Senior news briefs
Brocton Portland Seniors
Brocton Portland Seniors met at the Brocton Legion on Tuesday, July 30, with Gil Seekings leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Members Gary Wilder and Clara Wilder are new to the Brocton Tri Church Parish where Clara is minister as of June 23. Committee of the day, was Tom DeJoe, Pat Zanghi, Jean Jaquith, Rita Stonefoot and Ruth Neal. Tables were set in red, white and blue for hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill by Bob Jagoda, Tom DeJoe, Bill Norris and Gil Seekings. Members brought many picnic salads, chips, and lots of great desserts. Secretary’s minutes were read by Ruth Neal. Treasurer’s report was given by Rita Stonefoot for June and July. Ahira Library’s concerts at Rykman Park are Aug. l, 8 and 15 at 6:30 p.m. Their writing contest ends Aug. 21. Marie Emke told of making pillow covers and lap quilts at the library, so call 792- 9418 for their craft projects. A thank-you note from OFA Becky Blume was read by Jean Jaquith for the porta potty at their OFA picnic. Margaret Jagoda reported the Salamanca Casino trip July 24 was a full bus success. The Jamestown Harmony Barbershop Chorus – two Daves, Dan and George, entertained with stories and songs; “Slop Uor Dlippers” Cinderillo Story by George. They have a group of 22 and will be performing at Tri Church in Brocton on Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. with refreshments to follow! Birthdays for July were Dorie Pierce, Floyd Carpenter, Elaine Ferguson and Dorothy Reading. Door prize winners were Fran Smith and Rita Stonefoot. Raffle winners were Ella Gaffney (2), Mary Carey, Dorothy Reading and June Woollett. Drawing for the Ice Cubes prizes were Dorothy Reading, Doris Pierce, Ella Gaffney, Wendy Black and Tom DeJoe.
The next meeting, Aug. 27, is a tureen with members to bring a dish to share and their own personal table service. Committee will be the officers – Tom DeJoe, Rita Stonefoot, Pat Zanghi, Jean Jaquith and Ruth Neal. Norma Sechrist is recovering at home after very recent heart surgery and is house-bound until recovery. Bingo By Bob, will be the program with cash prizes and a big winner. New members are welcome.
Mayville Seniors last met on July 18 with 47 people attending. A delicious lunch including subs and various dishes was enjoyed by all. Dianne Goodrich told two very funny stories and read a poem entitled “Little Deeds!” The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Janet Loomis. The secretary’s and treasurer’s reports were read. Mary Carlson, Goodwill Chairperson, listed July birthdays, anniversaries and cards sent. Janet Loomis and Jeff Wagner, tour directors, reminded those going on the Ohio Amish and Cheese Trip on Sept. 11 to pay the balance owed by July 25. The kitchen committee including Louise Richir, Joyce Ayers, Nancy Cole and Bill Tornstrom was thanked. We welcomed one new member, Russ Dalziel! Door prizes were won by Joan Hoglund, Dianne Goodrich and Ernest Farver.
Bill Tornstrom introduced Jill Saumigala to the group. Jill talked about her trip to Washington, DC and what she learned about the Holocaust.
All are welcome to come to the next meeting to be held at noon Aug. 15 at the Mayville VFW. We will be having sloppy joes prepared by Jeff and Sandy Wagner, along with your dish to pass. Melissa Bartok, Director of the Mayville Library, will be speaking. She will share her recent trip with her two daughters to Ireland. She has lots of pictures and interesting history to share with us.
Silver Creek Seniors
The July 30 meeting was called to order on the last Tuesday of the month. Where did the time go? President Newman warmly welcomed back Teri Weinheimer and our centenarian, Joyce Markham. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and “God Bless America” was sung with sincerity. Pauline Flitt invoked the blessing, giving thanks for the food prepared and for friends who are united in a circle of prayer that keeps them close and in touch. Pizza delivered by Ellie’s Deli was a pleasant indulgence along with tossed salad, pickles, olives, fruit and cookies for dessert, all thanks to volunteers.
In the lively comedy corner, Lorrie Newman and Joan Suski proved once again that a sense of humor goes hand in hand with keeping older adults bouncy and breezy. Their rib-tickling stories and one-liners drive our sense of humor into high gear. Flitt joined the fun with a perky, cow puppet presentation. It was very moooving.
Today’s memory songs are dedicated to the great state of “New York.” We are so grateful to be living on the shores of lovely Lake Erie. “How About You?” Do you agree? And how would you answer this Elvis Presley song’s question? “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” If the answer is yes, come join us on Tuesday at 1 p.m. at our senior clubhouse and share the food, friendship and fun.
50/50 winners were Weinheimer, Claudia Markham and Flitt. Door prizes were won by Thelma Hilliker, Don Burghardt and Enabell Mirando. Jan Snyder called mind-sharpening bingo and the winners were Weinheimer, Flitt, Earl Sheeler twice, Ellyn Sutehall, Mirando, Richard Carlson, Claudia Markham, Lorrie Newman and Ed Newman.
A reminder was made of the Aug. 3 Mt. Carmel Hall “trinkets and treasures indoor yard sale.” The Silver Creek Village Yard sale starts at 9 a.m., but early birds are welcome at Mt. Carmel.
At the next 1 p.m. meeting on Aug. 6, a corn roast picnic will take place. Bring a dish to pass if you wish.
The meeting ended with the singing of “Young at Heart.”
Collins Center Seniors
The next meeting for the Collins Center Seniors will be Monday, Aug. 26. at the Gowanda American Legion with a potluck lunch at noon.
The motor coach will depart from the parking lot behind the stores on Main Street, Gowanda at 8 a.m. on Aug. 14 for the “MYSTERY TOUR.”
The motor coach will depart at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18 for the “Thousand Island Tour.”
Seats available Sept. 10 for “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. Payment is due by Aug. 10.
Seats available 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. Payment is due by Aug. 15.
Oct. 9 we are off to Bradford, Pennsylvania for a sit-down lunch at Beefeaters Restaurant in the Historic 1901 Carnegie Library. Next we will enjoy a Broadway style show called “WITCHES BREW,” THE MUSICAL with 20 show tunes. Following the show, we will have time to wander through Main Street Mercantile with a variety of unique shops.
Oct. 28, we are going to delLago Casino.
For additional information, visit the website 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.
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 her own Facebook page. 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!
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. Be behind Big Lots at 7:50 a.m.
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.
Oct. 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. Payment due by Sept. 16. If you have signed up for this trip, let Judy know your choice of entree: chicken marsala or pork tenderloin.
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.
David Wendt will be at the Center on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 10:30 a.m. for the pre-departure meeting for Bavarian Europe. He will also present information on trips planned for 2020. Flyers are available for Holland MI Tulip Festival, May 5-8, 2020, and Treasures of Quebec by rail, July 27-31, 2020. Flyers forthcoming for Pacific Northwest, Sept. 8-15, 2020.
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.
Collins 50 Plus Seniors
Activities for the week of Aug. 4 – 10:
Sunday, Aug. 4: Pickle Ball, 6:30 p.m., L.K. Painter Center gym or Collins Town Park.
Wednesday, Aug. 7: Exercises with Pat, 10 a.m., Painter Center Yellow Room. Games & Crafts with Pat, 1 p.m., Painter Center Rose Room.
Please use the front entrance to the L.K. Painter Center for all Wednesday 50 Plus Senior Activities as Youth Rec. will be using the gym Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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. The bus is filling up fast – please 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; 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.
Share & Care Seniors
The Share & Care Seniors Board of Directors met recently to make plans for a September party. Let’s make hay while the sun shines and our local weather cooperates to share news and catch up with one another. A lot is going on in our area and it is time to Share and Care.
You do not see the Share & Care logo much anymore because our local OBSERVER carries all of our club news. When we were up at the Eagle Street School around 1985, the club was growing and the members decided to have a contest for a new name and logo. It was a shared luncheon table effort when Betty Holmes came up with the idea of two hands joining together in caring and sharing and Genevieve Tampio submitted the name and received the award. County Executive Mark Thomas approved the contest and was present for the presentation. Some of our members of the board were there to share this story.
Save Wednesday, Sept. 4 at noon at the Fredonia Beaver Club for another fun get-together. More information will follow in the OBSERVER.
Sheridan Happy Seniors
The Sheridan Happy Seniors will meet on Friday, Aug. 9 at noon at the Liberty Cafe. The charge is $5 for members.
A reminder for the United Seniors luncheon, meeting for Aug. 12 to take place at the Beaver Club. Send all monies ($10) to Evonne Hennebery, P.O. Box 706, Dunkirk, N.Y. 14048. Menu items will be Italian sausage (with green peppers, onions), fresh tossed salad with homemade dressing, potato salad, zucchini and strawberry shortcake. We are looking forward to seeing everyone come, and invite friends to join.