Senior Scribbles (May 4, 2016)

hillsboro senior center

May is here and we are celebrating Mother’s Day, graduations, and Memorial Day. We hope everyone will consider stopping by the center soon for a meal.

Chair massages are Wednesday, May 4, and Alisa Schmidt, a medical doctor at the Hillsboro Clinic, is here May 5. Ventriloquist Greg Claas­sen is here after the noon meal May 6. He’s traveled all over the country, and we hope a lot of people will be here for the program.

One way to say, “Happy Mother’s Day on May 8 is with meal tickets, which make a great gift. We have some projects coming up to include replacing the concrete in the front of the center and replacing two toilets in our restrooms. If anyone would like to do­nate toward the cost of these projects, let us know. Thanks to all those who support the senior center. We are grateful for your contributions. If anyone would like to do a program, let me know. I am working on schedules for June now. The suggested do­nation for our meals is $3.50 for those 60 and older and $5.25 for people 59 and under.

We are in need of volunteers to help. Please call or come by the center for more information. To make a re­ser­vation, consider volunteering or other in­for­mation, call the center at 620-947-2304 or stop by 212 N. Main St.

—Brenda Moss, director

WEDNESDAY, May 4

Pork roast, baked potato, sour cream, green beans, cake with fruit, roll, milk.

THURSDAY, May 5

Hamburger, bun, tomato, onion, baked beans, peaches, cookie, milk.

FRIDAY, May 6

Salmon patty or breaded bake pork chop, mashed potatoes, marinated green beans, apple crisp, roll, milk.

MONDAY, May 9

Barbecued meatballs, lima beans, California blend vegetables or carrots, pineapple pudding, roll, milk.

TUESDAY, May 10

Baked chicken, baked sweet potatoes, green beans, strawberries & bananas, bread pudding, roll, milk.

WEDNESDAY, May 11

Spaghetti w/meat sauce, peas & carrots, tossed salad or marinated tomatoes, fruit salad, roll, milk.

Marion senior center

We have an inventor among our volunteers. Ed Riffel made a handy-dandy receptacle to catch the coffee drips from our big coffee maker. He claims to have a patent on his invention.

We observed “Poem In Your Pocket Day” April 22 with information about the poet laureate of Kansas, Eric McHenry. Connie Fisher, Sue Clough and I also read poems.

On April 25, we welcomed our kitchen crew back to include head cook Barb Bitner and her brother Ron Wright.

Also on April 25, the Marion Assisted Living staff brought us fancy decorated cupcakes “just because.”

Our program April 27 was, as promised, the ever hilarious Oggie Ogden, proprietor of Bearly Makin’ It Antiques. He has had many adventures along with business partner, Dennis Maggard.

We have meal tickets avail­able for that last minute Mother’s Day gift.

Come to the identity theft workshop from 12:15-1 p.m. Wed­nesday, May 4.

We are located at 309 S. Third St., Marion, or call 620-382-2942.

— Janet Bryant, director

WEDNESDAY, May 4

Breaded chicken tenders, green beans & onions, sauteed zucchini & squash, pasta salad, cinnamon baked apples, whole wheat bread, milk.

THURSDAY, May 5

Country-fried steak, gravy, mashed potatoes, lima beans, peaches, brownie, whole wheat roll, milk.

FRIDAY, May 6

Egg & sausage bake, mixed vegetables, marinated tomato salad, muffin, gelatin w/pears, milk.

MONDAY, May 9

Beef & noodles, mashed potatoes, carrots, pickled beets, lime-sprinkled pear, whole wheat roll, milk.

TUESDAY, May 10

Herbed pork roast, baked potato, green beans & onions, white cake, pineapple & mandarin oranges, whole wheat bread, milk.

WEDNESDAY, May 11

Oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes, broccoli, tossed salad, seasonal fresh fruit, whole wheat bread, milk.

PEABODY senior center

Our Senior Center now has a beautiful sign and our awning has a brand new roof. Our men of the center got rid of the old wooden shingles so our handyman, Larry Lago, could put on this beautiful metal roof. He did our sign and then the roof, which he finished just in time before the rain came. We are so blessed to have all of you in our community keeping us going. We are forever grateful.

If you like to play cards, the center is the place to be every Tuesday. They start playing right after lunch until 4 p.m. or when they get tired. There is always room for one or more groups and coffee and tea is always on or water is available. Remem­ber this is your center. Come be a part of it. We will be starting a new exercise program this month, but not sure which day. Have to work out a few details, like figuring out the DVD and other things, but I’m sure we have someone around who can figure it out. Keep this in mind, we want you to be a part of this program. Does anyone have a program they would like to present? We serve meals Monday through Friday at 11:45 a.m. To reserve meals, call 620-983-2226. Suggested cost is $3.50 for those 60 and older or $5.25 for those age 59 and under. Meals are available by home delivery, pick-up, or dine in. Frozen meals are also available. Please plan on joining us.

The center opens at 9 a.m. and we are located at 106 N. Walnut.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 620-983-2226.

—Lou Ann Bowlin,

site manager

WEDNESDAY, May 4

Smothered pork chop, mashed sweet potatoes, green beans, cinnamon applesauce, wheat roll, milk.

THURSDAY, May 5

Scalloped potatoes w/ham, vegetable, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

FRIDAY, May 6

Fish or hamburger patty, baked pota­to, carrots, Mandarin oranges, wheat bread, milk.

MONDAY, May 9

Mexican casserole, corn, fruit, milk.

TUESDAY, May 10

Egg, sausage, hashbrown bake, mixed vegetables, fruit, milk.

WEDNESDAY, May 11

Baked chicken, mashed potatoes w/gravy, green beans, fruit, wheat roll, birthday cake, milk.

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