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Erpelding finds comfort in a life of rhymes

April 24, 2015

By Jessie Hetzler Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Writing poetry came to her years ago when she was faced with hardships. As the wife of a civilian missile contractor, her family moved frequently and was not always welcomed by community residents where the missiles were being built during the Cold War. “Not being accepted by Read More

Lessons from one lifetime

April 18, 2015

By Barb Blue Mary Magdeline Legerski is a redheaded Bohemian who grew in Monarch and is cute as heck.  Our friendship began four months ago when Mary started coming to Day Break. Mary is a delight to visit with. She is fortunate to have a close-knit family that cares for her as she ages. Family Read More

Planning for the future with long-term care

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Do you have a plan in place should you need long-term care? Many people believe they have their affairs in order when they have a will in place.  But this is not enough. Life is not always an off/on switch. What are your plans should you be Read More

Senior Happenings April 11, 2015

April 10, 2015

• Third Friday Pasta Night at the Senior Center, April 17, 5:30 p.m. Your choice of toppings and pasta with salad and garlic bread, coffee, tea and water. $10 per person. Live music entertainment by Andy and Ann Lowe. Call 672-2240 to let us know you are coming; pay at the door. • Feeling overwhelmed Read More

Center Stage: Childhood recreation

Bob Huff grew up in Upton, Wyoming. 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. Palmer hill was about a mile north of our house in Upton. In the winter, it was a very Read More

Military, radio … movies?

By Jessie Hetzler Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — John Foufoutakis’ life is as varied as one can get including a romp as an extra in Hollywood movies. Foufoutakis thinks that his movie experience may have started when he was 12 years old. The actor James Garner made a personal appearance at a local theater in Foufoutakis’ Read More

Senior Center Happenings April 4, 2015

April 3, 2015

• Countdown to Keystone Awards 2015!  The Sheridan Senior Center’s fifth annual Keystone Awards is April 23. Tickets are now on sale at the WYO Theater, 42 N. Main St. Honoree reception at 5:30 p.m. and award show at 7:30 p.m. $75 per person.  Ticket price is $35 per person if you are registered with Read More

Do I need long-term care insurance?

From the Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — What is long-term care insurance? What does it cover? How do long-term care policies work? Do you need it? These questions will be addressed at the Senior Center’s “When I’m 64 or More” community presentation on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. The presentation will be hosted on the dining Read More

Center Stage: Celebrating generations — building community

First of all, I want to thank The Press for the coverage they have provided on the Senior Center’s upcoming capital campaign. We feel privileged to have such a valuable partnership and support in letting the community know what we’re doing. I thought I would take this opportunity to provide some additional details behind the Read More

Senior Center to serve Easter dinner

From the Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center kitchen team is preparing an Easter holiday dinner to serve on Sunday. The Center will be serving lunch during its usual walk-in lunch hours at 211 Smith St. from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Individuals registered with the Senior Center can use a Senior Read More

Center Stage: The privilege of working with amazing people

March 27, 2015

Nancy McKenzie has been the director of Volunteer Services at the Sheridan Senior Center for nine years. 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. I have lived in Sheridan 25 years and began Read More

Senior Center Happenings March 28, 2015

• The Sheridan Senior Center’s annual famous cinnamon roll sale is coming! April 3 at two locations: the Senior Center dining room at 211 Smith St. from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce on Main Street from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (or while supplies last for both locations). Read More

He lives in the past and present

By Jessie Hetzler Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Dennis Heizer, a 64-year-old father of two daughters, two sons and 10 grandchildren, has been in Sheridan since 1977. He says that fact makes him qualified to be three-fourths Wyoming citizen. The contrast between his work at the First Interstate Bank and his “hobby” is remarkable. Heizer Read More

Center Stage: Benefitting through Keystone Awards nominees

March 20, 2015

Sarah Aksamit is a Sheridan resident and chairperson of the 2015 Keystone Awards committee. 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. This is my third year being involved with the Keystone Awards.  When Read More

Audrey the Oiler

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center Audrey Bergen was in-between her sophomore and junior years at the University of Wyoming. She was working a summer job at Walgreens in her home town of Rock Springs to earn some college money when her dad made an announcement. “There’s no more school this year,” said Dad Bergen, Read More

Celebrating Generations and Building Community Presentations

March 13, 2015

From  Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — “Invest, Expand and Transform” is the topic in a series of community presentations that the Senior Center is hosting. Carmen Rideout, executive director of the Center, will present the driving and upcoming population trends that underlie the renovation and expansion projects under the Senior Center’s capital campaign ”Celebrating Generations Read More

Center Stage: Color on your plate — It’s not just about looks!

Georgia Boley MS, RD, LD, CSO is the registered dietitian 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. One of the many factors we consider when planning the Senior Read More

Enjoy the splash of color on your plate

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center A splash of color bursts across your eyes: greens, deep yellows, beige, white, reds. Are you looking an artist’s palette? In a way: you could be looking at your lunch plate. In addition to nutrition and variety, color plays a large part in making a meal appealing.  Transforming a Read More

Wyoming: The railroad state presentation

March 7, 2015

From the Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a free presentation for the community on Wednesday on the impact of the Union Pacific and Chicago Burlington and Quincy railroads on the towns, settlement, economy and politics of Wyoming. Historian, writer and filmmaker Greg Nickerson is the presenter. A native from Read More

Center Stage: The Community Hall and fire truck

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. The Community Hall was built during the Depression by Franklin Roosevelt’s work project administration (WPA).  The building had many uses Read More

This lady can shoot

By Jessie Hetzler Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Sheridan and the surrounding areas are full of interesting people. This is the first of a series of articles about some of our wonderful senior citizens. I hope that you will find them and the people about whom they are written to be of interest. At age Read More

Center Stage: Knowledge is key when dealing with Parkinson’s

February 27, 2015

By Donna Lecholot and Dani Nichols We know that living with any chronic illness can be difficult, and it’s normal to feel angry, depressed or discouraged at times. According to the Mayo Clinic, support groups offer a place for you to find people who are going through similar situations and can support you. Parkinson’s disease presents Read More

Test your fraud IQ: A simple test to see how vulnerable you are to scammers

Source: AARP Bulletin/Real Possibilities March 2014 Online, have you ever: 1. Clicked on a pop-up ad? 2. Played solitaire or other games? 3. Opened an email from someone you don’t know? 4. Read a newspaper? 5. Signed up for a free trial offer? 6. Kept in touch with family members on Facebook or Twitter? 7. Read More

Senior Center Happenings Feb. 28, 2015

• Monday nights are support group nights at the Senior Center. The following community groups meet at the Center on Mondays after work: Parkinson’s Support Group (call 675-1978 for details), Cancer Support Group (call Renae at 674-6022) and Family Caregiver Support Group (call 675-1978). • So fun, we’re doing it again! The Senior Center is Read More

Scoundrels, rapscallions and rascals – protect your identity

From the Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Debt collection is one of the top three fraud scams in Wyoming. Do you know how to tell the difference between a legitimate claim and a scam? How is this behavior a threat to your identity? “Scoundrels, rapscallions and rascals —how to spot and avoid being scammed” is Read More






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