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Senior News

Submitted Photo The Silver Creek Seniors dressed up for Halloween at their Oct. 30 meeting.

Dunkirk Senior Center

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 be accepted beginning Dec. 2.

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.

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for the week of Nov. 3 to Nov. 9.

Sunday, Nov. 3: Pickle Ball at 6:30 p.m., L.K. Painter Center gym or Collins Town Park.

Monday, Nov. 4: Exercises w/Pat at 10 a.m., LKP Center gym.

Tuesday, Nov. 5: A.S.A. w/ Kim at 9 a.m., Painter Center gym. Small fee.

Wednesday, Nov. 6: 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 1 p.m., Painter Center Rose Room; Senior Bowling at 1 p.m. at K&L Lanes in Gowanda, small fee.

Friday, Nov. 8: 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. Checks must be received before Nov. 13. Make checks out to: “Town of Collins” and send to: Town of Collins, Box 420, Collins, NY 14034

** 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. The fee for the lunch is $3.

** BRING TO THE CLASS: Your check made out to “AARP” for the class fee – cash is not accepted; the lunch fee of $3 (if you are signed up for lunch); your drivers license; your AARP card (if a member) and a pen.

PLEASE CHECK IN BY 8:30 a.m. – CLASS BEGINS AT 9 a.m. SHARP !** IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN! The Collins 50 Plus Seniors will be working along with Love INC to collect donations for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive at Shop N Save in Gowanda. If you would like to participate, call 532-2006 ext. 21. Money collected stays in this local area and is used to buy food and water to give out during times of emergencies or natural disasters. Please help and donate your time and man the Red Kettle!

United Seniors

Just a friendly reminder, the United Seniors next meeting will be Nov. 11 at the Fredonia Beaver Club, 64 Prospect St. Veterans eat free. The menu for November will be roasted turkey breast with stuffing, mashed potatoes, tossed salad with homemade dressings and pumpkin pie. The cost is $10 per person. All monies should be sent to Evonne Hennebery, P.O. Box 706, Dunkirk, NY 14048. Thank you to ALL veterans for your service …

Grape Belt Seniors

Aerobics and Weights with Catherine on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m.

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!

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. Be behind Big Lots at 9:15 a.m. Bring photo ID.

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.

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.

Forestville Seniors

The Forestville Seniors Pioneer Club will have their Christmas dinner on Thursday, Nov. 7 at noon at Native Pride, 11359 Southwestern Blvd., Irving.

Silver Creek Seniors

The Oct. 29 meeting was replaced with the annual invitation to a harvest-themed luncheon held in the lobby at Silver Creek Central School for the Silver Creek and Sheridan Happy Seniors. Superintendent Todd Crandall and Board member Greg Cole warmly welcomed the appreciative assemblage. Superintendent Crandall then introduced School Secretary Emily McCurdy, who replaces retired secretary Linda Borrello. Everyone gathered at tables adorned with symbols of harvest time and of giving thanks. A delicious traditional turkey-with-all-the-trimmings meal was catered by Dolly of Wolf’s Run Busy Beaver on Route 438. Beverages were supplied by Silver Creek Central Schools’ cafeteria contractor, Personal Touch, managed by Jennifer Polowy. Serving were the following Silver Creek Administrators: Todd Crandall, Superintendent; Lisa Rohloff, Business Administrator; Carol Privitere, Director of Pupil Personnel Services; Eleanor Payne, Middle School Principal and Merrie Maxon, Elementary School Principal. Thomas Buczkowski, High School Principal was unable to attend.

Musical selections were performed by Phillip McMullen’s High School Chorus and Kiersten Roetzer’s High School Band.

Superintendent Crandall gave an update on the Capital Project and the start of the school year. He also discussed upcoming events, such as the Middle School Musical and Holiday Concerts. It was the best of times: we gave thanks, we listened, we learned and we applauded everyone responsible for that beautiful sunny day.

The regular meeting was held on Oct. 30 at the clubhouse as we celebrated Halloween. The next 1 p.m. meeting will take place on Election Day, Nov. 5. Soups will be served.

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