Future Powell Senior Center
The Powell Senior Center has been operating out of our current building for over 45 years. It is small, three-levels, and not easily accessible to those with mobility concerns. It limits our capacity to serve our seniors and community.
Our center needs to grow along with the growing number of seniors in our community. For us to grow—to expand our services and reach more people in Powell and its surrounding rural areas—we need to invest in a new building.
As a one-level building, our new facility is designed so that all services will be accessible to all our seniors and community members; ADA compliancy is a design priority. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how important adequate space is for a senior center. Our new center will enable us to more efficiently plan and execute safety protocols with the following features:
- multipurpose rooms will accommodate larger numbers of people behind closed doors and
will provide necessary space for social distancing
- a larger dining area will have designated places to park wheelchairs, walkers, and canes
and will safely seat 200 people
- two game room areas will accommodate up to 60 people (separate from the dining area)
Other building features include:
- spacious and ADA-compliant bathrooms
- parking areas close to building entrances that will offer three times the parking space
compared to our current building and will feature covered drop-off areas
- a private, confidential room for telehealth services
- a much larger medical equipment storage area
- a new kitchen with ample storage and prep space, a separate dishwasher space, and
- a six-stall garage
- central location near the Rocky Mountain Manor (independent apartments for seniors),
which will enable community members to more easily access our services
With our new facility, we will be able to expand our programs, which will benefit the growing senior population as well as low-income and disabled individuals in our community and surrounding areas. We will also be able to increase our collaborations and partnerships with local organizations.
We are currently working on obtaining the funding for our new center. For questions or to support us with a donation, please call our center at (307) 754-4223.