From the President’s Stubby Pencil…
Hello PC Seniors!
Well, winter came in like a snow-lion, didn’t it? Please stay safe on the snowy roads and try to carpool or take public transportation to the Senior Center if possible. Note in the newsletter that until we can find a solution for Senior Mobility Transportation to get folks easily and safely into the Center and then home again, beginning in January, we will test out a new system where we will use our new bus bi-monthly to pick up folks who are having a hard time making it in on their own. More to come on that front. Let us know if you are interested in this new program!
I hope to see a lot of you at our annual Christmas Social next Friday. Besides food and delicious beverages, we will once again have door prizes and entertainment by the Treble Makers. Again, please carpool if you can, or take public transportation. It will be a fun afternoon.
Thanks to everyone who participated in Live PC Give PC 2022. We are so grateful for the support that over 100 donors made for our programming and development.
And finally, watch for future news of the construction of our new Senior Center, now that the City and the Seniors have signed the documents to allow us to move forward.
Cheryl Soshnik. President
Welcome New Members!
Here’s who joined the family of PC Seniors in the last month or so:
Deborah Brownstone Rothenberg
Pat and Jim Ball
2023 Dues are Now Being Collected
Our $5 dues are for each calendar year, so we are now collecting for 2023. Pay at the Senior Center, send it in by mail, or pay pay electronically if your financial institution uses Zelle for bank to bank transactions.
It’s easy to do: In Zelle, add a new recipient by entering our email address “[email protected]”. There is also a memo field when you transfer the funds, where you can type something like “2023 dues for John Smith” Enter $5 as the amount and click Send.
You can still come to the Senior Center on Mondays and Thursdays between 10AM and 2PM, or send it by USPS to: Park City Senior Center; PO Box 681617, Park City UT 84068
Senior Center Housing
Woodside ll Committee Update – December Newsletter
Well, it happened!!!
The Park City Senior Citizens have a formal, executed Memorandum of
Understanding with the City. It was a great celebration, and we had a wonderful turnout. There was a lot of chatting, laughing, and eating delicious pies.
Of course, this is step #1 and we are just beginning but we already have a plan as to our next steps.
Jason Glidden explained that at this point, he needs as much feedback as possible regarding wants and needs of senior membership on new Senior Center to be able to write the RFP. Cheryl will send him the ideas and information collected at several meetings with Board and members. The Board will set up several more meetings to get feedback and forward those to Jason. Please give us your ideas and wants at any time. He needs ideas on what will happen at Center to begin accessing size, footprint, etc.
It was agreed that a small group be formed that will be involved in meetings and communication with the City, and not have input from everyone. There will be a small group– two members from City, Nann and Jason with Tana as a substitute. Then three members from the Board or Woodside II committee, plus an alternate, in case someone is traveling.
We want to have as much feedback from all of you, so we know where to go.
Happy Holidays, Francie McNally
Talk and Tech Tutoring
Monday, Dec 5. 1:30 – 2:30pm
Continuing this month, Kate Mapp, Adult Services Librarian, will share with us the latest information and events from the Park City Library. Then, she’ll assist our members with technology questions and concerns in a group setting. Her talk will begin at 1:30pm, with technology running from 1:45-2:30pm. Both activities provided at the Park City Senior Center on the first Monday of each month, continuing with December 5th.
Monday & Thursday, December 5 & 19
1:30 – 2:15PM
Mountain Town Music is bringing us live music to the Park City Senior Center this winter. Look for small groups providing enjoyable music at the Center on the first and third Mondays of each month, November through April. Music will begin at 1:30pm and continue until 2:15pm in the fireplace area. Join us for this wonderful opportunity of relaxing or inspiring music.
Monthly Upcoming Activities
The Following Events show what’s coming up this month. We often add additional events each month, and you can find out about them, or changes and cancellations, by following us on Facebook.
White Pine Senior Discount Day Passes for 2023
For the third year, the Park City Seniors have arranged for $5 discount day passes for members of the Park City Senior Center. You MUST obtain the above discount coupon form us in advance, however. There is a limit of 5 coupons per member, and your 2023 dues must be paid prior to obtaining the coupons.
With coupon in hand, just show up at the White Pine desk, present the coupon, and the White Pine staff will give you a track day pass in exchange. You will not pay any additional money once at the ski touring center.
Please note, these discount coupons are transferrable to other members of the Senior Center, but there will be no refund if you are unable to use them.
We will have the coupons available at the Senior Center on Mondays and Thursdays. Contact us at [email protected] for more information.
Midway Creche Exhibit
Friday, December 2
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Over 1000 Nativity scenes will greet visitors beginning Friday, December 2 in Midway, Utah. This popular annual event showcases many Creches from around the world, and will be exhibited at the Midway Town Hall, December 2-5. Take our shuttle bus from the Senior Center at 2:00PM on Friday or car pool and join us at 2:30PM at the Midway Town Hall, located at 120 West Main Street. This activity is free, but we request a $2/person donation for the shuttle bus ride. Contact your Senior Advocate, Kelly for a shuttle reservation, or stop by the Senior Center to sign up.
Park City Christmas Social
Friday, December 9th – 3PM – 5:30PM
Join your friends at the Park City Senior Center for our annual Christmas social that involves food, beverages, door prizes and entertainment! The Treble Makers will again entertain our members this holiday season beginning at 4:30pm. We need your 2022 dues to be current, and encourage you to pay your 2023 dues, a cost of $5 per member. There is a sign up sheet at the Center, or email Kelly to reserve your spot, as we are limiting attendance to 100, Come and join the cheer!
If you would also like to support the Treble Makers, you can attend their Community Christmas Concert:
Park City Artist Association presents…
An Ornament Bazaar
December 15, 11:30am – 2:00pm
Hand-made and decorated ornaments by local artists abound at this bazaar for your admiration and purchase. The Park City Artist Association has agreed to bring their annual event this year to our Senior Center for your pleasure. All proceeds will benefit a local Park City High School student artist with a scholarship to continue their studies in that field.
Senior’s Poker Night
Friday, December 16, 7-9 PM
Our members continue to have a good time playing poker at the Senior’s Poker Night. This month’s Senior Poker Night will be on Friday, December 16 from 7-9PM at the Senior Center, and will again be Dealer’s Choice, with a $20 buy-in; .10,.25 and .50 bets with a minimum of three raises. Women and couples are encouraged to attend. The sign-up sheet will be available at the Senior Center or contact your Advocate, Kelly.
A Brown Bag Event
Monday, December 19 – 11:00AM – 1:00PM
Have you ever wondered if you are taking too many pills? Medications, such as prescriptions, vitamins, supplements, over the counter meds and herbals can all add up. Dr. Nancy Taylor, a retired pharmacist and Board Certified Senior Advisor, is generously offering her skills in a one-time Brown Bag event at our Senior Center. Each 15 minute time slot will allow Dr. Taylor to review all of your medications. Offered as a recent class through The Compass, 8 free individual spaces will be available for our members. Contact Kelly or stop by the Senior Center to reserve your appointment. You won’t want to miss this opportunity! For more information on Dr.Taylor and her services, view her website drtadvocacy.com.
Monthly Tuesday Movie:
Tuesday, December 27, 1:00pm
Take a break from the holiday celebrations and join us this month to view a Caan’s award-winning film, Maudie, starring Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins. We’ll meet at the Senior Center on Tuesday, December 27th at 1:00pm. Popcorn, snacks and soda will be available for your enjoyment.
Click here for more details.
Looking Forward to the New Year…..
Upcoming Activities beginning January 2023
Self-Defense for Seniors Course at the Senior Center, presented by the MARC
You have seen ‘Bruno’ lurking in the corner — now you know why! Stay tuned for details, but this will probably be a very valuable after-lunch course beginning in January.
Senior Shuttle Bus To Lunch, Twice a Month
Now that we have a Summit County bus on site, and the Park City and High Valley Transit Senior Mobility service is not set up to transport our Seniors directly (yet), we will be trying something new — the First Monday and Third Thursday pick up bus service for Seniors in Western Summit County who don’t have good winter transportation options to get into the Center. While we are working out the details for this new program, if you have any questions or suggestions, please contact our Vice-President Judy Maedel at (435) 901-3509
We’ll be posting more information in the January newsletter.
Exercise Class Mondays at 10 AM
Drop in or use your punch card at the PC Senior Center each Monday to exercise with Susan LaMere. Presented by PC Municipal, the cost is $3 per session or $2.50 with the punch card.
Tai Chi Thursdays at 10 AM
Drop in or use your punch card at the PC Senior Center each Thursday for Tai Chi with Brad Lester. Presented by PC Municipal, the cost is $3 per session or $2.50 with the punch card.
Golden Art Club Wednesdays at 3:00 PM
(*See Note – Meeting Date and Time likely to change for 2023)
Weekly art classes with the Kimball Art Center staff will be in person at the Senior Center unless otherwise noted.
All levels of artists/members are welcome to join the weekly classes. There is no charge for these courses, as we help pay for the weekly classes from funds received during our Live PC Give PC fundraiser in November.
All supplies are provided as well, you just have to supply your imagination and spirit! If you are a member of the Senior Center and would like to join us on Wednesdays, sign up and get the location and/or Zoom link by sending an email to [email protected]
UPDATE for 2023 — We will likely be changing our meeting date and times, beginning in February. Thoughts are on Thursdays after Lunch, from 2 t o4 PM. The KAC will be presenting an 8-week step-by-step course on drawing in perspective, geared for the Senior learner. So, stay tuned for the final details in the January Newsletter!
Wednesday Evenings – 7:30 – 7:50 PM
Mary Wintzer continues her Guided Meditation this fall. On-line class is every Wednesday at 7:30pm. Join Mary in your favorite location via ZOOM for this soothing and beneficial training. For more information for ZOOM link, contact Mary at [email protected].
Personal ZOOM Meetings
Personal Zoom meetings are available for you and your family/friends with our ZOOM account. Contact us at [email protected] with the date and time you would like to Zoom with family and friends and we’ll set that up for you.
For any of these programs, for suggestions or comments for future programs, contact us at [email protected].
Meet with Mayor Nann Worel – Dates for December
Do you want to bend our mayor’s ear with Senior issues important to you? Mayor Nann Worel invites Park City residents and business owners to join her for one-on-one conversations to share thoughts, community concerns, or just to catch up.
Schedule your visit today!
Contact [email protected] | 435-615-5184
- Wednesday, December 7th 9am – 1pm
- Wednesday, December 14th 10am – 2pm
Don’t give money to anyone over the phone for anything ever
A local woman gave money to scammers pretending to be with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. Her story is a cautionary tale to anyone who gets a phone call asking for money.
KPCW | By Andrea Buchanan
Published November 7, 2022 at 5:31 PM MST
On Sunday afternoon, Sharon Anderson Morris was home relaxing with her husband when he got a call on his cell phone.
Morris said the callers asked to speak to her because she missed three court dates. Morris’ husband did what consumer advocates advise and asked for a call back number. He hung up and then Morris called the number her husband was given.
“And it went to like a whole setup. An office from a Summit County Sheriff’s Office, they had people answering the phone with that and transferred to the exact number extension for the person that I just talked to,” Morris said. “And he said, ‘Oh, you must be Sharon Morris and I’m glad you called us back because we have three warrants out for your arrest.’ Three? I said, ‘Arrests for what?’ And he said, ‘You’ve missed three court dates.’”
Morris said the person she was talking to had private information about her such as past and present home addresses and her full name. She said they acted as if they were on her side.
“And he was really sympathetic saying, ‘I don’t like working on Sunday,’ and you could hear people in the background,” Morris said. “And they were saying, ‘Because I don’t like doing this but I have to do this because I’m trying to protect you and we need to get this resolved so that you don’t have to go to jail, because you’re going to have to go to jail.’”
In the end, the scammers set up appointments for Morris with a phony county clerk and stayed on the phone with her for over two hours. She said each time she asked to call them back to make sure it was legitimate, she was always connected to what she thought was the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.
Ultimately, Morris said she was scared she was going to be arrested so she transferred more than $1,000 via the banking app, Zelle.
“I’m not uneducated and I’ve kind of seen this kind of stuff happen in different ways but these guys are smart,” Morris said. “And my husband and I both, the radar was up a little bit but not enough because they had all the information they got on the internet from us.”
Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez said he’s frustrated because his office has put out numerous alerts about this crime but the scammers are getting bolder and more sophisticated.
“They’re starting to use my name specifically, ‘This is the Sheriff Justin Martinez,'” he said. “We’ve even had people say, ‘I don’t believe you,’ and they want a callback number. They’re giving callback numbers now and allowing the potential victim to call the suspects back. It used to just be a one-way communication. Now they’re letting, because you feel like if I can call you, then this must be more legit.”
Martinez said he understands why a potential victim would be afraid because the scammers are so convincing, but said there is a hard and fast rule around money exchanging hands with law enforcement.
“One thing that we will always say, no law enforcement agency, federal, state, county, city, will never call anybody and ask for money over the phone; that is not how we operate,” Martinez said. “If you get a suspicious call, call us, let us look into it. We will let you know if it’s legit or not. But if they are asking for money, it is 100 percent a scam. No questions about it.”
Martinez said if you get a call from someone asking for money, call the Summit County Sheriff’s Office dispatch at (435) 615-3500.