Senior News

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for Jan. 26 to Feb. 1

Sunday, Jan. 26: Pickle Ball at 6 p.m., L.K. Painter Center gym.

Monday, Jan. 27: Exercises with Pat at 10 a.m., Painter Center gym.

Tuesday, Jan. 28: Active Senior Aerobics with Kim at 9 a.m., Painter Center gym, small fee.

Wednesday, Jan. 29: 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. 30: Yoga at 10 a.m., L.K. Painter Center gym.

Friday, Jan. 31: Percussion & Exercise with Kim at 9 a.m., small fee; Exercises with Pat at 10 a.m., Painter Center gym.

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

** The next AARP Defensive Driving Class will be held on Tuesday, March 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the L.K. Painter Community Center in Collins. To reserve a spot, 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 driver’s license; your AARP card (if a member); a pen.

Check in by 8:30 a.m. Class begins at 9 a.m. sharp.

Collins Center Seniors

The next meeting for the Collins Center Seniors will be Monday, Jan. 27 at the Gowanda American Legion with a potluck lunch at noon followed by a short meeting and nominations for officers.

March 16: “St. Patrick’s Day Show” at the Seneca Niagara Casino in the Bears Den. Cost is $59 and includes the show, $20 free play and a free lunch buffet. A few seats are available on coach #2 and non-members are welcome. Payment is due Jan. 27.

NEW March 24: “Cartwright’s Maple Tree Inn.” Enjoy maple syrup time at its best. Our first stop is Cuba Cheese, next we head to Angelica for a pancake lunch with lots of fresh maple syrup and spend the afternoon in the Village of Angelica Shops.

NEW April 8: “Buffalo Art & More Art.” Our first stop will be the Buffalo History Museum, followed by lunch at Larkin Center’s Restaurant and a guided tour past Buffalo’s Public Art Trail featuring murals throughout the city.

NEW April 17: “Memories,” a tribute to Barbra Streisand at the Rivera Theatre. Enjoy Streisand’s hits from “The Way We Were” and “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers Anymore.”

May 4: Terry Buchwald as “Elvis at del Lago Casino” in the Vine Event Center. Cost is $69 and includes show tickets, $25 free play and a free lunch buffet.

NEW May 22: “Patriotic Stars and Stripes” at Kleinhans Music Hall. Enjoy coffee and donuts before the Internationally renowned USO SHOW TROUPE spectacular.

We are also hosting FOUR amazing overnight trips. Non-members are welcome for all of these tours. #1 “Fireworks in New York on July 4th.” July 3 through 6. #2 “Rhode Island Adventure” July 13 to 16. #3 “America’s Wild West” Sept. 8 to 16. #4 “Christmas at the Biltmore” Nov. 16 through 20.

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 is in progress.

All programs are back in effect.

There is an upcoming Easter Shopping/Broadway Market trip 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, 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 FB page, GrapeBelt Seniors FB 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!

Flyers are available for 2020 Day Trips:

April 17: “Memories” – tribute to Barbara Streisand.

May 6: Niagara Casino Slot Tournament. Includes $15 slot play and $15 food.

June 17: Yankees at Pittsburgh with Gateway6 Clipper Cruise on the Three River.

July 7: Niagara Casino Customer Appreciation. Includes $30 slot play and free lunch buffet.

July 15: Day in Cleveland. Luncheon cruise, West Side Market, Botanical Gardens, and Mitchell Ice Cream.

Aug. 30: Yankees in Cleveland. Trip is full but can go on Wait List for cancellations. Depart 9 a.m. Home 8 p.m.

Sept. 28: Corning Museum, with lunch, museum tour, and make our own glass pumpkin.

Oct. 14: Musical comedy at Station Dinner Theater. “Golden Senior Moments.” First stop at Fuhrman’s General Store and Cider Mill. Last stop at Connie’s Ice Cream.

Nov. 3: Niagara Casino Customer Appreciation.

Dec. 15: Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake. Lunch at Prince of Wales. “A Christmas Carol” at Royal George Theatre. Time for downtown. Proof of citizenship required.

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! Flyer is available for this 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.

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

Silver Creek Seniors

The Jan. 21 meeting opened on a cold but calm day period. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and God Bless America was sung with sincerity. Chaplain Pauline Flitt invoked the blessing, giving thanks for the food prepared, the memories shared, and prayed for those who suffered weather-related loss of homes and loved ones. The mystery luncheon served turned out to be that “south of the border” specialty- chili con carne, served with freshly baked bread. Desserts were plentiful – carrot cake, blueberry yogurt muffins, brownies, and fluffy raspberry gelatin, thanks to volunteers.

Lighting up the comedy corner were the “Fab five”– Don Burghardt, Flick, Lorrie Newman, Jan Snyder, and Jen Zlotnick, who launched laughable naughty but nice narratives and memories of golden olden days.

Burghardt won the fundraisers prized special gift. All donations benefited the Silver Creek food pantry.

The New Year continued to keep in tune with fun-filled memory songs that started with a question, “Dearie, do you remember that golden oldie,” “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles”? How about “I’m Looking Over a

Four-leaf clover”? In closing, who could ever forget the Mickey Mouse theme song of the fifties? We remembered. Did you?

Fifty-fifty winners were Max Church, Flitt, and Burghardt. Door prizes were won by Burghardt, Newman and Ernie Hillaker. President Ed Newman called mind-sharpening bingo, and the winners were Bob Sutehall, Thelma Hillaker, Newman, Eleanor Lemiszko twice, Elaine Wojda, Snyder, Barbara Schulenberg and Flitt.

At the next 1 p.m. On Jan. 28 at the Silver Creek Senior Center, soup will be served. The meeting ended with the singing of “Young at Heart.” Several members stayed and played a rousing game of Mexican train.