Senior news

Brocton Portland Seniors

Fun knows no bounds when the Brocton Portland Seniors meet and that included the Jan. 28 meeting when 33 senior citizens braved the elements to come to the John W Dill Post 434 in Brocton for the tureen luncheon. The meeting began with Past President Tom DeJoe installing the new President for 2020, Margaret Jagoda. After the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Gil Seekings and Grace was given, the group enjoyed a vast array of dishes, desserts and delightful conversation.

A big thank you to the committee for the day: Olive Becker, Ruth Ann Foster, Jeanne Jaquith and DeJoe.

After lunch the officers gave their reports, BUT only after President Jagoda reminded everyone 43 years prior was the awesome Blizzard of ’77. Aah … exciting times. Then, Jagoda appointed member Carm Johnson (graciously volunteering for the job) as Assistant Treasurer.

Birthdays were announced for January: Pat Zanghi, Ruth Neal, Bea Lee, Pete Spinuzza, Rosie Giambra, Kate Cranston, Rick Cranston, Fred Wing and David VanRensselaer. One anniversary was announced: Fred and Jane Wing.

Door prizes were won by: Johnson, Becker, Wing, Foster, Jaquith, and Rita Stonefoot.

Marie Emke was Head Honcho concerning raffle tickets and the winners were: Edie Seekings, Shirley Wolnik, Dorothy Reading, June Woollett, Bob Jagoda and Emke.

A fun game was led by member Neal to finish out the meeting and the lucky winner was Carr.

A friendly reminder if you haven’t paid your 2020 membership, it’s now due!

The next meeting will be a tureen lunch to take place on Tuesday, February 25 at noon. Committee for the day is: Linda Riley, Elaine Frederickson, Wendy Black and Kate Cranston. Don’t forget your dish to share and personal eating utensils!

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for Feb. 23-29

Sunday, Feb. 23: Pickle Ball, 6 p.m., L.K. Painter Center gym.

Monday, Feb. 24: Exercises with Pat, 10 a.m., Painter Center gym.

Tuesday, Feb. 25: Active Senior Aerobics with Kim, 9 a.m., Painter Center gym, small fee. Soup & Sandwich Lunch, noon, Painter Center yellow room. Come out and enjoy a delicious lunch of home made beef stew, dessert and drink for only $3. Everyone is welcome!

Wednesday, Feb. 26: Exercises with Pat, 10 a.m., Painter Center gym. Quilting with Florence, 10:30 a.m., Collins Library Community Room. Bowling, 1 p.m., K&L Lanes in Gowanda, small fee.

Thursday, Feb. 27: Yoga, 10 a.m., L.K. Painter Center gym.

Friday, Feb. 28: Percussion & Exercises with Kim, small fee. Exercises with Pat, 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.

Please check in by 8:30 a.m.; class begins at 9 a.m. sharp.

Join the Collins 50 Plus Seniors Friday, May 15 for the comedy dinner show “Don’t Blame The Chef.” This hilarious show will be presented at Yorkshire Hall in Corfu and includes a delicious lunch of homemade roasted pork loin medallions and a fantastic dessert. Travel by comfortable coach bus, dinner, show and stops at Kutter’s Cheese and Oliver’s Chocolates all for $82. Collins residents pay $49. Flyers are available in the Collins Town Hall lobby. Call 532-2006 ext. 21 for more details and to sign up. Checks must be received no later than April 10.

Dunkirk Senior Center News

On Saturday, Feb. 29, The Center will host a guest speaker. The Office for the Aging, with the assistance of a grant from the Health Foundation of Western and Central NY will present motivational speaker, Jim Snack. His program, entitled “The Magic of Change: Moving from Fear to Wonder,” combines magic, humor and strategies for staying positive through change. Mr. Snack teaches in the Department of Communication at the University at Albany and is a consultant. One on sessions with Mr. Snack will be available beginning at 1 p.m. to deal with suggestions and questions about the grant. There will be a group meeting at 3 p.m. The public is invited.

There is an upcoming Easter Shopping/Broadway Market trip, Market in the Square trip on Tuesday, April 7 with sign-up in progress. Dinner will be at Chef’s Restaurant. Choices are spaghetti and meatballs or spaghetti-baked parmesan, soup or salad, bread and butter, coffee or tea and granola. Seats are still available. The cost is $55 per person. Details can be found in the January/February newsletter, available in the Senior Center office for members.

There will be a St. Patrick’s Day dinner on Saturday, March 14 at 12 p.m. at the Center. This will be a ham and cabbage dinner, with potatoes, carrots, rye bread and butter, beverages and assorted desserts. The cost is $7 per person. Registration begins Feb. 24. This event is for members only.

Membership renewal ($5 per year), dues for 2020 are being accepted. 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.

Forestville Pioneer Social Club

The Forestville Pioneer Social Club will meet on Monday, March 2 in the Forestville Municipal Building on Chestnut Street. Lunch will be served at noon, followed by the meeting at 1 p.m.

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. “Me and My Girl” 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. Bus #2 travels July 29 to Aug. 2. Flyer is available for the Pacific Northwest trip Sept. 14 to Sept. 21. For May 20 to May 22, 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.

David Wendt will be at the Center on Monday, March 2, at 10:30 a.m. to discuss the extended trips.

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.

pic in ltc: SC Srs Jan-Feb birthdays

left to right: Jean McDaneld, Gene Chesbro, Joan Suski, and Sue Duecker.

missing from picture:January: Eleanor Lemiszko and Claudia Markham; February: Walter Klyczek and Elaine Wojda

Silver Creek Seniors

The Feb. 18 meeting was called to order on a day of celebration. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and “God Bless America” was sung with purpose. President Ed Newman acknowledged our smiling January and February birthday celebrators. Chaplain Pauline Flitt invoked the blessing, giving thanks for friends gathered in thoughtful prayer and for the food prepared that we are about to share. Thanks to our volunteers, the table was able to provide a pot of scrumptious hunter stew, delicious cheesy potatoes, a meal-in-itself tossed salad and pickles and olives on the side. After the repast, the traditional “Happy Birthday” song rang true with enthusiasm. Wholesome carrot birthday cake and ice cream were served along with strawberry cheesecake. Yum!

The Comedy Corner was a potpourri of a sweet story of miracles, as told by Don Burghardt, a jolly joke by Jen Zlotnick and a playful portrait of the “Family Tree of Vincent VanGogh,” as told by Flitt, who saw us all smiling after her presentation and announced with glee, “There ya go!”

As we celebrate our January and February birthdays, we also dedicate our memory songs to all celebrators who could or could not be with us today. And so, we say to them in song, “A You’re Adorable” and we love you “A Bushel and a Peck” because you are “My Melody of Love.” And we never forget to sing, “Sto Lat Niech Zyje Nam.” Translation: “May You live a Hundred Years.” Salut!

50/50 winners were Sue Duecker (twice) and Harry Suski. Door prizes were won by Marge Church, Enabell Mirando and Max Church.

Zlotnick called mind-sharpening bingo and the winners were Jan Snyder, Max Church, Lorrie Newman (wow! four times) and Ellyn Sutehall.

At the next 1 p.m. meeting on Feb. 25, the comfort food pizza will be served. Several members stayed to play Mexican Train. Lucky Lorrie won a record seven games in a row (and it wasn’t even her birthday)!

United Senior Citizens

The next meeting of The United Seniors is Monday, March 9 at the Beaver Club, 64 Prospect St. in Fredonia. The menu will be as follows: lemon rosemary balsamic chicken quarters, vegetable medley, tossed salad,with homemade dressings, roasted red potatoes and cherry pie for dessert. Dues are due, if not already paid, $5, and $10 for the luncheon. All members welcomed, and encourage friends or family to join. Please send money to Evonne Hennebery, P.O. Box 706, Dunkirk, New York 14048 by Feb. 26.

Thank you and hope to see everyone there. It’s fun to socialize, meet new friends and enjoy a great budget-friendly meal. Bingo games will follow the meeting.