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.
Tuesdays, Feb.10 to March 10, 9:30 a.m.—Family History Class. Mt. Olympus is offering a family history class series. Come learn how to research online records regarding your ancestors. You will learn how to access electronic photos, stories and documents. Basic computer skills are necessary as well as an email address. Only eight spots available. When you sign up, you are committing to the whole five weeks.
Feb. 10, 11 a.m.—Essential Oils: Hidden Health Secrets. There are many health benefits received from essential oils. They can have a healing effect on you mentally, physically and emotionally. Sign up.
Feb. 11, 10:30 a.m.—Birds of a Feather Bird Show. Avian Sanctuary and Protection is coming for a very special presentation on their exotic birds. They will be bringing Nowak parrots, a Ukrainian goose, a friendly turkey and more. Come learn more about these birds and enjoy their magnificent beauty. Sign up.
Feb 13, 11:30 a.m.—Valentine’s Day Party. Valentine’s Day, or single awareness day, is here again. The center has invited “Ruby Tuesday” to play all the classic love songs while you enjoy stuffed salmon fillet, corn casserole, glazed carrots and cherry cheesecake pudding. Suggested lunch donation is $2.50.
Feb. 16 – Center Closed for the Holiday
Feb. 17, 11:30 a.m.—Presidents’ Day Meal. Come to the center for an all-American meal, to celebrate Presidents’ Day.
Feb. 18, 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.
Feb. 19, 10 a.m.—The Silk Road. A presenter from the Utah Museum of Fine Arts will be here to talk about one of the world’s most influential trade routes that influenced the cultures of many countries throughout China and all of Asia. Sign up.
11:30 a.m.—Chinese New Year. Celebrate the Chinese New Year, read your Zodiac and enjoy a fortune cookie, as well as chicken with mushroom gravy, bowtie pasta, Italian mixed vegetables, pineapple tidbits and a ranger cookie. Suggested lunch donation is $2.50. RSVP at the front desk by Tuesday, Feb. 10.
Feb. 19, 8:15 a.m.—Utah Senior Day at the Legislature. Come meet with your legislators; enjoy tours, speakers and a free lunch. LeBus will leave at 8:15 a.m. and return around 2:30 p.m. Sign-up sheet at the front desk.
Feb. 20, 11 a.m.—Script Your Future: Medication Adherence. More people die every year from prescription misuse/abuse than car crashes. The University of Utah College of Pharmacy is coming to discuss the importance of correctly taking medications. They will hand out cards to remind us of medication schedules. Sign up.
1 p.m.—The Father of Waters—The Mighty Mississippi River. Historian Daniel Kuhn will be back to present on some of North America’s most spectacular scenery as well as some of the highest threat volcanoes in the world. Sign up.
Feb. 23, 10 a.m.— Iraq: My Experiences in the War. Dr. John Reed, a history professor and an American hero, is coming to share his experiences in the war in Iraq. Sign up.