Senior Scribbles (June 22, 2016)

hillsboro senior center

We want to thank everyone for your help while our head cook Janis was off because her husband passed away. It has been a great blessing and we thank you for the prayers for Janis and her family.

Our birthday dinner is Monday, June 27, for those who have a birthday in June.

We are still in need of volunteers and substitute drivers for Meals on Wheels. If anyone can help, please let us know. Anyone who volunteers will get their meal free the day they help.

In addition, we are looking for a substitute dishwasher to fill in when the regular people are on vacation or ill. We thank everyone for your donations to our center. It’s what helps keep the center going. The suggested do­nation for our meals is $3.50 for those 60 and older and $5.25 for people 59 and under.

To reserve a meal, volunteer or make a donation, please call 620-947-2304 or come by the center at 212 N. Main St.

—Brenda Moss, director


Spaghetti with meat sauce, peas and carrots, tossed salad or marinated tomatoes, fruit cup, roll, milk.


Chicken & dumplings, carrots, apple cabbage salad or green beans, peach­es, roll, milk

FRIDAY, June 24

Chef’s salad, crackers or hamburger, peas & carrots, fruit muffin, milk.

MONDAY, June 27

Tator tot casserole, mixed vegetables, cake & fruit, roll, milk.

TUESDAY, June 28

Chicken enchilada casserole, refried beans, tossed salad or tomato wedges, milk.


Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, candied carrots, applesauce, poke cake, roll, milk.

Marion senior center

Once again we thank Harlow Warneke for slaving over a hot grill outside to fix hamburgers as he did on June 9, and will do again on June. 23.

We welcomed the Aulne United Methodist Church birthday group June 10. The birthday honoree was Eva Smith.

That day was also an unexpected learning experience. Our head cook, Barb Bitner, had a family emergency so there was a level of panic here.

Connie Fisher made the brownies, Ron Wright browned hamburger for the taco salad, Sue Clough got it all together and I fretted. Interestingly, taco salad was our menu when we had to evacuate in January.

Pam Bredemeier is now a substitute meal deliverer. We send out an average of 15 meals daily.

Flag Day was June 14. We pledged allegiance to the flag and had some trivia. There were several patriotic T-shirts being worn.

Michael McWhorter, the vet rep, was here also. He will return in August.

Caleb Abbott brought in birthday treats June 15. He wasn’t staying for lunch so a small group of us on hand sang “Happy Birthday” to him.

The June 15 was Senior Center Day and Sue Clough, center president, conducted the business meeting. The program for the day will be rescheduled.

Come join us June 22. The program will be given by Katie Wilcos of Legacy in Herington.

Check our menu in local newspapers and the community television channel.

We are located at 309 S. Third St., Marion, or call 620-382-2942.

— Janet Bryant, director


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


Grilled hamburgers, lettuce, tomato, onion, baked beans, peaches, milk.

FRIDAY, June 24

Ham loaf, mashed potatoes, spinach salad, carrots, brownie, fruit salad, whole wheat roll, milk.

MONDAY, June 27

Spaghetti w/meat sauce, spinach salad, peas & carrots, garlic bread, milk.

TUESDAY, June 28

Herbed chicken, baked sweet potato, green beans, strawberries & bananas, pudding, whole wheat roll, milk.


Barbecue meatballs, butter beans, cauliflower, broccoli blend, pineapple pudding, whole wheat roll, milk.

PEABODY senior center

This week we started off with our board meeting and a guest speaker from Heart­land Enriching Life, a home health care and hospice. It was a good program and she took her time answering questions.

Tuesday was Flag Day. We celebrated with strawberry shortcake and remembered all of our veterans, all the many who have served, are now serving and who have given their lives for our freedom.

Gayla Ratzlaff, coordinator with the Marion County Department on Aging, talked to us about how to receive the farmers market checks.

For questions, she is available by phone at 620-382 3580.

In addition, she said she can mail the form to people and send the checks as well. This program is for all of us seniors who qualify.

I en­­cou­r­­age people to call Gayla and take advantage of this opportunity to get fresh fruit and vegetables.

Wednesday we had our “Dinner with the Doctor.”

Randolph Whitely‘s presentation was about our fluid needs and how it can affect us (older adults) by too much or too little.

Last but not least, our fundraiser was a wonderful success. We had a large crowd. Even with the rain, we still had brave ones. We are so blessed to have the support from our communi­ty and our volunteers. It was a fun evening.

Shirley Davis was here June 20 for back massages.

Wednesday, June 22, Me­lissa Parmley will be here from Peabody Health and Rehab to share with us their therapy program.

Our Peabody Senior Cen­ter has hosted a Grief Share program for years. Pastor Rick Schrag leads this session from 3-4:30 p.m. every second Tuesday of the month. If interested, call us at the center, 620-983-2226, and leave your name and phone number.

Pastor Schrag will mail anyone a card to remind them of the meeting or people can just come. Anyone is welcome to come and be helped through your time of sorrow.

Don’t forget with July 4 coming to put your orders in for a frozen dinner.

We will be closed Monday, July 4, and we will have the meals ready for delivery or pick-up on Friday, July 1.

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, pick-up, 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.

Peabody’s farmers market is from 5-6:30 p.m. in downtown Peabody on the west side of the street. Some 11 vendors are signed up.

— Lou Ann Bowlin,

site manager


Roast beef, potatoes with gravy, vegetable, fruit, wheat roll, milk.


Lasagna, garlic bread, salad, fruit, milk.

FRIDAY, June 24

Chicken enchilada casserole, pinto beans, dessert, milk.

MONDAY, June 27

Scalloped potatoes w/ham, vegetable, whole wheat bread, milk.

TUESDAY, June 28

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


Turkey with dressing, sweet potatoes, fruit, wheat roll, milk.

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