Senior Briefs

EDITOR’S NOTE: Groups sending their news releases to The Post-Journal for print must include a publishable contact number, time, date and location of the group’s past and future meetings.

¯ The American Association of Retired People meets at 1:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, March through December, at Brookdale Lakewood. For more information about the group, call 664-2883. Anyone over the age of 50 is welcome to attend.

¯ CCAFMA (Chautauqua County Amateur FM Association) meets the fourth Monday of every month with the exception of June and December, at the WCA Hospital auditorium. Meeting time is 7:30 p.m. and anyone interested in Ham radio or obtaining a license is invited to attend. For more information contact Dennis Belk, president, at 640-5052, or Art McLean, vice president. at 783-3313.

¯ The Celoron-West Ellicott Senior Citizens will meet at noon on the third Wednesday of the month at the Celoron Community Building. Anyone 50 and over is welcome to attend. For more information, call Mary Keeney at 664-4758.

¯ Community Connections at Findley Lake offers area seniors connections to available services and information to enable them to remain in their homes. Contact Christy Ball at 769-2473 or email comconnect@outlook.com.

¯ The Ellery Senior Citizens meet the second Friday of each month at 12:30 p.m. at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Route 430, Bemus Point. Anyone aged 55 and older is welcome. For more information, call Marty Hunt at 720-0460 or Miriam Price at 386-2919.

¯ The Harmony Senior Citizens meet on the first Thursday of each month. The meetings are held at the Panama United Methodist Church. From May through October, the group meets at 5 p.m. Anyone age 55 or older is welcome to attend.

¯ The Lakewood-Busti Golden Agers’ 1 p.m. meetings are the third Tuesday of each month at the Lakewood American Legion 1286 at 174 Chautauqua Ave., Lakewood. For more information, contact Cecile Wilson at 483-0101.

¯ Mayville Senior Citizens meet at noon the first and third Thursdays in the Mayville VFW. Those attending should take a dish to pass and table service. All area residents 55 or older are welcome.

¯ The North Harmony Senior Citizens’ regular monthly meeting schedule is 6 p.m. the third Monday. This event is at the club house in Stow.

¯ The Town of Poland Senior Citizens meet the third Wednesday of each month at noon for a potluck in the Kennedy Fire Hall. Those attending should bring a dish to pass and table service. A meeting and program follow. New members are always welcome. For info call, 358-4978.

¯ The Ripley Senior Citizens Club meets for a tureen lunch at noon on the third Friday of each month in the Ripley Baptist Church, East Side Hill Road. A program and meeting follows.

¯ The Senior Center in Jamestown is open 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. For information, call 484-1627.

¯ Young at Heart Seniors at Findley Lake meets on Mondays for lunch and plans tours to area places of interest. All area seniors are invited to join. For information, contact JoAnne Malecki at 355-6017 or Jody Hunt at 233-4001.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

¯ Chautauqua County RSVP has received specific requests in the following areas:

— Canteen and Blood Bank volunteers for American Red Cross

— Health and fitness opportunities for the community

— Data entry: sharpen your skills at local non-profit agencies

— Kitchen Help: prepping, serving, hosting

— Creating portfolios

For more information, call Brenda Weiler, RSVP project coordinator, at 665-3038.

¯ WCA Hospital has a variety of volunteer opportunities available. From student volunteer positions, to adult volunteer opportunities, WCA is seeking compassionate individuals who are willing to share their time and talents toward the betterment of patients and guests. Volunteers serve in various areas of the hospital including patient transportation, gift shop assistance, office work support, front desk support at the Main Lobby Information Desk, and more. Contact Elizabeth DeRosa, WCA Hospital volunteer coordinator, at 664-8224 or email Elizabeth.derosa@wcahospital.org. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, visit the hospital website at http://www.wcahospital.org/volunteer.php.

¯ Chautauqua County RSVP is in need of a few volunteers to assist in the following areas:

– Mentor a child: For one hour per week, make a world of difference in the success of an assigned child

– Medical Transportation: help individuals by chauffeuring clients to out-of-town specialist appointments as referred by their local physicians. Help them comply with their plan of care; mileage reimbursement options available

– Environment: outside placements to help the environment

– Senior Companionship – many individuals who are disabled or unable to leave their homes need some conversation, interaction and friendship. Chat and share experiences.

– Supplemental Food Distribution – help individuals and families who find it difficult to make ends meet and seek places to get food to feed themselves or their families

¯ Lutheran Foster Grandparents is seeking kind-hearted individuals, aged 55 and older, to volunteer cooperatively with a teacher offering one-on-one attention to an assigned children in the classroom. Wonderful benefits and if you are income eligible, you may earn a tax-free stipend. If you would like to work with children please consider calling Erin Green, Project Coordinator at 665-5354.

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