Senior Scribbles (September 14, 2016)

hillsboro senior center

We hope you can join us soon at the Senior Center. We have games and fellowship every Monday after lunch and every Wednesday. We have bingo after lunch and the first Wednesday of the month we have chair massages. Call for more information.

We also have a jam session the second Thursday of the month, and we started a sing-a-long the third Thursday of the month. Now everyone really enjoys them both.

On Saturday, Sept. 17 we will have a fundraiser meal during the Arts and Crafts Fair. It will be our German meal again. We start serving at 10:30 a.m. The north parking lot will be open for people to park. You will need to enter through the alley. We also will deliver to the congregate at Parkside, too. But we cannot go anywhere else as it’s too much for our drivers to fight the traffic and people. Call ahead of time for more information.

We will have footcare on Tuesday Sept. 20 and audiologist Haris Zafar will do hearing aid checks at 11 a.m Wednesday, Sept. 21. We have also set a flu shot date for Oct. 27, starting at 11 a.m., with Greenhaw Pharmacy. You can call or stop by to get your name on the list.

We have signup with Gayla Ratzlaff for the drug plan signup. She will be at our center three different times—Monday, Oct. 24; Thursday, Nov. 3; and Tuesday, Nov. 29. Call to get your name and time on one of the dates. We thank everyone for your support to our center.

—Brenda Moss, director


Spaghetti w/meat sauce, peas & carrots, salad, marinated tomato, fruit, roll, milk.

THURSDAY, Sept. 15

Chicken & dumplings, carrots, apple cabbage, salad, green beans, peaches, roll milk.

FRIDAY, Sept. 16

Chef salad, crackers, hamburger w/bun, tomatoes, peas & carrots, fruit, muffin, milk.

MONDAY, Sept. 19

Tator tot casserole, vegetables, peaches, cake, roll, milk.

TUESDAY, Sept. 20

Chicken enchiladas casserole, pinto beans, salad, tomato wedges, milk.


Meat loaf, mashed potatoes, candied carrots, applesauce, poke cake, pineapple, milk.

Marion senior center

We are looking forward to Sept. 9 to help Irene Richmond celebrate her 100th birthday with us. We also send meals to Bula Good, who soon be 100 years old. We have some lively 90-year-olds who come in and eat with us. All are great examples of aging well.

Our program on Sept, 7 was Wanda Williams, who plays the piano with her signature enthusiastic style. We thank Keith Allison for tuning the piano for her the day before.

Just a reminder that our building may be rented for $50 for reunions, parties and other get-togethers.

Also, besides congregate meals, we deliver meals or they may be picked up as take-out meals.

Come join us on Senior Center Day, Sept. 21. The program will be given by the owners of FamLee Bakery.

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

— Janet Bryant, director


Oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, tossed salad, peas, strawberries & bananas, whole wheat roll, milk.

THURSDAY, Sept. 15

Herbed pork roast, baked potato, green beans, onions, white cake iced, pineapple, whole wheat roll, milk.

FRIDAY, Sept. 16

Grilled hamburger, bun, sliced onions, tomatoes, lettuce, potato salad, wa­ter­melon, milk.

MONDAY, Sept. 19

Barbecued meatballs, butter beans California blend vegetables, pineapple pudding, whole wheat bread, milk.

TUESDAY, Sept. 20

Herbed baked chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, strawberry shortcake with biscuit & whipped topping, whole wheat roll, milk.


Spaghetti w/meat sauce, spinach salad, zucchini, fruit cup, garlic toast, milk.


Sept. 12 was our board meeting, and on the Sept. 13 we had the chair massages with Rachel, plus our last class of tai chi. Sept. 14 was Birthday Dinner with baked chicken and blood pressure readings. We are grateful that Peabody Health and Rehab Center has a nurse come to the center and take the blood pressures.

On Thursday, Sept. 22, we will have “Dinner with the Dr.” Joe Black, physician assistant, will be here to present a program.

This week we have Marion County Board meeting on Sept. 16 in Lincoln­ville, and on Tuesday, Sept. 20, don’t forget the Sunflower Fair in Salina. It’s your premier health and wellness event. A lot of workshops are available that you can attend. The cost is $25 at the door. This includes a full day of fun and a hot roast beef lunch, plus Antique Tractor show, Kansas Lions Mobile Screening Unit,a silent auction and live auction, and even flu shots in the exhibit area.

Let the baking begin! Be sure to mark your calendar. We are getting everything in works to start baking peppernuts. We will actually start Monday, Oct. 10, and bake until Nov. 17. The baking will start after the lunch crew is finished here at the Peabody Senior Center. Volunteers will bake every Monday and Thursday, except Oct. 20. Of course you know what that means, we need you as a volunteer. Please help us in this adventure. I guarantee a fun time just to be together. This project helps us to keep our center functioning.

We appreciate all of you who come in and eat and take a part in our activities. As I mentioned last week, at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, we are doing our barn quilt project. We now have 15 signed up for the class. There’s still room for a few more if interested. The class is done by Sandy Heyman, Burns, a well-known quilter and also known for her great barn quilts that are made to hang on barns, fences or other locations. We are doing 12 inch by 12 inch ones, so you can hang on your door or inside. The kit costs $25 and includes everything you need plus instructions. You can’t beat that. She will bring a few patterns to choose from or you can bring your own pattern, but it needs to be kept simple. We look forward to seeing you.

The suggested price for meals is $3.50 for people 60 and older, and $5.25 for those 59 and younger. Meals are available by home delivery, pickup or dine-in. Please call for a reservation. Frozen meals are also available.

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

— Lou Ann Bowlin,


Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, wheat roll, fruit, birthday cake, milk.

THURSDAY, Sept. 15

Egg/sausage/hash brown bake, vegetable, fruit, milk.

FRIDAY, Sept. 16

Chicken-fried steak, baked potato, vegetable, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

MONDAY, Sept. 19

Chicken enchilada casserole, pinto beans, dessert, milk.

TUESDAY, Sept. 20

Meat loaf, baked potato, vegetable, fruit, wheat bread, milk.


Smothered chicken breast, mashed potatoes, green beans, fruit, whole wheat bread, milk.