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Center Stage: And I get paid for this?

December 12, 2014

Renee Meador is a Sheridan resident. Center Stage is written by friends of the Senior Center for the Sheridan Community.  It is a collection of insights and stories related to living well at every age. The best job I ever had was picking and arranging wildflowers. Then I had to identify them. The bouquet recipients Read More

Senior Center Happenings Dec. 13, 2014

• Out on the town: Soup, Christmas light tour and dessert, Monday, Dec. 22. Join us for Jean’s hearty vegetable soup at 5:30 p.m. with the tour to follow. End the evening with a hot beverage and a treat at the Best Western Sheridan Center. Return time is 8 p.m. The entire package is $13 Read More

Lights, cameras…fun!

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — For many, Christmas includes a tour of neighborhoods to see homes decorated for the holiday. The Senior Center is offering its annual Christmas lights tour for older adults again this year. The tour has been part of the center’s community activities for several years. “I’ve been going Read More

Senior Center Happenings Dec. 6, 2014

December 5, 2014

• A ride to the foot of the Bighorns, Thursday, Dec. 11. An annual destination: The Brinton Museum Art Gallery! Join us for the Gallery’s 24th Annual Holiday Show “Variety of Visions”. Lunch at the Big Horn Woman’s Club for Christmas bingo. The suggested contribution for registered individuals for transportation, the museum and lunch is Read More

Center Stage: Jackson area elk hunting in 1950

Bob Huff grew up in Upton. Center Stage is written by friends of the Senior Center for the Sheridan Community.  It is a collection of insights and stories related to living well at every age. In the fall of 1950, I was invited to go elk hunting with a couple of married men. Neil Thompson Read More

A wish that generations will know

By  Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — His wish is that school teachers would teach their students about the importance of the day that brought the United States into World War II. His wish comes from his personal involvement. Tomorrow, Sunday, Dec. 7 marks the 73rd anniversary of the Japanese attack on the American Read More

Senior Center Happenings Nov. 29, 2014

November 29, 2014

• Healthy U! health fair focuses on Emergency Preparedness. Pick up tips and information for being prepared for an emergency.  The GoSafe medical alert system will be demonstrated. There will be a drawing for a $100 Car Care package donated by Fremont Toyota of Sheridan. The fair is Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Read More

Column: The spirit of holiday spirit

Rindy West is the Development Director at the Sheridan Senior Center. Center Stage is written by friends of the Senior Center for the Sheridan Community.  It is a collection of insights and stories related to living well at every age. We sure appreciate all of the warm wishes during the Holidays and say thank you Read More

Retire? Rewire! Creating exciting possibilities for the future

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center Been there? Done that? Have you really?  Do you really know the new possibilities available to you? Whether you’re recently retired or have been retired for years, if you’re feeling stuck, take the hint that you may be ready to redirect your life. Richard Leider and Alan Webber, co-authors Read More

Senior Center Happenings Nov. 22, 2014

November 21, 2014

• Special guests Ace Young, Santa and Mrs. Claus join the Senior Center’s SheridanAires for a special Christmas Program “Sweater Weather” on Dec. 4 at 1:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, 211 Smith St. No advance call-in for the Thursday 1:30 p.m. matinee is necessary.   This performance is free and open to the community Read More

Bolstering mobility – a new connection

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — New technology is now available in Sheridan to allow elders living independently at home to stay connected to a personal medical alert system but increase their ability to move at a wider range from home. The new Lifeline GoSafe Medical Alert system, the next generation in personal Read More

Keeping in voice: a lifetime love of music

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Her soprano voice blends with the choir like spices to a good sauce.  It is a gift she found she loved as a child and crafted over the years through training. “I’ve sung all my life,” said Arlene Herrboldt. Herrboldt, who turns 87 in December, keeps her Read More

Senior Center Happenings Nov. 15, 2014

November 15, 2014

• “Dining for a Cause.” The cause is the Sheridan Senior Center! You, family and friends are invited to lunch or dinner at Frackelton’s on Monday. One hundred percent of  meal and beverage sales that day will go to support programs at the Sheridan Senior Center. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 Read More

Column: How do the fraudsters draw us into their webs?

Guest columnist Les Engleter is a member of the Executive Committee for the Sheridan chapter of AARP. “Center Stage is written by friends of the Senior Center for the Sheridan Community.  It is a collection of insights and stories related to living well at every age.” Pick up any newspaper or listen to the latest Read More

Cherished friendships founded in service

November 14, 2014

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Jeannie Boe could not have imagined that asking about hydrotherapy services would lead her to new and lasting friendships. But Boe discovered more than a service at the Senior Center’s Day Break program: she discovered new friends. “I read in the paper that the Senior Center’s Day Read More

‘Homes on the Range’ screening set for Nov. 21

From the Sheridan Senior Center A screening of “Homes on the Range” will be held Nov. 21, at the WYO Theater, 42 North Main St. at 6 p.m. The screening is free and refreshments will be provided. The event is sponsored by the Scott Foundation. “Homes on the Range” describes how a community-based group of Read More

Senior Center Happenings Nov. 8, 2014

November 7, 2014

• “History of the Four Railroads of Sheridan County”, Wed, Nov. 12, 10:00 a.m. Presented by Helen Laumann of the Sheridan County Historical Society. Open to the public under the “Conversations in History” series.  The presentation will be in the Conference Room at the Sheridan Senior Center. There is no charge and no advance sign-up Read More

Consider a care team to support the caregiver

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center He was a long-distance caregiver to his mother who lived in a small community in North Dakota and he shared his story to an audience of current, past and emerging caregivers. “My mother was 95 and a little spitfire,” said Les Engelter. “She was going to live forever.” But Read More

Center Stage: Tips for the long distance caregiver

Stella Montano is the Director of Family Caregiver Services at the Sheridan Senior Center. Center Stage is written by friends of the Senior Center for the Sheridan Community.  It is a collection of insights and stories related to living well at every age. Did you know that November is recognized as National Caregiver Month? During Read More

Veterans honored at Senior Center

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Their stories continue to come: stories of service, combat, sacrifice, pride, and even of cultural changes. These are the stories of Sheridan County veterans, men and women, who have served their country through wartime and peacetime. Given an honorable mention by the Wyoming Historical Society, the Sheridan Read More

Senior Happenings Nov. 1, 2014

October 31, 2014

• “When I’m 64 or More” life lecture series topic: Caregiving 101 community presentation for those caring for loved ones, Nov. 4, 5:30 p.m., Sheridan Senior Center Dining Room. The keynote speaker is Stella Montano, Director of Family Caregiver Services at the Sheridan Senior Center.  The presentation is offered free to the community of all Read More

Column: The homesteaders or the wolves

Guest columnist Bob Huff grew up in Upton. “Center Stage is written by friends of the Senior Center for the Sheridan Community.  It is a collection of insights and stories related to living well at every age.” Many of the early day homesteaders waged a constant battle with the wolves, coyotes and other predators.  Their Read More

Cowboy poetry coming to Senior Center

By Lois Bell  Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — The tradition grew out of cattle drives and ranch life and today is an icon of American western life. After long hard days, cowboys would relax around the flickering lights of a campfire and entertain each other with song and extemporaneous poetry.  They sang and shared about Read More

Keys to mental health

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Learning to relax, look at the humor in life and exercise are keys to supporting good mental health according to psychiatrist Dr. Lisa McDuffie. McDuffie was the professional guest for the “Talk with a Doc” feature at the Senior Center’s Healthy U health fair on Oct. 28.  Read More

Are you prepared for a power outage?

October 24, 2014

SHERIDAN — Power outages are quite possible with bad weather.  With some thought and planning, you could be ready to ride out a power outage until power is restored. Here are a few tips to put together your personal home emergency kit.  You can build your own kit a little at a time over a Read More

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