Senior Scribbles (10-16-19)

HILLSBORO senior center

We will have Hillsboro Hometown Pharmacy from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct 15 from for flu shots.

Dr. Zafar will be here at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct 16 for hearing aid checks.

Our Senior Center Board annual meeting is on Thursday Oct, 17. You need to sign up early for that day and the cost is $5.25 to eat at the center. We won’t be able to take anymore as we are full, but you can have it delivered or come pick up at 11 a.m. for the suggested donation of $3.50. Please let us know soon.

We will have prescription drug enrollment with Gayla Ratzlaff on Tuesday, Oct 22. We will have call for an appointment time at 620-947-2304 between the hours of 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

We are looking for holiday decorations to use on the tables and then poinsettia flowers to put on our tree. Red and white ones if anyone can donate some, we would be grateful.

We are also needing new table clothes for our tables. So if anyone can help us out to get them, let us know. We can give a receipt for any donations.

We are looking for a sub head cook to fill in when our cook needs off. You will get paid for training. Stop by the center or call for more information.

We look forward to having you join us soon at the senior center.

—Brenda Moss, director


Cooks choice soup, turkey sliders, toss salad, fruit, fruit, cinnamon rolls, milk


Smothered pork chops, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, fruit, pumpkin crunch cake, roll, milk

FRIDAY, Oct 18

Meatloaf, Augratin potatoes, mixed veggies, fruit, roll, milk

MONDAY, Oct 21

Ham and Swiss sliders, Chili bean salad, corm salad, fruit, milk


Roast turkey, Scalloped potatoes, cornbread stuffing, fruit, milk


Pulled pork chili, coleslaw, fruit, cinnamon rolls, milk

Marion senior center

We’ve celebrated two birthdays with treats, recently Shirley Bowers brought cookies on Oct 3 and Connie Fisher brought candy bars on Oct 4. Becky Hogue and Janie Westerman brought Halloween goodies on Oct 7. Thelma Blosser brought packages of mini cookies one day also.

Dr. Whitely gave a presentation on the subject of insomnia on October 8, with handouts for us.

Harlow Warneke grilled hamburgers for us on Oct 9.

We heard from candidates for city council/mayor Ruth Herbel, Jerry Kline and David Mayfield that day.

Remember flu shots here from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Oct 22. County Commission candidate Amy Soyez will speak on Oct 23.

— Janet Bryant, director


Chili, coleslaw, Mandarin oranges, cinnamon roll


Baked turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, broccoli with cheese sauce, strawberries with cake

FRIDAY, Oct 18

Smothered chicken, hashbrowns, creamed spinach, peach crumble, garlic bread

MONDAY, Oct 21

Swiss steak, baked potatoes with sour cream, lima beans, peach crumble, whole wheat roll


Apple glazed pork loin, baked sweet potato, roasted brussel sprouts, applesauce cake, cornbread


Grilled hamburgers, lettuce, tomato and onion, baked beans, potato salad, fruit

Peabody senior center

Well, I believe fall is here for sure. Time to bring our flowers in so we might get a head start next spring.

Our diners have been bringing in treats so we can hand them out during Trunk and Treat for Halloween. Maybe we might just see you with your little ones.

We love to see the different outsits that these young ones wear and sometimes they even pose for a picture.

Peppernut baking started last week and we will bake on Monday, Oct. 14.

Since some of our board members and diners will be going to the SCMC Annual Meeting at the Hillsboro Senior Center, we will start up again on Monday, Oct. 21.

We had 19 wonderful volunteers show up last Thursday to help with the placing the cookies on the baking sheets, and of course we have a baker (Thank You, Sharon Oursler) and several ment in the kitchen, pumping out the cookies. We even have volunteers scraping the cookie sheets and a few are washing the trays for the next batch. It seems to take a village to do all this work. Please come and join in, it is really a lot of fun.

Shan Copeland will be here to dine with us on Thursday, Oct. 24, and share what BlueStem can do for you.

Gayla will be here on Oct. 25 to help us with our different Medicare Part D Prescriptions. You can call here at the Center and let her know what time you can be here.

It helps her to know who will want to take advantage of this opportunity since a lot of us come back each year to reassess what we want to do this year. If you miss this date she will also be here in November.

We are in great need for volunteers to help deliver meals. Some of our volunteers have had to have surgery, so we are short of help. If you could help one day (2 hours) a week, would help immensely. We could use a couple of you to help in the kitchen, again one day a week – Mon, and/or Tues. It would be great if once in a while you could work for one of our steady volunteers, for a month, just to allow them a break. It would be one day a week for a month, think you could do that?

Don’t forget you can get the Free Press at Peabody Market and CK Pharmacy.

October menus are ready to be picked up so come in, check out our improvements, and have a cup of coffee with us. Meals are $3.50 for 60+ and $5.25 for 59 and under. Be sure to call and make a reservation. Take advantage of our Meals on Wheels program, please call for information (620-983 2226).

— Lou Ann Bowlin, site manager


Scalloped potatoes with ham, vegetable, fruit, wheat bread, milk


Egg/sausage/hashbrown bake, vegetable, blueberry muffin, milk

Friday, Oct 18

Mexican casserole, pinto beans,fruit, milk Egg/sausage/hashbrown bake, vegetable, blueberry muffin, milk

MONDAY, Oct 21

Spaghetti w/ meat sauce, tossed salad, garlic bread, fruit, milk, peppernuts after lunch


Chicken pot pie, fruit, milk


Roast Pork w/ gravy, mash sweet potato, mixed vegetables, fruit, wheat bread, milk

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