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Mount Olympus Senior Center: Events Schedule

Nov 28, 2014 05:36PM ● Published by City Journals Staff

Mount Olympus Senior Center
1635 East Murray-Holladay Road 
Phone 385-468-3130 

The center is 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.

Community Engagement -- James Moss Elementary is in need of shoes and snow boots in sizes 13 to 5. Please consider donating a new pair of shoes for these sweet children. Donations will be accepted at the Mt. Olympus Senior Center through the month of December.

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 Services 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.

No Mind/Body Healing Class in December or January.

Beginning Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Basket Raffle. Raffle tickets will be sold by the Advisory Committee, three tickets for $1, at the front desk.  Baskets are in the display case with assigned numbers. Place your ticket in the corresponding numbered box behind the front desk. Drawing will be held after the holiday meal on Wednesday, Dec. 19.

Fridays in December, 1 p.m. – Vital Aging. Mindfulness is paying attention in a non-judgmental way to the present moments we often ignore. Learn how to practice mindfulness as a way to reduce stress and promote wellness in your life. 

Dec. 2, 8 a.m. -- AARP Smart Driver Class. Sign-up needed. Pay by check.

Dec. 2, 16, 10:30 a.m. -- Finding a Happier Life amidst the Challenges. Come learn how to find happiness within your family dynamics and overcome challenges.  

Dec. 2, 1 p.m. -- Handling the Holidays Alone. The holidays can be a lonely time, especially for those who have lost loved ones. Diane Cunningham, a grief relief specialist will be here to share tools and helpful information for those who are facing the holidays alone.

11:30 a.m. – Birthday Tuesday. Come for a special celebration. Lunch is Salisbury steak and birthday cupcakes. Entertainment by Debbie Bowers. Group birthday photo will be taken.

Dec. 4, 9 a.m. – “Food Poisoning? I think not!” Marilyn from the USU Extension will be going over proper storing and preserving of food. Food samples will be provided. Sign-up needed.

11 a.m. -- IPad class. Open to people of all levels.

Dec. 5, 10 a.m. -- WWII in the Pacific “Flying with the Flak Pak.”  In honor of Pearl Harbor Day, the center has invited Kenny Kemp, a WWII veteran, to come and share his wartime experiences, recorded in his book “Flying with the Flak Pack.” Sign-up needed.

Dec. 8, 11 a.m. –It’s a Foot Time. Dr. Robert Church from Wasatch Foot and Ankle Specialists will be giving a brief presentation on general foot care with basic information everyone should know.

1 p.m. – Hearing Aid Check with Brent Fox of Audiology Associates. Sign-up needed.

Dec. 9, 10 to 1:30 p.m. -- December Day Trip. Come on a day trip to the Utah Cultural Celebration Center and enjoy their “Trees of Diversity” exhibit, then stop at the Golden Corral for lunch. The exhibit is free; just bring money for your lunch.  Fourteen spots are available.  Sign-up starting Monday, Dec. 1.

11 a.m. – Cooking with Andy. Andy will share his healthy eating tips and delicious recipes with you. Sign up at front the desk.

Dec. 11, 11 a.m. -- History and Origins of Christmas and Hanukkah. Come for an interesting lecture on the historical origins, background and contemporary practices of Hanukkah and Christmas. 

Dec. 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  -- Attorney Consultations. Meet with Mike Jensen with Elder Law, for a 20-minute consultation. Appointments needed

Dec. 15, 29, 9 a.m.; $10. – Massages.  Sign-up needed.

Dec. 16, 11:30 a.m. -- Red Hatters. They will meet at Mimi’s Cafe, 5223 South State Street. If you need a ride, please indicate that when you sign up. 

2 p.m. -- Book Club. The book club is reading “The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion” by Fannie Flagg.

Dec. 17, 8 a.m. – Pancake Breakfast. Pancakes, coffee and juice will be served. Sponsored by the Advisory Committee

10 a.m. – Blood Glucose Checks

Dec. 19, 11:30 a.m.; $2.50 suggested donation – Entertainment, Holiday Feast and Basket Raffle. Lunch begins at noon. It includes: glazed ham, au gratin potatoes, mixed vegetables, dinner roll and cherry crisp.  The winning tickets for the basket raffle will be drawn right after lunch. Please RSVP to Cheryl by Tuesday, December 9. 

1 p.m.  -- San Francisco Bridges. Daniel Kuhn will be back for a new presentation that takes you on a photographic tour of many of the Bay Area’s bridges, ranging from the classic Golden Gate Bridge and immense San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge to lesser-known spans over other parts of the bay.

Dec. 20, 8 to 10 a.m.;$10. -- Podiatry with Dr. Shelton. Appointments needed.

Dec. 22, 10 a.m. – Kwanzaa? What’s Kwanzaa?  Most of us have heard of Kwanzaa, but are not sure exactly what it is. The Utah Museum of Fine Arts will be giving a presentation on Kwanzaa and will also be including a small art project. Come and expand your cultural knowledge.

Dec. 23, 10:30 a.m. -- Tales of Christmas.  Carol Esterreicher, a professional storyteller, will be here to share her touching and animated Christmas stories. Come partake of the Christmas spirit by listening to these captivating tales. Sign up needed.

Dec. 24, 12:30 p.m. -- Center Closes for Christmas

Dec. 25 – Center Closed

Dec. 31, Noon.; $2.50 suggested donation – Noon Year’s Party. Kara Lyn Roundy will provide entertainment to help bring in the New Year. Sparkling cider will be served for our toast. Please join us for this special event.  If you want to join us for the party, please see Cheryl by Tuesday, Dec. 23. Suggested donation for lunch is $2.50.    
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