Senior Scribbles (week of April 20)

hillsboro senior center

Last week was National Volunteer Week. We hope everyone had a chance to thank all the wonderful volunteers in our community.

Footcare is being rescheduled to Tuesday, April 26, but appointments are needed. For more information or to set up a time, call the center.

Haris Zafar, of Salina, and specializes in audiology, will be here at 12:15 p.m. Wed­nesday, April 20, to speak about hearing loss, its effects and causes. At 11:15, he will also give hearing aid checks. Everyone is encouraged to wear their spring hat on April 22 to the center. The monthly birthday dinner is April 25. Ventriloquist Greg Claas­sen is here after the noon meal on May 6. He’s traveled all over the country, and we hope a lot of people will be here for the program.

We have some projects in the near future to include re­placing two toilets and getting some concrete work done on the sidewalk. Both projects are expensive, but necessary.

If anyone would like to help or is interested in more information, call or stop by. It takes a lot to keep our center going and any and contributions are important.

An­other significant way to keep the center running smoothly is with volunteers. And we are in need of your help. We also provide a free dinner for those who volunteer. To make a reservation, consider volunteering or for other information, call the center at 620-947-2304 or stop by 212 N. Main St.

—Brenda Moss, director


Bierock, roasted red potatoes, tossed salad, mixed fruit, roll, milk.

THURSDAY, April 21

Ham loaf, baked potato, carrot raisin salad, apricots, oatmeal cookie, roll, milk.

FRIDAY, April 22

Chicken tenders, baked beans, cole­slaw, cake, peaches, roll, milk.

MONDAY, April 25

Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, gra­vy, peas & carrots, apple slices, cake, roll, milk.

TUESDAY, April 26

Beef stew, salad, mixed fruit, cornbread, brownie, milk.


Pulled pork, bun, fries, lima beans, oranges, milk.

Marion senior center

We’re in the middle of National Volunteer Week with the them of “Volun­teers Giving Time, Touching Hearts.” The Department on Aging on April 12 honored their volunteers the morning with refreshments and door prizes.

Tristen Cope brought students from Stepping Stones Preschool to sing for the group. These volunteers assemble the newsletter and provide transportation for appointments. Gayla Ratz­laff, coordinator with the Mar­ion County Depart­ment on Aging, and Lanell Hett, secretary/transportation co­ordinator, honored the group. On April 13, I honored other volunteers. These are meal delivery drivers, dining room volunteers and reservation table ladies. We sang a special song in closing. The senior center could not manage without all of our volunteers.

I had my birthday April 7 and brought treats for everyone.

We welcomed Wichita’s Har­vest House members April 8. Have a group gathering? Come here for lunch.

On April 22 is “Poem in Your Pocket Day.” We en­courage everyone to bring in a poem to repeat from memory or read.

Come join us April 27 for a program by Katie Wilcox with Legacy of Herington.

We are located at 309 S. Third St., Marion, or call 620-382-2942.

— Janet Bryant, director


Pork cutlet, brown gravy, pinto beans, apple cobbler, gelatin, whole wheat bread, milk.

THURSDAY, April 21

Ham steak, baked potato, spinach salad, peach crisp, roll, milk.

FRIDAY, April 22

Baked fish, oven-roasted potatoes, cole­slaw, pears, milk.

MONDAY, April 25

Mushroom hamburger steak, baked potato, green peas, banana pudding, whole wheat bread, milk.

TUESDAY, April 26

Honey-glazed pork cutlet, baked sweet potato, zucchini, Mandarin oranges & pineapple, wheat roll, milk.


Barbecued chicken, corn O’Brien, pota­to salad, fruit cup, milk .

PEABODY senior center

We had two fun dinners last week to include celebrating Volunteer Appreciation and all of our April birthdays. Our guest speaker, Renae Riedy, Marion County Extension agent, gave a presentation titled, “Recognizing the Signs of Alzheimer’s,” after our birthday luncheon.

She answered many questions and was a pleasure to have at the center. We welcome others interested in providing a program of in­terest or benefit to our seniors. These programs are enjoyed by everyone at the center.

On April 19 is the center’s business meeting and April 20 is “Dinner With the Doc.”

Be sure to come and participate. We are glad to have Randolph Whitely, a medical doctor, here with us and we appreciate him taking time out of his day for us.

Commodities will be distributed from 12:30-2 p.m. April 20 at the Peabody Se­n­ior Center.

Meals are served at 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday and we ask that everyone planning to come to please call and make a reservation.

The center’s number is 620-983-2226 or stop by 106 N. Walnut.

The suggested meal price is $3.50 for those 60 and older, and $5.25 for anyone 59 and younger. Meals are available by home delivery, pick-up, or dine-in. Frozen meals are also available. Come and en­joy a good meal and good company. We still have April menus and the May menus are now available.

—Lou Ann Bowlin,

site manager


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

THURSDAY, April 21

Goulash, corn, salad, muffin, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

FRIDAY, April 22

Grilled live & onions or hamburger patty, cooked onions, mashed potatoes, gra­vy, vegetable, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

MONDAY, April 25

Tator tot casserole, vegetable, fruit, milk.

TUESDAY, April 26

Mexican casserole, corn, fruit, milk.


Roast pork, gravy, sweet potato, vegetable, applesauce cake, wheat roll, milk.

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