Grape Belt Seniors
The Grape Belt Seniors recently held its monthly meeting for June. Several new and continuing programs were discussed and trips were planned.
The AED, which had been purchased through grant money and had been located at the former Grape Belt Senior Site on Moore Street, will be installed at their new home at the Masonic Lodge.
The book club, led by Norma Dubiel, will be starting up again on Wednesday, July 2 at 10 a.m. Interested seniors are invited to talk about a book they have recently read or just to come and listen. New people are always welcome.
On Wednesday, June 27, there will be a pot luck luncheon starting at 11:30 a.m. Everyone is asked to bring a dish to pass and, if possible, a list of the ingredients. New participants are always welcome. A Tai-Chi class led by Sam McLean will take place on Monday and Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for the next 12 weeks. Make-up classes will be offered on Wednesdays. This class is made available through a grant from the New York State Health Department.
The following field trips have been arranged. On Tuesday, July 24, there will be a Seneca Niagara Casino trip leaving from Big Lots parking lot at 9 a.m. and returning around 5 p.m. The cost for members is $25. Each person will be given a $25 voucher for the slot machines and a $5 voucher for food. Those interested in participating are directed to sign up and pay for this trip by Friday, June 29 at the lodge on Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 9 until 11 a.m. For more information, call 672-5778.
The next trip is an All American Day to East Aurora on Tuesday, Aug. 7. The cost is $55 for members and $57 for non-members. It includes a buffet lunch at the American Grill and stops at the Made in the USA Store and Vidlers. There will also be some free time for exploring downtown East Aurora. The bus will leave from the Big Lots parking lot at 8:15 a.m. and will return around 5 p.m. Sign up at the lodge on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 until 11 a.m.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, an Amish brown bag trip is being planned. More details will follow in subsequent articles. The next meeting of the Grape Belt Seniors is scheduled for 10:15 a.m. on Monday, July 2. All interested seniors are invited to attend.
Lake Shore Senior Citizens
Lake Shore Senior Citizens met at the Dunkirk Senior Center on Wednesday. President Barb Barberich led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of "God Bless America." A reading entitled "Wonderful" was given by Chaplain Loretta Hemink.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Hemink. They were accepted as read by Jean Kubera with a second by Charlene Hallmark. No treasurer's report was read due to the treasurer being absent.
Attendance prizes were won by Pat Kozlowski, Mary Musso and Jean Szot.
Helper of the day was Stella Michalak and others who assisted.
The kitchen committee for Wednesday is Kubera and Florence Marut.
One of the members, Jeanette Niedbalski, passed away. She will be sadly missed by all her club members.
Silver Creek Seniors
SILVER CREEK - The Silver Creek Seniors met Tuesday, June 12 at the Route 5 Senior Center with 28 members attending. President Ed Newman opened the session with all saying the pledge to the flag and singing "God Bless America." Chaplain Irene Conny presented a prayer entitled "Someone Always Cares."
Jane Park came back after her car accident. It was reported that Dot Jones was home and Conrad Pawlak was recuperating at home. Lorrie Newman read some stories. The Hole Parker drawing was won by Joyce Snyder. Prizes were also won by Bart Adams, Shirley Sikorski and Corkie Patton.
The 50/50 drawing was won by Conny, Dorothy Miniri and Rose Falcone.
The Silver Creek Seniors met again Tuesday at the Senior Center with 28 present. Newman opened the meeting with all saying the pledge to the flag and singing "God Bless America." Conny gave a prayer called "Tomorrow."
Newman announced that Jones fell and broke her shoulder and is hospitalized. Pawlak is doing therapy at home.
Prizes were won by several members.
Minutes of the previous meeting were given by the secretary and passed by Mary Ann Seibert.
May and June birthdays will be recognized June 26, and Lorrie and Ed Newman will be on the food committee.
On July 17 there will be a bus trip to the Maid of the Mist and Power Authority and to eat at the Red Coach Inn. Call Joanne Martin at 934-3458 for details.
Bingo was called by Marv Smith.
COLLINS - For those who enjoy casino trips, a special summer outing has been booked by the 50-Plus Seniors for Wednesday, Aug. 22 at Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel. Incentives are $25 in Seneca Slot Dollars and a $5 food voucher. The tour is by motor coach and 50 paid passengers are required to receive the incentives. Cost is $11 for residents of the towns of Collins, Perrysburg and Persia and $12 for all others.
Payment is due within five days of making a reservation with checks payable to Town of Collins mailed to Collins Town Hall, attention Joan Byrne, P.O. Box 420, Collins NY, 14034. Casino trips generally fill up fast so call 532-2507 soon for reservations. A sign-up sheet is also available in the center's senior room on Wednesday afternoons. Motor coach will leave at 11 a.m. from the front parking lot of L. K. Painter Community Center, Main Street, Collins.
The 50-Plus Seniors are looking into two prospective shows for the fall/winter, both at The Historic Riviera Theatre: The Lennon Sisters, October 4, and two afternoon shows by The Von Trapps, Dec. 29 or Dec. 30. More information will follow in the OBSERVER.
Motor coach for this Thursday's trip to Seneca Niagara Casino will leave at 11:45 a.m. from the front parking lot of the center. in order to receive the casino incentives, participants must have one of the following valid documents with them: NYS driver's license, passport, NYS non-driver's license, or military ID.
Regretfully, the planned baseball trip to Coca Cola Field in August has had to be canceled for lack of interest.
There are two other 50-Plus Senior programs continuing during the summer months. They are both on Wednesdays and are as follows: Quilting with Florence, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Community Room of Collins Public Library. For more information on this activity, call Florence Reynolds, 532-3075. Open Crafts led by Pat Tucker are at 1 p.m., in the center's Senior Room.
All are reminded of the Liberty Fest on Saturday at the Collins Town Park. There will be festivities for all ages going on all day and ending up with fireworks.