Dear Friends of The Hub on Smith,
As we approach The Hub on Smith’s 50th Anniversary on December 17th, 2023, I find myself reflecting on the incredible journey we’ve embarked on together. This milestone is not just about looking back; it’s also about celebrating the vibrant present and the promising future we’ve built.
Inside The Hub, you’re greeted with warmth and a sense of belonging that is truly heartwarming. It’s an atmosphere that speaks volumes about the community we’ve fostered, one that values and respects our elders while recognizing their invaluable contributions to our shared well-being. It’s an atmosphere that embodies the very essence of our vision and mission.
Our vision is simple yet profound: people of all ages thrive when older adults are supported, engaged, and contributing to the foresight of their community. Our mission is equally clear: to celebrate, embrace, and serve older adults for the betterment of our community.
We’ve spent five decades dedicated to our purpose: providing programs and services that help older adults remain living in their homes, in their communities, for as long as they are able. It’s a purpose that reaches beyond the services which are self-evident, it resonates with every interaction at The Hub.
Upon stepping into our front doors, the spirited and warm atmosphere, is palpable. It’s in the smiles exchanged in our hallways, the laughter shared in our communal spaces, and the support given during our activities. This atmosphere is what makes The Hub a comfortable place for many older adults in our community.
Beyond the more visible services, we offer a Support Center that serves as the hub of The Hub. It’s a place where individuals can find information, guidance, and referrals to resources within The Hub and the greater community alike. Our dedicated team of information and intake specialists, care coordinators, and case managers are the hidden champions who tirelessly work to lessen the logistical and decision-making challenges of aging. For our fiscal year ending in September 2023, the Support Center connected 466 “new” people to services.
Our Help at Home program operates as a licensed and bonded home health agency, providing essential personal care, support with daily living, and encouragement for autonomy at home. Although Help at Home’s impact may not be as immediately visible as some of our other services, it is a real lifeline for many older adults and their families, providing essential support within the privacy of their homes.
The Family Caregiver Program uplifts caregivers with resources, education, and assistance, helping family members and caregivers of individuals facing chronic conditions or challenges. Our Loan Closet lends durable medical equipment, and our Home Delivered and Congregate Meals program provides daily nutrition-rich meals, offering sustenance and connection.
Day Break, our Adult Day Care, is a community-centered social program, supporting caregivers and providing a welcoming space for older adults who may otherwise feel isolated. Dementia Friendly Wyoming offers education, training, and tailored support for those with dementia and their care partners.
The Fun & Wellness program provides opportunities for people to be physically and mentally active, fostering community interaction through a wide range of activities. And, Goose Creek Transit provides essential transportation, enabling access to appointments, groceries, and The Hub itself.
So, as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary, let’s not just look back but look forward to the incredible work we will continue to do together. The spirited and warm atmosphere, the seen and the less seen services that touch lives in profound ways, and the unwavering commitment to our vision and mission are what make The Hub on Smith truly exceptional.
As we embark on this season of giving, we turn to you. Your steadfast support has been the cornerstone of providing programs and services that help older adults, who have shaped the very fabric of our lives, remain in their homes and communities for as long as they are able.
Please consider a financial contribution during this holiday season. Your gift is an investment in the continuation of a shared commitment to ensuring that older adults in our community experiences the love and care they so richly deserve. To donate, please visit our website at thehubsheridan.org/give-now or send a check to 211 Smith St, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Thank you for being part of our journey. Here’s to many more years of celebrating, embracing, and serving older adults in our wonderful community!
With warmest wishes for the holiday season,
Carmen Rideout, Executive Director