Category Archives: Seniors

Burger Bowl Drive through

I found good ground pork at the grocery store. Not sausage. Just ground pork with no seasonings. I have seasoned my own ground pork for sausage — good quality spices, no sugar, no preservatives — since my days as a young wife and the days of Milt Johnson and the Banner Store, where we bought… Continue Reading

Happy to provide in-home care

Happy to provide in-home care

Her exuberance about her work is evident, immediately making one wonder if they have such passion for their work. Casi Bluemel is a certified nursing assistant, and she loves what she does. “Each day is a new day with a new outlook,” Bluemel said. As a C.N.A. with the Sheridan Senior Center, Bluemel takes care… Continue Reading

What was Thanksgiving like in your house?

What was Thanksgiving like in your house?

SHERIDAN — Growing up as ranch kid, Garry King’s Thanksgiving dinners saw eight children and the parents at the holiday table. “We lived in the middle of nowhere in central South Dakota on a ranch with no electricity and no indoor plumbing,” King said. “Life was different then. Mom would start cooking days ahead of… Continue Reading

Center Stage: What is your legacy?

Did you know that the Sheridan Senior Center and other hard working nonprofits in Sheridan County would really appreciate and be good stewards of your planned gift?  The Senior Center has and always will be a part of the Sheridan County community, but we don’t think we have done a good job of letting everyone… Continue Reading

Montano to be panelist in PBS Alzheimer’s program

SHERIDAN — Wyoming PBS will broadcast the program, “Alzheimer’s In Wyoming,” live on Friday, Nov. 18. The show will be broadcast on location from Rock Springs.  “Alzheimer’s in Wyoming” will be broadcast live as part of Wyoming PBS’ Wyoming Chronicle Live at 7:30 p.m. and a recorded broadcast of the program at 6:30 p.m. on… Continue Reading

Learning to cope as a caregiver

Learning to cope as a caregiver

SHERIDAN — A family member needs more help with shopping, cleaning, making a meal or managing their checkbook. Sometimes the change is slow. Other times the change is sudden. Whatever the reason, life has changed. The changes also affect their circle of family and friends. A caregiver emerges — often a family member — with… Continue Reading

Construction builds excitement for the Senior Center

Construction builds excitement for the Senior Center

SHERIDAN — “Despite the extra work and unexpected changes, people are excited — our customers, staff and volunteers — about the changes,” said Carmen Rideout, executive director at the Sheridan Senior Center. Rideout referred to construction that has begun at the Senior Center, the culmination of study and a subsequent capital campaign to transform the… Continue Reading

A history of homesteaders

All four of my grandparents were homesteaders in northeastern Wyoming. Homesteading meant free land if you managed to prove up and had the tenacity to stick it out. Many homesteaders did not prove up and returned to their homeland where it was easier to make ends meet. There was not much income to be made… Continue Reading

The magic of a car and a marriage proposal

The magic of a car and a marriage proposal

SHERIDAN — Maybe it’s magic. A car was involved in a marriage proposal for four couples at the annual Golden Years dinner at the Senior Center on Oct. 15. “We were in my Volkswagon Beetle convertible when I asked her to marry me,” said Don Wells said of when he proposed to his future wife,… Continue Reading

Defining ‘senior’

I’m so confused. I’m not sure what defines who is a “senior” (outside of high school or college, that is). When you turn 50, you can join AARP. You most likely are still working (like I am) and not old enough to retire, but you can join. If you go to Albertson’s on Thursdays, you… Continue Reading

Center Stage: Untapped resources for seniors

Water. A necessary nutrient for life and all functions of it. But how can an individual meet his/her daily water intake needs when certain medical conditions and/or medications complicate fluid requirements? An example discussed at the recent Eat Your Water community lecture was incontinence. Taking in large amounts of fluid is an issue for someone… Continue Reading

Nurturing relationships through group travel

Nurturing relationships through group travel

SHERIDAN —“We have never traveled together before. We experienced things that we’ve never done: new sights, new people,” said Deb Clemens. Clemens spoke about a group trip she recently experienced that was organized by the Sheridan Senior Center. She was excited about the itinerary and invited her cousin to join her. Her cousin, who lives… Continue Reading

Center Stage: As we look to the future

Thank you to each of you who have been involved with the Senior Center this past year. Your support in many different forms has been beyond compare! Every minute that you have spent as a volunteer, donor, patron or supporter has helped the Senior Center continue to offer services that offer stability and peace of… Continue Reading

Technology for peace of mind

Technology for peace of mind

SHERIDAN — Living at home alone or living at home under incapacitation from illness, accident or aging could make living safely a challenge not previously faced. One has options to move in with the kids or into an assisted living facility prematurely. Technology exists that supports independent living at home while providing connections should someone… Continue Reading

Bisques to stews: What’s the soup?

Bisques to stews: What’s the soup?

SHERIDAN — The names are butternut bisque, tomato dill, shaker chicken noodle, Jean’s white beans and ham, Carolyn’s seafood bisque. Are these soups? With the change of the season and cooler weather, thoughts could turn to the comforting sensation and warmth of soups, whatever they are called. Soups are a great nutrition source especially when… Continue Reading

Goose Creek Transit update

There is a lot going on at Goose Creek Transit this fall. Formerly known as the Sheridan Mini-Bus, we have recently changed our name and our look. You may have noticed our new image on our buses rolling around town. They are pretty hard to miss with their green and blue color scheme with the… Continue Reading

Changing perspectives: Nursing students visit Senior Center

Changing perspectives: Nursing students visit Senior Center

SHERIDAN — Their career aspirations include pediatric nursing, emergency room nursing and hospice care. These are the goals of some of the Sheridan College nursing students who are visiting the Sheridan Senior Center this month. Thirty-two students will visit the Center through September in a partnership Sheridan College has had with the Senior Center for… Continue Reading

Reduced funding challenging senior services

Reduced funding challenging senior services

SHERIDAN — A recent article in the Casper Star-Tribune reported how Senior Centers across the state are being negatively impacted by the state budget cuts. Following is an interview with Carmen Rideout, executive director of the Sheridan Senior Center, on how state budget cuts are affecting the center here in our county. Q: How have… Continue Reading

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