Senior Center Awaits Word on Grants

Sheridan Senior Center Director Carmen Rideout is a regular guest on our Public Pulse news talk show. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)
Sheridan Senior Center Director Carmen Rideout is a regular guest on our Public Pulse news talk show. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

Sheridan's Senior Center Director Carmen Rideout expects to hear next month on whether the center will receive state funds to build the Day Break adult care facility in a new location.

The center has filed two grant applications – one through the city of Sheridan and the other through the county. Rideout said only one will be awarded, but the center has doubled the chance of success by filing two. The center is asking for $500,000, to be matched by $400,000 from the community, for a total $900,000 construction project.

The senior center director said if the grant is awarded, construction could start in the fall. A new, and separate, Day Break building would free up badly needed space in the center at 211 Smith Street. She talked about the need for more space.

The director said the space now occupied by Day Break could be used for more community activities and events to serve the growing demand for services. She said a site is available for the new Day Break, but she cannot disclose the location at this time. She said the site will be donated if the state awards the center's grant request.

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