Powell Senior Center
We provide people aged 60+ with a comfortable place to socialize and meet their educational, nutritional, and physical needs in one place. For those unable to come to the center, we extend services to their homes and provide them with transportation services.
Our mission is to empower and encourage individuals in our community to be independent. We accomplish this mission through numerous collaborations throughout our community.
Monday - Friday: 8am - 4pm
Saturday and Sunday Closed
248 North Gilbert Street
Powell, WY 82435
PO BOX 1156
Powell, WY 82435
Phone: (307) 754-4223
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Enbridge Supports the Powell Senior Center's Future
The Powell Senior Center thanks the Enbridge Fueling Futures, Benevity Community Impact Fund for a $2,500 donation for our new building costs. This donation, as well as donations from other organizations, foundations, and community members, helps us continue toward our goal of building a new facility that will benefit our community now and well into the future.
The Powell Senior Center is 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Organization that was founded in 1973. Our mission is to respectfully empower and encourage individuals in our community to live independently.
We have been operating out of our current facility since 1975 (over 47 years). Our building is not senior-friendly with three levels and is not ADA accessible. It has significant roofing, electrical, plumbing, and structural problems that are beyond reasonable repair. It lacks parking space, as well as space to accommodate our expanding programs and services. Furthermore, our senior population is increasing at one of the fasted paces in the country.
Our new facility—a one-level building—is designed so that all services will be accessible to all our seniors and community members; ADA compliancy is a design priority. It is spacious and includes multipurpose rooms to accommodate all our programs and services. It has a larger dining area that will safely seat 200 people (including any mobility equipment). The ample parking spaces are close to the building, and it has covered drop-off areas for our seniors/handicapped clients.
We appreciate that the Enbridge Fueling Futures, Benevity Community Impact Fund supports our vision of a modern, accessible building. We ask for more foundations, organizations, and community members to also support us.
To learn more about our new facility and funding needs, call the Center at (307) 754-4223.
Upcoming September Events
The Powell Senior Center offers the following special events in September. For our schedule of all special and regular events, check out our Menu and Activities page.
Monday, September 5: Labor Day. The Senior Center is closed
Monday, September 12: Veterans Outreach from 11 am to 12:30 pm
Tuesday, September 13: Silver Nickel Jukebox from 11 am to noon and Foot Clinic (call for an appointment)
Wednesday, September 14: Grief Support Group at 2:00 pm
Tuesday, September 20: Birthday Lunch Celebration at Noon
Wednesday, September 21: Walmart trip at 12:30 pm
Tuesday, September 27: Foot clinic (call for an appointment)
For questions, please call the center at (307) 754-4223.
Center Receives Substantial Donation of Food Items
The Powell Senior Center recently received a generous donation from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This donation included pallets of apple sauce, beef, butter, condensed chicken soup, cheese, chili, diced tomatoes, green beans, hot cocoa, macaroni, pork roast, hamburger, spaghetti noodles, and tomato sauce. The donation, said Director Linda Dalton, “comes at such an opportune time for the Senior Center.”
The Center’s nutrition program has been experiencing ongoing challenges of increased costs, an increased number of people they serve, and a lack of availability of some food items. The substantial donation of food items helps to offset these continuing challenges.
The Center appreciates and thanks Deirdre Cozzens, the coordinator of this donation, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “The donation that you have provided to us will ensure that we can continue to provide quality meals to our seniors and low-income families in our community,” said Linda Dalton.
In December of 2021, the Center also received a large donation of food and other items from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. During difficult financial times, the Center appreciates that, once again, the community supports its local organizations and senior population.
Foundation Grants the Powell Senior Center $7,500
The Wyoming Community Foundation has granted the Powell Senior Center $7,500 to support the center’s nutrition program.
The center has been experiencing ongoing challenges of increased expenses, decreased member income, supply problems resulting in expensive substitutes, and an increase in the number of people served. The grant, made possible because of the Saylak Family Unrestricted Endowment Fund at the Wyoming Community Foundation, was recommended by the Wyoming Community Foundation Statewide Board. It helps the center keep its prices affordable.
"Even though our expenses have increased, increasing our costs is not an option," said Linda Dalton, Director of the Powell Senior Center. "Support from the Wyoming Community Foundation helps us keep our prices steady. It helps a vulnerable population. We appreciate the foundation’s aid.”
For questions, contact the center at (307) 754-4223.
The Wyoming Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization that works with donors to support the charitable causes they care most about. In 2021 the Wyoming Community Foundation granted over $8 million to charitable causes across the state. For information call 307-721-8300 or visit their website at www.wycf.org.