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Active Aging Program

Salt Lake County Aging & Adult Services' Active Aging Program provides many evidence-based classes and workshops that educate older adults on the importance of staying healthy while offering individuals the opportunity to engage in physical activity.

These classes and workshops are provided through a network of 15 County-operated senior centers throughout Salt Lake County.


Health Promotion Programs

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.


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 385-468-3082 for additional details.

Volunteer Opportunities

Active Aging Volunteers perform a wide variety of tasks. Senior 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