Senior Scribbles (Feb. 22, 2012)


hillsboro senior center

We want to thank everyone who attended our fundraiser at the Milk & Honey Bed &?Breakfast.

Activities this week include Donna Becker with her topic, “Repot Yourself,” at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 22 and Golden Heritage Foods will have the program at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24.

The center’s birthday dinner is at noon Monday, Feb. 27, and we are hoping many can join us that day.

Applications are still being accepted for a head cook, so stop by the senior center and apply.

Remember anyone of any age can join us for lunch.

Meals are $2.75 for those age 60 and over and $4.50 for anyone 59 and under.

We eat at noon, Monday through Friday, and reservations must be called in before 9 a.m. the day of the meal.

For more information on volunteering, appointments or other center activities, call 620-947-2304. We are located at 212 N. Main St.

— Brenda Moss, director

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22

Lemon-baked fish with alternate, Noodles Ramonoff, veggies, fruit salad, bread, cherry chocolate cake, milk.

THURSDAY, Feb. 23

Country-style pork chop with fruit, baked sweet potato, vegetable salad, bread, crustless apple pie, milk, .

FRIDAY, Feb. 24

Cheeseburgers on bun, french fries, green beans, fluffy banana Jell-O, cookies, milk.

MONDAY, Feb. 27

Egg & sausage bake, hashbrowns, tossed salad, blueberry muffin, mixed fruit, milk.

TUESDAY, Feb. 28

Baba’s Borscht, dinner roll, cottage cheese with peaches, pudding/cake, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 29

Barbecued chicken, potato casserole, veggies, bread, pineapple cupcake, milk.

Marion senior center

We had a hint of spring when Shirley Bowers brought in her amaryllis and also her hyacinth one day. We’re waiting on the first daffodil.

Raymond Koegeboehn celebrated his birthday with us Feb. 9. That day the commodities came in and were picked up by Gary and Karen Chaput. Helping to sack the commodities were Shirley Moore, Gene Winkler, Becca neal, Val Morgan, Clayton Hamm, Larry and Thelma Blosser and Keith Holtsclaw.

We have photo release forms for the tribute book to Marion County veterans, “Our Nation Called.” Come by and pick one up.

We had an awesome Valentine’s Day, celebrating Wilma Gilmer’s 90th birthday and Cathy Clyde’s birthday. We had cake, cupcakes and ice cream. Shirley Moore brought M&Ms and Pearl Helmer brought candy bars.

We also sang, “Happy Anniversary,” to Ernie and Kay Wilkins, who came in to pick up their completed quilt.

Senior Center Day was Feb. 15. The program was provided by Janet Hett Plank’s nine children. They each played the piano or recited poetry. Their piano teacher, Wanda Williams, came by and played a duet with one of the boys.

Come join us Feb. 29. The program, “Life is Like a Box of Chocolates,” will be presented by Donna Becker of Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice. She is also bringing a chocolate fountain.

For more information on programs or to make a lunch reservation at the center, 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

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22

Steak, smothered with onions, mashed potatoes, green beans, banana half, whole wheat rolls, milk.

THURSDAY, Feb. 23

Wellness Clinic: Barbecued pork chop, baked sweet potato, baked squash, apricots, whole wheat rolls, milk.

FRIDAY, Feb. 24

Salmon patty, macaroni & cheese, spinach, fruit cobbler, whole wheat rolls, milk.

MONDAY, Feb. 27

Egg & sausage bake, potato wedges, country tomatoes, blueberry muffin, mixed fruit, milk.

TUESDAY, Feb. 28

Beef stew, tossed salad, cottage cheese, peaches, pudding, whole wheat rolls, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 29

Oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, succotash, pineapple, whole wheat rolls, milk.

Peabody senior center

Lenten Services start at the Center on Wednesday with Jim Pohlman speaking that day.

We will have services each Wednesday throughout the Lenten season immediately following lunch. We invite everyone to attend, whether you are able to eat a meal or not. This is a community service provided by the Senior Center.

All local pastors are represented for these services; check with the center if you need information on who is speaking each week.

The Wii Bowling Tournament is Thursday, Feb. 23 immediately following lunch. We encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the fun.

We are always looking for new programs or topics of interest at the center. If you have a hobby or a gift or knowledge that you would like to share with us, we would welcome your input. Just call and we will be glad to have you come in.

Dinner is served each weekday at 11:45 a.m. and we would love to have you join us.

Please be sure to call in the day before you plan to eat so enough food will be prepared for everyone to enjoy Kim Nellan’s delicious meals.

Volunteers are always welcome and we’d like others to sign up to be one of ours.

Volunteering is proven to enhance mental and physical well-being and helping others always helps the volunteer, too.

Spring is right around the corner, and although we have been blessed with a very mild winter thus far, I look forward to the green grass, blooming flowers, and the leafing out of trees. It’s not far off.

We are located at 106 N. Walnut and regular hours at the center are 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

We do extend those hours when we have special events or activities.

Please call in your reservations for a meal the day before you plan to eat at 620-983-2226. We have an answering machine that will pick up if we are not here.

Meals are a suggested donation of $2.75 if you are 60 or above and $4.50 if you are not yet 60.

— Ruth Lott, site manager

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22

Baked fish with alternate turkey slice, noodles Romanoff, carrots, Mandarin oranges, bread, milk.

THURSDAY, Feb. 23

Wii Bowling: Pork chop, baked sweet potato, baked squash, bread, apricots, milk.

FRIDAY, Feb. 24

Chili, crackers, Cardinal vegetable salad, cinnamon roll, tropical fruit, milk.

MONDAY, Feb. 27

Polish sausage, potato wedges, vegetables, fruit, bread, milk.

TUESDAY, Feb. 28

Beef stew, tossed salad, dinner roll, cottage cheese, peaches, pudding, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 29

Steak smothered with onions, mashed potatoes, green beans, bread, fruit, milk.


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