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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! ONE YEAR REOPENED!

It’s hard to believe that the Tosh Collins Center has been reopened to the pubic for ONE YEAR!! After being closed for 16 MONTHS, with many struggles to be allowed to reopen, we finally opened our doors  on July 6, 2021. After a gradual reopening process over the next six months, we opened a full five days a week at the beginning of this year January 1, 2022, and we’ve been running full steam ahead ever since. To mark this one year anniversary, we’re excited to announced several new additions to our weekly schedule of programs and activities starting this month!

  • Starting Thursday July 7th– our popular Computer Classes for Seniors returns to a new day and time! Moving to Thursday afternoons at 1 PM—3 PM, Brendan from the Buffalo Library resumes his excellent computer classes. This will be a regular weekly class for free.
  • Starting Wednesday July 13th- Mindful Movement with Susi Rosinski. Qigong, pronounced (CHI GONG), is the original Mindful Movement Practice. It is an ancient Chinese Health system that integrates physical movements, breath work, focused intention along with guided imagery. The slow,gentle movements are easily learned and can be adapted for anyone to do and can be practiced by any age group! 10 AM class.
  • Starting Monday July 25th- Move & Groove Mondays with Jess Reino. We will be doing some stretching at the beginning, and then a boot camp style (but much gentler) type of class.  Low impact.  We will use some light weights, work on balance and coordination all to music and lots of friendly fun.   We will end with a few minutes of stretching.  Class starts at 10 AM.
  • Starting July 1st– Movement Member CardDiscount for 7 fitness classes for only $20. Save $2 per class!

MONDAY MOVIE MATINEES

Our movie series has been going GREAT! For July, we'll be showing blockbuster movies from the 90's! So grab a seat and some popcorn, and enjoy the show on our giant television after lunch on Mondays!
Movies start at 12:30 pm.

  • 7/4 - CLOSED
  • 7/11- Forrest Gump (1994)
  • 7/18 - Jurassic Park (1993)
  • 7/25 - A League of their Own (1992)

We will be taking suggestions for future movies to show. Feel free to give them to Michael when you stop in.


COMPUTER CLASSES SET TO RETURN IN JULY ON THURSDAYS
Our popular series of Computer Classes taught by Brendan from the Buffalo Public Library will return on July 7th, switching to Thursdays from now on, starting at 1 pm. Come for lunch, stay for class!

The schedule of computer classes will be:

  • 7/7 Computer Basics
  • 7/14 Computer Maintenance
  • 7/21 Internet Privacy & Safety
  • 7/28 Securing Facebook
  • 8/4 Gmail
  • 8/11 Home Internet Setup
  • 8/18 Internet Basics
  • 8/25 Using Google
  • 9/1 Microsoft Word
  • 9/8 iPads & iPhones
  • 9/15 Computer Basics
  • 9/22 Computer Maintenance
  • 9/29 Internet Basics

All courses are free of charge. You must register in advance of the class. Call Kim at 822-4532 x0 or email [email protected]


[email protected] FIELD TRIPS FOR JULY & AUGUST

Registration is now open for our July & August trips.

  • Wednesday July 13thBuffalo Zoo! A 90 minute tour around the Zoo to visit all the animals. Lunch will be served at the Center at 11:00 am with an 11:30am departure from the Center for a Noon arrival.
  • Thursday July 28thBuffalo Bison's Baseball Game! Our first Bison’s game of the summer with a 1pm game time. Lunch will be served at the Center at 11:30 am with a Noon departure from the Center for a 12:30pm arrival. The game is approx. 3 hours and we will return to the Center afterwards.
  • Wednesday August 10thErie County Fair Opening Day! We’re opening the Erie County Fair with all your favorite vendors, exhibits, animals and snacks! Lunch will be served at the Center at 11:00 am with an 11:30am departure and Noon arrival.
  • Thursday August 25thBuffalo Bison's Baseball Game! Our second Bison’s game of the summer with a 1pm game time. Lunch will be served at the Center at 11:30 am with a Noon departure for a 12:30pm arrival. The game is approx. 3 hours and we will return to the Center afterwards.

Schedule of trips for September through December will be announced towards the end of summer. The cost per trip will be $10, that includes lunch at the Center and admission ticket & tour. Payment must be received to reserve your spot on the tour. Cash, check, & credit card accepted.
Reservations must be made with Kim at the reception desk. Call Kim at 822-4532 x 0 or email [email protected]

This program is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Services Inc.


BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING

We are offering FREE blood pressure screening every month at Tosh Collins. Director Michael’s mom, Marcy Weidrich RN (retired) will be in Friday July 29th from 9:30 AM AM to 11:30 AM to check your blood pressure. We will schedule her at least once a month to stop in. If you are interested in getting your BP checked, call Kim 822-4532 x0 or email [email protected]


SILVER PRIDE GROUP

The South Buffalo Community Association is proud to partner with the Pride Center of Western New York to bring a great new monthly event to the Tosh Collins Center.

The Silver Pride Project

The Silver Pride Project is a Pride Center initiative that’s all about creating better conversations and improved social engagement with our older members of the LGBTQ+ community. By understanding people’s experiences we can facilitate greater social connectivity, improve social inclusion and evolve services to meet the needs of our LGBTQ+ elders.

LGBTQ+ Seniors Coffee Hour

Also known as the Silver Pride Coffee Hour, is an opportunity for LGBTQ+ seniors to come together and enjoy a morning of refreshments and conversation. Tosh Collins will begin hosting this monthly event on Friday July 8 from 10am-Noon and will meet the 2nd Friday of every month.
Contact Michael Weidrich for more information at 822-4532 x101 or email michael @ southbuffalo.org

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