West Jordan Senior Center started in 1991 in a small house located next to the Sugar Factory. The seniors of West Jordan out grew the house and moved to an old church. The new center was built in 2000 and is located on the same property as the small house. According to the census, West Jordan City has a population over 108,000, making it the 4thmost populous city in the state and one of the fastest growing cities in Utah.
Do you have a hobby, skill or talent you would 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 and 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 fits your needs, skills, and time available simply talk to the staff.
The West Jordan Senior Center provides opportunities for people over the age of 60 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 as diverse as Leatherwork, English as a Second Language and Computers. Our participants do many Humanitarian Projects throughout the year to help the community. For those wanting to explore their creative side, the center offers opportunities in arts and crafts, such as, Ceramics, Oil Painting, Crochet, Polymer Clay, Wood Carving, Lapidary, Swedish Weaving, Watercolor, and card making. We are proud of our health and exercise programs which include: Tai Chi, Fit & Trim, Gentle Yoga and EnhanceFitness, as well as exercise equipment. The participants that attend the center also enjoy games: Wii Bowling, Bridge, Pinochle, Canasta, Bingo and Billiards to name a few.