Senior Scribbles (Nov. 27, 2013)

Hillsboro Senior Center

We hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving, and remember we will be closed Thursday and Friday for the holiday.

Pat Wicks, an artist from Ramona, will provide the program Dec. 2.

Chair massages will be available Dec. 4. Those wanting a massage are asked to call for an appointment time.

Our chili and soup fundraiser is planned from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. We also will have a few booths set up for your Christmas shopping. We hope you can join us that day.

The center?s Christmas dinner is at noon Dec. 19, and David Vogel of Hillsboro will provide musical entertainment.

Anyone who would like to attend the dinner will need to sign up by Wednesday, Dec. 11.

Please join us anytime for a meal at the center.

The suggested meal donation for people 60 and over is $3.15 and those under 59 is $5.

We are located at 212 N. Main St., or call 620-947-2304.

Thank you all for supporting the senior center.

?Brenda Moss, director

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27

Spaghetti, Italian blend, fruit, garlic bread, milk.

THURSDAY, Nov. 28

Closed.

FRIDAY, Nov. 29

Closed.

MONDAY, Dec. 2

Sloppy joes, potato wedges, pea salad, cinnamon apples, pickles, milk.

TUESDAY, Dec. 3

Oven-fried chicken, sour cream/chive mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables, fruited pudding, bread, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4

Baked pork chop, baked sweet potatoes, vegetable medley, Jell-O with fruit, frosted grahams, bread, milk.

Marion Senior Center

We had an efficient crew here Nov. 14 sacking up the commodities that Clayton Hamm brought from Council Grove.

Shirley Moore directed the workers to include Sue Clough, Vern Bowers, Jerry Nelson, Jerry Kline, Rhonda Brenzikofer, Harold Triggs and Stuart and Virginia Hammond.

A total of 40 boxes were prepared. All were distributed Nov. 15.

We?ve been learning how to predict weather by watching the animals and insects prepare for winter.

The center celebrated Mickey Mouse?s birthday Nov. 18. Several people wore their Mickey shirts?Marlene Bernhardt, Connie Fisher, Estelle McCarty, Shirley Bowers and Janet Bryant.

We also sang the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse song.

It was also Marilyn Geis?s birthday. She brought treats, but Mickey did not.

Senior Center Day was Nov. 20, and Sue Clough conducted the business meeting. She also shared two of her paintings on our easel.

Mark Wilcox gave the program, showing how to build a violin and then playing a violin for us.

Come join us Dec. 4. Rex Savage will talk about wind power. His previous program had been postponed.

For information on volunteering, renting the senior center building or making a lunch reservation, call 620-382-2942 by 9 a.m. the day of the meal. We are located at 309 S. Third St.

? Janet Bryant, director

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27

Roast turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, cranberry sauce, pumpkin bars, whole wheat rolls, milk.

THURSDAY, Nov. 28

Closed.

FRIDAY, Nov. 29

Unavailable.

MONDAY, Dec. 2

Unavailable.

TUESDAY, Dec. 3

Unavailable.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4

Unavailable.

Peabody Senior Center

The senior center is closed for the Thanksgiving holidays Thursday and Friday, and when we reopen on Monday it will be December.

We have a busy schedule for December, so be sure to watch the Free Press to stay abreast of all the activities.

Our annual Light Tour will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 11, and a bus will pick up people at the center shortly before 6 p.m. It will then go to Peabody Care Center to load and then Westview. Once everyone is picked up, we will travel through Peabody to see the Christmas lights on a street-by-street tour.

Afterwards, the bus will bring everyone back to the center for hot chocolate, cookies and snacks.

Sonja Koslowsky will be playing piano music while we enjoy the snacks and company.

The monthly birthday dinner is at noon Dec. 12.

Come and celebrate with us if you have a birthday in December, and if you don?t, join us and help others celebrate. Braden Coldren with Clear Choice Hearing Aid Center in Hutchinson will talk to us about hearing loss and solutions.

Door prizes will also be given away.

Nancy Pihl with the Marion County Extension office will give a presentation Dec. 17. She is always a fun speaker and very informative.

Randolph Whitely, a medical doctor with Heritage Medical, will be here Dec. 18 for ?Dinner with the Doctor.?

He always provides us with valuable information.

Next month, he plans to discuss a topic that concerns all of us. We certainly appreciate the time he donates to keep us informed.

Also in December, we will have a brunch before the Christmas holidays, but this time Kim Nellans, our cook, is going to change things up a bit. We will be having biscuits and sausage gravy Dec. 23.

Menus are now available for December. Everyone is invited to stop by the center and pick one up.

We also need someone to volunteer in the kitchen from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Fridays and also someone to help deliver meals from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Fridays. If interested in helping, please let us know.

For more information, to volunteer or to make lunch reservations, call 620-983-2226 or stop by 106 N. Walnut. We are open from 9 a.m. until around noon.

Hope you have a safe and happy Thanks?giving.

?Ruth Lott, director

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27

Brunch at 9 a.m. with Breakfast casserole, blueberry coffee cake or cinnamon roll, coffee, tea or milk.

THURSDAY, Nov. 28

Closed.

FRIDAY, Nov. 29

Closed.

MONDAY, Dec. 2

Pork patty, biscuits and gravy, fruit, milk.

TUESDAY, Dec. 3

Chicken and noodles, carrots, wheat bread, fruit, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4

Fish, diced potatoes, corn, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

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