Senior Scribbles (February 10, 2016)

Two fun activities are scheduled this week to include bingo after the noon meal on Wednesday and our jam session Thursday.

Haris Zafar of Wichita, specializing in audiology, is at the center the last Wednesday of each month. Footcare is the third Tuesday. If interested, call for appointments.

We want to thank everyone for their donations to the center. Barkman Honey is matching $2 for evey $1 up to $50,000, and we are almost at that amount.

It takes a lot of support to keep our center running smoothly. For example, the money someone pays for a meal goes to North Central Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging for the food, site manger and head cook.

Expenses paid for by the center include utilities, other bills from service providers and any repairs. It all adds up, and that’s why we appreciate donations.

Whenever a donation is made, we provide charitable receipt forms.

Volunteers are needed, and if you can help, please call. Anyone who volunteers will get their meal free that day.

For more information, stop by the center at 212 N. Main St., or call us at 620-947-2304.

—Brenda Moss, director


Tator tot casserole, butter beets, Jell-O cake, fruit, roll, milk.


Sloppy joe/bun, potato salad, corn, apricots, chocolate chip cookie, milk.

FRIDAY, Feb. 12

Baked fish or chicken breast, mac & cheese, carrots, applesauce, pumpkin squares and milk.

MONDAY, Feb. 15

Smothered pork loin, sweet potato, cabbage, fruit, poke cake, roll, milk.

TUESDAY, Feb. 16

Chicken breast/bun, baked beans, carrots, pineapple, milk.


Taco salad, refried beans, fruit, cinnamon puff, milk.


We observed Kansas Day on Jan. 29 with some trivia and singing, “Home on the Range,” lead by Sue Clough and accompanied by Shirley Bowers.

The exercise group on that same day was therapist Matt Vermillion’s birthday. To celebrate, the group got a piece of cake from the kitchen and sang, “Happy Birthday.”

Some of our pitch players took part in the city recreation department’s tournament. We have card players most days after lunch, and if interested or what to sharpen you pitch playing skills, please come in.

We welcomed Fred Puttroff back to eat with us. He is very good at our daily trivia questions. Connie Fisher brought a bag of animal crackers to share with us this week.

Come join us Feb. 17 for Senior Center Day. Gerry Henderson and Keith Allison will provide a musical program.

For more information or to make a lunch reservation, call 620-382-2942 or stop by 309 S. Third St.

— Janet Bryant, director


Oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans/onions, cake & peanut butter icing, wheat roll, milk.


Sloppy joe & bun, potato salad, lima beans, rosy pears, chocolate chip cookie bar, milk.

FRIDAY, Feb. 12

Baked fish or chicken strips, mac & cheese, carrots, applesauce, pumpkins squares, milk.

MONDAY, Feb. 15

Smothered pork loin, sweet potato, cabbage & parsley, fruit, glazed applesauce cake, whole wheat bread, milk.

TUESDAY, Feb. 16

Barbecued chicken, bun, baked beans, carrots, pineapple, milk.


Swiss steak, oven-roasted potatoes, broccoli, frosted cake, wheat roll, milk.


Happy Valentines Day to all the lovely people who read my article each week. It is a time to express love, and I certainly feel a lot of love and appreciation to all of the people who help in maintaining the Peabody Senior Center. The staff and board appreciate everyone’s help.

We had volunteers who helped make Valentines for the nursing homes here in Peabody, and they are so creative and beautiful. It’s amazing what ideas have come to mind. We know the recipients will be blessed when they receive them.

“Lunch with the Doctor” is Monday, Feb 15. Physician Randolph Whitely will present Monday this month because of the Lenten devotionals that we will be having on his regular day of Wednesday. He is always very interesting, and I encourage you to attend.

The Lenten devotionals are after lunch each Wednesday throughout Lent. The speaker Feb. 17 is Jim Truax, a missionary.

Our local board meeting will be is Monday, Feb 15, and the SCMC meeting will be Friday, Feb 19, in Marion. All the meetings are very important to seniors and we would love to have our seniors attend if possible.

For more information or to make lunch reservations, stop by the center at 106 Walnut St., or call 620-983-2226. We have an answering machine for leaving a reservation or other messages, which are checked the following morning.

—Ruth Lott, site manager


Birthday Dinner & Lenten Devotions: Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, fruit, cake, wheat roll, milk.


Tator tot casserole, lettuce salad, blueberry muffin, fruit, milk.

FRIDAY, Feb. 12

Fish or hamburger patty, potato wedges, carrots, oranges, wheat roll, milk.

MONDAY, Feb. 15

Goulash, salad, fruit, bread, milk.

TUESDAY, Feb. 16

Salmon patty, baked potato, creamed peas, blueberry muffin, bread, milk.


Lenten Devotion: Roast pork, gravy, sweet potato, vegetable, applesauce cake, whole wheat bread, milk

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