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Ogden Metropolis Recreation Supervisor Edd Bridge performs digital disc golf on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, at Golden Hours Senior Heart.

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The Weber State College recreation room at Golden Hours Senior Heart, pictured Friday, Sept. 16, 2022.

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The Weber State College recreation room at Golden Hours Senior Heart, pictured Friday, Sept. 16, 2022.

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The Weber State College recreation room at Golden Hours Senior Heart, pictured Friday, Sept. 16, 2022.

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A brand new sport simulator for members of the Golden Hours Senior Heart is pictured on Friday Sept. 16, 2022.

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OGDEN — Membership is skyrocketing in tandem with new programming on the city-run Golden Hours Senior Heart and staffers are desirous to see what winter months will convey.

Metropolis officers inspired Golden Hours Director Ginger Myers to replace programming after reopening post-COVID.

Myers, who took over supervising the middle in June 2020, stated she wished to create new areas for energetic seniors, including a state-of-the-art sport simulator.

The brand new gaming system gives quite a few actions together with baseball, hockey, soccer and bowling, however the recreation seniors appear to be having fun with probably the most, in keeping with Myers, is Zombie Dodgeball.

“It has been loads of enjoyable watching them,” stated Edd Bridge, Ogden Metropolis Recreation supervisor.

Each Friday at 12:30 pm, members of the Golden Hours bowling league use the simulator room, beforehand an underutilized pc lab. The middle nonetheless gives assist with telephones, tablets and computer systems each Monday with a tech tutor, however the senior middle wished to supply companies and actions not simply accessible to these of the 50 and over group.

With pc use largely accessible on the Ogden Public Library subsequent door to the middle, Bridge stated they thought outdoors the field in creating new programming.

Wire wrapping, an inventive type of binding wire to things, and the Latin-inspired dance health program Zumba at the moment are being supplied along with present lessons like chair yoga, pottery, line dancing and ukulele classes.

To view an entire listing of all companies, actions and membership particulars accessible to all seniors locally, go to https://www.ogdencity.com/325/Golden-Hours.

“Our programming gives one thing for everybody,” Myers stated.

Funding for packages and actions on the facility is raised by members of the Golden Hours Heart Basis via group occasions. Golden Hours’ veterans group just lately held a rummage sale and silent public sale to boost cash for a group-designed veterans memorial to be constructed on the middle.

With assist from the town and donations from Weber State College, Myers stated they have been capable of renovate their lounge/recreation room right into a Weber State recreation room outfitted with WSU swag, autographed jerseys, cozy chairs and couches, and a pool desk.

Bridge stated they’ve fairly just a few WSU alums, and facility workers wished to spotlight them with a particular place to hang around, share tales, play video games and be pleased with.

“The town is absolutely attempting to ensure now we have what we’d like for our seniors locally,” Myers stated.

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