Senior Scribbles (Mar. 2, 2011)


hillsboro senior center

We are hoping for warmer weather as we move into March.

Janet Blue with assisted living in Marion will speak at 12:30 p.m. March 3. The next senior center board meeting is planned at 12:45 p.m. March 7.

Gayla Ratzlaff, director of the Marion County Department on Aging, is teaching tai chi at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays starting March 1. For more information about tai chi, call the center.

Anyone who would like to come and do a program at the center is encouraged to call us or stop by between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

As a reminder, the center is open to everyone regardless of age. The cost for people 60 and over is $2.75 and $4.50 for anyone 59 and under.

We would like to thank Betty Gayle, head cook, for her years of service and wish her the best in retirement.

The center is needing volunteers to help set tables and clean up after lunch. The hours are from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and a free meal is provided the day someone volunteers.’

For more information or to consider providing a program, call 620-947-2304. We are located at 212 N. Main St.

— Brenda Moss, director

 

WEDNESDAY, March 2

Turkey tetrazzini, broccoli, wheat bread, fruit cup, milk.

THURSDAY, March 3

Chicken-fried steak, baked potato, corn, wheat bread, apricots, milk.

FRIDAY, March 4

Barbecued chicken, potato salad, carrots, wheat bread, peaches, milk.

MONDAY, March 7

Tuna & noodle casserole, winter mix, wheat bread, fruit cobbler, milk.

TUESDAY, March 8

Pot roast, boiled potatoes, brown gravy, mixed vegetables, wheat bread, Jell-O with fruit, milk.

WEDNESDAY, March 9

Barbecued ribbettes, bun, potato wedges, pea-cheese salad, pineapple, milk.

 

GOESSEL senior center

At the AGAPE Center we are looking forward to Spring with exciting projects and events coming up.

Come join our tai chi exercise classes starting this week, which will be led by Gayla Ratzlaff, director of the Marion County Department on Aging. The classes are Tuesday and Thursday mornings beginning at 9:30 a.m.

A chili and pie supper is planned at 6 p.m. March 11 to raise money for an automatic door opener at the center’s front door. Entertainment following the meal will be the Heritage Quartet. This door opener will be much appreciated, especially on our windy Kansas days.

We ask you bring a good appetite and a willingness to share.

Janet Blue will be talking about Medicare and Medicare at 12:30 p.m. March 2 ,and the Goessel High School FFA students will perform at 12:30 p.m. March 9.

Everyone in the community is invited to enjoy fellowship meals at the senior center. Meals for those over 60 are $2.75 and those under 60 is $4.50.

Meals on Wheels Delivery is also available in the Goessel community.

For meal reservations or information about upcoming events, call 367-2275 by 9 a.m. the day of the meal. Office hours are 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays.

— Denise Woelk and

LeNora Duerksen

AGAPE Center co-site managers

 

WEDNESDAY, March 2

Chicken-fried steak, baked potatoes, corn, rolls, apricots, milk.

THURSDAY, March 3

Turkey tetrazzini, broccoli, rolls, fruit cup, milk.

FRIDAY, March 4

Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, rolls, Mandarin oranges, milk.

MONDAY, March 7

Chili with beans, crackers, roll, coffee cake, milk.

TUESDAY, March 8

Hamburger steak, Au gratin potatoes, baked squash, rolls, milk, fruit and marshmallow creme.

WEDNESDAY, March 9

Anniversary dinner: Pork roast, boiled potatoes, gravy, mixed vegetables, Jell-O with fruit, rolls, milk.

 

Marion senior center

We think spring might be coming, with some winter thrown in here and there.

The center was pleased to see the write-up in the Marion County Record on Lenora Graham who delivers Meals on Wheels in Florence. She is 90 years old and a dedicated volunteer.

The commodities crew worked fast and efficiently Feb. 17 to sack up items picked up in Council Grove by Clayton Hamm and Shirley Moore. Other helpers were Ivanlee Timm, Caleb Abbott, Vern Bowers, Jerry Kline, Jon Thole Judy Dannenfelser, Arlene Bower, Sue Clough and Shirley Bowers.

Estelle McCarty provided a vocal music program for us Feb. 23. She does a great Patsy Cline. Come join us March 9 when we have a speaker from St. Luke Hospital in Marion.

For more information on programs or to make a lunch reservation, 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 2

Barbecued chicken, potato salad, carrots, peaches, whole wheat rolls.

THURSDAY, March 3

Chicken-fried steak, baked potatoes, corn, apricots, whole wheat rolls.

FRIDAY, March 4

Turkey tetrazzini, broccoli, fruit cup, whole wheat roll.

MONDAY, March 7

Barbecued ribbettes on bun, potato wedges, pea/cheese salad, pineapple.

TUESDAY, March 8

Smothered hamburger steak, Au gratin potatoes, spinach salad, mixed fruit, whole wheat rolls.

WEDNESDAY, March 9

Pot roast, boiled potatoes, mixed veggies, Jell-O with fruit, whole wheat roll.

 

Peabody senior center

Gayla Ratzlaff, director of Marion County Department on Aging, will offer help with Homestead Act and LIEAP applications. She will be available starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, for appointments.

Another Wii bowling tournament has been scheduled for Friday, March 4, following the meal. Participants are reminded to sign up ahead of time.

Bring a candy bar or small treat for the prize pool and play bingo March 8 after lunch.

Devotions will be offered every Wednesday during Lent following the mid-deal meal. The devotions on March 9, will be led by Marilyn Cox.

Call the center weekdays between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. for information about services and events. To reserve a mid-day meal, call 983-2226 and leave a message the evening before you plan to eat.

— Linda Wetta, correspondent

 

WEDNESDAY, March 2

Chicken-fried steak, baked potato, corn, wheat bread, apricots.

THURSDAY, March 3

Turkey tetrazzini, broccoli, wheat bread, fruit cup.

FRIDAY, March 4

Meatloaf, brown gravy, boiled potatoes, green beans, wheat bread, Mandarin oranges.

MONDAY, March 7

Chili with beans, crackers, coffee cake, pears.

TUESDAY, March 8

Pot roast, brown gravy, boiled potatoes, mixed vegetables, wheat bread, Jell-O with fruit.

WEDNESDAY, March 9

Tuna noodle casserole, vegetables, wheat bread, fruit cobbler.


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