Collins Center Seniors
The July meeting for the Collins Center Seniors was well-attended with lots of delicious food and the club surprised everyone with Chiavetta's barbecue chicken.
The motor coach for the "Seneca Lake Cruise" on Aug. 5 will depart from the parking lot behind the stores on Main Street in Gowanda at 8:30 a.m. sharp.
Seneca Niagara Casino trips are scheduled for Aug. 19. and Sept. 9.
The Oct. 4 trip to the Windmill Craft and Farm Market and the Glen Curtiss Museum is full.
The deposit is due to hold seats for "The Hit Men" at Kleinhans Music Hall on Oct. 24. Those who loved Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Tommy James and the Shondells, Carly Simon and Elton John will enjoy this show. Come and relive the glory days of Rock & Roll with these fabulous performers, featuring favorite songs from "Sherry" to "You're So Vain." Following the show, the group is scheduled for a sit-down lunch at Chef's Restaurant and a stop at Premium Coffee Roasters.
A trip is scheduled on Nov. 9 to see "Mamma Mia" at Shea's in Buffalo. A signup sheet was started at the meeting for the show and details will be announced soon.
A one-day Christmas theme trip for December and a destination for a four-day trip in April 2015 is being considered. A trip to Atlantic City in early June 2015 is possible
A 16-day trip in September 2015, "bucket list west" is in the planning stages. It will have free time built into it so the days won't be long and exhausting. Several great stops are planned en route to the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas. The group will spend three nights in Flagstaff with day trips to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and Sedona. En route to a two-night stay in Las Vegas the group will stop in Kingman at the Route 66 Museum. The route home will go through the Colorado Rockies. Details should be finalized by the group's November meeting.
For additional 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.
Lake Shore Senior Citizens
The Lake Shore Senior Citizens met at the Dunkirk Senior Center at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30. President Stella Michalak led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing "God Bless America."
A reading entitled, "Lord, I Believe" was given by Loretta Hemink.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read by secretary Hemink. They were accepted as read by Sara Azeez, with a second by Jeanie Houser.
The treasurer's report was read by treasurer Betty Korzeniewski. It was accepted as read by Betty Erick, with a second by Barb Barberich.
Attendance prizes were won by Azeez, Houser and Barberich.
Helper of the day was Irene Christopher, who was assisted by others.
The kitchen committee for Aug. 8 will be Betsy Standera and Dorothy Sarzyniak.
A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Barberich, with a second by Marian Genovese.
On Aug. 20, the group is having an indoor picnic at the Dunkirk Senior Center after the meeting.
Sheridan Happy Seniors
The Sheridan Happy Seniors met at 1 p.m. July 25 with 34 members present.
Shirley Sikorski led the prayer.
The club had a lunch of grilled hot dogs, prepared by David Hartford and Val Pietrkiewicz, potato chips and mixed vegetables with dip, plus white and chocolate cake. The meal was enjoyed by all.
The regular meeting followed. "God Bless America" and the "Happy Senior Song" were sung. Sikorski called roll. Jo Wehust read the minutes of the last meeting and Angie Logan gave the treasurer's report. Both were approved.
There were two guests at this meeting - David Hartford, (JoAnn Martinez, club president's son-in-law) and Patricia Gloss from Forestville.
The food committee for the next meeting will be Joyce and Val Pietrkiewicz and Arlene Robinson.
Ellen Suthall and Gertie Syper won the 50/50 raffle. Joyce Pietrkiewicz won The Riles & Woolley drawing.
Syper and Laurie Newman read jokes, which are always enjoyable.
The next meeting will be Aug. 8 at 1 p.m.
The meeting was adjourned and Ed Newman called bingo for those that wished to stay.
Activities for the 50 Plus Senior Program this week follow.
Sunday: Pickle Ball is held at 6:30 p.m. at Collins Town Park basketball court, weather permitting.
Wednesday: Senior Exercises start at 10 a.m. at the L.K. Painter Center in the new senior room. Quilting with Florence runs from 10:30 a.m until 2:30 p.m. at the Collins Public Library community room. Games and crafts with Pat Tucker will be held at the L.K. Painter Center senior room at 1 p,m.
Thursday: Pickle Ball is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.at Collins Town Park.
On Friday, Aug. 8, the Collins Public Library is sponsoring a big band concert in the parking lot under a tent with seating. The P.C. Big Band All-Stars will perform music from the Glenn Miller era. Music starts at 7 p.m. All are welcome for this free show.
The group is now working on planning a trip to Kleinhan's Music Hall on Dec. 19 for the Holiday Pops Show. Tickets are expected to sell out quickly. More information on this wonderful holiday concert will be available in the coming weeks.
An AARP Driving Class is planned on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at the L.K. Painter Center Community Room. Check back in the coming weeks for more information.
Silver Creek Seniors
On July 29, the Silver Creek Senior Club had a guest from Willcare. Erin Gaken covers Chautauqua County for those who are sick and need help. Willcare is able to get in touch with different agencies depending on the special requirements to make homes safe for patients. This allows patients to stay in their own homes.
Gaken brought the day's refreshments of brownies, cookies, lemon bread and iced tea.
Later, the club said the Pledge to the Flag and sang "God Bless America." Dorothy Miniri said a prayer for the group.
The seniors welcomed back Joyce Snyder who was brought to the club by her granddaughter. The members are also keeping Harry Suski in their prayers.
On Tuesday, Aug. 5, the group will have a pizza party at 1 p.m.
50/50 winners included Ed Prowse, Mary Congdon and Conrad Pawlak. Door prizes were won by Thelma Hilliker and Carl Mohart.
Ernie Hilliker called bingo.
Grape Belt Seniors
Although the membership picnic for the Grape Belt Seniors got rained on last week, the attendance and spirit were great. Many of the guests won prizes and lottery tickets were distributed. All the food was delicious, but the pulled pork made by Judy Marino got the most rave reviews.
On Wednesday, Aug. 27, David Wendt will meet at the center with all the travelers going on the Cape Cod tour. The meeting will take place at 10:30 a.m.
There is a Customer Appreciation Event at Seneca Niagara on Monday, Oct. 20. The tour price is $25 and with that each person receives $30 slot dollars plus a full buffet. The bus leaves the Big Lots parking lot at 8:45 a.m. Call Judy at 672-5778 to register. Other day trips scheduled are to the Corning Museum of Glass on Oct. 2 and to Christkindl Market on Nov. 15. Stop by the center to pick up a flyer for more details or call Judy with questions or to register.
Dunkirk Senior Board of Directors
On Aug. 19, the Board of Directors will sponsor a strawberry shortcake social and a silent auction basket raffle. Music will be provided by "Two of a Kind" from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
The Dunkirk Senior Center and the Chautauqua County Office of the Aging will present a Senior Health Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Several community resources will be available, as well as flu shots. The shots are free of charge to participants with eligible insurance.
The next meeting will be Aug. 7 at 10:30 a.m.
Forestville Pioneer Social Club
The Forestville Pioneer Social Club picnic will be held on Aug. 4 at noon at the Town of Hanover park. Members should bring a dish to pass, their own table service and a paper product for bingo prizes.
The refreshment committee for the Sept. 8 meeting is Carol Pierce, John Reardon and Barb Tower.
Steger Hi-Rise Tenant Association
The next scheduled meeting of the Steger Hi-Rise Tenant Association will be Sept. 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the community room.
Sinclairville Senior Citizens
The next meeting of the Sinclairville Senior Citizens group will be held in the Sinclairville Fire Hall dining room on Tuesday, Aug. 12 promptly at noon. All those attending are asked to bring a dish of food to add to the meal and their own table settings. New members are always welcome.
Stockton, Cassadaga and Lily Dale Senior Citizens
On Aug. 11, the Stockton, Cassadaga and Lily Dale Senior Citizens meeting will be a chicken barbecue at noon at the Stockton Firemen Grounds. Members are asked to bring a meatless dish to pass and their own table service and beverage.
The Sept. 8 meeting will be held at the Cassadaga American Legion at noon. It will include hot dogs and an ice cream social. There is no need for a dish to pass. Members should just bring their own table service.
New members are always welcome. For details, call 595-2490.