Senior club news

Collins Center Seniors

COLLINS – The next Seneca Niagara Casino trip for the Collins Center Seniors will be Tuesday, May 21.

Seats are available and non-members are welcome May 30 for “Here’s to the Divas and Dames” luncheon show and a tour of the Medina Railroad Museum and other stops.

June 3-6, members will head to the Boardwalk in Atlantic City and Cape May for fun, sunshine and ocean breezes. A few seats are available.

On June 26, the group will travel to the Riverside Inn in Cambridge Springs, Pa., to enjoy the beautiful gardens before lunch and the show “Boeing, Boeing.” This show is entertaining and full of laughs start to finish. Non-members are welcome.

On July 10, the seniors will board the Safari Trolley at “Hidden Valley Animal Adventure” and interact with more than 30 species of animals from all over the world and enjoy a lunch buffet at the lodge. There will be other stops on the way home and enjoy a special dessert.

During the “Buffalo’s Best” trip on Aug. 7, the seniors will visit the Trico Factory Building, Landie’s Candies, the Pierce Arrow Transportation Museum and other sights. Trip-goers will enjoy lunch at Chef’s Restaurant before we set sailing on the Miss Buffalo II for an afternoon sightseeing cruise. The group will tour through the Historic Buffalo River and grain elevators, tour Lake Erie, the Niagara River, Black Rock Lock and Canal and more. Participants will top off the day with a walk at the waterfront and a chance to grab an ice cream cone.

On Oct. 6-9, the seniors will travel to the Hudson Valley for a fall spectacular and tour West Point, the Culinary Institute of America with dinner, Purple Heart Hall of Honors, Rhinebeck Aerodrome, Mills Mansion, Orange County Choppers, enjoy a cruise on the Hudson River aboard the “Commander” and lots more.

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.

Grape Belt Seniors

The Grape Belt Seniors have been delighted with the community response to all the trips planned by the Volunteer Travel Committee at the Center. On April 24, the bus to the Seneca Niagara Casino was completely full. Although the weather was windy and rainy all the participants were in a good mood and whether or not they won any money they were appreciative of the arrangements and thanked Judy Marino and Marianne Serio.

The next two casino trips are scheduled for Tuesday, May 21 and Tuesday, June 25. In addition on Tuesday, June 11 a day trip is planed to the IKEA store and some unique speciality shops in Pittsburgh. Call Judy Marino at 672-5778 to register for any of these trips. Although the five day tour in September to Quebec and Montreal is full, interested persons can be put on a wait list and perhaps a second bus can be added. The four-day Pennsylvania Rail Adventure tour is leaving on May 13 and there are still a few openings. Call Marianne Serio at 672-5274 if you are interested in either tour.

The center offers many in-house activities on Monday, Wednesday and Friday including exercise class at 9 a.m., coffee hour at 10 a.m., Readers’ Theatre (the first Wednesday of the month) and knitting/crocheting group (the second and fourth Wednesday of the month). There is a pot-luck luncheon with guest speakers once a month. In addition there are game days, jigsaw puzzles available to do at the center or at home, and books to borrow.

Grape Belt Seniors care about each other and support each other in various ways. Caroline Briggs is the Sunshine Chairperson and brings cards for members to sign when someone is ill or in need. Community members are always welcome to come visit the center.

Lake Shore Senior Citizens

The Lake Shore Senior Citizens met at the Dunkirk Senior Center on Wednesday. President Stella Michalak led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of “God Bless America.”

A reading entitled “Present Tense” was given by Loretta Hemink. The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Hemink. They were accepted as read by Charlene Hallmark with a second by Marion Genovese.

The treasurer’s report was read by Treasurer Betty Korzeniewski. It was accepted as read by Nancy Woloszyn with a second by Sophia Kubasik.

Attendance prizes were won by Hallmark, Mary Dworak and Peg Williams.

The helper of the day was Irene Christopher. Others assisted.

The kitchen committee for May 1 will be Genovese and Ronnie Ginley.

Mayville Senior Citizens

MAYVILLE – Forty-five members of the Mayville Senior Citizens Club met recently in the Mayville VFW clubrooms for lunch and fellowship.

President Joyce Ayers greeted the group while Louise Richer, Dolly Gilbert and Bonnie Johnson set the tables and made the coffee.

Chaplain Dianne Goodrich asked a blessing for the food and the group. Mary Carlson called the table numbers.

After the filling meal, Undersheriff Charles Holder spoke about the gun laws. Holder has done much research on this subject and explained in detail the pros and cons of this subject. The group had many questions for the speaker.

Chaplain Dianne Goodrich read “Stevens 320,” “Old Gent and the Tomatoes” and “Humility,” and led the group in the Lord’s Prayer.

After the flag salute, Izetta Ayling read the minutes and Treasurer Edna Brown gave her report.

Wanda Gustafson reminded the group that they must make reservations if they want to take the Safe Driving Course on May 7 and 8.

Goodwill chair Carlson reported she had sent several sympathy and get-well cards to members.

Sandy Anderson, trip co-chair, stated there are only a few seats left for the Patsy Cline Show in May and that the trip to Mackinaw Island is filling up. Call 753-7814 or 753-2663 for more information.

New member Pat Judge was made welcome.

The person called for the lottery was not present, so it grows. Jack Abrams won the door prize.

The next meeting of the Mayville Senior Citizens will be on May 2 in the Mayville VFW at noon. The speaker will be Robert Strang, who will speak on “Living Wills and Long Term Care.” All area residents are welcome to attend. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to pass and their own table service.

50-Plus Seniors

COLLINS – The $20 deposit for the July 25 trip to the Buffalo Waterfront and Grain Elevator Tour must be received at the Collins Town Hall no later than Friday, May 3. Balance must be paid by June 26. Choice of food for lunch at Templeton Landing is also due at this time. A few seats are still available. This is also the last week to register and pay for the final Spring AARP Defensive Driving Course on Tuesday, May 7. For more information or to make a reservation for either of the above call Joan Byrne, senior program coordinator, at 532-2507.

Senior Program activities for the coming week are as follows: Indoor Walking and Exercises led by Pat Tucker, 9 a.m., gymnasium, are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Gentle Arthritis Exercises, 10 a.m., gymnasium, are Tuesday/Thursday. Tai Chi is held Tuesday, 11 a.m., gymnasium. Wednesday is Quilting with Florence, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Community Room, Collins Public Library. For more information, call Florence Reynolds, 532-3075. Open Crafts with Pat, and Informal Euchre Game, 1 p.m., Senior Room, are also held Wednesday.

Friday is Showtime, the monthly movie, at 1 p.m., Community Room, Collins Public Library. More information on the film can be obtained by calling the Collins Library, 532-5129, or 532-2507.