Category Archives: Seniors

Looking back at the Belle Fourche Rodeo

After graduating from high school in 1951, I was cowboying on a local ranch. I was sweet on a local girl that was a year younger than me. Our friends and we decided to attend the rodeo that was scheduled for the Fourth of July at Belle Fourche, South Dakota. I was driving a 1937… Continue Reading

Review of your MSN key to combating fraud

SHERIDAN — If you receive Medicare benefits, you most likely have received a Medicare Summary Notice or MSN from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. CMS sends out MSNs for both Medicare Part A and MSNs for Medicare Part B services. MSNs are not an invoice but a summary of doctors and professional medical… Continue Reading

Center Stage: Embracing independence

As the development director for the Sheridan Senior Center, I get excited when the time rolls around for our annual Operation Independence Campaign. We are so thankful that your contributions and support help those who utilize the center’s services to find comfort, strength and camaraderie. There are many, many great stories that we hear and… Continue Reading

Center Stage: Thank you Rita Hayworth

My mother is an avid movie buff. Mom knows so much about the actors of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, their personal lives, how many times they were married and on occasion, their life struggles. Mom told me about Rita Hayworth. For those who don’t know, Rita Hayworth was a glamorous film star. Her film… Continue Reading

Center Stage: Coal, coal and more coal

Northeast Wyoming has provided coal for personal use and the economy for many decades. When the railroad operated with steam engines, they burned a lot of coal. The CB&Q Railroad had coal chutes that coal was elevated into from a storage area beneath the rails of the tracks. The rail cars that provided the coal… Continue Reading

Trip brings family history to life for couple

Trip brings family history to life for couple

SHERIDAN — The trip introduced a unique opportunity for Nancy and Sam Talbott to see evidence of family ancestors. The couple is researching if Sam Talbott is a descendant of American patriot and colonial Williamsburg resident, John Blair. The Senior Center was organizing a trip that included a tour of Washington, D.C., and colonial Williamsburg,… Continue Reading

Lonnie Reed: Living his passion daily

Lonnie Reed: Living his passion daily

SHERIDAN —“You want to focus, to do the best you can,” said Lonnie Reed. “The most important golf is the game you’re playing now.” Reed is the golf pro at Sheridan’s Hidden Bridge Golf Course and living his lifelong passion for golf every day, a passion he has held for more than 40 years. “What… Continue Reading

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

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