Senior Scribbles (Nov. 10, 2010)

hillsboro senior center

The center?s chili, soup and pie fundraiser is from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12. Cost is by donation. In addition to the meal, a silent auction is planned. Anyone who would like to donate items to the auction is encouraged to call or stop by.

A music program featuring Vita Bartel begins at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 15. Residents at Parkside Homes are also invited to enjoy a meal and fellowship.

Mary McFadden of Peabody is offering foot care by appointment. She will be available at the center beginning at 9 a.m. Nov. 18. Those interested in foot care are asked to call the center and schedule a time.

We are still searching for someone who can fill in for the head cook, Betty Gayle, when she is sick or on vacation. Volunteers are also needed.

The deadline to sign-up for the annual Thanksgiving meal is Nov. 17. This year?s dinner is at noon Nov. 19.

Hillsboro Senior Center staff members are grateful to our volunteers assisting with meals, the ?Meals on Wheels? drivers who deliver food to those homebound and to our board of directors for their continuous help in planning the many successful fundraising events which keep our facility going strong.

Come join us for a good meal, prepared by Betty Gayle, and consider staying after lunch to enjoy the programs and fellowship. For more information or to make a reservation, call 947-2304 before 9 a.m. the day of the meal or stop by 212 N. Main St.

? Brenda Moss, director

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 10

Chili w/beans, cucumbers & onions, crackers, cinnamon, rolls, milk.

THURSDAY, Nov. 11

Chicken-fried chicken, chicken gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, wheat bread, mixed fruit, milk.

FRIDAY, Nov. 12

Pork roast, Au gratin potatoes, green beans, wheat bread, cinnamon apples, milk.

MONDAY, Nov. 15

Swiss steak w/tomatoes, brown gravy, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, wheat bread, pear slices, milk.

TUESDAY, Nov. 16

Chicken teriyaki, boiled potatoes, Italian blend, wheat bread, citrus slices, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 17

Carry-in.

GOESSEL senior center

November is the month when we take the time to remember those who have served our country and sacrificed much.

Last week, our community did just that as we gathered with the family of Rudy Schmidt to pay tribute to a life well-lived in peaceful service to family, Mennonite Central Committee, church and as a founding father of Northview for the developmentally disabled. He spent many hours devoted to leadership at our Agape Center. Even while board president, he found time to craft a display case still used daily for fundraising. We will miss his ?Rudyisms? over coffee and fellowship meals.

Especially poignant this day is the memorial for Milt Goerzen, whose humor and wit while fixing our lawnmowers or sharpening many a chainsaw blade will be remembered.

Last Tuesday, we opened early for a day at the polls. On Nov. 3, Doris Kuchar shared her talent of sewing cloth wall hangings.

Loren Brandt will be here Nov. 10 to share his woodworking, to include toy furniture for children.

Bingo is Nov. 17 and Progres?sive Health foot manicures, blood sugar and pressure checks begin at 9 a.m. Nov. 22.

The November birthday luncheon is Nov. 24.

We also remain hopeful that someone will step forward to fill our dire need for help with cooking in our kitchen. Please talk to any of the board members or site managers if you are interested. Call 367-2275 by 9 a.m. to reserve a place at 101 N. Wheat, The Agape Center, Goessel.

? Agape Senior Center, Goessel

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 10

Anniversary dinner: Swiss steak w/onions, hash brown casserole, corn, roll, apricots, milk.

THURSDAY, Nov. 11

Chicken strip, green beans, roll, applesauce, milk.

FRIDAY, Nov. 12

Chili w/beans, crackers, fruit cobbler, milk.

MONDAY, Nov. 15

Exercise 11:15 a.m. Fish potatoes, mixed vegetables, rolls, peaches, milk.

TUESDAY, Nov. 16

Chicken Alfredo, rice, peas, rolls, applesauce, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 17

Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, mixed vegetables, rolls, pears, milk.

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Marion senior center

We celebrated another National Fork Day Oct. 28 with the tiniest, cutest little fork you ever saw brought in. We also had the history of forks, once seen as works of the devil, and our own fork song.

The same day, we hosted an A-OK workshop with several interesting presentations.

We celebrated MaryAnn Timm?s 85th birthday on Nov. 1. Ivanlee and MaryAnn were also observing their 20th wedding anniversary. The provided cake for us.

Because of the big annual meeting here, our congregate average for September was 56.

Connie Fisher brought treats for her birthday Nov. 3. We had a musical program by Merle Ecklund on the accordion with vocalist Deb Herrington. She even sang Christmas songs because they won?t be able to be here at that time.

Senior Center Day is Nov. 17. Come join us. Mickey Mouse?s birthday is Nov. 18. What do you have to show us with Mickey on it?

For more information on programs or to make a lunch reservation, due by 9 a.m. the day of the meal, call 620-382-2942 or stop by the center, 309 S. Third St.

? Janet Bryant, director

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 10

Chili w/beans, cucumbers & onions, crackers, cinnamon, rolls, milk.

THURSDAY, Nov. 11

Chili with beans, cucumbers & onions, cornbread, fruit.

FRIDAY, Nov. 12

Spanish rice, lettuce w/dressing, pineapple, bread stick.

MONDAY, Nov. 15

Chicken Alfredo over noodles, spinach salad, four seasons fruit, whole wheat roll.

TUESDAY, Nov. 16

Swiss steak, baked potato, mixed veggies, pears, whole wheat roll.

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 17

Senior Center Day: Ham loaf, sweet potato casserole, cauliflower, blushing applesauce.

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Peabody senior center

The Senior Center peppernut factory continues from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays and Thurs?days, with Nov. 22 the last day. We have a lot of fun.

The board meeting is Monday, Nov. 15, and Tuesday, Nov. 16, is the day to order freezer meals.

Gayla Ratzlaff, Marion County Agency on Aging director, will be at the center from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, and Mondays, Nov. 22 and 29.

She will assist anyone wishing to join, switch, or drop a Medicaid Advantage or Prescrip?tion Drug Plan.

Individuals can also meet with her for information and plan comparisons. Bring a list of current prescriptions or a printout can be obtained from a pharmacist. Those with prescription mail order service, may have already have a copy. The annual enrollment period for these plans is Nov. 15 through Dec. 31.

Ratzlaff will also be teaching Tai Chi classes from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Mondays and Thursdays, from Nov. 8 through Dec. 20.

Volunteer help is needed from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. weekdays in the kitchen. Volunteers are also needed from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. for the ?Meals on Wheels? delivery van.

Volunteers eat a free noon meal the day they help. Call Ruth Lott or Arlene Unruh, co-site managers, between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. at 620-983-2358 to volunteer, for more information or to make a meal reservation.

For more information, call the center between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at 620-983-2226, or stop in to pick up a monthly menu at 106 Walnut.

? Linda Wetta, volunteer correspondent

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 10

Birthday Meal: Chicken, potatoes, gravy, green beans, fruit, cake, milk.

THURSDAY, Nov. 11

Pork roast, Au gratin potatoes, corn, wheat bread, milk, cinnamon apples, milk.

FRIDAY, Nov. 12

Chili w/beans, cinnamon roll, cucumbers & onions, fruit.

MONDAY, Nov. 15

Fish, Lyonnaise rice, California blend, wheat rolls, fruit.

TUESDAY, Nov. 16

Salisbury steak, baked potatoes, carrots, wheat bread, fruit.

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 17

Chicken, boiled potatoes, Italian blend, wheat bread, fruit.

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