Senior Scribbles (March 29, 2017)

hillsboro senior center

The month of March is ending and April is just around the corner.

Starting on Saturday, April 1, people should be aware of pranksters on April Fools’ Day.

As for center activities, from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, April 4, footcare will be offered by appointment. In addition, games are available Mon­days, and everyone is invited to play Bingo on Wednes­days, both after lunch.

On Thursday, April 6, Alisha Schmidt, a physician at Hillsboro Community Hospital, will have a presentation, and Esther Funk will provide entertainment over lunch on Fridays. Chair massages are the second of Wednesday of each month. a

Volunteers are always needed, and for those who can help us, please call for more information. Anybody who helps will get a free meal the day they volunteer. The hours are from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. and people can pick the days they would like each month.

We also need substitute drivers from 10:30-11:30 a.m. for the Meals on Wheels program, and training is available.

Anyone 16 and older can volunteer. We welcome you to the senior center.

Donations are also something we need so that we can replace another big cooler refrigerator, which is expensive.

The center runs primarily on donations with only a portion of the money received for meals returned in kitchen rental every quarter.

We want to thank everyone for their support in helping us meet our obligations.

The cost of a meal for people 60 and older is $3.50, and for those 59 and younger $5.25.

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

— Brenda Moss, director

Wednesday, March 29

Pulled pork, sweet potatoes, lima beans, peaches, brownie, roll, milk.

THURSDAY, March 30

Liver & onions or beef pattie w/o hash brown casserole, carrot raisin salad, fruit cup, peanut butter cookie, roll, milk.

FRIDAY, March 31

Lasagna, green beans, pea salad, pears, garlic bread, milk.

Monday, April 3

Meatloaf, baked potato, peas & carrots, Mandarin oranges & pineapple, oatmeal cookie, roll, milk.

Tuesday, April 4

Green bean soup, coleslaw, cottage cheese, peaches, pudding, cornbread, milk.

Wednesday, April 5

Tater tot casserole, carrots, fruit cup, Jell-O cake w/topping, roll, milk.

Marion senior center

We had our first grilled-outside hamburgers for the year on March 16. Thanks to Harlow Warneke for his grilling expertise.

Pearl Helmer brought in treats for her birthday that day, also.

On St. Patrick’s Day, we welcomed some Hillsboro women who came for corned beef and cabbage. We participated in a St. Patrick drama with appropriate sounds. Lydia Gates made a surprise visit, bringing in a sign that she hung around Keith Allison’s neck. It read “Kiss me, I’m Irish.”

Sue Clough and vickie Kaempfe attended the EVCO annual food show in Emporia on March 22.

Anita Hancock played her harpsickle for us on the 22nd. It was very soothing music.

Come join us on April 5 for a program by Dan White, who plays the musical saw.

Meals are $3.50 for those age 60 and older, and $5.25 for age 59 and younger.

For more information about reservations or volunteering, call 620-382-2942 or stop by 309 S. Third St.

— Ja•et Brya•t, director


Chicken enchiladas, tossed salad, refried beans, fruit cup, milk.

THURSDAY, March 30

Hamburger veggie soup, fruit cup, cornbread, milk.

FRIDAY, March 31

Salmon patties, tator tot casserole, green beans, applesauce, oatmeal cookies.

MONDAY, April 3

Beef and noodles, mashed potatoes, carrots, pickled beets, lime-sprinkled pears, roll, milk.

TUESDAY, April 4

Oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes, broccoli, tossed salad, fresh fruit, roll, milk.


Herbed pork roast, baked potato with sour cream, green beans with onions, white cake topped with fruit, whole wheat break, milk.


The promise of more rain, and a slight chill in the air, were both welcome.

Our business meeting was canceled last week because so many were sick, including me.

Pastor Roger Charles gave the Lent devotion March 22, and Jim Truax is here Wednesday, March 29, for Lent.

Renae Riedy, Marion County extension agent, was here March 28 to give her last program on “Enhancing Aging.” For the month of April we will have Lenten devotions on Wednesday, April 5, and the last one on April 12.

GriefShare is from 3-4:30 p.m., the second Tuesday of each month, and everyone is welcome. The birthday dinner is April 12 and Dinner with the Doctor is April 19, featuring Randolph Whitely.

A special guest, Phoebe Janzen, will be here Thursday, April 6. She will talk about her experiences dealing with the illness and the loss of her husband, how she worked through the sadness and how she came to write her book on the Wo­men of Marion County.

April menus are now available. Come by and pick up one or call and we’ll get one to you.

Meals are $3.50 for age 60 and older, and $5.25 for age 59 and younger.

For more information or to make meal reservations, call 620-983-2226. And, for those who can’t come in, call and we will deliver. Hope you have a good week.

And, as always, we look forward to seeing you.

— Lou Ann Bowlin,

site manager

Wednesday, March 29

Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

THURSDAY, March 30

Chicken enchilada, vegetable, dessert, milk.

FRIDAY, March 31

Goulash, tossed salad, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

MONDAY, April 3

Chili w/cornbread, cinnamon roll, fruit, milk.

TUESDAY, April 4

Egg, sausage hash brown bake, mixed vegetables, fruit, milk.

Wednesday, April 5

Meatloaf, baked potato, green beans, blueberry muffin, wheat bread, milk.