Peabody Senior Center busy in January

Peabody Senior Center will celebrate January birthdays on Thursday with Kim Nellans’ oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, and all the trimmings.

Also on that day, Peabody Care Center will provide free blood pressure checks and Gayla Ratzlaff will give a talk about hoarding.

The local board meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Everyone is invited to attend this meeting to stay abreast of what is going on and being planned at the senior center. Any member can provide input by sitting in on the meeting.

The center will be closed on Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Frozen meals will be available and delivered the week ahead if you make arrangements to reserve them. Call the center at (620) 983-2226 and let the staff know.

Since the holidays are over and folks are less busy, the center will host bingo once again Jan. 24. Last month only one person stayed, and it’s hard to play bingo with one person. The center has prizes available so there is no need to bring a contribution.

Lunch is served at 11:45 a.m. each day and reservations are needed to be sure the staff prepares enough food.

Call the center at (620) 983-2226 to reserve a meal. After hours, leave a message on the answering machine. Meals are a suggested contribution of $3.15 if you are 60 or older. All others are welcome to eat for $5.

Peppernuts are still available, at the center for $8 a bag.

Volunteers also are appreciated at the center. Anyone with a few hours to give is welcome to help in any of several capacities.

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