Senior Scribbles (Nov 2, 2016)

hillsboro senior center

We hope people will come join us in November for a terrific meal and fellowship.

Our Thanksgiving dinner is at noon Nov. 17, and we are having a sing-a-long afterwards. Sign up is due by Monday, Nov. 7. We need to know how many people are coming so our cook has time to order the food and get it prepared.

Our Marion County Toy Run is at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. The group will leave Marion to come to Hillsboro. Also, remember to vote Nov. 8.

Chair massages are Nov. 9. Anyone interested is asked to call for more information

Footcare is Nov. 15 and Haris Zafar is having hearing aid checks Nov. 16.

We are closed Nov. 24-25 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

We have meal tickets available and they make great Christmas and birthday gifts.

The center also has games and fellowship every Monday and bingo every Wednesday after the noon meals.

Everyone is welcome to come join us. For more information, call 620-947-2304, or stop by 212 N. Main St., Hillsboro.

— Brenda Moss, director


Steak soup, black-eyed pea salad, fruit cup, cornbread, milk.


Beefy pepper bake, broccoli, peaches, roll, milk.

FRIDAY, Nov. 4

Salmon patty or chicken pattie, hash brown casserole, green beans, pineapple, oatmeal cookie, roll, milk.

MONDAY, Nov. 7

Baked ham, scalloped potatoes, Brussel sprouts, buttered beets, pea salad, Mandarin oranges, roll, milk.


Sweet & sour chicken, steamed rice, winter blend vegetables, carrots, salad, peanut butter cookie, roll, milk.


Cavatini, lima beans, marinated tomatoes, sliced oranges, garlic bread, milk.

Marion senior center

We’ve been doing some trivia this week, a couple days of “Peanuts” comic strip, which people knew well.

I picked out three of the least embarrassing toilet trivia questions to ask one day also.

Marlene Bernhardt brought treats for her birthday Oct. 24. Connie Fisher brought in a big bag of animal crackers for us to enjoy.

We had a good crowd on Oct. 26 for the program by Don Hodson. He showed pictures of his work with a medical mission to Uganda. Included were little girls wearing dresses from the Sew Much Love project at Eastmoor United Methodist Church.

Several people from Hilltop Manor attended the program.

We will host the ONE committee Nov. 2. This includes the site managers from Hillsboro, Marion and Peabody.

Come join us Nov. 8 when Scott Akers, medical doctor, will present the program.

The suggested donation for age 60 and over is $3.50. For those 59 and under is $5.25 for a great hot meal, so come give us a try soon.

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

— Janet Bryant, director


Smothered pork loin, sweet potato casserole, cabbage w/parsley, tropical fruit, pudding, whole wheat roll, milk.


Sloppy joe/bun, potato salad, marinated green beans, chocolate chip cookie bar, milk.

FRIDAY, Nov. 4

Oven-baked fish, oven-roasted potatoes, broccoli, pears, pudding, whole wheat roll, milk.

MONDAY, Nov. 7

Hot beef sandwich, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, baked apples, pudding, milk.


Baked ham, scalloped potatoes, pea salad, broccoli, Mandarin oranges, roll, milk.


Sweet & sour chicken, steamed rice, vegetables, salad, pineapple tidbits, peanut butter cookie, milk.


We had a busy week with Gayla Ratzlaff, coordinator for the Department on Aging, here for open enrollment.

We had two sessions baking peppernuts, and they are being packaged up already being sold.

The peppernuts are one way to help keep our center going and we appreciate all the volunteers who help.

November is here and the center was open Halloween night as part of the Trunk and Treat downtown. It’s always such a fun time seeing the children’s costumes and guessing who is who.

Don’t forget to fall back on Nov. 6 when Daylight Saving Time ends.

Our birthday dinner is Nov. 9 with baked chicken, piano playing and our guest speakers from Bluestem PACE will be here to present their program and have time for questions.

They are a program of all-inclusive care for the elderly. They cover several counties and Marion is included. You are invited to come and join us.

Anyone who can help by volunteering to drive, helping in the kitchen or finding an hour to come and join us we look forward to having you. on.

The suggested donation for meals is for age 60 and over, $3.50. For those 59 and under, it’s $5.25.

Volunteers are needed from time to time, please call us at 620-983-2226.

— Lou Ann Bowlin,

site manager


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


Chicken tetrazzini, vegetable, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

FRIDAY, Nov. 4

Goulash, salad, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

Monday, Nov. 7

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

Tuesday, Nov. 8

Mexican casserole, corn, fruit, milk.

Wednesday, Nov. 9

Ham & beans, cornbread, carrot and celery sticks, fruit, milk.

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