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Programs, enrichment and care for seniors at Davis County Health Dept.

Article Published 01/29/2009

Pop quiz: Name the oldest established local public health department in Utah.

Give up? It's the Davis County Health Department, which began serving citizens of the County, including Layton City residents, in 1934.

So why is this important to you? Because, chances are, you or someone you know is 60 years of age or older, or the spouse of someone 60 years of age or older.

OK, and again, why is this important? Because people in this age demographic can offer so much to their community and may have special needs or may require attention not received in traditional family or neighborhood settings.

And it's important because the healthy living of this age group will ultimately contribute to the overall vibrant, productive and well-being of Davis County communities, including Layton City.

The Davis County Health Department, from the beginning, has strived to ensure quality public and environmental health in Davis County and the communities and cities within the County. As public health professionals, their mission is to assure the conditions in which people live are healthy.

More than 135 employees serve county residents through three divisions within the department: Environmental Health Services, Family and Community Health Services, and the Health Administration Services Office.

A very significant program within the department is the Family Health & Senior Services Division. This County function provides services to citizens throughout their life spans, and families can receive personal health services in a variety of prevention programs. The division offers an array of programs that assist seniors in remaining active and healthy.

In Davis County, there are three Senior Activity Centers for programs, enrichment and care.

In Kaysville:
Autumn Glow Senior Activity Center
81 East Center Street
Kaysville, Utah 84037
Phone: (801) 544-1235

In Clearfield:
Heritage Senior Activity Center
140 East Center Street
Clearfield, Utah 84015
Phone: (801) 773-7065

In Bountiful:
Golden Years Senior Activity Center
726 South 100 East
Bountiful, Utah 84010
Phone: (801) 295-3479

The purposes of these County-directed senior centers are as myriad as they are practical and beneficial. Life-enriching and health conscious objectives and goals include:

* Meeting new friends

* Developing new interests, or pursuing a new hobby

* Being a source of information, community education, advocacy opportunities

* Providing a warm and friendly gathering place for seniors to join other active, mature adults in educational classes, crafts, exercise, daily lunch programs, and much more.

To be eligible for programs at the three Davis County senior activity centers, you must be 60 years of age or older, or the spouse of someone 60 years of age or older.

If you or someone you know may be interested in knowing more about these provident services, please contact the Davis County Health Department directly at the following contacts:

Physical address
Annex Building, 2nd Floor
50 E State Street
Farmington, Utah 84025

Mailing address
Davis County Health Department
Attn: Senior Services
P.O. Box 618
Farmington, UT 84025

Phone numbers
(801) 451-3377, main
(801) 451-3242, fax

Web site

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.