People and Partners, Working Together, Make a Great Center

Providing the wonderful, diverse, and ever changing environment that makes up the Sandy Senior Center takes the help and coordination of a wide range of people and organizations.

...and our amazing Volunteers

City and County Partnership

The Sandy Senior Center is made possible through the cooperation of Sandy City and Salt Lake County Aging Services.

Meet the Friendly Folks Who Keep the Center Going

Charles Otis

Charles Otis

Center Director

385-468-3410

cotis@slco.org

Hello, I would like to welcome everyone to the Sandy Senior Center. I’ve been with the County for 15 years and a senior center manager for five. As the Sandy Senior Center manager I enjoy working with seniors and learning about their life stories. At the Center we are here to help you have a good experience in whichever activities you want to try, from exercise to lifelong learning to a nutritious lunch, or just talking with friends.

I’m originally from Massachusetts and love the coast and seafood but now I enjoy outdoor activities and exploring the mountains of Utah with my two teenagers. I also enjoy traveling the world and have been to China, Japan, India, Egypt, and Morocco. And, by the way, I also must admit to being a bit of a dark chocolate fanatic.


Cindy DeLao

Cindy DeLao

Program Coordinator

385-468-3410

CDeLao@slco.org

I would like to thank you all for the opportunity to be invited into your lives. I truly believe that I am here to help make a difference in your day. I hope you find your visit here at the Sandy Senior Center to be a warm and inviting one; with opportunities to learn, partake in new experiences, and meet new people.

A little about me, I was born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Ohio, Kentucky, New York, and Texas. I served in the US Army for four years, stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. I have visited 37 of these United States. I am married with four amazing kids, two who are grown and have families of their own and live in Texas, and a set of twins who live here with us in Sandy.

Unlike Charles, I will admit to loving Hershey's MILK Chocolate and confess that I absolutely despise dark chocolate, so his chocolate will always be totally safe around me.


Maggie Steele

Maggie Steele

Office Specialist

385-468-3410


Yogi Tillman

Yogi Tillman

Custodian


Teresa Zagalo

Cook


Bonnie Shaffer

Meal Aide


Scott Hess

Scott Hess

Driver

801-230-5673

If you need a ride to the Center, I'm the guy to call.
Get all the transportation details
and don't let not having a car stop you from visiting the Center.
I'll pick you up... and I'll take you home.

Trish Gray, Vicki Arcado, Becky Walton

Instructors


Sandy Senior Center Advisory Council

The Advidory Council is made up of 15 elected seniors who provide direction and support for the center and coordinate with the staff.

Sandy Senior Center Advisory Council

Bob Mueller, President
Bonnie Shaffer, Vice President
Rayna Scott, Ad Hoc Secretary
Bob Adair, Treasurer
Dave Nicholson, Ad Hoc Treasurer

Council Members:
Lorna Bouchard, Patty Brichford, Lois Hirschi, Shauna South, Kathy Thueson
Council Members (not pictured):
Kathleen Cline, Sherrie Gatherum, Lola Thombs, Kurt VanUitert, Maurice Wells

Charles and Autumn (back row) regularly meet with and work closely with the advisory council.


Volunteers: "A Little Time Can Do A Lot"

The Center has a wide variety of opportunities for all ages to volunteer time and talents.

As the gap between available resources and the needs of seniors continues to grow, Salt Lake County Aging Services believes the role of volunteering to be vital. We are always looking to add new programs at the Center.

To find the volunteer opportunity that best suits your needs, skills, and time availability, simply talk to the staff.

Sandy Senior Center Volunteers

Volunteering is the life blood of the Senior Center.
Volunteers play a critical role in delivering quality programming as well as providing options for fit, active and engaged seniors.


Community Representatives

We would also like to recognize and thank our community representatives:

Kevin Bybee

Sandy City

Sherrie Gatherum & Holly Peterson

Alta View Hospital

Anne Dellamora

Atria Senior Living