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Center Stage: Hearing loss: It’s a problem

February 21, 2015

Rosie DaBell is active as a writer, artist, a hospice volunteer and a private elder caregiver. 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 think Aunt Mary must be shaking her head and Read More

‘When I’m 64 or More’ 2015 lecture series schedule

From the Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — The Senior Center’s “When I’m 64 or More?” life planning lecture series was launched in 2014 with the vision to help people in the Sheridan community make informed decisions unique to individuals and their families as they age. The series was received well and is being offered again Read More

On a mission to inform: Do you have questions about long-term care insurance?

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Do you have questions about your long-term care insurance? Are you considering purchasing long-term care insurance but want some information before evaluating providers? Shelley Born of Thrivent Financial is offering free, one-on-one consultations on questions regarding long-term care. Born is a licensed financial consultant with Thrivent Financial Read More

A different type of heart health

February 14, 2015

Barb Blue is the director of Day Break adult day care program 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. We are all a part of that natural phenomenon Read More

Sweethearts for better or for worse

From the Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — For better or worse was their vow.  Bob and Charlene Carlat remain sweethearts after 66 years of marriage.  They have never tired of surprising each other with candy and cards on Valentine’s Day. Their life together was spent ranching.  They raised registered and commercial Hereford cattle, thoroughbred horses Read More

Column: Money was tight when I was a kid

February 7, 2015

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. Money was scarce when I was a youth. Read More

Calm your mind, renew yourself through yoga

From the Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Yoga is an ancient discipline, experiencing a renewal today around our country.  It involves moving your body into various positions called postures.  The classical point of yoga and its posture is to get your  body “out of the way” so as  to calm your mind. If one were Read More

Senior Center Happenings Jan. 31, 2015

January 31, 2015

• Have a favorite grandmother, grandfather, wife, husband, aunt or uncle you would like to pay tribute to?  The Senior Center has kicked off its annual Valentine Tribute!  Hang a valentine in the Senior Center’s dining room at 211 Smith St. before Feb. 13 with a lovely tribute message like “I Love You” or “You Read More

I don’t need a weapon – I am one

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Be aware of your surroundings. Don’t be afraid to turn around if you think you’re being followed. You don’t need to know martial arts to know self-defense. These tips and more on self-defense will be shared next week at a free demonstration hosted by the Sheridan Senior Read More

AARP announces 2015 driver safety schedule

From Sheridan Senior Center How can you keep up on changes in driver safety tips and techniques and changes in “rules of the road”? Consider taking a driver safety course. The investment of time is minimal compared to the payoff including possible discounts on your auto insurance. AARP offers its driver safety course to drivers Read More

Column: Valentine tributes, facts

Rindy West is the development director 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 you can celebrate Valentine’s Day several times a year?  According to Read More

Healthy U Kicks off 2015 with focus on support groups

By Brittany Hoblit Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — The “Healthy U” mini-health fair took place at the Sheridan Senior Center on Tuesday, Jan. 27. This monthly community resource fair takes place in the Senior Center lobby and is free to the public. January’s fair titled “Community Support Groups” highlighted local resources that strive to support Read More

Senior Center Happenings Jan. 24, 2015

January 23, 2015

• Healthy who? Healthy YOU! The popular monthly mini-health fair at the Senior Center returns on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The topic:  Community Support Groups. Are they for you? How do you connect?  Visit with professionals in a casual, walk-in mini-health fair in the lobby of the Senior Center at 211 Read More

What an exciting year lies ahead of us

Carmen Rideout is the executive director of the Sheridan Senior Center. It’s hard to believe we are more than halfway through the first month of January 2015. I can already tell that time will fly quickly and I am so excited for the year ahead of us. Over the past five years the board of Read More

Friendships found in Day Break

From the Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — “Years ago, I had a husband and wife in my office,” said Barb Blue, director of Day Break, an adult day care facility for seniors based in Sheridan. “The wife was enrolling her husband in Day Break so that she could have a break and he could be Read More

Center Stag: Silence could be detrimental

January 16, 2015

Lois Bell is the communications director 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. Fearing I had contracted strep, I visited a clinic in another community while we were Read More

Full disclosure with your doc is key to medication management

From the Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Do you know exactly why you’re taking that prescription medication? Are you taking it properly? If you answer “no” to either question, why? The Sheridan Senior Center is hosting a free educational presentation on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at the Center titled “Medication Therapy Management — It’s All About Read More

Senior Center Happenings Jan. 10, 2015

January 10, 2015

• “10 Questions and Answers About Managing Medications” presentation by Terry Bay and Pharmacist Bruce McGirr of Senior Patient Advocates, Jan. 21 at 12:30 p.m. on the dining room stage at the Sheridan Senior Center. Personal one-on-one consultation following the presentation by appointment by calling the Sheridan Senior Center, 672-2240. There is no charge for Read More

Making every minute of every day count

Barb Blue is the director of Day Break adult care facility 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. When my kids were small, they watched a show called Read More

Stepping out of their comfort zone

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center’s Senior Theater Players are rehearsing for their winter community performance, “Fast Train to the Poorhouse,” a melodrama by Kenneth W. Staley. As in many melodramas where the audience is privy to side stories to the main plot, a real-life subplot has developed: three Read More

Collaborating to support elders

December 26, 2014

Organized years ago, their mission is to support elder living in Sheridan County. Their impact has resulted in benefits for elders and their families over the years. They are a group of representatives from various organizations in — and sometimes outside — Sheridan County who meet to share their resources. The result:  a synergy from Read More

Trust: You may never meet the person who packed your parachute

I recently tried something new and crossed an item off my bucket list by going skydiving — yes, I jumped at over 10,000 feet from a ‘perfectly good airplane.’ The sheer thrill of the freefall, the beautiful unobstructed view, the great bonding experience with family and friends, and of course, the pictures and a video Read More

Senior Center Happenings Dec. 20, 2014

December 20, 2014

• The Senior Center hours on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 and New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31 are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Center will be serving lunch during its regular hours, 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on those days. • The Senior Center hours on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day are 8 a.m. Read More

Ship the gravy but fly the pie!

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center Airline travelers know all too well about going through security at the airports. Shoes and belts off for security screening, no liquids over 3.4 ounce in carry-on luggage, buy bottled drinks after you’ve cleared security, etc. … you know the drill. But this holiday season, you may be surprised Read More

Center Stage: Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

Who cares about healthy holiday eating? I mean aren’t the holidays supposed to be about making amazing traditional meals and indulging on treats? Doesn’t healthy holiday meals really mean, “Don’t enjoy the foods you love over the holidays?” I think these are questions we ask ourselves when it comes to thinking about eating ‘healthy’ through Read More






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