Senior Scribbles (Jan. 22, 2014)

Hillsboro Senior Center

The senior center is hosting Bingo after the noon meal Jan. 22. Another activity, reading, is planned for Friday, Jan. 24.

The Hillsboro Senior Center?s Winter Gala is at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Milk and Honey Bed and Breakfast. The cost is $100 and music will be provided by Glen and Sheila Litke. The meal includes appetizers, salad, brisket, vegetables and desserts.

Proceeds will go toward replacing our air conditioner and heating units.

Then we will have our birthday dinner Jan. 27.

We hope you can join us soon for a meal at the center.

February menus will be out soon and we need volunteers.

If someone can help, let us know. Volunteer positions needed include people at the center and Meals on Wheels drivers, too. Anyone who works that day will get their meal free.

If anyone has a program they would like to share with us, call and let us know.

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. 22

Ham loaf, scalloped potatoes, lima beans, pineapple, Rice Krispie treats, bread, milk.

THURSDAY, Jan. 23

Chili mac, green beans, rosy pears, cornbread, milk.

FRIDAY, Jan. 24

Chicken fajita casserole, carrots, pickled beets, cherry crisp, bread, milk.

MONDAY, Jan. 27

Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, fruit cobbler, bread, milk.

TUESDAY, Jan. 28

Pork roast, dressing, candied carrots, Jell-O, bread, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29

Hamburger on bun, potato wedges, mixed vegetables, fruit cocktail, Rice Krispie Treat, bread, milk.

Marion Senior Center

We had an efficient crew boxing up commodities Jan. 9.

Gary and Karen Chaput picked them up in Council Grove and helped here, also.

Others pitching in were Evelyn Jewett, Shirley Moore, Sue Clough, Gene Winkler, Rhonda Brenzikofer, Harold Triggs, Stuart and Virginia Hammond and Warren Smith.

Every box was given out Jan. 10.

Norma Kline celebrated her birthday with us Jan. 13 and Paul White treated us Jan. 14.

Senior Center Day was Jan. 15. Harold Triggs presided at the business meeting.

Residents from Hilltop Manor came to eat and we all enjoyed a program by Bob and the Boys from downtown Aulne.

Come join us Jan. 29 to celebrate Kansas Day.

For more information or 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. 22

Meatloaf, gravy, baked potato, green beans, fruit cobbler, whole wheat rolls, milk

THURSDAY, Jan. 23

Beef and noodles, mashed potatoes, carrots, cranberry sauce, whole wheat rolls, milk.

FRIDAY, Jan. 24

Vegetable soup, crackers, fruit salad, yellow cake, whole wheat rolls, milk.

MONDAY, Jan. 27

Mexican casserole, peas, fruit cocktail, garlic toast, milk.

TUESDAY, Jan. 28

Ham and beans, tossed salad, fruit, crackers, cornbread, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29

Kansas Day: Lasagna, broccoli, fruit Jell-O, garlic toast, milk.

Peabody Senior Center

Gayla Ratzlaff with the Marion County Department on Aging will be at the center Jan. 30 to assist with the Low Income Energy Assistance Program.

If interested, call and make an appointment, and we will schedule it.

We?ve had an active January and hope others participated. Being active in the winter months is important, but sometimes not as easy to attain as in the summer months. Just getting out for lunch is doing something extra and keeps people more active. Consider putting the senior center on an agenda.

Sara Claassen with BlueStem Communities is presenting a program Friday, Jan. 24. She is a former missionary and also sang opera.

Make reservations early and come join us.

We are having a lot of people opting for the ?pick up? meals we offer.

For those who see a meal they would like to have, simply call and place an order for it the day or night before.

Let us know if pick up is preferred and which time works better ?10:45 a.m. or noon. We will have it boxed up and ready to go for anyone wanting a hot lunch.

This works well for those still in the workforce or those who have plans and would prefer eating at a different time.

This meal is offered to seniors at the regular donation price of $3.15 and to all others for $5. Either way it is a real bargain.

Come join us and help our numbers out as we have been slipping somewhat with these cold and windy conditions of winter.

The numbers are still posted each day on our sign-in sheet. It?s a way to see how we measure up against our goal.

They are not as high as they were in October and November, so we need to work on boosting them up again. Please try to help us attain our goal again.

We are located at 106 N. Walnut and our phone number is 620-983-2226 with an answering machine attached and available to take requests day or night.

Looking forward to spring.

?Ruth Lott, director

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22

Ham, baked potato, vegetable, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

THURSDAY, Jan. 23

Bierocks, mixed vegetables, fruit cocktail,milk.

FRIDAY, Jan. 24

Swiss steak, potatoes, vegetables, fruit, wheat roll, milk.

MONDAY, Jan. 27

Fish or chicken, macaroni and cheese, spinach, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

TUESDAY, Jan. 28

Turkey tetrazzini, peas, Mandarin oranges, wheat roll, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29

Chili, vegetable, cinnamon roll, fruit, milk.

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