Rural Transit / Star Exemption / Meals On Wheels / Brant-Farnham Seniors Group
Erie County Community Development Block Grant Consortium along with the Town of Brant, subsidizes an organization called Rural Transit Service, Inc. This company services the local senior and residents in need of transportation to perform their daily tasks such as doctor visits, grocery shopping, hair appointments, etc.
(If you would like to volunteer please contact Lee Brunelli at 716-549-5098).
These services are available to seniors and other residents in and around the Brant/Farnham Community.
Hours of Availability:
The van is available 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday, except holidays.
For more information regarding Rural Transit Van service, visit: Community Services.
Seniors are eligible for a reduced rate on their property tax. To determine your eligibility you can contact the Assessor’s Office at 716-549-4423
MEALS ON WHEELS
If senior residents of Brant are in need of Meals on Wheels, they may contact Meals On Wheels at 716-822-2002 and ask for the “Intake Office”. They may also visit their website: www.mowbuffalo.com.
COMMUNITY CONCERN OF WNY, INC
6722 ERIE RD
DERBY, NY 14047
HOUSE CLEANING FOR SENIORS
Community Concern offers light housekeeping, errands and companionship.
There is a fee for this service, but it is based on your income.
Please call 947-5025 and ask for Senior Services for more information
DISCOUNTS FOR SENIORS
Click on this link to see all kinds of discounts for Restaurants, Airfares, Hotels etc.
BRANT/FARNHAM SENIOR CITIZENS ORGANIZATION:
This organization was developed in the 1960’s to provide seniors with low cost monthly entertainment. To be a member of the Seniors, you must be at least 50 years of age and a Town of Brant Member. All trips include bus fare and other expenses such as shows and dinner, unless otherwise noted (MUST BE PRE-PAID). The only other out of pocket expenses would be shopping and souvenirs. The trips are first offered to local senior members and after one week, are offered to non-members, and based on availability. Prices differ for members vs. non-members. To see if you are eligible contact Marge Pero or Sharon Catalano.
Our meetings begin with a pizza and salad lunch – cost is $3.00 per person We also hold a drawing each meeting. The cost is 5 tickets for $1.00. Four drawings are held. After lunch, we hold our meetings starting with the Pledge to the Flag.
Besides our monthly meetings, we take frequent trips. If you are a Town of Brant or Village of Farnham resident and are at least 50 years of age, you are eligable to receive the discounted fair. You don’t have to be a resident to go on our trips. have a summer picnic, hold a bake sale at Brantfest, have guest speakers at our meetings and have a Christmas lunch. For Trip info contact Info: Marge Pero – 716-549-3103 or Sharon Catalano – 716-337-3710
Meetings are held every 1st Wednesday of each month at noon
Place: Brant Senior Building
1000 Brant Farnham Rd
Brant NY Time: Noon
Yearly Dues – $5.00 per person
President – Faith DeLong
Vice-President – Sharon Catalano
Secretary – Marie Llaka
Asst. Secretary –
Treasurer – Jeanette Mirusso
Asst. Treasurer –
Supply Sergeant – Janice Ross
Sunshine Club – Theresa Quagliana
Travel Committee – Marge Pero & Sharon Catalano
Sergeant At Arms – Phyllis Muscato
2014 SENIOR MEETINGS:
May 7th, June 4th, July 2nd, August 4th, September 3rd, October 1st, November 5th, December 3rd
Station House Theatre to see Weekend Comedy
Then go to Presque Isle Mall or Casino
Time: 10am – 7:30pm
Seneca Allegany Casino to see the Osmonds
Includes: Show, $20 Slot play, $10 Food
Time: 10:30am – 6:30pm
Cost: $30.00 for Brant / Farnham Senior Residents or $57.00 for all others
Contact :Marge Pero – 716-549-3103 or Sharon Catalano – 716-337-3710
MINUTES OF THE MEETINGS
OCTOBER 2, 2013
Call to Order – Meeting was called to order by President DeLong at 12:10
Secretaries Report – Secretary Ostrowski read the minutes of the September meeting. Motion to accept the minutes made by Joe & and 2nd by Marlene. Approved
Treasurers Report – Jeanette reported that we have $937.88 in our operating fund and $3831.21 in our travel fund.
Roll Call – 24 members present
President DeLong reminded everyone that next month three people will be chosen to be on the nominating committee.
Our annual Christmas Party will be held on Dec. 8th at the Colony.
Dues will be coming up in January
Trips – Marge stated that we will be going to see the Musical Fare on Oct 9th. We will leave at 4:30 to have dinner at Michaels and return around 10:30. There are 46 people going.
They are still working on a trip for November
She will look into trips to Canada.
December we go to Casino Niagara to see Tony Orlando. 43 people signed up. Contact Marge if you would like to go.
Motion to Adjourn – Theresa made a motion to adjourn and 2nd by Janet. Approved.
Lynda Ostrowski, Secretary
September 4, 2013
Call to Order – President DeLong called the meeting to order at 12:05
Roll Call – 27 members present
Secretary’s Report – Secretary Ostrowski read the minutes of the August meeting.
A motion to accept the minutes was made by Marilyn and seconded by Bob Approved.
North Collins Lunch – President DeLong said that the North Collins Seniors will be on a big trip in fall so we will invite them to a luncheon in April.
It was noticed that our water that was in the refrigerator with our name on has disappeared. It was recommended that we buy a cabinet to lock up our water. All approved to buy the cabinet. Neil suggested that we ask the Town Board to pay for it. A vote was taken and the majority said we should pay for it ourselves.
Thank you notes were received from the Gugino Family for the monetary gift & from the DeMaria family.
Trips: Marge said they will be leaving on Monday for Chicago. They have 35 people going. They will depart at 8:00am. October 9th is the Musical Fare and we need more people. We go to see Tony Orlando on Dec 12, Nov is still in the works.
Clark Borngraber addressed the group. He told us that he was asked by a few people to run for Town Justice in Peter’s place and would appreciate everyone’s support. He has absentee ballots and voter registration forms if anyone needs one.
Lynda Ostrowski Secretary
August 5, 2013
Supervisor Pero came to talk to the group regarding a medical situation that happened in town. He said there was a couple who were driving through town when they were hit with a medical emergency. His wife was unable to tell the authorities who to contact or other vital information. The Supervisor presented the president with emergency contact forms for everyone to fill out. These forms will be given to the Brant Police and filed at the Town Clerk’s Office.
Birthdays: Clark Borngraber, Art Crouse, Joyce DeCarlo, Bob Depovelo, Joanne LaDuca, Jo Friend, Don Munch
Attendance: There were 37 people present for the Annual Picnic
50/50 drawing: They had 1 ticket drawn and the winner was Elzada.
Minutes of Previous Meeting: The secretary read the minutes of the July meeting. Peter made a motion to approve the minutes as read and Neil 2nd the motion. Approved.
Treasurer’s Report: Janette reported that we have $731.15 in our regular account and $6117.21 in our travel account.
Prayers were said for Rose Marie’s family, Herman & Jessie Ciminisi
President DeLong welcomed some new members – 2 new members Don & Retha Munch and Craig Smith.
Marge talked about our upcoming trips: Hidden Valley is Tuesday Aug 13th. The bus leaves at 8:45 returns at 6:15. The Chicago trip is Sept 9th-13th. Oct 9th we go to Dinner at Michaels the the Musical Fair. We leave at 4:30 and return about 10:30pm, Dec 12th is Tony Orlando at the Seneca Niagara Casino. We leave at 11:15 return 7:15 $30 members 20 slots & 5 food voucher
Neil Ross mentioned that there is an AARP driving class in North Collins on Sept 17. 9-3:45. He also reminded everyone to buckle up when riding on the bus.
Clark Borngraber reminded everyone about the Concert in the Park following the meeting. He also mentioned that there will be a “Barn-raising” fundraiser on Sunday August 18th for Carlton & Sue Falk who lost their barn and tools in a fire. Donations of gift cards from Home Depot, Lowes, etc will help rebuild and replenish tools.
Adjournment – Joe made a motion to adjourn the meeting and 2nd by everyone.
February 6, 2013
Meeting opened – Vice-President Catalano opened the meeting at 12:35 with the Pledge to the Flag.
We welcomed and introduced 4 new members to the group.
Roll call was taken, there were 30 seniors in attendance
Minutes of previous meeting – Secretary Ostrowski read the minutes of the January meeting. A motion to accept the minutes was made by Gerri and 2nd by Charlie 2nd.. Approved
Treasurer’s Report – Jeanette stated that we have $793.60 in the Operating Fund and $4954.14 in the travel fund. She also said that we received $6000.00 from the Town.
Sharon commented on our upcoming trips:
* March 23rd trip to see Sister Act at Shea’s is booked up.
* April 23rd we go to Station House to see “We Gotta Bingo” and then to the Casino
or shopping at the mall. We depart at 10am and return around 7:30pm Cost is
$30.00 for Residents and $45.00 for non-resident.
* May 26th is Nunsense II: The Second Coming ECC North – Dinner at The Red Mill
Inn. Cost is $30.00 for residence and $58.00 for all others. We will depart at 1pm
and return around 8pm.
* The Big Trip is Sept 9-13 to Chicago. Includes: 8 meals, trip to a casino, Shedd
Aquarium, Willis Tower Observation Deck, Guided Tour of Chicago, Skyline
Cruise, historic Navy Pier and more. Cost is $439.00
Sharon asked for some suggestions for trips – those mentioned were: Lake Erie Locks, Erie Canal, Drums on the Waterfront, New Mexico, Forest Lawn Tour, a Mystery Trip.
Meeting was adjourned.
,Lynda Ostrowski Secretary
January 2, 2013
Meeting opened by President DeLong at 12:37pm
Prayers – Prayers were said for Marie Lalka, Joe at 3Star restaurant on the loss of his nephew, JoAnn Laduca had surgery, Marlene’s cousin, Linda Crouse, Ken
Birthdays – Celebrating Birthdays this month is Bertha Notaro
50/50 Winners – Charlie, Eunice, Clark, Marlene
Secretary’s Report – Secretary took roll call – 28 people in attendance. She read the minutes of the last meeting. A motion to accept the secretary’s report was made by Janice and 2nd by Charlie. Approved.
Treasurer’s Report – Jeannette reported that we have $711.60 in our operating funds and $1539.76 in the travel fund.
Welcome to Jack DeMaria our newest member.
A reminder that dues are to be paid by the February meeting.
Marge reported on some upcoming trips:
Sister Act at Shea’s is Saturday, March 23rd. We will leave at 12:45, go to the show then to dinner at the Lafayette Hotel Green Room, Money is needed within next 2 weeks. 11 tickets are left.
Tuesday, April 23rd we go to see “We Gotta Bingo” an interactive play at the Station House. We will go to the casino to follow.
Sunday, May 26th is “Nunsense II” at ECC North – An all male cast dressed as nuns. We will leave at 1pm and arrive home around 8pm.
Big trip – looking in to Cohocton NY and staying at a dude ranch. More info to follow.
Lee said that we should use the silverware we purchased instead of the plastic. Janice said it’s a good idea if we can get more volunteer to wash the dishes and not just the same people.
Adjournment –The right side of the room made a motion to adjourn the meeting and the left side 2nd the motion. Approved.
Lynda Ostrowski, Secretary