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Mount Olympus Senior Center: Events Schedule

Oct 31, 2014 02:08PM ● By City Journals Staff

Mount Olympus Senior Center is located at 1635 East Murray-Holladay Road. Phone 385-468-3130 for more information. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Transportation is available Monday through Friday for those who live in the area. The cost is $2; call the center for more information. Most activities require you to sign up in advance.

Canyon Snowshoeing for Active Seniors. This takes the place of the hiking group during the winter season. Trips will be scheduled on an impromptu basis to take advantage of optimum weather. Participants will meet at the center and carpool. Sign up at the desk if you would like to be notified of these outings.

New Medicare Service Available at Mt. Olympus -- Stephanie, a Medicare specialist with Salt Lake County Aging and Adult Services, will be here to offer confidential one-on-one meetings to answer Medicare questions or to help you understand your bills. Sign-up needed. See front desk for dates and times

Fridays in November, 1 p.m. -- Vital Aging. The holiday season can be a challenging time of year as we are faced with demands of shopping, parties, decorating, family reunions or missing lost loved ones. Learn new ways to manage and make the holidays more meaningful through effectively planning for this enjoyable, yet often hectic, time of year. 

November Thank-a-Thon. In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, the center invites all to participate in the center’s thank-a-thon. At the front desk there will be a box with paper by it for individuals to write thank you notes to other members, volunteers, or teachers whom you are grateful for. It’s time to say thanks to those who have made a difference in your lives.

Nov. 4 – Voting Day. The center is a polling site, so the parking lot may have extra traffic on this day. Classes in front and back craft rooms are cancelled for the day.

Nov. 4, 8 a.m. – AARP Smart Driver Class. Sign up needed.

Nov. 4, 18, 10:30 a.m. -- Finding a Happier Life amidst the Challenges. Learn how to find happiness within your family dynamics and overcome challenges. 

Nov. 4, 11:30 a.m. – Birthday Tuesday. Come for a special celebration. Lunch is meatloaf, gravy and birthday cupcakes. Entertainment by Debbie Bowers.

Nov. 6, 9:30 a.m.-- Living With Hearing Loss. A new six-week course that helps people take control of their hearing loss -- to recognize what they can do to make communication work better for them. This course will start with an introductory class on Monday, Nov. 3, and the first session will be Thursday, Nov. 6.

Nov. 6, 9:30 a.m. – Skin Care. Come learn how to care for your skin.

11 a.m. -- Memory Keepers. Come learn about a new website that allows you to keep all your memories, photos and family trees online. Sign-up needed

Nov. 7, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Annual Yard Sale. This annual event is a fundraiser for the Advisory Committee.

11:30 a.m. –Veterans Day Party. Come honor and remember veterans. Lunch is potato-crusted pollock. Entertainment by the “New Fiddlers.”

Nov. 10, 11 a.m. -- Non-Surgical Approach to Joint Pain. Two physicians will discuss arthritis, what can be done to deal with joint pain and other options you have besides surgery. Sign-up needed.

Nov. 11, 27, 28, – Center Closed

Nov. 12, 10 a.m. – Blood Glucose Checks

Nov. 13, 1 p.m. “Scenic Triangle” Tour: America’s Most Scenic Train Trip. Daniel Kuhn, a railroader and historian, will share slides and descriptions of the captivating aspects of modern and historic railroading along with the geographical history of the routes traveled. Sign up needed.

Nov. 17, 9 a.m.; $10. – Massages. These are offered every other week. Sign-up needed.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attorney Consultations. Meet with Mike Jensen with Elder Law, for a 20-minute consultation. Appointments needed.

Nov. 18, 10 a.m. -- Native American History. Come hear Franci Taylor, a Choctaw and director of the American Indian Resource Center, here to share the local history of Native Americans and their use of ethno botany. Sign up needed.

11 a.m. – Cooking with Andy. Andy is the premier chef with Pacifica Senior Living. Sign up needed.

2 p.m. – Book Club. The group will discuss “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline.

Nov. 18, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; $20. – Wendover Trip. Pay when you sign up.

Nov. 18, 11:30 a.m. -- Red Hatters. The group will meet at Mimi’s Cafe, 5223 South State St. If you need a ride, please indicate that when you sign up.

Nov. 19, 8 a.m. – Pancake Breakfast. Pancakes, coffee and juice will be served. Sponsored by the Advisory Committee.

Nov. 20, 11 a.m. – iPad Class. Open to people of all levels. Sign up needed.

Nov. 21, 8 a.m.; $10.– Podiatry with Dr. Shelton.

Nov. 21, 11:30 a.m. – Thanksgiving Feast. The feast includes turkey, gravy, dressing, yams, potatoes, green beans, a roll and pumpkin pie. Jennie Floor will perform during the meal. Sign up by Monday, November 10. Suggested donation is $2.50

Nov. 25, 10 a.m. -- Creative Writing Group. The group will meet at “The Egg and I” restaurant (1919 E. Murray-Holladay Rd.) instead of at the center.

Dec. 1, 9 a.m. – “Cancer and Health for Seniors” provided by Huntsman Cancer Center. Learn about lowering your cancer risk, cancer screenings, avoiding medical scams, finding reliable health information, and complementary and alternative medicine.  A cancer information specialist will answer questions one-on-one about cancer and other health topics.