Murray Senior Recreation Center
The Murray Senior Recreation Center is a recreation center for adults age 55+. The Center offers recreation and leisure-time activities, social services, nutritious meals, and educational, instructional and cultural programs for the general health and well-being of senior adults. There is no membership fee, but some activities have charges to offset the cost. A complete schedule of activities and fees is located in the monthly newsletter.
The Center is funded and operated by Murray City. Operations of the Center are directed by the Center Director, Director of Parks and Recreation, and the Murray City Administration, with the Murray City Council responsible for establishing policy.
OFFICE CLOSURE: The Center will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2021 in honor of Presidents' Day.
AARP TAX HELP - ALL TAX APPOINTMENTS ARE FILLED. On Monday, February 8 at 8:00, we will begin taking tax help appointments scheduled for Wednesdays beginning on February 17 through April 7. Please call the Center to make your tax appointment. (This is the process as of 01/20/2021 and is subject to change)
1. The person must make an appointment by calling 801-264-2635 beginning February 8.
2. They will be directed to pick up a packet, in the Senior Rec's front vestibule, containing an intake form that they must fill out completely and a permission form that allows AARP to work on their taxes.
3. They will drop off their tax forms, from their car to one of the identified Tax Aides on the day of their appointment. They must present a valid photo ID and certifiable social security number.
4. The Tax Aide will work on the return in the building and the return will be locked up for security.
5. The person will return at an appointed time (one week) to review their return and submit it to the IRS.
Due to continued COVID restrictions, you will not be allowed inside the building. Please wear a mask when handing your paperwork over to the AARP Tax Aide.
BOX LUNCHES: $4 Box Lunches for those 55+ on Monday through Friday. Please call us at 801-264-2635 between 8:00-4:00 the day prior to order your box lunch. Payment can be made over the phone with your credit/debit card. We need prior notification so the kitchen can adequately prepare your order. The box lunch will be delivered to your car in front of our building (north entrance) between 11:30-12:30.
Option #1: $4 Sandwich (choice of white or wheat bread and a choice of ham or turkey), bag of chips, pickle, fruit cup, and cookie. If you want a hot sandwich, ask for panini style.
Option #2: $2 for a cup of soup or $4 for a bowl of soup (includes saltines, roll, and cookie)
Option #3: $4 Hot Main Entrée (includes fruit cup, chips, roll, cookie) – choice of Chicken Pot Pie, Lasagna, or Meatloaf
CAR BINGO is on hiatus until Spring.
VIRTUAL CLASSES - must call 801-264-2635 to register - zoom links will be emailed the day prior to those who have registered for the class.
History Class - Tuesday, February 9 at 10:30 presented by Jimmy Duignan.
Legal Consultations - Kyle Barrick will provide 30-minute legal consultations at no charge on Tuesday, February 9 from 1:00-3:00.
Avoiding Funeral Pitfalls - Wednesday, February 24 at 10:30, Grant Wallace from Jenkins-Soffe will provide information to help individuals avoid the pitfalls of planning a funeral, such as spending more than is needed.
9th Annual Storytelling Workshop - On Wednesdays and Fridays for five weeks. Begins on Wednesday, February 24 through Friday, March 26 at 1:00-2:30.
Grief Support Class via Zoom. Jody, a Chaplain from Rocky Mountain Hospice, will discuss ways to process grief. The group meets twice a month via Zoom. Please contact Moe at 801-284-4240 if you are interested in participating.
Personal Training: During the week of January 20-22, the University of Utah Kinesiology & Recreation Department will be virtually sending new students to support our participants in a Personal Training Program.
This personal training program will run through May of 2021. Participants will be required to virtually meet with University of Utah students twice a week for two hour sessions. Meeting times will be arranged by the students and the participants. The Center participant and the two University of Utah students are required to be present at each session. Students will give you encouragement, strength, and knowledge to improve over-all health and wellbeing.
The University will provide equipment for participants if they need ankle weights, bands, etc. They will also provide a camera to put on your laptop, if needed.
We have been hard at work on planning more virtual classes. Please stay-tuned for more information. We are also working on obtaining iPads that may be checked out and used to access our classes. In addition, Salt Lake County Aging Services has created a “Virtual Senior Center.” These classes are available to all Salt Lake County residents over age 60. Please visit their website: https://slco.org/aging-adult-services/virtual-senior-center/
MISCELLANEOUS: Our Summer walking club to Portland was a success. We want to give you an opportunity to continue walking by offering a Winter Walking to Laughlin. Our goal is to “walk” to Laughlin, Nevada–which is 512 miles from the Center. The cost of the winter program is $5 and starts November 1. You will receive a pedometer and monthly calendars. Calendars are emailed out and printed copies are available in our front vestibule. Prizes await those who make it to Laughlin by the end of March. Call to register now.
The Murray Senior Recreation Center will be closed as of Friday, March 13, 2020 until further notice due to coronavirus concerns.
We will continue to keep everyone updated as we receive information. Thanks and please be safe!!
Tricia CookeDirectorPhone: 801-284-4237
Murray Senior Recreation Center
10 E 6150 S
Murray, UT 84107
Phone: (801) 264-2635Fax: (801) 284-4233
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday through Sunday