The River’s Bend component of the Northwest Community Center, administered by Salt Lake County Aging & Adult Services Activity Aging Program provides a wide array of amenities for older adults and their families.
The Northwest Community Center opened November 12, 1970, and was dedicated on December 7, 1970, and now has been in operation for over 40 years. It all started when the Community Action Program organized the seniors for socials and activities.
Many do not know that the Jordan River was relocated to accommodate for the present day Northwest Multipurpose Center and that the land started as a dairy farm. What is now the East parking lot was where the river originally flowed and bent back through the west portion of the property. On July 18, 1995 the Complex added a new addition to the center, creating a space just for seniors. In October of 2008 the senior center was remolded and renamed River’s Bend Senior Center.
Do you have a hobby, skill, or talent you’d like to share? Volunteering is the “heartbeat” of the Senior Center. Volunteers play a critical role in delivering quality programming as well as providing options for fit, active and engaged seniors. 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 & Adult Services believes the role of volunteering is important and 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.
The Rivers Bend Senior Center provides opportunities for people 60 and over to improve their talents, enrich their minds, give service in the community, develop meaningful friendships, and help maintain physical health through good nutrition and exercise.
The center offers a wide range of programs. We consider the center a place where participants can be involved in an abundance of classes and special activities. Classes are provided for English as a Second Language, and for those wanting to explore their creative side, the center offers opportunities in art, such as, ceramics, crafting, painting, and card making. We are proud of our health and exercise programs which include; EnhanceFitness, low impact exercise instruction, U of U exercise which includes warm up/cool down stretching, boxing, ballet, dancing and Zumba as well as a full workout room. The participants who attend the center are big into games; they enjoy Wii bowling, playing a variety of card games, bingo, and billiards.
- Senior Nutritional Meal is served Monday-Friday from 11:30 A.M.-12:15 P.M. We ask a suggested donation of $3.00 for seniors
- Point of access for aging-related information, resources and services
- Billiards/Exercise room
- Entertainment/Game room
- Lounge/TV room
- Computer Lab
- Pottery kilns
- Fitness Classes through Salt Lake County Recreation and Aging & Adult Services
- Intergenerational opportunities benefiting the entire family
- Senior Van pick-ups and drop-off within our boundaries. Suggested donation of $1.00 per way
- Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The last Wednesday of each month 3:00 - 6:00 P.M. (Afternoon Bingo)