Senior Scribbles (June 21, 2017)

hillsboro senior center

Hope all the dads had a great Father’s Day.

We will have Haris Zafar here at 11 a.m. June 21, and from 12:30-3 p.m. Marion Home Health will be doing foot care at the center.

Show & Tell is June 23. Anyone who plans to participate is asked to bring anything to share.

Our monthly birthday dinner is June 26, and volunteers are needed to help from 11a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Those who help will get their meal free the day they volunteer.

Substitute Meals on Wheels drivers are needed, too. The hours are from 10:30 a.m. until after 11:30 a.m. We do train drivers.

If someone can help, please let us know. In addition, if anyone has a program idea or a program they would like to present, please let us know that, too.

Meals are also free for anyone who does give a program. Thanks to everyone for their support of our senior center

For more information, call 620-947-2304, or stop by 212 N. Main St., Hillsboro.

— Brenda Moss, director


Fresh ham, scalloped potatoes, spinach or carrots, jello salad, roll, milk.


Liver and onions or beef patty with onions, mashed potatoes with gravy, lima beans, mixed fruit, roll, milk.

FRIDAY, June 23

Hamburger, fixings, potato wedges, peas, tropical fruit, milk.

MONDAY, June 26

Beef tips with gravy, buttered noodles, vegetable blend, strawberries and bananas, roll, milk.

TUESDAY, June 27

Chicken ritz, carrots, tossed salad, fresh fruit, brownie, roll, milk.


Pork cutlet, mashed potatoes, gravy, three bean salad, apple cobbler, roll, milk.

Marion senior center

Come in to eat lunch with us where it’s air conditioned, and we have daily piano playing by Keith Allison or Shirley Bowers.

We’re also a thrifty place to eat.

We had the AARP driving course two afternoons this week. Richard and Marilyn Riemer were the instructors.

The Veterans Services representative was here June 13, and she helped a number of clients. The next visit is Aug. 8.

We were given heads of lettuce grown in the community garden and shared with us by the local food bank.

Flag Day was June 14, and we celebrated by giving the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag and answering trivia.

A patriotic banner was also hung with small flags in the vases on tables.

Come join us June 28 when the program will be given by Joe Hirsch of Sunflower State Tours. He and the new tour groups were featured recently.

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

— Janet Bryant, director


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


Chef salad with ham, crackers, blueberry muffin, summer fruit cup, milk.

FRIDAY, June 23

Goulash, carrots, tossed salad, apple crisp, garlic bread, milk.

MONDAY, June 26

Baked ham, baked sweet potato, spinach salad with egg and strawberries, corn bread, pudding with banana, milk.

TUESDAY, June 27

Turkey tetrazzini, green peas, carrot and raisin salad, lime-sprinkled pears, garlic bread, milk.


Grilled hamburger, potato salad, baked beans, tomato slices, onion, peaches, milk.


Hope everyone survived the storm last week. We were without electricity from 6:30-9 p.m, but the senior center didn’t lose power. We were grateful for that.

Lots of branches and a few trees were damaged, but there wasn’t any hail. Weather forecasters said Peabody had about 2 inches of rain. It was a great week with the birthday dinner on June 14, and Sonja Koslowsky played the piano.

Gayla Ratzlaff, coordinator, Marion County Depart­ment on Aging was here with farmers market checks.

Anyone who is 60 or older and meets the guidelines should call Ratzlaff at 620-382-3580 and give her this information.

On June 16 we visited with best friend Luba Holm Brinkman who hasn’t been able to come to the center. Her son, Richard, and two daughters, Liz and Debbie, brought her in to surprise everyone. They wanted their mother, and all of us to celebrate her birthday.

Randolph Whitely, local physician, will be here June 21 to give a program, and on June 22, Shirley Davis will be giving chair massages.

Hamburger pizza will be served June 23 and the holiday brunch is June 30. Re­member to order a frozen meal because we are closed July 4. We have a surprise coming soon, maybe the last week of June or first week of July. Meals are $3.50 for age 60 and older, and $5.25 for age 59 and younger.

For more information call 620-983-2226. For those who can’t come in, call and we will deliver.

— Lou Ann Bowlin,

site manager


Meat loaf, baked potato, vegetable, fruit, wheat bread, milk.


Smothered chicken breast with cream gravy, baked bread dressing, vegetable, wheat roll, fruit, milk.

FRIDAY, June 23

Hamburger pizza, tossed salad, fruit, milk.

MONDAY, June 26

Scalloped potatoes with ham, vegetable, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

TUESDAY, June 27

Tater tot casserole, vegetable, fruit, wheat bread, milk.


Salisbury steak, potatoes, vegetable, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

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