Senior Scribbles (Aug. 31, 2011)


hillsboro senior center

The senior center would like to thank the family of Elmer Friesen for the memorial money they gave to the center.

We would also like to extend a big thank you to our Tabor College students who helped with many projects. It helps our center a lot.

As we close out August and start September, we hope for cooler temperatures.

Our next board meeting is Thursday, Sept. 1. On Sept. 2 we have Show and Tell and everyone is invited to bring something to share. We will be closed Sept. 5 for Labor Day.

“Armchair Travel,” will be featured Sept. 7 with Gayla Ratzlaff, director of the Marion County Department on Aging. We are looking for other people to do a program on trips they have taken for our “Armchair Travel” once a month. If anyone has an idea, call us.

Footcare is Sept. 14 with Mary McFadden of Peabody and anyone interested is asked to call for an appointment.

The center will be having a German meal at the Arts & Crafts Fair and hope everyone can brave the crowd to enjoy the meal.

We will be having coffee and sweet treats during our hours here, so stop by and play a game, do a puzzle, or just sit and chat.

The cost of meals for those ages 59 and under is $4.50 and those over age 60 is $2.75.

For more information, or to volunteer on projects, call 620-947-2304 before 9 a.m. the day of the meal. We are located at 212 N. Main St.

— Brenda Moss, director

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31

Mexican pie, fruit salad, cabbage slaw, oatmeal cookies, milk.

THURSDAY, Sept. 1

Open-faced turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes with gravy, watermelon, apple cake, milk.

FRIDAY, Sept. 2

Enchiladas with hamburger, tossed salad, cantaloup salad, peaches & cream, milk.

MONDAY, Sept. 5

Closed.

TUESDAY, Sept. 6

Cabbage rolls with rice, cantaloup with cottage cheese, hot rolls, black forest cupcake, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7

Roast beef sandwich, dill pickle, five-cup salad, pea salad, ham/potato soup, milk.

AGAPE senior center

We thank the board members and other volunteers for helping us serve meals to senior citizens on Monday through Friday.

Since we do not have a manager or cook, our food is being prepared by the Peabody Senior Center cooks. Thanks to them for doing this.

We have an immediate need of a site manager. The part-time job is three to four hours per day, five days a week and includes some paperwork.

If interested, call the North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging toll-free at 800-432-2703 if you or someone you know is interested.

We also need volunteers to help serve meals and help transport the meals to Goessel from Peabody.

Because our meals are prepared in Peabody, our menu is the same as theirs, so check their menu to see what we will be eating.

Call 620-367-2275 before noon on the day you would like to join us for a meal to make a reservation. Also mark your calendars for Aug. 31 when Lloyd Vogt of Hesston will be telling us about antiques.

Bring your favorite antique that day to tell about it or learn about it from him.

Everyone is invited to take part in meals and activities at the senior center.

— Darlene Schroeder

AGAPE board member

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31

Porcupine meatballs, boiled potatoes, California blend, wheat bread, apricots, milk.

THURSDAY, Sept. 1

Open-face hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes with gravy, tossed salad, Jell-O with fruit, sherbet, milk.

FRIDAY, Sept. 2

Breakfast casserole, vegetable juice, coffee cake or cinnamon rolls, fruit, milk.

MONDAY, Sept. 5

Closed.

TUESDAY, Sept. 6

Pizza, Italian vegetables, garlic bread, cinnamon apples, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7

Yankee pot roast, boiled potatoes with gravy, green beans, peaches, wheat bread, milk.

Marion senior center

We are having a run of celebrations, birthdays and anniversaries. Our tradition is to encourage anyone celebrating to bring in treats or order ice cream cups.

Jean Pierce observed her birthday Aug. 19 and Larry Blosser’s was Aug. 23. Ralph and Luella Popp had their 62nd anniversary and provided ice cream Aug. 22. This is a good place for celebrations.

We need a few more people to sign up for flu shots and then the Marion County Health Department will set a date to provide them here.

We had brunch on Saturday as our last make-up meal. Some suggested we do this every Saturday.

We have a box provided by the American Legion Auxiliary to collect grocery coupons for military families.

Harold and Vivian Conyers each brought in a quilt and uniquely designed gifts to display.

There will be an AARP driving course here Oct. 4 and Oct. 6, and if interest is shown, call us.

We had a sing-along of familiar songs led by Sue Clough with Shirley Bowers as pianist Aug. 24.

Come join us Sept. 7 for a musical program by Merle Ecklund and Deb Harrington.

We are closed for Labor Day on Sept. 5.

For more information on programs or to make a lunch reservation, call 620-382-2942 by 9 a.m. the day of the meal or stop by the center, 309 S. Third St.

— Janet Bryant, director

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31

Porcupine meatballs, boiled potatoes, California blend, apricots, whole wheat rolls, milk.

THURSDAY, Sept. 1

Hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes, tossed salad, Jell-O with fruit, sherbet, milk.

FRIDAY, Sept. 2

Lemon-baked fish, scalloped potatoes, peas, fruit cocktail, whole wheat roll, milk.

MONDAY, Sept. 5

Closed.

TUESDAY, Sept. 6

Ham loaf, au gratin potatoes, carrots, tropical fruit, whole wheat roll, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7

Yankee pot roast, boiled potatoes, green beans, peaches, whole wheat roll, milk.

Peabody senior center

Ruth Lott is going to be back this week after a three-week absence following a fall that resulted in a fractured wrist in three places.

The broken wrist required a plate and seven screws, but Ruth said she is ready to come back.

Randy Newfeld is going to be here Sept. 8 for the center’s birthday lunch. He will be playing and demonstrating on his harmonica.

A brunch is planned Friday, Sept. 2, with reservations due by Wednesday. We need 24 hours notice to know how much to prepare.

The center is closed Sept. 5 for Labor Day.

We would also like to thank Kim Nellans, our cook, for helping out by making about 20 extra meals for the AGAPE Senior Center while they search for a new cook.

This is well above and beyond the call of duty and we appreciate what she is doing.

Menus are available for pick up at the center each weekday from 8 a.m. to noon. Be sure and reserve your meal the day before you eat by calling 620-983-2226. The center is located at 106 Walnut St.

— Ruth Lott and Arlene Unruh, co-site manager

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31

Porcupine meatballs, boiled potatoes, California blend, wheat bread, apricots, milk.

THURSDAY, Sept. 1

Open-face hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes with gravy, tossed salad, Jell-O with fruit, sherbet, milk.

FRIDAY, Sept. 2

Breakfast casserole, vegetable juice, coffee cake or cinnamon rolls, fruit, milk.

MONDAY, Sept. 5

Closed.

TUESDAY, Sept. 6

Pizza, Italian vegetables, garlic bread, cinnamon apples, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7

Yankee pot roast, boiled potatoes with gravy, green beans, peaches, wheat bread, milk.


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