Senior news

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for the week of Sept. 8 to 14

Sunday, Sept. 8: Pickle Ball at 6:30 p.m., L.K. Painter Center gym or Collins Town Park.

Monday, Sept. 9: Exercises w/Pat at LKP Center Yellow Room.


Wednesday, Sept. 11: LKP CENTER IS CLOSED TODAY!; Quilting w/ Florence at 10:30 a.m., Collins Library Community Room.

Thursday, Sept. 12: Yoga w/Suzie at 11 a.m., LKP Center gym, small fee.

Friday, Sept. 13: Exercises w/Pat at 10 a.m., LKP Center gym; Potluck Lunch at noon, Painter Center Yellow Room. Bring a dish to pass – everyone is welcome !

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 Street 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 – 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 drivers license, and a pen. Limited seats are available – call 532-2006 ext. 21 to attend.

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 has begun. 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:

The Amish Brown Bag tour scheduled for Sept. 24 is sold out.

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 unless noted otherwise .

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.

Grape Belt Senior News

Aerobics and Weights with Catherine on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. No aerobics and weights classes Aug. 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!

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. 12. 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: Seats are still available for the 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. Payment is due.

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. Pay by Sept. 12.

Dec. 10: The Lettermen Hits and Holiday Show. Seneca Niagara. $78 per person for show, $20 free slot play, and buffet lunch. Pay by Nov. 4.

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.

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.

Silver Creek Seniors

The Sept. 3 meeting opened on a warm first Tuesday of the month. The Pledge Of Allegiance was recited, a moment of silent prayer was offered for all victims of Hurricane Dorian, and “God Bless America” was sung with emotion. President Ed Newman invoked the blessing and gave thanks for the special gift of Joyce Markham and her family being an endearing part of our lives. (Joyce passed away on Sept. 1 at the age of 101). The president also offered thanks for the comforting pizza we were about to receive. The pizza was delivered by Ellie’s Deli, served and enjoyed along with chips and salsa dip, fruit salad, fluffy raspberry gelatin, various comfort cookies and bagged, wrapped candies. Many thanks to our volunteers.

More support came from the comedy corner duo Pauline Flitt and Don Burghardt, tossing around pizza questions and answers. For example: “What is your dog’s favorite pizza?” Answer: “Pupporini.” “What does an anteater order on its pizza?” Answer: Ant-chovies.

School has started, bringing to mind our own childhood “School Days” as we go back in time. There’s still that little kid inside who learned the “ABC”s and had fun singing “The Wheels on the Bus.” Quite a contrast from today, as children work on computers in kindergarten. Which was better – then or now? We voted – “then” won!

Today’s memory songs were dedicated to Joyce – a beloved gym and language teacher.

50/50 winners were Bryan Ahl, Judy Hahn and Phyllis Burghardt. Door prizes were won by Hahn and Sue Borowski. Unexpected bonus prizes of sunflower bouquets were awarded via random drawing to Flitt, Sally Shevlin, Ed Newman and Betty Moores. Thanks to the Sutehalls – Bob and Ellyn.

President Newman called mind-sharpening bingo in memory of Joyce, who just the Tuesday before, had won the special big bingo prize midst a round of applause. The winners today were Harry Suski (twice), Don Burghardt (twice), Lorraine Bailey, Lorrie Newman, Enabell Mirando, Jan Snyder, Jean McDaneld and Shevlin.

At the next 1 p.m. meeting on Sept. 10 at the clubhouse, potluck will be served. Bring your favorite dish.

Sheridan Seniors

The Sheridan Seniors will meet at the Silver Creek Seniors club house on Route 5 on Friday, Sept. 13 at noon.


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