Senior Scribbles (Oct. 8, 2013)

Hillsboro Seniors

We encourage everyone to come and enjoy a cup of coffee at the Hillsboro senior center starting at 8 a.m.

Programs for this week include Dan Kinning, Hillsboro chief of police, Wednesday, Oct. 9, talking about senior safety.

The community breakfast is from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. We will be serving waffles, Hillsboro sausage, coffee, juice and milk for $6.

In addition, the center will have a program by Leroy Peterson on becoming friends.

Flu shots will be given starting at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 22.

We need volunteers to help at the center and anyone who helps will get their meal free that day.

If interested, call for more information.

We also want to thank everyone for supporting our center.

Remember anyone at any age can join us for a meal. Reservations can be made by calling by 9 a.m. the day of the meal or the day before. We have an answering machine for those who want to leave a message.

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.

?Brenda Moss, director

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 9

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

THURSDAY, Oct. 10

Roast turkey, cornbread dressing, peas, tossed salad, dressing, fruit cup, bread, milk.

FRIDAY, Oct. 11

Baked fish, alternative of pork chop, garlic mashed potatoes, carrots, strawberry, cake, bread, milk.

MONDAY, Oct. 14

Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, fruit cobbler, bread, milk.

TUESDAY, Oct. 15

Pork roast, mashed potatoes, carrots, fruit gelatin, bread, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16

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

Marion Senior Center

We now have an official vice-president for Marion Senior citizens. As a result of write-in votes, Harold Triggs now holds that office.

Our building was rented twice last week, once to the Kansas Department of Transportation employees and then on Old Settler?s Day for a class reunion.

The center is available for rent for $50.

We have a new dining room volunteer, Vickie Kaempfe. If you are bored and need to get out of the house, come on in.

We have fun while working.

On Oct. 2, Dorothy Conyers reported about her experience at the Senior Fair in Salina. She signed up for many prizes and won a membership for a year at Rolling Hills Zoo and can bring a friend.

Our speaker on Oct. 2 was Bonnie Scheid from Hesston. She has worked in Puerto Rico, Rio de Janeiro and Hong Kong. She had two of her books available to include ?Recycle Your Life? and ?Seniors Living Well from A to Z.?

Gayla Ratzlaff, Marion County Department on Aging coordinator, will talk about the prescription drug plan Monday, Oct. 14.

There will be no program on Senior Center Day, Oct. 16, as we set up for the big annual meeting Oct. 17.

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. 9

Ham, scalloped potatoes, carrots, pineapple crumble, whole wheat rolls, milk.

THURSDAY, Oct. 10

Mexican casserole, peas, corn on the cob, fruit cocktail, whole wheat rolls, milk.

FRIDAY, Oct. 11

Cheeseburger on bun, lettuce, tomato, onions, potato salad, fruit, milk.

MONDAY, Oct. 14

Beef stew, tossed salad, fruit salad, frosted cake, wheat rolls, milk.

TUESDAY, Oct. 15

Barbecued pork, bun, potato wedges, green beans, cinnamon baked apples, wheat rolls, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16

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

Peabody Senior Center

Due to conflicts of dates, we have some activity changes from what was originally printed on the menu earlier in the month.

Just watch the Scribbles and I will remind everyone of upcoming events.

Columbus Day is Monday, Oct. 14, but we will be open for business. Our monthly board meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. and everyone is invited to attend. This is where you learn what is going on at the Senior Center and also have the opportunity to make suggestions of what activities you would like to see incorporated. Our lunch will be served at the regular time that day.

Bingo has been changed to Tuesday, Oct. 15, after lunch. Everyone is encouraged to bring a Halloween treat to put in the prize basket.

The monthly ?Dinner with the Doctor? is Wednesday, Oct. 16, and will feature Randolph Whitely.

Whitely talks with us each month regarding medical issues and conditions.

He has a topic, and afterward, we are able to ask questions. He also asks us for input into future topics.

Anyone who has something they would like to discuss is encouraged to make suggestions.

The Marion County annual meeting is Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Marion Senior Center.

They will be honoring Marion County artists this year, and one of the honorees is Beverly Dillon.

Dillon of Peabody will be recognized and also have a painting on display.

Reservations are needed to attend. The cost is $5 per person and tickets are available at the senior center at 106 N. Walnut in Peabody.

Some commodities are still left from the distribution at the center. For those with a need and who qualify, come by.

It?s time for renewal of our prescription drug insurances, and Gayla Ratzlaff, Marion County Department on Aging coordinator, will be available Oct. 21 in Peabody to assist with this.

Ratzlaff said she plans to be at the center in the morning. Call for an appointment at 620-983-2226. Anyone interested is asked to bring a list of their current prescriptions with you.

Meals are served each week day at 11:45 a.m. by reservation. The suggested cost is $3.15 for seniors 60 and above, and $5 for those under 60.

We are needing to replenish our volunteer list again, and if you are available for a few hours on a weekday morning once a week or occasionally, we would love to have you.

Volunteers are also needed to work in the kitchen and for deliveries.

Have a great week!

?Ruth Lott, director

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 9

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

THURSDAY, Oct. 10

Vegetable soup, ham salad sandwich, fruit, milk.

FRIDAY, Oct. 11

Pork patty, biscuits and gravy, vegetables, fruit, milk.

MONDAY, Oct. 14

Meatloaf, baked potatoes, lima beans, Mandarin oranges, wheat bread, milk.

TUESDAY, Oct. 15

Fish or chicken strip, diced potatoes, corn, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16

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