Sinclairville Senior Citizens
The next meeting of the group will be on the Tuesday March 11th at noon in the Sinclairville Firehall Dining room. The meal will be a corned beef and cabbage dinner, and people will bring something to add to the meal. Other dishes of food and desserts are welcome. There will be a program. New members are always welcome.
50 Plus Seniors
The motor trip to the Seneca Niagara Casino will be March 11. The motor coach will depart from the parking lot behind the stores on Main Street., in Gowanda at 8:30 a.m. and return at 4:30 p.m.
On March 19 a group will go to Erie, Pa. The first stop is St. Patrick's Cathedral, the home of the life-sized Stations of the Cross. There are only two of these in the world; the other is in Rome. These are magnificent works of art. The second stop is the Station Dinner Theater to enjoy lunch and the "Golden Follies," a musical comedy about growing older. Finally the group will stop at the Southshore Winery for a tour and tasting. Non-members are welcome on this trip.
April 21 is the "Dyngus Day Party." The first stop is the Broadway Market before heading to Cove Restaurant and Banquet Facility to enjoy a wonderful Polish Themed Buffet. The group can dance to and enjoy the music of the Fritz's Polka Band. A few seats are available and nonmembers are welcome.
On May 14, a group will travel to "Gooseneck Hill Bird Sanctuary" where over 50 varieties of birds, singing and dancing swans and over 25 rock gardens can be seen. A delicious sit down lunch at Spragues Maple Farm is scheduled before a stop at the Ellicottville Brewing Co. and Watson's Chocolate.
"Star Spangled Pops" is scheduled for May 23. The group will see and hear the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus at Kleinhans Music Hall for a patriotic tradition to honor the men and women who have served our country and pay tribute to the American Spirit. Lunch will be at the Pan Am Grill at the Hotel Lafayette. The day ends at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval Park.
A Mystery Tour, "Past, Present & Future," will be held June 5. This will not include a casino. Step back into the past, see sights of the present and learn about the future. This trip is packed with interesting sites. A limited amount of seats will be available so it will fill up fast.
June 8-10 a trip to Kentucky for "The Thrills of Louisville" is on the agenda It includes a backstretch breakfast tour at Churchill Downs, a visit to the Kentucky Derby Museum and the Louisville Sluggers Museum and an evening aboard the Bell of Louisville to enjoy fine dining and dancing with big band music and entertainment. Before heading home, a stop at the Jim Beam distillery is scheduled.
A new trip is scheduled for July 23rd. "A Day in the Park" is a senior day at Darien Lake. It includes lunch at Maria Spaghetti House, two shows, refreshments, time at the Lakefront Boardwalk, rides, bingo and an Ice Cream Social at Perry's Ice Cream. When was the last time you circled around a carousel, enjoyed a view from the top of the Ferris Wheel or tasted Cotton Candy? There is something for everyone in this trip.
For information 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
Westfield Senior Citizens
The Westfield Senior Citizens will meet March 13, at noon, for a luncheon prepared and served by the Union Relief organization. In November, the group collects mittens, hats, and scarves for the Union Relief Christmas baskets. Many of the Westfield organizations help each other, which is one of the blessings of living in a small town.
In April the start times for meetings change to 6 p.m., and that continues through June. The April guest will be Sharon Ackendorf, who for many years worked in the cafeteria at Brocton school. In her "retirement," Sharon runs the Westfield Soup Kitchen, located in St. Peter's Episcopal Church, five days a week. Sharon provides a delicious hot meal to anyone who stops in, but, especially to those who may be cold, hungry, or lonely.
The speaker for May comes from Buffalo to help clarify or enlighten us on Legal Services for the Elderly.
Those who are 50 or over are invited to join the group for these fun, instructional and tasty gatherings. Dues are only $4 a year.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
With 24 members present, President Carm Tampio opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. Carm Morabito gave a prayer. All officers gave reports that were accepted by all.
Plans were finalized for St. Joseph Day. All those attending should remember to bring a dish to pass to serve 6 to 8 people. Please call Carm Tampio 934-3349 for more information.
Pauline Flitt announced that the St. Rose of Lima Society will be purchasing two Bunn coffee makers and coffee. One will be given to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Hall. This gift is much appreciated.
Don't forget the date -March 19. Hope to see everyone at the St. Joseph Table! "Viva St. Guiseppe."
Lakeshore Senior Citizens
The meeting was called to order by the President Stella Michalak, followed by the singing of "God Bless America."
A poem entitled, "I Love to Live", was read by Carol Kozlowski.
Michalak announced that the dish sale was complete.
Attendance prizes were won by Kozlowski, Nancy Woloszyn and Julian Niedbalski.
A thank you note was received from Denise Kaus of Tops Pharmacy.
"Happy Birthday" was sung to Charlene Hallmark and Michalak.
There will be no meeting on March 12 due to the scheduling of Big Bingo. The next meeting will be March 19. Sandra Tapasto and Sophia Urbanik will be on the refreshment committee.
Dunkirk Senior Citizens Board of Directors
The Dunkirk Senior Citizens Board of Directors met recently with President Barbara Bajdas presiding. Members recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Carol Kozlowski shared communications from the Fatima Shrine, Food Bank of WNY, State of N.Y. Dept. of Public Service, Paparazzi Jewelry Fundraising Opportunity and Patti Pleszewski with the members.
Kozlowski reported that the St. Patrick's Day pot luck dinner was sold out. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m.
The next Big Bingo is scheduled for Wednesday, March 19 at 4:30 p.m.
Special thanks were extended to Jake Jankowski for keeping the walks clear of snow every day this winter.
Kozlowski reported that there are 280 paid Dunkirk members and 139 social members.
Nancy Crandall reported on the pinochle committee and exercise programs.
President Bajdas discussed the future travel events. Reservations are being accepted for a May 7 trip to the Allegany Seneca Casino. This trip includes a ticket to the Osmond Brothers Concert, $20 in slot play and a $10 food voucher. Tickets are $45. Departure time is 10:30 a.m. Expected time of return is by 6:30 p.m.
On April 17, a group will travel to Batavia Downs followed by a stop at the Market in the Square at the South Gate Plaza. On April 21, members will be treated to an ice cream sundae. Music will be provided by the Kokomo Time Band from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission registration is requested at the cost of $1.
For those interested in shopping at the McKinley Mall, a bus will be leaving on March 11. There are just a few openings for our annual trip to Atlantic City scheduled for Aug. 24 to Aug. 27. Interested parties should contact Barbara or Carol at the Center for more information. On May 22, we will be traveling to Presque Isle in Erie. Reservation dates will be announced.
Donna Civiletto, R.N. will be presenting a program on Diabetes for interested persons on Thursday afternoon at the Center at 2 p.m. Individual appointments are also available.
The Office of the Aging health educator Judy Blitz will present an informational session on "Reducing Falls in Older Adults" on March 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Center. This fall prevention program is free of charge.
The next meeting will be held on April 6.
Brocton Portland Seniors
The Brocton Portland Seniors met Monday at the Brocton Legion with 27 members braving the cold and snow.
President Margaret Jagoda opened the festivities with Rick Cranston leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Alberta Blakely giving prayers of thanks. The committee of the day, Dorothy Reading and Carm Johnson, set the tables with valentine baskets and candies, served the tureen luncheon, and did clean up.
The secretary's report was approved on a motion by Lena Elliott and Pat Smith. The treasurer's report was read and approved on a motion by Marion Delcamp and Rose Giambra.
Schedules for the year were shared and updated. Discussion of the trip on the Chautauqua Belle met with approval to be finalized at a later date for the summer outing. Mary Tripi shared information regarding her April 24 trip to Amish country.
Cards were sent by Kate Cranston to Erma Colt, Maggie Rogers, Josie Titus, Mary Presto in Westfield Absolute. Elaine Wood had surgery; Angelo Zanghi is in St. Vincents, Ruth Patterson and Rudy Arynardi are at home. Pete Suppo thanked everyone regarding their condolences for his sister's passing.
Information was provided regarding the spaghetti dinner and the upcoming AMBA blood clinic. Fun jokes were shared by Sheila Lawrence. Bob and Margaret Jagoda read funny poems about old age. Door prizes were won by Cora Patterson and Bob Jagoda, followed by Margaret Jagoda, Marion Delcamp, and Maggie Rogers.
The meeting was adjourned on a motion by Tripi and Bonnie Suppo.
The next meeting is St. Patrick's day. A program of commercial games with prizes will be celebrated on March 31 at noon at the Brocton Legion. Members should bring soups or desserts with their personal bowl and table service. The committee is June Woolett, Pat Smith, Erika Abram, and Elaine Wood.
The Forestville Pioneer Social Club
The Forestville Pioneer Social Club met on March 4 with Ruth Kuehn presiding. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Barb Tower. Arlene Miller gave the prayer. Roll call was answered by 18 members.
The secretary's report was read by Peg Heiden and accepted on a motion by Marge Youngberg and Tower.
The treasurer's report was given by Angie Logan and accepted on a motion by Betty Kuzora and Miller.
"Happy Birthday" was sung for the March birthdays of Molly Meadows, Enebel Mirando, Carol Pierce, and Kuehn.
Sunshine Gal Heiden sent a "thinking of you" card to Gertie Syper and a birthday card to Marjorie Hock.
The winners of the lunch tickets were Syper and Kuzora. 50/50 was won by Kuehn and Mirando. The Riles & Woolley Award went to Wilma Crowell.
On April 10, the United Senior Council will meet at the Forestville Municipal Building at 10 a.m.
The dollar table is in need of donations.
A thank you note was read from Carol Sheldon.
Refreshment committee members for the April 7 meeting are Heiden, Kuehn, and Kuzora.
A motion to adjourn was made by Tower and Syper.
Silver Creek Seniors
Vice President Joan Suski led the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag and singing "God Bless America." Dorothy Miniri said a prayer for the group.
Lorrie Newman gave the financial report for February. MaryAnn Siebert gave the petty cash report.
The St. Patrick's Day dinner of ham and cabbage will be at noon next meeting.
Bart Adams won the Hole Parker drawing. 50/50 winners were Adams, Newman, and Shirley Sikorski.
Door prize winners were: Conrad Pawlak, Thelma Hilliker, and Janice Snyder.
Ernie Hilliker called bingo.
50 Plus Seniors
Daylight Saving Time starts this Sunday so if you haven't set your clocks ahead an hour be sure to do it before you head out to church. The way winter has been thus far, we can only hope that March will go out like a lamb.
50-Plus Senior Activities at the L. K. Painter Community Center this week are:
Sunday: Pickle ball, 1 p.m., gymnasium.
Monday: Indoor walking and exercises led by Pat Tucker, 9 a.m. gym.
Tuesday: Gentle arthritis class, 10 a.m., gymnasium.
Wednesday: Indoor walking and exercises, 9 a.m., Quilting with Florence, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Collins Public Library Community Room. For more information call Florence Reynolds, 532-3075. Senior Bowling, 1 p. m., K & L Lanes, Gowanda. The cost is $1.75 a game or three games for $5. Pat Tucker will open the Senior Room at 1 p.m. for Open Crafts and informal Euchre Game.
Thursday: Gentle arthritis exercises, 10 a.m., gymnasium followed by Tai Chi at 11 a.m.
Friday: Indoor Walking and Exercises, 9 a.m., gymnasium. Potluck Luncheon, noon, Senior Room. Bring a dish to pass. Table service and beverages provided. Sequence, cards or games to follow lunch.
On Sunday, March 16, a euchre and pinochle card party will be held at 1:30 p.m.in the gymnasium. The cost of $5 includes cash table prizes, dessert and beverages. Pickle Ball is canceled for today but will resume next Sunday.
The final day to make reservations for the April 12 Lenten trip is Friday, March 14 with Monday, March 24, the final day to make payment. Fliers and a sign up sheet are available in the senior room during program hours or call 532-2507 for more information or to sign up. Cost is $33.50 for residents of the towns of Collins, Perrysburg and Persia and $35 for all others.
Seats are still available for the June 11-13 trip to Gettysburg and the "Moses" show at Lancaster, Pa. For information call the above phone number.
The April 15 AARP Defensive Driving Course is nearly filled and those already on the list should now send payment made payable to AARP to: Town of Collins, attention Joan Byrne, P.O. Box 420, Collins NY, 14034. Cost is $20 for those with valid AARP membership cards and $25 for all others.