Senior Scribbles (Sept. 28, 2011)

hillsboro senior center

A big thank-you goes to members of the Tabor College softball team for all their hard work in helping us at our Arts & Crafts fundraising event. They did a great job.

It?s already the end of Sep?tem?ber and time is flying by. Bingo will be after lunch Sept. 28 and every Wednesday and Friday Esther Funk will provide piano music during lunch. We encourage others to stop by and enjoy her ?joyful sounds.?

Blood pressure checks will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 6, along with a program provided by the new Hillsboro Clinic.

If anyone is interested in presenting a program, they are encouraged to call. The center?s goal is to get one program scheduled each month if enough people signup.

We are looking for people who could present a craft program with emphasis on holiday ideas.

Along with lunch, we hope to see seniors and others stop in for a cup of coffee, play a game, work on a puzzle, or simply chat with others.

The center is selling a bag of 13 verenika for $8. If interested call or stop by.

The cost of meals for those age 59 and under is $4.50 and those over age 60 is $2.75.

For more information, or if you have exercise equipment you are willing to donate, call 620-947-2304 before 9 a.m. the day of the meal. We are located at 212 N. Main St.

? Brenda Moss, director

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28

Salisbury steak, mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, pickled beets, hot rolls, blueberry cobbler, milk.

THURSDAY, Sept. 29

Baked fish with alternate, sliced tomatoes, coleslaw, apples, muffin, crustless apple pie, milk.

FRIDAY, Sept. 30

Pulled pork sliders, applesauce, carrots, Jell-O, cream puffs, milk.

AGAPE senior center

We had a wonderful week here at AGAPE. The ladies had a good time Wednesday sharing all the information and door prizes they received at the Senior Fair on Tuesday. Apparently a good time was had by all.

We had quite a few participants for foot health care Thurs?day. Glad to see Mary Ann McFadden back.

Well, my idea for arts and crafts on Friday didn?t go over very well, but I?ll keep plugging away.

Definitely had a great time Saturday morning at the biscuit-and-gravy fundraiser. Great success. God bless those who hosted, served and gave generously to the seniors of our center.

The Tabor Lunch Bunch will meet Tuesday this week. On Saturday, Goessel has its city-wide garage sale and Harvest Festival and the AGAPE Center will be having a garage/bake sale. I was told by one of our volunteers that she made peppernuts. I?ll definitely be out early to get some for myself.

Upcoming events to look forward to in October are birthday celebration and Halloween costume party, to mention a couple.

Please call before noon the business day before you want to eat lunch with us.

?Jenny Girard, manager

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28

Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, beets, wheat bread, Jell-O with fruit, milk.

THURSDAY, Sept. 29

Pork chops, bread dressing, stewed tomatoes, wheat bread, pineapple, milk.

FRIDAY, Sept. 30

Baked fish with alternate grilled chicken breasts, baked potatoes, coleslaw, wheat bread, apricots, milk.

MONDAY, Oct. 3

Creamed chicken, boiled potatoes, carrots, wheat bread, fruit cocktail, milk.

TUESDAY, Oct. 4

Meatballs with gravy, potato wedges, mixed vegetables, wheat bread, pears, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5

Roast pork, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, wheat bread, fruit cobbler, milk.

Marion senior center

Autumn is just around the corner, time to venture down to the senior center to join your friends for lunch.

We got government commodities Sept. 15. Gary and Karen Chaput drove to Council Grove to get them. Then people unloaded and sacked everything. The crew was in the charge of Shirley Moore. Also helping were Norman Funk, Larry Blosser, Keith Holtsclaw, Clayton Hamm, Suzanne Thole, Virginia Downing, Evelyn Jewett, Jim Osborn, Valera Morgan, Karen Kline and Sue Clough.

Two vans of people went to the senior fair at the Salina Bicentennial Center. The most popular workshop was given by Marci Penner, author and director of the Kansas Sampler Foundation in Inman. She showed photos from her book, ?The Eight Wonders of Kansas.? The session I was in had a contest to find who had been to the most attractions in Kansas. Jerry Kline won a membership in the Kansas?Explorer?s Club.

Senior Center Day was Sept. 21. New officers were elected: Sue Clough, president; Clayton Hamm, vice-president; Shirley Bowers, secretary, and Marilyn Geis, treasurer.

Gayla Ratzlaff, coordinator of the Department on Aging, presented information about the prescription drug program enrollment that begins Oct. 15.

Come join us for lunch Oct. 5; a program will follow.

For more information on programs or to make a lunch reservation, call 620-382-2942 by 9 a.m. the day of the meal or stop by the center, 309 S. Third St.

? Janet Bryant, director

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28

Barbecued chicken, potato salad, green beans, blushing applesauce, whole wheat rolls, milk.

THURSDAY, Sept. 29

Chicken breast on rice, California blend, pears, cookies, whole wheat rolls, milk.

FRIDAY, Sept. 30

Baked fish, baked potatoes, spinach salad, cake, whole wheat rolls, milk.

Peabody senior center

We are so appreciative of the fall weather and all the more because of the hot, hot summer we survived.

I know that Peabody streets are filled with people walking and enjoying the weather and the opportunity to get some good, heart-healthy exercise.

Why not join them and maybe walk (or drive would be fine!) down to the Senior Center for a healthy lunch? Be sure to call the day before to reserve you meal and we’ll set the table for you.

On Sept. 28, we will be having our monthly bowling tournament. We have a lot of fun with the Wii bowling and invite others to join us right after lunch.

If you have never bowled with the Wii come try it with us.

There is no “skill level” involved and you can even do it standing up or sitting down. It’s just another fun get together at the Peabody Senior Center.

Menus for October are now available at the Senior Center at 106 N. Walnut or, of course, are printed in the newspaper weekly.

Call 620-983-2226 and reserve a meal for the next day and come enjoy the good food and the good company we have each day at 11:45 a.m. Hope to see you soon!

? Ruth Lott and

Arlene Unruh, site co-managers

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28

Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, beets, wheat bread, Jell-O with fruit, milk.

THURSDAY, Sept. 29

Pork chops, bread dressing, stewed tomatoes, wheat bread, pineapple, milk.

FRIDAY, Sept. 30

Baked fish with alternate grilled chicken breasts, baked potatoes, coleslaw, wheat bread, apricots, milk.

MONDAY, Oct. 3

Creamed chicken, boiled potatoes, carrots, wheat bread, fruit cocktail, milk.

TUESDAY, Oct. 4

Meatballs with gravy, potato wedges, mixed vegetables, wheat bread, pears, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5

Roast pork, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, wheat bread, fruit cobbler, milk.

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