Senior Scribbles (Dec. 15, 2010)

hillsboro senior center

Spirit ?n Celebration will perform at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 15 at the Hillsboro Senior Center. In addition, Gayla Ratzlaff, director, Marion County Department on Aging, has a PowerPoint presentation on the 50th celebration of Marion County Senior Centers.

My niece, Holly Thomsen, will be singing Christmas songs at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 20, and Tuesday, Dec. 21, is the Christmas dinner at noon with special music at 12:30 p.m. by Trail Song Willie of Herington.

Deadline to sign up for the Christmas dinners is Dec. 17.

Stumped for a gift idea? We have meal tickets that can be purchased and they make a great gift.

The center will be closed Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 for the holidays.

We want to thank all the staff and volunteers who keep our center going strong.

We had great numbers for our month in review. We were up 60 percent for our daily average on meals served and 80 percent up for our total meals served to include home delivery and those who come and pick up meals.

Our numbers are going up and it?s because of everyone who frequents the center for program, meals or other events.

It is that kind of support that will help our center stay open.

Thank you for your support.

For more information or to make appointments, call 620-947-2304.

Lunch reservations must be called in before 9 a.m. the day of the meal. We are located at 212 N. Main St.

? Brenda Moss, director


Beef stroganoff, noodles, green beans, wheat bread, apricots, milk.


Pork roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, wheat rolls, baked squash, pineapple, milk.

FRIDAY, Dec. 17

Egg & sausage bake, stewed tomatoes, blueberry muffin, four-season fruit, milk.

MONDAY Dec. 20

Salisbury steak, potato wedges, California blend, wheat bread, applesauce, milk.

TUESDAY, Dec. 21

Christmas dinner: Ham, sweet potatoes, cooked cabbage, wheat rolls, cranberry Jell-O, pumpkin cake, milk.


Turkey slices, mashed potatoes, gravy, squash, wheat bread, blushing pears, milk.


GOESSEL senior center

In this season of giving, we would like to thank Irvin Goertzen for serving six years as a representative of District 3 on the Senior Citizens Marion County Inc. Board. He will be recognized Friday, Dec. 17, at the board?s meeting at the Marion Senior Center, 309 S. Third St., for his service and involvement on the transportation committee.

We welcome Darlene Schroeder who will now represent our community on the county board. We appreciate their attitudes of service and giving.

The AGAPE staff would also like to thank the many volunteers who give of their time in the kitchen, delivering meals and cleaning, as well as those who share smiles, encouraging comments and prayers.

These gifts are what make the AGAPE center a special place where folks in our community feel at home.

The Goessel pool players will host the Hesston Pool team Dec. 16 in the morning. Everyone is invited to stop by and watch.

This month Progressive Health will be here Dec. 20 to provide foot-care, blood sugar and blood pressure checks.

All are invited to join us for a meal on Dec. 22. Following the meal, Hope Greiser-Graber will share a Christmas meditation.

On Dec. 29, come to enjoy some music by violinist Haniah Duerksen, 4-year-old granddaughter of LeNora Duerksen, and dulcimer/guitar/melody harp music by Rick, Denise and Jasmine Woelk.

The center still has some dates available for holiday gatherings. If you would like to reserve a place for your group the cost is $25.

As always we?d love to provide you with nutritious meals either at the center, for you to pick up, or to be delivered.

To make reservations, call 620-367-2275. Office hours are 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. We invite anyone to come and eat in the center.

For meal registration, call 785-367-2275 before 9 a.m. and leave a message.

? Denise Woelk,

AGAPE Senior Center, Goessel



Turkey slices, mashed potatoes, gravy, beets, roll, Jell-O with fruit, pumpkin dessert, milk.


Pool tournament-Hesston @ Goessel: Roast beef, baked potatoes, green beans, rolls, peaches, milk.

FRIDAY, Dec. 17

Chicken noodle soup, crackers, Mandarin oranges, rolls, milk.

MONDAY Dec. 20

Exercise @ 11:15: Breaded shrimp, baked potato, stewed tomatoes, roll, easy fruit dessert, milk.

TUESDAY, Dec. 21

Oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, rolls, apple slices, milk.


Christmas dinner: Ham, baked potatoes, green beans, orange Jell-O, rolls, dessert, milk.


Marion senior center

We had a full house Dec. 8 when former KFDI ranch hand Little Donnie Do Dad performed.

We served 96 people, having to beg the day before for silverware.

Bob Delk accompanied on his guitar and even though the two men had never met, they played amazingly well together.

Marion City Mayor Mary Olson, on her day off, came in to help with necessary paperwork.

We?ve started singing Christmas carols each day before lunch, thanks to Sue Clough, song leader, and Shirley Bowers, pianist.

Wanda Hamm provided ice cream cups to celebrate her birthday Dec. 7.

We have several sets of tea towels ready to be embroidered. Come in and take a set to work on while watching television

Join us for lunch Dec. 22. Entertainment will be provided by Barbara Hartley of Herington. She sings, ?From the Heart.?

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



Senior Center Day: Beef stroganoff over noodles, stewed tomatoes, bread pudding, whole wheat rolls.


Wellness Clinic: Barbecued chicken, sweet potato wedges, Brussel sprouts, strawberry cup, whole wheat rolls.

FRIDAY, Dec. 17

County board @ center: Roast pork, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, applesauce, whole wheat rolls.

MONDAY Dec. 20

Porcupine meatballs, scalloped potatoes, carrots, strawberry shortcake, whole wheat rolls.

TUESDAY, Dec. 21

Oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, peach cup, whole wheat rolls.


Ham loaf, baked sweet potatoes, green beans, pumpkin dessert, whole wheat rolls.


Peabody senior center

Christmas is almost here, seniors, and the senior center can really help you.

Counting the days until those holiday events and family parties? Working hard to finish that special homemade gift, or busy with shopping and wrapping? Feeling a bit overwhelmed getting the place ready for family visitors? Take a mid-day break.

Come down to the center and eat a nutritious, friendly meal. No cooking, no mess for you to clean. Then go home, take a nap, and this holiday season will be a snap.

If you are participating in Tai Chi classes at the center, note the following changes. Class on Wednesday, Dec. 15, will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

The final session, originally scheduled Dec. 20, is canceled. It will instead be offered Thursday, Dec. 16, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

This has been a very enjoyable and much appreciated program, thanks to class leader, Gayla Ratzlaff, Marion County Department on Aging.

No covered dish meal will be held at the center this month.

The Marion County Board meets Friday, Dec. 17. No mid-day meal will be served Dec. 23 and 24, but a Christmas brunch will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 23.

Freezer meals for Dec. 24 may be ordered now, and it really helps if you place your order before Friday, Dec. 17. Just leave a message on the phone at 620-983-2226. For information and questions, call the center Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Call 620-983-2226, or stop in to pick up a monthly menu at 106 Walnut St.

Meals must be reserved in advance. It is very helpful if meal requests/reservations is made by the evening before you plan to eat.

Just leave a message on the phone. For information and questions, call the center Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

? Linda Wetta, correspondent



Barbecued chicken, sweet potatoes, Brussel sprouts, wheat bread, mixed fruit.


Beef stroganoff, noodles, green beans, wheat bread, apricots.

FRIDAY, Dec. 17

Pork roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, wheat roll, pumpkin dessert.

MONDAY Dec. 20

Turkey slice, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, wheat bread, Jell-O with fruit.

TUESDAY, Dec. 21

Tater tot casserole, bread, fruit.


Ham and beans, boiled potatoes, coleslaw, wheat roll, Mandarin oranges.

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