Senior Scribbles (Week of November 8, 2017)

HILLSBORO SENIOR CENTER

November is here, and with it came the time change, so we hope everyone remembered to “fall” back. The Golden Notes Singers were here and en­ter­­tained us after lunch.

Wednesday is chair massages with Barbara. The monthly jam session is Nov. 9 and after lunch.

A few spots remain open for the annual Thanks­giv­ing dinner. For those wanting to eat with us that day, please signup soon. The dinner is at noon Friday, Nov. 17. We are still looking for a head cook, and volunteers are needed. Call for more information. We look forward to having people join us at the senior center for the food, the variety of ac­tiv­ities, and the great fellowship, too.

Please remember anyone at any age can join us for a meal. The suggested donation for 60 and over is $3.50 and 59 and under is $5.25. We hope you will join us soon.

—Brenda Moss, director

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8

Ham loaf, baked sweet potato, mixed vegetables, juice, oatmeal cookie, roll, milk.

THURSDAY, Nov. 9

Chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, pineapple tidbits, roll, milk.

FRIDAY, Nov. 10

Baked fish or chicken patty, oven-roasted potatoes, green beans, oatmeal roll, rosy pears, milk.

MONDAY, Nov. 13

Chicken-broccoli-rice casserole, green beans, cinnamon apples, blueberry muffin, milk.

TUESDAY, Nov. 14

Pork roast, baked sweet potato, mixed vegetables, fruit, cornbread, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Nov, 15

Hawaiian meatballs, roasted red potatoes, green beans, fruit cup, orange juice, roll, milk.

MARION SENIOR CENTER

We celebrated National Fork Day Oct. 26. Joan Meyer and Thelma Blosser showed their special utensils. We had some new trivia, a fork story and song, with everyone raising their lunch time fork high in the air.

We celebrated Halloween with a group-participation story and a corny joke. Several people dressed in costume, including Jackie Hett, Shirley Moore, Barb Bitner, Keith Allison, cook Lucille Bitner and me.

Dawn Miller of Angels Aware Home Care spoke Nov. 1 on, “Enjoy Fitness at Any Age.”

We have two birthdays to celebrate coming up. Teddy Bear birthday is Nov. 14. Bring your bear. Mickey Mouse’s birthday is Nov. 18, celebrated here on Nov. 17. Bring your Mickey Mouse watch, ears, or other items. We will sing the Mickey Mouse Club song.

— Janet Bryant, director

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8

Chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, broccoli, pineapple tidbits, whole wheat roll.

THURSDAY, Nov. 9

Beef & noodles, pickled beets, three-bean salad, apple bread pudding, apricots, whole wheat roll.

FRIDAY, Nov. 10

Ham, baked sweet potatoes, creamed peas, applesauce, oatmeal cookie, whole wheat roll.

MONDAY, Nov. 13

Oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, mixed veggies, peaches, fantastic cake, whole wheat roll.

TUESDAY, Nov. 14

Hawaiian meatballs, scalloped potatoes, green beans, cherry crisp, whole wheat roll.

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15

Pork roast, sweet potatoes, mixed vegetables, mixed veggies, seasonal fruit, corn bread.

PEABODY SENIOR CENTER

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, Nov. 15, when Gayla Ratzlaff, coordinator, Marion County Department on Aging, will be here from 8:30 a.m. to noon. She will be helping with Medicare Part D. For those interested, call us to schedule an appointment. If this is someone’s first time talking about Part D, bring medication list and Medicare card. We are still baking peppernuts, and have just two more baking days, and after that they will be all baked. The peppernuts seem to be going pretty fast, so if someone is needing any, be sure to check us out. And, we always need volunteers, for those who can spare a couple of hours. Our center is looking for kitchen volunteers and substitute drivers. We need people to fill in, which would require working one day a week for about 2 1⁄2 hours.

Activities this week include Monday, board meeting; Tuesday from 3-4:30 p.m. Grief Share; and Wednesday, Medicare Part D appointments.

Our make-up meal is Wednesday and menu includes chili with cinnamon rolls, and Nov. 17 Pea­body is hosting the Senior Citizens of Marion County meeting, and Nov. 20 is the Thanksgiving Dinner. The center is closed Thanks­giv­ing and Nov. 24. Frozen meals are available. Meals are $3.50 for age 60 and older and $5.25 for 59 and under. For more information, call 620-983-2226, or stop by the center at 106 N. Walnut.

— Lou Ann Bowlin,

site manager

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8

Oven-baked chicken, mashed potatoes w/cream, gravy, green beans, fruit, birthday cake, hot roll, milk.

THURSDAY, Nov. 9

Beef stroganoff, noodles, mixed vegetables, wheat bread, dessert, milk.

FRIDAY, Nov. 10

Taco burger, chips, corn, fruit, milk.

MONDAY, Nov. 13

Chicken enchilada, pinto beans, tossed salad, fruit, milk.

TUESDAY, Nov. 14

Liver & onions or beef patty w/fried onions, baked potato, vegetable, bread, dessert, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15

Chef salad w/crackers, fruit, milk.