Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Taylorsville Senior Center

Today I had the opportunity to visit the Taylorsville Senior Center. It was the first time I've ever been and I was so impressed!

The Senior Center is located at 4743 S. Plymouth View Drive, just east of Redwood Road. This week is the 9 year anniversary of the opening of the facility.

It was fun to see Mayor Wall interact with all these residents. They were so cute and wanted to shake his hand and some wanted to take their photo with him. He said two of his favorite places to visit are the elementary schools and the Senior Center.

Stuart Lawson has recently been hired as the new manager at the Taylorsville Center. The Center is primarily funded by Salt Lake County Aging Services.

There is a lunch served each day at noon. For seniors over age 60, a donation is recommended, for those under 60, the cost is $5.25. Today there were over 100 people at lunch for their birthday/Oktoberfest celebration. Generally they have between 20-120 people that come for lunch.

There are all kinds of activities at the Center - crocheting, cards, performances, aerobics, line dancing, Facebook classes, Bingo, Yoga, beginning Spanish, arts and crafts, and classes. Taylorsville helps to fund a van that can pick up seniors in the city who cannot drive to the center. The Center is open Mon-Fri from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Two Taylorsville residents have been volunteering at the Center since it opened. Joe and June Pons received the Outstanding Volunteer Service Award for all of Salt Lake County. They have been instrumental in helping the Senior Center thrive.

For more information, feel free to call the Taylorsville Senior Center at 801-293-8340. Or you can visit the Salt Lake County Aging Services website at www.aging.slco.org.

Here are some great photos taken by Carole Graff at the celebration:

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