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. 20 meeting opened on a day made for celebrating. President Ed Newman warmly welcomed back Richard Gordon and then announced that a long time ago, in 1929, on an early August morn, a tiny babe, christened Harry Suski, was born. The Suski family arrived with birthday cake and Mylar balloons in hand. Midst applause and cheers, “Happy Birthday” was sung with gusto, followed by the playful tune “I’m Just Wild About Harry.” It was a gala way to start the day. Congratulations to Harry on his new title — “nonagenarian.”

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and “God Bless America” was sung with appreciation. Pauline Flitt offered the blessing, giving thanks for the beautiful day and for those who farm and work the land to provide us with the food we are about to share. The sloppy joes were served at a table brimming with savory side orders of various salads, deviled eggs, fresh fruit platters and pudding, cinnamon applesauce, cookies and cake. Thanks again to our reliable volunteers.

The comedy corner was in full swing with humorous stories by Don Burghardt, Flitt, Joan Suski and Cindy Anger. We never have to unwrap the gift of laughter.

Pretending is an important part of development. It’s how we learn and it’s part of the ongoing process of life. The memory songs today will encourage you to “Pretend” so that your happiness and “My Happiness” will never end.

50/50 winners were Enabell Mirando, Jan Snyder and Ed Newman. Door prizes were won by Jean McDaneld, Lorrie Newman and Marilyn Flint. President Newman called mind-sharpening bingo and the winners were Snyder, Brooks Truitt (four times), Claudia Markham, Ellyn Sutehall, Mirando and Earl Sheeler.

At the next clubhouse 1 p.m. meeting on Aug. 27, July and August birthdays will be celebrated with cake and ice cream.

Share & Care Seniors

All seniors are welcome to the Share & Care Seniors Party at the Fredonia Beaver Club, 64 Prospect St., Fredonia. The event will take place Wednesday, Sept. 4. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for pinochle players. The buffet luncheon begins at 12:15 p.m. The menu includes stuffed chicken breast, roast beef/gravy, mashed potato, tossed salad, rolls, mixed vegetables and watermelon. The cost is $8 per person. Bingo will follow.

Paid reservations only will be accepted. The deadline is Friday, Aug. 30. Send checks to Share & Care Seniors, P.O. Box 446, Fredonia, NY 14063.

For information, call Laurito at 679-1060 or Cerrie at 679-4386.

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for the week of Aug. 25 to 31

Sunday, Aug. 25: Pickle Ball at 6:30 p.m., L.K. Painter Center gym or Collins Town Park.

Wednesday, Aug. 28: No Senior Activities today at L.K. Painter Center.

Active Senior Aerobics w/Kim starts up on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 9 a.m. in the Painter Center gym.

Yoga w/Suzie starts up 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. We start the day 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 / $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. Bring your check, your AARP member card(if a member), your drivers 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!

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.

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.