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Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for the week of Oct. 20 to 26

Sunday, Oct. 20: Pickle Ball at 6:30 p.m., L.K. Painter Center gym or Collins Town Park.

Monday, Oct. 21: Exercises w/Pat at 10 a.m., LKP Center gym.

Tuesday, Oct. 22: A.S.A. w/ Kim at 9 a.m., Painter Center gym. Small fee; Soup and Sandwich Lunch at noon, Painter Center Yellow Room. Come on out and enjoy a delicious lunch of split pea soup and egg salad sandwich for only $3.

Wednesday, Oct. 23: Exercises w/ Pat at 10 a.m., Painter Center gym; Quilting with Florence at 10:30 a.m., Collins Library Community Room; Games & Crafts w/ Pat at 1p.m., Painter Center Rose Room; Senior Bowling at 1 p.m. at K&L Lanes in Gowanda. Small fee.

Thursday, Oct. 24: Yoga w/Suzie at 11 a.m., LKP Center gym.

Friday, Oct. 25: Exercises w/Pat at 10 a.m., LKP Center gym; Community Service at 1p.m., Painter Center Rose Room. We are making holiday ornaments for local nursing home residents.

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 – sign up early !

** The next AARP Defensive Driving Class will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 26 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.

Dunkirk Senior Center News

Reserve the date of Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. This will be a very important general membership meeting. We are asking all members for their input on the new addition that will be going on the Senior Center. All seniors are encouraged to attend. and voice their opinions about the future of the building

Both Tai Chi and line dancing have started. Tai Chi takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m. 3 p.m. is for advanced students, and 3:30 is for “newbies.” Line dancing continues on Wednesdays from 11 to 11:30 a.m. through Nov. 6. Members can still join these activities.

Independent Health will be available at the Dunkirk Senior Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays from through Dec. 5 (for open enrollment). No appointment is necessary.

Travel updates: November and December customer appreciation trips are completely sold out with maximum capacity waiting lists.

An informational travel meeting for those who would like an input or to voice their concern for 2020 will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 2:30 p.m. in the Senior Center exercise room. Please try to attend.

You must have an active membership to participate in programs unless noted otherwise. Renewal memberships or new memberships for 2020 will not be available prior to Dec. 1.

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.

The October Harvest Luncheon is Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 11:30 a.m. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to pass.

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. This trip is full. Be behind Big Lots by 8:15 a.m.

Casino trips with shows:

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 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.

David Wendt will be at the Center on Monday, Oct. 28, at 10:30 a.m. to discuss the extended trips planned for 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 Oct. 15 meeting opened on a day of celebration. Vice President Joan Suski presided and warmly welcomed guests Jan Tarrant and Annette and Donald Hoeber, and in the same manner, welcomed back Richard Gordon and new member Carol DePasquale. Birthday best wishes were bestowed upon recipients Carl Mohart, Sue Borowski, Lorraine Bailey, Richard Gordon and Pauline Flitt, who are celebrating birthdays in the months of September and October. Missing were Ed Prowse and Teri Weinheimer. The traditional “Happy Birthday” song was sung with zip, zeal and zest. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and “God Bless America” was sung with sincerity. Chaplain Flitt invoked the blessing, giving thanks for the food we share, the friends who care and the love that is always there.

The well-supplied table featured a generous bowl of tossed salad, chicken hors d’oeuvres, a cheese platter and beets. The colorful birthday cake, described as an apple cider walnut cake with candy apple frosting, was baked in the oven with the lovin’ hands of Marilyn Flint. Thanks to everyone for the happy day.

The Comedy Corner was packed with humorous story-telling and questions and answers by Flitt, Don Burghardt, Don Hoeber, Gordon and Joan Suski and Jen Zlotnick. For example: “How did Moby Dick celebrate his birthday? He had a whale of a time.” We thank our amazing comics for the gift of laughter.

Children love birthday parties because they know what birthday parties are all about – they are all about having fun, and not fretting about getting a year older. We followed the children and took a “Sentimental Journey” on the “Chattanooga Choo Choo” where we gave tribute to those who have been “Working on the Railroad” to keep the rails safe. The child who dwells in the heart of each one of us had a light-hearted, happy day.

50/50 winners were Eleanor Lemiszko, Jan Snyder, and Ellyn Sutehall. Door prizes were won by Lemiszko and Earl Sheeler. Snyder called mind-sharpening bingo and the winners were Joan Suski, Flint, Ernie Hilliker, Harry Suski, (twice), Carm Tampio, Judy Hahn, Flitt, Burghardt and Thelma Hilliker.

On the next Oct. 22 meeting at the clubhouse, hamburgers will be served. If you wish, bring a dish to pass.

Sheridan Happy Seniors

On Friday, Oct. 11, the Sheridan Happy Seniors met for the last meeting of 2019. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited, followed by singing “God Bless America.” The Blessing was then given by Pauline Flitt.

There was a great turnout of members and also Joan Suski who visited as a guest. The Club House was decorated with fall tablecloths and many other decorations were representing this time of the year.

Lunch was delicious with all the potluck dishes brought to the table. Many desserts were served as well. There were three birthdays in the month of October to celebrate. “Happy Birthday” was sung to Arlene Miller, Angie Logan and Flitt. “Happy Birthday,” ladies !!!

Let the games begin, but first the drawings of all the door prizes. These winners were: Enabell Mirando, Lorrie Newman, Arlene Lawrence, Betty Kuzora, Burdella Warner and Deb Piglowski.

It was voted that members were allowed to win the Riles & Woolley drawing once a year. The last lucky winner of 2019 was Thelma Hilliker.

Bingo was called by Flitt and the winners were: Mirando, Newman, Joan Suski, Marilyn Flint, Eleanor Lemiszko, Thelma Hilliker, Miller, Kuzora, Dee Ogden and the Big winner of the last bingo game was Janice Polisoto.

As the last meeting of 2019 ended, everyone looks forward to the first meeting in 2020. That meeting will be on Friday, March 13 at noon. Hope to see everyone in March and don’t forget to bring a friend along.

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