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.
Canyon Hiking for the Active Participant. Our hiking program will start again in April. They are four to five miles in length and scheduled twice a month, usually on Mondays. Reminder telephone calls are made on the Friday before. Participants meet at the Mt. Olympus Center for carpooling and leave promptly at 9 a.m. Sign up.
Tuesdays, 1 p.m. — Communications Seminar. Dr. Victoria Burgess will be teaching this educational series on the proper tools of communication. You will learn listening skills, assertiveness, effective confrontation and problem solving methods.
Wednesdays, March 1 p.m. — Return to Those “Thrilling Days of Yesteryear” will continue for several weeks in March. Come and view DVDs of the history of Salt Lake City, Emigration Canyon, Helper, Wendover and others.
Fridays on March, 1 p.m. — Vital Aging “Pathways to Cope with Grief and Loss” A person’s unique response to losses in life are influenced by cultural beliefs, family, personality and other life stressors. In this class, participants will have the opportunity to share, and then process thoughts and feelings related to loss. They will learn new ways to readjust, reinvest in life and relationships while remembering and honoring the loss.
March 10, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. — Podiatry. Dr. Robert Church will come to the center. Sign up for an appointment. $10 donation payable to Dr. Church.
March 10, 10:30 a.m. — Essential Oils: Improving Health and Weight Loss. Essential oils have many health benefits and can be used to substitute many over-the-counter medicines. They also can have an effect on weight loss.
March 11, 10 a.m. — Blood Pressure Checks.
March 13, 27, 1 p.m. — Black Dragon Self Defense. Bill Nieves, owner of Black Dragon Self Defense, will be teaching a class on self-defense.
March 16, 10 a.m. — Diabetes: What I Should Know. University of Utah pharmacy students will be here to discuss how diabetes affects the blood and how to manage meds, diet and exercise. A question-and-answer session will be held at the end.
11 a.m. — Scenes and Sounds Of Ireland. Barbara Byrne will be giving a special Irish presentation that will start with her Irish immigrant grandfather and his trip across the plains, then go into her pictures and experiences on her three trips to Ireland. She will also play some classic Irish tunes on her guitar.
11 a.m. — Attorney Appointments. Mike Jensen with Elder Law will be here for free 20-minute appointments. Make appointments at the front desk.
March 17, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wendover Trip. — Please sign up for this trip by Friday, March 13. The Advisory Committee will have a sign-up sheet and box available at the front desk for your payment. Cost is $20 and is payable when you sign up.
March 17, 11:30 a.m. — St. Patrick’s Day Party ; $2.50 suggested donation. The center will have a hearty Irish meal of corned beef, cabbage, roasted potatoes, carrots and a delicious green cookie. We will be entertained by the Fabulous Irish Dancers. Suggested lunch donation is $2.50. Let the front desk know by Monday, March 9 if you would like to attend.
2 p.m. — Book Club will be discussing “The Age of Miracles” by Karen Thompson Walker.
March 18, 1 p.m. — Flower Arranging 101. Frances Merrill will be sharing her knowledge of flower arranging. Come learn this art and take home a beautiful bouquet. Suggested donation is $7 for supplies, payable to Frances. Only five spots available, so be sure to sign up.
March 19, 11 a. m. — Take Two Radishes and Call Me in the Morning. Dr. Heinerman, author of “Food and Nutrition,” is coming to give a presentation on the healing powers of food and how it can be used as a medicine for common ailments.
March 20, 1 p.m. — Instruments of Tahiti. Pete Mahuru will be demonstrating the various instruments from his native land, Tahiti. Come to this cultural and musical experience.
March 23, 9 a.m.to Noon ; Suggested donation $10 — Massages. Appointments needed.
March 24, 9:30 a.m. — PAD, Balance and Vision Screenings. Nursing students from Westminster College will be here to perform several health screenings including testing for PAD, balance, blood pressure, blood glucose and vision. PAD is peripheral artery disease and the screening measures blood pressure in your ankle. Appointments needed.
March 24, 12:30 p.m. — Serenity Senior Education Day. Serenity Care has partnered up with many community resource providers to offer an opportunity for participants to become more familiar with local resources and programs that can assist them at this stage of life. There will be a special guest and door prizes. All are invited to attend.
March 25, 11:30 a.m. — Tri-Annual Lunch Buffet. Glazed ham, au gratin potatoes, yam casserole, garden mixed vegetables and a delicious frosted brownie will be served. Eleanor Thomas will be playing the piano. Sign up at the front desk by Monday, March 16 if you would like to attend.
March 26, 11 a.m. — iPad Class with Frank Barton
1 p.m. ; $5. — What Does My Handwriting Say about Me? How you write words can indicate over 5,000 different personality traits. The center has invited Linda Cropp, a handwriting analyst, to come explain what your handwriting says about you.