Senior Scribbles (Oct 19, 2016)

hillsboro senior center

This week’s lineup includes Haris Zafar, audiologist of Wichita, assisting people with hearing aid checks, starting at 11 a.m. Oct. 19. Greenhaw Wellness in Hillsboro will offer footcare Thursday, Oct. 20.

The group’s sing-a-long which was planned for Oct. 20 was rescheduled to Thurs­day, Oct. 27. Also on that day, Greenhaw Pharmacy is giving shots. Show & Tell is Friday, Oct. 21, and anything to share is encouraged.

Meals on Wheels Drivers and volunteers during he lunch hour are needed. Anyone who works the day they volunteer will get a free meal. The center is completely run on donations. Without help from generous benefactors, we wouldn’t be able to continue. To handle expenses for one month is about $3,000, which is why we have fundraising ideas on a regular basis.

We also have meal tickets available. They make wonderful holiday gift certificates, birthday gift or anytime gifts. It’s also a good way to reacquaint yourself with the center or stop by for the first time. 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. For more information, call 620-947-2304, or stop by 212 N. Main St., Hillsboro.

— Brenda Moss , director


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


Tator tot casserole, spinach, carrots, Jell-O cake w/topping, fruit cup, roll, milk.

FRIDAY, Oct. 21

Baked beans, chicken breast patty, macaroni & cheese, broccoli, peas, applesauce, pumpkin squares, roll, milk.

Monday, Oct. 24

Pork loin, sweet potato casserole, cabbage, green beans, tropical fruit, pudding, roll, milk.

Tuesday, Oct. 25

Chicken fajita casserole, pinto beans,
Spanish rice, tomato wedges, brownie, fresh fruit, milk.

Wednesday, Oct. 26

Steak soup, black-eyed pea salad, fruit cup, cornbread, milk.

Marion senior center

We are lucky to have people bring us items for the taking. This week we’ve had black walnuts, pumpkins from Jerry Kline and tomatoes from Shirley Bowers.

We had one last meal of hamburgers grilled by Harlow Warneke Oct. 7. It will be spring before this occurs again.

The veteran representative was here on Oct. 11. He needs more clients and will return at 10 a.m. Dec. 13.

Sara Carter of Angels Care was here Oct. 12 to give the program. She talked about the cold and flu season and left some boxes of tissues and liquid soap for door prizes, plus a couple of coloring books.

She took a photo of the pages colored that are on display.

Come join us on Oct. 26. Don Hodson, physician, will give the program about his trip to Uganda. We also have National Fork Day coming up Oct. 28.

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

— Janet Bryant, director


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


Country-fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, tossed salad, apple crisp, whole wheat roll, milk.

FRIDAY, Oct. 21

Tator tot casserole, spinach salad, Jell-O cake w/whipped topping, fresh fruit cup, whole wheat roll, milk.

MONDAY, Oct. 24

Barbecued chicken w/bun, carrots, spinach salad, pineapple, milk.

TUESDAY, Oct. 25

Beefy pepper bake, green beans, sliced peaches, whole wheat roll, milk.


Smothered pork loin, sweet potato casserole, cabbage w/parsley, tropical fruit, pudding, whole wheat roll, milk.


Our annual peppernut fundraising activity continues every Mon­day and Thursday afternoon until Nov. 17, excluding Oct. 20. The project is important for the center because it keeps us going through the year.

If anybody can spare an hour or more a week, please help, we really need volunteers. Last week we had chair massages, dinner with Randolph Whitely, a medical doctor talking about dementia, and grief share time with pastor Rick Schrag.

A lot of people turned out for the monthly birthday event. Bruce Burke, Peabody police chief, talked about our town from his perspective as chief, plus he took time to answer questions.

Burke said we should be watch­ful of our surroundings and lock our doors and ve­hicles.

The Senior Citizens of Marion County Inc. will meet Oct. 20 at Marion Senior Center, 309 S. Third St. The SCMC has served Marion County’s 60 and older residents for more than 50 years. The senior centers and aging service programs starting thanks to a grant from the Ford Foundation on Sept. 6, 1960.

Looking ahead, on Oct. 24 is chair massages; Oct. 25, business meeting and Oct. 26 is open enrollment with Gay­la Ratzlaff, coordinator of MC Department on Aging in Peabody to answer Medicare Part D questions. Call us at 620-983-2226 and make an appointment. Also, have medicine list ready.

— Lou Ann Bowlin,

site manager


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


SCMC Meeting: Tater tot casserole, lettuce salad, wheat bread, fruit, milk.

FRIDAY, Oct. 21

Salmon patty, baked potato, creamed peas, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

Monday, Oct. 24

Peppernut baking: Mexican casserole, corn, fruit, milk.

Tuesday, Oct.25

Business meeting: Spaghetti w/meat sauce, tossed salad w/ dressing, garlic bread, fruit, milk.

Wednesday, Oct. 26

Scalloped potatoes w/ham, vegetable, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

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