Senior Scribbles (Dec. 5, 2012)


hillsboro senior center

Welcome to December.

It’s hard to believe the year has gone by so fast. So while many go out Christmas shopping, consider stopping by for a cup of coffee or just to say hello. Maybe even stay for lunch. We would love to have others join us.

The center’s Christmas dinner is Friday, Dec. 21. We encourage those planning to attend to sign up early. We need to have reservations by Dec. 12 because we start filling up quickly for this meal. If we do get filled up, orders can still be placed by 11:15 a.m.

The center is closed Dec. 24 and Dec. 25. For those who may need frozen meals for those days, let us know so our cook can have them ready.

We want to thank everyone who attended our fundraiser Saturday and to our board members for making the fundraiser a great success.

We still need volunteers. For those who help, a free meal is available to them.

The center is open to anyone at any age. For those age 60 and over, the cost for lunch is $2.75 and those 59 and under, $4.50, or whatever they can pay.

We are grateful to the senior center staff and volunteers for their hard work.

The deadline to make reservations for lunch is 9 a.m. the day of the meal. We are located at 212 N. Main St.

For more information about volunteering or other center activities, call 620-947-2304.

— Brenda Moss, director

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5

Baked chicken, buttered noodles, Brussel sprouts, peaches, bread, milk.

THURSDAY, Dec. 6

Dale’s sausage, celery sticks, fruit cocktail, bread, milk.

FRIDAY, Dec. 7

Beef stew, baked apples, cornbread, milk.

MONDAY, Dec. 10

Beef stroganoff over noodles, carrots, peach parfait, bread, milk.

TUESDAY, Dec. 11

Meatloaf, garlic mashed potatoes, breaded tomatoes, mixed fruit cup, bread, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12

Chicken & rice casserole, cauliflower, blushing pears, vanilla wafers, bread, milk.

Marion senior center

We’re looking ahead to December activities and invite everyone to come eat with us and participate.

Each day before Christmas we will sing one Christmas carol chosen and played by Shirley Bowers.

On Tuesday, Dec. 11, we will hear the Barbershop ladies perform. A carol sing will be after lunch Dec. 12 with Sue Clough and Shirley Bowers.

We have a gift table at the Craft Corner, Christmas cards for sale and, always, tea towels to embroider.

For more 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, Dec. 5

Chicken-fried steak, boiled potatoes, gravy, corn, peaches, whole wheat rolls, milk.

THURSDAY, Dec. 6

Vegetable soup, crackers, turkey/swiss cheese sandwich, potato wedges, lime-sprinkled pears.

FRIDAY, Dec. 7

Baked fish, potato wedges, mixed vegetables, pears, whole wheat roll, milk.

MONDAY, Dec. 10

Oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, mixed fruit cup, milk.

TUESDAY, Dec. 11

Beefy pepper bake, green beans, fruit salad, whole wheat rolls, milk .

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12

Wellness Clinic: Baked pork chop, sweet potatoes, green beans, peaches, whole wheat rolls, milk.

Peabody senior center

We have made it to December. Seems like only yesterday we had a brand new year to work with and now we are in the final month of that year.

We have a full and exciting December planned here at the senior center and hope everyone will share in the events.

We decorated for Christmas Monday to get in the festive spirit and, on Tuesday, Randolph Whitely, our new local doctor, introduced himself to some of us and to re-introduce himself to others. We are fortunate to once again have a medical doctor in Peabody.

Nancy Pihl with the Kansas State Research and Extension office in Marion County, is speaking Wednesday, Dec. 5, on the Brain Blitz. She is always an exciting speaker and we hope others don’t miss the program.

The birthday lunch is Dec. 11. For those with December birthdays, come down and celebrate with a delicious oven-fried chicken dinner and all of the trimmings. Otherwise, come down and help those with a birthday to celebrate —there’s always a reason to come to birthday dinner.

Our annual Light Tour begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12. We have reserved a school bus and driver to pick up the residents at both Peabody Care Center and Westview that are interested in touring the town, street by street, and looking at the lights. Our town boasts some beautiful displays and it is so nice to take an evening to look around and then go to the senior center for hot chocolate and cookies. It really starts the Christmas season off. Sonja Koslowsky will play Christmas music on the piano.

Anyone wanting to ride the bus and do not live at the nursing homes, call the senior center and arrangements can be made.

The board meeting is Dec. 17 and the covered dish will be Dec. 18.

We will again offer frozen meals for the Christmas holidays. Call us at 620-983-2226 and let us know how many you would like. They will be delivered the week of Dec. 17.

Peppernuts are now on sale at the center, 106 Walnut St., from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. Anyone unable to make it during the center hours can stop by Peabody Sausage House. They are the same price—$8 per bag.

Please call us and make a reservation to eat; we would love to see you.

We are located at 106 S. Walnut or call, 620-983-2226.

Meals have a suggested price of $2.75 for those 60 and over and $4.50 for those 59 and under.

— Ruth Lott, site manager

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5

Brain Blitz-Nancy Pihl: Baked fish, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, Mandarin oranges & pineapple, whole wheat bread, milk.

THURSDAY, Dec. 6

Hamburger on bun, lettuce, tomato, onion, potato wedges, vegetable, fruit, milk.

FRIDAY, Dec. 7

Minestrone soup, pulled pork on bun, apple cobbler, milk.

MONDAY, Dec. 10

Pot roast, carrots, potatoes, mixed fruit cup, sugar cookie, wheat roll, milk.

TUESDAY, Dec. 11

Birthday lunch: Oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, fruit, cake, wheat rolls, milk

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12

Christmas Light Tour @ 6 p.m.: Swiss steak, potatoes, vegetables, apple crisp, whole what bread, milk.


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