Senior Scribbles (July 24, 2013)


Hillsboro Senior Center

Activities this week include Bingo on Wednesday, July 24, after lunch. Another event is “Show and Tell Anything” Friday, July 26.

The monthly birthday dinner is July 29 and includes a sloppy joe dinner.

We are having a sloppy joe dinner and ice cream social Aug. 23. Entertainment is being provided by the Cottonwood Valley Band. The time will be announced soon.

Remember anyone at any age can join us for a meal. The suggested donation cost is $3.15 for those age 60 and older, and $5 for people under age 59. These are great prices for a great meal deal. During these hot summer days, it’s a relief from the heat. We hope you will join us.

If someone would like to be a volunteer, please call or stop by.

For more information on volunteering or to make a reservation, come by 212 N. Main St. on or before 9 a.m. the day of the meal or call 620-947-2304.

— Brenda Moss, director

WEDNESDAY, July 24

Hamburger (with bun, lettuce, tomato and onion), potato wedges, fiesta corn salad, melon, milk.

THURSDAY, July 25

Ham steak, orange juice, biscuit, sausage gravy, fruit crisp, milk.

FRIDAY, July 26

Chicken and dumplings, green beans, sliced tomatoes, Jell-O with topping, bread, milk.

MONDAY, July 29

Open-faced turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes, succotash, cake with fruit topping, milk.

TUESDAY, July 30

Spaghetti with meat sauce (alternate: marinated tomato salad and dressing), peach cobbler, bread, milk.

WEDNESDAY, July 31

Oven-fried chicken, scalloped potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower, strawberry fluff pie, bread, milk.

 

Marion Senior Center

We’ve been having lazy summer days at the senior center doing the usual activities like quilting, playing hand and foot cards and shooting pool.

Senior Center Day was July 17 and there was a good crowd to hear Bennie Holtsclaw sing. He’s a crowd pleaser.

Come join us July 31 when Merrrill Branson will play the piano for us.

One more reminder about National Day of the Cowboy on July 26 and our cookout meal at noon July 27.

Grilled hamburgers and hot dogs will be served. This is a regular paid meal at $3.15 for registered diners or $5 for under 60 people or those not registered.

For 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

 

WEDNESDAY, July 24

Hilltop Here; Meat loaf, gravy, baked potato, strawberry shortcake, whole wheat rolls, milk.

THURSDAY, July 25

Sauerkraut and wieners, mashed potatoes, fruit, garlic toast, milk, whole wheat bread.

FRIDAY, July 26

Fish sandwiches, potato salad, fruit, milk.

MONDAY, July 29

Spaghetti with meat sauce, tossed salad, garlic toast, fruit, milk.

TUESDAY, July 30

Chef salad, summer fruit, cookie, bread sticks, milk.

WEDNESDAY, July 31

Smothered pork chops, rice, lima beans, fruit, whole wheat rolls, milk.

 

Peabody Senior Center

Imagine rain every few days in Kansas, and in July. Is it a dream? No. It’s a reality.

Thank God for the bountiful rain without the severe storms or tornados that are so often experienced. I’ve been caught out several times lately without my umbrella and been drenched to the bone, but I’m not complaining.

When driving, the countryside is absolutely beautiful and it shows what Kansas is really all about—farming country.

We are about to finish up another month as July is almost history, but we still have a few events we would like everyone to mark on their calendar.

Kevin Paul Allen, ophthalmologist, with Allen Eye Associates at the Newton Medical Center, will be here Wednesday, July 24.

For those interested, they might want to come to his program even if they don’t want lunch because it promises to be informative.

We all need to stay on top of our eye care as we start aging because many things are affected by our sight and most can be corrected if found in time. Please try to join us, he will speak immediately after lunch.

We will have an annual assessment by Manhattan Thursday, July 25, and it is always nice to have a large number of attendees as they observe everything about our center.

We always work very hard for this inspection. It’s like having “special company” on Sunday.

August is right around the corner and we have a number of special events scheduled. Please watch the schedule.

Everyone is invited to stop by 106 N. Walnut and pick up a menu or call us at 620-983-2226 for information.

Our midday meals are served at 11:45 a.m. and cost $3.15 for those 60 and older. People under age 60 pay $5, which is also reasonable.

In addition to meals in the dining room and friendship meal delivery, we also have a number of people who prefer to call in and pick up their meal at either 11 a.m. or noon. This is convenient for a lot of people who are still working, but want a delicious meal.

— Ruth Lott, site manager

 

WEDNESDAY, July 24

Pork chop, lima beans/broccoli, whole wheat bread, frosted cake, milk.

THURSDAY, July 25

Hamburger on bun, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, baked beans, potato salad, melon mix, milk.

FRIDAY, July 26

Chicken casserole, vegetable, fruit, whole wheat bread, milk. MONDAY, July 29

Beef and macaroni, vegetable, fruited gelatin, whole wheat bread, milk.

TUESDAY, July 30

Roast turkey, potatoes and gravy, peas, fruit, whole wheat bread, milk.

WEDNESDAY, July 31

Country-fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, sliced peaches, whole wheat bread, milk.


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