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Active Aging Program

Overview

Senior centers, health promotion and health education

Draper Senior Center

Growing older has been redefined! Many of us will spend decades in a new phase of life where we continue to learn, grow and contribute. How will YOU spend that time? A senior center is all about being active, healthy and having fun!

Come and make new friends. Try something new or enjoy something familiar. Have lunch. Start a new hobby or take a class. Contribute. Use a computer or play a game. Write your masterpiece.

Health promotion and health education is all about enjoying life.

Stay active on our fitness equipment. Hike the Wasatch. Try a new exercise routine and learn healthy behaviors. Join a travel club. Take Yoga or Tai Chi classes.

Come find your place with us today! 

Stuck at home? Learn about our new Virtual Senior Center.

Eligibility

To participate in most Senior Center activities:

  • You must be 60 years of age or older
  • Or you must be the spouse of someone 60 years of age or older

To participate in most Health Promotion activities:

  • You must be 60 years of age or older

Other requirements vary depending on the specific activity. Contact the Active Aging program at 385.468.3080 for additional details.

Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities

Active Aging Volunteers perform a wide variety of tasks. Center volunteers greet and orient new participants, provide clerical and reception support, and work to increase public awareness and participation at local centers. Volunteers possessing specific skills are highly sought after to teach one-time or ongoing classes such as Tai Chi, computer training, art, and dance, among others.

Health promotion volunteers teach healthy behaviors to the county’s aging and adult population in a variety of classes and settings.

Volunteer Requirements

To volunteer at your local center you must:

  • Be people oriented, take direction well, and be reliable

To volunteer to teach health promotion classes you must:

  • Complete all program specific requirements
  • Pass a background check and all appropriate Salt Lake County volunteer screening processes
  • Commit to lead a minimum of TWO entire six week workshops within twelve months

Training and Support

  • Orientation and training is provided to all volunteers
  • Successfully complete the training for the specific program you would like to volunteer for

Contact

Contact Information

Program Manager: Jeremy Hart
Telephone: 385.468.3258
Email: jhart@slco.org
Address: Salt Lake County Aging and Adult Services
Active Aging Program

2001 S State St STE S1-600
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4575


Health Promotion
Manager:

Marianne Christensen
Telephone: 385.468.3084
Email: mhchristensen@slco.org
Address: Salt Lake County Aging and Adult Services
Active Aging Program (Health Promotion)
2001 S State St STE S1-600
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4575