Senior Scribbles (Nov. 23, 2011)

hillsboro senior center

We want to thank Parkside Voices for singing at our Thanksgiving meal, everyone who supported the dinner and those who attended the center?s fundraising event Nov. 18.

The senior center will be closed Nov. 24 and 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen Monday, Nov. 28, which is our birthday dinner.

In addition, Bingo is Wednesday, Nov. 30, after lunch and we hope anyone who can will join us.

Volunteers are needed to help set tables and clean-up from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Those working also get a free meal the day they work.

For more information on volunteering, appointments or other center activities, call 620-947-2304 before 9 a.m. the day of the meal. We are located at 212 N. Main St.

? Brenda Moss, director

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23

Egg and sausage bake, potato wedges, coffee cake, fruit, milk.

Closed Nov. 24-25

MONDAY, Nov. 28

Bacon wrapped franks, macaroni salad, coleslaw, wheat bread, Mandarin oranges, milk.

TUESDAY, Nov. 29

Chicken-fried chicken, hashbrown casserole, broccoli, wheat bread, apple cake, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 30

Open-faced hot roast beef sandwich, mashed potatoes with gravy, peas, fruit, milk.

AGAPE senior center

What a wonderful week we had here at AGAPE. I enjoyed watching everyone gather for Thanksgiving dinner.

All of us at the senior center would like to thank the volunteers and staff in Hillsboro for helping to make our Thanksgiving dinner such a good event. The food was extremely awesome and the cook and helpers really out did themselves.

We would also like to thank Goessel High School for providing entertainment during the dinner. Students Ben Wiens and Mark Schmidt played the piano and they are truly gifted.

Renae Peters also deserves a thank you for bringing the students.

I have enjoyed the last two and one-half months at the senior center. It has been a pleasure getting to know everyone. I also want to thank everyone for allowing me to be a part of your lives.

Remember we will be closed Nov. 24 and 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday, but will reopen Nov. 28. We will deliver frozen meals Nov. 23 for those who need them with our regular noon deliveries.

For those planning to have lunch, remember to call before noon the business day before you would like to dine at 620-367-2275 or stop by 101 Wheat St., Goessel.

On a personal note, we would like to offer our deepest sympathy to Connie Wiens, one of our volunteers, on the loss of her mother.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

?Jenny Girard, manager

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23

Egg and sausage bake, potato wedges, coffee cake, fruit, milk.

Closed Nov. 24-25

MONDAY, Nov. 28

Bacon wrapped franks, macaroni salad, coleslaw, wheat bread, Mandarin oranges, milk.

TUESDAY, Nov. 29

Chicken-fried chicken, hashbrown casserole, broccoli, wheat bread, apple cake, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 30

Open-faced hot roast beef sandwich, mashed potatoes with gravy, peas, fruit, milk.

Marion senior center

How strange to see snowflakes in abundance Nov. 16. We were reminded of how cozy Marion Senior Center is and with a good lunch as well.

Larry and Thelma Blosser provided treats for their wedding anniversary Nov. 10.

Veteran?s Day was Nov. 11 and we did some question and answer trivia about what was once Armistice Day.

Teddy Bear Day was Nov. 14 and Sylvia Helmer brought what she thought was a bear, but it turned out to be a bunny. It nestled with the bears quite nicely, though. We sang, ?The Teddy Bear?s Picnic.?

We had apples, potatoes and lots of bakery goods from the Kansas Food Bank giveaway Nov. 15. Thanks to Gene Winkler for going to Wichita to get them. Our notification of free food was somewhat last-minute, but we try to get the word out.

Senior Center Day was Nov. 16 and we had ice cream cups provided by Bill Woford for his birthday. Entertainment was provided by Bennie Holtsclaw.

Yes, we are open the day after Thanksgiving.

Come Nov. 30 for a presentation by Linda Chase on foster grandparenting. We have two local women who do this, Marie Hoffner and Madonna Schafers.

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

? Janet Bryant, director

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23

Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, Jell-O with fruit, pumpkin pie squares, whole wheat rolls, milk.

Closed Nov. 24-25.

MONDAY, Nov. 28

Salisbury steak, baked potato, carrots, Mandarin oranges, whole wheat rolls, milk.

TUESDAY, Nov. 29

Baked chicken, hashbrown casserole, green beans, apricots, whole wheat rolls, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 30

Hot beef sandwich, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, mixed fruit, milk.

Peabody senior center

We will be enjoying a brunch at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 23 at the Peabody Senior Center.

Kim Nellans, our cook, always prepares delicious meals, but everyone especially enjoys the breakfast/brunch she prepares before the holidays.

For that, and all she does, we want Kim to know how much we appreciate her meals.

The center will be closed Nov. 24 and 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Peppernut baking is over for this year, but sales are soaring. Be sure to come by the center to purchase a bag or more before they are gone. The cost per bag is $8.

Thanks to all the people in the community and surrounding area for volunteering to bake these little ?cookies.?

We averaged between 20 and 25 people each day baking the peppernuts making the work go fast and keeping the fun level high. It was an enjoyable time with friends and neighbors and will certainly assist the needs of the center.

Gayla Ratzlaff, director of Marion County Agency on Aging will again be at our center assisting people with choosing insurance for their prescription drugs Dec. 1.

For those who haven?t scheduled an appointment, call 620-983-2226.

The center is selling tickets for a quilt hanging for someone?s home or a gift. The quilt is of a Christmas wreath with a cat and on display at the center.

Anyone is encouraged to stop by look at it and consider purchasing chances for $1 each or six for $5.

The drawing is the evening of Dec. 14 during refreshment time after the Annual Tour of Lights.

We have a big day planned for Dec. 14 to include the regular meal at 11:45 a.m., a chili supper at 5 p.m. by reservation and the light tour followed by cookies, crackers and hot chocolate.

Mark your calendars for Dec. 7, which is our monthly birthday dinner.

?Bob and the Boys? will be here and everyone is urged to make their reservations early so they are included.

Remember to reserve your meal the day before you plan to eat by calling 620-983-2226 or stop by the facility at 106 N. Walnut.

Meals are $2.75 for those 60 and older, and $4.50 for those 59 and below.

Have a wonderful week and happy Thanksgiving.

? Ruth Lott, site manager

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23

Egg and sausage bake, potato wedges, coffee cake, fruit, milk.

Closed Nov. 24-25

MONDAY, Nov. 28

Salisbury steak, carrots, baked potato, wheat bread, milk.

TUESDAY, Nov. 29

Wii Bowling: Baked fish, hashbrown casserole, broccoli, wheat bread, apricots, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 30

Open-face hot beef sandwich, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, mixed fruit, milk.

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