The Springville Senior Citizen Center recently celebrated 60 years of serving the 50-plus community in Springville.
The Springville Senior Center is a department of Springville City providing recreational, educational and social services for residents 50 years of age and older. There is an annual membership fee of $15, or $60 for a lifetime membership. These fees pale in comparison to what is offered at the center.
For members, the senior center provides a hot meal daily from 11:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. There are activities like Bingo, puzzles, pottery, and quilting happen regularly. There are also many planned trips to plays, sporting events, as well as holiday parties and fun activities to go along with them.
There are also services offered to members to ease the burden of an ever-changing world of technology. One of these classes takes on the often complicated task of smartphone use. This is a beneficial class that gives seniors the tools to navigate the technology that keeps them connected with family and friends. There are also free tax assistance services, and places for members to get their hair done.
These valuable services and activities all happen in one place making it easier for seniors to stay active without becoming overwhelmed by so many places to go to get everything done. Many members including Tricia Baker and Phyllis Miller have spoken highly of the center.
“I love socializing, meeting new friends and getting out of the house,” Baker said.
“I love coming here,” Miller said. “You get to spend time with people who are in the same stage of life as you and all are accepted here. Your background doesn’t matter; you’re welcome here.”
The Springville Senior Center is an engaging place to meet people, stay active, and learn something new. If you’re refined enough (because age is a state of mind) to take advantage of the services offered, it might be something worth looking into.
You don’t have to be a member to experience what it’s like to socialize with these wonderful humans, because the center is also always looking for volunteers. If you have unique talents and want to give back to your community, and would like to spend time with some of the most vivacious and charming men and women Springville has to offer, contact the center to inquire about volunteer opportunities.
For more information, please visit springvilleseniorcenter.org or stop in the Springville Senior Center located at 65 E 200 S in Springville Utah. The center is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Upcoming events include “Titanic The Musical” in Sandy on March 1 at 4:30 p.m.; Utah State Archives Tour on March 6 at 12:15 p.m.; Crandall Printing Museum Tour on March 16 at 10 a.m.; European Egg Dying on March 27 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.