Document 418403

THE
November 2014
NETWORK
Newsletter of the Town of Amherst Department of Senior Services
Pamela M. Krawczyk
Director
Gayle Thornton,
Assistant Director
370 John James Audubon Pkwy * Amherst, NY *14228
(716) 636-3050
Barry A. Weinstein, M.D.
Supervisor
From our Director
“Be thankful for your allotment
in an imperfect world. Though
better circumstances can be
imagined, far worse are nearer
misses than you probably care to
realize.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile
Anyway: Quotes, Verse, &
Grumblings for Every Day of the
Year
A
famous
motivational
speaker once posed the question
“Is thankfulness a survival
skill?” Perhaps most of you
would initially respond the same
as me and say that thankfulness
is not essential to survival.
Once you reach a certain age,
many of us have already solved
the necessary problems of
survival, gone beyond that and
are now working to achieve our
current goals, dreams and
ambitions. But this speaker also
provided the audience with a key
phrase: “Learn to be thankful
for what you already have,
while you pursue all that you
want.”
Too often we forget that the greatest and
perhaps one of the simplest lessons in life
we can learn is to be thankful for what we
have already received and accomplished.
Both the years and the experiences have
brought me here to where I stand today, but
it is the thankfulness that opened the
windows of opportunities, of blessings, of unique experiences to flow
my way. My gratitude starts with my parents who raised me and gave
me an incredible foundation that has lasted me all of these years and
continues with the mentors that I've met along the way who absolutely
changed and revolutionized my life. I did not accomplish anything
without the loving and giving people who were willing to give to me.
Because of all that has been given to me, I want to share with others.
Another key survival skill is producing. One you are productive, you
will find that you have more than enough to share with other. I think
back to our family peach tree as an example. Once the crop was ready,
my mom canned some for the winter, made some preserves, baked
some pies and more importantly shared the abundance of fresh fruit
with neighbors. They often reciprocated with their own homemade
items or their own harvest of produce.
This is the beginning of an incredible process of giving and receiving.
Begin the act of thanksgiving today and watch the miracles flow your
way. On behalf of the entire staff of The Amherst Center for Senior
Services, I wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving and express
our gratitude to each member and volunteer for making our Center the
tremendous place that it is – we appreciate each and everyone of you!
Pam
The Amherst Center for Senior Services
is a SMOKE-FREE BUILDING.
UPCOMING EVENTS – Make Reservations at Information & Assistance Desk
636-3055 ext. 3108
DINNER SEMINAR ON ESTATE PLANNING
Wednesday, November 12 at 6:00 p.m. presented
by AXA Advisors. Reservations at 636-3055 ext.
3108.
WILLIAMSVILLE
ART
SOCIETY
HOLIDAY
SHOW—RECEPTION: Sunday, November 2, 2:00-4:00
p.m. at the Amherst Senior Center. Chinese Auction,
Awards & Refreshments. Show runs until Wednesday,
December 3.
ART OPENING Wednesday November 5, 6:00 -7:45
p.m. Art Exhibit by Ron Palmiere.
MEMBER
ORIENTATION
Thursday,
November 13 at 10:00 a.m. All new members are
invited; current members are welcome to attend for a
refresher. Meet some of the staff and learn about the
programs, clubs, classes, services and volunteer
opportunities available. Make your reservation at 6363055 ext. 3108 for both orientation and lunch.
TRAVEL
OPPORTUNITIES
Thursday,
November 13 at 12:45. p.m. Are you thirsty for
knowledge and love to travel? Come learn about the
Road Scholar Program. Road Scholar is a not for
profit educational travel program offered in the
United States, Canada and Internationally. Make a
reservation at 636-3055 ext. 3108.
VETERANS DAY Monday November
10, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm “Thank a
Vet” Discount Program. Erie County
Clerk’s Office is hosting this program
where veterans can receive significant
benefits and discounts on purchases and
services. Informational tables will be
available from Veterans One Stop Center of WNY and NY
Division of Veterans Affairs.
COUPS FOR TROOPS - Coups For Troops was created
by a stay-at-home mom, trying to save money for her
family by couponing. Their mission is to assist soldiers by
making their lives and their families’ lives a little easier by
shipping coupons right to their door. The Amherst Senior
Center will accept coupons (up to 3 months after expiration
date) to donate to soldiers and their families. We will mail
all the donations on Monday, November 24 at 12:45 p.m.
Anyone looking to help with the mailing please sign up at
the I&A Desk or call 636-3055, ext. 3108.
PINTEREST CRAFTS- Looking for a fun easy
craft? Join us Tuesday, November 25, at 11a.m. Fee
is $1.00. Look for the completed craft at the
Volunteer Desk.
Wreath Making- Did you know you can make a
wreath out of coffee filters? Join us on Monday,
December 1, at 12:45 p.m. Please make your
reservations at the I&A Desk, 636-3055, ext. 3108.
CANDYMAKING Tuesday, November 18 at 12:30
p.m. in classroom #2. Looking for volunteers to assist in
making candies to be sold. Proceeds to benefit the
Amherst Senior Center. RSVP at 636-3055 Jennifer ext.
3112 or Joanne ext. 3107.
GIFT WRAPPING – Need a hand wrapping those
holiday presents? Bring the gift on Wednesday, December 10 from 11:00 a.m. -12:00 noon. You bring
the gift and box and we’ll supply the rest. No fee!
SAVE THE DATE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Saturday, December 13 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Pancake breakfast, crafts, games Mr. No the Balloon Guy & of course a visit
from Santa himself 10-11:00 a.m. All ages event & open to the
community. Reservation required 636-3055 ext. 3108.
NEW
OPTIONS
from
AMHERST
SENIOR
TRANSPORTATION SERVICES (ASTS) In addition to
providing van service to the Amherst Senior Center and all your
medical appointment needs, Amherst Senior
Transportation Services now offers van service
from your home to your local grocery store. For information
and to inquire what services you are eligible for please
contact Amherst Senior Transportation 636-3075
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Contents
Book Club .....................................5
Camera Club ................................11
Class Information ..........................6
Director’s Article...........................1
Club Information .................... 8&9
Games We Play .............................5
Health Related News .....................4
In Memoriam .................................7
Lunch Information ........................4
Movies ...........................................5
New Members .............................10
Social Discussion Groups ..............5
Social Worker News
& Support Groups .....................7
Special Activities....................... 2-6
Volunteer News .............................9
NUTRITION LUNCH PROGRAMS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
636-3059 for Reservations & Cancellations— Call 24 Hours in Advance
ARE YOU REGISTERED? Anyone who eats lunch here
on a regular basis needs to register with the Erie County
Stay Fit Dining Program. Those who are not registered
will be contacted to complete a short form.
LUNCHES ARE SERVED at noon each weekday the
Center is open and require reservations. at 636-3059 24 hours in
advance. All residents age 60 or older are eligible to
participate in the Nutrition lunch program.
RESERVATIONS & CANCELLATIONS Call 636-3059. Unless you make a reservation for lunch at least 24 hours in
advance we cannot guarantee that a lunch will be available. To enable our Nutrition Staff to plan more efficiently, it is
just as important to cancel if you have a reservation and are unable to attend.
LUNCH COST - A confidential, voluntary donation of $3.00 per person is suggested by the Erie County Department
of Senior Services, not the Amherst Senior Center.
OUR SALAD OPTION - We try to serve a salad at
lunch once each week. Salad may be ordered by calling 636-3059 or you can stop by at the
Welcome Desk. Salads are in place of
the regular entre.
VETERANS DAY LUNCH at noon Monday,
November 10. Complimentary Lunch for all
Veterans. Reservations required by calling 6363059.
THANKSGIVING LUNCH
Tuesday,
November 25 at 11:45 a.m. Please come
join us for a traditional and festive meal as
we give thanks for our blessings, including
our friends we have made at the Center. Enjoy the music of
strolling violinist Peter Van Scozza.
BIRTHDAY LUNCH—members are entitled
to a free lunch the month of their birthday. For
your free coupon, please see Joanne ColeMarshall in the Program Office.
Monday
Turkey w Gravy
3 Sliced
Cranberry Sauce
Tuesday
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Stuffing, Peas
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Applesauce
10
Cheese Tortellini
Parmesan Sauce
Seasoned Spinach
Sliced Carrots
Orange
Veterans’ Day
Beef Pepper Steak
Broccoli
Rice
Wax Beans
Strawberry Bavarian
24 Veal Parmesan
Penne pasta
Tomato Sauce
Broccoli
Chef Salad
Cookies
Thursday
5 Meat & Cheese Lasagna
6 Breaded Pork Chop
Breaded Pork Chop
Stuffing
Sweet Potato
Spiced Apples
Banana
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Sliced Turkey w Gravy
Cranberry Sauce
Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes
Butternut Squash
Pumpkin Pie
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Red Potatoes,
Harvard Beets
Chocolate cherry Cake
Alternate Salad
Chicken Salad
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Stuffed Pepper
With Meat Sauce
Mashed Potatoes
Peas
Lorna Doones
Rotini & Meatbals
Country Cottage
Vegetables
Chef Salad
Ambrosia
Boneless Chicken Breast
Mashed Potato
Carrots
Applesauce
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Beef Stroganoff
Egg Noodles
Cauliflower, Baby Carrots
Strawberry Cake
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7
Chicken Cutlet
Macaroni & Cheese
Broccoli
Peaches
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Bnls Chicken Breast
Cauliflower
Mixed Vegetables
Brown Rice
Ice Cream
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Friday
Cinnamon Apples
Butternut Squash
Creamy Dill Cabbage
Gingerbread Cake
Bean Medley
Grape Juice
Fruited Gelatin
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Knockwurst &Sauerkraut
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All Menus are subject to change
Wednesday
Election Day
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MENU UPDATE—The current menu is posted at
the front Reservation/Reception area where you
make your lunch reservations, at the Dining Room
entrance, and on the Town of Amherst Website:
www.amherst.ny.us. The upcoming week’s menu is
also published in the Senior News section of The
Amherst Bee.
Baked Tilapia/
Wiith Seafood Sauce
Rice Pilaf, Coleslaw
Stewed Tomatoes
& Zucchini Cookies
Alternate Salad
Chicken Pasta Salad
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Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving
HEALTH RELATED NEWS & PROGRAMS
Make reservations at the Information & Assistance Desk, 636-3055 ext. 3108
HEALTH FAIR Wednesday, November 5, from 9:00 a.m.
-noon. Presented by nursing students from NCCC.
Reservations are needed for all of the following.
Make them at the I&A Desk or call 636-3055 ext. 3108
LUNCH SEMINAR: AUDIOLOGY SERVICES AND
HEARING CARE—Thursday, November 6 at 12:00
noon. The more you understand about your level of hearing
loss and the technology options available to you, the greater
the chances that you will hear your best. Dr, David Nelson
from Audiology Service Associates will educate you to make
informed choices about your hearing care.
KIDNEY DISEASE Tuesday, November 18 at 10:45 a.m.
Learn about kidney disease, dialysis and various stages.
Presented by Kidney Smart.
AGING IN PLACE How to maintain your independence
and stay at home longer Thursday, November 20 at 11:00
a.m. Presented by First Light Home Care.
SAFETY AT HOME- Friday, November 14 at 10:45 a.m.
Presented by the Alzheimer's Association.
BEATING DIABETES/NEUROPATHY Friday, November 21
10:30 a.m. Diabetic Neuropathy is a common complication of
diabetes. Learn ways to prevent or slow down its progress
and live a healthy life style .Dr. John Zilliox is the presenter.
HEALTHY EATING FOR THE HOLIDAYS Friday,
Nov. 21 at 10:45 a.m. Learn the basics to weight
management (or even weight loss) while still enjoying the
fun, food and festivities of the holidays. We’ll give tips on
how to avoid overdoing it, including recipes and ways to
make your favorite holiday foods fit into a healthy eating
plan. Presented by Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
HEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION SEMINARS
Univera
Wednesday, November 5, - 2:00 p.m.
United Healthcare
Friday, November 14, - 2:00 p.m.
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Wednesday, November 19, 4:00 -7:00 p.m.
Independent Health
Monday, November 24, 9:30 a.m.
HEALTHY TIBITS at 11:30 a.m. in the Dining Room
Wednesday, November 12
Monday, November 17
WHEELCHAIR VAN SERVICE for Amherst residents
who are 55-years-old or older, and who meet certain
guidelines is available for medical appointments for a
reasonable fee on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call
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ASTS at 636-3075.
Aging from the Neck Up Health Expo
Saturday, November 15, 9:00 a.m.-noon:
Retina Care
Dentistry
Dermatology Hearing
Low Vision
Physical Therapy & More
Saralyn Notaro Rietz, MD, an ophthalmologist with
over 15 years of experience specializing in diseases and
surgery of the retina and vitreous, is hosting this free
health fair at the Amherst Senior Center. It features several area businesses and physicians with expertise in retina care, dentistry, dermatology, hearing, low vision,
physical therapy and others, as they relate to the aging
process. Many professionals will be giving informative
talks and are available for Questions and Answers during
the fair.
Aging from the Neck Up is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to guarantee a seat but walk ins are
welcome. Call 839- 9009 to reserve your seat today!
Don’t miss this one of a kind event!
For more information about Dr. Notaro Rietz and the
health fair please visit backoftheeyemd.com.
AN ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICE is available
for programs scheduled in the Lunch Room and Activity
Rooms A and B upon request with a $25 deposit or your
driver’s license.
AMHERST POLICE WANT YOU TO KNOW AND
BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING
SCAMS
The caller claims:
• A relative has been arrested , is in jail and
needs to have money wired to bail them
out.
•
A relative has been in a car accident and needs money for
a tow truck or to have their car fixed. Do not act
immediately even if the callers says they are a relative,
bail bondsman, or even a police officer. He/She is from
the U.S. Department of State or Homeland Security and
will ask you to have money wired to prevent your
Passport from being revoked.
If you are selling items through classified ads or the internet
never accept a check for more than what you are selling the
item for. As an example: A buyer offers you a check for
$1,000 for your $100 item and tells you to keep $200 extra for
your trouble; just send him/her a check for $700. The $1,000
check will bounce and you will be out $700 for the check you
sent.
Do not believe these callers; ask for a phone number to return
the call and contact the Buffalo Regional Office of the NYS
Attorney General’s Office at 716-853-8404, if you feel it is a
scam.
MOVIE MATINEES - at 12:30 p.m.
Seating is limited; so please RSVP. Make reservations for movies at the I &A Desk, 636-3055, ext. 3108 up until 11:00
a.m. the day the movie is scheduled to be shown. All movies are shown on the projector screen in Activity Room A.
Closed captions are displayed when available. Hearing devices are available with prior notification. Popcorn is 50 cents
per bag prior to the show.
Monday, November 24 Million Dollar Arm starring Jon
Hamm, Alan Arkin, and Suraj Sharma. In a last ditch
effort to save his career as a sports agent, JB
Bernstein concocts a scheme to find baseball's next
great pitching ace. Rated PG, 2 hours and 4 minutes.
Friday, November 7 Chef starring Jon Favreau, Sofia
Vergara and Bobby Cannavale. When Chef Carl
Casper suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los
Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his
creative integrity for its controlling owner, he is left to
figure out what's next. Rated R, 1 hour and 55
minutes.
Movies are free and everyone is welcome to attend, but people’s
tastes vary. Please review the ratings before attending. If a
movie is not what you expected, offends you, or makes you
uncomfortable, you can certainly leave.
Wednesday, November 12 Love Punch starring Pierce
Brosnan and Emma Thompson. A romantic caper
about Richard and Katie a divorced couple who after
his pension is stolen by an unscrupulous businessman,
reunite to steal it back. Rated PG 1 hour and 34
minutes.
GAMES WE PLAY
COME TO THE LOUNGE AND PLAY A GAME!
MIND TEASERS will help boost your brain and engage
your mind! Stop in, give your brain a dose of exercise!
Monday, November 3, at 12:45 p.m.
Thursday, November 20, at 12:45 p.m.
Wednesday, November 19 Tammy starring Mellissa
McCarthy and Ben Falcone. After losing her job, and
learning her husband has been unfaithful, a
woman takes to the road with her hard drinking
Grandmother. Rated R, 1 hour and 37 minutes.
PARTY GAMES
Head Bands - Wednesday, November 5, at 11:00 a.m.
Taboo - Friday, November 14, at 12:45 p.m.
Head Bands - Friday, November 21, at 12:45 p.m.
SOCIAL DISCUSSION GROUPS
BOOK LOVERS CLUB —Thursday, November 20 at
10:00 a.m. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Annie Proulx's
The Shipping News is a vigorous, darkly comic, and at
times magical portrait of the contemporary North
American family.
In this touching novel set among the fishermen of
Newfoundland, Proulx tell the story of Quoyle. From all
outward appearances Quoyle has gone through his first 36
years on earth as a big schlump of a loser. He's not
attractive, he's not brilliant or witty or talented, and
certainly not the usual type of main character in a
novel! But Proulx creates a simple and compelling tale of
Quolye's psychological and spiritual growth. Along the
way we get to look in on the maritime beauty of what is
probably a disappearing way of life.
There is no fee to attend, but members are encouraged
to read books prior to attending meetings.
WII BOWLING at 12:30
Wednesday November 5,in the Craft Room
Friday, November 7, in Health Resource Room
Wednesday November 12, in the Craft Room
Friday, November 14, in Health Resource Room
Monday, November 17, in the Craft Room
Friday, November 21, in Health Resource Room
Wednesday November 26, in the Craft Room
BINGO
Thursday, November 6 at 12:45 p.m
Monday, November 17 at 12:45 p.m.
Join us for fun regular bingo. Prizes will be 25¢ per win.
You can purchase up to four boards for 25¢ a board.
Reservations are needed for Bingo.
Make them at the I&A Desk or call 636-3055 ext. 3108
and check in which Room it is being held.
COFFEE KLATCH
HEALTH RELATED PAMPHLETS are located in the
Health Resource Room for your convenience.
IN CASE OF ILLNESS OR ACCIDENTS AT THE
CENTER: Please go to the Main Reception Desk immediately
and report any problems. Please note that our staff is trained to
handle emergency situations and keep the person comfortable
until further help arrives.
Thursday, November 6, 11:00 a.m.
Monday , November 17, 11:00 a. m.
Join us in the Dining Room to share what’s going on
within the Center, topics in the news, and more. Get to
know the Center better. Meet new people. Feel free to
drop in for this informal chat.
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UNIVERSITY EXPRESS—NO CHARGE
Make Reservations at Information & Assistance Desk 636-3055 ext. 3108
FREE Lifelong Learning for Adults
Age
55+
is
offered
through
UNIVERSITY
EXPRESS,
with
stimulating academic classes, free of
charge, to older adults. Topics include
History, Science, Current Affairs,
Humanities, Life Enrichment and
Wellness.
Wednesday, November 5, 6:00 p.m. Chanel. Presented by Eileen Angelini,
Pain & Neuropathy—Guy Wolfe, MD Professor of French at Canisius.
from UB Medical School, discusses
diagnosis and treatment of pain.
Friday, December 5, 12:45 p.m. Maya
Angelou’s Life & Works - Linda Drajem,
Thursday, December 4, 12:45 p.m. — writer and retired English Instructor at
The Evolution of French Fashion—from Buffalo State College, gives an overview
the second Empire to present day. of this remarkable woman’s life.
Emphasis is on major designers like Coco
Winter Registration 2015 Update
The Winter 2015 Trimester begins Monday, January 5
& ends on Friday, April 24. The Winter CATALOG is
on-line. If you completed a Green Form, requesting a
Class Brochure be MAILED to you, you should have
received it in October.
CLASS REFUNDS: Prior to the first session of class, all
course withdrawals and /or transfers will be subject to a $5
processing fee. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER
THE FIRST SESSION OF CLASS, EXCEPT FOR MEDICAL
REASONS. If you are uncertain that a particular course is for
you, we encourage you to audit the class, prior to registering.
AUDITING A CLASS: Members are invited to audit a
class of their choice on a space available basis. Auditing a
class permits the participant to observe only, but not physically
participate in the class. If interested, please stop at the I & A
Desk and ask for a guest pass.
FEE WAIVERS: Are available for members having
difficulty meeting class costs. Applications are available in the
Social Work Office . For current fee waiver members: If you
have not already verified your 2014/2015 program eligibility, it
is necessary to do so prior to registering for your Winter
trimester classes. For more information please contact Deborah
Zimmerman or Angela Jones at 636-3055, ext. 3130 or 3129.
All information will be kept confidential.
HEALTH
INSURANCE
REINBURSEMENTS:
Members are responsible for checking with their carrier to see if
a portion of their Physical Fitness, Health and SelfImprovement fees can be reimbursed. If you plan to submit for
reimbursement, please check the box on the registration form
and submit a stamped, self-addressed envelope so a receipt can
be mailed to you.
FEE STRUCTURE AARP Smart Driving PROGRAM:
If you are a Senior Center member and belong to AARP, the fee
is $20. You must include your AARP membership number on
your check and registration form. If you are not an AARP
member, the fee is $25.
ADVANCE Winter 2015 Registration for Amherst
Resident Members only, BEGINS MONDAY, November
10. Although NO Winter registrations will be processed
prior to that date. For your convenience a “drop-off drum”
will be placed in the front entrance of the Senior Center
beginning Monday, November 3. Please place your sealed
envelope marked “Winter 2015 Registration” in the drum.
All Registration Forms received the week of November 3
will be considered the first day’s mail.
OPEN Registration for Non-Members and Non-Amherst
Resident Members BEGINS MONDAY, December 1.
Please be sure to register on time.
Make checks payable to the Amherst Center for Senior
Services and write a separate check for each class you
register for. We will accept one check per class from a
married couple, when both are registering for the very
same class.
If you would like confirmation, please include a selfaddressed, stamped business envelope with your registration
form. Please note a variety of classes, programs, and specials
are offered on Wednesday evenings. As always . . . Be sure
to check The Network for monthly specials!
READ THE NETWORK
and be informed of monthly
events at the Amherst Center
for Senior Services. The
Monthly issue is available to
be picked up—FREE—at the Center, at
Town Libraries and Adult Living Facilities.
The Town of Amherst also posts the
newsletter, calendar and menu on the
website: www.amherst.ny.us.
This notice does not apply to members of the
Travel Club and Senior Supper Club, since a
portion of their dues covers receiving a copy
of The Network in the mail.
MAILING SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR 2015– You can have The Network delivered to your
home for $6.00 a year. Subscriptions run from January through December. Mail or bring
the form below, along with a $6 check payable to Amherst Center for Senior Services, to:
Heidi Kunz, Amherst Center for Senior Services,
370 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst, NY 14228.
GENERAL MAILING SUBSCRIPTION FOR 2015
Name
________________________________________________________
Address
________________________________________________________
Zip Code ______________________
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Telephone # _____________________
BOOK & MAGAZINE POLICY
Amherst Center for Senior Services Telephone Numbers
Center for Senior Services Offices ............................. 636-3050
Amherst Adult Day Services ...................................... 689-1403
Amherst Senior Transportation
Services Reservations ......................................... 636-3075
Amherst Meals on Wheels ........................................ 636-3065
Amherst Senior Citizens
Foundation, Inc. ............................. 636-3055, ext. 3125
Nutrition Lunch ......................................................... 636-3059
Senior Outreach Services ........................................... 636-3070
Special Event Reservations ...................... 636-3055, ext. 3108
Support Groups (information) .................................... 636-3050
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IN MEMORIAM
We extend our sincere sympathy to the families and friends of
these members who recently passed away: Nelson J. Bieger,
Donald H. Farr, Marie F. Fricano, Lillian Hafner, Gladys R.
Harbison, Helen A. Hoffman, Morton S. Klayman, Marjorie M.
Klementowski, Jutta (Betty) Krieger, Bess Siska, and Anne F.
Wald,
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Donated books are for sale in the
Center’s Library.
Magazines for members' use are
available in the Library with the
exception of current issues of The New
Yorker and Smithsonian, which are
available at the Welcome Desk and
need to be signed for and returned to the
Welcome Desk.
Magazine subscriptions are made
available to members through the
generous support of the Amherst Senior
Citizens Foundation, Inc.
Do not bring in old magazines—we
prefer that you recycle.
“Heart Beats In Our Time” An
Anthology of the Creative Writers group
is available to be checked out. Please
inquire at the I & A Desk.
SOCIAL WORKER NEWS—call Deborah 636-3055, ext. 3130 or Angela ext. 3129
The Center has two Social Workers available to assist members with personal or
family concerns, or to provide information and referral to community services.
Deborah Zimmerman, our Full-time Social Worker, can be reached at 636-3055,
ext. 3130. Angela Jones is available from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Monday through
Friday at 636-3055, ext. 3129. Social Workers can meet with anyone who has a
need on a one-to-one basis.
Some of the services provided include:
♦Counseling Services—Discuss any concerns or problems you may face. Confidentiality is
strictly maintained.
♦An Employment Board for Seniors filled with opportunities for full and part-time employment is located outside of the Social Workers office, across from the Dining Room. Opportunities currently available are posted.
♦Health Insurance Information Counseling—HIICAP—A Health Insurance Information
Volunteer is available by appointment only.
♦Ιnformation and applications for HEAP and EPIC are available.
♦Get Well/Thinking of You—Let staff know if members are sick or hospitalized so we can
send a card to remind them they are cared about and missed.
♦Support Groups are organized to assist our members through difficult times.
HIGH ELECTRIC BILLS? You may be eligible for the Empower Program
from NYSERDA. If you receive HEAP, or your household income is below
60% of the state median income ($56,951), you live in a building with less
than 100 units, and have moderate to high energy bills, call Senior Outreach
Services, 636-3070 or Social Work, 636-3055 ext. 3130 or ext. 3129 for
assistance with the application process.
SUPPORT GROUPS
CAREGIVERS—Wednesday, November 19, at 1:00 p.m. Call Deborah
Zimmerman, 636-3055, ext. 3130 for information.
WIDOW/WIDOWERS—Will not be held in November as the center is
closed November 11 for Veterans Day
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP—Will no longer be meeting. Deborah Zimmerman at 636-3055 ext.3130 or Angela Jones ext. 3129 are available
for counseling or information as the need arises.
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AMHERST ADULT DAY
SERVICES (AADS)
AADS provides services to
people who need assistance with
daily activities like eating, walking,
and personal care, or who need
supervision.
Our clients engage in stimulating
and entertaining activities and are
provided with meals and medication
supervision.
We will provide
loving care for your family member
in our clean, secure environment
while you run errands, attend to
medical appointments, or just take a
break from providing care.
Hours of operation are Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For information, call Karen
Mitchell, Director, at 689-1403, Ask
about our free trial visit.
SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION
ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
(SNAP) is the name for the Food Stamp
Program. that
helps low-income
people buy nutritious food. Apply
on line at myBenefits.ny.gov. or you
can call Senior Outreach Services,
636-3070.
SENIOR CENTER CLUBS
AMHERST LADIES GOLF LEAGUE The 2014 season concluded with a luncheon at the Family Tree Restaurant. Winners
of the Herky Moses Tournament were: Low Gross– Flight A:
Joanne Welchofff, Flight B: Joanne Fechter, Flight C: Mary
Ann Young. Low Net– Flight A: Rita Maranto, Flight B: Diane
Goff, Flight C: Agnes Cobler. Golf will resume in the Spring.
Any Questions: Mary Ann Young, 639-1169.
AMHERST RECORDER CONSORT - Fridays, 9 a.m. - Call
Fern Smith, 633-6325.
AMHERST SENIOR MEN’S GOLF LEAGUE— call Rich
Marcille, 634-3669 for questions.
AMHERST SENIOR SINGERS - Wednesdays, 12:45 p.m.
Call Carol Mayo, 632-3929.
AMHERST TUNE-UPS- Mondays, 1 p.m. Singing songs from
the 50’s, 60’s, &70’s. Call Dan Brown, 692-3660.
BIKERS CLUB– Club will resume in the Spring. Thanks to leader
Pat Pendrak for a great first season. .
BILLIARD ROOM Center members play pool in the billiard room
anytime except during scheduled Men’s Pool Tournaments or
on Wednesday mornings on the 2 designated Women’s Pool
Tables.
BRIDGE CLUB - Fridays, 1 p.m. – Terry Florek, 839-3628.
BOCCE CLUB - Tuesdays at 1:00 at Basset Park. Call Nancy Haug, 6322765.
BOOK CLUB - 3rd Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Janice Dunne, 8322245.
CAMERA CLUB 2nd Tues, 1 p.m. & 4th Wed. at 6:30 p.m. Call
Ron Storfer, 633-5203.
CANASTA CLUB - Mondays, at 12:30 p.m., - Kay Ullman,
634-7580.
CHESS - Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m. –Call Bill Rich, 634-6884.
CREATIVE WRITERS GROUP 1st and 3rd Monday at 10:00
a.m. to noon. Contact Paula at 464-3985.
CRIBBAGE - Thursdays, 1 p.m. - Call Al Benz at 688-8786.
DOMINOES - Mondays, 12:30 p.m. Call Jean Hallac, 6886895.
DUPLICATE BRIDGE - Thursdays, 9 a.m. No Partner
needed. Not ACBL sanctioned. We play for fun. Call
Dave Stroud,
633-9338.
EUCHRE CLUB - Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m. Dorothy, 639-0430
or Dolores, 636-6147
GENEALOGY CLUB– Meets Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.
Questions, contact Ken Blackwell, 634-9651.
KNITTING CLUB Tuesdays, 9 a.m.– Library
MAH-JONGG CLUB Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Kay, 634-7580.
MUSIC COMBO Fridays, 12 Noon. Carol, 688-7679.
OPEN CARDS Monday, Tuesday, Thursday afternoons &
Friday mornings. Card Room.
PING PONG/TABLE TENNIS 12:45-4:00 Tuesdays &
9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays & Fridays in the Health
Resource Room. Contact Joanne Cole-Marshall 636-3055
ext. 3107. Safe, comfortable footwear is required to play.
PINOCHLE CLUB Wednesdays, 12:45 p.m.- Nancy
Haug, 632-2765.Pinochle Lessons on Tuesdays at
12:30 p.m. If you want to refresh or learn how to play
pinochle, call AnnMarie 626-5022 or Linda 626-4904
QUILTING CLUB Mondays, 12:30 p.m. - Classroom 4.
READER’S THEATER Fridays, 1 p.m. - Members perform various skits. Call Carol Ennis, 688-7679.
RUMMIKUB CLUB Fridays at 1:00 p.m. Any questions,
contact Mary Migliore at 240-1101. Experience not
needed. Beginners welcome.
SCRABBLE CLUB Thursdays, 12:30 p.m. Carol Hensel,
689-7417.
STAINED GLASS Thursdays- 9 a.m. Call Tom Richards,
832-5641
WOODCARVING Tuesdays, 9 a.m. - Jean Pierre Aubertin,
632-3540.
WALKERS GROUP Returns in the Spring. Any questions
contact Bill Albrecht at 565-0634. Thanks to leader Bill
Albrecht for a great season.
AMHERST SENIORS DINNER CLUB
Your Dinner Club membership number is required to receive the member price. Guest price applies to anyone who is not a paid
member for the current year. Membership fees must be renewed each year. Call Myra Horowitz, 634-9223.
Dinner choices:
Cut out this coupon and MAIL with your check payable to: Amherst Seniors Dinner
1. Beef Marsala
Club to: Eve Schohn, 32b Georgian Lane, Williamsville, NY 14221 (568-1273)
2. Chicken Cordon Bleu
3. Breaded Pork Chop w Stuffing
Monday, November 17, at 5:00 p.m.
4. Parmesean Crusted Panga ( baked,
The Grapevine Banquets (Former Hearthstone Manor)
mild fish similar to Grouper)
333 Dick Road, Depew
Dinners include: Soup, Salad Roll/Butter,
Cheddar Mashed Potatoes, Specialty Dessert, Coffee/Tea
Tax & Gratuity is included. Cash Bar.
Members
$26.00
Guests $28.00
Circle Dinner Choice and Category
Name ____________________________ 1
2
3
4 Member Guest
2
3
4 Member Guest
Member ID#__________
Only reservations received by mail by
November 7 will be accepted. The Senior
Center does not forward/process Dinner
Club reservations. Make checks payable
to:
Amherst Seniors Dinner Club.
Name _____________________________1
Member ID#__________
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Total Amount Enclosed ________
AMHERST SENIOR TRAVEL CLUB
Travel Club meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 1
p.m. at the Center. Information and flyers are also
available on the Travel Club Bulletin Board at the Center
and in the website issue of our newsletter at the Town of
Amherst Internet site: http://www.amherst.ny.us/
First priority for all trips is reserved for paid
Travel Club members.
DAY TRIPS REQUIRE FULL PAYMENT WITH
RESERVATION unless otherwise specified on the flyer.
A phone reservation requires full payment within 14 days.
Call Audrey Cherry at 688-7059 for more information and
check out the bulletin board for flyers and applications.
Upcoming Trips
Thursday, December 11—Big Band Christmas
Spectacular Two – at SUNY, Fredonia. Includes lunch at
Colony Restaurant in Silver Creek. $75 per person.
**All trips to/through Canada require a passport,
passport card or enhanced Driver’s license.
Friday, December 19—Holiday Pops with The Buffalo
Philharmonic Coffee and Donuts before the performance
and lunch at the Grapevine Restaurant‘s Banquet Room
afterward. $79 per person.
Save the date for Amherst Travel Club
Annual Holiday Party Sunday,
December 7 at Sean Patrick’s
AMHERST CENTER CAMERA CLUB
NEW MEMBERS WANTED! Are your vacation pictures
still stuck in your camera? The Camera Club is the place for
you! Here, you can get help, information, and inspiration YOU
are invited to drop in at our open meetings because
extraordinary pictures can come out of ordinary cameras.
Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 6:30 PM: "Latest Trends in
Photographic Equipment” by Keith Foss. Keith has lived and
taken photographs in Western NY for over 40 years. For the
past 10 years he has been assisting photographers with their
skills at Continental Camera. He has spoken about photography
in adult classes, camera clubs and various groups on diverse
topics such as: macro and close-up photography, lenses,
landscape and night photography. He will familiarize us with
the latest trends in photographic equipment. Submit up to 4
digital images for critiquing.
Wednesday, November 12, at 1:00 p.m.: “How to Get High
Impact Images” by Mike Dziak who has been active in the
NFRCC and other camera clubs for over 30 years. A past
instructor in Photography at UB. He has given lectures on Night
Photography at the Niagara Frontier Camera Club convention,
and the Kodak Camera Club, has won top awards in prints,
digital images and slides at the NFRCC convention as well as
the New England Camera Convention Member of the National
Press Photographers Association. He will address every
photographer’s ultimate aim: to get the image with the
greatest “wow”! Submit up to 4 digital images for critiquing
Come on in and enjoy wonderful photography and learn more
about what we do. It's all about photography and having fun.
Please mark your calendars for the NFRCC FALL
SEMINAR on November 22 from 8am to 4:30pm at
Michael’s Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd.,
Hamburg, NY 14075. More information is available at http://
www.nfrcc.org/
VOLUNTEER NEWS—Call Jodi Kwarta at 636-3055, ext. 3126
CAFÉ HELP NEEDED. We will soon lose Café volunteers
to the fair weather of Florida for the entire winter and this will
leave us precariously short. Café volunteers are trained to use
a simple cash register and assist customers as needed. All you
need is great customer service skills and a willingness to
provide a terrific experience for our members. We need to fill
both a Monday and/or Friday shift from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00
p.m. This position is a great opportunity to be of service and
you get to work closely with the Kitchen Staff—which makes
it fun! If interested, please stop by the Volunteer Office.
There will be a CLUB SALE on November 24 & 25 from
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Your holiday shopping time is already
running out so take advantage of the beautiful items made by
our extraordinary Knitting Club, Quilting Club, and Cards by
Fran. You will find unique items made with uncompromising
quality.
BAKER’S RACK SALE on Tuesday, November 25 . Stop
by to satisfy your sweet tooth and take something home to
share with friends and family for the Thanksgiving holiday.
No one has to know that you left the baking to our talented
In recognition of VETERAN’S DAY, we are collecting volunteer bakers.
personal care and other items for our Veterans during HAPPY THANKSGIVING! We take this opportunity to
November. Donations of NEW socks, undershirts, sweat express our appreciation to each and every one of our amazing
pants/tops and other clothing items are greatly appreciated. volunteers. Whether you serve here at the Center or
Please drop items in the barrel clearly marked in the Main somewhere in the WNY Community, we are so grateful to you
Lobby. All items will be donated to the Buffalo VA Hospital for the difference you make. Keep doing what you’re doing—
and will be distributed to those who have served us so we couldn’t be any more thankful and proud. The Volunteer
heroically.
Services Department Staff wish you and your families a
wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!
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ACCESSIBLE PARKING
The accessible parking spaces
in the Center lot are for
individuals with an accessible
license plate or hang tag. It is illegal to use
someone else’s permit or park with an
expired permit. There is a minimum fine of
$50-$75 plus a $30 surcharge for a first
offense. When you see the symbol of
access on a parking space, be considerate of
others’ special needs and park in the regular
parking spaces. This law is enforced.
Amherst Town Clerk staff will be at the
Center on Friday, November 21,
10:00 – noon to provide Accessible
Parking Permits. Applications are available
at the Welcome Desk and must be signed
by a doctor.
SPECIAL NOTICES
CENTER CLOSING: Please conclude activities by 4 p.m. and be prepared to
leave so that preparations for locking the Center by 4:15 p.m. can be made.
IN CASE OF ACCIDENT OR ILLNESS... If you are present when a
member becomes ill, or falls, please notify a staff member and leave the area so that
staff can help the individual.
TO HELP US BETTER ASSIST YOU IN AN EMERGENCY, let us know if
you have a new address, contact information, or health condition. Information is
kept confidential, and may be given in person or by telephone to a staff member
who knows you.
FIRE DRILL & BUILDING EVACUATION PROCEDURES: Diagrams that show
evacuation routes are posted in each room. For the safety of all, please act quickly
when the alarm sounds. Your cooperation will help insure everyone's safety
The LOST AND FOUND AREA is located at the Welcome Desk. Items are
held for 30 days.
The Center is equipped with SECURITY CAMERAS which provide 24 hour
video recording both inside the premises and outside.
WE WELCOME NEW MEMBERS who recently
joined the Senior Center: Rozalind Adams, Emily
Balbuzowski, Kyung Barback, Eunice Benedetto,
Loretta Benintende, Arlene Benson, Patricia Boreanaz,
Suzanne & Anthony Breckner, Doreen Brockman Gold,
Gladys Buongiorne, Carrie Calabrese, Mary Calleri,
Eileen Cassidy, Rachel Cohen, Yoshiko Connolly,
Constance Cuviello, John Dio, Jeanette Donnelly, Ruth Dresaler, Dorothy Eckl,
Marie Edmister, Danne Farrell, Ronald Fill, Sandra Flanders, Mary Fetes,
Esther Floss, Mary Flynn, Alberta Fuller, Ronald Galloway, Helen Gleason,
Albert Gold, Ann Gregoire, Rebecca Grosso, Jane Hance, Thomas Hark,
Sharyn Heim, Judy Hendee, Richard Hendler, Ruth Johnston, Marilyn Jones,
Karen Kelley, Linda Kendall, Shelly Kerker, Margaret Kocher, Clara
Kochmanski, Regina Krane, Kenneth & Mary Kurtz, Susan Lawson, Jacqueline
Lockman, Angela Lococo, Kathleen Macaluso, Irene Masino, Jean Matuszak,
Barbara Mayer, Rosemary Mayne, Patricia McCarthy-Hohl, Gerald McKenna,
Mary McOmber, Ingeborg Meisner, Edward Michalowski, Jeanette
Mikolajczak, Mary Miller, Anthony & Josephine Morace, Eloise Moran,
Dwain Morris, Lorraine Nagel, Paul & Mildred Nikischer, Eleanor Niesciur,
Lois Niland, Victor Norton, Carolann & Robert Ogle, Marjorie Olson, Rita
Peiffer, Alfonso Pepe, Kathleen Petko, Jean Pritchard, Janet Reidell, Michele
Schultz, Ruth Scott, Rhea Sette-Ducati, Dorothy Smith, Anita & Robert Smith,
Suzanne Strauss, Theresa Striegel, Pamela Szymanski, Alicia Talvi, Caroline
Tempeny, Alex Thompson, Eleanore Tomczak, Jeannette Travis, Theresa
Unger, Melanie Was, Irma Weimer, Lois Weir, Theresa Wesley, Wallace
Wigdorski, Sylvia Wilkinson, Gladys Wrafter, and Orfina Zdarsky.
PLEASE SHARE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS WITH US! We will only use
your e-mail address for Amherst Center for Senior Services communication
purposes only (updates, advocacy, etc.). Kindly e-mail: permission to add your e
-mail address to . [email protected] Thank you!
Visit
our Facebook page at: https://
www.facebook.com/amherstseniorservices/
FARMERS MARKET Thursdays
9 a. m. to 1 p. m.
at the front entrance
Farmer’s Market Coupons accepted
Amherst Center for Senior Services
Open Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m.- 4:15 p.m.
Evening Hours on Wednesdays
depending on scheduled activities
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SANTA IS COMING!
SANTA IS COMING! The
Senior Center Santa and his
elves will deliver gifts and
holiday cheer to School 30
Pre-K children
in
December. A Giving Tree is located
outside Activity Rooms A & B. Gift tags
are on the tree with a child’s name, age
and boy or girl. Please choose a special
gift tag and purchase a gift for that
child. All gifts should be placed in the
box next to The Giving Tree with the gift
tag attached no later than Friday
December 5th. Please do not wrap your
gift; Santa’s elves will take care of all the
wrapping. Gift suggestions to consider:
books, games, stuffed animals, small
toys. Please limit gifts to no more than
$10 per child.
The Amherst Center for Senior Services
has been designed to serve senior citizens. For everyone’s safety and for liability reasons, we cannot accommodate
children in the building, except for specifically designated events or by prearrangement.
The Amherst Center for Senior
Services values your health and
well-being and is a Smoke Free
Zone. Smoking is not permitted within
25 feet of outside entrances, operable
windows, and ventilation systems of
enclosed areas. For more information
on smoking cessation programs, contact
your health insurer or American Cancer
Society 101 John James Audubon
Pkwy., Amherst, NY 14228 (716) 689-
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