Senior News Briefs

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for the week of June 30 – July 6

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

Wednesday, July 3: 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.

Friday, July 5: Movie Day, 1 p.m. at the Collins Library. This month’s film is a comedy/drama starring Kevin Hart and Nicole Kidman. Popcorn will be served.

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.

The next AARP Defensive Driving Class will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. 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. and bring your check, your AARP member card(if a member), your driver’s license and a pen.

Dunkirk Senior Center News

Big Bingo will continue through December, with sessions scheduled for the second Wednesday of the month. The cost is $5 per person. Doors open at 3 and there is a free “light lunch.”

There will be an ice cream social and beverages on Thursday, Aug. 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. for $1 per member. There will also be raffles. The event is for members only. Sign-up will begin the first week of July.

Tai Chi is cancelled for July and August. The painting class is also cancelled for July and August, and will resume in September.

Travel updates for 2019:

A Presque Isle Casino trip has a few remaining seats but the cut-off date is today, June 28. It is booked for Sunday, July 14, leaving at 1 p.m., returning between 9 and 9:30 p.m. Included will be the horse races from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Price per member is $35, which includes $35 for slots. There is no food bonus.

The Turning Stone-del Lago trip will be Sunday, Oct. 6 and Monday, Oct. 7. The price is $240 per person. Details will be available on the flier. Sign-ups will begin Monday, July 1.

There are two upcoming Customer Appreciation trips: Tuesday, Nov. 12 to Seneca Niagara Falls Casino. The price per person is $30. There will be $30 slots and a free buffet. The sign-up will begin Monday, Sept. 9.

Thursday, Dec. 12 to Seneca Allegany Casino. The price per person is $30 and includes $30 slots and a free buffet. Sign-up begins Monday, Oct. 7.

An Amish Middlefield,Ohio brown-bag tour is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 24. The price is $89 per person. It includes five stops: the Swiss Cheese House, Farmers’ Market, Mary Yoder Bakery, Nauvoo Market and an Amish wedding dinner. It leaves at 8 a.m. and returns 8 or 9 p.m. There is lots of walking involved. Sign-up will begin in July.

Two mini-bus trips are being negotiated (capacity 24). First come, first serve. The one for Thursday, Aug. 22 to Polka Buzz is full. The second is for Wednesday, Sept. 18. We’re going to a musical dinner matinee at Celoron Harbor Hotel. The price is $52, which includes lunch and a show. Details are available at the Center. There are only a few seats available. Sign up now.

Watch the OBSERVER on Friday’s Senior page for details of upcoming trips as they are finalized.

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

The office, located at 45 Cliffstar Court, is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday all day from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Center’s phone number is 366-7530.

Forestville Pioneer Club

The Forestville Pioneer Club will meet on July 1 at the municipal building on Chestnut Street. Lunch is at 11:45 a.m. and a meeting at 12:30 p.m., following.

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!

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.

Silver Creek Seniors

The June 25 meeting was called to order on the last Tuesday of a salubrious month. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and “God Bless America” was sung with emotion. President Ed Newman called forth thanks for the food prepared and blessings for those who are with us today and for those who could not be with us. He introduced guest Frankie Rothwell of the Office for the Aging, who had tickets available for the Friday, July 19 at Midway State Park. For further information, please call any Office for the Aging in Dunkirk, Mayville or Jamestown before July 5.

Today we savored that good old-time favorite, American first-choice treat – strawberry shortcake. Many thanks to volunteers who prepared the berries and biscuits for that special June delight.

Don Burghardt joined Lorrie Newman at the Comedy Corner and both narrated humorous stories on human relationships and the aromatic potential at supermarkets of the future. The laughter and the funniness were contagious.

Today’s memory songs will take us back to a simpler but sweeter time when words in a song were actually understood. For example: “My Blue Heaven,” is waiting for “Me and My Gal.” Now I ask you very confidentially, “Ain’t She Sweet.”

50/50 winners were Shirley Sikorski, Enabell Mirando and Mary Congdon. Door prizes were won by Earl Sheeler and Bob Sutehall. President Newman called bingo and the winners were Richard Carlson (twice), Congdon, Joan Suski (twice), Jan Snyder and Ruth Sheeler.

At the 1 p.m. July 2 meeting at the Senior Center Club, salads will be served thanks to volunteers. Seniors over 55 are welcome to join us on Tuesdays. We are awesome, as our welcome mat indicates.

United Seniors

The United Seniors met on June 10 at the Beaver Club in Fredonia. There were 29 members present. All guests and members were welcomed.

Mary Mattesson led the group with the Pledge Of Allegiance and sang “God Bless America.” Wendy Black gave the blessing. Birthdays for the month were announced, and those celebrating were asked to stand. June birthdays are Charles Alaimo, Anthony Borrello, Robin Carr, Howard Gloss, Jeannie Hauser, Phyllis Laurito, Linda Riley and Gen Ludemann.

The next meeting will be Monday, July 8. All money for the July luncheon ($10) should be sent to Evonne Hennebery, P.O Box 706, Dunkirk, N.Y. 14048.

Everyone enjoyed our catered luncheon from Fred’s. We had delicious roasted chicken quarters, roasted red potatoes, peas/carrots, fresh tossed salad with homemade dressing and strawberry shortcake.

The menu for the July meeting will be picnic foods, hamburgers, hotdogs, macaroni salad. There may be a few changes before the meeting, but it will be posted before the meeting in an article in the OBSERVER.

The callers were thanked: Pat Ebert, Nancy Niebel, Josie Wierczynski and Linda Riley. Announcement: David Kolassa passed away.

The treasurer’s report by Linda Riley was accepted. Thejoke of the day was given by Russell Dalby, and everyone enjoyed the bingo games.

Westfield Senior Citizens

23 members and one guest enjoyed a dish-to-pass supper at the YWCA at 6 p.m. on June 13. President Pat Sciarrino called the meeting to order and Shirley Kolpien shared a couple of jokes with us. Members recited the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by singing “God Bless America.”

Rev. Ron Sumption shared devotions based on Galatians 5:22: “Fruits of the Spirit.” He also reminded us to remember freedom’s meaning on July 4th.

The secretary’s report was read and accepted. Thanks were given to Julie Holland and Carol Reynolds for their help in May. Pat Everts gave the treasurer’s report: Beginning balance was $751.38. Receipts of $36 ($13 entertainment fund, $8 for 50/50, $5 for a dinner). Balance of $778.38. The entertainment fund is now $97. The report was approved by members.

Jan and Ron Van Ord and Merle Wertz are the kitchen committee for July. Pat will call and confirm with them. Joyce Wainwright will do a list of how to do set up and how to use the coffee maker and where to find supplies in the cupboard. The monthly kitchen committee also provides desserts for the supper.

The 50/50 was won by Darla Augur.

It was suggested that our club needs a new name. Members are asked to give suggestions.

Bring a dish-to-pass on July 11 at 6 p.m. at the Y.W.C.A. and personal table service.

Line dancers with Connie Glaser will entertain after the dinner.


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