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New senior center opens in W. Jordan

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WEST JORDAN — A place to dance, a place to meet. The new senior citizens center is ready.

Construction began last November, and Thursday the $2 million-plus facility, 8025 S. 2200 West, opened its doors to hundreds, curious what the new center has to offer.

A special "sports" floor will cushion the footfalls of seniors stepping out during dances.

"It'll be the nicest dance floor for seniors in the county," Mayor Donna Evans said. Classes, a computer lab, billiards room and daily lunches are also offered in the 14,500-square-foot building.

West Jordan is home to an estimated 1,400 households whose heads are senior citizens. As winter approaches and many seniors seek to remain active, the center takes on an extra role.

"It provides a place for our seniors to spend time doing things they enjoy," Evans said.

The center will be paid off over 20 years, using mostly community development block grant funds. The old senior center near City Hall will be turned into a club for boys and girls.