Senior Scribbles (Jan. 4, 2012)

hillsboro senior center

From all of us at the senior center, we hope everyone has a happy 2012. The weather was certainly nice for the holiday, too.

As we head into the new year, we will have Garvie Schmidt with the Mennonite Brethren Foundation here at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 4.

Foot care will be provided Jan. 10. Anyone interested is asked to call for an appointment.

Other events include Bingo at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 11 and ?Show and Tell? Jan. 13.

The center will be closed Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but for those who would like a frozen meal, please let us know ahead of time.

We are always in need of volunteers between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to help with setting the tables and cleaning up after lunch. Anyone who volunteers will also get a free meal the day they work.

We are also looking for anybody who might want to present a slide show of their recent trips. A lot of people have said how much they enjoy these types of programs.

I would also like to thank our volunteers, the staff and senior center board members for their hard work in 2011, and know we are all looking forward to a great 2012.

Meals are $2.75 for those 60 and older and $4.50 for ages 59 and younger.

For more information on volunteering, appointments or other center activities, call 620-947-2304 before 9 a.m. the day of the meal. We are located at 212 N. Main St.

? Brenda Moss, director

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4

Cook?s choice, noodles Romanoff, green beans, bread, fruit salad, milk.

THURSDAY, Jan. 5

Meatloaf, baked beans, coleslaw, bread, ambrosia (chilled fruit), milk.

FRIDAY, Jan. 6

Vegetable soup, ham salad sandwich, Jell-O with fruit, cookie, milk.

MONDAY, Jan.9

Chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, bread, fruit dessert, milk.

TUESDAY, Jan. 10

Stupid fried chicken, potato wedges, green beans, bread, peaches, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11

Pork roast, scalloped potatoes, carrot salad, bread, mixed fruit, milk.

AGAPE senior center

Anyone planning to have lunch at the center is asked to call before noon the day before they wish to attend at 620-376-2275.

As always, we are in need of volunteers at the center. For those who can help, please call me at 620-367-2275 or stop by at 520 E. Main in Goessel.

?Jenny Girard, manager

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4

Cook?s choice, noodles Romanoff, green beans, bread, fruit salad, milk.

THURSDAY, Jan. 5

Meatloaf, baked beans, coleslaw, bread, ambrosia (chilled fruit), milk.

FRIDAY, Jan. 6

Vegetable soup, ham salad sandwich, Jell-O with fruit, cookie, milk.

MONDAY, Jan.9

Chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, bread, fruit dessert, milk.

TUESDAY, Jan. 10

Stupid fried chicken, potato wedges, green beans, bread, peaches, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11

Pork roast, scalloped potatoes, carrot salad, bread, mixed fruit, milk.

Marion senior center

We wish everyone a great year in 2012. May each of Marion County?s senior centers prosper and not need to fret about enough volunteers or enough money.

The efficient newsletter crew were at it again Dec. 19. They include Sue Clough, Norma Woerz, Jane Makovec, Mary Ann Timm, Elsie Reiswig, Al Ash, Shirley Moore, Fred Puttroff and Harvey Wells.

Call the Marion County Department on Aging office at 620-382-3580 to get on the mailing list. We had birthday treats Dec. 23 for Keith Holtsclaw and Dec. 28 for Joyce Jackson.

Some impromptu fun was Dec. 23 when Barb Bitner, our substitute cook, wore reindeer antlers. She put lipstick on her nose, Shirley Bowers played Rudolph and we had a line of people dancing. I was assigned to be at the end and had to hang on for dear life.

Elvis will be here at 7 p.m. Jan. 6, not Jan. 9 as originally scheduled.

Thelma Blosser showed the DVD about Florence Dec. 28.

Come join us Jan. 11 when Robert Carlton will present the concept of ?Five Wishes.?

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

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4

Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, whole wheat rolls, Emerald pears, milk.

THURSDAY, Jan. 5

Meatloaf, baked potato, beets, whole wheat rolls, ambrosia, milk.

FRIDAY, Jan. 6

ELVIS Program at 7 p.m: Salmon patty, noodles Romanoff, green beans, whole wheat rolls, Mandarin oranges, milk.

MONDAY, Jan.9

Chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, whole wheat rolls, easy fruit dessert, milk.

TUESDAY, Jan. 10

Pizza, Italian blend, garlic bread, five-cup salad, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11

Baked chicken, potato wedges, green beans, whole wheat rolls, peaches, milk.

Peabody senior center

Well, we’ve survived the holidays and now is the time for the self-reflection and those so well intended New Year’s Resolutions. Will it be to lose a few of the extra pounds we perhaps acquired over the holidays, or just eating healthier, or staying more attentive to an exercise regime? Here’s one, how about volunteering at your local Senior Center a few hours a week (or month)? They say that’s good for your heart, your mind and your soul, and certainly it is appreciated by those you are helping!

January is already starting out with some events that we hope you will enjoy. Our birthday dinner will be on Tuesday, Jan. 10. It will be Kim’s always great oven-fried chicken that everyone enjoys along with all the usual, and birthday cake for dessert.

Call in early to make your reservations so there will be plenty of food to enjoy. If your plans are such that you can, we would like to know by Friday if you plan on eating. But you can still call by Monday if need be.

We will have Bingo on Thursday, Jan. 12. Our group is growing some, but there is always room for more when it comes to having fun. Grab a couple of candy bars or other treats and come on down. We will play Bingo after lunch.

Thank you, everyone, for a very successful 2011 at the Peabody Senior Center. We have had a year filled with good nutritious meals, lots of fun activities, fellowship and the opportunity to help each other, ourselves and our community. Social networking is so important these days, and we would invite you to belong to our “network” if you don’t already. We sold out on peppernuts, so you will have to wait for next year for those. But in October we will once again fire up the ovens and start the annual ritual.

Remember to call in your reservations to the Senior Center the day before you plan to eat. The number is 620-983-2226, and if you call after hours the recorder will pick up for your reservation.

Meals are served at 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday at the suggested donation of $2.75 for those 60 and above and $4.50 for 59 and below. Watch for the school closing during snowy weather to find out if the Center will be closed. We follow their lead on closings.

For more information, call 620-983-2226 or come by 106 N. Walnut.

? Ruth Lott, site manager

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4

Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, bread, emerald pears, milk.

THURSDAY, Jan. 5

Potato soup, crackers, ham salad sandwich, Jell-O with fruit, cookie, milk.

FRIDAY, Jan. 6

Meatloaf, baked potato, beets, bread, ambrosia (chilled fruit), milk.

MONDAY, Jan.9

Chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, bread, easy fruit dessert, milk.

TUESDAY, Jan. 10

Birthday dinner: Baked chicken, potatoes, gravy, green beans, wheat roll, peaches, cake, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11

Goulash, winter blend, bread, apricots, milk.

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