Senior Scribbles (Oct 12, 2015)

hillsboro senior center

Chair massages are Wednesday, Oct. 12, which is a change from last week, and Bin­go is also after lunch.

The monthly jam session Thursday, Oct. 13.

Haris Zafar, audiologist in Wichita, will be at the center at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, for hearing aid checks.

Footcare is Thursday, Oct. 20, and our sing-along will be moved to Oct. 27. Greenhaw Pharmacy is providing flu shots at 11 a.m. Oct. 27. Bring insurance cards at the time of the shot. Meals on Wheels drivers are needed, and training is providing. We al­so send out reminders about the times, which are from 10:30-11:30 a.m. or depending on the number of meals each day. For those who can help or may know of someone who can let us know.

We also can use volunteers from 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m., too. Anyone volunteering can choose a day that works for them each month or even be on-call should we need them.

Volunteers have a good time and a lot of fun, along with getting a meal for helping us.

For more information about volunteering, or other events and activities, call 620-947-2304.

Anyone at any age can eat at our center. 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.

— Brenda Moss director

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12

Pulled pork, bun, sweet potatoes, lima beans, peaches, brownie, milk.

THURSDAY, Oct. 13

Liver & onions, smothered hamburger, hashbrown potatoes, copper penny salad, pears, garlic salad, milk.

FRIDAY, Oct. 14

Lasagna, broccoli, green beans, pea salad, pears, garlic bread, milk.

Monday, Oct.17

Meat loaf, baked potato, peas & carrots, Mandarin oranges & pineapple, oatmeal raisin cookie, roll, milk.

Tuesday, Oct.18

Shaker bean soup coleslaw, green beans, cottage cheese, peaches, pudding, cornbread, milk.

Wednesday, Oct.19

Sloppy joe, bun, potato salad, marinated green beans, rosy pears, chocolate chip cookie, milk.

Marion senior center

We are beginning to see some items on our menu reflecting the fall season including beef stew, bean soup and hot-beef sandwich.

Check the menu posted at Carlsons and the post office.

We thanked Harlow Warneke for grilling hamburgers Sept. 29. There’s one more time for this menu in October and then the outside grilling will be over for a few months.

Our building was used for the annual Kansas Depart­ment of Transportation em­ployees at this meeting.

Shirley Bowers brought birthday treats on Oct. 3 and Connie Fisher did the same Oct. 5. Our program on Oct. 5 was given by Steve Hudson, superintendent of Marion County Park and Lake. He gave information about annual events at the lake inviting us to take a guided tour and answered questions about wildlife.

There is no program on Oct. 19 as we will be setting up for the big annual meeting of Marion County Senior Citizens. Marion County Demo­crats will meet at 3 p.m. Sun­day, Oct. 16, in the Santa Fe Room, Marion City Library. All county Democrats are en­couraged to attend this im­portant meeting. For more information, call 620-382-2942 or stop by 309 S. Third St.

— Janet Bryant, director

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12

Oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas & carrots, Mandarin oranges, frosted cake, whole wheat bread, milk.

THURSDAY, Oct. 13

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

FRIDAY, Oct. 14

Polish sausage, bun, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, cottage cheese, pineapple, milk.

MONDAY, Oct. 17

Shaker bean soup, coleslaw, cottage cheese, peaches, pudding, cornbread, milk.

TUESDAY, Oct. 18

Meat loaf, baked potato, peas & carrots, Mandarin oranges w/pineapples, oatmeal raisin cookie, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 19

Chicken enchilada, tossed salad, refried beans, pinto beans, rosy pears, milk.

PEABODY SENIOR CENTER

What a fall festival week-end. Saturday started off with meeting our local fire-fighters for some fire safety activities, the American Legion held their fall showcase with lots of vendors, and a chili cookoff. Busy day for many. We even had a contest for our scarecrows, which were popping up all over town—including at our senior center. Ours is a mom and pop scarecrow warming up our bench. Drive around Peabody, and you will be surprised how many are out.

This past week we have been busy preparing for the month, getting our center rea­dy for the fall season. We learned about how important it is to have a “medicine cabinet checkup” and staying in touch with our seniors who have had surgeries, the­ra­pies, rehab, and just being caught up with colds. Our center is blessed with caring volunteers who provide rides to doctor visits, shopping, or even to say, “Hello, how are you doing?”

It’s peppernut time. And is everybody ready? Are you ready? We are. Our equipment was ready to go and we will need people who can help a couple of hours in the afternoons on Mondays and Thursdays, excluding Oct. 20, until Nov. 17. The reason Oct. 20 is out is because that is our SCMC meeting at the Marion Senior Center.

This is a very important project for the center as the funds raised keep our building in good shape, help with the utilities, and keep us open so we can be here for you. Where else can you get a good, nutritious meal for $3.50, a good cup of coffee and lots of friendly people. What I’ve learned since I’ve been here is that we are surrounded by very caring people. This week we started with peppernuts Oct. 11, Dinner with the Doctor (Randolph Whitely), Cards and GriefShare at 3 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 12, birth­day dinner with our fabulous chicken dinner, Sonja at the piano, blood pressure readings and Peabody Police Chief Bruce Burke; Thurs­day, Oct. 13, peppernuts, Friday, Oct. 14, grilled liver and onions; board meeting Oct. 17, and flu shots on Tues­day, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. to noon provided by Marion County Health Department. We have paperwork here at the center to fill out if you would like to do them before you come for the shot.

If you want to have a pneu­monia shot, contact MCHD as they will need a little more information, so they have the right medicine available. We always need backup drivers (car provided) and kitchen help. If you can spare a couple of hours that would be great. Please keep us in mind. The suggested price for meals is $3.50 for people 60 and older, and $5.25 for those 59 and younger. Meals are available by home delivery, pickup or dine-in. Please call for a reservation. Frozen meals are also available.

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

— Lou Ann Bowlin,

site manager

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12

Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, gra­vy, green beans, fruit, birthday cake, wheat roll, milk.

THURSDAY, Oct. 13

Egg, sausage, hash brown bake, vegetable, wheat bread, milk.

FRIDAY, Oct. 14

Grilled liver, onions, hamburger patty, onions, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable. fruit, wheat roll, milk.

Monday, Oct.17

Peppernuts (9:30 a.m. board meeting) chicken pot pie, fruit, milk.

Tuesday, Oct.18

Flu shots today. Meat loaf, baked potato, vegetable, fruit, wheat, bread, milk.

Wednesday, Oct.19

Ham, sweet or baked potato, corn, fruit, wheat bread, milk.