Senior News Briefs

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for the week of June 23 – 29:

Sunday, June 23: Pickle Ball, 6:30 p.m., L.K. Painter Center gym.

Wednesday, June 26: 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.

Join the Collins 50 Plus Seniors on Friday, Dec. 20 for the “Holiday Pops Show” at Kleinhans Music Hall. This show is a sell-out every year! We start with coffee and doughnuts after we arrive, enjoy the wonderful pops show, then a delicious lunch at Pearl St. Grill. Travel by coach bus. Package price of $110. Call 532-2006 ext. 21 to sign up or for more details. This show is limited to 35, so sign up early.

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.

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 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 to 10:30 a.m.

Trips planned for 2019 FIRST PAID – FIRST RESERVED!

June 26: Customer Appreciation. Be behind Big Lots by 10:30 a.m.

July 20: Great Wellsville Balloon Rally. $55 per person. 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. Pay by June 24. Be behind Big Lots at 10:30 a.m.

July 26: Customer Appreciation. Seneca Niagara. Pay $30. Get $30 in slots and free buffet. Pay by June 24.

Aug. 21: Belhurst Castle. Built in the 1880’s overlooking Seneca Lake. $115 per person. Visit Three Brother Estate Winery. Enjoy 5 free tastings at three wineries and a microbrewery. Buffet lunch at Belhurst Castle. Belhurst Winery for 5 tastings. A stop at Muranda cheese factory before departing for home. Pay by June 24.

Sept. 4: Grove City Shopping and Oh, So Much More. $73 per person. Includes stop at Campbell Pottery in Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania. Shopping at Grove City Outlet Mall. Includes lunch at Hoss’s Restaurant. Over 140 Brand Named Outlets. Final stop is Wendell August Forge featuring handcrafted metal giftware. Pay by July 31.

October 29: “Witches Brew” the Musical – Bradford, Pennsylvania. $106 per person. First stop is Zippo/Case Museum. Next, enjoy a sit down lunch at Beefeaters Restaurant, followed by the Broadway style show, “Witches Brew, the Musical” featuring Enchante Cabaret. After the show, visit the Main Street Mercantile and the Tin Ceiling Gift Shop.

Casino trips with shows:

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:

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. Those who have paid 2019 dues are eligible to join the FB group.

Sheridan Happy Seniors

The June monthly meeting was held on Friday, June 14. There were 20 members in attendance. The meeting started out with the singing of the “Happy Seniors” song. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited followed by the singing of “God Bless America.” Arlene Miller then said the Blessing.

The following members were welcomed back: Betty Kuzora, Rose Cerrie, Lorrie and Ed Newman. The guest and new member was Pauline Flitt, who will be helping out with future activities. Another new member was Ruth Sheeler, who read an article about the things that have changed during the years. Thanks to Angie Logan for bringing in the article and also for giving the treasurer’s report. Congratulations to Shirley Sikorski for winning the Riles & Woolley drawing. “Happy Birthday” to Max Church, who was unable to make the meeting.

Sandwiches for the luncheon were made by Judy Hahn and Marilyn Flint. There were also pickles, chips, cookies and refreshments. The club will furnish pizza from Ellie’s Deli for the meeting in July.

Everyone enjoyed playing more bingo games than usual. Bingo winners were Robert Burt, Sikorski, Sheeler, Flitt, Kuzora, Cerrie, Arlene Lawrence, Enabell Mirando and Hahn. Bingo was called by Eleanor Lemiszko.

After bingo the “Happy Seniors” song was sung ending a “happy” meeting.

Hope to see everyone at the next monthly meeting on Friday, July 12 at noon. All seniors 55 or older are invited to attend. Meetings are held at the Silver Creek Seniors Center at noon.

Silver Creek Seniors

The June 18 meeting was called to order on a perfect day — “and what is so rare as a day in June?” The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and “God Bless America” was sung with respect. Chaplain Dorothy Miniri invoked thanks for blessings received, food prepared and for gifts of health and healing.

Call them frankfurters, hot dogs or wieners: with all the garnishes, they were a hit with the taste buds. Side dishes of baked beans, baked ziti, coleslaw, potato salad and sauerkraut made the eats complete. Add to that desserts of Boston cream cake, lemon brownies, chocolate chip, chocolate drops and vanilla cookies and you’ll say “mmm good.” Thank you, volunteers!

Studies show that the thought processes involved in telling a joke force us to use our entire brain, which makes it more agile. Pauline Flitt tested our agility with more brain teasers. For example, what intelligent dog would Dracula choose for a pet? A Bloodhound, of course!

At the Senior Center, we have proclaimed this week as “Happy Week.” On Sunday, we honored Father’s Day; then, we officially welcome the first day of summer today. This shows that “Happy Days are here again” as we start the summer season on a musical journey with a “Ferry Boat Serenade.” P.S. At our Senior Club, every Tuesday is the start of a happy week.

Fifty-fifty winners were Jan Snyder, Sally Shevlin and Flitt. Door prizes were won by Joan Suski, Mary Wade and Lorraine Bailey. President Ed Newman called mind-sharpening bingo and the winners were Flitt, Shevlin, Lorrie Newman (twice), Eleanor Lemiszko, Shirley Siborski and Bailey.

At the next 1 p.m. meeting on Tuesday, June 25, strawberry shortcake will be served thanks to volunteer participation and preparation.

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