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HEALTH FAIR @ TOSH COLLINS

We will be holding a health fair on Thursday October 13th from Noon to 4 PM. It will feature flu shots, COVID boosters, and more. Come check it out!

  • Flu Shots
  • COVID Booster Shots
  • Blood Pressure Check
  • Caption Call Phones
  • JFS Counseling Services
  • Caregiver Program
  • Stem At Home Therapy
  • Health Insurance Info Counseling & Assistance Program
  • Health Insurance Broker
  • Housing Assistance
  • HEAP & SNAP
  • People Inc
  • WNY Independent Living
  • Project Hope
  • ElliQ– Digital Care Companion
  • FREE At-Home COVID tests, Masks, & Hand Sanitizer

LUNCH & LEARN

Join us for a little lunch-time learning during our new “LUNCH & LEARN” series starting bi-weekly on Fridays in October. Enjoy your delicious lunch while guest
speakers provide nuggets of knowledge before Friday BINGO. Be sure to register for lunch with Kim a week prior. The dates and topics will be:

  • Friday 10/07 11:30 AM The Art & Science of Pruning
  • Friday 10/21 11:30 AM Buffalo Sports Trivia
  • Friday 11/04 11:30 AM Center for Elder Law & Justice
  • Friday 11/18 11:30 AM Hearts & Hands
  • Friday 12/02 11:30 AM Anthropology of Christmas

KNOW WHEN TO HOLD ‘EM!
KNOW WHEN TO FOLD ‘EM!

Join us for Texas Hold Em’ Poker - Beginners are welcome. We will be using nickels to gamble with so don’t forget to bring in your nickels or bring in a couple dollars and we can give you change. The format is Sit & Go so participants can join and leave when needed. Max bet for a hand is 25 cents and we will be playing with one blind which will stay at 1 nickel. No need to RSVP!
Poker starts Thursday September 1st @ 12:30 pm.


  • Movement Member Cards– Discount for 10 fitness classes for only $30. Save $2 per class!

MONDAY MOVIE MATINEES

Our movie series has been going GREAT! For October, we're showing some spooky Halloween treats new to streaming!  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.

  • 10/3– NO MOVIE

  • 10/10– CLOSED

  • 10/17– Hocus Pocus 2 (2022)

  • 10/24– The Munsters (2022)

  • 10/31– Marvel's Werewolf by Night

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


COMPUTER CLASSES CONTINUE ON THURSDAYS
Our popular series of Computer Classes taught by Brendan from the Buffalo Public Library starts a new Fall Semester on Thursday October 20th at 1 pm. Come for lunch, stay for class!

The schedule of computer classes will be:

  • 10/20– Buying Tech

  • 10/27– Uploads & Downloads

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  OCTOBER

Registration for our October field trips is now closed as we are SOLD OUT. Feel free to call to see if any spots have opened.

  • Friday October 14thWhitworth Ferguson Planetarium @ Buff State College! Be wowed by a
    spectacular celestial light display and listen to the amazing voices of young singing students. Lunch will be served at the Center at 11:00 am with an 11:30am departure from the Center for a Noon arrival. The show will last 2 hours, and return afterwards.
  • Wednesday October 26thForest Lawn Cemetery! Just in time for Halloween, take a tour of one of the best cemeteries in the United States. We have to tours going now. Tour 1 will have lunch will be served at the Center at 11:00 am with a 11:30am departure from the Center for a Noon arrival. Tour 2 will have lunch served at 12:30 PM with a 1:15pm departure for a 2pm tour. Each tour will last 2 hours, and return afterwards.

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 October 21st 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 August 12th 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


UFO & Paranormal Meetup of WNY
Saturday 10/15   11 AM - 1:30 PM
For more info: [email protected]
or call 716-406-7596

 

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