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.
Thursdays, Noon in May — Hearing Aids 101. This hearing aid class will be taught by Chelle from the DSDHH and will cover hearing aid expectation and reality, different styles, how to work with your audiologist, hearing assistive technology, the T-coil, how to protect your hearing aids, and disability rights.
Fridays, 1 p.m. — Vital Aging. The class topic for May will be Self- Esteem: How do I view myself? Discover or rediscover your sources for personal well-being. The workshop will help you cultivate self-strengthening beliefs and create an optimistic view of yourself to better meet life events and challenges. Setting personal goals will be part of the class.
May 12, 11 a.m. — The Art of Mexico. Virginia from the Utah Museum of Fine Arts will be returning to share another one of the Museums exhibits. This presentation will explore the richness of Mexican art and culture, from the ancient work of the Mayans and Aztecs through the twentieth century. Come see the array of artifacts such as woven fabrics, masks, and religious objects from Mesoamerica as well as paintings by modernist masters.
May 14, 10:30 a.m. — Forgetfulness or Dementia? How do you know if you are having problems with memory and what does normal forgetfulness look like? Learn ways to help your brain stay healthy. Learn the four most common types of dementia and what can be done about them. What are the causes of dementia? Is there a test that can determine when seniors have cognitive impairment?
May 15, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Bi-annual Yard Sale. This annual event is a fundraiser for the Advisory Committee, so your participation is greatly appreciated. Treasures available at great prices.
12:30 p.m. — Cosmology: “Theories on the Formation of our Universe” To Celebrate Astronomy Day which occurs in May, we have invited Paul Ricketts from the department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Utah. Rickett’s presentation will fly you through time to reveal the current theories on the Big Bang, cosmic inflation, galaxy formation and the universe’s fate.
May 18, 10 a.m. — Advanced Directives. Attorney, Mike Jensen will be holding a class on the Advanced Health Care Directive. Forms will be available at the class and Mike will explain how to fill out the forms.
11 a.m. — Free Attorney Consultations. Mike Jensen with Elder Law, will be at the center for free 20 minute appointments. Make appointments at the front desk.
May 19, 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.
2 p.m. — Book Club. The group will discuss“The Rosie Project” by Graeme Simsion
May 20, 10 a.m. — Blood Glucose Checks
11:30 a.m. — Tri-Annual Lunch Buffet. Roast Beef with gravy, whipped potatoes, yam casserole, mixed green vegetables, a roll with butter, and chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting. Sign up at the front desk Monday, May 12 if you would like to attend.
May 21, 11 a.m. — iPad Class. Frank Barton will teach his ipad class.
May 22, 1 p.m. — Amtrak’s Coast Starlight, From Los Angeles to Seattle. This is America’s most popular long distance passenger train traveling over the most famous routes in the U.S. This famous route’s history, geography and rail operations are also included in this scenically diverse presentation.
May 25 — Center Closed
May 26, 11 a.m. — The Great Raid. A remarkable WWII rescue of 500 survivors of Bataan Death March in January 1945 by the Army Rangers and Alamo Scouts, where only two men were lost as they went 30 miles behind enemy lines to rescue the POWs. Join author Kenny Kemp as he depicts this triumphant story.
May 27, 1 to 5 p.m. — National Senior Health and Fitness Day. Come for a day fun and fitness as we Celebrate National Senior Health and Fitness Day at Wheeler Farm! Enjoy guest speaker, Reece Stein - former KUTV news and sports anchor, participate in Ellen’s Let’s Move Campaign Dance Challenge, and several workout demo classes. There will be vendors, health screenings, lawn games and refreshments.
May 29, 12:30 p.m. — “Becoming Pablo O’ Higgins.” Susan Vogel from Artes de Mexico en Utah and also an author who wrote “Becoming Pablo O’Higgins” will be here to share about this fascinating true story of how a blond-haired, blue-eyed Presbyterian from an upper middle-class family in Salt Lake City, Utah, became a celebrated Mexican muralist.
June 5, 12:30 p.m. — Culture and traditions of the French Polynesia and Tahiti. The center’s own Pete Mahuru and his sister will enlighten everyone with more information about the culture and traditions of the Tahitian people.