Sunday, November 30, 2008

Taylorsville Senior Center opened in the autumn of 2002 after a year of construction. The Center is built on the site of the old Plymouth Elementary School playground, which is owned by the City of Taylorsville and located in the park. Salt Lake County operates the facility through its Aging Services Division. Funding for operations are provided by Salt Lake County and the Older Americans Act, and by the Advisory Council for the Center, which is responsible for all fund raising.

The Center includes a large auditorium for lunches and entertainment, several class rooms, ceramics lab and kiln, computer lab and exercise room. Additionally, the facility enjoys daily card groups, billiards and ping pong players. Quilting, oil painting, leather and wood crafting, and musical activities are available weekly. A variety of exercise classes are offered throughout the week as well.

Finding the Center is easy if you enter Plymouth view Drive from 4800 South and 1625 West. Look for a 2-story brick building. A drive-thru, drop-off area is located on the west end of the building, or enter the south doors that lead to the social area. The offices are located at the west end of the building. A guided tour is generally available Monday through Friday between 9am and 4pm. The Center is open at 8am and closes at 5pm those days, and is handicap accessible.