Senior Scribbles (September 7, 2016)

hillsboro senior center

This week we have chair massages Wednesday, Sept. 7, and a jam session Sept. 8. Stop by and enjoy one or more events this week.

Remember the Kansas State Fair starts Friday, Sept. 9. Our make-up meal is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, after missing a day because of an ice storm earlier in the year. The meal will be a breakfast, but meal tickets can be used as a weekday meal.

The center will serve a fundraising meal Sept. 17 during the Arts and Crafts Fair. Parking is available, but the north side of our drive will be blocked off so enter on east side of the alley. For those who would like a meal delivered that day, please call. We are still needing volunteers and Meals on Wheels drivers. Anyone who volunteers will get a meal the day they help.

We want to thank everyone for their support of the center.

For more information, stop by 212 N. Main St. or call 620-947-2304.

—Brenda Moss, director


Herbed pork roast, baked potato, sour cream, green beans w/onions, cake, roll, milk.


Hamburger, bun, marinated green beans, baked beans, apricots, milk.

FRIDAY, Sept. 9

Catfish or beef pattie, sauteed zucchini & squash, stewed tomatoes, apple crisp, roll, milk.

MONDAY, Sept. 12

Barbecued meatballs, lima beans, California blend vegetables, carrots, pudding, roll, milk.

TUESDAY, Sept. 13

Herbed-baked chicken, baked sweet potato, green beans, strawberries & bananas, cookie, roll, milk.


Spaghetti w/meat sauce, peas, carrots, tossed salad or marinated tomatoes, fruit cup, roll, milk.

Marion senior center

Summer is over, Septem­ber is here and time to be­come a regular for meals at the senior center. Plan for a good noon meal and you won’t need to cook for supper.

We surprised Ron Wright for his birthday, Aug. 26, when his favorite sister, Barb Bitner, brought in treats for the day.

We have a memorial box out for Jane McCormick. Please come in and contri­bute in her memory.

Susan Davis, a member of the Area Agency on Aging board, was here Aug. 30 to do our yearly evaluation and stayed to eat with us.

Our program on Aug. 31 was given by Phoebe Janzen, who showed her photographs of nature taken in the county. It was a big hit.

Come join us Sept. 14. Our program will be given by Steven Hudson, Marion County Park and Lake superintendent.

Remember we have exercises at 11 a.m. every Friday led by St. Luke Hospital’s physical therapists.

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

— Janet Bryant, director


Grilled hamburger w/bun, onions, to­matoes, lettuce, baked potato wedges, watermelon, milk.


Breaded chicken tenders, lima beans, sauteed zucchini, tossed salad, cinnamon baked apple, whole wheat roll, milk.

FRIDAY, Sept. 9

Country-fried steak, cream gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, brownies w/icing, ice cream, milk.

MONDAY, Sept. 12

Beef & noodles, carrots, pickled beets, lime-sprinkled pears, whole wheat roll, milk.

TUESDAY, Sept. 13

Ham loaf, sweet potato, spinach salad, cornbread, fruit salad, brownie, milk.


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


Hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend.

This past week was a busy one, for me in particular, with end-of-the-month reports. It keeps all the senior site directors hard at work for a couple of days just getting everything ready.

As much as I prepare ahead of time, you still can’t finalize anything until the last day of the month.

We had our Labor Day brunch last Friday and delivered frozen dinners so our seniors could have meals for the holiday.

This is always a fun time with everyone enjoying themselves just visiting.

Our tai chi class with Gayla Ratzlaff, coordinator of the Marion County De­part­ment on Aging, will be extended one more week.

The last class will be Sept. 13.

Ratzlaff said she is planning another session sometime in the near future and it will be tai chi for diabetics. Indian Guide will also be having its diabetic class Sept 13, too.

Our board meeting will be Monday, Sept. 12. Massage by Rachel is Tuesday, Sept. 13. Our birthday dinner and blood pressure check-ups are Sept. 14 with the best baked chicken ever. On Sept. 18 we will have “Dinner with the Doc” and Friday, Sept.19, is the Senior Citizens of Marion County meeting at Marion. Other programs are coming up the following week.

We are starting a class this month with Sandy Hey­man on making quilt blocks like they do for barns only. These will be 12-inches-by-12-inches and the kits will be ready to go.

She will bring patterns and mark the one we choose and help to get us started.

We can work at our own pace and she will supervise us.

The classes will start at 10 a.m. Sept. 29. The cost is $25, and you get everything you need, including the paint.

This should be a fun project, and when it’s done, it can be hung on a door outside or outside to enjoy.

Be sure to call 620-983-2226 or Lou Ann’s cell at 417-239-5267 and let us know as soon as you can so we can put you on the list. She needs time to get the kits ready for us.

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,

site manager


Roast pork w/gravy, sweet potato, vegetable, applesauce cake, wheat bread, milk.


Chicken pot pie, fruit, milk.

FRIDAY, Sept. 9

Salmon patty, baked potato, creamed peas, blueberry muffin, milk.

MONDAY, Sept. 12

Grilled liver & onions or hamburger patty with cooked onions, potatoes, vegetable, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

TUESDAY, Sept. 13

Lasagna, tossed salad w/dressing, garlic bread, fruit, milk.


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

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