Senior Scribbles (Jan. 1, 2014)

Hillsboro Senior Center

We hope everyone had a happy New Year, and as we welcome the new year, we hope you will join us for a meal at the center.

The center is closed Jan. 1, but on Friday, Jan. 3, we will be playing the game: ?Are you Smarter Than a Fifth Grader??

Chair massages will be available Jan. 8. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the center.

In addition, will are playing Bingo Jan. 8 after lunch with ?Show ?n Tell on Jan. 10.

For this Show ?n Tell, participants are asked to wear their favorite apron. Men are included, too.

The Milk and Honey Bed and Breakfast fundraising event is Saturday, Jan. 25.

This is our winter gala event at $100 a plate. All the money raised will go to help the senior center.

We are trying to set up footcare with Greenhaw Wellness and will be letting people know as it progresses.

Everyone is invited to join us at the center. If some can volunteer, please let us know or if anyone has a program they would like to share, stop by or give us a call.

January menus will be out soon. The suggested meal donation for people 60 and over is $3.15 and those under 59 is $5. We are located at 212 N. Main St., or call 620-947-2304.

?Brenda Moss, director

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 1

Closed.

THURSDAY, Jan. 2

Sweet & sour chicken, rice, carrots, plums, bread, milk.

FRIDAY, Jan. 3

Baked fish (alternate: chicken breast) garlic mashed potatoes, broccoli, carrots, fruited pudding, bread, milk.

MONDAY, Jan. 6

Pork cutlet, boiled potatoes, cabbage or green beans, mixed fruit, bread, milk.

TUESDAY, Jan. 7

Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, mixed veggies, pumpkin custard, bread, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8

Spaghetti & meatballs, broccoli, green beans Jell-O, garlic bread, milk.

Marion Senior Center

We?re looking toward the year 2014 and hop for even more people to come eat with us, pick up meals and, if needed, have meals delivered.

A new year means new beginnings.

We hosted the Marion County Senior Citizens board meeting Dec. 20.

Sue Clough bought and wrapped little gifts from our center to all who ate here that day. Gifts were also sent to those who got meals delivered.

We had very colorful placemats made by Happy Hustlers 4-H Club members for our Dec. 23 mealtime.

Thanks to Shirley Bowers for all the extra decorating, the snacks, the holiday napkins and for playing carols before lunch.

We had a handout on Dec. 24 to guess the songs of Christmas. Then Lydia and Kimberly Vanderzanden led carols while Shirley Bowers played the piano.

Come join us for Elvis at 7 p.m. on Jan. 3. We will observe Elvis? actual birthday on Jan. 8 by showing one of his movies.

If you have a favorite, let me know.

For information on volunteering, renting the senior center building or making a lunch reservation, call 620-382-2942 by 9 a.m. the day of the meal. We are located at 309 S. Third St.

? Janet Bryant, director

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 1

Closed.

THURSDAY, Jan. 2

Sloppy Joes on bun, potato wedges, pea salad, cinnamon applesauce, milk.

FRIDAY, Jan. 3

Elvis @ 7 p.m. Turkey salad, Mandarin oranges, sherbet, wheat bread, milk.

MONDAY, Jan. 6

Oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, fruit salad, whole wheat rolls, milk.

TUESDAY, Jan. 7

Chili, crackers, celery sticks, cheese, onions, fruit, cornbread, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8

Elvis movie: Pork chops, baked sweet potatoes, mixed vegetables, fruited gelatin, graham crackers, whole wheat rolls, milk.

Peabody Senior Center

Happy New Year from your friends and neighbors at the Peabody Senior Center.

We are looking forward to a wonderful 2014, and hope yours will be, too.

A rough draft of January is in, but it is always subject to change. Be sure to stay up to date by reading my column each week.

We will be closed Jan. 1 for New Year?s day and again on Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. day.

If you need freezer meals for either of the days, call the center and let us know.

The birthday dinner for January will be Jan. 8 and Nancy Pihl from the Marion County Extension office will be with us.

She rescheduled from December because of a family emergency, and we are delighted to have her now.

The board meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 13, and we will have ?Lunch with the Doctor? Jan. 15 following lunch.

Plan on joining us for all scheduled events. It keeps people active, informed and feeling better.

Also consider volunteering, another venue contributing to longevity and self worth.

Call us if you have an interest in volunteering a few hours a week or a month.

We are located at 106 N. Walnut or call 620-983-2226.

We have an answering machine that will pick up if we are not here.

We are open from 9 a.m. until around noon.

?Ruth Lott, director

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 1

Closed.

THURSDAY, Jan. 2

Sweet & sour chicken, rice, carrots, plums, bread, milk.

FRIDAY, Jan. 3

Baked fish (alternate: chicken breast) garlic mashed potatoes, broccoli, carrots, fruited pudding, bread, milk.

MONDAY, Jan. 6

Pork cutlet, boiled potatoes, cabbage or green beans, mixed fruit, bread, milk.

TUESDAY, Jan. 7

Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, mixed veggies, pumpkin custard, bread, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8

Birthday dinner: Spaghetti & meatballs, broccoli, green beans Jell-O, garlic bread, milk.

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