Senior Scribbles (January 31, 2018)

HILLSBORO senior center

As we say goodbye to January, we say hello to February. We hope we have a great month of love and happiness and health for everyone. We look forward to seeing you in February at the Center. If you need a Valentine’s gift, we sell meal tickets that makes a great gift for a loved one.

We need volunteers. You get a meal the day you help, so please stop by or call to let us know if you can help volunteer.

We will have physician Alisa Schmidt here on Thursday, Feb. 1, and on Friday Feb. 2 is Groundhog Day. We hope spring will come soon.

We will have a make-up meal on Feb. 3 from the day we had to close for the cold weather. We will serve a breakfast from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. with ham and cheese oflete fresh, french toast, a fruit cup and milk and juice. You can use your meal tickets this day or it is the regular suggested donation of 60 and over $3.50 or anyone under 60 would be $5.25. Please reserve by Friday, Feb. 2, if you are planning on eating so our cook can have a count. Thank you.

We also want to remind everyone if our school is closed during the winter month, we will be closed, too, and there will be no meals that day.

We have foot care on Tuesday, Feb. 6. Call for a appointment.

We will have chair massages on Tuesday Feb. 13. Call for more information. We will have a Valentines dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 14 and music by Bob Delk & the Boys. Call soon as it is filling up fast.

We hope you will join us soon at the Center. We also would like more people to come play pool from 2-4 p.m. Anyone can come join them, but we ask that you be age 16 or older for pool players.

We want to welcome all our new board members and thank you for your help and support and time to our center.

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, director


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


Chicken & rice casserole, carrots, salad, fruit, brownie, wheat bread.

FRIDAY, Feb. 2

Smothered pork loin, sweet potato casserole, cabbage with parsley, fruit, pudding, roll.

MONDAY, Feb. 5

Turkey tetrazzini, green peas or carrot raisin salad, fruit, garlic bread.


Chicken fajita casserole, pinto beans, Spanish rice, tomato wedges, fruit, angel food cake.


Shaker bean soup, cole slaw, cottage cheese, peaches, pudding, cornbread.

Marion senior center

Our head cook, Lucille Bitner, had the misfortune of getting hurt in the kitchen, so we have had Barb Bitner and CJ Vander­zander cooking for a week. We’re lucky to have competent back-up cooks.

We welcomed the Aulne United Methodist birthday bunch Jan. 23. They were celebrating Betty Just, Jim Hett and Evelyn Hett.

Physician Randal Whitely brought a medical student, Monica Khurana, to speak to us. She talked about stress and led us in breathing exercises.

Barb Harden, one of our dining room volunteers, brought in a jigsaw puzzle for everyone to work on.

Friday, Feb. 2, is Wear Red Day to remind us of heart disease as it affects women. Some of us have pins shaped as red dresses we can wear.

Join us Feb. 7 when our program will be given by Dr. Heather Fay, chiropractic physician.

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 at 309 S. Third St., Marion.

— Janet Bryant, director


Meat loaf, baked potatoes, mixed veg­­etables, tossed salad, chocolate cake, whole wheat roll.


Roast turkey, mashed potatoes/gravy, green beans, apples/cherries, pumpkin crunch, whole wheat roll.

FRIDAY, Feb. 2

Beef/noodles, mashed potatoes & gravy, beets, three-bean salad, bread pudding, whole wheat roll.

MONDAY, Feb. 5

Pork roast, sweet potatoes, mixed veggies, seasonal fruit, cookies, whole wheat roll.

TUESDAY, Jan. 30

Chicken rice casserole, broccoli, kidney bean salad, cinnamon apples, blueberry muffins.


Meat balls, roasted red potatoes, green beans/onion, cherry crisp, whole wheat roll.


Gayla Ratzlaff was at our center Jan. 25 to work with several people on LIEAP (energy assistance), Home­stead (exemption that reduces property taxes for low- to middle-income taxpayers) and taxes. For those who couldn’t come, Gayla will be here Feb. 8. Our seniors appreciate her time to come here and help fill out the forms.

We will create valentines Jan. 31 for Westview Manor, Pea­body Health and Rehab, and the homes to which we deliver meals. If you have some extra time and/or ideas for valentines bring them with you. Have lunch with us and stay awhile, it will be fun.

Ground Hog Brunch, 9:30 a.m. Feb. 2, will serve scrambled eggs, sausage biscuit, cinnamon rolls or blueberry muffins. On Feb. 13, Grief Share Group meets with pastor Rick Schrag. On Feb. 14, we will start Lenten Devotions presented by local pastors every Wed­nesday right after lunch. We look forward to seeing you.

Birthday Dinner will be on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, with Sonja Koslowsky at the piano, and Rachel Gfeller giving all those wonderful chair massages.

We need volunteers, so if you have an hour or two, you will be welcomed. One day a week—kitchen duties or being a driver—plus, lunch will be provided.

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


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


Mexican casserole, fruit, milk.

FRIDAY, Feb. 2

Scrambled eggs, sausage gravy with biscuit, cinnamon roll or blueberry muffin, milk.

MONDAY, Feb. 5

Sloppy Joes, chips, fruit, milk.


Beef & noodles, mixed vegetables, fruit, wheat bread, milk.


Meat loaf, potatoes, green beans, wheat bread, milk.

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