50 Plus Seniors
COLLINS - This week's 50-Plus Senior Program's activities feature another game afternoon at 1 p.m. Friday in the senior room at L. K. Painter Community Center, Main Street, Gowanda. There are a variety of games to choose from and a fun afternoon for all.
It starts with the monthly Euchre and Pinochle Card Party Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the gym. The $5 admission price includes cash table prizes and lunch.
Other programs: Monday - Indoor Walking and Exercise led by Pat Tucker, 9 a.m., gym; Informal Euchre Game, 1 p.m., senior room; Tuesday - Gentle Arthritis Exercises, 10 a.m., gym; Wed-nesday - Indoor Walking and Exercises, 9 a.m., gym; Quilting with Florence, 10:30 to 2:30 p.m., Community Room, Collins Public Library, for more information, call Florence Reynolds, 532-3075. Also Wednesday is Open Crafts with Pat Tucker, 1 p.m., senior room.; Senior Bowling, 1 p.m., K & L Lanes, Gowanda. Fee is $1.75 per game or 3 games for $5. Thursday - Gentle Arthritis Exercises, 10 a.m., gym. Friday - Indoor Walking and Exercise, 9 a.m., gym.
A few seats are available for the June 6-8 trip to Lancaster, Pa., to see the new performance of "Jonah" at the Mille-nnium Theatre. There are also openings for the July 29 trip to the Station Dinner Theater in Erie, Pa., for "The Carol Burnett Show - A Variety Musical Comedy." Trip includes buffet dinner and 2-hour stop at Presque Isle Casino.
Reservations are being taken for the Aug. 16 trip for an afternoon baseball game between the Buffalo Bisons and the Leigh Valley Iron Pigs. Reservations are also open for the next AARP Driving Course on April 24. Call 532-2507 for more information or reservations on any of the above. Trip flyers and sign-up sheets for trips are available in the senior room during program hours.
Dunkirk Senior Center Board of Directors
The Dunkirk Senior Center Board of Directors met recently at the center. President Barbara Bajdas led the group in recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
Many communications were read, reviewed and acted upon.
Bajdas announced that Senior Gold Zumba would be initiated in April on Thursdays from 5:30 to 6;30 p.m. Jean Sutton will be the instructor. Interested parties may register by calling the center at 366-7530 prior to April 5.
Due to the Easter holiday, the next Gala will be held on April 15 and the next board meeting will be April 13. The center will be closed on April 6 in observance of Good Friday.
Delphine Woloszyn reported on the successful bake sale held in February. The Silver Sneakers participants purchased 24 chairs to be used by the exercise group. The Silver Sneakers group will host a luncheon on April 13, and extended an invitation to the board to attend. Woloszyn also reported that the Craft Committee has completed the St. Patrick's Day favors and will next be working on a future holiday.
The pinochle tournaments continue Mondays at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Get-well cards were sent to Betty Korzniewski, Jenny Mleczko and Mary Dworak. Thank you notes were sent to Kate Finch and the Kosciuszko Club.
Bingo games will be held April 5 and April 19 at the center at 1 p.m. Everyone is invited to play at a reasonable cost.
The next trips were discussed. In March, the groups had plans to go to Erie Casino on March 13 and an Easter Shopping Spree on March 29 in East Aurora and Buffalo. On April 17, the seniors will travel to the Hamburg Casino. The cost is $20 for members, which includes $25 in free play and a $5 food voucher. Reservations are currently being accepted. On May 14, the seniors travel to Niagara Falls, and on June 12, they will go to Salamanca.
Stella Michalak reported that there are currently close to 300 paid members. Carol Kozlowski gave the House Committee report. Fifty chairs were purchased for the club rooms. Purchases for the coming year were discussed.
Bajdas reported that the senior aid, Grace Perez, will begin work on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The office will be manned by volunteer board members on the other days.
Bowling will no longer be subsidized by the center, but seniors are encouraged to continue bowling if it is the activity they enjoy.
The United Senior Citizens
The United Senior Citizens met on March 12 at the Fredonia Beaver Club with 86 people present. President Charles St. George introduced new members, Barbara Bertman, Linda Dieteman and Sandie Helman. He then introduced Betty Coral, the guest and welcomed back Eleanor Straight and Elizabeth Baldwin.
The club president led the Pledge of Allegiance and the Invocation was given by Norma St. George. A moment of silent prayer was held for deceased member Harry Ludemann who passed away in January.
Lunch was served by the Beavertail Catering. Everyone enjoyed the stuffed shells, meatballs, salad and ice cream for dessert.
The 50/50 drawing was held and the winners were Barbara Beitner, John Binko, Catherine Fabritius, Mayme Joy, Phyllis Laurito, Mary Lewandowski, Nancy St. George, Joyce Tarnowski and Audrey Woloszyn.
The March calling committee was thanked. They were Mary Gangi, Dorothy Hilliker, Mayme Joy, Carolyn LoGuidice, Charles St. George and Josephine Wierczynski.
The April calling committee will be Dorothy Hilliker, Gen Ludemann, Pat Smith, Christina Schnorrs and Josephine Wierczynski.
"Happy Birthday" was sung to January, February and March members. They were Dorothy Hilliker, Dorothy Kinner, Gary Palmer, Mary Lewandowski, Ralph Moch, Anita Brown, Dorothy Janazak, Josephine Lautenslaker, Leila Coniglio, Lois Pryor, Mary Ann Thompson, Edward and Jane Bremer, Ruth Stebbins, Ann Kaminski, Barbara Szocki, Catherine Fabritius, Florence Barone, Jane Walsh, Joe Greco Jr., Josephine Wierczynski, Liv Visosky, Rosemary Mancuso and Bonnie Wilson.
The next luncheon will be April 9. The menu will be chicken a la king on croissant, mashed potatoes, bean casserole, mixed tossed salad, coffee and dessert.
The club will have a guest speaker at the April meeting. Dr. David Vona, a local podiatrist, will talk about feet and health.
Bingo was played hosted by Mayme Joy and Carolyn LoGuidice.
Steger Hi-Rise Tenants Association
On Tuesday, the Steger Hi-Rise Association President Gordon Raynor called the meeting to order with 19 members present. Vice President Carol Berry led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance. The meeting was at the community room and they met at 5 p.m. Chaplain Josie Wierczynski read a prayer entitled, "Contentment."
As secretary, she read the minutes of the previous meeting, they were accepted by Alba Santiago and seconded by Addie Windsor. Treasurer Shirley Palmatier read the financial report. It was accepted as read by Josh Hughes and seconded by Cherriee Torres.
Sunshine Lady Windsor sent get well cards to Evelyn Chesley and sympathy cards to Ellie Santiago and Alba Santiago. A thank you card was received for all the tenants who sent Sunshine Lady Windsor cards while she was ill.
Wierczynski made a motion to start the procedure for nomination of officers. Nominations were: President Anita Rhinehart and Rosa Vega; Vice President Alba Santiago; secretary Josh Hughes; treasurer Torres. Vice President Alba Santiago, Secretary Josh Hughes and Treasurer Torres were all nominated and elected unanimously.
The election for president will be held at the next meeting which will be on Tuesday, April 10. Installation of the officers will take place on Sunday, May 20 in the Community Room.
March birthdays will be celebrated in the Community Room on Wednesday, March 21 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cake and ice cream will be served.
Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10 a.m. in the Community Room with the Rev. Joseph Zalacca, pastor of Holy Trinity Church.
The St. Patrick's dinner will be served on Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Community Room. Menu will be corn beef or ham. Bingo will be played following the dinner. The 50/50 raffle was won by Jean Hallmark, Tim Gawron, Alba Santiago, Torres, Phyllis Jagoda and Clara Weber.
Bingo was played and refreshments were served.
Lake Shore Senior Citizens
The Lake Shore Senior Citizens met at the Dunkirk Senior Center. President Barbara Barberich called the meeting to order and led the group in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the singing of "God Bless America."
Carol Kozlowski read an inspirational poem entitled "Pray to Understand." The minutes of the previous meeting were read. A motion to accept was made by Charlene Hallmark, seconded by Sophie Kubasik.The treasurer's report was read. A motion to accept was made by Pat Kozlowski, seconded by Betty Erick.
The attendance prizes were won by Ronnie Ginley, Jeanette Niedbalski and Irene Christopher.
The president announced that the new Bingo would be held on March 15, April 5 and April 19. All seniors are welcome. She also noted that the Ford Express Truck would be in Dunkirk on April 10. Tickets may be picked up at the Rural Ministry on April 6 and April 9. There are no income guidelines.
Carol Kozlowski discussed the next gala which will be held on Sunday, April 15. The menu will include salad, chicken and biscuits, coffee, tea and dessert. She encouraged members to sign up. She noted there will also be a casino trip on April 17. Reservations are being accepted now.
Senior Gold Zumba will start on Thursday April 5, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jean Sutton will be the instructor. This will be a trial program lasting six weeks. The cost is $3 per week.
The group will have a dinner on May 9. Specifics will be discussed next week.
The Sunshine committee reported sending cards to Mary Dworak, Jenny Mleczko and Betty Korzeniewski during their recent hospitalization.
Refreshments were served by Jean Kubera and Florence Marut. Helpers included Pat Kozlowski, Albertine Jakubowicz, Jeanette Niedbalski, Irene Christopher, Stella Michalak, and Antoinette Arnone.
The refreshment committee for March 21 will be Michalak and Neidbalski.