Senior Scribbles (May 25, 2016)

hillsboro senior center

Show & Tell is Friday, and on Monday, May 30, we are closed for the Memorial Day weekend.

If you will like a frozen meal, please let us know early. June menus are available. Please stop by to pick one up. We look forward to having others join us for a meal soon.

Volunteers are necessary partners at the center . If you can help, let us know. For more information, stop by. As a way to show our grat­itude for volunteering, the meal is free on the day worked.

Chair massages are June 1 and Friday, June 3.

An identity theft workshop is at 12:30 p.m., also on June 3, and will last about 45 minutes. We hope you can join us for that, but remember to call ahead of time for a meal that day. A lot of good programs are planned in June, and can be checked out on the back page of next month’s menu. Some projects the senior center has include replacing the front sidewalk where the concrete is breaking up and also getting two new taller toilets for our restrooms. Donations are still be accepted for one or both of these projects.

The center is run by donations only and expenses to operate are usually about $3,000 a month.

Along with donations, we also have fundraising events. We want to thank everyone who volunteers, can donate or lend support whenever possible. The suggested do­nation for our meals is $3.50 for those 60 and older and $5.25 for people 59 and under. —Brenda Moss, director

WEDNESDAY, May 25

Pork cutlet, brown gravy, baked beans, Brussels sprouts, green beans, apple cobbler, roll, milk.

THURSDAY, May 26

Orange chicken, herbed rice, peas, marinated cabbage, slaw, roll, milk.

FRIDAY, May 27

Salmon pattie or chicken breast, potato salad, copper penny salad, mixed fruit cup, roll, milk.

MONDAY, May 30

Closed for Memorial Day.

TUESDAY, May 31

Riblette w/bun, wedge fries, zucchini, stewed tomatoes, pineapple, milk.

WEDNESDAY, June 1

Barbecued chicken, corn o’Brien, green beans, vanilla pudding, banana, roll, milk.

Marion senior center

We are having a friendly flower competition here with Lanell Hett providing perfect roses, Shirley Bowers bringing in gaillardia and Madonna Schafers adding a vase of iris on my desk It’s a blooming bonanza.

Marilyn Ensz of Hills­bo­ro provided the program on May 12 with a display of a small portion of her cookie cutter collection.

Harlow Warneke grilled hamburgers for us May 13. It’s a big crowd favorite menu item

Jean Bailey brought cupcakes on May 16 to celebrate her birthday. We hosted the Area Agency on Aging board of directors May 17. They met at the community center and ate lunch with us. There were 40-plus extra people that day from an 18-county area.

Senior Center Day was May 18 with Sue Clough conducting the business meeting.

We will add four han­d­i­capped parking spaces for a total of eight.

Ed Debesis, Marion Coun­ty Emergency Management Services director, presented information about services and what is needed.

Join us on June 1. The program will be on Medi­care. We are located at 309 S. Third St., Marion, or call 620-382-2942.

— Janet Bryant, director

WEDNESDAY, May 25

Chicken enchiladas, pinto beans, tossed salad, mixed fruit cup, milk.

THURSDAY, May 26

Meatloaf, baked sweet potato, cole­­slaw, broccoli, frosted gelatin, poke cake, whole wheat bread, milk.

FRIDAY, May 27

Baked fish, macaroni & cheese, spinach salad, seasonal fruit, carrots, whole wheat roll, milk.

MONDAY, May 30

Closed for Memorial Day.

TUESDAY, May 31

Beef tips in gravy, buttered noodles, vegetable blend, strawberries & bananas, whole wheat bread, milk.

WEDNESDAY, June 1

Lasagna, broccoli, tossed salad, pineapple, garlic bread, milk.

PEABODY senior center

Our Senior Center had its board meeting May 16. We had a discussion about our next fundraiser. It’s planned from 5:30-7 p.m. June 15.

We have two sign-up sheets for those who want to participate, one for food and another for volunteers. We just know others wanted something to do, so here is your chance. Please come and be a part of our fund­rais­ing event. The Newton Commu­nity Children’s Choir came and sang. They looked sharp in their black ties and white shirts.

The seniors thoroughly enjoyed their songs and company. Shirley Davis on May 23 gave hand and/or back massages.

Our holiday brunch is at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 27, and we urge everyone not to forget this one. Those who want to order an extra meal to be delivered or picked-up, can do so by Friday., but the deadline for those reservations is Wed­nesday, May 25. We are closed Monday for Memorial Day, but will reopen Tuesday, with a scrumptious meat loaf dinner. We serve our meals at 11:45 a.m.

The suggested price is $3.50 for anyone 60 or older, and $5.25 for those 59 or younger. Meals are available by home delivery, pick-up, or dine-in. Frozen meals are also available. Our June menus are now ready to be picked up. Looks like we are going to have a busy June. We will have massages set up starting June 6 from 10-11:30 a.m. and coordinator of the Marion County Department on Aging, Gayla Ratzlaff, will be here for lunch and a visit about the tai chi exercise program. Birthday dinner with piano music is scheduled June 8 and on June 13 is our board meeting and speaker Mitzi Bailey with Heartland Enriching Life (Hospice). Our fundraiser is June 15 in the evening and also we are having “Dinner with the Doctor” at lunch.

We hope everyone has a safe holiday weekend.

— Lou Ann Bowlin,

site manager

WEDNESDAY, May 25

Grilled chicken breast w/cream gravy, baked bread dressing, vegetable, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

THURSDAY, May 26

Salmon patty, baked potato, creamed peas, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

FRIDAY, May 27

Holiday Brunch: Breakfast casserole, cinnamon roll or muffin, juice, milk.

MONDAY, May 30

Closed for Memorial Day.

TUESDAY, May 31

Meatloaf, baked potato, vegetable, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

WEDNESDAY, June 1

Ham, sweet potato, vegetable, fruit, wheat bread, milk.