Senior Club News

50-Plus Seniors

COLLINS – The 50-Plus Senior activities are drawing to a close with only two more weeks for senior activities at the L. K. Painter Community Center before stopping for the summer. Indoor Walking and Exercises will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. in the gymnasium. This program, led by Pat Tucker, combines walking, chair exercises and standing walk in place exercises. Participants can do as much or as little as they feel comfortable.

Gentle Arthritis Exercises will be held Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. in the gymnasium. This hour-long program is mainly done sitting. Tai Chi will follow at 11 a.m. in the gym. The final Tuesday lunch is at noon in the Senior Room. Cost is $2.50. Menu includes hot dogs, baked beans, dessert and beverages. Reservations are required and must be made by noon Monday by calling 532-2507, or on the sign-up sheet in the senior Room during program hours. Sequence Board Game and cards to follow lunch.

Quilting with Florence is Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Community Room, Collins Public Library. For more information on this fascinating craft, call Florence Reynolds, 532-3075. Quilting at the Library will continue during the summer months at discretion of Reynolds and the quilters. Open Crafts with Pat and an informal Euchre Game will be at 1 p.m. Wednesdays in the Senior Room.

On Friday, a Game Afternoon will be at 1 p.m. in the Senior Room. Come have fun and spend a few hours with friends. On Sunday, May 19, the 50-Plus Seniors will sponsor its final Spring Euchre and Pinochle Party at 1:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. The $5 cost includes cash table prizes, dessert and beverages.

Planning is under way for summer day trips, so watch the OBSERVER for announcement of future summer events.

Collins Center Seniors

COLLINS – The next meeting for the Collins Center Seniors will be Monday, May 20 at the Gowanda American Legion with a pot-luck lunch at noon followed by a short meeting. Passengers for the trip to Atlantic City and Cape May June 3-6 are ask to stay for a brief meeting to receive final information on the trip.

The motor coach for the Seneca Niagara Casino trip Tuesday, May 21 will depart at 8:30 a.m. from the parking lot behind the stores on Main Street in Gowanda.

Seats are available for the May 30 “Here’s to the Divas and Dames” luncheon and show.

Payment is due May 20 for the June 18 trip to the Seneca Niagara Casino and the June 26 trip to the Riverside Inn in Cambridge Springs, Pa., to enjoy the show “Boeing, Boeing.”

A July 10 trip aboard the Safari Trolley at “Hidden Valley Animal Adventure” is planned. Members will interact with more than 30 species of animals from all over the world and enjoy a lunch buffet at the lodge. The group will make other stops on the way home and enjoy a special dessert. Seats are available.

The “Buffalo’s Best” trip on Aug. 7 includes stops at the Trico Factory Building, Landie’s Candies, the Pierce Arrow Transportation Museum and other sites. Lunch is at Chef’s Restaurant before the Miss Buffalo II afternoon sightseeing cruise.

On Sept. 6, the seniors will head to Erie, Pa., to enjoy “Majestic Tall Ships” at Erie’s Bayfront with a visit to Urbankiak’s Meat Market, lunch at the Pufferbelly’s Restaurant and a stop at Sontheimer’s Bakery before heading home.

On Oct. 6-9, the group 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. Seats are available and non-members are welcome.

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 welcomed David Wendt from Wendt Tours on Wednesday. He met with all the paid-up travelers going on the Pennsylvania Rail Adventure leaving on Monday to go over all the last-minute details of the trip. He also answered questions from the audience about other tours. Coffee, tea and home baked desserts were served at the meeting. For those interested in being put on the waiting list for the Treasures of Quebec by Rail tour, call Marianne Serio at 672-5274.

There are several days trips being planned. On Tuesday, June 11 a large bus, which is almost full, is going to the Ikea in Pittsburgh and then to a historic shopping district with many interesting small stores such as a biscotti bakery. If interested in this trip or other day trips, call Judy Marino at 672-5778.

On Wednesday, May 22 there will be a pot luck luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the center. Following the luncheon Audrey Parker will give a demonstration on flower arranging. Anyone in attendance can bring flowers, a receptacle and scissors to make her own arrangement. Community members are welcome. Dues are currently being collected for the coming year, which runs from June to June. The cost is $1 for town of Pomfret residents and $5 for all other residents.

Readers Theatre will meet on Wednesday, June 5 but they will not be meeting in July or August. Exercise class and coffee hour will continue on Monday, Wednesday and Friday throughout the summer.

Lake Shore Seniors

The Lake Shore Seniors met at the Dunkirk Senior Center on May 8. President Stella Michalak led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of “God Bless America.”

A reading entitled “The Rose Will Bloom Again” was given by Loretta Hemink. The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Hemink. The 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 Betty Standera with a second by Nancy Woloszyn.

Attendance prizes were won by Irene Chad, Woloszyn and Sophia Urbanik.

Helper of the day was Irene Christopher. Others assisted.

The kitchen committee for May 29 is Hemink and Abertine Jakubowicz.

The Mother’s and Father’s Day dinner will be held May 22 at 4 p.m. at the Kosciuszko Club. The cost for members with current dues paid is $5.

The Senior Savor $1 was won by Jane Steffan, Hallmark and Barb Barberich.

Pioneer Social Club

FORESTVILLE – The Forestville Pioneer Social Club met on May 6 with Ruth Kuehn presiding. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Dorothy Schneider and the opening prayer was given by Dorothy Merrill. Roll call was answered by 30 members.

The secretary’s report was read by Peg Heiden and was accepted by Jane Penhollow and Marlene Bradigan.

Bradigan gave the treasurer’s report. It was accepted by Jayme Clark and Marjorie Hock.

“Happy Birthday” was sung for the May birthdays of Marge Best, Judy Hahn, Norris Nobles, Delores Valvo and Norma Youngberg.

“Sunshine Gal” Heiden sent a sympathy card to Betty Higgs.

The lunch ticket winners were Vicky Stelmack and Penhollow. The 50/50 was won by Penhollow and Betty Kuzora. Marion Ziecker won the Riles and Woolley prize.

Kuehn thanked all who attended the Senior Council meeting.

Nancy Wilson asked that things be brought in for the $1 Table.

A monetary donation was given to the Forestville Food Pantry in April. Arlene Miller is going to get prices for a new microphone. Bradigan asked everyone to attend the Memorial Day services on May 27 at 10 a.m. at the Forestville Legion. It was decided to have a Mother’s and Father’s Day dinner on June 13.

The refreshment committee for the June 3 meeting is Penhollow and the Nobles.

A motion to adjourn was made by Norris Nobles and Enebel Mirando.

Share and Care Seniors

The Share and Care Seniors held their annual Spring Fling on Saturday, April 27 at the Fredonia Beaver Club.

Festivities kicked off with Birdie Walczak’s pinochle group playing cards. Other games were played as well.

Hors d’oeuvres were served during the social hour.

The Board of Directors was introduced. Officers and members include President Phyllis Laurito, Vice President Betty Klawon, Treasurer Rose Cerrie, Secretary Margaret Larson, Historian Sue Walsh, Barbara Burtner, Charles Mancuso, Carolyn LoGuidice and Russell Trump. Anyone else who is interested in serving on the board should call Laurito at 679-1060.

Dinner followed these introductions. The menu featured beef sirloin served by Beavertail Catering. Everyone enjoyed the meal.

After dinner, a 50/50 drawing was held. Winners were Mary Deland, Virginia De Ceilio, Klawon, Delores Borrello, Janet Kyte, Joan Guzic and Larson.

The evening concluded with Bingo, led by LoGuidice and Larson. Winners were Josie Wierczynski, Emily Wilcox, Kathy Damiano, Klawon, Rose Mary Mancuso, Marilyn Ferguson and Cerrie.

Silver Creek Seniors

SILVER CREEK – The Silver Creek Seniors met May 7 with 22 members present. President Ed Newman called the meeting to order with all saying the Pledge of Allegiance and singing “God Bless America.” A prayer was presented by Chaplain Irene Conny called “Take the Best – Be Happy.” All the members were glad to have her back after her illness.

Newman announced that Evelyn Martin is not feeling well. Also, Rose Falcone’s husband John Falcone passed away.

Sam Chiappone was welcomed as a guest. Minutes from the April 30 meeting were read by the secretary and accepted. Lorrie Newman gave her monthly financial report and it was accepted. Mary Ann Seibert gave her petty cash report for the month, which was also accepted by the members.

The Hole Parker drawing was won by Joyce Snyder. Prizes were won by several members for the number drawings.

Half year dues of $6 are due in June.

Bud Anger and Carl Mohart will furnish food for May 14 at 1 p.m. The group will hold an auction sale at the club, and May 21 is the ice cream social.