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Mount Olympus Senior Center: Events Schedule

Jun 05, 2015 06:49PM ● 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. 

Mondays, 11:15 a.m. — BP Checks with Ruth. Just show up.

Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. – Noon — Massages. We offer massages every Tuesday in June. Suggested donation is $10.00. Sign up for an appointment.

Wednesdays, 2 p.m. — Afternoon Yoga.  Work on your flexibility, balance, and muscle strength.

Every Wednesday and Thursday Morning in June — Computer Lab. Don will take appointments to work with you one-on-one and answer your questions. Due to high demand, individuals may only sign up for two classes a month. Please sign up at the front desk!

Fridays, 1p.m. — Vital Aging: Coping with Pain. Living with chronic pain can be very difficult.  This class will provide an opportunity for individuals suffering from chronic pain to share their stories in an atmosphere of support and empathy.  Information and guidance for dealing with chronic pain will be discussed. We will explore the mind-body connection to help find relief from pain, practice relaxation and distraction techniques.

June 8, leaving promptly at 9 a.m. — Canyon Hiking for Active Participants. We will be hiking 4 miles on the Little Cottonwood Creek Trail from Lisa Falls down to the lower parking lot. We will carpool to the trailhead. Participants will meet at Mt. Olympus Center for carpooling at 9:00. Sign up at front desk!

June 8 signup for Father’s Day Celebration on the 19th. See Cheryl for this event at the front desk. Suggested lunch donation is $3.00.

June 8, 10 a.m. — Eye Don’t Know. There are so many things we can do to take care of our eyes that we just don’t know about. Dr. Bowman, an ophthalmologist, will be here to inform us on how to take care of our eyes so they will last us a lifetime.

June 10, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. — Blood Glucose Checks. Just show up.

June 10, 12:30 p.m. — It’s a “Secret.” What is a secret? What are some of the biggest secrets in history? And what are some of America’s biggest secrets? Join professor Matt Potolsky from the U of U as he dissects what a secret is, shares secrets throughout history, and explains how secrets affect our society. Riveting!

June 11, 11 a.m. — iPad Class. Frank Barton from Right at Home will be back to teach his iPad class. Sign up at the front desk!

June 12 Signup for June 16th Wendover Trip. Please sign up for this trip by Friday, June 12. A signup sheet is available at the front desk for your payment. Cost is $20.00 and is payable to Advisory Committee when you sign up. 

June 15, 10:30 a.m. — History of Music: Mexico. Cathryn Clayton, professor of Music History from the U of U Music Department will be here to acquaint us with the history of music in Mexico. Come enjoy the melodies and stories behind the music. Sign up!

June 15, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. — Attorney. Mike Jensen with Elder Law will be here for 20-minute sessions. Sign up at the front desk!

June 16, 8:30 a.m. — Bus to Wendover.

June 16, 9:00-11:00 a.m. — Eye Screenings. Dr. Nelson will be here to do free eye screenings. Sign up at the front desk for an appointment.

June 16, 2 p.m. — Book Club. We will be discussing Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. Books available through the library system.

June 16 signup for Accreditation Party on 23rd. See Cheryl at front desk to sign up for this event. Suggested lunch donation is $3.00.

June 17, 12:30 p.m. — 7 Peaks: The Highest in the World. Presented by Carol Masheter. Carol has climbed the 7 highest peaks in the world and is coming to Mt. Olympus to tell us about it. Don’t miss this opportunity — sign up!

June 19, 11:30 a.m. — Father’s Day Celebration. It’s time to celebrate all the fathers with some entertainment by Eleanor Thomas and some delicious food. Enjoy beef pot roast with brown gravy, Delmonico potatoes, mixed vegetables, fruit cocktail and an oatmeal raisin cookie. (Sign up on June 8th.)

June 19, 12:30 p.m. — Goin’ to Kansas City. Join us and historian Daniel Kuhn for another fantastic presentation on Daniel’s road trips to Kansas City. Take a ride and enjoy scenes of Reno, Wyoming, Denver and Kansas, as well as the scenic Southwest along with the famous Route 66. This is a presentation you won’t want to miss!

June 22, leaving promptly at 9 a.m. — Canyon Hiking for Active Participants. We will be hiking 4 1/2 miles up Millcreek Canyon on the middle and lower sections of the Pipeline Trail. We will carpool to the trailhead. Participants will meet at Mt. Olympus Center for carpooling at 9:00. Sign up at front desk!

June 22, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. — Audiology. Brent Fox of Audiology Associates will be available to check your hearing aids. Please sign up.

June 23,8:00 – 10:00 a.m. — Podiatry. We are so fortunate to have Dr. Robert Church provide us with this service. Sign up for an appointment. $10.00 donation payable to Dr. Church.

June 23, 11:30 a.m. — Accreditation Party. Mt. Olympus Center has received accreditation from the National Council on Aging National Institute of Senior Centers! There will be entertainment by Ron Archibald and cake with special guests from Salt Lake County Aging & Adult Services Administration and Holladay City. Sign up by June 16th.

June 24, 12:15 p.m. — Summer Kick off Root Beer Social. Summer is finally here and what better way to celebrate than with some ice cream and cool root beer? Join us in our celebration. Sponsored by Silverado.

June 25, 10:30 a.m. — Geriatrics Karate. Olympus Rehabilitation Center is lending us their 3rd Degree Kenpo Instructor, Jerry Johnson, once a month for Geriatric Karate Class. Join us for karate facts, warm up, exercises, technique, and application, as you improve your balance, reflexes, coordination, strength and stamina. This is a really unique event! Don’t miss it!

June 25, 12:30 p.m. — History and Traditions of the Navajo. The Navajo are the largest federally recognized tribe in the U.S. Before Christopher Columbus landed in the Americas, the Navajo had already settled in Utah and the Southwest. Come learn from Anthony Shirley from the U of U as he shares the fascinating history of the Navajos.

June 26, 12:30 p.m. — Culture of the French Polynesia and Tahiti. Our very own Pete Mahuru will be entertaining and educating us once again with a special guest performance. Pete will share with us he cultures and traditions of French-Polynesia and Tahiti. Pete is always a great entertainer!