Category Archives: Seniors

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

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Healthy U Kicks off 2015 with focus on support groups

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… Continue Reading

Senior Center Happenings Jan. 24, 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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Friendships found in Day Break

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… Continue Reading

Center Stag: Silence could be detrimental

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… Continue Reading

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