce Markham, Miniri, Harry Suski and Bea Ortolano. Jan Snyder called mind-sharpening bingo and the winners were Thelma Hilliker, Lorraine Bailey (twice), Joan Suski, Miniri (twice) Lorrie Newman, Harry Suski, Joyce Markham (twice), Suski-Koper, Ed Newman, Shirley Sikorski and Claudia Markham (twice).

Shuffleboard and Mexican Train were the names of the games played before and after the meeting.

At the next meeting on Oct. 2, the installation luncheon provided Matt Brunner’s Catering of Silver Creek will take place at 1 p.m. at the clubhouse.

Stockton, Cassadaga, Lily Dale Senior Citizens

For the months of October, November and December, the Stockton, Cassadaga, Lily Dale Senior Citizens will have the luncheon meetings at the Cassadaga Country Club, 55 Frisbee Road, Cassadaga. Lunch will be served at noon the second Monday of the month.

There will be no charge for members of the Senior Citizens. The cost for non-members is $16.

For questions or reservations for this month’s luncheon on Oct. 8, call 595-2490 by Oct. 2.

United Senior Citizens

United Senior Citizens will meet Monday, Oct. 8 at 12 p.m. at Fredonia Beaver Club, 64 Prospect St., Fredonia. Lunch will consist of herb roasted pork loin with side of applesauce, roasted red potatoes, vegetable medley, tossed salad and pumpkin pie for dessert. Send your reservation with $10 check per lunch made out to United Senior Citizens to Evonne Hennebery, PO Box 706, Dunkirk, NY 14048 by Oct. 3. The United Senior Citizens is a social group that meets, greets and eats at the Fredonia Beaver Club every second Monday of the month at noon. On occasion we have special speakers and there’s bingo afterwards. We extend an invitation to you to put your ‘social butterfly shoes’ on and come have lunch with us. You may see old friends and definitely meet new ones! A friendly reminder to the public to fly your American flag on Oct. 8(Columbus Day observed) and Oct. 27 (Navy Day). May God bless you and may God bless America!