Senior Scribbles (Feb. 23, 2011)

hillsboro senior center

We are getting toward the end of February so bring on the spring, we have had enough snow.

The center expected a great turnout for the President?s Day Gala and we want to thank everyone who planned on attending the dinner and support the senior center.

Bingo will be Wednesday, Feb. 23, and our monthly birthday dinner will be celebrated Feb. 28 with special music at 12:30 p.m. provided by Mary Jane Funk.

March calendars are available and can be picked up at the center.

For those needing a calendar with the March menu mailed to them, call the center.

Meals for $2.75 for individuals 60 and over and $2.75 and for those 59 and under.

I would like to thank all our volunteers, Meals on Wheels drivers, kitchen staff and head cook. In addition, the center wants to express its gratitude for a new computer donated by Eagle Communications, which arrived Feb. 14.

For more information or to make appointments, call 620-947-2304. We are located at 212 N. Main St.

? Brenda Moss, director


Roast beef, boiled potatoes, brown gravy, spinach, wheat bread, fruit cocktail, milk.


Taco salad with lettuce and tomatoes, strawberries with topping, milk.

FRIDAY, Feb. 25

Paprika chicken, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, cooked cabbage, wheat bread, peaches, milk.

MONDAY Feb. 28

Meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, gravy, green beans, wheat bread, Mandarin oranges, cake, milk.

TUESDAY, March 1

Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, beets, wheat bread, mixed fruit, milk.


Turkey tetrazzini, broccoli, wheat bread, fruit cup, milk.


GOESSEL senior center

Would you like to experience improved strength, balance, flexibility, and coordination? How about better posture, stress reduction, and improved digestion?

These are benefits of tai chi exercise and we are excited to offer a six-week tai chi exercise course at the AGAPE Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting March 1. The classes will be led by Gayla Ratzlaff, director of the Marion County Department of Aging. The cost is $12 per person. If interested or for more information, call the center.

In addition to fellowship meals and Meals on Wheels, the AGAPE center will be hosting the following events.

Those include Eric Reed, Goessel police at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 23. Then on Feb. 25, Gayla Ratzlaff will offer assistance with Food Sales Tax and Homestead Act. Janet Blue will be discussing Medicare and Medicaid at 12:30 p.m. March 2 and March 9 Goessel FFA students will be speaking at the center beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Bingo is March 16 and Susan Krehbiel, nurse practitioner, will be here at 12:30 p.m. March 23. Vern Goering of Moundridge will provide the program about wooden ?Toys for Tots? on March 30.

For meal reservations or information about upcoming events, call 367-2275 to leave a message. Office hours are 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays.

? Denise Woelk and

LeNora Duerksen

AGAPE Center site managers


Birthday dinner: Meatballs with gravy, baked potatoes, mixed vegetables, rolls, fruit cup, milk.


Chicken and noodles, broccoli, roll, pineapples, milk.

FRIDAY, Feb. 25

Ham, sweet potato casserole, green beans, roll, applesauce, milk.

MONDAY Feb. 28

Spanish rice, tossed salad, rolls, pineapple ambrosia, milk.

TUESDAY, March 1

Barbecued chicken, potato salad, carrots, roll, peaches, milk.


Chicken-fried steak, baked potatoes, corn, rolls, apricots, milk.


Marion senior center

I?ve heard that the changing weather in Kansas keeps us healthy or else it means only the toughest survive. This week has been wonderful, weather-wise.

Wilma Gilmer celebrated her birthday Feb. 11, providing ice cream and cake.

We encouraged everyone to wear red or hearts for Valentine?s Day. We had special place mats decorated with stick-on hearts. We probably have the only senior citizen?s president who tried to eat the decoration.

Shirley Bowers brought her heart-shaped wall hanging, and Shirley Moore brought cookies.

We had a quiz for wives and husbands. Those in the skit were Carolyn White, Shirley Moore, Arlene Bowers, Keith Holtsclaw, Paul White and Vern Bowers.

Senior Center Day was Feb. 16 and Marion County EMS Director Steve Smith provided information on what to do after calling 911 and awaiting their arrival.

We have new merchandise at the craft corner, including hats and caps and little cloth frogs.

Gene Winkler has been helping deliver meals once a week. We could use some substitute drivers and volunteers in the dining room.

Come join us March 2 when our speaker will be Carolyn Stewart, health service coordinators with Life Line, which offers preventive health screenings.

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



Ham loaf, sweet potato casserole, green beans, applesauce, whole wheat rolls.


Paprika chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, cabbage, peaches, whole wheat rolls.

FRIDAY, Feb. 25

Cream of broccoli soup, meat salad sandwich, pickled beets, strawberries with topping.

MONDAY Feb. 28

Spanish rice, lettuce salad, cake, whole wheat bread.

TUESDAY, March 1

Meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, green beans, Mandarin oranges, whole wheat rolls.


Barbecued chicken, potato salad, carrots, peaches, whole wheat rolls.


Peabody senior center

March menu calendars are now available at the center.

Pick one up and plan to join us for a nutritious meal any weekday at 11:45 a.m.

Cost for those 60 and over is $2.75, and $4.50 for everyone else.

Nancy Lewis will be sharing poetry, and her pet dog will show off entertaining tricks Feb. 24.

This program was postponed by a severe weather closing earlier this month.

Also on Feb. 24 there will be an evening make-up meal, come-and-go style, between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

The meal will include a tater tot casserole, fruit and bread. Reservations must be made by 9 a.m. that day.

Call the center weekdays between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. for information about services and events. To reserve a mid-day meal, call 983-2226 and leave a message the evening before you plan to eat.

? Linda Wetta, correspondent



Chicken & noodles, broccoli, wheat bread, pineapple.


Beef stew, cornbread, fruit. Make-up meal: Tater tot casserole, fruit, bread .

FRIDAY, Feb. 25

Ham and green beans, sweet potato casserole, wheat bread, applesauce.

MONDAY Feb. 28

Spanish rice with ground beef, lettuce, dressing, wheat bread, pineapple ambrosia.

TUESDAY, March 1

Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, gravy, beets, wheat bread, mixed fruit.


Chicken-fried steak, baked potato, corn, wheat bread, apricots.

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