Senior Scribbles (Dec 7, 2016)

hillsboro senior center

We have games and fellowship every Monday after the noon meal and on every Wednesday we play bingo after the noon meal.

The center will have chair massages available on Thursday, Dec. 15. Please call for more information.

Our Christmas dinner is also Dec. 15. The program will be a sing-a-long to Christmas songs.

We needed a new dishwasher and continue to accept donations to help pay for it. If you can help, let us know, and we can give you a receipt for your donation.

The suggested meal donation for those age 60 and over is $3.50, and for those age 59 and under, it’s $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


Steak soup, crackers, pea salad, cornbread, milk.


Beefy pepper bake, broccoli, peaches, roll, milk.

FRIDAY, Dec. 9

Salmon patty or chicken patty, hash brown casserole, green beans, pineapple, oatmeal cookie, roll, milk.

Monday, Dec. 12

Baked ham, scalloped potatoes green beans, pea salad, Mandarin oranges, roll, milk.

Tuesday, Dec. 13

Sweet & sour chicken, steamed rice, winter vegetables or carrots, salad, pineapple, peanut butter cookie, roll, milk.

Wednesday, Dec. 14

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

Marion senior center

We have a new piece of furniture, a lift chair donated to us. It is now part of our conversation sitting area.

Our program on Nov. 30 was given by Sara Carter of Angels Care Home Health. She talked on how holidays can lead to depression. She then gave us squishy stress balls to calm us.

She told of a free service offered by the agency, that of a personal health coach.

Veterans Representative Michael McWhorter will be here at 10 a.m. Dec. 13. No appointment is needed.

The program on Dec. 14 will be given by Chris Scott, director of business development for Bluestem Commu­nities.

We will host the Senior Citizens of Marion County meeting Dec. 16.

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


Lasagna, broccoli, tossed salad, pears, garlic bread, milk.


Chili, coleslaw, peaches, cinnamon roll, milk.

FRIDAY, Dec. 9

Oven-baked fish, macaroni & cheese, broccoli, applesauce, pumpkin squares, whole wheat roll, milk.

MONDAY, Dec. 12

Baked ham, scalloped potatoes, pea salad, Mandarin oranges, cinnamon roll, milk.


Hot beef sandwich, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, baked apples, pudding, milk.


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

It’s getting chilly outside. Thursday and Friday were wake-up calls for us that winter is here.

Are you ready for the Christmas holiday? The center was decorated by our seniors Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning. We also had help from the sixth graders, who decorated our tree. What fun to see their energy and the ornaments they made for our tree.

Several trees were decorated by students from different classes for businesses around town.

Shirley Davis gave everyone a chair massage Monday.

Activities and other events include on Wed­nes­day, Dec. 7, the United Methodist Women will meet here for lunch.

Starting at 12:30 p.m., the Peabody-Burns Elemen­tary School singing event will include kindergarten through second grade.

The Christmas performance begins at 12:30 p.m. at Westview Nursing Center, 500 Peabody St., then at 1:30 p.m., the third, fourth and fifth graders are singing at Pea­body Care Center.

The board meeting is Dec. 12; grief sharing is from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Dec. 13 and on Dec. 14 is our birthday dinner with baked chicken and all the trimmings. Our Holiday Light Tour is at 6 p.m., also Dec. 14, and the week ends with the SCMC meeting Friday, Dec. 16, at Marion.

The Peabody-Burns School District is furnishing the school bus for the light tour.

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.

Come join us for a fun night. The refreshments are provided by local volunteers.

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


Lasagna, salad, garlic bread, fruit, milk.


Grilled chicken breast w/cream gravy, baked bread dressing, vegetable, fruit, wheat roll, milk.

FRIDAY, Dec. 9

Salmon patty, baked potato, creamed peas, blueberry muffin, wheat roll, milk.

Monday, Dec. 12

Mexican casserole, salad, fruit, milk.

Tuesday, Dec. 13

Scalloped potatoes w/ham, vegetables, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

Wednesday, Dec. 14

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

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