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Peabody Senior Center conducts services

Peabody Senior Center would like the public to remember it will host weekly Lenten services every Wednesday immediately following lunch. A minister from a community or area church will conduct the services. On March 14, the Rev. David Ragland will speak.

The center will host bingo on Thursday and everyone is invited to stay after lunch and participate. Before the February session, participants decided that rather than bring candy bars to give as prizes, everyone would bring a can of food to donate to the local food pantry. It was such a success that the seniors will continue that plan in the future.

On March 16, the center will host the monthly Marion County Department on Aging board meeting. The meeting is always a good source of valuable information for seniors.

Anyone who failed to pick up February commodities from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, or anyone who could use additional commodities, should call the senior center. There are still items available that will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Normal income qualifications apply.

Dinner is served each weekday at 11:45 a.m. Suggested donation for those 60 and older is $2.75 and $4.50 is suggested for those 59 and younger.

Reservations can be made by phone at (620) 983-2226 a day ahead. There is an answering machine to allow those calling late to make a reservation.

Home delivery of the same nutritious meals is available as well by calling the same number and requesting delivery.

Volunteers also are always welcome and site manager Ruth Lott and her staff will work to schedule people who want to work only a few hours as well as those who want to volunteer on a regular basis.

For more information, contact the senior center at (620) 983-2226.

Last modified March 8, 2012