Monday, March 30, 2020


Senior Citizens of Marion County, Inc.

Serving Marion County 60+ Residents for over 50 years

         The Senior Citizens of Marion County, Inc. received a Ford Foundation grant on September 6, 1960 to start senior centers and aging service programs.





In 1974 the Nutrition Meal Program was added to four of the established Senior Centers.

  • In 1979 the Dept. for Elderly (now Dept on Aging) was set up to administrate Mill Levy funds among the eleven senior centers with the approval of a 12-Member Board and County Commissioners
  • Provide matching funds for the Senior Care Act Program administrated by North Central Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging.
  • This organization supports and encourages healthy independent living.


2020 Board of Directors

                                                         District 1                         District 3                              District 5

                                  Jan Frantz- Hillsboro        Judy Mellott-Peabody            Flo Rahn- Hillsboro

                                             LiLa Unruh-Durham           Pat Henderson-Peabody             

                                      District 2                             District 4    

                                            Mary Rogers-Marion              Barbara Smith-Marion

                                             Barbara Craney-Lincolnville                       



     2020 Executive Committee

                         Judy Mellott- Board Chairman                        Jan Frantz -District 1   

                               Lila Unruh -Vice Chairman                           Mary Rogers -District 2

                               Barb Smith -Secretary/Treasurer                   Flo Rahn -District 5


    2020 SCMC Scholarship Application

The Marion County SCMC Board awards a $500 Scholarship to one Marion County High School Senior, who intends to pursue a career in an Aging related field:medicine, nursing, social work,  therapies(speech, physical and occupational) and gerontology. The applicant may attend the college/technical school of their choice.


                                                        2020 Board Meetings

  All Board meetings begin at 10:00 a.m. on the third Friday of the month at the below hosting Senior Center except for the Annual Meeting, which is held on the third Thursday in October. Click on town to view SCMC minutes from this meeting.

 Month        Date                         Senior Center

                              January       17---------------------Hillsboro

                              February      21---------------------Marion

                               March        20---------------------Peabody

                               April          17---------------------Tampa

                               May           15--------------------Lincolnville

                               June          19----------------------Hillsboro

                               July           17----------------------Peabody

                             August          21---------------------- Hillsboro

                          September         18---------------------- Lincolnville

                         October             15      (Annual Meeting)     Marion                      

                         November          20-----------------------Peabody

                          December          18-----------------------Marion



KANSAS GOVERNOR LAURA KELLY'S EXECUTVE ORDER 20-16  Statewide "stay home" order unless performing an essential activity (read the order for details)

Information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Marion County Health Department.


PUBLIC ATTENDANCE OF COUNTY COMMISSION MEETINGS BY TELECOMMUNICATION ONLY.  Pursuant to KS Governor Order 20-16, in-person attendance at the County Commission meetings will not be allowed at this time.  We encourage attendance by telecommunication which also allows public interaction.
To join the County Commission meetings from your computer, tablet or smartphone, go to or by phone dial 1-866-899-4679.  The access code is 639-484-901.

Please contact individual County offices directly for any questions or assistance.