Senior Scribbles (Jan 11, 2017)

hillsboro senior center

Our monthly jam session is Thursday, Jan. 12, and we are closed Monday, Jan. 16, to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.

Jean and Arnie Boyd of Abilene are singing after the meal on Tues­day, Jan. 17.

Footcare is from 12:30-3 p.m. Jan. 18. Call or stop by and sign up. Haris Zafar, an audiologist, of Wichita is also here beginning at 11 a.m. Jan. 18 for hearing aid checks. We are looking for volunteers to help at lunch and clean-up following the meal. Also, the center is looking for Meals on Wheels drivers. Please call or stop by for more information. Meals are provided free on the day someone volunteers. We also need those dona­tions coming in after replacing the center’s old dishwasher for a new one costing $6,000. Money donations are further sought to cover the center’s operating costs. The bills run over $3,000 a month. We would be grateful for any help, and re­ceipts are available for use as a tax deduction.

We are fortunate to have our Hillsboro Senior Center for meals, programs and fellowship, and help is needed in order to keep it going.

The suggested meal donation is $3.50 for ages 60 and older, and $5.25 for everyone else. For more information, call 620-947-2304, or stop by 212 N. Main St., Hillsboro.

— Brenda Moss, director


Tator tot casserole, spinach or carrots, pudding cake, roll, milk.


Sloppy joes, bun, potato salad, marinated green beans, rosy pears, chocolate chip cookie, milk.

FRIDAY, Jan. 13

Baked fish or chicken patty, macaroni & cheese, carrots, applesauce, pumpkin squares, roll, milk.

Monday, Jan. 16


Tuesday, Jan. 17

McRib sandwich, carrots, spinach salad, pineapple, milk.

Wednesday, Jan. 18

Steak soup, black-eyed pea salad, fruit, cornbread, milk.

Marion senior center

We had an unusual (for a senior center) reason for treats on Jan. 4. Lanell Hett was celebrating the birth of her first grandchild, Ava DeLane, on Jan. 3 to Nicko­las and Ann Hett. For this special occassion, she brought ice cream cups for us.

We said farewell on Dec. 30 to our head cook, Barb Bitner, and her brother, Ron Wright, her kitchen cohort.

We have a substitute cook for now. On Jan. 3 we welcomed back the Lunch Bunch, which is a group of women who went to Marion High School together.

Dan Peterson from Heartland Travel brought in pens for us to distribute. People who go on Heartland trips often park their cars in our lot.

Our program on Jan. 4 was given by Jeremiah Lange, pastor of Marion Presbyterian Church. He did a video review of his trip to Cuba.

Come join us on Jan. 18 for Senior Center Day. Lowell Ensey will give a presentation on his research of Marion County Country Schools.

Our meals are $3.50 for those age 60 and over, and $5.25 for age 59 and under.

For more information about reservations or volunteering, call 620-382-2942 or stop by 309 S. Third St.

We are closed Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.

— Janet Bryant, director


Cavatini, cucumber & tomato salad, lima beans, Mandarin oranges, garlic bread, milk.


Baked ham, scalloped potatoes, cabbage w/parsley, pineapple tidbits, pudding, whole wheat roll, milk.

FRIDAY, Jan. 13

Oven-baked lemon fish, oven-roasted potatoes, beets, tropical fruit, whole wheat roll, milk.

MONDAY, Jan. 16


TUESDAY, Jan. 17

Chili, coleslaw, peaches, cinnamon roll, milk.


Chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, apricots, whole wheat roll, milk.


It was a colder week than what we are used to, but we live in Kansas. Give it anoth­er week and it will change. Maybe my old bones make me notice the cold more.

I want to thank our volunteers for the work they do at the center, and for many other people who deliver meals, work in the kitchen, set the tables, drive seniors to the store, doctor visits or even shopping. GriefShare was Tuesday and our birthday dinner is Wednesday. Sonja is playing the piano and we’re having a chicken dinner. Don’t forget to reserve a frozen din­ner because we are closed Jan. 16 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. We can deliver or people can pick up meals Jan. 13 at 106 N. Wal­nut St. Chair massages are Jan. 18 with the program featuring new grocery store owners Jai and Mike Crow. Dinner with the Doc is Jan. 20. The Senior Citizens of Mar­ion County will also meet Jan. 20 at Hillsboro. We are here for everyone. All money received for meals goes to North Central Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging for food and wages. Operat­ing ex­penses are by donations and fund­raising activities. We treasure your support, and we also do our best to support the community. Stop by and vi­s­it. We al­ways have the coffee on. If you can’t come in, call and we will deliver. Meals are $3.50 for ages 60 and older, and $5.25 for ages 59 and un­der. For more information, to schedule a program or make meal reservations, call 620-983-2226.

— Lou Ann Bowlin,

site manager


Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, fruit, cake, wheat roll, milk.


Bierock casserole, vegetable, fruit & cookie, milk.

FRIDAY, Jan. 13

Chicken tetrazzini, vegetable, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

Monday, Jan. 16


Tuesday, Jan. 17

Scalloped potatoes w/ham, vegetable, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

Wednesday, Jan. 18

Roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, fruit, wheat roll, milk.

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