Senior Scribbles (Oct. 16, 2013)

Hillsboro Senior Center

We want to thank everyone who came to our community breakfast fundraiser Oct. 12.

Hearing aid checks are available at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 by Haris Zafar. The center is also having its business meeting over lunch.

Aegis Therapies will be here Thursday, Oct. 17.

Appointments can be made for footcare Nov. 13, and those interested might want to make a note that no footcare will be available in December.

Those interested in chair massages can sign up soon. The massages will begin at 10 a.m. Nov. 6.

We also encourage anyone to invite a neighbor or friend for lunch. We can give up to four meals a month free to those who want to try our meals.

The suggested price for meals is $3.15 for those age 60 and older and $5 for those under 60. It is a great price for a great meal.

For more information on volunteering or lunch reservations, call 620-947-2304 or stop by 212 N. Main St.

Thanks to everyone who supports our senior center by volunteering, having lunch or attending programs.

?Brenda Moss, director

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16

Bierock casserole, mixed vegetables, fruit cocktail, Rice Krispie treats, bread, milk.

THURSDAY, Oct. 16

Roast turkey, baked sweet potato, vegetable medley, peach crisp, bread, milk.

FRIDAY, Oct. 18

Baked fish or alternate of pork patty, macaroni & cheese, spinach salad, mixed fruit, bread, milk.

MONDAY, Oct. 21

Oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, broccoli, angel cake with fruit, bread, milk.

TUESDAY, Oct. 22

Chili, tossed salad, dressing, fruit, cinnamon rolls, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23

Braised pulled pork, fresh potato salad, green beans, cinnamon apples, bread, milk.

Marion Senior Center

I found a sack of tomatoes outside our doors when I opened up Monday.

Did I catch a glimpse of our secret tomato distributor? The game is getting more exciting.

Shirley Bowers brought homemade treats for her birthday Oct. 7.

Belinda Skiles gave a presentation on her wire sculptures of horses. The group was fascinated as she explained the method using wire from hay bales. They are on display at the Coutts Museum of Art in El Dorado through Oct. 31.

We are enjoying trivia about television commercials each day before lunch.

Come join us Oct. 23. The program after lunch will be given by Donovan Schmidt, talking about the Santa Fe Trail.

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, Oct. 16

Meatloaf, gravy, mashed potatoes, succotash, Mandarin oranges and bananas, graham cracker, whole wheat rolls, milk.

THURSDAY, Oct. 17

Country-fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, applesauce, Jell-O, pumpkin bars, whole wheat rolls, milk.

FRIDAY, Oct. 18

Western egg scramble, pinto beans, baked hash brown patties, fruited gelatin, biscuits, milk.

MONDAY, Oct. 21

Roast beef, scalloped potatoes, green beans, fruit cobbler, whole wheat rolls, milk.

TUESDAY, Oct. 22

Sweet and sour pork, rice, carrots, plums, whole wheat rolls, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23

Pork cutlet, sliced potatoes, cabbage with parsley, mixed fruit, angel food cake, whole wheat rolls, milk.

Peabody Senior Center

Chili and cinnamon rolls will be served from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30 on a come-and-go schedule.

Although we prefer reservations, anyone coming at the last minute will be welcome.

The Marion County Department on?Aging annual meeting is Thursday, Oct. 17 in Marion. This is an informative and interesting meeting.

We will start baking peppernuts after lunch Monday, Oct. 21, and need many volunteers for this annual project.

It is the center?s biggest fundraiser of the year, and we always have a lot of fun.

Baking is every Monday and Thursday until the week before Thanksgiving.

Gayla Ratzlaff, coordinator at Marion County Department on Aging, will be at the center in the morning Oct. 21. She will also be available for Medicare Prescription Insurance comparisons. Call and make an appointment.

Everyone is invited to dress up for Halloween, whether it?s scary, a character or something crazy.

The center is participating in the annual Halloween event downtown and donations for the little ?trick or treaters? will be appreciated.

Individually wrapped candies are appropriate, plus we will need volunteers to help with treats.

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

We are open from 9 a.m. until around 12:15 p.m.

Have a great week!

?Ruth Lott, director

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16

Pork roast, potato wedges, peas, cinnamon apples, wheat bread, milk.

THURSDAY, Oct. 17

Liver & onions or hamburger, baked potato, carrots, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

FRIDAY, Oct. 18

Mexican casserole, corn, fruit cocktail, wheat rolls, milk.

MONDAY, Oct. 21

Meatballs, angel hair pasta, peas, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

TUESDAY, Oct. 22

Roast beef, potatoes, gravy, green beans, fruit cobbler, wheat rolls, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23

Sweet & sour pork, rice, carrots, fruit, wheat roll, milk.

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