Category Archives: Seniors

Support for older adults to live at home

Support for older adults to live at home

SHERIDAN — It’s most often a family member who reaches out. When a loved one needs support to live independently in his or her home, there are resources in Sheridan to do so. For older adults, the Sheridan Senior Center offers community-based supports for independent living. But not all older adults reach out. “It’s most… Continue Reading

School yard games of the past — marbles

Our school yard was the scene of many different marble games as soon as the snow retreated in the spring. It was the same scene when school started in the fall until the weather drove us inside. We played several different games of marbles. When starting, we would always lag to determine who was going… Continue Reading

Senior Center Happenings — April 30, 2016

• Trying to figure out your direction in life? Join us on Tuesday, May 3, at 5:30 p.m. for an interactive activity in helping you start figuring out what you want to do with your life.    This presentation is offered free to the community through the Senior Center’s “When I’m 64…or more” life planning… Continue Reading

Volunteers with a passion to teach even more

Volunteers with a passion to teach even more

SHERIDAN — One may not think of sharing a passion, interest or talent as volunteering, but it can be. Meet three volunteers who share their passions with others as an instructor, a mentor and a guide in literature, craft and spiritual exercise. Aaron Holst, Third Thursday Poet “I had taken creative writing in high school… Continue Reading

Volunteering: Why it feels so good to give

Volunteering: Why it feels so good to give

SHERIDAN — Why do people volunteer? Volunteers are essential to many religious, civic and nonprofit organizations. Four volunteers recently shared how they came to volunteer and why they give of their time and talents. Gene and Diane Caiola “When I first came to this part of the country, I was surprised to see all the… Continue Reading

Volunteer gives to community through exercise education

Volunteer gives to community through exercise education

SHERIDAN —“It’s like a family,” said Ginny Holcomb. Holcomb refers to the Basic A.M. Moves (B.A.M.!) class she teaches Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at the Sheridan Senior Center. Developing friendships through an exercise class is not a reason people participate in group exercise, but it’s a nice surprising benefit. According to Holcomb, class participants… Continue Reading

Senior Center Happenings —April 16, 2016

• Are you a grandparent raising a grandchild? Join us this Wednesday, April 20, in the Sheridan Senior Center dining room at 211 Smith St., 5:30 p.m. No need to call ahead. Learn tips and about valuable resources that may help you. You and your grandchild (or great-grandchild) are welcome to attend. Supper will be… Continue Reading

Senior Center Happenings — April 9, 2016

• Only 11 days to the 2016 Keystone Awards on April 21! The Keystone Awards honor individuals who have made significant contributions to our community! Tickets are available at the WYO Theater. Special price for those registered with the Sheridan Senior Center. • Are you willing to make a difference in an older adult’s life?… Continue Reading

Center Stage: Empowered to live with diabetes

I was skeptical at first when I read in a press release in The Press about a diabetes class (Diabetes Education and Empowerment Program due to start at the Senior Center on Feb. 10). As a type 1 diabetic (30 years) I have survived many life threatening events including coma, Ketoacidosis, seizures, insulin shock and… Continue Reading

First Interstate Bank volunteers deliver meals together since 1998

First Interstate Bank volunteers deliver meals together since 1998

SHERIDAN — Volunteers are valuable to the Sheridan Senior Center but volunteers are incredibly essential to one of the center’s programs: home-delivered meals to elders. “Without volunteers, we wouldn’t have the home-delivered meals program,” said Senior Center home-delivered meals coordinator Shirley Knisley. Knisley has seen the demand for home-delivered meals rise from 150 to 190… Continue Reading

Senior Center happenings — April 2, 2016

• How do you start to organize all your stuff… your life? Back by request, join us for a free community presentation on April 5: “Downsizing Your Life —Part Two” with guest presenters Amanda Lawson of Caring Transitions and Shelley Kinnison of Real Estate Rehab.  The presentation is on the dining room stage of the… Continue Reading

Volunteering changes lives — yours, others’

April 10-16, 2016, is National Volunteer Week across America.  Here at the Sheridan Senior Center we have close to 600 volunteers that do everything from home delivered meals, helping carry trays in our dining room, to shoveling snow and or teaching exercise class. Many volunteer for one event once a year, many others for a… Continue Reading

Mining for treasure for the Keystone Awards

Mining for treasure for the Keystone Awards

SHERIDAN — A team of volunteers is digging deep for information on Sheridan’s 2016 Keystone honorees. Their objective: to script a tribute video on each honoree to be shown at Sheridan’s sixth annual Keystone Awards on April 21. Videos on each honoree are part of the Keystone Awards evening, interwoven with live entertainment. The Keystone… Continue Reading

Beautiful art for a beautiful purpose

Beautiful art for a beautiful purpose

SHERIDAN — Colors burst from their frames. Personalities emerge from flat surfaces. There are complete works and there are sketches. Local residents and scenery, old buildings, still life, Crow, the artist’s wife and a self-portrait are showcased in watercolor, tempura, conte, pen and ink and casein. Works of art resonate from paper bags, canvas, notebook… Continue Reading

Center Stage: Chronic disease? Consider this

A lot of people wonder why I have a walker but I’m afraid of falling because I have fallen and my balance is very bad. I also have high blood pressure. I’ve been very frustrated with my condition of high blood pressure and my equilibrium. I found out about a Chronic Disease Management class that… Continue Reading

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