Senior Briefs

The American Association of Retired People meets at 1:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at First Lutheran Church. For more information about the group, call 485-6589. Anyone over the age of 50 is welcome to attend.

The Carroll Senior Citizens monthly meetings are at 1 p.m. on the third Monday of each month in the Frewsburg American Legion. Special holidays and picnics are at noon. All seniors in the area are welcome to attend.

The Celoron-West Ellicott Senior Citizens will meet at noon on the third Wednesday of October through May at the American Legion on Jackson Avenue. For more information, call Arlene Christoferson at 488-9891.

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

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 386-2919.

The Falconer Senior Citizens usually meet the fourth Monday of each month at 1 p.m. in the Town of Ellicott building. The second and fourth Saturdays the group meets at 6 p.m. for a social gathering in the Town of Ellicott building. For more information, contact Ann Moren at 484-0516.

The Harmony Senior Citizens Group meetings are held at noon from November through April. Meetings are held at the Panama United Methodist Church.

The Lakewood-Busti Golden Agers’ 1:30 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 Connie Whitman at 763-0544.

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. The monthly movie and lunch is at noon the second Monday of the month. Both events are in their club house in Stow.

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 plan monthly events, such as tours to area places of interest or to concerts in Erie. They are publicized in Tapestry newsletter. All area seniors are invited to join. For information, contact Helen Kleckner at 769-7546 or Halcyon Mueller at 769-7848.


The Chautauqua County Office for the Aging has training sessions for candidates to become ombudsmen for seniors in the county. The advocates work within nursing and adult homes to answer questions or concerns about their loved ones’ care. This position requires a training period of 36 hours for certification. For more information about the program call 753-4781.

Chautauqua County RSVP has received requests for volunteers to serve as mentors. This placement could help a child become successful in school and reach their academic potential. Many individuals residing in health care facilities could benefit from a visit from a friend from the community. Many mature adults in our county do not have local family members or a supportive network in place and live alone and isolated. These are the citizens within our county who are unable to go to their necessary medical appointments as they either do not have a car or are unable to travel alone. If any of these volunteer placements sound like something you would like to take on, call Brenda Weiler at Chautauqua County RSVP – 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 To learn more about volunteer opportunities, visit the hospital website at