Senior News

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for the week of December 9 – 15, 2018.

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

Tuesday, Dec. 11: Active Senior Aerobics with Kim 9 a.m., L.K. Painter Center gym. Small fee.

Wednesday, Dec. 12: Exercises with Pat at 10 a.m., Painter Center gym; Quilting with Florence: 10:30 a.m., Collins Library Community Room; Games & Crafts with Pat: 1 p.m., Painter Center Yellow Room; Senior Bowling: 1 p.m. at K&L Lanes in Gowanda. Small fee; Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Shop N Save in Gowanda.

Thursday, Dec. 13: Yoga with Donna, 11 a.m. Painter Center gym. Free class today.

Friday, Dec. 14: Exercises with Pat, 10 a.m. Painter Center gym; Potluck Lunch, 12 noon, Painter Center Yellow Room. After lunch there will a seminar on Epic prescription insurance by Senator Gallivan; Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Shop N Save in Gowanda.

Saturday, Dec. 15: Salvation Army, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Shop N Save.

Be sure to mark your calendar for the annual Collins 50 Plus Senior Christmas Party on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 12 noon in the L.K. Painter Center gym. Enjoy a delicious catered lunch, Christmas sing-a-long, and bingo. Bring a $5 gift if playing bingo. Call 532-2006 ext. 21 to sign up. Special guest arriving by sleigh !

It’s that time of year again! Join the Collins 50 Plus Seniors and Love INC as they collect donations for the Salvation Army at Shop N Save in Gowanda between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Call Love INC at 532-3541 to schedule a day & time. Please help us with this worthwhile cause.

Collins Center Seniors News

The next meeting for the Collins Center Seniors will be Dec. 17 at the Gowanda American Legion with a pot luck lunch at noon followed by a short meeting.

Dec. 11,. the motor coach will depart at 10:15 a.m. from the parking lot behind the stores on Main Street in Gowanda for “THE DRIFTERS WHITE CHRISTMAS SHOW” at the Seneca Niagara Casino.

We hope to have flyers and a sign-up sheet at the December meeting for “OCEAN CITY, AMISH and CHOCOLATE, OH MY” May 17 to 23, 2019. We will spend 2 nights in Annapolis and 3 nights in Ocean City, Maryland with oceanfront rooms. Several activities and sights are planned in both cities with stops in Lancaster, Hershey and Shanksville at the sight of Flight 93.

Arraignments are incomplete for a trip to the Thousand Islands Aug. 18 to 21, 2019. We will enjoy a fabulous “Two Nation Lunch Cruises”, Tours of Boldt Castle and the (possibly haunted) Singer Castle with a tour of the Antique Boat Museum. Flyers and signup sheets will be available when all the details are complete.

For additional information visit our web site @ 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

At the Dunkirk Senior Center, located at 45 Cliffstar Court, a Special Big Bingo will be held Wednesday, Dec. 12. There will be a special $5 admission charge. Doors open at 3 p.m., dinner will start at 4, followed by bingo. This is a holiday special to all Dunkirk Senior Citizen members! The Dunkirk Seniors will hold a Christmas sing-a-long on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 1 p.m. Peter Miller will lead us in song, accompanied by Lester Fuller on the piano. Light refreshments will be served. No fee is involved and no sign-up is necessary. Just come and join in the fun.

Tai Chi will be held the first two weeks in December, and then will resume in January.

The Dunkirk Senior Center will be closed for the holidays Dec. 24 and 25.

Travel updates and new information for 2019:

An Allegany Casino trip is booked for Tuesday, Jan. 8 for the member price of $26 per person. This includes $25 casino bonus and a $5 food voucher. Sign-up began Monday, Dec. 3.

A shopping trip to Erie (with three stops) will take place Thursday, Jan. 24. The price per person is $25, which includes a lunch buffet at the Golden Corral. It includes all tips. Sign-up begins Tuesday, Dec. 11.

Monday, Feb. 18, Presidents Day, will be a Presque Isle Casino trip. The cost of $26 per person includes $25 casino bonus. There is no food allowance. Sign-up begins Monday, Jan. 7.

Monday, March 11 is a trip to del Lago Casino. The member cost is $35 per person. This includes $25 casino bonus and free buffet. Sign-up begins Monday, Feb. 11.

Wednesday, April 17 will be the annual Easter shopping trip to the Broadway Market. The cost is $45 per person. Lunch will be at Chef’s, with the menu choice to be made at the time of sign-up. Sign-up begins Monday, Feb. 4.

Tuesday, May 28 will be a Sounds of Music Beach Boys Tribute Matinee Show at the Seneca Allegany Casino. The cost is $73 per person and includes $20 free slots and a free lunch buffet. Sign-up begins Monday, March 11. Tuesday, Nov. 5, a Rat Pack Tribute trip is planned at the Seneca Allegany Casino. The cost is $73 per person and includes $20 free slots and a free lunch buffet. Sign-up begins Monday, June 17.

Trip organizers are checking for interest in a show at Shea’s: “Million Dollar Quartet” for matinee performances Sunday March 17 OR March 24. Dinner would be at Ilio DiPaolo’s. The price of $147 per person would include the show, tips, meal and transportation. There would be non-assigned seating for the bus. Sign-up with payment would be required by Jan. 5.

The office, located at 45 Cliffstar Court, is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and Thursday all day from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Collection for the 2019 membership dues has begun. 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.

Newsletters are available at the Center. The phone number is 366-7530.

Grape Belt Senior News

Aerobics and Weights with Catherine on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. In the event that Catherine cancels aerobics and weights, she will post it on the Grape Belt Seniors Facebook page, on her own Facebook page, WDOE and Chautauqua Today. Readers Theater members will be meeting at the Center on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 10:30 a.m.

2019 dues are now being collected at the Center.

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

Casino Trip – The Drifters White Christmas – Dec. 11 at Seneca Niagara. Bring photo ID! Be behind Big Lots at 9:45 a.m.

Trips planned for 2019 FIRST PAID – FIRST RESERVED!

May 13: DelLago Casino. Get $25 slot dollars and free lunch buffet. $32 per person. Pay by Feb. 10, 2019.

May 24: BPO “An American Salute.” Includes lunch at Pearl Street Grill. Sign up by Jan. 10. Pay by Feb. 10, 2019.

June 9: 1:45 p.m. Yankees and Cleveland Indians game. All you can eat buffet until 7th inning. Club seating!

This trip is full and finalized. You may sign up in case there are cancellations.

June 26: Customer Appreciation. Seneca Niagara. Pay $30. Get $30 in slots and free buffet.

July 26: Customer Appreciation. Seneca Niagara. Pay $30. Get $30 in slots and free buffet.

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 motor coach 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 motor coach 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 motor coach.

Bavarian Europe: Sept. 10 to 20. Includes air fare to and from Austria. Then tour Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Milan. Fliers re: this trip are now available.

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 Dec. 4 meeting opened on a day we were called to remembrance of President George Herbert Walker Bush – a remarkable man of both greatness and humility. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and “God Bless America” was sung with feeling. Club President Ed Newman warmly welcomed guests Barbara Schulenberg of Silver Creek, friend of Lorrie Newman; and Sandra Shierly of Harpursville, New York, daughter of Betty Moores, together enjoying an early holiday visit. Thanks to the artistic skill of Joan Suski and Eleanor Lemiszko, our clubhouse glittered with holiday expectations.

Pauline Flitt offered blessings and thanks for the gifts of family, food and friendships. Bob Sutehall introduced guest pianist Lester Fuller, who wowed us with his musical dexterity as we enjoyed a luncheon of sloppy joes and desserts. Picture this: Les is seated at a stringed instrument of percussion that gives its tones from steel wires which are struck by hammers operated from a keyboard and he brings that inanimate instrument to life!

Group singing of Christmas, patriotic and nostalgic songs made for a sweet-sounding afternoon. Thank you, Les, and please come back again.

50/50 winners were Enabell Mirando, Shirley Sikorski and Flitt. Door prizes were won by Lorraine Bailey, Mary Congdon and Ernie Hilliker. Mind-sharpening bingo was called by Jan Snyder and the winners were Congdon, Lorrie Newman (twice), Suski, Flitt, Sikorski (four times), Ernie Hilliker (twice) and Thelma Hilliker. Lorrie Newman announced that 2019 calendars are available at the club.

The meeting ended with the singing of “Young at Heart,” and several members stayed and were entertained as they played Mexican Train.

At the next 1 p.m. meeting on Dec. 11, hot soup will be served thanks to volunteers.

Stockton, Cassadaga, Lily Dale Senior Citizens

The Stockton, Cassadaga, Lily Dale Senior Citizens will hold a luncheon meeting, noon at the Cassadaga Country Club, 55 Frisbee Road, Cassadaga. There is no cost for members, and $16 for others. Attendees are asked to bring a gift for the white elephant. With questions, call 595-2490.