Senior Scribbles (Dec. 8, 2010)

hillsboro senior center

Tickets for the Gala Christmas fundraising event sold out, which was a blessing for the senior center.

Henry DeSair of Canton is providing special music at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 8.

Foot care appointments can still be made at the center for Mary McFadden?s visit Dec. 9.

Spirit ?N Celebration will perform at 11:30 p.m. Dec. 15, which is before the noon meal. That same day, Gala Ratzlaff, director of Marion County Department on Aging, will present a PowerPoint of the 50th celebration of Marion County senior centers. Come join us for lunch and any of our programs or just stop by for the fellowship.

If you know someone new to our community, have them join us for a meal. Everyone is welcome.

I also want to thank our board members for their support, volunteers, Meals on Wheels drivers and our head cook for all they do in making our center a success.

Meal tickets make great gifts and can be purchased at the center.

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



Chicken and vegetables, lettuce w/dressing, biscuit, strawberries, bananas, milk.


Chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, wheat bread, tropical fruit, milk.

FRIDAY, Dec. 10

Turkey tetrazzini, winter blend, wheat bread, fruit crisp, milk.

MONDAY Dec. 13

Taco salad, lettuce, breadsticks, ambrosia, milk.

TUESDAY, Dec. 14

Baked fish (alternate available), rice pilaf, broccoli, wheat roll, baked apple, milk.


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


GOESSEL senior center

We will be enjoying Marilyn Schmidt’s China painting as well as celebrating December anniversaries on Wednesday, Dec. 8.

Other upcoming Wednesday programs will be “Peppernut Bingo” fun Dec. 15 and a Christmas meditation by Alexanderwohl Church youth pastor Hope Greiser-Graber on Dec. 22.

The center?s birthday celebration is Dec. 29 and everyone is invited to come and enjoy a variety of stringed instrument music provided by violinist, Haniah Duerksen, 4-year-old grandaughter of LeNora Duerksen and also Rick, Denise, and Jasmine Woelk.

We are looking forward to hosting the Hesston area pool players on Dec. 16.

Progressive Health care will be here Dec. 20 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Foot care and blood sugar and blood pressure checks are available through this service.

Are you looking for a unique practical gift idea? How about meals

tickets for your senior friends and family? These can provide hot, nourishing meals as well as the warmth of fellowship around a table with others.

Any amount of meal tickets can be purchased for a $2.75 per

ticket donation. Please stop by the AGAPE center between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. if you would like to purchase tickets.

The center will be closed Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 but we would love to be able to provide meals ahead of time for these holiday weekends.

To reserve these, call Dec. 22 or Dec. 29 during business hours at 620-367-2275 between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. or any other time and leave a message.

Anyone wishing to join, switch or drop from the Medicare Advantage or prescription drug plan may come to the AGAPE at 10 a.m. Dec. 3 for assistance. Gayla Ratzlaff, director, Marion County Department on Aging, will be available to help in making those changes.

As always, 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



Anniversary dinner: Barbecued chicken, sweet potato, mixed vegetables, roll, mixed fruit, milk.


Beef stroganoff, noodles, green beans, roll, apricots, milk.

FRIDAY, Dec. 10

Hamburger steak, scalloped potatoes, peas, roll, pears, milk.

MONDAY Dec. 13

Exercise @ 11:15: Goulash, tossed salad, roll, fruit, milk.

TUESDAY, Dec. 14

Baked fish, rice pilaf, corn, roll, baked apple, milk.


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


Marion senior center

December is here and the senior center is a merry place to be and a warm place.

It was reported in November we averaged 53 meals at the center, an average of 25 Meals on Wheels and four full pay for a total of 82 meals.

We have Christmas napkins for our club meetings or church groups. Come and look them over. There are items at the Craft Corner, including embroidered tea towels, pillows and baby quilts.

Nancy Pihl, Marion County Extension agent, presented information Dec. 1 on bone health, vitamin D and calcium.

Come join us Dec. 15 for Senior Center Day. A program will follow.

For more information on programs or to make a lunch reservation, due by 9 a.m. the day of the meal, call 620-382-2942 or stop by the center, 309 S. Third St.

? Janet Bryant, director



Wellness Clinic: Chicken-fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, tropical fruit, whole wheat roll.


Smothered steak, baked potatoes, peas, peach cup, whole wheat rolls.

FRIDAY, Dec. 10

Chicken enchiladas with lettuce, tomato, fruit crisp, ice cream.

MONDAY Dec. 13

Lasagna, coleslaw, ambrosia, bread sticks.

TUESDAY, Dec. 14

Fish, Noodles Romanoff, broccoli, baked apple, whole wheat rolls.


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


Peabody senior center

All December birthdays will be celebrated Thursday, Dec. 9.

A Christmas-themed program is planned.

Peabody Community Quilt Project will use the senior center for their annual cookie walk.

Come down to the center Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Everyone can buy cookies, support the quilt group, and see how festive the center looks.

The senior center local board meets on Monday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Bingo follows the meal on Tuesday, Dec. 14.

Bring a candy bar or small Christmas treat for a prize.

We encourage others to come join us for our noon meal.

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



Chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, white bread, tropical fruit.


Oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, wheat bread, peaches.

FRIDAY, Dec. 10

Hamburger steak, scalloped potatoes, peas,, wheat bread, pears.

MONDAY Dec. 13

Goulash, lettuce/dressing, wheat bread, ambrosia.

TUESDAY, Dec. 14

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


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

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