Optum Care Utah celebrates grand opening of two community centers

October 26, 2018

  • New community centers in West Valley City and Sandy City provide free health classes, social activities and a welcoming environment for the general public, with an emphasis on adults 55 and over.
  • Quin Bommelje, the 71-year old ballroom dancer who received the Golden Buzzer on this season’s NBC’s America’s Got Talent, talked about how she stays healthy and shared her inspiring story.
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Sandy City, Utah (Oct. 26, 2018) – Community leaders, physicians, Optum Care executives and people from the community attended grand-opening celebrations for two new community centers in Sandy City and West Valley City. 

The new community centers provide a welcoming place for the general public, with an emphasis on older adults, to meet others, be active, participate in social programs, learn about important health topics, or enjoy companionship and good conversation. There is no cost to visit or join activities. 

“Social interaction is important for our health and well-being, especially among older adults," said Shelly Martin, president of Optum Care Utah. “The new community centers will provide a welcoming place for people to gather, learn and enhance their health.”

Grand-opening celebrations were held Wednesday, Oct. 24, in West Valley City at 4071 S. 4000 W., Ste. B, and Friday, Oct. 26, at 1403 E. Sego Lily Drive in Sandy. Attendees participated in Zumba Gold and Tai Chi. At the Sandy City location, Quin Bommelje, the 71-year-old ballroom dancer who received the Golden Buzzer on this season’s America’s Got Talent, did an exercise demonstration and shared her inspirational story.

“These communities centers are a wonderful place to meet others and participate in activities that keep people physically and mentally healthy,” said Bommelje. “I believe age is just a number, and it is activities like these that helped me with my success on America’s Got Talent.” 

Mayor Ron Bigelow participated in the West Valley City opening and Mayor Kurt Bradburn attended the Sandy City celebration. 

Mayor Bradburn talked about the importance of providing resources for people to stay healthy. “The centers are a welcome addition to the community because they bring us together in a fun, welcoming environment,” he said.

As part of the ribbon-cutting events, Martin presented $1,000 grants to the Utah Food Bank and the Utah Alzheimer’s Association.    

In addition to the free activities, Optum Care Utah network members have access to other services at no additional cost, including:

  • Annual wellness visits and other health screenings; 
  • Onsite customer service advocates to help people understand and navigate their health care benefits;
  • Onsite social workers to help people solve and manage everyday challenges; and
  • Onsite pharmacist to help with medication reviews and management. 

Optum Care Network of Utah is available to people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare AARP® MedicareComplete plans located within the covered service area. People can contact their health plan to find out if Optum Care care providers participate in their current health plan’s network. 

Optum Care Network of Utah, a business that is a part of health services and innovation company Optum, is a group of doctors, advanced care providers, specialists and hospitals that work together to provide Medicare-eligible patients with personalized and collaborative medical care. 

About Optum

Optum is a leading information and technology-enabled health services business dedicated to helping make the health system work better for everyone. With more than 135,000 people worldwide, Optum delivers intelligent, integrated solutions that help to modernize the health system and improve overall population health. Optum is part of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH). For more information, visit www.optum.com.

Media Contact:
Brad Lotterman, Optum