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Brocton Portland Seniors

Brocton Portland Seniors met at the Brocton Legion on Tuesday, Dec. 17. Tom DeJoe opened the meeting for 44 members and two guests, Santa Claus and Lucy Hurley’s Christmas music. Pastor Clara Wilder gave a prayer of thanks after George Travis led the Pledge of Allegiance. Christmas Committee members Rita Bennett, Carm Johnson, Liz Stahlman and Shirley Wolnik had the tables set with Christmas table cloths, place settings, Santa napkins, candy canes and real tree centerpieces. Beulah Williams’ handmade felt Christmas ornaments were so clever. Luncheon from Bob Evans Restaurant consisted of their roast beef, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, carrots, rolls, banana and walnut breads, finished with their pumpkin and apple pies. Secretary Ruth Neal read November’s minutes. Treasurer Rita Stonefoot read her report. These were their last reports. Officers for the new year installment was held by Mary Tripi: for Vice President, Jean Jaquith; Secretary, Robin Carr; and Treasurer, Olive Becker. Margaret Jagoda will be installed in January as she was unable to attend due to a medical setback. The Ahira Library donation will be the old business in January.

Signed Christmas cards will be sent to Cora Patterson, Julia Schrantz, Bill Norris, Floyd Carpenter and Margaret Jagoda. Birthdays celebrated were Liz Stahlman. Anniversary of 41 years celebrated by Gil and Edie Seekings. Seven raffle winners were Linda Burton, Elaine Fredrickson, David Van Rennsselear, Lena Elliott, Judy Travis, Ruth Ann Foster and Carm Johnson.

Santa made it through the falling snow, of which there was a lot, and passed out gifts to each member with a knee ‘seat’ for everyone. Pictures were taken! He dashed out with a ho ho ho into the cold with a promise to return next year. Many drawings were held for Bob Evans quick breads and an apple pie. Eleven flashlights, Bacon Ranch basket, St Stephen’s Cafe’s 15 gifts as well as six mugs and four $25 gift cards. Dunkirk lce Cream donated ice cream cups.

Next meeting is Jan. 28, with tureen luncheon members to bring a dish to share and personal table service. Committee for the day will be Olive Becker and Ruth Ann Foster. Members’ dues are due for the new year and new members are always welcome. Meetings are the last Tuesday of each month for social hour, noon luncheon and a program.

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for Jan. 5 to 11

Sunday, Jan. 5: Pickle Ball at 6 p.m., L.K. Painter Center gym.

Monday, Jan. 6: Exercises w/Pat at 10 a.m., LKP Center gym.

Tuesday, Jan. 7: Active Senior Aerobics with Kim at 9 a.m., Painter Center gym. (small fee).

Wednesday, Jan. 8: Exercises with Pat at 10 a.m., Painter Center gym; Quilting with Florence at 10:30 a.m., Collins Library Community Room; Bowling at 1 p.m. at K&L Lanes in Gowanda (small fee).

Thursday, Jan. 9: Yoga at 10 a.m., L.K. Painter Center gym.

Friday Jan. 10: Percussion & Exercise with Kim at 9 a.m., (small fee); Exercises with Pat at 10 a.m., Painter Center gym; Potluck Lunch at noon, Painter Center Yellow Room. Come out, bring a dish to pass and see your friends !

** In case of inclement weather, check Channel 2 News or Channel 7 News for L.K. Painter Center/50 Plus Senior Closings.

Collins Center Seniors

The Collins Center Seniors enjoyed many fun and memorable trips in 2019 and are looking forward to new and different adventures in 2020.

On Believe day, Dec. 6, the Collins Center Seniors delivered 36,339 letters for Santa at Macy’s Walden Galleria. Macy’s donates $2 for every letter delivered on Believe Day to Make-A-Wish America. This year our letters were worth $72,678. and that money will stay in Western New York. This was the eighth year we have collected letters for Santa at Macy’s and as always it was a fun and worthwhile project. THANK YOU to everyone for your letters. Wishes can come true when we believe

March 16, we are going to the Seneca Niagara Casino for a “ST. PATRICK’S DAY SHOW.” Dress in green and enjoy a delicious lunch buffet and a fantastic afternoon show. Sing along with “McNamara’s Band,” “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” and other favorites. Irish dancers join this colorful variety show featuring full costume tributes to Elvis, Judy Garland, Kermit the Frog and Neil Diamond. Cost is $59 and includes show tickets, free lunch buffet and $20 free play. We will have 2 motor coaches for this trip and non-members are welcome. Payment is due Jan. 27.

May 4 is “ELVIS AT DelLAGO CASINO” in the Vine Event Center. Enjoy an afternoon of entertainment by Terry Buchwald as Elvis. Cost is $69 and includes tickets to the show, free lunch buffet and $25 free play.

The Collins Center Seniors will host FOUR amazing overnight tours in 2020 with Know How Tours. NOTE: Contact Irene Pfeifer 532-4268 or Bridget Farmer 532-9586 for additional information or to book any of the following trips. #1 “Fireworks in New York on July 4th.” July 3 through 6 with stops at West Point, FDR Home, NYC sights, we will watch the fireworks over New York City from a Hudson River Cruise and more. #2 “Rhode Island Adventure” July 13 through 16 with visits to Mansions, beautiful beaches and bluffs, Historic Lighthouses and more. #3 “America’s Wild West” Sept. 8 through 16. This unforgettable adventure includes Badlands National Park, Crazy Horse, Mount Rushmore, a Mississippi River Cruise, four-nights stay in Sturgis and much more. #4 “Christmas at the Biltmore” Nov. 16 through 20. Enjoy a day at the Biltmore Estate, America’s largest home with 250 rooms decorated with dozens of Christmas trees, miles of garland and thousands of ornaments. Members and non-members are welcome on each of the tours.

Thank you to all our members for your continued loyal support. We wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year.

For additional information visit the web site at www.knowhowtours.com/collinscenter or contact Irene Pfeifer at 532-4268 or Bridget Farner at 532-9586. Make checks payable to Collins Center Seniors, 13851 Quaker St., Collins, NY 14034.

Dunkirk Senior Center

Our Super Bowl sign-up begins Monday, Jan. 6.

All programs are back in effect as of Jan. 1.

The delLago trip on Sunday, Jan. 19 is full.

There are still 14 openings for the late-booked trip to Buffalo Creek on Jan. 29. The price per trip is $25 per member. It provides $15 casino bonus and $15 food credit. All reservations and monies must be to D&F by Jan. 15.

Also, a small mini bus trip to Niagara Falls outlets is scheduled on Thursday, Feb. 20 with early lunch at Pegasus in Hamburg. The price is $15, with lunch and transportation included. The capacity is 22. There are 10 seats left.

Other upcoming trips include a Seneca Niagara Casino customer appreciation trip on Tuesday, March 24 with sign-up beginning open Jan. 13 and Easter Shopping/Broadway Market in the Square trip on Tuesday, April 7 with sign-up beginning Feb. 10. Details can be found in the January/February newsletter, available in the Senior Center office for members.

Membership renewal ($5 per year), dues for 2020 are now being accepted. Any present member turning 85 years of age by Jan. 31, 2020 will have dues waived and get an Honorary card. New members must be at least 50 years of age. In order to attend or participate in Center activities beginning Jan. 1, 2020, your dues must be paid. Office hours are 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 p.m. The office is located at 45 Cliffstar Court. The Center’s phone number is 366-7530.

Grape Belt Seniors

Aerobics and Weights with Catherine on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9 a.m. Any cancellation of class will be posted on Catherine’s Facebook page, GrapeBelt Seniors Facebook page, and announced on WDOE.

All trips, extended as well as day trips, are open to the public; members and non-members. Fliers for upcoming 2020 trips are available at the Center on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Trips are first paid, first reserved!

2020 Day trips are in the works and include a Barbara Streisand tribute on April 17 at the Riviera Theater, June 17 Yankees at Pittsburgh game, July 15 Day in Cleveland, Aug. 30 Yankees at Cleveland game and several casino trips. Fliers and more information are forthcoming.

Extended trips for 2020: Flyer is available for Treasures of Quebec by rail. Another bus has been added for this trip to Quebec. Bus #1 travels July 27 to July 31, 2020. Bus #2 travels July 29 to Aug. 2, 2020. Flyer is available for the Pacific Northwest trip Sept. 14 to Sept. 21, 2020. For May 20 to May 22, 2020 there will be a trip to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, which will include seeing Queen Esther at the Sight and Sound Theater, plus more! Stay tuned for more information on that trip.

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.

David Wendt will be at the Center on Jan. 20 at 10:30 a.m. to do the trip presentations for 2020.

Find Grape Belt Seniors on Facebook. It is a closed group. Those who have paid their 2020 dues are eligible to join.

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