Senior Club News
The 50-Plus Senior Program activities are fast reaching the end of its spring season at L. K. Painter Community Center. As has been usual in the past, most senior programs close down during the summer when Youth Recreation takes over much of the building for its six-week summer program starting in July. For the present, the usual schedule of daily activities Monday through Friday continues.
Pickle Ball will continue at 1 p.m. Sundays in the gymnasium with the exception of Sunday, May 18 when the final pinochle and euchre card party for the spring will be held in the center’s gymnasium. For card parties to continue in the fall depends pretty much on the attendance at this final spring game. Pickle Ball has begun its Thursday night sessions at 6:30 p.m. in the center’s gymnasium.
This week’s activities are:
- Sunday: Pickle Ball will be at 6:30 p.m. in the gymnasium.
- Monday: Indoor walking and exercises at 9 a.m. are led by Pat Tucker.
- Tuesday: Gentle arthritis exercises is held at 10 a.m. in the gymnasium.
- Wednesday: Indoor Walking and Exercises take place at 9 a.m. Quilting with Florence is at 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Collins Public Library. For more information call Florence Reynolds, 532-3075, or stop in while these talented ladies are working on Wednesdays. Pat Tucker will open the Senior Room for open crafts and informal euchre at 1 p.m.
- Thursday: Gentle arthritis exercises occur at 10 a.m. in the gymnasium. Pickle Ball will be at 6:30 p.m. in the gymnasium.
- Friday: Indoor walking and exercises is at 9 a.m. in the gymnasium. The final potluck lunch for the season is scheduled for noon in the new Senior Room #2. Bring a dish to pass. Table service and beverages are furnished. Sequence board game and cards will follow the meal.
The group’s new senior room needs a name. Seniors are asked to give this some thought and leave name choices along with name and telephone number in the jar located in the old senior room. The winner of the name contest will receive a gift certificate to the first Tuesday Soup and Sandwich Lunch in the fall!
The final spring tuesday soup and sandwich lunch will be held May 13 in the new room. Pre-registration is required and must be made no later than noon Monday, May 12 by calling 532-2507, or by utilizing the sign up sheet in the senior room no later than noon May 12.
The June 3 AARP Defensive Driving Course is filling up fast so those needing to attend should register quickly as this is the final class until fall. Cost is $20 for those with valid AARP Membership Cards and $25 for all others. Pre-registration is required and can only be made by calling 532-2507. Those with membership cards are asked to have them ready when calling to register.
A few vacancies are still available for the June 11 – 13 trip to Gettysburg, Pa., plus a side trip to see a performance of “Moses” at the Millennium Theatre. Cost is $357 per person for double occupancy. For more information call 532-2507 or pick up a flier in the senior room during regular activity hours.
United Senior Citizens
Monday, May 12, the United Senior Citizens will hold its regular monthly luncheon meeting at the Fredonia Beaver Club at noon. The menu for this month is meat loaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, bean casserole, bread, mixed tossed salad, coffee and dessert. The cost is $8 per person. For reservations, call Charlie St. George or call 672-4432 by Monday, May 5. A representative from the Red Cross will be the guest speaker.
Sheridan Happy Seniors
The Sheridan Happy Seniors met at 1 p.m. on April 25. Twenty-eight members were present and one guest – David Griffin, son of Clara Griffin.
Arlene Miller led the prayer, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of “God Bless America” and the “Happy Senior Song.”
Shirley Sikorski called roll call.
Jo Wehust read the minutes of the last meeting and Angie Logan read the treasurer’s report. Both were approved.
A check was given to the group by the town of Sheridan.
Birthdays for the month were Florence Gage, Bob Suthall, Clara Griffin and Toni Arcara.
The Chautauqua County Seniors are having its picnic July 10.
Food committee members for May are Gage, Evelyn Dloniak and Marge Crosgrove.
Dolores Trewiler will show pictures and talk about her adventure in parachute jumping at the next meeting.
Gertie Syper read jokes.
The 50/50 raffle was won by Josephine Wilkosz and Gage.
The Riles & Woolley drawing was won by Celia Petrella.
The meeting adjourned and refreshments were served afterwards.
Bingo was played by those who wished to stay.
Silver Creek Seniors
The Silver Creek Seniors met on April 29 and began with the Silver Creek Superintendent of Schools talking about the budget for 2014-2015.
Then the group recited the Pledge of Allegiance and sang “God Bless America.” The prayer was given by Dorothy Miniri.
Fran Smith hopefully will be coming home this week Wednesday.
Harry Suski talked to several about HUD and they inspected the building and came up with several improvements. They will get an estimate and present it in May.
50/50 winners were Fred and Shirley Sikorski and Ed Prowse.
Door prize winners were Pat Corwin and Carl Mohart.
Joan Suski called bingo.
Grape Belt Seniors
The Grape Belt Seniors is now collecting annual dues – $1 for residents of the town of Pomfret and $5 for those living outside the town. Board Member Jane Russo is collecting the dues Monday, Wednesday or Friday morning all through the month of May.
Readers Theatre will be meeting on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the center. To find out more about this group, stop by on Wednesday. The knitting group will meet on Wednesday, May 14 and Wednesday, May 28 at 10:15 a.m. and then not meet again until the fall.
The next casino trip is to Seneca Allegany on Tuesday, May 20. The Salamanca casino has over 6,000 slot machines and 130 gaming tables. The cost is $25 per person, which entitles each participant to $20 Seneca slot dollars and a $5 food voucher. Payment is due by May 5. Call Judy Marino at 672-5778 for reservations or for more information.
The two buses going on the tour to Cape Cod and Southern New England are almost completely full. A deposit should be paid as possible to guarantee your reservation. Call Marianne Serio at 672-5274 with any questions. David Wendt, from Wendt Touring Company will come to the center on Monday, May 19 at 10:30 a.m. to present the complete itinerary for the June tour to New York City. He will also talk about the details of the September tour to Cape Cod. Coffee and dessert will be served.
Many people buy the supplies and serve coffee, tea and dessert every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. but special thanks go out to Janet Jagoda and Jane Russo for their continuing efforts to make the coffee hour so pleasant.
Share &?Care Seniors
On Saturday, May 24, the Share & Care Seniors will be holding its spring dinner at St. Joseph’s School, on Main Street in Fredonia. Doors open at 3 p.m. for cards and board games. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. No dues will be collected. The cost is $8 per person. For reservations, call Phyllis Laurito at 679-1060 or Rose Cerrie at 679-4386 by May 19.
The Westfield Seniors will meet on May 8. A potluck dinner at 6 p.m. will begin the meeting. The kitchen committee for May is Gladys Hess, Darla Augur, Shirley Kolpien and Erma Lloyd. There will be a Chinese auction; bring an unwrapped new or unused item with a value of $5-7 for this fun club fundraiser. Tickets will be six for $5.
The Information Booth is looking for volunteers for the summer season, with shifts of 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 to 4 p.m. daily. Enjoy the beautiful view and meet very interesting travelers.
Brocton Portland Seniors met recently at the Brocton Legion for the group’s 39th anniversary meeting. Attending were 35 members and two guests.
President Margaret Jagoda opened the meeting. Dan Carr led the Pledge of Allegiance and Alberta Blakely gave a prayer of thanks. Venn Blakely was guest of his mother.
Lucy Hurley played piano throughout the luncheon which was served by Triana Catering Bark Grill of Westfield.
The noon luncheon menu featured a choice of chicken and biscuit or salisbury steak with mashed potatoes and gravy, glazed carrots and Rosa Marino salad. A committee consisting of the club’s officers did the tables and favors in a spring motif.
Ruth Neal gave the secretary’s report which was accepted on a motion by Butch McDonald and Pat Zanghi. Rita Stonefoot gave the treasurer’s report which was accepted on a motion by Tom DeJoe and Bob Jagoda.
August 7 is the date for a trip on the Chautauqua Belle. Member cost is yet to be determined. Sign up for the Belle will end at the June 30 club meeting.
Brocton School is holding a breakfast May 3 for a walk through of the updates to the school. Call 792-2173 for information and reservations.
Rudy Arynardi is living at Fredonia Place. The happy birthday song was sung for Bill Norris, Sheila Lawrence, Carm Johnson and Julia Schrantz. Prizes were won by Mary Tripi, Julia Schrantz, Ruth Neal, Erma Colt, Bonnie Suppo and Liz Stahlman.
A motion to adjourn was made by McDonald and seconded by Sheila Lawrence.
The committee for the May 19 meeting will be DeJoe, Lena Elliott, Mary Tripi and Marion Delcamp. This meeting is a tureen luncheon with members to bring a dish to pass and their personal table service. The meeting will start at 11:30 a.m with lunch served at noon. Becky Blume from the Office of the Aging will be there with picnic tickets. New members are always welcome.
Holy Trinity Seniors
Holy Trinity Seniors will meet on Thursday, May 8 at 12:30 p.m. at the Parish Center. Some activities will be held after the meeting. Members should bring their own lunch. New members are always welcome.
Circle of Love
The Circle of Love is planning to publish a book explaining its activities in the local community.
The group, which has connections worldwide, is looking for stories of people who have been touched by its work, either as a recipient or a participant in its activities.
Send information to Circle of Love, c/o Josie Christopher, P.O. Box 776, Dunkirk, NY 14048. People can also call her at 366-0698 or 969-3250.