Project Concern Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides services to people 60 years of age or older, so that they can live independently with maximum involvement in community activities and affairs.

Project Concern Inc. welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds to join in activities that are provided for older Americans at the senior centers in Effingham and Atchison.

Services include community senior citizen center activities, transportation in the city and home delivered and congregated meals programs. All meals are reviewed by a dietitian and meet all federal and state guideline requirements.

The Atchison Senior Center, 504 Kansas Ave., is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Lunch is served at 11:45 a.m. daily. Cost is $4.50 for those under 60 and a suggested donation of $2.50 for those 60 and over. 

Weekly activities are as follows:

Bingo at 12:30 p.m. daily.

Art class at 9 a.m. Thursday.

Coffee, conversation, cards, darts, billiards and television available daily.

Monday,  May 20 — table bingo.

Tuesday,  May 21 — nickel bingo.

Wednesday,  May 22 — nickel bingo.

Thursday,  May 23 — art class and paper bingo.


Friday,  May 24 — nickel bingo. Potluck from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Bus service is available between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday within the city limits at a cost of $2.00 round trip. Bus service to Walmart and Country Mart is available at a cost of $2.00.

  Buses go to Country Mart from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Monday only and to Walmart from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays. To join the fun and fellowship call



Effingham Town and Country Senior Center, 411 Main St., Effingham, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lunch is served daily at 11:45 a.m.

Weekly activities are as follows:

Bingo at 12:30 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month.

Exercise class at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Bible study at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Coffee, conversation and cards are offered daily.

Potluck is on the fourth Friday of each month.

If you would like to join us for some fun, give us a call at


(913) 833-9461.

Menu for home delivered and congregate meals for the coming week:

Monday: Hamburger nachos with cheese, pea salad, orange pineapple, milk.

Tuesday: Chicken fajitas, Mexican corn, peach upside down cake, milk.

Wednesday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, roll, broccoli Normandy, tropical fruit, milk.

Thursday: Potato soup, grilled cheese, coleslaw, applesauce, milk.

Friday: BBQ pork sandwich, potato chips, buttered beans, oranges and bananas, bar cookie, milk.

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