Senior Scribbles (April 10, 2013)


hillsboro senior center

We want to thank everyone who attended Saturday’s community breakfast. All proceeds were used to support the center.

Later this month, we are planning another fundraiser to include a pulled pork meal and entertainment by Bob Delk and the Boys. The cost is $6 and is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 25 at the center.

Bingo is April 10 after lunch and, don’t forget April 15 is tax day.

Those interested in taking the AARP driver’s safety class are encouraged to sign up.

Classes will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, April 16 and 17 with a sign-up sheet available at the senior center.

Haris Zafar of Wichita will be here at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, to give hearing aid checks.

Everyone is welcome to join us for a meal and fellowship. The cost is $3.15 for anyone 60 and older or $5 for people 59 and under.

For more information about volunteering, making a lunch reservation or signing up for the driving class, stop by the center at 212 N. Main St., or call 620-947-2304.

— Brenda Moss, director

 

WEDNESDAY, April 10

Liver & onions (alternate chicken patty), garlic mashed potatoes, vegetables, Jell-O salad, bread, milk.

THURSDAY, April 11

Roast turkey, herb stuffing, candied carrots, fruit cobbler, bread, milk.

FRIDAY, April 12

Hamburger, bun, onion, pickle, potato wedges, carrot/raisin salad, frosted cake, bread, milk.

MONDAY, April 15

Chili, carrots, apple crisps, corn muffin, milk.

TUESDAY, April 16

Chicken enchiladas, Spanish slices, fruit Jell-O, bread, milk.

WEDNESDAY, April 17

Braised pulled pork, baked sweet potato, buttered cabbage, chocolate pudding, bread, milk.

 

 

Marion senior center

We enjoyed the Marion High School Boys Ensemble singing for us April 3.

Dave Clarke, director, said they are the best boys ensemble of his career. They were a big hit with us.

Shirley Moore celebrated her birthday April 1 with dishes of ice cream and chocolate syrup.

Just a reminder to bring empty egg cartons to the center for use at the local food bank.

Come join us April 17 for Senior Center Day with a program after lunch.

The next day, April 18, is Poem in Your Pocket Day.

Start looking now for a favorite poem to read or recite.

For information on volunteering, renting the senior center building or making a lunch reservation, call 620-382-2942 by 9 a.m. the day of the meal. We are located at 309 S. Third St.

— Janet Bryant, director

 

WEDNESDAY, April 10

Braised pork, sweet potatoes, mixed veggies, fruit salad, whole wheat rolls, milk.

THURSDAY, April 11

Chicken & noodles, mashed potatoes, vegetables, fruited Jell-O, whole wheat rolls, milk.

FRIDAY, April 12

Fish sandwich, potato soup, fruit, milk.

MONDAY, April 15

Country-fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, lima beans, fruit, whole wheat rolls, milk.

TUESDAY, April 16

Beef stew, lettuce salad, fruit, cornbread, milk.

WEDNESDAY, April 17

Baked ham, baked potatoes, lettuce salad, fruit Jell-O, whole wheat rolls, milk.

 

 

Peabody senior center

The “spring” weather continues to be somewhat confusing, but the much needed moisture is welcome. Hopefully the white stuff is gone and only showers will dominate the forecast.

We will be having our monthly business meeting Tuesday, April 16 with a covered dish dinner at Peabody Care Center.

These meals are always nice because everyone breaks out their best recipes and gets together to share a midday meal. We always have a good turnout and get lots of good information from the board.

Nancy Pihl with Marion County Extension will be here April 17 with an amusing talk on “Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Plate?”

The Marion County board meeting is April 19 at Tampa and will have information important to all of us. Reservations for this meeting can be made by contacting Judy Mellott or the Peabody Senior Center and are due April 17.

Like other site managers, I also went to the advanced training in Manhattan. Some interesting information and tips for improving the center were discussed, but there is also “doom and gloom” to share.

During the meeting we received a handout, “The Formula for Sustainable Centers,” which states centers need 44 average daily meals to maintain a cook and center manager. Unfortunately, our center is not at that level.

In January, we averaged 30 meals, February’s average was 28 and March averaged 33.

As you can see, we are improving but have not yet reached the goal. Please consider eating with us on occasion and help preserve the center.

Also remember that you do not have to be a senior to eat here. We have delicious, nutritious meals for a very reasonable price.

Meals are $3.15 for people 60 and above and $5, including dessert and drink, for those younger than 60. Please consider joining us. All that is needed for a reservation is a call the day or night before the next meal.

Volunteer Week is April 21 through April 27 and, we will be honoring our volunteers on Thursday of that week.

For those who are a volunteer at the center, plan on coming for lunch that day. For those who aren’t a volunteer, plan on coming to help recognize those who are. Volunteers do so much to keep our center running. We couldn’t do it without them. This is a perfect chance to say: “Thank you.”

We are located at 106 N. Walnut in Peabody. Our telephone number is 620-983-2226. Call or come by for additional information, to make a reservation, or volunteer your services. We would appreciate seeing you whatever the reason.

— Ruth Lott, site manager

 

WEDNESDAY, April 10

Ham & beans, cornbread, vegetables, fruits, milk.

THURSDAY, April 11

Pot roast, parsley-buttered potatoes, carrots, brownie, wheat roll, milk.

FRIDAY, April 12

Chicken & rice casserole, broccoli, baked apples, whole wheat bread, milk.

MONDAY, April 15

Hamburger, bun, lettuce, tomato, onion, oven-browned potatoes, coleslaw, fruit with whipped topping, milk.

TUESDAY, April 16

Covered dish: Bring something to share with others.

WEDNESDAY, April 17

Beef tips in gravy, steamed rice, broccoli & cauliflower salad, fruit, wheat roll, milk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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