Heritage Center news
Upcoming events at the Heritage Senior Center, 10 East 6150 South. Phone 801-264-2635 for more information. The Heritage Center is a 55-plus recreation center for people who like to stay active, learn, get services, go places, stay healthy, play, volunteer, meet people, enjoy life and more.
Lunch is served Tuesday through Friday anytime between 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and you pay for your meal after picking up your food. No reservations are needed, except for special events. Options include the regular menu item, salad and sandwiches. The cost ranges from $2 to $4 for people over 55. The Heritage Center is looking for additional computer instructors. Please call if interested.
The center would like to help you with your 2013 exercise goals with these new programs:
1) Monthly Fitness Pass: pay $30 the first week of each month and then attend as many classes as you’d like, plus utilize the exercise room as much as you’d like.
2) The 100% Exercise Challenge: if you attend a twice a week class 100% of the time during the month you will receive a $5 off coupon to use the next month for any exercise class program. Classes that are eligible for the challenge: Monday NIA & Friday Zumba (attend both classes each week), Monday & Thursday Strength, Tuesday & Thursday Stretching, Tuesday & Thursday Tai Chi, Wednesday & Friday Yoga. To participate in the challenge, make sure you scan in each morning and also have the front desk record you are here on the class roll sheet. You may not combine different classes (except NIA/Zumba).
Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon – Brunch Café. It’s beautiful on the patio; bring a friend and enjoy the brunch. Choose a complete meal or pick a la carte from the menu: eggs any style, omelets, pancakes, waffles, toast, various meat items, hash browns or the Chef special. Beverages are complimentary with your order.
Through Aug. 23 – Murray City Power Essay Contest. Murray City Power has been around 100 years. The center is collaborating with the Murray City Power Division in celebration of their 100 years of service. They are seeking out seniors to write and submit essays about how power influenced or changed your childhood experiences. Winners will be awarded their prizes (1st place - $100, 2nd place $75, 3rd place $50) on Monday, Sept. 9 at the center’s Annual Open House. Due Aug. 23 to Murray Heritage Center (front desk) or email to email@example.com. Authors must be 55 or older. Essay not to exceed 750 words. Write in first person (“I”) and be positive and personal; make the essay about you. Writer’s name, address, and phone number must be included with submission, but will not be counted towards word count. With your submission, you declare that you are the sole author of this work, that you are 55+ years old, and grant Murray City Power permission to
reproduce and/or publish your entry.
Aug. 7 – Birthday Wednesday. Celebrate your birthday and you could win a free lunch. The lunch is on us if you’re turning 60, 70, 80 or 90 this month. Tell us if you have reached a new decade.
Aug. 8, 8:30 a.m. – Wendover Trip. Travel to Wendover and enjoy a day at the Rainbow Casino. A chartered bus has been scheduled for the trip and the cost is $17 per person and includes transportation, bonus package from the casino, a buffet luncheon and free bingo on the bus. Depart the center at 8:30 a.m. and return at approximately 7 p.m.
Aug. 12, 7:30 a.m. – Golf Tournament. At Fox Hollow. Cost is $43. Fees for each tournament include green fees, electric cart, and prizes. Register now.
7 p.m. – Family Concert: Top Brass. Invite family and friends to enjoy an evening of great entertainment sponsored by the Murray Cultural Arts program. The concert features Top Brass, Utah’s premier Brass Band. Bring a picnic dinner if you’d like; the center will close at 4:30 p.m. and open for the evening at 6 p.m.
Aug. 14, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Legal Consultations. An attorney will be available for free 20-minute legal consultations. Appointments needed.
Aug. 15, Sept. 5, 12:45 p.m. – Happy Hatters. Red Hat Society chapter meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of every month. Bunco and Mexican Train on the first Thursday; Hand & Foot on the third Thursday.
Aug. 15, 10:30 a.m. – Medicare Class. Deb Scott from the SHIP Program will explain how to read and understand Medicare bills. This is a free class; sign up now.
Aug. 16, 10 a.m. – Water: Why We Need It. Dr. Keith Stevens, Acupuncturist, will discuss the benefits of drinking plenty of water. This is a free class; sign up now.
Aug. 22 – Podiatrist. Dr. Sheldon will provide toenail clippings. Cost is $10; appointment needed. He is unable to provide services for people who are diabetic or on blood thinners.
3:30 p.m. – Music Jam. Bring your instrument and jam. Past gatherings have included drums, guitar, violin and piano, with all types of music played from jazz to country. Informal and all types of instruments are welcome.
Aug. 26, 8 a.m. – Golf Tournament. At Davis Park. Cost is $45.
9:30 a.m. – AARP Drivers Safety Class. Sign up at the front desk. Cost: $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Bring AARP membership card and valid driver’s license. If time allows, a safety check of each participant’s car will be conducted.
Sept. 5, 11 a.m. – Blood Pressure & Glucose. A free service.
Sept. 9, 8 a.m. – Golf Tournament. At Talons Cove. Cost is $38.
5 to 8 p.m. – Open House/Family Concert. Mark your calendar for the center’s Annual Open House, when we celebrate National Senior Center Month. Enjoy dinner and entertainment by the Great Basin Street Band and a special display showing off the talents of the many participants who attend the center. Heritage participants are being asked to submit one exceptional item that they have created over their lifetime for the display. If you have a talent you’d like to share by putting something in the display, visit or call for more details. Our objective is to show the many talents of our participants.
The Art Truck, belonging to the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, will also be in our parking lot for the Open House. The Art Truck is recognized as the best educational program in the State of Utah, as it brings exciting and accessible contemporary art, created by leading local and national artists, directly to community venues along the Wasatch Front. The Art Truck is accompanied by a teaching guide and a professional educator who will walk you through the experience. On display will be the works of Carlos Rosales-Silva, a contemporary artist from Austin, Texas whose paintings, photos, sculptures and drawings investigate themes of borders, diversity and identity. Everyone is welcome to go through and experience his unique works of art that evening.