Senior Club News
Holy Trinity Seniors
Holy Trinity Seniors will meet on Thursday, June 12 in the Parish Center at 1 p.m. Note the new time.
There is no need to bring any lunch.
Members are asked to attend this important meeting. Josie Wierczynski will try to call members to remind them of this meeting.
Grape Belt Seniors
The Grape Belt Seniors are continuing to accept annual membership dues through the month of June. The cost is $1 for town of Pomfret residents and $5 for everyone else. There will be a membership picnic on Wednesday, July 23 at 11:30 a.m. at the Russell Joy Park Upper Pavilion. Meat, rolls, and drinks will be provided and participants are asked to bring a dish to pass. Please RSVP to Judy at 672-5778 or come into the Center to sign up for the picnic.
The Center will be closed the week of June 16 but many of the regular exercisers will be walking together to keep in shape.
On Monday, June 4 Readers’ Theatre will gather together at 10:30 for a fun and interesting time. New members are always welcome.
There are still some seats available on the bus heading to Seneca Niagara Casino on Thursday, June 26. If you haven’t registered yet call 672-5778 to reserve a spot.
The July 15 trip to Niagara on the Lake will include lunch at the elegant Prince of Wales Restaurant, time for shopping or browsing and a wine tasting at Inniskillin Winery. Proof of citizenship is required and payment is due by June 1.
Stop by the Center next week on Monday, Wednesday or Friday to check out the other day trips planned for this summer.
Collins Center Seniors News
The policy at the Collins Center Seniors is to introduce trips at the monthly meetings. If the trip is not filled by members after presenting it at two consecutive meetings and posting information in this publication at least four times, then the trip is open to nonmembers, family and friends. Group members have eight to ten weeks to decide if they wish to sign up for a trip before it is open to others.
The motor coach for the “Mystery Tour” June 5 will depart from the parking lot behind the stores on Main Street in Gowanda at 9 a.m. sharp. Wear comfortable walking shoes.
Summer Seneca Niagara Casino trips will be July 15 and Aug. 19.
July 9 a group will travel to Sonnenberg Gardens in Canandaigua to tour the 40-room mansion built in 1887 and enjoy the beautiful gardens. Lunch will be at the Holland House where fine food has been served since 1808. The day will end with wine tasting and a relaxing ride home.
Darien Lake has designed an all new special package specifically for seniors. On July 23 a group will enjoy a day in the park including 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. Non-members are welcome on this trip.
August 5 a trip Watkins Glen is scheduled. Participants will lunch at the Seneca Lake Harbor Station and enjoy the breathtaking view of the water and majestic landscapes surrounding it. Following lunch the group will take a scenic cruise aboard the Vintage Vessel “Stroller IV.” The hour long narrated cruise will allow participants to discover the beauty and charm of Seneca Lake, a tradition since 1908. The day will end with a delicious dessert and coffee before heading home. Nonmembers are welcome.
A trip to Mackinaw Island and Frakenmuth is scheduled for Sept. 14-18. This tour includes: Luxury Niagara Scenic Motor Coach transportation, four nights accommodations, three dinners, four breakfasts, a tour and dinner at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford Estate, a tour of Charlevoix famous mushroom houses, Jack Pine Lumberjack Show, a ferry ride to Mackinac Island with 90 minute tour aboard horse drawn carriages and lunch at the Grand Hotel, guided tour of Frankenmuth, a Bavarian pretzel rolling workshop, visits to River Place in Frankenmuth for shopping and a stop at Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland. Nonmembers are welcome.
A trip to Penn Yan on Oct. 4 will include visiting and shopping at the Windmill Craft & Farm Market, home to 200 vendors. Lunch will be at the Keuka Restaurant. A stop at the Glen Curtiss Museum where biplanes soared and motorcycles ends the day.
For additional information please 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.
Silver Creek Seniors
On May 27, the Silver Creek Seniors started their meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and singing “God Bless America”. Dorothy Miniri said a prayer.
The Club’s seniors were reminded that June 10 is the Mothers-Fathers Banquet at 12:30 at the Colony House in Irving. Joan Suski motioned, seconded by Miniri, that the Club do some of the table decorations and maybe some prizes, also.
Next week at 1 p.m. the group will have a pizza party.
Mary Ann Seibert, Fran Smith and Rose Falcone won the 50/50 raffle.
Door prize winners were Conrad Pawlak and Ed Newman.
Ernie Hilliker called bingo.
June and summerlike weather has arrived at last. While many of the regular 50-Plus Senior programs will not be operating during the summer, there will be something going on every day this week.
Activities for the week are as follows:
Sunday: Pickle Ball is scheduled for 1 p.m. in the gymnasium of L. K. Painter Community Center.
Monday: A new senior activity, active senior aerobics will start on Monday June 2 with Kim Robbins as instructor for five weeks. This free hour-long program will be offered each Monday noon during the month of June in the gymnasium. Comfortable clothing and flat shoes are suggested.
Tuesday: The AARP Driving Course will take place at 9 a.m. in the Center’s community room. Those scheduled to attend should park in the back lot and use the back entrance. Arrive by 8:45 a.m. so the class starts on time, and bring your driver’s license and a pen. Lunch payment of $2.50 for those who ordered it will be due upon arrival.
Wednesday: Quilting with Florence is held from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Collins Public Library Community Room. For more information about this interesting activity call Florence Reynolds, 532-3075. Pat Tucker will open the Senior Room at 1 p.m. for an afternoon of open crafts and euchre.
Thursday: Pickle Ball will be played beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Center’s gymnasium. Park in rear parking lot and use back entrance.
Friday: The 50-Plus Seniors and Collins Public Library will sponsor its monthly movie starting at 1 p.m. in the library’s Community Room. George Clooney, Matt Damon, John Goodman and Bill Murray star in a story about rescuing art masterpieces in Germany during World War II. Popcorn will be served.
Lake Shore Senior Citizens
Lake Shore Senior Citizens met at the Dunkirk Senior Center at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28. President Stella Michalak led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of “God Bless America.”
A reading entitled, “The Potter,” was give by Loretta Hemick.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read by secretary Hemick and accepted as read on a motion by Sarah Azeez, with a second by Betsy Standera.
The treasurer’s report was read by treasurer Betty Korzeniewski. It was accepted as read on a motion by Betty Erick, with a second by Jane Steffan.
Attendance prizes were won by Erick and Nancy Woloszyn.
The helper for the day was Irene Christopher, assisted by others.
The kitchen committee for June 4 is Hemick and Albertine Jakubowicz.
A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Woloszyn, with a second by Sophia Kubasik.
Sheridan Happy Seniors
The Sheridan Happy Seniors met at 1 p.m. May 23 with 25 members present.
Shirley Sikorski led the prayer, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of “God Bless America” and the “Happy Senior Song.”
Sikorski called roll. Jo Wehust read the minutes of the last meeting and Angie Logan presented the treasurer’s report. Both were approved.
A get well card was sent out to Margurite Fancher by the group’s sunshine gal.
The “Mothers Day” banquet will be held June 10 at 12:30 p.m. at the Colony House.
A burial service for one of our club members, Ted Stebbins, was planned for May 24 at the Greenwood Cemetery in Silver Creek.
The club president would like suggestions for new programs for the club meetings. Members were asked to let her know their ideas.
Gertie Syper read some jokes.
The fifty/fifty raffle was won by Cecelia Petrella and Joan Guzik.
The Riles & Woolley drawing was won by Teresa Warner.
The meeting was closed, and refreshments were served. Anyone who was interested stayed to play bingo.
The next meeting will be June 6 at 1 p.m.
Share and Care Seniors
The Share and Care spring dinner party was held on Saturday, May 24 at St. Joseph’s school in Fredonia.
Birdie’s card players started the evening.
Dinner music and songs by Kathy Damiano and her visiting sister were enjoyed by all.
Father Charles J. Zadora was a guest.
Pat Tripp served dinner, which was enjoyed by all.
Floral decorating was under the direction of Margaret Larson and Barbara Burtner.
After dinner, bingo was played. Winners were Arlene Griswold, Jennie Houser, Barbara Szocki, Sandy Barone, Betty Klawon, Lucy Saeli, Pat Smith, Kathy Damiano, Mario Serio and Phyllis Laurito.
Rosemary Mancuso, Janet Kyte, Emily Wilcox and Sam Sasso won door prizes. Helen Barone, Arlene Kuhn, John Johnson, and Martha Bialaszewski were 50/50 winners.
The board of directors did a great job in the planning of this party.
Brocton Portland Seniors
Brocton Portland Seniors met Monday May 19 at the Brocton Legion. President Margaret Jagoda opened the meeting. Tom DeJoe led the Pledge of Allegiance and Chaplain Alberta Blakely gave the prayer.
The tables were decorated with a Memorial Day theme, bouquets for Mom and Pop’s Day and favors of goodies by Tom DeJoe, Mary Tripi, Lean Elliott and Marion Delcamp, committee of the day.
Guests Becky Blum and Frankie Thomas from Office of the Aging, and Norma Burnside were introduced.
A tureen lunch followed. Becky Blum gave an update about the offerings of the Office for the Aging including a dining out ticket program offered at Cassadaga Shur Fine, Brocton Green Arch and Meeders in Ripley; Farmers Market Coupons; plants at Hall Clothier are perennials for sale after 9:30 a.m.; and the annual picnic at Midway on July 18. Tickets for this event are now available for $6 at Mayville, Jamestown and Dunkirk Senior Center OFA offices. It was decided in lieu of donating a raffle basket the club would donate funds for Porta Potty rental at the picnic.
The secretary’s minutes were read and approved on a motion by Pat Zanghi and Bob Jagoda. The treasurer’s report was read and approved on a motion by Tom DeJoe and Carm Johnson.
New member Pauline Johnson was welcomed. Members discussed local activities and events. Sheila Lawrence told of the excellent breakfast and tour given by the Interact Club students at Brocton School on May 3; Tom DeJoe reminded all to vote for the school budget on May 20; flags were passed out courtesy of Brocton Legion from Henry Link; the Congregational Church is holding a chicken and biscuit dinner Wednesday May 21 $8 for adults; and a memorial service is scheduled at Portland Evergreen Cemetery on Memorial Day with light luncheon to follow at the Legion.
The club’s Chautauqua Belle ride on Aug. 7 will cost individual members $12 and the club will pay the balance. Boarding will be at 10:45 a.m. The last date to sign up is at June 30 meeting.
The menu for the June 30 meeting is deli sandwiches, chips, cookies and drinks. The annual strawberry social is tentatively set for June 11 at the legion. This will be finalized later depending on the availability of strawberries.
The group sang the birthday song and offered congratulations to Cora Patterson 96, Alberta Blakely 88 and Beulah Williams 81.
Ethel Hutt, Harold Bucholtz won the door prizes. Bob Jagoda, Joe Gatto, Marian Delcamp, Ruth Neal, and Becky Blum were raffle winners. Bingo was called by Jagoda. Following a motion to adjourn by Carm Johnson, Bob Jagoda called Bingo.
Reservations for the next meeting should be made by June 23. Contact Rita Stonefoot at 792-4565. Members are to bring their personal table service and optional foods. The 4th of July will be the theme. A committee of Dan and Robin Carr, Harold and Phyllis Bucholtz and Patricia Zanghi will do tables, set up and clean up.
New members are always welcome.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
The group will next meet on June 4 at Mt. Carmel Hall in Silver Creek.
Stockton, Cassadaga, Lily Dale
The Stockton, Cassadaga, Lily Dale Senior Citizens will have a pot luck luncheon at noon on June 9 at the Cassadaga American Legion on Maple Avenue. Please bring a dish to pass and own table service.
New members are always welcome. For more information, call 595-2490.