Welcome to the Sandy Senior Center
A Special Message from Charles Otis, Senior Center Manager.
Welcome to Sandy Senior Center. The Center offers a comprehensive range of programs to enlighten, educate and enrich the lives of adults age 60 and over. We consider the Center akin to a “Senior Campus”; an abundant and evolving selection of classes, seminars and special activities are offered, including topics as diverse as Chinese language and Astronomy. For those wanting to explore their creative side, the center offers opportunities in art, craft, music and theater. We are proud of our health and physical activity classes that includes Yoga, Tai Chi, Enhanced Fitness, Fit ‘n Trim, low impact exercise for arthritis, and Zumba. There is a workout room with a weight machine and several stationary exercise machines. If you love to dance or just want to try something new and fun, the Center offers classes in seven different styles, ranging from Belly dancing to Ballroom dancing.
Be sure to click the “Daily” tab on the left side of this screen to see the full schedule of classes, activities and events. Better yet, stop by the Center and ask for a tour. Staff and volunteers are always happy to meet new folks and show off the Center. If you have ideas that will improve our Center, please feel free to stop by my office. The door is always open.
There is no cost to join the Center. Some classes request donations for materials and or equipment and maintenance upkeep.
Scanning and Touch Screen Process:
Each time you visit the Center, please scan your membership card, then lightly but firmly press the appropriate Activity tab(s) on the Touch Screen. This is how the Center records and tracks participation, which in turn, directly affects funding for programs, activities and meals. There are three Touch Screens in the Center, two on the main floor (at the front desk and in the cafeteria hallway) and one in the alcove on the lower floor. Your Sandy Center membership card is good at all Salt Lake County Center locations.
Standards of Conduct:
All participants attending Salt Lake County Centers are asked to follow the Center Standards of Conduct. The Standards of Conduct ensure a safe, healthy and pleasant environment for everyone. The Standards of Conduct are posted throughout the Center and copies are also available at the front desk.
Sandy Center City Transportation
Scott Hess is the Center van driver. Transportation is arranged by calling Scott at 801 230-5673
Transportation to and from the Center is provided Monday through Friday by Sandy City. There is no charge. The service is available for adult’s age 60+ living within Sandy City limits and White City. Riders are picked up and dropped off at their place of residence only. Pick-up begins at 7:30 a.m. The van departs the Center for the return trip at 1:00 p.m.
Van passengers are required to wear seat belts. Whenever road or travel conditions are unsafe, due to weather or other factors, transportation may be delayed or canceled. The driver will call those on the transportation pickup list to advise them of any change.
If you have not tried our lunches, please do so. A hot, tasty and healthy lunch is served daily for a suggested donation of $2.50. A donation box is situated on the table next to the café entrance. A meal donation is greatly appreciated. An equally tasty alternative meal, usually consisting of a freshly made sandwich, soup or salad, is offered daily as well. For those under 60 wanting to eat lunch, the cost is $5.25 and must be paid at the front desk. Change is available at the reception desk.
For those watching their carbohydrate intake, a carbohydrate serving guide is posted in the Centre Café next to the pantry entry. All menu items are low in salt and fat and conform to federal nutrition guidelines. Kitchen staff and volunteer helpers are trained in food safety. All kitchen staff and volunteers have their Food Handler’s permit.
The monthly Center Newsletter and lunch menu is available at the front desk. In addition, the Center Newsletter is available at the Alta View Hospital Senior Clinic and at the Sandy Library. The Newsletter contains the date and time for all classes, activities and services offered at the center.
Center services are highlighted in the following monthly publications: Wasatch Front Journal, Sandy Journal and Simply Seniors magazine. On the main floor of the Center there are wall and magazine racks displaying an extensive array of pamphlets, flyers, booklets and journals, advertising services for seniors. The 55+ Senior Resource Directory is available for free at the Front Desk. This comprehensive guide to senior services is published by Salt Lake County Aging and Adult Services
Lost & Found:
A lost and found box is located in the cabinet behind the Reception Desk. If you find an item, please turn it in at the front desk. Items left unclaimed after several months will be displayed in the Main lobby for a week. Unclaimed items will be sold in the Center’s Trinkets and Treasures Thrift Shoppe.
Building Rental Policy:
Sandy Center was built using funding made available by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. HUD regulations prohibit the Center from being rented out for public use. However, the City and/or Center staff may consider any activity sponsored by seniors where 80% or more of the attendees are age 60 or over.
The Center has a locked container for the safe disposal of personal information. It is located in the main entrance vestibule. Each month, all paper inside the container is shredded onsite by Cintas Document Management Company. You are welcome to use the container to safely dispose of private documents. Please know the container is paid for by the Center Advisory Committee. A donation of $1.00 to $5.00 is greatly appreciated.
Center staff are diligent in maintaining a safe facility. Please report to staff any safety issues or conditions you notice or become aware of.
Use of Center Equipment and Resources:
There are many expensive and hard-to-replace pieces of equipment used in the Center. Please treat equipment and other facility resources the same as you would in your own home. If you notice someone abusing equipment or other resources, please notify a staff member.
Copy Machine Usage:
The copy machine is available to all instructors at no cost for making classroom materials. Individuals wishing to make copies for private use are charged 10 cents per page for an 8.5 x 11” sheet or 20- cents per page for an 11 x 17” sheet. Salt Lake County Aging and Adult Services purchases all paper used at the Center. Money collected for copies is returned to Salt Lake County to reimburse this cost. Please request a staff member to make copies for you.
Program Sign- Up Table:
There is a long row of tables placed end to end along the south wall leading to the cafeteria. The tables contain flyers publicizing upcoming classes and activities. As you browse the Program Sign- Up Table, be sure to notice additional information, flyers and activity pictures on the bulletin boards above the tables.
Volunteering at the Center
If you are interested in volunteering at the Center, please speak to a staff member. Volunteers make this Center work. Over 150 people volunteer at the Center. Volunteers teach courses, conduct seminars, host workshops, help at the front desk, work in the kitchen and more! We are grateful to our outstanding volunteers for their commitment to the Center.