Medina senior citizens have belated party after Dec. 23 bash postponed by blizzard

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 7 January 2023 at 1:24 pm

Photo by Ginny Kropf: Sherry Tuohey talks with Dave Lindsay on Friday at the Senior Center of Western Orleans’ Christmas party. Lindsley is crazy about Christmas and created quite a stir with his Grinchy green lighted shoes and reindeer and snowflake suit.

MEDINA – Senior citizens packed the Senior Center of Western Orleans on Friday for their annual Christmas party, which was originally scheduled for Dec. 23, but had to be postponed because of the blizzard.

Seniors were treated to pizza provided by the Senior Center and an array of snacks and desserts which were brought in by the seniors.

Friday is a regular euchre day, so after dinner, the seniors stayed to play cards.

One member, David Lindsay of Medina, is crazy about Christmas and showed up wearing Grinchy green shoes, which lit up when he walked, and a red, white and blue suit of snowflakes and reindeer. He said he loves to dress for the occasion at Christmas, and has another holiday suit at home. He welcomes an opportunity to wear them in public.

Seniors are reminded to sign up for cards from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Euchre is played all three days and pinochle players are welcomed on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. The Orleans County Office for the Aging also offers exercise classes at 11 a.m. each Wednesday.

On Monday mornings, seniors are invited to play six-handed euchre.

The Senior Center is a wonderful place to meet people and enjoy the camaraderie, according to director Kelly Shaw of Gasport.

The gift shop is full of unique and reasonably priced items, including a whole section of jigsaw puzzles, and there is always a puzzle in progress on a table.

Monthly board meetings, followed by a provided or pot-luck luncheon are at 11:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month. Entertainment always follows, either musical or educational.

Annual dues for membership are $10 a year.