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Reflecting on a year at The Hub

Another year is coming to a close, and what a year it has been. As we all continue to adjust to a new normal, we cannot help but to feel grateful for our community and the support and generosity we see every day. This year has provided challenges in ways

2021-12-09T09:20:24-07:00December 9th, 2021|

Give your heart to volunteering

“Volunteers don’t necessarily have the time; they have the heart.” — Elizabeth Andrew It’s true. Our volunteers at The Hub on Smith do what they do because they have the heart to serve and make a difference. As we begin talking about gratitude and reflection of the kindness we receive,

2021-11-09T16:10:11-07:00November 9th, 2021|

Thanks for the help!

We want to thank our amazing kitchen and home delivered meals staff, volunteers, Sheridan College Facilities, and Range for helping us make sure we could get our home delivered meals out on Tuesday when we had no power!

2021-10-14T16:24:56-06:00October 14th, 2021|

Medicare open enrollment starts Oct. 15

Oct. 15 starts the Medicare open enrollment period. This is the time of year when those on Medicare should evaluate their coverage to determine if they should make any changes to their coverage. One question that often comes up, should I enroll in Medicare Part D? Medicare Part D (Prescription

2021-10-11T14:24:29-06:00October 11th, 2021|

Protect against falls at home

Every hour on average, there will be 183 emergency room visits due to fall-related injuries. One of those will be fatal. Falls are the cause of more than 95% of hip fractures and of those people, more than 1 in 5 will have died within the year. Of course, everybody

2021-09-09T16:38:49-06:00September 9th, 2021|

Big improvements coming for Goose Creek Transit

There is big news at Goose Creek Transit. We are approaching the two-year anniversary of our launch of the Sheridan Shuttle, our fare free, fixed route transit service. We started in October of 2019 with 28 stops, and we have added another eight to our route since then. We have

2021-08-10T14:40:51-06:00August 10th, 2021|

2021 Operation Independence

As we roll into another wonderful Sheridan summer, The Hub on Smith is kicking off our annual Operation Independence campaign, which helps us meet the ever-increasing need for wraparound services for older adults and their families. Despite our building on Smith Street being closed for much of the past year,

2021-07-13T16:03:30-06:00July 13th, 2021|

Volunteer opportunities available at The Hub

As our community faced the challenges of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Home-Delivered Meals volunteers at The Hub on Smith rose to the challenge showing up seven days a week all year delivering warm, delicious meals to any and all in need.  Now, more than ever, these meals became

2021-06-16T16:25:20-06:00June 16th, 2021|

3 Tips that Really Great Caregivers Utilize Regularly

As human beings, you, me, and everyone around us lives in a continuous cycle of taking in and processing data. Whether it is through the way you see, hear, feel, smell, or taste, your brain processes enormous amounts of data to allow you to safely navigate your world and support

2021-05-22T18:12:14-06:00May 21st, 2021|

The Hub celebrates communities of strength

In tough times, communities find strength in people — and people find strength in their communities. In the past year, we’ve seen this time and again in as friends, neighbors and Sheridan businesses have found new ways to support each other. In our community, older adults are a key source

2021-05-22T18:12:14-06:00May 20th, 2021|
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