Senior News Briefs

Mayville Seniors

The Mayville Seniors gathered on June 20 for their second meeting of the month. A choice of many dishes donated by the member was enjoyed. Dianne Goodrich gave the invocation and later devotions. President Janet Loomis led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. Bonnie Johnson gave the secretary’s report and Edna Brown followed with the treasure’s report. Mary Carlson reported on the birthdays and anniversaries for the month of June.

Jeff Wagner said they still had two seats for the Pittsburgh trip on July 23. They are taking reservations for the Ohio Amish and cheese trip on Sept. 11 and final payment is due on July 25. The members price is $113 and non-members price is $117.

Frankie from the Office for the Aging was there to sell tickets for the Senior Picnic at Midway Park in July. The kitchen committee was thanked by all the members.

There will only be one meeting each month in July and August. The July meeting is on July18. The club is supplying subs for the members. The sign-up sheet for subs was posted at the last three meetings.

Bring a dish that goes with a sub or pay $3 if you are unable to bring a dish. Door prizes were won by Joyce Ayres, Rex Wilson and Kathy Sukalac. The lottery was won by Judy Ottaway.

After the meeting, program chairman Bill Tornstrom introduced Walter Pickut, Contributing Editor of the Jamestown Gazette. He explained the difference between the Free Gazette and a daily paper as well as the difference between a reporter and a journalist.

At our July meeting we will hear from Jill Szumigala. She will talk to us about her trip to Washington D. C. and visiting several museums to learn about the Holocaust.

Silver Creek Seniors

The July 2 meeting opened on the first Tuesday of the month. President Ed Newman warmly welcomed guest Cindy Anger, daughter of Joan and Harry Suski. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and “God Bless America” was sung with honor. Pauline Flitt offered thanks for the friendship that’s shared, the food prepared and the blessings received. The old saying “food fit for a king” (and a queen) was evident at our bountiful table filled with refreshing salads containing abundant health benefits through their crisp, sparkling ingredients. Desserts ensured sweetness and comfort thanks to our generous volunteers.

Laughter proved plentiful also, featuring not one, not two, but three comedy corner players – Lorrie Newman, Flitt and Don Burghardt, who continued the therapeutic use of humor to help us laugh our way around life’s little obstacles.

Today we are celebrating the Fourth of July holiday, commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on that day in 1776 with songs of freedom. “This is My Country,” “America the Beautiful” and thanks to Betsy Ross, “You’re a Grand Old Flag.” May God Bless you and keep you, and “God Bless America.”

50/50 winners were Shirley Sikorski, Ed Newman and Burghardt. Door prizes were won by Richard Carlson and Sikorski. Jan Snyder called mind-sharpening bingo and the winners were Lorraine Bailey, Lorrie Newman, Flitt, Mary Ann Seibert, Judy Hahn, Betty Moores, Marilyn Flint and Lorrie Newman.

The 1 p.m. July meeting at the Senior Center clubhouse will feature an old-time B.Y.O.B. L. Translation: Bring Your Own Bag Lunch. Several members stayed and played a delightful round of Mexican train.

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 five free tastings at three wineries and a microbrewery. Buffet lunch at Belhurst Castle. Belhurst Winery for five 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:

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

Sheridan Happy Seniors will meet on Friday, July 12 at the Silver Creek Senior clubhouse on Route 5. The meeting starts at noon. Pizza will be on the menu.

Collins Center Seniors

The next meeting for the Collins Center Seniors will be Monday, July 22 at the Gowanda American Legion with a potluck lunch at noon followed by a short meeting.

“NY CRAFT & SAMPLING TOUR” Tuesday., July 9. Departure time is 8:15 a.m. from the parking lot behind the stores on Main Street, Gowanda.

Seats are available July 25 for “CUSTOMER APPRECIATION at the SENECA NIAGARA CASINO.” Receive $30 play and a free lunch buffet. Cost is $27. Payment is due.

Seats are available Aug. 14 for a fun and memorable “MYSTERY TOUR.” Payment is due.

Sept.10: “AFTERNOON WITH THE STARS” at the Seneca Allegany Casino. Enjoy an afternoon with Las Vegas’ number one impersonators of all time. Receive tickets for the show, $20 play and a free lunch buffet.

Sept. 19 “FALL in CANANDAIGUA” The Finger Lakes is famous for its Canandaigua Lake and shops situated on Main Street. We will enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Canandaigua Lady Paddle wheeler. In the afternoon, our visit includes a wine tasting, Docent led Mansion tour and guided tour of Sonnenberg Gardens.

For additional information visit the 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.

United Seniors

Reminder for the luncheon, meeting for July 8, United Seniors at the Fredonia Beaver Club, 64 Prospect St., Fredonia. Send all monies, $10, to Evonne Hennebery, P.O. Box 706, Dunkirk, N.Y. 14048. Menu, will be picnic foods: hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, baked beans, corn and dessert. Thank you. Hope to see everyone there. (Linda Riley)

Dunkirk Senior Center News

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 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.

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for the week of July 7 to 13

Sunday, July 7: Pickle Ball at 6:30 p.m., L.K. Painter Center gym.

Wednesday, July 10: 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.

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 Street 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. 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. Check in by 8:30 a.m. Bring your check, your AARP member card (if a member), your driver’s license and a pen.

Casino Trip

The United Senior Council of Chautauqua County is sponsoring a bus trip to the Casino at Niagara Falls on Wednesday, Aug. 28. The cost is $35 per person and seats must be reserved and paid for no later than July 10. There are still seats available. Anyone who is interested in this trip should contact Connie Whitman at 763-0544.


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