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.
The Powell Senior Center Receives Pallets of Food
The Powell Senior Center appreciates being one of several beneficiaries of a shipment of 48,000 pounds of food and other items. We received spaghetti sauce, peaches, rice, pinto beans, corn, green beans, beef stew, and chicken rotini soup.
According to the Powell Tribune, this shipment is courtesy of Latter-day Saint Charities, a humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Other beneficiaries of these items include the Lovell Senior Center, Powell Valley Loaves and Fishes, Crisis Intervention Services, and community members in need.
The pallets of food delivered to the Powell Senior Center will help offset some of the struggles the center has been experiencing with a tight budget, rising costs, and an increased number of senior clients using the facility and requesting home-delivered meals. These pallets of food will help save the center thousands of dollars while providing some items, such as rice, that have been difficult for the center to secure.
For more information about the massive load of food from Latter-day Saint Charities, check out an article in the Powell Tribune here.
Installing Oxygen Firebreaks
In the last year, more than fifty percent of deaths in residential structure fires throughout Wyoming have been in homes with medical oxygen.
The Wyoming State Fire Marshals Office, in coordination with Fire Departments around the state and other state agencies, is combatting this problem by promoting the installation and use of oxygen firebreaks. By installing oxygen firebreaks, we can reduce the chance of death, injury, and property damage in home fires.
What is an oxygen firebreak? An oxygen firebreak is a simple device that is installed inline in oxygen tubing. If fire impinges on this device, a two-way valve will cut off the flow of oxygen and reduce the spread of fire, thereby saving lives and property. An oxygen firebreak is also known as a fire stop valve or fire safety valve.
The Powell Senior Center is partnering with Nick Hudson of the Wyoming State Fire Marshalls Office to get these important safety devices installed.
At no cost, oxygen firebreaks are available to anyone who is on oxygen. Please call the Senior Center at (307) 754-4223 for more information and to schedule your install.
New Fitness Classes
Join us at the center for new fitness classes with instructor Nancy Jones. These classes will help you work on your range of motion, balance, and mobility.
- Mondays and Fridays at 10 to 11 am
- Wednesdays at 1 to 2 pm
Classes cost $0.50 per class, or you can purchase $5.00 punch tickets.
For more information, please call the center at (307) 754-4223.
Free Legal Services for Seniors 60+
Are you in need of Legal Services? If you are 60 years or older, you can receive FREE services (regardless of income) from Legal Aid of Wyoming, a nonprofit law firm. Legal issues they can help you with include:
- Family Law
- Protection from Abuse
- Money Issues
- End of Life Planning (wills, estates, and advance directives)
- Other Issues (public benefits, healthcare, record expungement, power of attorney)
If you are under 60 years of age, you need to qualify by income level to receive free legal services.
For more information, please call the Center at (307) 754-4223.