Category Archives: Seniors

Senior Center to serve Easter dinner

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… Continue Reading

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).… Continue Reading

He lives in the past and present

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… Continue Reading

Audrey the Oiler

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,… Continue Reading

Celebrating Generations and Building Community Presentations

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… Continue Reading

Enjoy the splash of color on your plate

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… Continue Reading

Wyoming: The railroad state presentation

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

This lady can shoot

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Center Stage: Hearing loss: It’s a problem

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… Continue Reading

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

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… Continue Reading

A different type of heart health

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… Continue Reading

Sweethearts for better or for worse

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… Continue Reading

Column: Money was tight when I was a kid

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.… Continue Reading

Calm your mind, renew yourself through yoga

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… Continue Reading

Senior Center Happenings Jan. 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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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