From the President’s Stubby Pencil…
Hello PC Seniors!
PLEASE keep the Park City Seniors in mind as you donate this Friday, Nov 4, to Live PC Give PC. We are growing, we have exciting changes in store, and we need your donation to keep the momentum going! No amount is too small…and heck…no amount is too big, either! You don’t have to wait until Friday, we are matching your donation dollar for dollar right now, thanks to several of our larger donors: The Park City Storage Depot, The Park City Elks Lodge #734, and Board Members Syd Reed and Linda McReynolds! Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU.
Click this link! https://www.livepcgivepc.org/organization/Park-City-Senior-Citizens
Speaking of growing, it’s finally happening! We are in the process of getting our Web Site built! Stay tuned, as it will be up and running in early 2023! Wahoo!
Please join us for some of these great programs and events that Kelly is setting up! Peggy and I had a great turnout last Friday night for our Social/Slide show, and our Halloween Costume Contest was fun today as well,…let’s keep the momentum going and see what Bill Humbert has in store for us on our next Friday Social…see below for the details!
As of tonight, Oct 31, we still have a few left, from the 50 free tickets for the play at the Pioneer Theater on Nov 9, see below and make sure to sign up to reserve your spot!
And finally, just planning ahead — for those Seniors who are still picking up to-go lunches, the County will be transitioning that service into it’s Meals-On-Wheels service instead, beginning in January 2023. There will be more about that in the December newsletter, but it’s always nice to know when change is on the horizon…
Cheryl Soshnik. President
Welcome New Members!
Here’s who joined the family of PC Seniors in the last month or so:
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
Live PC is this
Friday, Nov 4
Have you enjoyed this newsletter, the Golden Art Club, the free or low cost events at the Senior Center, our Senior Advocate Kelly, and the community awareness of the Seniors to our media and local government representatives? I hope so, and now is the time to help support these and more future programs, activities, and advocacy.
The Park City Seniors are participating in Live PC Give PC for the third year now, where Park City non-profits solicit your financial support. The Community Day of Giving will be held online beginning Midnight on Nov 4, but early donations are being accepted NOW as well.
You can donate now by clicking on the photo, or this link, which will take you to our page on the Live PC Give PC Website. We are also setting up a ‘donation station’ at the Senior Center, where we can help you make that computer donation. Afraid of computers? No worries, just bring in a check or cash donation to the Center any Monday or Thursday in October — we can take that too, and add it to the web site for you. Any and all donation amounts are appreciated!
We have grown a lot this past couple of years, and there is so much more coming up for the Park City Seniors, but we need this annual financial support to keep our momentum going!
Senior Center Housing
Woodside ll Committee Update – Latest News
by Francie McNally
We have very exciting and important news for our Senior Citizens!!
On Thursday October 27th , the City Council unanimously approved the Woodside II Memorandum of Understanding which will begin the process of moving forward with a NEW Senior Center that will be larger, and more efficient, plus senior affordable independent housing units. The current Senior Center will not be forgotten!! It will be memorialized for its historical and importance to the past. Of course, this is just the beginning, but at least we ARE beginning! It will be an on-going process and we will continue to take each step carefully, thoughtfully and with input from our membership. Stay tuned…
So many of you have spent years trying to have the Park City Senior Citizens recognized as vital and important members of our community. Aging in place is an important issue for all of us, and now it is on its way to become a reality as we pursue many avenues to achieve this result.
There will be a formal signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and a celebration of this exciting day on Thursday, November 10th at 1:30pm at the Senior Center, right after lunch. I hope we have a BIG turnout to mark this Big event!!! Thanks to everyone for your interest and participation!
Talk and Tech Tutoring
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 November 7th.
Beginning Monday November 7th, 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.
Here’s 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.
SHUCKED, A Musical Comedy
Wednesday, November 9th 2:00PM
Sign up for a FREE ticket to enjoy this Broadway-bound musical now performing at the Pioneer Memorial Theater in Salt Lake City. Come to the Senior Center to sign up for your ticket, or contact Kelly at [email protected]. Click on the above logo for more information regarding the musical, address or directions.
Friday Forum Social
Nov 11 from 4-6 PM
Travels with Bill
Join us this month when our member, Bill Humbert, shares some interesting and outrageous travel stories. See if you can guess a (in)famous person Bill almost met on his many journeys. Social Hour will begin at 4PM — bring a snack and your choice of beverage; stories with photos on the big screen at 5PM.
There will be a sign-up sheet at the Senior Center, so we know how many members will be attending. Or you can email us at [email protected] and we’ll add your name to the list.
The Park City Creamery
Lunch and Tour – Tuesday, November 15th
Looking for an unusual event? Join us this month for a delicious lunch and tour at our local Park City Creamery. Recently featured in the Park Record, we are providing a visit to the creamery to learn about the production of European-style cheese followed by a lunch. The Cheese Monger, Corinne Zinn, hailing from Belgium and trained in France, has graciously invited us to her store. Cost is $25. Take our shuttle from the Senior Center at 11:00am for $2, or meet us at 1200 W Lori Lane Unit A3, Heber City, 11:30am (at the corner of Brown’s Canyon, Hwy 248), Don’t miss this rare opportunity! Sign up at the Senior Center or contact Kelly at [email protected]
Senior’s Poker Night
Friday, November 18, 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, November 18 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 or couples members are encouraged to attend. The sign-up sheet will be available at the Senior Center or contact your Advocate, Kelly.
Monthly Tuesday Movie:
Tuesday,November 22, 1:00pm
We’re meeting again this month at the Senior Center to enjoy the most recent Elvis film. Getting very good reviews, join us on Tuesday, November 22nd at 1:00pm. Popcorn, soda and snacks are available for your enjoyment. Click here for more details.
Wednesday, November 30th – 10am-3pm
“Inspired by the world famous German Christmas markets, Christkindlmarkt SLC offers a unique holiday shopping and cultural experience this season. Tantalizing food and festive holiday entertainment await you as you stroll through wooden vendor booths nestled amid the magical backdrop of This Is The Place Heritage Park.” Our shuttle leaves the Park City Senior Center at 10:00am and also Ecker Hill Park & Ride at 10:15am. Arriving at Heritage Park by 11:30am, you can then take another shuttle up to the Christmas Market. Gift vendors, food stalls and musical stage await, as well as a visit to This Is The Place monument and visitor’s center. Lunch can be purchased at this event. Dress accordingly and bring money! Walking is involved, but many places to sit and rest. Sign up at the Senior Center or contact Kelly at [email protected].
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
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]
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 November
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
- November 9th, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Sign up for the next Smart Driver Training class taught Friday, November 18, 1-5PM, at the Park City Senior Center. This course is designed for older seniors to update their driving skills. Cost is $20 for AARP members, or $25 for non members. Sign up at the Park City Senior Center or contact your Advocate, Kelly.
Selling Stuff Online?
Here’s how to avoid a scam
By Alvaro Puig July 27, 2022
Selling stuff online can be a great way to make some extra cash. Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, and other sites attract a lot of buyers — and scammers. Here are some ways scammers try to cheat you and what to do about it.
Fake payments and bogus refund requests
A scammer posing as a buyer says they want to buy the thing you have for sale. When it comes time to pay, they insist on paying through a mobile payment app. They send you a fake payment notification and hope you send the item before you realize it’s a scam.
Or they say there was an issue with the payment they sent. For example, they might say they accidentally paid you twice and ask you to refund one of the payments.
Fake check overpayment
The scammer offers to give you a check for more than the selling price. They tell you to deposit the check and send the difference back to them.
The check is fake, but if you deposit it, it’ll appear in your account balance. That’s because banks must make your money available quickly, usually within two days.
When a bank says the check cleared, that doesn’t mean it was a good check. It can take weeks for the bank to figure out the check was fake. By that time, the scammer has the item you sold and the money you sent back. And the bank takes the money from the fake check out of your account.
Fake verification codes
A scammer posing as a buyer says they’ve heard about fake online listings and wants to verify that you’re a real person. They send you a text message with a Google Voice verification code and ask you for that code. If you give it to them, they’ll use it to create a Google Voice number linked to your phone number. Then the scammer could use the Google Voice number to rip off other people. If someone tracks the Google Voice number, it’ll be linked to your real phone number. That’s how the scammers conceal their identity.
Advice for selling things online
Many sites recommend selling your stuff to a local buyer you can meet in person and only accepting cash payments. If you’re not selling locally, see what seller protections the site offers. To avoid a scam:
- Don’t accept a mobile payment from someone you don’t know.
- Never deposit a check for more than the selling price.
- Don’t share your Google Voice verification code — or any verification code — with someone you don’t know.