Senior News Briefs

Dunkirk Senior Center News

Big Bingo will be held Sept. 11.

Watch for new programs (including line dancing in October). Adjusted times and renewals of other programs will be announced. Check your newsletter calendars for September and October.

The Senior Center will sponsor a potluck dinner on Friday, Sept. 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. with music by the Kokomo Time Band. The price per member is $7 or a dish to pass (enough for 12 to 15 people). Meat will be provided by the Center. Limit of 80 people. No sales at the door. Sign-up will begin Wednesday, Aug. 21. The choice of a dish to contribute will be made at the time of sign-up.

For the month of October, a chicken dinner with trimmings will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. Raffles and a 50/50 will be held. Sign-up starts Tuesday, Sept. 17. First come, first serve, – 80 only. No sales at the door.

Travel updates for 2019:

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. Tickets are still available. See the flyer or call the office.

The Turning Stone-del Lago overnight trip has been cancelled.

Sunday, Oct. 6 we have scheduled a one day trip to del Lago. The price is $40, which includes $25 in casino bonus and a free buffet. Sign-up begins Monday, Aug. 26.

Wednesday, Oct. 23 is a fall shopping trip to Erie. Stops include Boscov’s, Christmas Tree Shops, Gabriel Brothers. There will be a buffet lunch at Golden Corral included in the $25 per person cost. The trip leaves at 9 a.m. and returns 5:30/6 p.m. Sign-up begins Wednesday, Sept. 4.

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.

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

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.

Silver Creek Seniors

The Aug. 13 meeting was called to order on a cloudy day with rain on the way. President Ed Newman warmly welcomed guests Cindy Anger of Silver Creek, Debby Koper and husband Brooks Truitt of North Carolina, both daughters and son-in-law of the Suskis, Joan and Harry. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and “God Bless America” was sung with love.

Pauline Flitt invoked the blessing, giving thanks for the food we share, for the gift of every new day, and for our time together. The main course served was hamburgers baked in the oven with lovin’ care. Side salads, cheeses, pickled beets and crunchy veggies added to the goodness. Dark chocolate cake and fluffy raspberry gelatin made for a sweet finale. Many thanks to our valued volunteers.

The comedy corner, featuring humorous stories of love and marriage by Lorrie Newman and cute questions and answers from Flitt, was just what the doctor ordered – a healthy dose of laughter. Here’s an example: what did the frog order at a fast food order? French flies and diet croak.

Roses are a symbol of love. One given red rose tells someone “I love you.” Our memory songs are sending “One Dozen Roses,” and even more to everyone, everywhere. “What the World Needs Now is Love,” and “Our Love is Here to Stay,” awhile and then spread all over the world. Our goal is to make haste to make hate disintegrate. Never forget that we love you.

50/50 winners were Lorrie Newman, Carm Tampio and Bob Sutehall. door prizes were won by Tampio, Joyce Markham and Judy Hahn. Claudia Markham called mind-sharpening bingo and the winners were Ed Newman thrice, Harry Suski twice, Thelma Hilliker, Lorrie Newman, Tampio thrice, Earl Sheeler, Jan Snyder twice and Joan Suski.

The next 1 p.m. meeting on Aug. 20 at the senior clubhouse, sloppy joes will be served. If you wish, bring a dish to share.

Sheridan Happy Seniors

The August meeting was held at Liberty’s in Fredonia on Friday. Aug. 9. After everyone placed their order and had their beverage, the meeting began. The club received a thank you card from the winner of the Tops gift card, which the club donated to the Senior picnic at Midway. The winner is from Ripley and the club appreciates the thank you card.

Making sure everyone signed in, the drawing for Riles & Woolley was held. The winner for the month was Marilyn Flint. The next drawings were for the door prizes. These winners were; Rose Cerrie, Jean McDaneld and Burdella Warner. All winners of the door prizes are to make sure they bring a prize for the next meeting in September.

It was voted on having cake and ice cream for the September meeting. Club members Enabell Mirando, Warner and Flint volunteered to bring the cake and ice cream. While waiting for the food to arrive, Pauline Flitt told jokes that had everyone laughing. After all the drawings and jokes, Flitt gave the blessings just in time as the food arrived. So many great items on the menu. There were many different items ordered and several members got the Friday Fish Dinner. It was a great meal for all of us.

Hope to see you at the next meeting on Friday, Sept. 13 at noon. Meeting place is at the Silver Creek Seniors Center on Route 5.

Our Club is always looking for new members, so if anyone wants to join us once a month, feel free to stop by and enjoy the time spent with us.

Sinclairville Senior Citizens

On a warm Tuesday in August, the members of the Sinclairville Senior Citizens met at the Sinclairville Firehall Dining Room for a luncheon and meeting. President June Whipple welcomed all to the gathering, and Pastor Phil Shay led all in a blessing prior to the meal. Festival summer table decorations were provided by Jaymi Clark. A variety of delicious food was available for all to enjoy.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read by John Sipos, who also led all in the Pledge of Allegiance. Treasurer Charles Sylvester gave the financial report of the organization. The list of those celebrating a birthday and those celebrating an anniversary was read by sunshine chairman Betty Wielgasz. The birthday song was sung to Diane Minekime and Russell Delahoy. John and Susan Sipos were celebrating their wedding anniversary, and the anniversary song was sung by all.

Present Whipple told an adventure of arranging for a speaker, the calls and text messages. Sipos talked about a special birthday gift recently received from his nephew and his wife.

Meeting prizes were awarded by President Whipple. Recipients included Russell Delahoy, Ray Wood, President Whipple, Carol Hetrick, Ann Hellman, Diane Shaw, John Sipos, Jim Hendrickson, Jaymi Clark, and Diane Beard. The next gathering will be at the Sinclairville Firehall dining room on Tuesday Sept. 10 at noon. All those attending are asked to bring a dish of food to pass and their own table service. The guest speaker will be Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello. Table decorations will be provided by Linda Parmenter. New members are always welcome.

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for the week of Aug. 18 – 24:

Sunday, Aug. 18: Pickle Ball, 6:30 p.m., L.K. Painter Center gym or Collins Town Park.

Wednesday, Aug. 21: Exercises with Pat, 10 a.m., Painter Center Yellow Room. Games & Crafts with Pat, 1 p.m., Painter Center Rose Room.

Active Senior Aerobics w/Kim starts up again on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 9 a.m. in the Painter Center gym. Yoga with Donna starts up again on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 11 a.m. in the Painter Center gym.

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 over half full – 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 or $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.

Grape Belt Senior News

Aerobics and Weights with Catherine on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. No aerobics and weights classes August 26, 28, and 30.

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 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. 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 4-7, 2020; Treasures of Quebec by rail, July 27-31, 2020 and 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.