Senior Scribbles (April 13, 2013)

hillsboro senior center

This week is National Vo?lunteer Week, so please re?member to say ?thank you? to all the wonderful volunteers that help at the senior center. Those people include our kitchen helpers, Meals on Wheels drivers, board mem?bers and anyone else who helps.

We are playing bingo April 13 after the noon meal. On April 14 is our jam session, and we hope others can join us for a great meal and the musical entertainment. If interested, others can come and play an instrument with the other jam play?ers. As a reminder, April 15 is the big tax day and hope your taxes are completed.

Footcare is April 26 and Haris Zafar of Wichita is presenting a program April 20 after the noon meal on hearing aid checkups. We always welcome everyone to come and enjoy a cup of coffee anytime from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

We have a group of men who play pool from 2-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and they would welcome more people to come play. Thanks to everyone for their donations to the center. We couldn’t make it without your help. It takes a lot to keep our center going.

The money for the meals goes to North Central Flint Hills Area on Agency to pay for the food. Donations pay for the site manger and head cooks. In the basket is what our board pays in monthly bills to the city of Hillsboro gas bill, cable, and insurance. If anyone can contribute a donation, please know they will be appreciated.

?Brenda Moss, director

WEDNESDAY, April 13

Pork loin, garlic mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, applesauce, oatmeal cake, roll, milk.

THURSDAY, April 14

Barbecued meatballs, buttered noodles, green beans w/onions, tossed salad, pineapple, bread pudding, milk.

FRIDAY, April 15

Baked fish or chicken breast, roasted potatoes, broccoli, rosy pears, roll, milk.

MONDAY, April 18

Orange chicken, rice, carrots, tossed salad, cinnamon baked apples, roll, milk.

TUESDAY, April 19

Pork roast, baked sweet potato, mixed vegetables, fruit, roll, milk.

WEDNESDAY, April 20

Bierock, roasted red potatoes, tossed salad, mixed fruit, roll, milk.

Marion senior center

We had our first grilled hamburgers of the season April 1. Thanks to Harley Warneke for grilling and to Edith Warneke for the giant jar of dill pickle slices to go on the burgers.

Since it was April Fool?s Day, we set the tables with an assortment of holiday placemats made by 4-H members. I also fell for a couple of April Fool?s pranks.

We welcomed the Lunch Bunch on April 5. They come before lunch and stay after to visit with each other.

Our program April 6 was given by Gary Foxhoven and Kerry Nickel, fire safety analysts from Bennington. Ker?ry grew up in Tampa. They gave away two fire extin?guish?ers. Winners were Jean Bailey and Suzanne Thole.

Commodities will be in April 20 and distributed here April 21. We continue to have exercises led by St. Luke therapists at 11 a.m. on Fridays. Come join us April 20 for Senior Center Day. Our speaker is Ed Debesis, the new Marion County Emergency Management Services director.

We are located at 309 S. Third St., Marion, or call 620-382-2942.

? Janet Bryant, director

WEDNESDAY, April 13

Spaghetti w/meat sauce, tossed salad, mixed fruit cup, broccoli, garlic bread, milk.

THURSDAY, April 14

Roast turkey, cornbread dressing, spinach w/salad, eggs, green beans, pumpkin bars, roll, milk.

FRIDAY, April 15

Grilled hamburger, bun, lettuce, tomatoes, grilled onion slices, potato salad, Mandarin oranges & pineapple, milk.

MONDAY, April 18

Beef tips in gravy, buttered noodles, vegetable blend, strawberries & bananas, whole wheat bread, milk.

TUESDAY, April 19

Chicken & rice casserole, peas & carrots, light ice cream, fruit, roll, milk.

WEDNESDAY, April 20

Pork cutlet, brown gravy, pinto beans, apple cobbler, gelatin, whole wheat bread, milk.

PEABODY senior center

We had a very busy week with most of us wearing our shirts backwards for April Fool?s Day. The last day of March we had a celebration party for Ruth Lott, who has been the site manager here at the center for many years. She is now retired from that position, but we will still see her here as a volunteer. At the same time, we had guest speakers and I was being interviewed for my job as the new site manager. I was hired so it is now official. We celebrated Volunteer Appreciation month by having a special dinner April 11. What would we do without our volunteers?no job too big and no job too small, they are always willing to help. They are busy serving the meals, cleaning up, delivering meals to those who can’t come to the center, decorating and fixing the many things that just need to be done. They have been great putting up with me because I am learning all the ins and outs of managing our center. Thank you to everyone. By the way, did I tell you we have a wonderful cook?

Our birthday dinner is April 13 and it?s always fun to see many of our seniors come together and enjoy each other?s company over a good meal. Our guest speak?er will be Renae Riedy, extension agent from Marion County, speaking on recognizing the signs of Alzhei?mers.

Dinner with the Doctor is April 20 and features Ran?dolph Whitely, medical doctor. We always enjoy his company and appreciate him taking the time out of his day to be here with us. Come and join us. Peabody Senior Center is open from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. We are located at 106 N. Walnut. Meals are served at 11:45 a.m. and those wanting to eat with us are asked to make their reservation by calling 620-983-2226. The suggested cost is $3.50 for those 60 and older, and $5.25 for people 59 and younger. Meals are available by home delivery, pick-up, or dine in. Frozen meals are also available. We look forward to seeing you.

?Lou Ann Bowlin,

substitute site manager

WEDNESDAY, April 13

Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, fruit, wheat roll, milk, birthday cake.

THURSDAY, April 14

Chicken-fried steak, cream gravy, po?tatoes, vegetable, fruit, whole wheat bread, milk.

FRIDAY, April 15

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

MONDAY, April 18

Chili w/crackers, cinnamon roll, fruit, milk.

TUESDAY, April 19

Ham salad sandwich, macaroni salad, fruit, milk.

WEDNESDAY, April 20

Smothered chicken breast, potatoes, green beans, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

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