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Senior Center Happenings Jan. 24, 2015

January 23, 2015

• Healthy who? Healthy YOU! The popular monthly mini-health fair at the Senior Center returns on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The topic:  Community Support Groups. Are they for you? How do you connect?  Visit with professionals in a casual, walk-in mini-health fair in the lobby of the Senior Center at 211 Read More

What an exciting year lies ahead of us

Carmen Rideout is the executive director of the Sheridan Senior Center. It’s hard to believe we are more than halfway through the first month of January 2015. I can already tell that time will fly quickly and I am so excited for the year ahead of us. Over the past five years the board of Read More

Friendships found in Day Break

From the Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — “Years ago, I had a husband and wife in my office,” said Barb Blue, director of Day Break, an adult day care facility for seniors based in Sheridan. “The wife was enrolling her husband in Day Break so that she could have a break and he could be Read More

Center Stag: Silence could be detrimental

January 16, 2015

Lois Bell is the communications 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. Fearing I had contracted strep, I visited a clinic in another community while we were Read More

Full disclosure with your doc is key to medication management

From the Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Do you know exactly why you’re taking that prescription medication? Are you taking it properly? If you answer “no” to either question, why? The Sheridan Senior Center is hosting a free educational presentation on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at the Center titled “Medication Therapy Management — It’s All About Read More

Senior Center Happenings Jan. 10, 2015

January 10, 2015

• “10 Questions and Answers About Managing Medications” presentation by Terry Bay and Pharmacist Bruce McGirr of Senior Patient Advocates, Jan. 21 at 12:30 p.m. on the dining room stage at the Sheridan Senior Center. Personal one-on-one consultation following the presentation by appointment by calling the Sheridan Senior Center, 672-2240. There is no charge for Read More

Making every minute of every day count

Barb Blue is the director of Day Break adult care facility 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. When my kids were small, they watched a show called Read More

Stepping out of their comfort zone

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center’s Senior Theater Players are rehearsing for their winter community performance, “Fast Train to the Poorhouse,” a melodrama by Kenneth W. Staley. As in many melodramas where the audience is privy to side stories to the main plot, a real-life subplot has developed: three Read More

Collaborating to support elders

December 26, 2014

Organized years ago, their mission is to support elder living in Sheridan County. Their impact has resulted in benefits for elders and their families over the years. They are a group of representatives from various organizations in — and sometimes outside — Sheridan County who meet to share their resources. The result:  a synergy from Read More

Trust: You may never meet the person who packed your parachute

I recently tried something new and crossed an item off my bucket list by going skydiving — yes, I jumped at over 10,000 feet from a ‘perfectly good airplane.’ The sheer thrill of the freefall, the beautiful unobstructed view, the great bonding experience with family and friends, and of course, the pictures and a video Read More

Senior Center Happenings Dec. 20, 2014

December 20, 2014

• The Senior Center hours on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 and New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31 are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Center will be serving lunch during its regular hours, 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on those days. • The Senior Center hours on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day are 8 a.m. Read More

Ship the gravy but fly the pie!

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center Airline travelers know all too well about going through security at the airports. Shoes and belts off for security screening, no liquids over 3.4 ounce in carry-on luggage, buy bottled drinks after you’ve cleared security, etc. … you know the drill. But this holiday season, you may be surprised Read More

Center Stage: Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

Who cares about healthy holiday eating? I mean aren’t the holidays supposed to be about making amazing traditional meals and indulging on treats? Doesn’t healthy holiday meals really mean, “Don’t enjoy the foods you love over the holidays?” I think these are questions we ask ourselves when it comes to thinking about eating ‘healthy’ through Read More

Oh, those family dynamics

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center One of the great aspects of the holidays is that it provides us opportunities to gather with our families. One of the not so great aspects of the holidays is gathering with those family members of whom we are not so fond. Experts remind us that family dynamics are Read More

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

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