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.
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.
April 13, 9 a.m. — Canyon Hiking for the Active Participant. Participants will do a three mile hike in Hidden Hollow and around Sugarhouse Park. On April 27, participants will do a three mile hike in Parleys Gulch. For all hikes, participants carpool to the trailhead, leaving the center at 9 a.m. sharp.
10:30 a.m. — Master Gardner: Gardening 101. Leah, a Master Gardner, is coming to share with us basic vegetable gardening techniques, soil testing, watering methods and also to discuss landscaping and what plants are native to Utah that will flourish in your yard.
1 p.m. — Audiology. Brent Fox of Audiology Associates will be available to check your hearing aids. Please sign up for a time.
April 14, 10 a.m. — If you Don’t Snooze, You Lose. Over 60 million Americans are affected by sleep disorders, so the center invited Mt. Olympus Rehabilitation Center here to teach a class on how to get a better night’s rest, why it is so important, what we can do to improve our sleep and give our body the rest that it needs.
11 a.m. — Essential Oils for Insomnia and Sleep. Essential oils can have many health benefits and sometimes replace over-the-counter drugs. Learn more about the oils that aid in insomnia and sleep.
April 15, 10 a.m. — Blood Glucose Checks
April 16, 12:30 p.m. — Memoirs of My African Safari. AYL TV’s Reece Stein, an outdoor enthusiast and world traveler, will be sharing his photos and experiences from his African Safari.
April 17, 1 p.m. — The California Zephyr: From San Francisco to Chicago. Historian Daniel Kuhn will be back to present on the history, geography and railroad operations of this historic route. Come experience some of the west’s best scenery and most interesting railroad operations as seen from one of the nation’s most famous trains.
April 20, 11 a.m. — Got junk? If you have clutter, old documents, or just want to simplify your life, then this class is for you. Sandra DeBry, a professional organizer from “Organize and Simplify Me” is holding a class on how to throw out what you don’t need and organize what you do.
11 a.m. — Attorney Appointments. Mike Jensen with Elder Law, will be at the center for free 20 minute appointments. Make appointments at the front desk
April 21, 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.
April 21, 2 p.m. — Book Club. Come discuss “Ordinary Grace” by Kent Krueger.
April 23, 11 a.m. — iPad Class
11 a.m. — Healing with Energy. This class will introduce the concept of the use of our electrical fields and the power of our minds to enhance the natural healing abilities for our bodies. This class will also touch on the idea of color therapy and how it can be used in sync with energy to work to maximize the positive effect on the body. Taught by Mary Norton, TTP, CTP.
Aril 21, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; $20. — Wendover Trip. Please sign up for this trip by Friday, April 17. A sign-up sheet and box are available at the front desk for your payment, payable to advisory committee.
April 22 11:30 a.m. — Volunteer Recognition. Invitations for the current and/or 2014 volunteers can be picked up at the front desk. Your lunch reservation with Cheryl will be your RSVP. Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 14. New Fiddlers will be performing. Mt. Olympus volunteers will be thanked and recognized at the luncheon with a complimentary meal.
April 24, 10:30 a.m. — Stem Cell Therapy. Dudley Medical and Wellness is sending a nurse practitioner to our center to talk about joint rejuvenation, joint health, nutrition and stem cell therapy.
April 27, 11 a.m. — That’s Not Me. Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the U.S. and every two seconds a new identity theft crime is committed. Bill Nieves from Black Dragon Self Defense will be teaching a class on precautions to take to prevent yourself from falling victim of this heinous crime.
April 30, 12:30 p.m. — “The Wilderness Within.” Dr. Daniel Dustin from the U of U will be discussing his book, “The Wilderness Within”, which talks about life as being inherently risky and that to live life to its fullest, one has to learn to face one’s fears, embrace the risk, and give it a go. The discussion will also be about a variety of journeys he has taken in his life and what he has learned along the way.
Fridays, beginning May 1, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. — Stepping On. Come for a seven week workshop where you’ll learn exercises and strategies to help prevent you from falling. This is a very important class for everyone. This workshop is proven to reduce falls in older adults.
May 5, 11:30 a.m. — Cinco de Mayo Party. The West Side Dancers will provide authentic Mexican dancing.