Senior News

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for the week of Oct. 14 to 20

Sunday, Oct. 14: Pickle Ball with Lois at 6:30 p.m., Collins Town Park.

Monday, Oct. 15: Exercises with Pat at 10 a.m., Painter Center gym.

Tuesday, Oct. 16: Active Senior Aerobics with Kim at 9 a.m., L.K. Painter Center gym, small fee; Crafts Class with Suzie at 1 p.m., Painter Center Community Room, small fee; Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 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 1p.m., Painter Center Yellow Room; Senior Bowling at 1p.m., K&L Lanes in Gowanda, small fee.

Thursday, Oct. 18: Yoga with Donna at 11 a.m., Painter Center gym, small fee.

Friday, Oct. 19: Percussion & Exercise with Kim at 9 a.m., Painter Center gym, small fee; Exercises with Pat at 10 a.m., Painter Center gym.

** Seats are still available 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 making your reservation or note it on your check. Checks must be received no later than Oct. 31.

** The next AARP Defensive Driving Class will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the L.K. Painter Community Center in Collins. To sign up, call 532-2006 ext.21 and leave a message with your name, phone number, and if planning to have the lunch. The fee for the class is $20 for AARP members/$25 for non-members. Make the check or money order (no cash) out to “AARP” and bring it with you when you check in on the day of the class. The fee for the lunch is $3 and will be collected upon check-in on the morning of the class. Class begins at 9 a.m. SHARP. Check in by 8:30 a.m. Bring your check, your AARP member card (if a member), your drivers license, and a pen.

Collins Center Seniors News

The next meeting for the Collins Center Seniors will be Oct. 22 at the Gowanda American Legion with a pot luck lunch at noon followed by a short meeting.

A group from the Collins Center Seniors enjoyed an amazing fun-filled trip to the New England states last month.

The motor coach will depart from the parking lot behind the stores on Maine St., Gowanda at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 23 for the trip to “SPRAGUES & FALL FUN.”

The motor coach will depart from the same location at 8:15 a.m. for the Seneca Niagara Casino for “MAMMA MIA” on Oct. 30.

Seats are available on Nov. 7. for CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY AT THE SENECA NIAGARA CASINO. Cost is $27, and you receive $30 fee slot play and a free lunch buffet. Payment is due Oct. 22.

CHRISTMAS IN THE OHIO VALLEY Nov. 28 to 30. We will travel to Steubenville; City of Murals, Historic Fort Steuben- Nutcracker Village and Dickens Victorian Village in Cambridge. Travel to Oglebay Park’s Winter Festival of Lights, one of the nation’s largest, covering more than 300 acres over a 6-mile drive throughout the resort. We will stop in Pittsburg at the Phipps Conservatory and Gardens to enjoy the Xmas displays and stop at PPG Place and visit the winter gardens before returning home. Payment is due. A few seats are available.

“THE DRIFTERS WHITE CHRISTMAS” Dec. 11 at the Seneca Niagara Casino. The Drifters have charmed audiences across the nation for nearly 60 years with charisma, talent and a perfect blend of harmonies on classics like: “There Goes My Baby,” “Save The Last Dance For Me,” “Under The Boardwalk,” and one of the most famous holiday songs “White Christmas.” Seats are available. Payment is due Oct. 22.

For additional information, visit the website at www.knowhowtours.com/collinscenter 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

Dunkirk Senior Center News

Travel highlights:

The overnight to del LAGO has been cancelled Nov. 18 and 19 and will be rescheduled for spring.

The Dec. 12 trip to Niagara Falls Casino has a few seats left.

All the other trips are full with waiting lists only.

Elections will be held the week of Tuesday, Nov. 13 through 16. Ballots will be posted Nov. 1 at the Dunkirk Senior Center. Each member must vote in person. The office, located at 45 Cliffstar Court, is open Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Collection for the 2019 membership dues will begin Nov. 1. The dues are $5 per year – no increase. The year runs Jan. 1, 2019 through Dec. 31, 2019. You must have an active membership to participate in all programs beginning Jan. 1.

Grape Belt Senior News

Aerobics and Weights with Catherine on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. This month’s luncehon will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 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 2019 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. This trip is full. Be behind Big Lots at 9:45 a.m.

Customer Appreciation at Seneca Niagara – Nov. 7. This trip is full. Be behind Big Lots at 8:15 a.m.

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.

David Wendt will be at the Center on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 10:30 a.m. to discuss all of the extended trips for 2019.

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

Mayville Senior Citizens met Oct. 4 at noon at the Mayville VFW. Approximately 40 people attended and enjoyed a lovely lunch. Dianne Goodrich did devotions. Then Bonnie Johnson, President, led all in the Pledge of Allegiance. The secretary and treasurer reports were read, along with a thank you card. Jeff Wagner gave the Senior Council report, mentioning the Casino Trip to Niagara Falls. The Senior Council Meeting on Nov. 8 will be held in Mayville at the VFW at 10 a.m. Mary Carlson, Goodwill Chairperson, listed September and October birthdays, anniversaries and cards sent.

Tour Directors Janet Loomis and Wagner mentioned there are several seats waiting to be filled for the December Dinner Theatre (Christmas Memories) in Erie on Dec. 2. Full payment for that trip ($83 member, $87 non-member) is due by Oct. 18, the next meeting. It’s a lovely way to begin the Christmas season!

The kitchen committee composed of Joyce Ayer, Nancy Cole and Dolly Gilbert was thanked. Laura Parment and Fran Miller won door prizes.President Johnson reminded people to sign up for the Harvest Dinner to be held Saturday, Nov. 3 at noon at the VFW in Mayville. The cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members, to be paid on the date of the dinner.

Seniors were entertained by Pam and Conrad Howard, who shared many pictures and anecdotes from their recent Viking River Cruise.

The next meeting will be Oct. 18 at noon at the Mayville VFW. We will have two excellent speakers from Chautauqua County Emergency Services, Director John Griffith and Mike Volpe. This team will explain the new emergency enhanced system recently installed in the County.

Silver Creek Seniors

The Oct. 9 meeting opened on a lovely fall day, disguised as summer. President Ed Newman led the Pledge of Allegiance and “God Bless America” was sung with gratitude. Chaplain Dorothy Miniri offered thanks and appreciation for all the blessings of food, friendship and faith that we share with each other.

Pizza delivery from Ellie’s Deli was the treat of the day and shortly after it was time for birthday cake, ice cream and the sweet serenading of “Happy Birthday” to the following September and October birthday celebrators – Carl Mohart, Ed Prowse, Sue Borowski, Lorraine Bailey and Teri Weinheimer in September, with Pauline Flitt in October.

Laughter was provided by an impromptu stand-up comedy routine group starring Flitt, Joan Suski and Mary Wode. Memory songs from A to Z were dedicated so merrily to the beaming birthday bunch. “A – You’re Adorable” and it’s going to be a “Zip-A-Dee-Do-Dah” day because “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” – the sweetest gift of all.

Happy birthday to each and every one!

50/50 winners were Bailey, Ed Newman and Flitt. Door prizes were won by Eleanor Lemiszko, Ed Newman and Bob Sutehall. Ed Newman called mind-sharpening bingo and the winners were Borowski, Lorrie Newman (twice), Jan Snyder (thrice), Flitt (twice), Miniri, Jen Zlotnick, Enabell Mirando, Carol Prowse and Shirley Sikorski.

A reminder was made to the group attending the Oct. 15 Seneca Allegany Casino trip to meet at Bob Evans on Vineyard Drive by 9:15. For last-minute sign-ups, call Helen at 467-4681. At the next meeting on Oct. 16, at noon, we are gathering with appreciation at the Silver Creek Central School’s annual invitation to a delicious turkey luncheon and school tour. Please use the front entrance.

Sinclairville Senior Citizens Meet

SINCLAIRVILLE – The Sinclairville Senior Citizens meet once a month on the second Tuesday at noon in the Sinclairville Firehall dining room for a luncheon and program. Diman Smith serves as the president and welcomed all to the gathering. Diane Shaw gave the blessing prior to the meal. A fine luncheon was available to all, with a variety of food dishes and fancy desserts. Everyone had a wonderful time. Festival table decorations were provided by Betty Wielgasz and Linda Parmenter depicting the fall season. Smith prepared the coffee.

The Lord’s Prayer was led by Pastor Phil Shay, and John Sipos led all in the Pledge of Allegiance, reminding all where the commas are in the pledge.

President Smith held a drawing for prizes. Recipients included Martha Harmon, June Whipple, Jane Penhollow, Mrs. Wielgasz, Ray Wood, Ann Hellman, Bob MineKime, Ms. Shaw, Diane Minekime, Carol Hetrick, Margie McIntyre, LouAnn Smith, and Sipos.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read by secretary Smith, and the financial report of the organization was presented by treasurer Charles Sylvester. Mrs. Wielgasz serves as the sunshine chairman and announced the names of the five people having a birthday in October.

A nominating committee for new officers for 2019 was chosen. These included Mrs. Penhollow, Pete Skillman, Pastor Shay, and Mrs. McIntyre. Their report of candidates will be presented at the next meeting.

The Nov. 13 meeting will be the annual Thanksgiving dinner. A turkey with stuffing and gravy will be provided by secretary Smith. Mrs. Whipple will provide sweet potatoes and Ms. Shaw will provide mashed potatoes. Others will contribute to the meal. Table decorations will be provided by John and Susan Sipos. New members are always welcome.