Senior Scribbles (August 17, 2016)

hillsboro senior center

We are rescheduling our make-up meal, which was planned for Aug. 20, to Sept. 10. The menu will be the same as originally planned. The reason for the make-up meal is because of inclement weather last winter. Be sure and spread the word to others.

Volunteers are needed to wash and dry towels and aprons used at the center. We need people to take our towels and aprons home on a Friday and bring them back on Monday. We also need a Meals on Wheels driver. Please let us know if you can help.

For more information on volunteering for either one of these positions, please call the center. You get a meal ticket for helping.

This week we have footcare on Tuesday Aug. 16 and hearing aid checks at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17. Then on Friday, Aug. 19, we will have show and tell. Bring anything to share.

We hope you can join us soon at the senior center. We have bingo every Wednesday after lunch, and games and fellowship after the noon meal every Monday.

We thank everyone for your support to our center. For more information or stop by 212 N. Main St. or call 620-947-2304.

—Brenda Moss, director


Pork cutlet, brown gravy, mashed potatoes, Brussel sprouts or green beans, apple cobbler, roll, milk.


Orange chicken, herbed rice, oriental vegetable or carrots, coleslaw, peaches, roll, milk.

FRIDAY, Aug. 19

Ham and cheese sandwich, potato salad, copper penny salad, mixed fruit, roll, milk.

MONDAY, Aug. 22

Swiss steak, garden blend rice, green beans with onions, tossed salad or tomato wedges, fresh fruit, roll, milk.

TUESDAY, Aug. 23

Ribette with bun, wedge fries, roasted squash, stewed tomatoes, pineapple, milk.


Barbecue chicken, corn o’brien, green beans, banana pudding, roll, milk.

Marion senior center

We gave our best wishes to Sue Clough Aug. 5 as she prepared to throw out the first pitch that evening at the baseball tournament in Wichita. It was a memorable experience for her.

Michael McWhorter, the veteran’s rep, was here Aug. 8. He will return the second Tuesday in October.

Sara Carter of Angels Care Homecare gave a presentation Aug. 10 on “Keep Your Senses Sharp.” She brought items for us to use, crossword puzzle books, decks of playing cards and pages of adult coloring designs.

We’ve been doing Olympic games trivia each day before lunch.

Come join us on Senior Center Day Aug. 17. The program will be given by Gene Winkler on new telephone technology.

Government commodities will be available Aug. 18.

Also join us Aug. 24. Our speaker will be Heather Fay of Fay Chiropractic.

For more information, call 620-382-2942 or stop by 309 S. Third St.

— Janet Bryant, director


Chicken enchiladas, pinto beans, tossed salad, mixed fruit cup, milk.


Oven baked fish, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, carrots, pineapple, whole wheat roll, milk.

FRIDAY, Aug. 19

Hamburger with bun, lettuce, tomato, onion slices, green beans, mixed fruit, milk.

MONDAY, Aug. 22

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

TUESDAY, Aug. 23

Pulled port with bun, potato wedges, coleslaw, seasonal fruit, milk.


Lasagna, steamed broccoli, tossed salad, pineapple, garlic bread, milk.


As I write to you today, Peabody was hit extremely hard Thursday night with a rainstorm and strong winds. We looked like a war zone, according to some people who came to Peabody on Friday.

So many huge trees with broken limbs and some completely broken off, power pole down, some of the limbs were even twisted around another tree, Coneburg Inn lost their roof that was over an outdoor eating area, and

I’m sure that there are many other stories that can be told. By evening a lot of the trees have been hauled off to the burn dump. We were definitely blessed there was not more damage done.

We had a great week. Our birthday dinner had a wonderful turn out and then Friday, we had liver and onions, and again we had quite a crowd.

The center has on display, a picture of one of our volunteers, Dan Martel, who received an honor of Marion County’s Celebration Sunflower Volunteer of 2016. Dan has been a volunteer of the Peabody Senior Center for many years, we are so grateful for his time and effort he does to help many people.

I truly believe that each one of our volunteers de­serves this honor. We never truly know all they do as they don’t always want to say. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.

Dan gave a very nice program at the birthday dinner, it was a reminder how much we have to keep the senior center going for future generations.

He suggested that if you eat two times a month at the center, come four times, bring a friend, help to plan get-togethers, be a part of the senior center—it’s all about you. I believe this can work for all the centers in our communities.

Remember we can accomplish a lot with little steps. Send me your ideas of what you would like to see done. Can you give a program? Do you want to come and put on a play, play music, painting, crafting, help me with your ideas?

This week was our third session with Gayla Ratzlaff, coordinator at the Marion County Department on Aging and Tai Chi. We will meet again on Tuesday, Aug. 23, and then the Tuesday, Aug. 30, class will change to Thursday, Sept. 1 and the final session will be Tuesday, Sept. 6. She an­nounc­ed this at the last meeting but this is just a reminder. She is the best teacher, Thank you Gayla. (Another great volunteer)

Thursday Aug. 18, we will have Dinner with Doctor featuring Randolph Whitely on Friday, Aug. 19, we will be hosting the Senior Center Marion County Meeting; Monday, Aug. 22, Shirley Davis will be here for the chair massages, starting around 10:15 a.m., and we will have Barb Smith showing a video on different scams going around after lunch; and then Tuesday, Aug 23, Tai Chi at 10:30 a.m. and also our business meeting for the center. Plan on being here, I just love these busy weeks.

Peabody Senior Center is hosting the Senior Citizens of Marion County meeting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19.

The suggested price for meals is $3.50 for people 60 and older, and $5.25 for those 59 and younger. Meals are available by home delivery, pickup or dine-in. Call for a reservation. Frozen meals are also available.

For more information or to make a lunch reservation, call 620-983-2226 or stop by 106 N. Walnut St.

Be sure to watch out for the children with school starting soon.

— Lou Ann Bowlin,

site manager


Chicken pot pie, fruit, milk.


Lasagna, salad, garlic bread, fruit, milk.

FRIDAY, Aug. 19

Ham, sweet potato, vegetable, dessert, wheat roll, milk.

MONDAY, Aug. 22

Egg, sausage and hash brown bake, vegetable, fruit, milk.

TUESDAY, Aug. 23

Sloppy joes, potato salad, baked beans, fruit, cookie, milk.


Meat loaf, baked potato, vegetable, fruit, wheat bread, milk.