Senior Scribbles (Dec 14, 2016)

hillsboro senior center

We hope everyone is staying warm as the temperature continues to drop.

Now that inclement weather is upon us, we want to remind others that if the schools are closed for snow, etc., the senior center will also close. However, there are times the school is not closed, but we might be if the roads are too icy or if it gets extremely cold.

We do this to keep people safe. Should that happen, we encourage people to watch the local news channels for area closings.

Our birthday dinner is Dec. 19 because we are closed the last Monday of Decem­ber.

Starting in January from 9-11 a.m. on the first Tuesday of the month and from 12:30-3 p.m. on the third Wednes­day, Marion Home Health will be providing footcare.

The cost is $20 and appointments can be made by calling the center.

We are closed Friday, Dec. 23 and Monday, Dec. 26, for the Christmas holiday.

For those who would like an extra meal for those days, please let us know. As long as the weather cooperates, my niece, Holly Thomsen, will be here Dec. 22 to sing after the noon meal.

If you need a last minute gift idea, the center has meal tickets that can be purchased here. They make great gifts.

The suggested meal donation for those age 60 and over is $3.50, and for those age 59 and under, the cost is $5.25 for a good hot meal. Please come and join us soon.

For more information, call 620-947-2304, or stop by 212 N. Main St., Hillsboro.

— Brenda Moss, director


Cavatini, lima beans, spinach salad or cucumbers/tomatoes, sliced oranges, garlic bread, milk.


Ham loaf, sweet potato casserole, green beans, cranberry Jell-O, salad, dessert, roll, milk..

FRIDAY, Dec. 16

Baked fish or chicken patty, oven-roasted potatoes, , cauliflower, apricots, pudding, roll, milk.

Monday, Dec. 19

Chili, coleslaw, peaches, cinnamon roll, cornbread, milk.

Tuesday, Dec. 20

Chicken enchilada casserole, beans & rice, salad, Mandarin oranges, milk.

Wednesday, Dec. 21

Smothered pork cutlet, baked sweet potato, broccoli, mixed vegetables, applesauce, oatmeal cookie, roll, milk.

Marion senior center

It looks a lot like Christ­mas here, thanks to Vickie Kaempfe and Shirley Bowers. We have a tree, banners on the wall and miniature Christmas trees on the tables. We also have daily Christmas piano music provided by Keith Allison and Shirley Bowers.

We got our 2017 Marion County Home Health schedule. They provide footcare and blood pressure checks twice a month by appointment. If interested, call 620-382-3690.

Lydia Gates presented the program Dec. 7. She played the piano and, along with Connie Fisher, they sang a duet. Connie later sang a solo.

Come join us on Senior Center Day Dec. 21. It will also be our Christmas dinner and carol sing with Sue Clough and Keith Allison.

Need a Christmas gift? Buy some meal tickets for mom or anyone who eats here. We also have embroidered tea towels and baby quilts for sale.

Center meals are $3.50 for those who age 60 and over, and $5.25 for ages 59 and under.

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

— Janet Bryant, director


Cavatini, cucumber/tomato salad, lima beans, sliced oranges, garlic bread, milk.


Chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, pineapple, milk.

FRIDAY, Dec. 16

Oven-baked fish, oven-roasted potatoes, broccoli, pears, pudding, whole wheat roll, milk.

MONDAY, Dec. 19

Chili, coleslaw, peaches, cinnamon roll, milk.

TUESDAY, Dec. 20

Chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots, pineapple, whole wheat roll, milk.


Senior Center Day. Baked ham, baked sweet potato, green bean casserole, cranberry Jell-O salad, whole wheat roll, strawberry shortcake, milk


It is getting colder, but the recent snowflakes were awesome. We had a wonderful time when six graders came Dec. 6 and decorated our Christmas trees. It was fun seeing all their energy and homemade ornaments. Thank you.

Our center welcomed patients from Peabody Health and Rehab Dec. 8, and not only did we have a good meal, but there were lots of conversations about lots of good old days. The board meeting was Dec. 12 and Shirley Davis was here for chair massages. Dec. 13 was Grief Sharing, which is open to everyone.

Renae Reidy, Marion Coun­ty extension agent, fam­ily and consumer sciences, is here Wednesday, Dec. 14, to present part two of “Keys to Aging.” This is also our birthday dinner.

The bus will pickup participants at the Peabody Senior Center at 6 p.m., Peabody Health and Rehab at 6:15 p.m., and Westview at 6:30 p.m.

The Holiday Light Tour bus will return to the Peabody Senior Center where snacks, coffee and hot chocolate will be served.

The Senior Citizens of Marion County meeting is Dec. 16 at Marion, chair massages with Rachel Gfeller is Dec. 19, Dec. 20 is the Christmas dinner (see menu), Dec. 21 is Dinner with the Doctor and at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 23 is Christmas brunch.

Peabody Senior Center will be closed Monday, Dec. 26. Frozen meals will be delivered Dec. 23. Please call 620-983-2226 to order.

Meals cost $3.50 for those who are 60 and over; $5.25 for 59 and under.

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

— Lou Ann Bowlin,

site manager


Holiday Light Tour@6 p.m.—Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, fruit, cake, wheat roll, milk.


Bierock casserole, vegetables, oatmeal raisin cookie, milk.

FRIDAY, Dec. 16

Fish, potatoes, corn, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

Monday, Dec. 19

Tator tot casserole, salad, biscuit, fruit, milk.

Tuesday, Dec. 20

Christmas Dinner. Lamb or ham, potato, vegetable, dessert, wheat roll, milk.

Wednesday, Dec. 21

Chicken tetrazzini, salad, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

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