Senior Scribbles (Jan. 30, 2013)

hillsboro senior center

Our new menus are out for February so stop by and pick one up and come enjoy a meal with us.

Bingo is Wednesday after lunch. The next event is Tuesday, Feb. 5, with Jack Hobbs from Schowalter Villa sharing his antique tractors.

We hope people can come and enjoy lunch and the program.

Come and enjoy cards and dominoes Wednesday, Feb. 6, after the noon meal and Feb. 8 everyone is encouraged to bring their Show ?n Tell Valentine Day memories to share.

Gayla Ratzlaff, coordinator of Marion County Department on Aging, will be here Wednesday, Feb. 6, to help individuals file their Homestead and Food Sales return. To make an appointment, call the center.

Our Valentine meal is at noon Feb. 14. Reservations are due by Feb. 8.

Just a reminder that meals are now $3.15 for those age 60 and over and $5 for anyone 59 and under. It?s still a great deal.

The deadline to make reservations for lunch is 9 a.m. the day of the meal. We are located at 212 N. Main St.

For more information about volunteering, appointments or other center activities, call 620-947-2304.

? Brenda Moss, director



Roast pork, dressing, gravy, Brussel sprouts, fruit salad, cornbread, milk.


Oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots, mixed fruit cup, bread, milk.

FRIDAY, Feb. 1

Fish sandwich, (alternate hamburger), lettuce, tomato, onion, french fries, peas, pears, bread, milk.

MONDAY, Feb. 4

Beefy pepper bake, Harvard beets, banana pudding, bread, milk.


Chicken and noodles, candied carrots, fruit salad, sugar cookies, bread, milk.


Pork tips in gravy, garlic mashed potatoes, corn, pumpkin custard, bread, milk.

Marion senior center

We had a very special birthday Jan. 18 when John Popp brought his mom, Luella, in for her 90th birthday. They brought treats and had a good time visiting.

We celebrated Darrell and Beulah Weigart?s 64th wedding anniversary Jan. 23.

The center received a very good score from the Area Agency on Aging concerning our 2012 site assessment.

Jackie Volbrecht spoke Jan. 23 about Circles of Hope, which is a way for people to work together in eliminating poverty in Marion County.

Feb. 1 is National Wear Red Day to focus on heart disease in women. To receive a free red dress pin to wear, go to:

Come join us Feb. 6. The program will be given by Jim Crofoot, representing Western Associates.

For more 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



Oven-fried chicken, steamed red potatoes, spinach, fruit cobbler, whole wheat roll, milk.


Pork tips in gravy, steamed rice, mixed greens, mixed fruit cup, whole wheat rolls, milk.


Menus not available for Feb. 1 – Feb. 6


Peabody senior center

We were excited to have 10 stay for Bingo Thursday and everyone enjoyed playing again.

Gayla Ratzlaff, coordinator of the Marion County Department on Aging, will be at the Peabody Senior Center Jan. 30 and Feb. 8 to assist with those needing help on filing their Homestead and Food Sales tax and Low Income Energy Assistance Program tax or LIEAP.

For those wanting to receive help, call the center to schedule an appointment. Income tax filing assistance is also available at the Marion County Department on Aging office, 309 S. Third St.

Those who would like help are asked to make an appointment by calling 620-382-3580.

Commodities are still available for anyone who failed to pick them up. Those qualifying can stop by the center to pick up commodities between 9 a.m. and noon, Monday through Friday, at 106 Walnut St.

Everyone is invited to learn more about Harden Hospice, formerly known as Hospice of Kansas, Tuesday, Feb. 5.

Leslie Sweasy will present the program. She will talk about future hospice care.

Please plan to join us and learn more on this subject.

The center is hosting Lenten Services starting on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13. All the local pastors will be participating, along with other spiritual leaders in the community. We encourage people to join us for these devotions each Wednesday.

This month?s birthday celebration is Feb. 12 and everyone should make their reservation early. The program will feature Randolph Whitely, a medical doctor, with Heritage Medical Associates P.A. in Peabody. He will speak about Parkinson?s disease, which is more prevalent in the older generations, but can be found in younger persons, too.

We are happy to see new people and share conversation, friendship and balanced meals.

For those who haven?t been at the center recently, come by and see what?s going on.

Lunch reservations are necessary so that Kim Nellans, our cook, will have plenty of food.

Messages can be left on the center?s answering machine after hours.

Meals are $3.15 for those age 60 and older and $5 for people 59 and under.

February menus are now available.

For more information, to make a lunch reservation or contact Ratzlaff for an appointment, the center?s telephone number is: 620-983-2226.

We look forward to seeing you at 106 S. Walnut St.

? Ruth Lott, site manager



Chicken & rice casserole, broccoli, baked apples, whole wheat bread, milk.


Barbecue pork on bun, pinto beans, carrot & raisin salad, pineapple and bananas, skim milk.

FRIDAY, Feb. 1

Chicken & noodles, candied carrots, fruit, sugar cookie, wheat roll, milk.

MONDAY, Feb. 4

Pork tips in gravy, steamed rice, green beans, mixed fruit cup, wheat roll, milk.


Hamburger on bun, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, potato wedges, marinated slaw, milk.


Chicken & rice casserole, broccoli, baked apples, wheat roll, milk.










































































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