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Senior Scam Prevention Seminar - Friday, April 27, 2018, Golden Age Center - 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Mary Stewart Photos.The Golden Age Center has a yearly trip to the Broadway Market during Easter week. This year, two trips were made due to high demand!
Mary Stewart Photos.The Golden Age Center had a pancake breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, March 24th. The kitchen crew did a great job of preparing the breakfast which included pancakes, egg bake, breakfast pastries, sausage, fruit cup and beverage. Many of the seniors brought their grandkids and even great grandkids. The younger set enjoyed face painting and decorating cookies to look like easter eggs.
Every 65 seconds across the United States, someone develops Alzheimer's disease. Early diagnosis is critical to ensure that families can plan for the future together, take advantage of available resources and take part in social engagement programs where they can interact and connect with others facing similar challenges. A major step toward ensuring a timely diagnosis is the recognition that someone may be having difficulties with memory and cognition.
The Golden Age Center was recently honored with a plaque to commemorate their $2,000+ donation to the Oishei Children's Hospital Grand Island Challenge. Grand Island was the only community in the area to raise over $25,000 to outfit a room at the hospital.
Leprechauns from Left to Right: Pat Phillips, Trudi Shelp, Ed Shelp, Casey Galeza, Iris Galeza, Mary McClive & Ruth Landel.- GAC photo.
The Golden Age Center had a St. Patrick's Day party on Friday, March 16th. Members were invited to wear their best green attire, enjoy a Irish themed luncheon and watch Irish dancing group "Clann na Cara". Ruth Landel was the winner of the best costume.
Winning leprechaun: Jen Mentor with winner Ruth Landel. - GAC photo.
Irish Step Dancers - Mary Stewart Photos.
flyer. In October 2018, a trip to Boston/Salem and Cape Ann. See flyer.
Left: Valentine's made by students. Sue and Ray Whitbeck married 65 years.
Valentines Day is always a special day at the Grand Island Senior Center as it has its "Sweetheart Luncheon" to recognize those couples who have been married 50 years or more. The couple married the longest were Ray and Sue Whitbeck who said their vows 65 years ago this year. Members who were in the over 50 club last year were treated to lunch. Two special prizes were given, one to whoever was wearing the most visible hearts and to the most creative ensemble. Special entertainment by "23 Skidoo" provided music.
The over 50 club: Richard and Barbara Brzyski (55 years), Dave and Ann Rogers (52 years), Chuck and Nancy Tobe (51 years), Ray and Sue Whitbeck (6 5years) and Pat Akinbami (husband Sam couldn't make luncheon, 51 years).
Mary Stewart Photos.
Left: Jennifer Menter and Grace Myhre (seated). Right: Lucy D'Alessandaro.
From left: Gail Sturm, Phyllis Martin, Jerri Benzing and Pat Kostenbauder.
Mary Stewart Photos.The Grand Island Senior Center celebrated Mardi Gras complete with shrimp and chicken jambalaya for lunch on Tuesday, February 13th. There was also a prize for the person wearing the most green, purple and gold. Those who wished could pick a mask from the "mask basket" to wear.
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Mary Stewart Photos.Students from the 8th grade class at St. Stephen's School visited the Golden Age Center on Friday, February 2, 2018 to spend time and play a variety of games, iPad fun, and other fun surprises, with the Golden Age members. A special treat was a student who did magic which kept the golden agers in suspense, wondering, "how did he do that!"
Look who got a forever home and a forever friend! It's Golden Age member Shirley Martin. After Shirley had expressed interest in wanting a dog as a companion and new family member, Golden Age staff member Natalie Grunzweig took Shirley to the Niagara County SPCA after work and picked up Max, a hound mix, age 5, to become Shirley's forever friend. Max is adjusting well to lots of treats, cuddles, and love in his new home. Special thanks to Natalie for taking the time to bring smiles and love to our seniors in our community.
(clockwise from bottom left ) Jackie Kazmerczak, Sue Bognar, Jan Zaborowski, Shirley Norman, Jeri Benzing, Editha Germain, Don Hamman, Jean Schelegal, Betty Clayton, Lorraine Willcox, & Cathy Mancuso.Special thanks and recognition was given on Wednesday, January 17th to the dedicated & talented group of knitters and crocheters who helped with the 2017 Mitten Project. Graciously led & organized by Golden Age member Lorraine Willcox, the Mitten Project volunteers helped make 1,800 pairs of mittens, headbands, hats, & scarves to donate to over 30 local organizations & to people in need. Out of the 23 volunteers for this project, we thanked the following ladies & gentlemen who joined us for lunch: (clockwise from bottom left ) Jackie Kazmerczak, Sue Bognar, Jan Zaborowski, Shirley Norman, Jeri Benzing, Editha Germain, Don Hamman, Jean Schelegal, Betty Clayton, Lorraine Willcox, & Cathy Mancuso.
Think spring, and help Hospice Buffalo during their 32nd Annual Hospice Spring Bouquet Sale! The Town of Grand Island is participating by taking pre-sale orders at the Golden Age Center. The beautiful mixed standard bouquets are available for $8. There is also a special Tribute bouquet available for $30. All bouquets will be delivered to the Golden Age Center on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. The order deadline is Wednesday, February 21 and payment is also due by Wednesday, February 21. Call (716) 773-9682 or stop by the Office to place your order. Every bunch truly makes a life better – in 31 years, Hospice Buffalo has sold over 576,000 bouquets and 50,000 Tribute bouquets, raising over $5.4 million for Hospice! Thank you for supporting Hospice Buffalo.