Summer Senior Outdoor Activity Program: Walk-Jog-Cycle, Lawn Games, Motorcycle Riders Group & Fishing

Organization Sponsor: Sheridan Senior Center

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Program Description

The Sheridan Senior Center introduces a new Summer Senior Outdoor Activity Program for 2014. The first new summer activity is a walking-jogging-cycling program with some organized group rides or walks to kick off the program. The group activities will leave the start points at 9 a.m. on the following dates.

June 4 - Meet at the Senior Center for Organizational Meeting Walk/Jog/Cycle Whitney Commons.

June 11 - Meet at the Kendrick Park Band Shell Walk/Jog/Cycle Kendrick Park.

June 18 - Walkers/Joggers meet at South Park

After the initial activity launch, groups will be encouraged to walk every Wednesday throughout the summer.For individuals who don’t have a bicycle, a second new summer activity feature at the Center this summer is a bicycle checkout program. Bicycles are available to check out at the Senior Center’s front desk Monday through Fridays. If you would like to check out a bike for the weekend, do so by Friday afternoon.

A third summer activity makes lawn games available for checkout or to join with a group to play.Individuals, groups, friends and families are invited to gather at the Senior Center at 10 a.m. on the following Saturdays: June 21, June 28, July 5, July 12, and July 19. Games include: horseshoes, croquet, bocce ball and ladder golf. Groups meeting at the
Senior Center will walk to the Kendrick Park playground or choose to meet others in the park. These games are available to use on days other than these Saturday and can bechecked out at the Senior Center’s front desk Monday through Fridays. If you would like to check out games for the weekend, do so by Friday afternoon. Interested in motorcycling riding?

A fourth option for your summer is to check out a Motorcycle Riders Group through the Senior Center.Organizational meetings for a motorcycle riders group are scheduled for Friday June 6 at 11 a.m. and on Monday June 9 at 7 p.m. The meetings are at the Sheridan Senior Center.

A fifth summer activity from the Senior Center this summer is dock fishing in August. Interested individuals should call-in to the Senior Center to sign-up and will be called with details. Participants will be required to purchase a Wyoming Fishing license at the Game and Fish Department at 700 Valley View Drive. A day pass is $6 and a season pass is $36.50

For more information call the center at 672-2240. Any interested party may visit the Senior Center located at 211 Smith St. 

Program Approximate Cost: 

free

Funding Sources: 

Sheridan Senior Center

Strategies For Sustainability: 

The Sheridan Senior Center is a non-profit organization that provides a wide variety of community based services focusing on health and wellness, and services and supports that help people live at home. Although the Center’s purpose is to serve older adults, elders, and their families, most of the services are available to people of a wide variety of ages.

Impact Of Program: 

This program is loved by the seniors and well used.

Evaluation Tools: 

Regular community information sessions and evaluations.These activities are organized as a result of a survey that the Senior Center issued in the spring. 

Key Elements Towards Success: 

Activities can be enjoyed as a group or by individuals.Organizational meetings for more information are scheduled for interested individuals. Our mission is to celebrate, embrace, and serve older adults for the betterment of our community.

Challenges To Meet Them: 

The Sheridan Senior Center facilitates and provides a wide variety of activities that encompass a number of areas.Health and Fitness

  • Exercise Classes
  • Zumba
  • Tai Chi
  • Yoga
  • Line Dancing

Recreation

  • Table Tennis
  • Pool

Creative Arts

  • Watercolors
  • Wood burning
  • Crafts

Performing Arts

  • Choir – “The Sheridanaires”
  • Senior Theatre
  • Tap Class

Life Long Learning

  •     Creative Writing

Leisure

  • Bridge
  • Dominos
  • Cribbage
  • Pinochle
  • Bingo

Social

  • Jam and Dance Evenings
  • Day Trips
  • Entertainment
Length and Stage of Project: 

Services for Senior Citizens in Sheridan County began in 1972. This program summer 2014.

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