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Sandy Senior Center: Events Schedule

Feb 27, 2015 01:58PM ● By City Journals Staff
Sandy Senior Center
9310 South 1300 East

The center is open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Transportation is available Monday through Friday for those who live in the area. The cost is a $2 donation; call the center for more information. Most activities require you to sign up in advance.

March 2, 10 a.m. — Bird Sanctuary Show. Come see as well as pet some amazing birds—turkeys, parrots, toucans and more. Learn about their origins, their diets, what sounds they make and why they are the color they are. Facilitated by Richard (the birdman). Great photo opportunity, bring the grandchildren.

March 3, 11 a.m. — Shoulder Pain: What to do about it. Do you have shoulder pain? This seminar will discuss what can be done to reduce the pain and discomfort.

March 4, 10:30 a.m. — Fall Prevention Inside and Outside. Learn where the most falls occur, what underlying risk factors you may have in your home and how to prevent falls at home and out.

March 6, 10 a.m. — Healthy Cooking For One. One of the best things you can do to age well is to eat nutritious meals, but cooking for one can be a challenge. Join Harmon’s dietician Jonnell Masson to get planning, shopping and cooking tips to help you create healthy meals for one or two at home.

March 9, 10 a.m. — Native American History Presentation. Learn about the Choctaw Tribe from Franci Taylor, the director of the American Indian Resource Center at the U of U and enjoy a cultural presentation on American history and ethnobotany.

10 a.m. — Grace in Aging, Part Three. Gathering the special conditions to stay mindful and usher us into our awakening. How not to waste time looming larger on our horizons like a ship in the harbor. 

March 11, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Annual Health Fair. Over 40 vendors and health service providers will attend.  There will be many free health screenings: Roseman nursing students, blood pressure/glucose; Alta View Hospital Vision, Connect hearing-hearing tests and skin cancer screenings;  Frameworks, free eyeglass kits; Senior Tours; Wasatch Spinal,  spinal screenings; Sandy Health and Rehab, strength and grip tests; Utah Poison Control; Gold Fish Acupuncture-other options to medications; Sandy Fire Department, home safety checks. Essential oils for life, diabetes specialists, foot care and shoes, and much more.

March 12, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Free Dental Screenings. Get a free dental evaluation from Roseman dental students. Sign up.

2 p.m. — Parkinson’s Support Group. An occupational therapist from Valeo Home Care will discuss activities of daily living, self-care and how to make the most out of life. 

March 12, 19, 26, 2 p.m.; $3 donation. — Ukrainian Egg Art. Make beautiful, easy, wax and dye egg art for Easter. 

March 13, 10 a.m. — Senior Fraud and Scam Update. Hear about the latest in frauds and scams that are targeting seniors. Hear about tax and IRS scams and learn how not to become a victim. 

March 16, 10 a.m.— Staying Well With Essential Oils. Learn how essential oils can help you stay healthy for the spring.

10 a.m. — Pathways To Cope With Grief and Loss. Have the opportunity to share and then process thoughts and feelings of loss and grief. 

March 17, 9:30 a.m. — Aches and Pains Assessments. Have your aches and pains assessed by a physical therapist from Mountain Land Physical Therapy and Rehab.  

March 18, 10:30 a.m. — Oral Care, Inside and Out. Find out how to take the best care of your mouth and teeth. Sign up for a free dental and oral cancer screening for Tuesday, March 24.

March 20, 10 a.m. — Climb of Carstensz Pyramid in Indonesia.  Join Carol Masheter, Ph.D. who is the oldest woman in the world to summit the highest peak in each continent, including Everest, Carstensz Pyramid and Mont Blanc.

March 23, 10 a.m. — Let’s Talk About Hearing Loss. Learn how hearing loss impacts you and your family’s lives. Get tools for handling hearing loss, what to do when communication breaks down and what resources are available. 

March 30, 10 a.m. — Let’s Get Gardening. Learn how and when to plant seeds indoors and outdoors, learn when to buy and plant vegetable gardens, how to keep bugs away and how to get the best garden possible. Have your planting and gardening questions answered.