Senior Scribbles (April 16, 2014)

hillsboro senior center

This week has several events and activities to consider.
Starting at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, Haris Zafar will be here for hearing aid checks.
Marion County Sheriff Robert Craft will provide the program April 17, and on Good Friday, April 18, we ask people wear their Easter hats as Sunday is Easter.
More information about our breakfast fundraiser April 26 will be highlighted next week.
If anyone has a program they would like to present to the center, we will provide lunch for you and your guest.
Programs for the summer months are currently being planned.

Volunteers are still needed, and for those who help, a free meal is available the day they work.
We also hope to see others join us for lunch. Anyone at any age can enjoy a meal with suggested prices for those age 60 and over $3.15. Anyone 59 and under pays $5.

Thanks go out to everyone for supporting the center.
We are here from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are located at 212 N. Main St., or call 620-947-2304.
?Brenda Moss, director

WEDNESDAY, April 16
Turkey tetrazzini, carrots, Mandarin oranges, sherbet, rolls, milk.
THURSDAY, April 17
Swiss steak, boiled potatoes, green beans, mixed fruit, rolls, milk.
FRIDAY, April 18
Chicken and rice casserole, carrots, pickled beets, cherry crisp, rolls, milk.
MONDAY, April 21
Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, fruit cobbler, roll, milk.
TUESDAY, April 22
Pork roast, cornbread dressing, candied carrots, Jell-O with fruit, rolls, milk.
WEDNESDAY, April 23
Bierocks, mixed vegetables, fruit cocktail, Rice Krispie Treats, milk.

Marion senior center

We?ve been observing National Volunteer Week on several days.
The Department on Aging had a party on the morning of April 8, honoring their newsletter crew and drivers fro out-of-town appointments.
Dining room help, Meals on Wheels drivers and ladies at the reservation table were honored April 9 here at the center.
The volunteers on each day received a pin say, ?Volunteers Make a World of Difference,? and they do.
My birthday was celebrated April 7 and I almost convinced a few people that I actually made the decorated cookies. Instead they were created by Jan Wiens.
Pauline Edmunds called from Oklahoma to greet everyone and she hopes to come to Marion to eat with us again.
Sue Clough is displaying examples of her artwork. Other artists are welcome to do that.
Come join us April 23. Sheryl Simmons, therapist, will talk about the proper use of canes and other coping devices.
Plan ahead to participate in ?Poem in Your Pocket Day? April 18, and ?Bring a Friend Day,? April 22.
For more information or 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 16
Country-fried steak, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, blueberry cobbler, whole wheat rolls, milk.
THURSDAY, April 17
Barbecued pork/bun, tator tots, coleslaw, fruit, milk.
FRIDAY, April 18
Fish w/alternate entree, scalloped potatoes, carrots, fruit, garlic toast, milk.
MONDAY, April 21
Smothered pork chops, buttered noodles, green beans, fruit cobbler, whole wheat rolls, milk.
TUESDAY, April 22
Lasagna, broccoli, lettuce salad, mixed fruit, garlic toast, milk.
WEDNESDAY, April 23
Ham loaf, baked potatoes, carrots, pineapple cake, whole wheat rolls, milk.

PEABODY senior center

Hopefully we are not getting teased this time and spring is really here. I see the robins, the jonquils, and trees budding out and can’t help but believe it might be time to welcome spring.
We are all saddened that Kim Nellans, our cook for over six years, has submitted her resignation.

Everyone has enjoyed and appreciated her delicious cooking and the wonderful meals she has continuously served each weekday for the diners that come in, carry out, and the Meals on Wheels recipients. We wish her well but will miss her too.

Applications are available at the Senior Center if you are a cook and interested in a position.

Please stop by 106 N. Walnut between 9 a.m. and noon.
The final Lenten Service will be Wednesday, April 16, after the noon meal.

Larry Timm of Gracepoint Church will lead the devotion.

The Good Friday service will be at 7 p.m. April 18 at the Baptist Church with Jim Pohlman officiating.
Don’t forget our Good Friday brunch at 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 18.

This is a wonderful way to start off Easter weekend.

If you are going out of town you can eat a breakfast of biscuits and sausage gravy and scrambled eggs before you leave, or if your company will be in early, call in reservations and bring them with you.

Reservations are necessary for this brunch, and the regular prices are in effect. People 60 years and older pay $3.15, and the cost is $5 for anyone 59 and younger.

We have a newer hospice called Progressive. The information about this service will be presented by Jessica Schaedel. She says she will have door prizes, so be sure to come.
Our local board meeting is Monday, April 21, and the Senior Citizens of Marion County board meeting will be April 25. Our business meeting and our volunteer appreciation lunch will be Tuesday, April 29.

Volunteers are encouraged to join us so we can acknowledge them and what they do for us

For those who aren?t volunteers, please come and be sure to help say, “thank you” to all those wonderful people who are.

Without volunteers we surely would not be able to provide meals each work day to seniors. They literally keep us going.

For more information or to apply for the cook?s position or make reservations, stop by the center at 106 N. Walnut St. in Peabody or call us at (620) 983-2226.
?Ruth Lott, director

WEDNESDAY, April 16
Lenten Devotion: Pork roast, potato wedges, green beans, fruit, wheat bread, milk.
THURSDAY, April 17
Swiss steak, potatoes, vegetables, fruit, wheat bread, milk.
FRIDAY, April 18
Good Friday Brunch at 9:30 a.m. Biscuits, sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, fruit, milk.
MONDAY, April 21
Liver & onions with alternate entree, baked potato, carrots, fruit, wheat bread, milk.
TUESDAY, April 22
Turkey, sweet potato, green beans, fruit cobbler, wheat roll, milk.
WEDNESDAY, April 23
Sloppy joe?s, chips, coleslaw, fruit, milk.
Make-up Meal: 5 p.m. Pizza night.

More from Hillsboro Free Press
Good weather
Snowstorms like we?ve had in recent days are good for us in...
Read More