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Keeping in voice: a lifetime love of music

November 21, 2014

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Her soprano voice blends with the choir like spices to a good sauce.  It is a gift she found she loved as a child and crafted over the years through training. “I’ve sung all my life,” said Arlene Herrboldt. Herrboldt, who turns 87 in December, keeps her Read More

Senior Center Happenings Nov. 15, 2014

November 15, 2014

• “Dining for a Cause.” The cause is the Sheridan Senior Center! You, family and friends are invited to lunch or dinner at Frackelton’s on Monday. One hundred percent of  meal and beverage sales that day will go to support programs at the Sheridan Senior Center. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 Read More

Column: How do the fraudsters draw us into their webs?

Guest columnist Les Engleter is a member of the Executive Committee for the Sheridan chapter of AARP. “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.” Pick up any newspaper or listen to the latest Read More

Cherished friendships founded in service

November 14, 2014

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Jeannie Boe could not have imagined that asking about hydrotherapy services would lead her to new and lasting friendships. But Boe discovered more than a service at the Senior Center’s Day Break program: she discovered new friends. “I read in the paper that the Senior Center’s Day Read More

‘Homes on the Range’ screening set for Nov. 21

From the Sheridan Senior Center A screening of “Homes on the Range” will be held Nov. 21, at the WYO Theater, 42 North Main St. at 6 p.m. The screening is free and refreshments will be provided. The event is sponsored by the Scott Foundation. “Homes on the Range” describes how a community-based group of Read More

Senior Center Happenings Nov. 8, 2014

November 7, 2014

• “History of the Four Railroads of Sheridan County”, Wed, Nov. 12, 10:00 a.m. Presented by Helen Laumann of the Sheridan County Historical Society. Open to the public under the “Conversations in History” series.  The presentation will be in the Conference Room at the Sheridan Senior Center. There is no charge and no advance sign-up Read More

Consider a care team to support the caregiver

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center He was a long-distance caregiver to his mother who lived in a small community in North Dakota and he shared his story to an audience of current, past and emerging caregivers. “My mother was 95 and a little spitfire,” said Les Engelter. “She was going to live forever.” But Read More

Center Stage: Tips for the long distance caregiver

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. Did you know that November is recognized as National Caregiver Month? During Read More

Veterans honored at Senior Center

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Their stories continue to come: stories of service, combat, sacrifice, pride, and even of cultural changes. These are the stories of Sheridan County veterans, men and women, who have served their country through wartime and peacetime. Given an honorable mention by the Wyoming Historical Society, the Sheridan Read More

Senior Happenings Nov. 1, 2014

October 31, 2014

• “When I’m 64 or More” life lecture series topic: Caregiving 101 community presentation for those caring for loved ones, Nov. 4, 5:30 p.m., Sheridan Senior Center Dining Room. The keynote speaker is Stella Montano, Director of Family Caregiver Services at the Sheridan Senior Center.  The presentation is offered free to the community of all Read More

Column: The homesteaders or the wolves

Guest columnist 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.” Many of the early day homesteaders waged a constant battle with the wolves, coyotes and other predators.  Their Read More

Cowboy poetry coming to Senior Center

By Lois Bell  Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — The tradition grew out of cattle drives and ranch life and today is an icon of American western life. After long hard days, cowboys would relax around the flickering lights of a campfire and entertain each other with song and extemporaneous poetry.  They sang and shared about Read More

Keys to mental health

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Learning to relax, look at the humor in life and exercise are keys to supporting good mental health according to psychiatrist Dr. Lisa McDuffie. McDuffie was the professional guest for the “Talk with a Doc” feature at the Senior Center’s Healthy U health fair on Oct. 28.  Read More

Are you prepared for a power outage?

October 24, 2014

SHERIDAN — Power outages are quite possible with bad weather.  With some thought and planning, you could be ready to ride out a power outage until power is restored. Here are a few tips to put together your personal home emergency kit.  You can build your own kit a little at a time over a Read More

Senior Center to host Halloween carnival Oct. 31

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

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