Senior Scribbles (Nov 30, 2016)

hillsboro senior center

We hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving. We will be ending November soon and welcoming Decem­ber; this year has gone fast.

We have games and fellowship every Monday after the noon meal and on every Wednesday we play bingo after the noon meal.

We will have Dr. Schmidt here Thursday, Dec. 1. We will be having chair massages Thursday, Dec. 15; call for more information. We also will have our Christmas dinner Thursday, Dec. 15. The program will be a sing-a-long to Christmas songs, so it is filling up fast. Call if you’d like your name down or need one delivered .

We also had to get a new dishwasher so we are accepting donations to help pay for that expense. If you can help, let us know and we can give you a receipt for your donation. We only run on donations. Every quarter, a rental check from North Central Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging for cooking the meals, but that doesn’t even cover our monthly bills. We would be grateful to everyone who helps us.

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

For more information, call 620-947-2304, or stop by 212 N. Main St., Hillsboro.

— Brenda Moss, director


Tator tot casserole, spinach, cookie, orange wedges, roll, milk.

December menus unavailable

Marion senior center

We celebrated Mickey Mouse’s birthday Nov. 18 with a display of Mickey Mouse items and the official song led by Connie Fisher. Laurie Miesse brought in green tomatoes to ripen or use in various recipes.

We did Thanksgiving trivia Nov. 22. On Nov. 23, we sang, “Come Ye Thankful People Come,” led by Sue Clough with piano accompaniment by keith Allison. There was the reading of the story, “‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving.”

Just a reminder that meals may be picked up each day if one chooses not to eat in the center. We also provide meal delivery for those unable to come in to eat.

Come join us Dec. 7 when Lydia Gates will play the piano after lunch.

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

— Janet Bryant, director


Chicken enchiladas, pinto beans, tossed salad, brownie, seasonal fresh fruit, milk.


Smothered pork loin, sweet potato casserole, cabbage with parsley, tropical fruit pudding, with roll, milk.

FRIDAY, Dec. 2

Chicken patty, hash brown casserole, green beans, pineapple, oatmeal cookie with bread, milk.

MONDAY, Dec. 5

Beefy pepper bake, broccoli, sliced peachers with rolls, milk.


Barbecued chicken on bun, carrots, spinach slad, pineapple, milk.


Lasagna, broccoli, tossed salad, pears, garlic bread, milk.


Our seniors had a good week between getting a chair massage, hearing a report from our board at the business meeting and a well-attended Thanks­­­giving brunch. This week is winding down, but we are already preparing for Christmas.

Chair massages are available Dec. 5 with Shirley and Dec. 19 with Rachel.

On Dec. 12 is the center’s board meeting and Dec. 14 is our birthday dinner with Renae Riedy continuing the second part of her presentation, “Keys to Embracing Aging.”

The Holiday Light Tour is scheduled, but more information on it will appear in next week’s column.

The Senior Citizens of Marion County meeting is Dec. 16 at Marion. We still have peppernuts left to sell. We’ve had quite a turnout and really appreciated everyone who supported this venture. The volunteers put in many days without a single complaint. It’s fun to see who shows up. They all have a good time reminiscing.

Frozen dinners are still available and Meals on Wheels is for those who need their food delivered. Our thanks for those helping when they can. It is appreciated. Have a good week and hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving.

Meals cost $3.50 for those who are 60 and over; $5.25 for 59 and under.

For more information or to make a meal reservation, call 620-983-2226 or stop by 106 N. Walnut St.

— Lou Ann Bowlin,

site manager


Spaghetti w/meat sauce, tossed salad, garlic bread, fruit, milk.


Chicken enchilada casserole, pinto beans, dessert, milk.

FRIDAY, Dec. 2

Grilled chicken breast with cream gravy, baked bread dressing, vegetable, fruit, wheat roll, milk.

Monday, Dec. 5

Egg/sausage/hash brown bake, mixed vegetables, fruit milk.

Tuesday, Dec. 6

Roast pork with gravy, sweet or baked potato, vegetable, applesauce cake, wheat roll, milk.

Wednesday, Dec. 7

Lasagna, salad, garlic bread, fruit, milk.

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