Senior Scribbles (July 27, 2016)

hillsboro senior center

This week our Marion County Fair starts Wednesday, July 27, and runs through Saturday, July 30. We hope you can get out to the fair grounds to look around.

Tina Spencer, Marion County clerk, will be at the center July 28 to show seniors how the new voting system works electronically.

We need help with volunteers and Meals on Wheels drivers. We have some that are ready to retire and needing to get new ones to help. You will get your meal that day. If you want to you help, call 947-2304 for more information.

We also need volunteers to take our towels and aprons on a Friday to wash them and bring them back on Monday. We will give you a meal ticket for helping. Call for more information.

We also need more donations to help keep our center going. It takes about $300 a month to cover everything and without donations we could not make it. So please keep the donations coming. We need the center for meals and fellowship for our community.

We thank everyone for your support to our center. The meals are provided by North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging, so the suggested donation for the meals goes to Manhattan and also pays for the head cook and director’s paychecks.

If you pay over the amount for the meal, the center gets that, but it has not been a lot. That is why we need fundraisers, too. So we hope you understand why we need help with keeping our center going. We look forward to seeing you soon at the center.

We do have a fundraiser planned for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday Aug. 5. We will have sloppy joes, chips, ice cream and pie by donations. We will also have music by Bob Delk & The Boys. So come enjoy a great evening.

—Brenda Moss, director

WEDNESDAY, July 27

Pork roast, baked potato, sour cream, green beans, cake with fruit, roll, milk.

THURSDAY, July 28

Hamburger/bun, lettuce, tomato, onion, potato wedges, baked beans or marinated green beans, peaches, roll, milk.

FRIDAY, July 29

Salmon patty or pork chop, zucchini, stewed tomatoes, apple crisp, milk.

MONDAY, Aug. 1

Barbecue meatballs, lima beans carrots, pudding, roll, milk.

TUESDAY, Aug. 2

Herb baked chicken, baked sweet potato, green beans, strawberries and bananas, roll, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3

Spaghetti with meat sauce, peas and carrots, toss salad or marinated tomato salad, mixed fruit, milk.

Marion senior center

It’s too hot to cook! Jump in your air-conditioned car and come to the senior center for lunch. Good food, good conversation, no dishes to wash.

Irmagene Goodman brought treats for her birthday July 19. We hope there’s one birthday each week.

Harlow Warneke expanded his grilling skills on the 19th, cooking Polish sausage outside for us.

Senior Center Day was the 20th. Sue Clough conducted the business meeting. Max and Barbara Jackson gave the program, with Barbara telling about her life and how she came to be in Marion now. She ended by singing “Amazing Grace.” Her performing name is Barbara Baxter.

Come join us Aug. 3. There will be a program after lunch. This week’s menu is listed below and is also available on the community television channel.

For more information or to make a reservation, stop by 309 S. Third St., Marion, or call 620-382-2942.

— Janet Bryant, director

WEDNESDAY, July 27

Country-fried steak, cream gravy, mashed potatoes, lima beans, peaches, brownie, whole wheat bread, milk.

THURSDAY, July 28

Chef’s salad with diced ham, fruit muffin, summer fruit cup, crackers, milk.

FRIDAY, July 29

Oven-baked fish, macaroni & cheese, spinach salad, fresh fruit, cookie, whole wheat roll, milk.

MONDAY, Aug. 1

Beef and noodles, mashed potatoes, carrots, pickled beets, tropical fruit, roll, milk.

TUESDAY, Aug. 2

Ham loaf, sweet potatoes, spinach salad, stewed tomatoes, apple crisp, whole wheat bread, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3

Oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, broccoli, lettuce salad, fresh fruit, whole wheat bread, milk.

PEABODY senior center

Did someone say it was going to be hot? Got that right. But, whoever is complaining, wait a couple of months and we will all want some of this heat.

During hot weather, experts warn to try to stay cool, drink liquids, and stay inside during the heat of the day.

These are heat exhaustion days and if people aren’t careful, heat strokes can occur.

For those who don’t have air conditioning, go to If you don’t have air conditioning, go to your local library, senior center, store, or restaurant and cool off for a bit.

Dinner with physician Randall Whitely was well attended. His program is very informative and then we have a question and answer session. We also had our business meeting after his program.

Tina Spencer and Sharon Dover gave a program on July 20 on how the iPad works and will be used in registration and voting. All we need to do is give our name, show proper ID, and if all is correct, we sign our John Henry, get a slip of paper, take it to a table, pick up our voting form and go vote. Easy as baking a pie. We can handle that, right?

We are in the process of setting up our six-week Tai Chi program. Starting Aug. 2, each Tuesday in August and the first week of September, Gayla Ratzlaff, coordinator for Marion County Department of Aging, will lead the sessions, which start at 10 a.m.

Let’s show her that we can do this. Tai Chi can help us with our balance, and I’m sure many other things that go along with that. Come and be a part of this program. All are welcome, and there’s no charge. Remember, she is giving of her time and this program for all of you who wish to participate.

Peabody is starting a new program this summer that will involve youth and community service, job or volunteer opportunities. The objective is to structure a mentoring program that will develop a connection between the youth of our community and those organizations, businesses and individuals that could benefit from the service of the youth to accomplish their projects.You may call Toni Chapman @ 316-619-5978 or peabodyatwork@gmail.com for more information.

Our August menu is ready to be picked up at the Peabody Senior Center. It will have our meals and activities that are scheduled in advance. Come early, get cool, visit and have some tea, water or coffee before lunch.

The suggested price for meals is $3.50 for people 60 and older, and $5.25 for those 59 and younger. Meals are available by home delivery, pickup or dine-in. Please call for a reservation. Frozen meals are also available.

For more information or to make a lunch reservation, call 620-983-2226 or stop by 106 N. Walnut St.

We hope to see you here.

— Lou Ann Bowlin,

site manager

WEDNESDAY, July 27

Roast pork with gravy, sweet potato, vegetable, applesauce cake, wheat bread, milk.

THURSDAY, July 28

Chicken tetrazzini, tossed salad with dressing, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

FRIDAY, July 29

Mexican casserole, corn, fruit, milk.

MONDAY, Aug. 1

Goulash, salad, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

TUESDAY, Aug. 2

Mexican casserole, corn, fruit, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3

Roast pork with gravy, sweet potato, vegetable, applesauce cake, wheat bread, milk.

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