Greetings from Supervisor Dunning

dunning-portrait-2013aWelcome to the Town of Chili website!  Here you will find everything from great recreation programs to town finance and audit information.  My goal is not to complete our website, rather to keep it ever evolving with the most recent and up-to-date information.  Whether you're in your office, on the go or relaxing at home, the Town of Chili is always open and awaiting your visit.  I take great pride in providing an open and transparent government.  If there is something you would like to see on our site, please let me know.

David Dunning
Chili Town Supervisor

Registration Cards —IMPORTANT— 

Please be sure you are registered at the Center. Please let us know if any of the information on your card needs to be updated or changed (emergency contact, physician, address, emergency contact, etc.) Thank you.


Event Sign-up

Please use one event form for each person. Name, address, and phone number will be required. Events in different months require a separate form and payment. Thank you for your cooperation. If you are interested in a program that has a fee involved, please bring exact change. Payment must be made in full before registration is complete.


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“LUNCH CLUB 60” - Mondays & Thursdays at Noon

Seniors age 60 and older and their spouse of any age are eligible for lunch. Suggested contribution is $3.00 per person. (Under the age of 60, the cost is $6.00.) Sign up for lunches at least two weeks in advance. Please call by 10:00 am if you need to cancel: 889-6185.
No person shall be denied benefits or subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal Assistance on grounds of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, or marital status. This program is funded by participants' contributions, U.S. Administration on Aging, N.Y. State Office for the Aging, N.Y. State Department of Health, Monroe County Dept. of HS/Office for the Aging.


Monroe County Breakfast Program

Sponsored by “Office for the Aging.” This offers a great senior breakfast at participating Friendly's. A full course breakfast is available for $3.00. Check it out, it’s a great deal!
Mon. & Wed. @ 8:30-11:00am Friendly's @ Greece Ridge Ctr
Tue. & Thu. @ 8:00-11:00am Friendly's @ 2425 W Henrietta Rd
Tue. & Thu @ 8:00-11:00am Friendly’s at 2717 Monroe Ave.


Veterans Table 

Check out all the resources and information on our Veterans Table at the Chili SeniorCenter.


Foot Care Services 

Certified and licensed provider. Soaking and nail clipping available. Bring your own towel and basin. Cost is $15. Call the ChiliSeniorCenter for information or appointment.

Food Donations

We accept non-perishable food donations all year long. Please be sure dates are current and cans are not dented.


AARP Defensive Driving Courses

The Chili SeniorCenter offers these classes for our Chili seniors and, if space allows, for non-residents. Give us a phone call for more information.
Classes are on Tuesday & Fridays from 9:00 am -Noon.
Upcoming dates: Apr. 22nd & 25th, May 20th & 23rd, June 24th & 27th, July 22nd & 25th.


Senior Assistance

We have information on the following services for seniors: EISEP, Lifespan, Eldersource, assisted living, and MonroeCounty programs. Stop in or call for a brochure.


Home Delivered Meals

“Meals on Wheels” is a service that provides valuable nutrition for seniors who are recuperating from an illness, are homebound, or are in need of assistance. Call 787-8397 for more information (Visiting Nurse Service).


Chili Lions Medical Loan Closet

This is a facility which houses medical aids for community needs. When a local person is in need of equipment for post-hospital care, the Loan Closet can be contacted and equipment can be borrowed at no charge. To contact the Loan Closet call 594-0839.


STAR Program (Support to Aging Residents)

This is a unique program in MonroeCounty. It offers individualized services. This includes essential transportation (grocery shopping, banking, medical transportation, prescription pick-up) and occasional needs (friendly visits, telephone reassurance, yard work and chores) to all frail, elderly persons over 60 years of age, either by a donation-based or small fee for the service program. We need your help. Volunteers are needed to do simple things that many of our elderly neighbors cannot do for themselves. It just takes an hour or two of your time each month to brighten a life. For more information call 262-7057.



“Silver Chords”

Come and join this wonderful senior chorus. Some weeks we practice at the ChiliSeniorCenter. Other weeks we will go out to the community and share our music.
Mondays at 10:00 am

Open Art

We are pleased to offer art time to anyone that may be interested! We will have guidance in Oil Painting, Watercolor, Acrylics, Pencil, and more. Bring your own supplies and have fun with other artists!
Mondays at 1:00 pm.


Stretch and Strengthen

Fitness is important for everyone. Join us doing non-intimidating exercises to keep us strong, flexible, and improve coordination.
Tuesdays @ 1:00 pm
Thursdays @ 2:30 pm

Table Tennis

Join us for some table top fun! Equipment supplied, great exercise
Tuesdays @ 2:00 pm
Fridays @ 2:00 pm

Chili Carvers

These woodcarving sessions are for those who are beginners or with years of woodcarving experience. Our goal is to be helpful and encourage carvers while enjoying fellowship within the group.
Wednesdays @ 9:00 am



Join us for some card playing. Everyone is welcome!
Wednesdays @ Noon

Chain Gang

Join us as we crochet or knit lap robes, mittens, caps, baby blankets and more. The items we make are donated to Hillside Children’s Center and the VAs in the area. New people are always welcome.
Wednesdays @ 1:00 pm


W-IN meets at the Chili Senior Center weekly. All are welcome.
Thursdays @ 8:30 am for weigh in, 9:00 am for meeting.


Come and explore your creative side. We welcome you to join us as we take some time to be crafty. Please sign up a week in advance.
Next Class is April 24th @ 10:30 am   - Flower pocket
Cost:  $1.50
Please sign up at least 1 week in advance.

Greeting Card Making

Join us and make greeting cards. Cards that you make yourself are one of a kind! How about trying one? We will help you. All materials are supplied. Please sign up a week in advance.
Next Class is April 10th @ 10:30 am.
Cost: $1.50
Please sign up at least 1 week in advance.


Friday Movies

Check out a movies with us on our large screen.  Enjoy some popcorn!

Check our monthly calendar for scheduled times.




Times given are approximate.  Confirm times & additional details at the Chili Senior Center.
We also ask that you fill out a registration card prior to attending any events.
For some events Chili residents will be given priority for sign up. As space allows, non-residents will have the option to sign up.
Just a reminder - please use one event form for each person. Name, address, & phone numbers will be required for each person.
Events in different months require a separate form and payment.
Based on the nature and extent of some of our programs, there is a possibility that we may ask you
to reconsider the trip, due to extensive walking, endurance or other factors. Thank you for your understanding.
For safety reasons, seniors are not allowed to get on or off any town vehicles, without staff/driver assistance.


Mystery Lunch Trips!

Guaranteed a good meal! Info available at the Center. Three dates, you can only sign up for one trip. You can go on the wait list for the others.

Limited sign-up. Wheelchair trip available in May.

Van Cost is $2.00/person

Wednesday, Apr. 9th @ 10:30 am. Return by 1:30 pm

Great Food! Bring lunch money (~$6-8) FULL - Wait list only.

Tuesday, Apr. 22nd @ 10:30 am. Return by 1:00 pm

“Comfort Food.” Bring lunch Money (~$10)

Please sign up and pay in advance.


Fish Fry Friday!!

Join St. Pius folks for a fish fry here at the Center. Meal includes small fish fry, oven baked potatoes, coleslaw, garlic bread, dessert, & beverage.

Catered by Nick’s.

Friday, Apr. 4th @ 11:45 am.

Cost: $8/person - CASH ONLY.

Please sign up and pay by Friday, Mar. 28th.


Friday Movie at the Center

"Lincoln" - 2012

Daniel Day Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn

As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

Apr. 4th @ 1:00 pm

Cost: FREE!

Please sign up at the desk in advance.


Warren Kling

The Pioneer History of Rochester with Warren & Pat Kling

Come celebrate the 180th anniversary of the city of Rochester. Learn about the early pioneer families who settled here & find out how the roads we travel on got their name. Hear the amazing life stories of some prominent families who were instrumental in early Rochester's development including: Nathaniel Rochester, Abelard Reynolds, Gideon Cobb, Oliver Culver, Matthew & Francis Brown, and many others. Meet the inventor of the fishing reel, and our first daredevil. 

Friday, Apr. 11th @ 10:00 am.

Cost:    FREE!  

Please sign up at the desk in advance.


Tumbling Water of the Finger Lakes

Our very own Lew Gracey has captured pictures, stories and scenery of some of the many waterfalls here in upstate NY. They begin in Holley Creek & continue to Skaneateles! Did you know that a waterfall can be as small as 6” tall! We have over 2000 waterfalls to explore! He has amazing pictures and stories to share!

Tuesday, Apr. 15th @ 10:00 am.

Cost:    FREE!  

Please sign up at the desk in advance.


Friday Movie at the Center

"Quartet" - 2013

Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Bill Connolly, Pauline Collins

At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, and eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.

Apr. 25th @ 1:00 pm

Cost: FREE!

Please sign up at the desk in advance.


Darwin Martin House, A Masterpiece Restored

Learn about the history of this house and how Frank Lloyd Wright and Darwin Martin, a self made millionaire with Larkin Soap Company, restored, renovated and reconstructed it. Hear about how the men met and saved the house from the wreckers ball and transformed into a tourist destination.

Tuesday, Apr. 29th @ 10:00 am.

Cost:    FREE!   Donations will be accepted.

Please sign up at the desk in advance.


Funerals from a Consumer's Point of View

Presented by Funeral Consumer Alliance - a non-profit, all volunteer with no affliation to any funeral home.

Consumers can take a great burden off their loved lones if they pre-plan their funeral arrangements.  Learn about preplanning your funeral, the legal issues involved, and how to avoid making expensive mistakes.  You'll also get price guides for different funeral plans and learn how to compare prices from different funeral homes.

Tuesday, May 6th @ 10:00 am

Cost:  FREE!

Please sign up at the desk in advance.




Monday, May 5th - Cinco De Mayo

Wednesday, May 7th - “Just For Fun”

Friday, May 16th - Marcy Downey - “Fabulous 50’s, 60’s Show

Wednesday, May 28th - Welcome Summer Picnic

Friday, May 30th - Monroe County Bingo

Trips fill up fast, don’t delay in signing up! More information is available at the SeniorCenter. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 889-6185. Bring along a friend.

Times and places are subject to change.


Broadway Market & more in Buffalo

Join the Chili Senior Center on a Deluxe Motorcoach Tour as we go to:

· Buffalo Broadway Market

Since 1888 the Broadway Market has been know for unique products and personal service with meat stands, produce counters, bakeries, delis, candy stands & restaurants

· Lunch on your own

· Carousel Museum

· Vidler's 5 & 10 Store

Tuesday, April 8th

Cost: $36/person

Depart Senior Center: at 8:15 am - Return around 6:30 pm

Sign up ends Tuesday, March 18 or when FULL

Bring all payments to the Senior Center

Please make checks payable to "Carpe Diem Travel"


Syracuse Trip /Glass Menagerie Play

Join the Chili Senior Center for a deluxe motorcoach trip that includes:

· City of Syracuse tour with guide

· Lunch at Spaghetti Warehouse

Choose your meal choice that day - Spaghetti & Meatballs, Lasagna, Manicotti, Fettuccini Alfredo, or Chicken Caesar Salad

· The Glass Menagerie at THE STAGE

The Glass Menagerie is a four-character memory play by Tennessee Williams which

premiered in 1944 and catapulted Williams from obscurity to fame. The play has strong

autobiographical elements, featuring characters based on Williams himself, his histrionic mother, and his mentally fragile sister Rose.

· Comfort Stop

Wednesday, April 23rd

Cost: $85/person

Depart Senior Center: at 7:30 am - Return around 7:00 pm

Sign up ends Tuesday, April 1st or when FULL

Bring all payments to the Senior Center

Please make checks payable to "Carpe Diem Travel"


Chocolate Extravaganza!

Join Chili, Ogden & Sweden Senior Centers on a Deluxe Motorcoach Tour as we go to:

· Sit down Luncheon. Choose One;

Chicken & Biscuits or Roast Beef Platter

· Old Library in Olean, NY

Learn about the history of chocolate and then go wild with making your own chocolate treats to take home with you.

· Made in America Store

· Comfort stop

Tuesday, May 6th

Cost: $99/person

Depart Senior Center: at 8:30 am - Return around 8:00 pm

Sign up ends Tuesday, March 18 or when FULL

Bring all payments to the Senior Center

Please make checks payable to "Carpe Diem Travel"


Lancaster Trip – MOSES      September 16th – 18th, 2014

Join the Chili Senior on this 3 day, 2 night deluxe motorcoach trip that includes:

  • Two Night Stay at the Eden Resort
  • Two Breakfasts at hotel
  • Chalk Talk @ Elva's Barnyard Studio

Enjoy a presentation reviving the old art of chalk talk, a fun, motivational and inspiring event you'll never forget. Complete with
colored lights and ultra violet black light show which creates beautiful effects on the artwork.

  • "From the Horse's Mouth" with Sam & Susie

An Amish family-owned working farm in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, the Riehl family share their 36 acre farm with
horses and mules. Shop for quilts, jams, cookbooks, birdhouses and much more.

  • Amish Farmlands guided history tour of area

Leola coach shop An Amish man who has been building Amish buggies for over 30 years will tell you all about Amish Buggies and you'll get a close-up inside view of them. It's a fascinating tour!

  • Miller's Smorgasbord
  • "MOSES" at Sight and Sound Millennium Theatre
  • "Music of the Night" at American Music Theatre

The Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber

  • Lunch on own at Strasburg
  • Dinner with Amish Family

Itinerary subject to changes if needed

Tues, Sept 16th @ 7:30 am -Thurs, Sept 18th @ 8:30 pm

Cost :$439 pp based on dbl/rm

Gratuities on meals and to driver included

$50 per person reserves your seat


Make Checks Payable to: Carpe Diem Travel, all checks must be brought to or mailed to Carpe Diem Travel.
(fee on all returned checks)

Deposit Due May. 5th, 2014

Balance Due August 1, 2014

Detailed itinerary sent 10 days prior

Trip insurance available upon request

Contact: Carpe DiemTravel

At 585-295-9393 ext. 131 or 235

Signup soon.  We expect this trip will sell out quickly.

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