Senior Scribbles (Aug. 28, 2013)

Hillsboro Senior Center

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

Join us Wednesday, Aug. 28, for Bingo after lunch.

Remember the center will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, but frozen meals can be ordered by Friday, Aug. 30.

Thanks to everyone who recently donated fruits and vegetables. It was a great blessing and they were enjoyed.

In addition, we want to thank those who came to the fundraiser Aug. 17. All proceeds from the event went to support the facility.

Norma Cabeen, the center?s assistant cook, is retiring after many years of service.

We hope she enjoys her retirement. We will miss her.

Anyone can join us at the center for a meal. The suggested price is $3.15 for those age 60 and older and $5 for those under 60. It is a great price for a great meal.

For more information on volunteering or lunch reservations, call 620-947-2304 or stop by 212 N. Main St.

?Brenda Moss, director

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28

Taco salad, tortilla chips (alternate: hamburger), sliced tomatoes, angel food cake, strawberries, milk.

THURSDAY, Aug. 29

Ham & beans, fruit salad, cornbread, lemon bars, milk.

FRIDAY, Aug. 30

Lemon-baked fish (alternate: pork chop), garlic mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, strawberry shortcake, bread, milk.

MONDAY, Sept. 2

Closed for Labor Day.

TUESDAY, Sept. 3

Herb-baked chicken, sweet potatoes, green beans, watermelon, bread, milk..

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4

Hamburger, bun, lettuce, tomatoes, onion tots, fiesta corn salad, cantaloupe, milk.

Marion Senior Center

When you drive by the center, notice the flowers planted in memory of Richard Brenzikofer.

Then look closer for the red hibiscus blooms. They are gorgeous.

We had our final Saturday cookout Aug. 17 and we want to thank the Marion VFW and Warren and Donna Kreutziger for loaning us their big grill three times this summer.

We also want to thank Ed Riffel, who grilled the hot dogs and hamburgers each time.

Jean Pierce brought birthday treats for us Aug. 20.

Senior Center Day was Aug. 21. Sue Clough, senior center president, conducted the business meeting.

The group voted to replace all the fluorescent lights in the building in preparation for hosting the annual county meeting Oct. 17.

Mayor Mary Olson and Doug Kjellin, city administrator, talked about the September Housing project.

Come join us Sept. 4. Roger Holter, city economic development director, will have the program.

We will be closed Labor Day.

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, Aug. 28

Barbecued chicken, Au gratin potatoes, stewed tomatoes, fruit, whole wheat rolls, milk.

THURSDAY, Aug. 29

Smothered pork chops, buttered noodles, mixed vegetables, fruits, whole wheat rolls, bread.

FRIDAY, Aug. 30

Cheeseburger, bun, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, potato salad, fruit, milk.

MONDAY, Sept. 2

Closed for Labor Day.

TUESDAY, Sept. 3

Taco salad on chips, refried beans, apple crisp, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4

Chicken enchilada, rice, lettuce salad, fruit, milk.

Peabody Senior Center

Another month is coming to a close and it is evidenced by heat, dryness, and the start of school. Those are surely signs that fall is right around the corner.

I love the seasons that we experience here in Kansas, each one has its own distinguishing characteristics.

We will have our birthday dinner Thursday, Sept. 5. It will include oven-fried chicken with all the trimmings. Everyone is invited. If you have a September birthday, come celebrate with us. Make your reservations early.

Another date to mark on the calendar is Sept. 16. The Marion County Health Department will give flu vaccinations at the center before lunch at 10:45 a.m. They will be offering several doses including the regular one, which is for those up to 64 for $35, high dose which is for those 64 and older for $50 and flu mist which is $40.

The health department will be able to bill Medicare, Blue Cross and the state insurances. This clinic will be in addition to the one held at Peabody Elemen?tary School.

The board meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 16. We encourage everyone to attend this meeting. It?s a good way to know what is going on at our center and to have input into activities.

Peabody Care Center will host a covered dish dinner at noon Tuesday, Sept. 17. Bring your favorite dish. This is always a good time for sharing and fellowship for everyone.

On Wednesday, Sept. 18, Randolph Whitely, medical doctor, will be here for ?Dinner with the Doctor.? He always has an interesting and informative program.

Bingo is Sept. 19. We encourage those interested to bring a couple of candy bars for the prize basket and come have fun after lunch. If you need a ride home, we will find one.

Reservations need to be made for meals the night before the next day?s meal. The center has an answering machine that picks up throughout the night, so even if you decide at 1 a.m. to have lunch, it?s not too late to call 620-983-2226 and make a reservation.

?Ruth Lott, director

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28

Hamburger on a bun, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, potato salad, vegetable, melon mix and milk.

THURSDAY, Aug. 29

Chicken tenders, potato wedges, carrots, pineapple upside down cake, whole wheat bread, milk.

FRIDAY, Aug. 30

Pork patty on a bun, pasta salad, vegetables, fruit, milk.

MONDAY, Sept. 2

Closed for Labor Day.

TUESDAY, Sept. 3

Unavailable.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4

Ham salad sandwich, macaroni salad, three-bean salad, fruit, milk.

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