Senior Scribbles (Mar. 9, 2011)

hillsboro senior center

We want to welcome our new head cook, Henry Slifer, to our senior center. He is settling in and everyone is enjoying getting to know him.

March is here and we hope spring comes soon.

Activities include at 11 a.m. March 10 a blood pressure check with Hillsboro Community Hospital and at 12:30 p.m. March 14, Rose Vinduska, who works with geriatric issues, autism, nursing home services, and more from Prairie View will be here.

Carolyn Stewart with Lifeline Screening for Stroke is here at 12:30 p.m. March 15.

Haris Zafar, president of Audiology & Hearing Aid Services Inc., will provide the program at the Carry-In meal March 16. He will also give hearing aid checks.

Anyone can come eat at the senior center and we would like to see you.

Footcare is planned March 24 and those interested are encouraged to call for an appointment.

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

— Brenda Moss, director



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

THURSDAY, March 10

Hamburger steak, Au gratin potatoes, baked squash, wheat bread, fruit, marshmallow creme, milk.

FRIDAY, March 11

Chili with beans, cucumbers & onions, crackers, coffee cake, pears, milk.

MONDAY, March 14

Barbecued meatballs, noodles Romanoff, carrots, wheat bread, strawberries with topping, milk.

TUESDAY, March 15

Turkey slices, baked sweet potatoes, green beans, wheat bread, apple slices, milk.




GOESSEL senior center

In addition to our fellowship meals and meal delivery, we are looking forward to a variety of upcoming events at the AGAPE Center.

Those activities include Goessel FFA student speeches at 12:30 p.m. March 9, 12:30; a program at 12: 30 p.m. March 16 by Goessel Police Chief Eric Reed on home security and well-being for seniors; a pool tournament at 8 a.m. March 17 with Hillsboro; Susan Krehbiel, ARNP, will be here March 23 and Vern Goering of Moundridge will discuss wooden Toys for Tots March 30.

Goering’s discussion is also in conjunction with the birthday meal celebration for February and March birthdays. In addition, a pool tournament is March 31.

Tai chi exercise classes are offered Tueday and Thursday mornings.

Everyone is invited to enjoy Wendy’s chili and homemade pie at the annual AGAPE fundraiser at 6 p.m. Friday, March 11, with music by the Heritage Quartet followng the meal. Donations will be accepted to go toward the purchase and installation of an automatic door opener for our front door.

The AGAPE Center is a vital ministry of our Goessel community. For more information, call 367-2275 and let us know how we can serve you.

Office hours are Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Denise Woelk and

LeNora Duerksen

AGAPE Center co-site managers



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

THURSDAY, March 10

Barbecue ribbettes, bun, potato rounds, pea cheese salad, pineapple, milk.

FRIDAY, March 11

Tuna and noodles casserole, winter mix, rolls, fruit cobbler, milk.

MONDAY, March 14

Tator tot casserole, coleslaw, rolls, banana, milk.

TUESDAY, March 15

Turkey slices, baked potatoes, green beans, roll, applesauce, milk.


Beef & noodles, braised cabbage, carrots, rolls, milk, Mandarin oranges.


Marion senior center

Did you celebrate National Pig Day March 1? Marion Senior Center did with a lot of pig trivia and a quote from Winston Churchill: “Dogs look up to us, cats look down on us and pigs treat us as equals.”

We didn’t plan ahead so there wasn’t a pig kissing contest.

We welcome Rosalie Schmidtberger and Jackie Hett as dining room volunteers.

Sue Clough celebrated her birthday Feb. 28. The next day, five visitors from California were here and one was having a birthday, so we sang to her.

Tea towels are ready to be embroidered for those who would like to come in and choose a pattern they like.

Two of our talented musicians were persuaded to lead a singalong of Irish songs March 2 after we learned our scheduled program was unable to attend.

Sue Clough was the song leader and Shirley Bowers was the pianist.

Making their debut was the “Kitchen Chorus” singing “The Whiffenproof Song. They were Betty Crumrine, Connie Fisher, Theresa Graham, Judy Dannenfelser and Barb Bitner.

Everyone is invited to join us March 16 for Senior Center Day. Plan to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day March 17.

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



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

THURSDAY, March 10

Chili with beans, cucumbers with onions, crackers, cinnamon roll, pears.

FRIDAY, March 11

Shrimp, sweet potato wedges, coleslaw, peaches, whole wheat roll.

MONDAY, March 14

Tator tot casserole, peas, bananas, whole wheat roll.

TUESDAY, March 15

Beef and noodles, cabbage, fruit crisp, whole wheat rolls.


Chicken-fried chicken,ashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, Ambrosia.


Peabody senior center

March birthdays will be celebrated on Thursday, March 10, with special musical entertainment by Steve Hanneman and the band.

The local senior center board meeting is at 9:30 a.m. March 14. Following Monday’s meal, Becky Hiles, a representative from Rivercross Hospice, will share information about that organization and its services.

The mid-day meal on March 15 is the monthly covered dish dinner. A make-up meal is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. andwill include Sloppy Joes, a vegetable, tater tots and fruit.

Lenten services continue after the meal on March 16 with devotions led by David Ragland of Peabody Methodist Church.

For information and questions, call the center at 620-983-2226, or stop in at 106 Walnut Street. To reserve a mid-day meal leave a message the evening before you plan to eat. We’ll be happy to serve you.

— Linda Wetta, correspondent



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

THURSDAY, March 10

Chicken, potatoes, gravy, green beans, fruit, roll, cake.

FRIDAY, March 11

Salmon patty, potatoes, spinach, wheat bread, mixed fruit.

MONDAY, March 14

Tater tot casserole, coleslaw, wheat bread, mixed fruit.

TUESDAY, March 15

Covered dish meal, and 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. make-up meal.


Beef and noodles, braised cabbage, carrots, wheat bread, Mandarin oranges.

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