Senior Scribbles

hillsboro senior center

We will be playing bingo after the noon meal Wednesday, Oct. 21, and Haris Zafar is here at 11:15 a.m. for hearing aid checks.

Gayla Ratzlaff, coordinator with the Marion County Department on Aging, is here Friday, Oct. 23, to help people with Medicare Part D plans and enrollment.

If interested, call the center for an appointment.

Our birthday dinner is Monday, Oct. 26.

November menus are now available and can be picked up at the center.

We are still needing volunteers and substitute drivers for our Meals on Wheels program. If someone can help, call or stop by. Those who volunteer get a free meal the day they work.

The center is self-supporting through donations, and without this generosity we couldn?t operate.

Sometimes the contributions, though, are not as much as we hope for, which makes it challenging.

We would greatly appreciate donations from any businesses or individuals.

For any contributions made to the center, Barkman Honey also is generously agreeing to give $2 for every $1 raised.

The center is also open to any ideas from the community on how to help us keep your senior center going for many years to come.

Thanks to Barkman Honey and to everyone who supports our center.

Come enjoy a meal with us. The suggested donation is $3.50 for those age 60 and older and $5.25 for people under age 60.

For more information or to make a lunch reservation, call 620-947-2304 or stop by 212 N. Main St. between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

?Brenda Moss, director


Meatloaf, garlic mashed potatoes, candied carrots, applesauce, frosted poke cake, roll, milk.


Beef patty w/onions, pasta salad, cabbage or green beans, Jell-O w/fruit, roll, milk.

FRIDAY, Oct. 30

Baked fish or beef cutlet, baked beans, spinach salad or carrots, orange smiles, roll, milk.

No menu for November.

Marion senior center

We hosted the 55th annual meeting of the Senior Citizens of Marion?County Oct. 15 with 139 reservations.

It was a great day with quilts on display and quilters honored.

The Marion High School singers performed.

Virginia Downing was surprised with special recognition from Lanell Hett, who was doing the honors. Barb Smith is making a quilt for Virginia, too.

Betty May celebrated her birthday Oct. 12 with us. That was the day I had my own learning experience delivering meals.

Connie Fisher and I headed out not knowing where we were going or what we were doing. Thank goodness for our regular delivery people.

Aulne United Methodist Church members came in Oct. 13 for their monthly birthday party honoring Joyce Olsen, Margaret Cook and Verna Gervais.

Flu shots were given after lunch by the Marion County?Health Department.

Come join us Oct. 28 when there will be a program on colds and flu given by Angels Care Home Health.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 620-382-2942, or stop by 309 S. Third St., Marion.

? Janet Bryant, director


Pork cutlet, baked sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, green beans, apple cobbler, whole wheat roll, milk.


Ham steak, baked potato, sour cream, spinach salad, peach crisp, whole wheat roll, milk.

FRIDAY, Oct. 30

Hamburger w/bun, lettuce, tomato, onions, potato wedges, baked beans, fruit cocktail, milk.

MONDAY, Nov. 2

Oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas & carrots, apple slices, yellow cake w/frosting, whole wheat bread, milk.


Beef stew, tossed salad, fruit cocktail, brownie, biscuit, milk.


Pulled pork on bun, au Gratin potatoes, lima beans, sliced oranges, milk.

PEABODY senior center

We?ve had wonderful weather this fall, but October is half over and we can’t expect this to last forever.

Our November menus are out, which is another sign the time is rushing by.

Soon we all will be consumed by the holiday seasons. But don’t forget to make your reservations at the senior center for the midday meal.

Peppernuts are being baked and should be available for purchase in the very near future.

Call us to find out the status. Two sizes are available again this year.

Small for $5 and large for $8. They are delightful to eat and they also make wonderful gifts.

We will continue baking each Monday and Thursday until Nov. 12.

Come join us, it?s lots of fun and you will be helping with the senior centers largest fundraiser for the year.

Our next brunch at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 30 includes a breakfast casserole, cinnamon roll cake or a blueberry muffin, grape juice and milk.

It seems people really enjoy getting out early for a change of pace. Anyway, it?s fun to change things up once in a while so come join us.

Our meals are a suggested donation of $3.50 for those age 60 or older and only $5 for those 59 and younger. Either way it is a bargain for a balanced delicious meal.

We also offer home delivery and pick up for those unable to come down to the center to eat with us. Call for details. We want everyone to have the advantage of a meal.

For those without transportation, but want to join us for lunch, a van is available.

If someone needs a ride, call the center and we can pick them up.

As always we look forward to seeing you at 106 N. Walnut St. or having you call us for reservations.

For more information, questions or to make reservations, call 620-983-2226.

If we have left for the day our answering machine will pick up and we will respond to you in the morning when we arrive.

Have a wonderful fall.

?Ruth Lott, site manager


Salisbury steak, potatoes, vegetables, fruit, wheat bread, milk.


Smothered chicken breast, potatoes, vegetable, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

FRIDAY, Oct. 30

Breakfast casserole, cinnamon roll cake, blueberry muffin, grape juice, milk.

MONDAY, Nov. 2

Orange chicken w/rice, vegetable, deviled eggs, fruit, wheat bread, milk.


Smothered pork chop, mashed sweet potatoes, vegetable, cinnamon applesauce, wheat bread, milk.


Spaghetti w/meat sauce, tossed salad with dressing, garlic bread, fruit, milk.

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