Salt Lake County Aging Services

Health Care
4:46 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

From Bingo to Yoga, Senior Center Celebrates 50 Years in Salt Lake City

Community members fill their plates at Tenth East Senior Center's 50th birthday celebration.
Andrea Smardon

Utah’s oldest senior center celebrated 50 years of service Thursday in Salt Lake City. But the senior population is growing and changing, and local leaders say they need to adapt along with them in order to meet their needs.

Tenth East Senior Center Manager John Bennett says 50 years ago, bingo and pool were the popular pastimes. Nowadays, the center is filled with baby boomers, many of them still working, and they’re looking for something different.

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Healthcare
9:50 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Caring for the Caregivers: Salt Lake County Aging Services Offers Education for Families

Myrna Griffith cares for her husband and great granddaughter.
Andrea Smardon

Salt Lake County Aging Services is offering a new series of classes for those who take care of elderly family members in their home.  It’s called Caregiver Academy.  This evening, the Academy is offering a class geared to help those dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia.  This story looks at the particular challenges and needs of family caregivers.

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