Senior Scribbles (January 24, 2018)

HILLSBORO senior center

Show and Tell is Friday, Jan. 26, and we encourage people to bring something to share with the group. The center’s birthday lunch is Monday, Jan. 29. We will also celebrate Kan­sas Day, which is also on Monday.

February menus will be available soon, so please stop by and pick one up.

We continue to need volunteers, and anyone interested should contact us.

Another way people can volunteer is by presenting a program, which could include vacation highlights or sharing a hobby.

Pool players are sought from 2-4 p.m. We have free coffee and snacks during that time. It’s a fun and enjoyable activity. Two pool tables are available.

The center is considering a day trip in March, and anybody with ideas is encouraged to let us know what they.

Ticket continue to be available with a chance of winning a motorcycle. Please stop by and get your tickets today.

Anyone at any age can have lunch at the center and the center is also a great place for a lunch meeting. All we need to know is when and how many will be coming. For those who can’t stay for lunch at the center, meals are ready at 11 a.m. or we can deliver meals. Let us know.

The suggested donation price for people 60 and older is $3.50, and for people under 59 and younger is $5.25, which is a great price for a home-cooked meal.

We look forward to seeing new people at the center, and for those already attending meals and activities, thank you very much.

For more information or to find out about you can volunteer, call 620-947-2304 or stop by 212 N. Main St., Hillsboro.

—Brenda Moss,

site manager


Chicken enchiladas, pinto bean casserole, tossed salad, fruit, cornbread muffins, milk.


Roast turkey, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, mixed vegetables, cranberr apples, roll, milk.

FRIDAY, Jan. 26

Chicken noodle soup, tossed salad cinnamon roll, fruit salad, milk.


Herbed baked chicken, baked potato, peas, strawberries & peaches, bread pudding, roll, milk.

TUESDAY, Jan. 30

Cheddar chicken spaghetti, Brussels sprouts, salad, tropical fruit, garlic bread, milk.


Beef stroganoff over noodles, green beans, pears, Jell-O cake, roll, milk.

Marion senior center

Besides being closed for Martin Luther King Jr. birthday, we were closed two days because of school closings. We will make these days up some Saturdays in the summer.

Norma Kline brought treats for her birthday Jan. 12.

We enjoyed the music of Bob and the Boys on Jan. 18. This group includes Bob Delk, Eugene Just, Rod Just and Steve Hanneman.

Join us Jan. 31 for a program after lunch.

Meals are $3.50 for age 60-plus and $5.25 for age 59 and under.

For more information or to make meal reservations, call 620-382-2942 or stop by the center at 309 S. Third St., Marion.

— Janet Bryant, director


Chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, Jell-O w/fruit, tossed salad, whole wheat roll, milk.


Oven-fried chicken, baked beans, corn, tossed salad, mixed fruit, cookie, whole wheat roll, milk.

FRIDAY, Jan. 26

Baked fish, broccoli cauliflower salad, tater tots, cinnamon apples, carrot cake, whole wheat roll, milk.

MONDAY, Jan. 29

Chili, crackers, coleslaw, peaches, cake, milk.

TUESDAY, Jan. 30

Pulled pork, bun, baked beans, potato salad, Mandarin oranges, ap­ple cobbler, milk.


Meatloaf, baked potatoes, mixed veg­­etables, tossed salad, chocolate cake, whole wheat roll, milk.


Last week was quite an interesting one with Monday celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Tuesday being a snowy day.

We also want to remind everyone that whenever schools close, the senior centers (Meals on Wheels) close, too.

After those two days we sort of got back to normal on Wednesday, but Thursday was a sad day. Indian Guide here in Peabody had a fire early in the morning, and residents from the apartments came to the center as a place to gather.

Peabody Health and Rehab came to the center immediately after the residents arrived with cinnamon rolls, pop and anything they could think of that was needed.

Families came and showed everyone their support. The residents are now back in their apartments and appreciate everything that was done for them. What a wonderful community we live in.

We had a free blood pressure reading given by a nurse from Peabody Health and Rehab, and the plan is for them to come to the center once a month to do checks. Anybody participating will receive a card to help track blood pressure.

Gayla Ratzlaff, coordinator at Marion County De­part­ment on Aging, is here from 8:30 a.m. until noon Jan. 25 to work on LIEAP (energy assistance), Home­stead (exemption that reduces property taxes for low- to middle-income taxpayers) and taxes. Please call for an ap­point­ment time. On Jan. 31 we create Valentines for Westview Manor, PHR and to homes that Meals on Wheels delivers to.

Meals are $3.50 for age 60-plus and $5.25 for age 59 and under. For more information or to make a reservation, call 620-983-2226.

— Lou Ann Bowlin,

site manager


Hot beef sandwich, vegetable, fruit, milk.


Cream of potato soup, hamburger, bun, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, fruit, milk.

FRIDAY, Jan. 26

Spaghetti w/meat sauce, tossed salad w/dressing. garlic bread, fruit, milk.

MONDAY, Jan. 29

Chicken noodle casserole, biscuits, carrots, fruit, milk.

TUESDAY, Jan. 30

Taco burger, chips, corn, fruit, milk.


Goulash, green beans, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

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