Weather From Our Sponsors

Seniors

Senior Center to host Halloween carnival Oct. 31

October 24, 2014

SHERIDAN — Mashed diggings? Green gopher gut soup? What’s being served at the Sheridan Senior Center? In the “spirit” of Halloween, the Senior Center is hosting a Halloween carnival at its 211 Smith St. location on Oct. 31. “We chose a carnival theme for Halloween,” said Jean Harm, activities assistant at the Senior Center. “We Read More

Medicare age is still 65

If you’re in your 60s, you probably know that the age to receive full retirement benefits has changed. But it’s important to remember that the age to begin receiving Medicare has not — it is still 65. Even if you have decided to wait until after you are age 65 to apply for retirement benefits, Read More

Column: Aging in your home

October 17, 2014

Karen St. Clair, MBA, is a certified aging in place specialist and a recent presenter at the Sheridan Senior Center on the subject of aging in place. 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 Read More

Column: Is there an advantage to Medicare Advantage plans?

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — In past articles, we gave an overview of three different coverage levels – referred to as “Parts” – under Medicare. Medicare Part A provides hospital insurance, Medicare Part B provides medical insurance and Medicare Part D provides prescription medication assistance.  Medicare Parts A and B are referred Read More

Senior Center announces opening of Green Boomerang Thrift Store

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center announces the opening of its Green Boomerang Thrift Store on 945 Werco St. in Sheridan.  This is the first time in its 41-year history that the Senior Center has launched a thrift store under its flag. The Green Boomerang name was inspired by Read More

Column: A harvest of chokecherry memories

October 10, 2014

Renee Meador is a returning guest columnist and  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. As summer lengthens and the days do not, my horseback rides often wend through Read More

Delay in enrolling in Medicare could cost you

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — This is the fourth article in a series on the basics of Medicare. Prior articles addressed qualifying for Medicare through your work history, an introduction to the four major parts of Medicare coverage and how to enroll in Medicare. There are some special conditions that allow you Read More

Senior Happenings Oct. 11, 2014

• Would assistance be welcome by you in your caring for an elder at home? Consider if the Senior Center’s Day Break Program Adult Care may be for your family. Call Barb Blue, Director of Day Break at 672-2240. • Healthy U! Health Fair, Oct. 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sheridan Senior Center lobby. Read More

Third Thursday poets to read at Senior Center Oct. 16

By A. Rose Hill Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Anyone passing the arts and crafts room at Sheridan’s Senior Center on the third Thursday afternoon of each month is sure to wonder about the hearty laughter coming from the room. The Third Thursday Poets are in session and no subject is off limits, be it Read More

Column: Is enrollment in Medicare optional?

October 4, 2014

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — This is the third article in a series on the basics of Medicare. Prior articles addressed qualifying for Medicare through your work history and an introduction to the four major parts of Medicare coverage. You’re turning 65, the magic age for Medicare.  You’ve never been 65 before. Read More

Center Stage: The buffalo skull

Guest columnist Bob Huff grew up in Upton. He is a driver for the mini-bus managed by the 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.” After moving to Banner in 95, I Read More

What are all these Medicare parts?

September 20, 2014

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — This is the second article in a series designed to introduce emerging retirees to the basics of Medicare. In last Saturday’s Sheridan Press, the first article in this series addressed how one earns credits for Medicare coverage during their work history. You’ve done your due diligence and Read More

BAM! Class can help with balance

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Need help with balance, stability and upper and lower body strength? Consider trying out a Basic A.M. Moves class. “The exercises we do in this class are designed to help with all these things that can stop communication among the parts of the body,” class instructor Ginny Read More

Column: Caring tips when your loved one wanders

Guest columnist 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.” Have you ever entered a building or room that you have Read More

Senior Happenings Sept. 13, 2014

September 12, 2014

• Class days for the Jewelry Class with Natural Stones have been changed from Fridays to Mondays in the Sheridan Senior Center’s Art Studio.  Class times are unchanged and will be from 1- 2:30 p.m. The classes will start this Monday, Sept. 15. • Basics of Social Security community presentation noon to 1:30 p.m. at Read More

Column: Keeping a cowgirls’ secret

Meadowlarks cheerfully welcomed spring as we blond cowgirls, dressed in old straw hats, shirts and Levis, trotted our horses across greening pastures to gather Hereford cattle.  My sister, Vera, 11, was riding Trixie, a small pinto mare, and I, 10, was riding Sailor, a roan gelding. Our dad had warned us that Midnight, the two-year-old Read More

Fall fishing trip planned

SHERIDAN — Kick off the first day of autumn with a fishing excursion at Lake DeSmet on Sept. 23. The Sheridan Senior Center is offering a half-day group trip for the community to the lake.  Participants may come to hike the lake and do not need to fish. Those wishing to fish must have their Read More

The key to qualify for Medicare begins years before retirement

By Lois Bell SHERIDAN — To say it nicely, Medicare qualifications, enrollment and coverage is involved. To not say it nicely, Medicare qualifications, enrollment and coverage is a complicated and requires planning and knowledge. In the upcoming weeks, this page will host a series of articles on Medicare. Experts in the field of Medicare will Read More

Navigating through Medicare presentation

August 29, 2014

SHERIDAN — When do I enroll with Medicare? What happens if I wait? Can I wait to enroll? What is covered? These and other questions can be answered at a community presentation September 2 with Kelly Wicks of the Wyoming State Health Insurance Information Program. The presentation is offered through the Sheridan Senior Center’s “When Read More

Just the way you would do it

We take care of your loved one just the way you would. I have been trying to sell the concept of adult day services for years. It is a hard sell. We go through our adult lives making decisions and being independent.  And then POW! something goes haywire and we are unable to care for Read More

Visitors learn how integrative therapies can aid in wellness

SHERIDAN — Acupuncture, massage therapy, chiropractics, aromatherapy — can these play a part in your wellness? Attendees visited with area professionals in these fields at the Senior Center’s monthly Healthy U! health fair on Aug. 27. The August fair focused on non-mainstream options in promoting optimal health. “Chiropractics is based on two truths,” said Dr. Read More

Caregivers closer in heart than in blood

August 22, 2014

SHERIDAN — It was a beautiful day with friends and food. But this was no ordinary group. This was a group of people bonded by the common thread of caring for loved ones and finding support in each other’s company. Peggy Krizan, RN, is quizzing members on what makes this particular group, caregivers bonded through Read More

Not too late to go back to school

SHERIDAN — A new school year is coming. Although school for you may be way back in your rearview mirror, can you imagine yourself going back to school? Many schools and classrooms can envision elders in the classroom not as students but as a foster grandparent. Foster grandparents can be invaluable in classrooms throughout Sheridan Read More

Away from home with no wheels?

Are you a student at Sheridan College, away from home and stuck without wheels? So you are excited to be in Sheridan and ready to start classes. You can’t wait to explore all that Sheridan has to offer. There’s just one problem. You don’t have a car and it’s kind of a long walk to Read More

Senior Center happenings

August 15, 2014

• Have surplus produce? The Senior Center has a Gardeners Market table in the lobby at 211 Smith St. every Monday through August between 10 a.m. and noon. For specifics, call Jane Perkins at 672-2240. • Bluegrass and burgers at the Senior Center, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 7- 9 p.m. Free music. Open to the public. Read More

  1. Pages:
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 5





For the best in Sheridan adventures, visit the new DestinationSheridan.com Visit Now