Senior Scribbles (Jan. 26, 2011)

hillsboro senior center

We are getting down to the end of January, but we still have a few more programs planned this month.

After lunch Jan. 26 we will be having Bingo and Jan. 28 we will hear from Jim Hoy of Emporia. He will be talking about Kansas folklore to help us celebrate Kansas Day.

We want to thank the Kansas Humanities Council for helping us with our speaker.

Our monthly birthday dinner is noon Jan. 31, which is an opportunity to recognize all those people whose birthdays are in January.

We are having a special Valentine Day dinner Feb. 14 with a special dessert bar and at 12:30 music will be provided by Jona Balter.

Another big fundraiser, like the one in December, is planned at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Milk and Honey Bed and Breakfast. This is the $100 a plate dinner. Special music by Bob Delk and The Boys will provide entertainment.

The senior center wants to thank everyone for thier support and remember that if the schools are closed for snow or inclement weather, so is the center.

Thanks to our Meals on Wheels drivers for getting meals out on these cold, slick days, the many volunteers for helping, our dishwashers, assistant cooks and head cook.

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

? Brenda Moss, director



Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, beets, wheat bread, baked apple, milk.


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

FRIDAY, Jan. 28

Pasta beef and tomato casserole, spinach, wheat bread, citrus slices, milk.

MONDAY Jan. 31

Salisbury steak, baked potatoes, peas, wheat bread, milk.


Roast beef, boiled potatoes, braised cabbage and carrots, wheat bread, apricots, milk.


Cream of potato soup, beirock, V8 juice, crackers, fruit cocktail, milk.


GOESSEL senior cente

Our AGAPE center annual meeting was Jan. 19 and we want to welcome Norman Schmidt and Bob Unruh to the senior center board.

We want to thank Wilbert Schmidt for the many hours he has contributed in the maintenance area during his term of service on our board of directors.

Some of the other highlights included a ?thank you? to all of the volunteers. In 2010 volunteers contributed 1,428 hours of their time. We could not operate without them.

In 2010, the center served 4,907 meals. This is 1,271 more than were served in 2009. The Wednesday programs, pool tournaments, and use of the center by groups such as the “Tabor Lunch Bunch” which comes monthly, help keep us alive as a center for ?friendship meals.?

We would like to encourage any church, civic group or club to consider using the AGAPE center as a meeting place.

We’ll serve you lunch at a separate table at your request. This is a good place for community meetings.

With the recent wintry weather and school closings we have had, some are wondering if the center is closed when school is. If bad weather is forecasted, customers may take an extra meal home from the center with them for the next day.

If USD 411 is closed, we will not serve a meal at the center.

However, meal delivery may be available. Staff will attempt to contact those who have ordered a meal for that day and inform them of the meal plan for that day.

We have a variety of helpful services and programs coming up.

Those include progressive health at 9:30 a.m. Feb 7 for footcare, blood pressure, and blood sugar checks

Gayla Ratzlaff, from the Marion County Department on Aging will be at our facility to assist with the Homestead Act and Food Sales Tax Feb. 25.

To make an appointment with Ratzlaff, call 620-382-3580. For personal income tax help, call Virginia Downing at the same number.

The following Wednesday programs start at 12:30 p.m. and include Donna Becker on ?Humor? Jan. 26; Karen Dalke, Goessel City maintenance director Feb. 2; Valentine Surprise, Feb. 9; Bingo on Feb. 16 and Eric Reed, Goessel police chief, Feb. 23.

“Sweet Assurance,” a women?s singing group from McPherson will be the entertainment for the monthly potluck at 6 p.m. Feb. 18.

We are thankful for everyone who helps to make the AGAPE center a special place.

We welcome all phone calls for meal reservations including deliveries or carry-out. Call 620-367-2275. Site-managers are available from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and messages can be left anytime.

For meal registration, call before 9 a.m.

? Denise Woelk and the staff

AGAPE Senior Center, Goessel



Birthday dinner: Ham, baked potatoes, green beans, roll, easy fruit dessert, milk..


Sweet and sour chicken, rice, winter mix, roll, pears, milk.

FRIDAY, Jan. 28

Chili with beans, cornbread, pineapple, crackers, milk.

MONDAY Jan. 31

Potato soup, Runza, juice, crackers, fruit cocktail, milk.


Chicken and vegetable casserole, biscuit, tossed salad, strawberries and bananas, milk.


Salisbury steak, baked potato, peas, roll, pears, milk.


Marion senior center

It?s a winter wonderland outside and warm and cozy at the senior center.

Let?s all take a solemn vow to not ever complain when it?s hot in the summer.

Theresa Graham, our head cook, brought treats to celebrate her birthday Jan. 14 and Luella Popp provided ice cream cups for her Jan. 19 birthday.

There?s a new mystery puzzle being worked on and we just started reading the story containing the clues. It?s called, ?The Glenmore Haunting.?

KAKE television, channel 10, Larry Hatteberg was here as he filmed a segment of ?Hatteberg?s People.? He was interviewing Lenora Graham from Florence, who is 90 and picks up meals in Marion once a week to deliver to designated people in Florence.

Senior Center Day was Jan. 19. Janet Herzet, St. Luke Hospital coordinator of Aging Services, spoke.

Our program Feb. 1 will be given by Garland Shuff, Progressive Home Health and Hospice. Special treats will be provided.

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



Meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, creamed peas, baked apple, whole wheat rolls.


Goulash, spinach salad, cake, bread sticks.

FRIDAY, Jan. 28

Ham loaf, sweet potato casserole, green beans, fruit, whole wheat roll.

MONDAY Jan. 31

Chicken enchiladas with lettuce and tomato, cookies, ice cream.


Peabody senior center

The February menu calendars are ready and can be picked up at the center.

Kansas Day will be observed Friday, Jan. 28 and on that same day, Janet Blue from Marion Assisted Living will present information on the differences between Medicare and Medicaid, as well as the different levels of assistance available through these programs.

We invite anyone to come and eat a nutritious mid-day meal at the center.

Call 620 983-2226 or stop in at 106 Walnut Street. Meal reservations must be made by the previous evening.

For more information, call weekdays between 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

? Linda Wetta, correspondent



Ham, baked potato, green beans, wheat bread, fruit dessert.


Chicken and noodles, coleslaw, wheat bread, pineapple ambrosia.

FRIDAY, Jan. 28

Chili with beans, vegetables, cinnamon roll, pineapple.

MONDAY Jan. 31

Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, beets, wheat bread, baked apple.


Liver and onions (alt. choice–turkey), potato wedges, corn, wheat bread, jello with fruit.


Salisbury steak, baked potato, peas, wheat bread, pears.

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