Senior Scribbles (Oct. 2, 2013)

Hillsboro Senior Center

October menus are now available.

Other activities include Bingo after the noon meal and chair massages starting at 10 a.m., both on Wednesday, Oct. 2.

Foot care will be available Friday, Oct. 4, and appointments are needed.

We hope you can join us soon for a meal and program.

Volunteers are always needed, and if interested call or stop by.

If anyone has been on a trip and may have a power point or pictures, please consider sharing it with us. Anyone who does will have lunch on us the day of the presentation.

Reservations can be made by calling the center no later than 9 a.m. the day of the meal or leave a message on the answering machine.

Anyone can join us at the center for a meal. The suggested price 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.

?Brenda Moss, director


Country-fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, sherbet, bread, milk.


Barbecued chicken, lima beans, peas, pineapple crumble, bread, milk.

FRIDAY, Oct. 4

Breaded pork chop, sweet potatoes, green beans, rice pudding, bread, milk.

MONDAY, Oct. 7

Chicken Ritz, mixed vegetables, pasta salad, grapes, bread, milk.


Meat loaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots, peaches, bread, milk.


Taco salad or alternative hamburger on bun, tomatoes, corn chips, angel cake, blueberries, bread, milk.

Marion Senior Center

We?ve had tables of lively people eating with us this week. We started playing pitch (we also play hand and foot) on Sept. 24.

The Kansas Food Bank truck brought potatoes, bread and pastries to our parking lot, which made for another smaller food giveaway Sept. 19.

Gene Winkler makes the project happen in Marion.

Reservations are being taken for the county annual meeting Oct. 17. Meal tickets or cash are not accepted that day. Everyone must pay $5 for the reservation.

Harold Triggs celebrated his birthday with us on Sept. 23 by providing cookies for everyone.

An efficient group came in on Sept. 23 to assemble the Marion County Department on Aging newsletter. They included Wanda Hamm, Evelyn Jewett, Al and Gloria Ash, Mary Hett, Marilyn Geis, Jane Makovec and Elsie Reiswig.

A number of Marion County senior citizens attended the Sunflower Fair in Salina Sept. 24.

Our county ?Sensational Sunflower? was Dee Duggan of Tampa.

We welcomed residents of Hilltop Manor Sept. 25. The program was given by Grace Yoder, who took a memorable trip to Ukraine.

Come join us Oct. 9. Our program will be given by local wire sculptor Belinda Skiles, who specializes in horse figures.

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


Country-fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, sherbet, bread, milk.


Liver & onions or alternate of hamburger steak & onions, baked potato, sour cream, broccoli, pudding, bread, milk.

FRIDAY, Oct. 4

Beef stroganoff over noodles, mixed vegetables, squash salad, fruit, bread, milk.

MONDAY, Oct. 7

Meat loaf, scalloped potatoes, carrots, tomato, fruit, Jell-O, bread, milk.


Chef salad or alternate of hamburger, bun, tots, tropical fruit, fruit muffin, milk.


Country-fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, sherbet, bread, milk.

Peabody Senior Center

We have moved into October and we had a ?treat? this week finalizing our books for the month of September.

We?ve posted attendance month to date and total goal on our sign-in sheets hoping to inspire people to eat an extra one or two meals during the month. It looks like it might be a good strategy.

Our goal is 800 total meals served each month and in August we totaled 688.

When the final tally was done for September we had served 720 total meals. It was a good job to everyone who came in and ate with us and contributed to the additional 32 meals served between August and September.

This now poses another goal of 800 in October, topping the 720 served in September. It?s like climbing a ladder. With everyone working together, I know we will reach the top and surpass the goal.

Fall will be a busy time around the center. We have birthday dinner scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 9 and hope you will mark it on your schedules.

?Dinner with the Doctor? will be Wednesday, Oct. 16, and Bingo will be after lunch Thursday, Oct. 17.

It is time to review and/or renew prescription drug plans and Gayla Ratzlaff with the Area Agency on Aging will be here at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, to assist with that process.

Be sure to make an appointment with the center by calling 620-983-2226.

Everyone is asked to bring their list of medications with them to the appointment.

Menus are available at 106 N. Walnut in Peabody.

The cost of meals is $3.15 for anyone 60 years or older. We also encourage those under 60 to attend with their cost at $5.

Hope to see you soon.

?Ruth Lott, director


Bierock casserole, mixed vegetables, fruit cocktail, Rice Krispie treat, milk.


Roast turkey, baked sweet potato, peas, peach crisp, wheat roll, milk.

FRIDAY, Oct. 4

Fish or chicken strip, macaroni & cheese, spinach, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

MONDAY, Oct. 7

Ham, scalloped potatoes, carrots, pineapple, wheat roll, milk.


Beef stroganoff over noodles, mixed vegetables, fruit, wheat roll, milk.


Chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, fruit/cake, wheat roll, milk.

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