Senior News

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for the week of Jan. 13 – Jan. 19:

Monday, Jan. 14: Exercises with Pat, 10 a.m., L.K. Painter Center gym.

Tuesday, Jan. 15: Active Senior Aerobics with Kim, 9 a.m., Painter Center gym, small fee.

Wednesday, Jan. 16: Exercises with Pat, 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.

Thursday, Jan. 17: Yoga with Donna, 11 a.m., Painter Center gym, small fee.

Friday, Jan. 18: Percussion & Exercises with Kim, 9 a.m., Painter Center gym, small fee. Exercises with Pat, 10 a.m., Painter Center gym.

In case of bad weather check out Channel 2 News WGRZ for closings listed under 50 Plus Seniors, L.K. Painter Com. Ctr.

Join the Collins 50 Plus Seniors on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 as they travel to Erie, PA for the Station Theatre for the comedy show “Four Old Broads.” Flyers are available at the Collins Town Hall lobby or the L.K. Painter Center. We will be travelling by comfortable coach bus, dinner, and show all for $89. Call 532-2006 ext. 21 for more details and to sign up.

The next AARP Defensive Driving Class will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 4 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 you would like to have the lunch. The fee for the class is $20 for AARP members / $25 for non-members. Make your 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 when you check in on the morning of the class. Class begins at 9 a.m. sharp (please check in by 8:30 a.m.), bring your check, your AARP member card (if a member), your driver’s license and a pen.

Collins Center Seniors News

The next meeting for the Collins Center Seniors will be Jan. 28 at the Gowanda American Legion with a pot luck lunch at noon followed by a short meeting.

All trips depart from the parking lot behind the stores on Main St., Gowanda.

Seats available and nonmembers are welcome for “Elvis, Las Vegas Style” starring Terry Buckwald at the Seneca Niagara Casino on Monday, March 25. Cost is $49 and includes transportation via luxury motor coach, tickets to the 1 p.m. show in the Bears Den, $15 slot play and a free lunch buffet. Depart at 8:30 a.m., returns 5:15 p.m. Payment is due by Jan. 18.

We have scheduled a fun “mystery tour” on Tuesday, April 30. Flyers will be available at the meeting.

Monday, May 13we are going to del LAGO CASINO for a customer appreciation day. Cost is $32, and we receive $25 in play and a free lunch buffet. Depart at 7:30 a.m. return 7:30 p.m.

“Ocean City” May 17-23, 2019. We will stop in Shanksville at the sight of Flight 93. We will spend 2 nights in Annapolis with a city tour, visits to Fort McHenry, the US Naval Academy, experience an Annapolis Harbor Cruise and more. We will spend 3 nights in Ocean City, Maryland with oceanfront rooms. We will enjoy Eco-Cruise aboard “The Explorer” around Assawoman Bay, have a guided tour of Assateague Island’s famous “Home of the Wild Ponies” and more. Our last night will be in Lancaster where we will enjoy an Amish horse-drawn buggy tour. Optional: Sight & Sound Theater production of “JESUS” will be available. We will stop at Hershey’s Chocolate World on our way home. This trip is packed full of lots of interesting sights and experiences and beautiful hotel accommodations

We begin the day with coffee and donuts at Kleinhans Music Hall on Friday, May 24. Then enjoy the performance of AN ALL-AMERICAN SALUTE. Celebrate American history through 200+ years of music. Experience our heritage from the Civil War forward, saluting our troops throughout the ages. We will enjoy a delicious lunch buffet at Curly’s Restaurant following the performance. Depart at 8 a.m. return 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 18 we will head to the Seneca Niagara Casino for “BROADWAY TONIGHT LIVE! – MUSICAL REVUE”. This Broadway tribute will take you through Broadway’s greatest hits filling the stage with beautiful customs, dramatic singing, exciting choreography and dynamic music and dancing. They will be performing hits from shows such as Cats, A Chorus Line, Cabaret, Chicago, West Side Story just to name a few. Cost includes seats for the show $20.00 in casino play and a free lunch buffet. Depart 8:15 a.m. return 4:45 p.m.

Arrangements are incomplete for a trip to the Thousand Islands Aug. 18-21, 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 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

The Office of the Aging and the Dunkirk Senior Center will hold a program “Emergency Preparedness for Seniors” on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 11 a.m. at the Dunkirk Senior Center Attendees will be given information on various services and programs that seniors can access in case of an emergency. This program is open to all local seniors.

Tai Chi has resumed.

The Dunkirk Senior Center will be closed for the holiday Monday, Jan. 21 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day).

Members can sign up for a spaghetti dinner at the Center begining Tuesday, Jan. 15. The dinner will take place Sunday, Feb. 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost is $8. This event is eat-in only; there will be no take-outs available.

Travel updates for 2019:

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 is in progress

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. Trip organizers are checking for interest in two shows at Shea’s. The first is “Million Dollar Quartet” for a matinee performance on Sunday, March 17. Dinner would be at Ilio DiPaolo’s. The price of $143 per person would include the show, tips, meal and transportation. There would be non-assigned seating for the bus. The second is “Rent,” with a date to be determined between March 2 to 30. Dinner would be at Ilio DiPaolo’s. The price of $143 per person would include the show, tips, meal and transportation. There would be non-assigned seating for the bus. With questions and for reservations, call the Center at 366-7530 or Barb at home 366-6643 between 3 to 6 p.m. A minimum of 20 people are needed for these trips.

Monday, June 10, a trip is scheduled at 11:30 a.m. to see Terry Buchwald at the Depew Polish Falcons. The $63 per person price includes lunch, the show and tips. There will be a candy stop on the way home. Sign-up begins Monday, Jan. 28.

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.

2019 membership dues ($5) are past due. The year runs Jan. 1 through Dec. 31. You must have an active membership to participate in all programs.

Newsletters are available at the Center.

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.

2019 dues are now being collected at the Center.

The January luncheon will be held at the Center on Jan. 16 at 11:30 a.m. 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 2019 FIRST PAID – FIRST RESERVED!

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

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

June 3: Murder at Lost Memories Manor. $97per person. Interactive murder mystery at downtown Buffalo’s newly restored 115 year old landmark The Barrel Factory. Includes buffet luncheon. Check out Lakeward Spirits craft distillery, Pressure Drop Brewing craft brewery, Bar Cultivar, Distillery and Tasting room, and more. A “sweet” mystery stop will be made on the way home.

June 9: 1:10 p.m. Yankees and Cleveland Indians game. All you can eat buffet until 7th inning. Club seating!

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

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

July 20: Great Wellsville Balloon Rally. $55 pp. See 35 Hot Air Balloons take flight from Island Park, making a delightful rainbow of color that floats over the Wellsville area. Enjoy the entertainment, food, and vendors at the Main Street Festival.

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

Details forthcoming on the following trips:

July: Wellsville Balloon Festival

August: Belhurst Castle in Geneva

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

Casino Trips:

Oct. 8: Musical Tribute to Beautiful and Carole King. Fun-filled, all male Carole King Tribute. Family friendly comedy. Custom musical arrangements. A cast from NYC. $78 per person for show, $20 free slot play, and buffet lunch. Seneca Niagara Casino.

Nov. 5: The Rat Pack. Tribute to Dean, Frank, and Sammy. Seneca Allegany. $78 per person for show, $20 free slot play, and buffet lunch.

Dec. 10: The Lettermen Hits and Holiday Show. Seneca Niagara. $78 per person for show, $20 free slot play, and buffet lunch.

Extended trips for 2019: David Wendt will be at the Center on Friday, Jan. 25 at 10:30 a.m. to discuss the extended trips.

Mid-Atlantic Rail Adventure: April 24 to 27. Final payment is due by Jan. 20. 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. Seats are still available.

Bavarian Europe: Sept. 10 to 20. Includes air fare to and from Austria. Then tour Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Northern Italy. Highlights include Milan, Matterhorn, Lucerne, Munich, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Danube River, Vienna, and more. Fliers re: this trip are now available. Seats are still 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 first meeting of the new year was called to order on Jan. 8, a rainy, mild 47 degree day. Richard Carlson was warmly welcomed into our friendly fold. Pauline Flitt announced that all are welcome to attend pasta night on Saturday, Jan. 19 following the 4:30 p.m. Mass at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Cost: $10 per person, family: $25. Call the office at 934-2233 for reservations. Deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 16. Flitt then revealed joyous news: the arrival of her new grandbaby in July. Felicitations, Pauline!! The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and “God Bless America” was sung with devotion to our country. Chaplain Dorothy Miniri tendered blessings and thanks for gifts received and for the food, fun and friends together again.

Pizza delivered by Ellie’s Deli was served and savored. Fruit cocktail and various sweets for the sweet were pleasing and plentiful, thanks to volunteers.

A new year is here. So what’s in store for us? A new frame of mind? All green lights on the road of life? Waking up every day with a better awareness of the world? “There’ll Be Some Changes Made – that’s for certain, especially since, in the world today a woman’s place IS in the House – the Senate, and the Oval Office. Now the future is filled with “High Hopes.” And lest we forget: “The Best Things in Life Are ‘buy one get two’ Free.'”

50/50 winners were Jan Snyder and Sue Shiloh (twice). Door prizes were won by Enabell Mirando, Bob Sutehall and Snyder. President Ed Newman called mind-sharpening bingo and the winners were Ellyn Sutehall, Lorrie Newman, Shirley Sikorski, Flitt (twice), Barbara Schulenberg, Snyder and Miniri.

At the next 1 p.m. meeting on Jan. 15 at the Silver Creek Senior Center, cake and ice cream will be served to celebrate January and February birthdays.

Stockton, Cassadaga, Lily Dale Senior Citizens

The Stockton, Cassadaga, Lily Dale Senior Citizens will not meet in January, February and March. The group will resume meetings in April. Have a good winter.

Westfield Senior Citizens

Twenty-six members of the Westfield Senior Citizens attended the Dec. 13 meeting at the YWCA. Angel ornaments and candy were at each place as gifts from the president, Pat Sciarrino.

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. Shirley Kolpien read a short funny story. President Sciarrino read “Always remember – every time an angel appears, they announce “Don’t be afraid.”

November minutes were read and accepted.

The treasurer’s report was read and accepted.

Dolores Kaufman reported birthdays for Darla Augur and Betty Wilson.

Members wished Judy Sumption well after her surgery.

Installation of officers was led by Kolpien:

President: Pat Sciarrino; Vice President: Dave Cochran; Treasurer: Pat Everts and Secretary: Ann Cochran.

The Cochrans will be out of town for the February and March meetings. Nancy Peters will take over as secretary and Kolpien for vice president.

There will be no meeting in January. The next luncheon/meeting is Feb. 10 at noon. President Sciarrino will set up a schedule for kitchen committee. Joyce Wainwright will step down as chairman. Members should bring a dish to pass and their table service, including cups and glasses.

Pauline Emilson puts our club calendar on the internet at Westfield.com.

Emilson led all in singing Christmas songs and was accompanied by Dr. Linda Phillips on keyboard.

A gift exchange ended the meeting.