Senior Scribbles (Mar. 14, 2012)


hillsboro senior center

Noreen Potter of Good Shepherd Hospice is speaking at 12:30 p.m. March 15.

Everyone is encouraged to wear their lucky chair hat March 16 for St. Patrick’s Day. Our fundraising breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. is Friday, March 16, and includes casseroles, muffins, fruit, coffee and juice We hope everyone can come and enjoy this breakfast and fellowship, which helps the senior center.

Mary McFadden is here March 20 to provide foot care. To make an appointment, call us.

Haris Zafar will provide hearing checks at 11 a.m. March 21.

We still need volunteers from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. If someone can help, they receive a free meal that day.

We would like to thank all our volunteers who help at the center and our Meals on Wheels drivers, board members and others who support the center.

Programs are always welcome. Let us know if you have ideas and, if you provide a program, your meal is free.

Some ideas for programs could be music, funny stories, Bible readings, or something that can be enjoyed by others.

For more information on volunteering, programs, appointments or other center activities, call 620-947-2304. We are located at 212 N. Main St.

— Brenda Moss, director

WEDNESDAY, March 14

Breaded shrimp or chicken nuggets, scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, apricots, bread, milk.

THURSDAY, March 15

Lasagna, carrots, applesauce, garlic bread, milk.

FRIDAY, March 16

Corned beef & cabbage, boiled potatoes, fresh fruit, Shamrock cookies, bread, milk.

MONDAY, March 19

Polish sausage, parslied potatoes, peas, peaches, bread, milk.

TUESDAY, March 20

Baked pork chop, potato salad, Harvard beets, pears, bread, milk.

WEDNESDAY, March 21

Baked pork chop, potato salad, Harvard beets, pears, bread, milk.

Marion senior center

What a surprise March 8 when we woke up to a dusting of snow and colder weather.

Virginia Downing provided treats for us March 2, having to wait her turn after her actual February birthday.

We had a drawing for a big candy bar using the numbered sign-in sheet for the day. Wanda Hamm won the candy bar.

Marilyn Geis was excited about a book she read about Rin Tin Tin. She gave a short overview of the book.

Dick Varenhorst came by to bring us up to date on the Marion military veterans pictorial book he’s working on.

Shirley Bowers provided the March 7 program, playing old favorites on the piano.

Come join us March 21 for Senior Center Day. The program will be announced later.

For more information on programs or to make a lunch reservation at the center, call 620-382-2942 by 9 a.m. the day of the meal or stop by the center, 309 S. Third St.

— Janet Bryant, director

WEDNESDAY, March 14

Pork roast, baked potato, mixed veggies, Ambrosia, whole wheat rolls, milk.

THURSDAY, March 15

Lasagna, carrots, garlic bread, applesauce, milk.

FRIDAY, March 16

Breaded shrimp, scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, apricots, whole wheat rolls, milk.

MONDAY, March 19

Polish sausage, parslied potatoes, peas, peaches, whole wheat rolls, milk.

TUESDAY, March 20

Breaded pork chop, potato salad, Harvard beets, pears, whole wheat rolls, milk.

WEDNESDAY, March 21

Turkey a la King, boiled potatoes, stewed tomatoes, fruit crisp, biscuits, milk.

Peabody senior center

Lenten services Wednesday, March 14, will be with Pastor David Ragland of the United Methodist Church in Peabody. Pastor Larry Timm of Gracepoint in Peabody will have the service March 21.

The services will start right after the tables are cleared from lunch at about noon.

The center is hosting the monthly meeting of the Marion County Area Agency on Aging board March 16. Anyone who would like to attend and learn valuable information for senior citizens should make a reservation for lunch.

Steve Smith, director of Marion County Emergency Medical Services, will make a presentation at the center March 20. He will be discussing the “Yellow Dot” program.

The center is closed March 22 so that Kim Nellans, head cook, and Ruth Lott, site manager, can go for training in Topeka.

Please remember to reserve your meals the day before you plan to eat. Meals are served each week day at 11:45 a.m. at a suggested donation of $2.75 for those 60 and above and $4.50 for those 59 and under.

We are located at 106 N. Walnut or call 620-983-2226. If you call after hours we have an answering machine that will pick up and you can make your reservation that way.

Volunteers are always appreciated at the center so if you have a couple of hours available, call us and we will be glad to find a task that needs doing.

— Ruth Lott, site manager

WEDNESDAY, March 14

Pork roast, baked potato, mixed vegetables, bread, Ambrosia, milk.

THURSDAY, March 15

Tator tot casserole, fruit, bread, milk.

FRIDAY, March 16

Baked fish or alternate of turkey slice, macaroni salad, green beans, bread, apple crisp, milk.

MONDAY, March 19

Pork chop, potato salad, Harvard beets, bread, pears, milk.

TUESDAY, March 20

Polish sausage, parsley potatoes, peas, bread, peaches, milk.

WEDNESDAY, March 21

Goulash, green beans, fruit, bread, milk.


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