Mount Olympus Senior Center
1635 East Murray-Holladay Road
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.
Meditation Interest List. -- Mt. Olympus is considering offering a meditation class. There are many wonderful benefits of meditation that include greater energy, relief from stress and worry, vibrant health, calmness and more. Please sign the interest sheet at the front desk if you would like to have this class provided at the center.
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.
Wednesdays, 3 p.m. – Yoga.
Fridays in January, 1 p.m. -- Vital Aging Life Review and Transitions. The process of thinking back on our life and then communicating with others about those experiences is called a “life review.” As people age, they want to know how they have touched others’ lives and understand how others have touched their life. As part of this class, the group will reminisce, reflect and then look at present experiences to help put their life in perspective as well as look at how to “beat the winter blues.” Come join Mike from the Vital Aging Project to increase your well-being.
Jan. 12, 10 a.m. -- Furry Friends. Salt Lake County Animal Services is coming to discuss the benefits seniors can get from having a pet, including lower blood pressure and fewer visits to the doctor. Sign up.
Jan. 13, 27, 1 p.m. – Scrabble. A brand-new class starting in January. Scrabble can strengthen and increase vocabulary, memory and strategy skills, and it is fun.
Jan. 14, 10 a.m. – Blood Glucose Checks. No appointment needed.
Jan. 14, 1 p.m. -- African American History: Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Coleman, A USU professor in African American Studies and winner of the Albert B. Fitz Civil Rights Worker of the Year Award, will present about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the history of African Americans in the U.S.
Jan. 15, 11 a.m. -- Music and Memory. Alle from Jewish Family Services is coming to discuss how music can help with memory, dementia and emotional well-being. Sign up.
Jan. 19 – Center Closed
Jan. 20, 8 to 10 a.m.; $10. -- Podiatry with Dr. Shelton. Appointments needed.
10:30 a.m. -- Finding a Happier Life Amidst the Challenges. By Jody Davis with Serenity Funeral Home. Many comment that this class has brightened their life and helped them understand family dynamics.
11 a.m. -- VA Pensions, Do You Qualify? Attention military veterans and spouses. You may be eligible for a VA pension worth $1,150-$2,050 per month to pay for in-home care. Come to this class and receive a free aid and attendance pension guide, and see if you are eligible for a VA pension.
11:30 a.m. – Red Hatters. They will meet at Anna’s, 4700 South 900 East. If you need a ride, please indicate that when you sign up.
2 p.m. – Book Club. They will discuss “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Craft Rubin.
Jan. 21, 8 a.m. – Pancake Breakfast. Pancakes, coffee and juice will be served. Don’t miss out on the most important meal of the day. Sponsored by our Advisory Committee. All are invited.
Jan. 22, 11 a.m. – Skin Care 101. The winter can be tough on skin. That is why the center is having Elaine Baez and Dr. Gohari from St. Mark’s Senior Clinic here to inform us on how to nourish, hydrate and care for our largest and most visible organ. Sign up.
Jan. 21, 1 p.m.-- Native American History. Franci Taylor, from the Choctaw Tribe and director of the American Indian Resource Center at the U of U is back. Franci will continue her discussion on the natives of this region and their use of ethno-botany. She is very knowledgeable about all Native American history, so come with questions. Sign up.
Jan. 23, 11:30 a.m. – Anniversary Party. It has been 17 years since Mt. Olympus first opened its doors. Come celebrate. The “New Fiddlers” will be the entertainment. Lunch is baked chicken breast with paprika sauce, whole wheat penne pasta, Harvard beets, seasonal fruit, and heavenly pudding will be served. Suggested lunch donation is $2.50. Please let Cheryl at the front desk know by Tuesday, Jan. 13, if you will be attending.
1 p.m. -- Black Dragon Self Defense/Hap Ki Do. Bill Nieves, owner of Black Dragon Self Defense, will be teaching self-defense and hap ki do classes. Sign up.
Jan. 26, 9 a.m. -- $10; Massages. Sign up.
Jan. 27, 11 a.m. -- The Principles of Liberty will be a very informative presentation based on the book “The Five Thousand Year Leap” that will outline the principles embedded within the Constitution. The Founders’ “success formula.” Come learn what George Washington called the “Science” of government. Sign up.
Jan. 30, 1 p.m. -- Fire and Ice; Volcanoes of the Cascade Range. Historian Daniel Kuhn will present on some of North America’s most spectacular scenery as well as some of the highest threat volcanoes in the world.