Senior Centers are a great way to meet new friends, learn new activities, take advantage of some of their awesome services, and more. Most senior centers are for adults ages 55 and older, and is a great way to relax and have fun! In Salt Lake City, they offer numerous different senior centers, each with different services, activities and features.
The Liberty Senior Center
The Liberty Senior Center was created to promote dignity, self-determination and the well being of older people through volunteer opportunities, education, research, and advocacy to celebrate their lives. The Liberty Senior Center features many different services, starting with lunch which they serve every day at 12pm. Their lunch menu varies each day, with choices like chicken pot pie with vegetables, pudding, cornbread, and apples or spaghetti and meatballs with salad, vegetables, bread and pudding to name a few options. To attend lunch, they require that you make a reservation 24 hours in advance, and lunch is free, but they appreciate donations (of around $2.50). They also offer transportation, which is available Monday-Friday.
The Liberty Senior Center is full of activities. One of which is their popular pool hall which features 4 pool tables, and is a great way to meet new friends. The pool hall is free of charge, and is open every day from 8:30am-3:30pm. They also hold pool tournaments often (about once a month). Another great activity that the Liberty Senior Center offers are parties, which are held once a month. The parties are karaoke dinner parties, and cost around $3.00 to attend. Dinner is served from 5:00-5:30 with karaoke night following immediately afterwards. It’s a great way to have fun, meet new people, and relax for the night. Other activities they offer are piano classes (in a one-on-one teaching environment), choir practice (on Fridays, immediately following lunch), harmonica lessons (on Friday mornings at 10:30am), as well as weekly Jazz musicians who come and play (on Tuesdays).
As far as services go, the Liberty Senior Center offers a barber at the center on Mondays from 9am-1pm, and the cost is $3.00 for a haircut/style. You must sign up in advance, which you can do so at the center. They also offer free legal consultations with attorneys, which you ca sign up for in advance as well. Another great service is their transportation bus which is free, but they appreciate donations. Transportation is available Monday-Friday from your residence to the senior center, and back to your residence. The bus doesn’t run on holidays, and for more information you should contact the Liberty Senior Center.
Other opportunities the center features are music classes, an exercise room, line dancing classes, free/low-cost health screenings, art classes, computer classes, English as a second language classes, Rosen Method classes, and much more.
For more information about the Liberty Senior Center, please call (801)532-5079 or visit their website. The Liberty Senior Center is located at 251 East 700 South (in Salt Lake City).
Magna Kennecott Senior Center
The Magna Kennecott (or Magna, for short) Senior Center recently moved locations last month into a brand new, state of the art building. The Magna Senior Center’s goal is to provide opportunities for older adults to improve their talents, enrich their minds, give service to the community, develop friendships, and maintain good physical health through exercise and eating right.
The Magna Senior Center offers many great activities and events each month, starting with lunch which is served Monday-Friday at 12pm. They offer a different lunch choice every day, with options like turkey roast with mashed potatoes, bread, fruit, carrots, and pudding or another option they have is veal parmesean with spaghetti, green beans, fruit, breadsticks and cake. Their lunch menu is available to view on their website.
The Magna Senior Center is always full of activities. Some of the great ones they offer are art classes (with an art show to display your work every few months), an international week once a year (which features great food, music, art, dance, etc from different cultures and countries), the Magna Tones choir (which practices every Tuesday at 12:30), an annual Christmas festival, and much more.
They also offer services, such as free legal consultations, free/low-cost health screenings, many different options for music, dance, and art classes, and much more. Also, transportation is available Monday-Friday and is free (but donations are appreciated).
The Magna Kennecott Senior Center is located at 9228 West 2700 South in Magna, Utah. They’re open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm (with some weekend hours if special events are going on). For more information, you can call (385)468-3000 and ask for Marianne Hales (the center supervisor) or visit their website.
West Jordan Senior Center
The West Jordan Senior Centers mission is to become a focal point in the community by offering seniors a safe, non- judgmental and friendly environment where nutrition, wellness, and information services are intertwined with learning, socialization and community involvement.
The West Jordan Senior Center has numerous special events each month, on top of their every day events such as music lessons, art classes, dance lessons, and much more. They also feature Bingo once a month (check their newsletter for more information), quilt classes every other Friday at 9am, beginning Spanish classes every other week, as well as many more special events.
They serve lunch Monday-Friday starting at 12pm, which is free but donations are appreciated. They also serve breakfasts once a month (check their event calender for more information).
The West Jordan Senior Center is located at 8025 South 2200 West in West Jordan, UT. They’re open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8am-5pm and Wednesday from 8am-7pm. For more information regarding events, lunch menus, weekend hours, etc. call Cheryl Sneddon (the center director) at (801)561-7320 or visit their website.
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