SRDA – Joseph H. Edwards Active Adult Center Expands

The Senior Resource Development Agency, Inc. (SRDA) in Pueblo, raised money to enclose the 2nd floor balcony area at the Joseph H. Edwards Active Adult Center.

This capital project will enable SRDA to increase its programming by providing a safe, comfortable, and quiet environment in which to participate.

To meet the needs of the aging population of Pueblo County and provide multi-use space for the larger community, SRDA is expanding usable space by enclosing a 1,100 square foot patio on the 2nd floor of the Joseph H. Edwards Active Adult Center. The Active Adult Center located in downtown Pueblo at 230 North Union Avenue, near the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk Project, City Hall, Historic Union Avenue District, and senior apartment complexes, houses the SRDA offices and its many comprehensive programs.

The newly enclosed space will provide our community and regular visitors — of all ages — with state of the art multi-purpose room(s) at no charge to non-profits and room rental for private sector meetings. The space has been designed to be used as one large room with complete audio/visual support to facilitate community-based meetings, trainings, physical, social and educational activities. Weidner Associates designed the project and Acorn Construction was awarded the contract to build it.  The projected completion of the enclosure is Spring of 2018.

“The overall goal of this capital expansion campaign is to create a functional space, enabling SRDA staff and community partners to deliver top-notch programming and services for the individuals of Pueblo County,” said SRDA Pueblo Executive Director, Steve Nawrocki. “The Board of Directors and leadership team at SRDA are excited to offer this space to the seniors of Pueblo and our community-at-large.”

The Daniels Fund, based in Denver, CO, generously contributed $60,000 to the project. Other significant funders include the Boettcher Foundation, El Pomar Foundation, Frank I. Lamb Foundation, E.M. Christmas Foundation, Bob and Doris Johnston Foundation, R.M. Watts Foundation and other local foundations, businesses, and individuals.

 

Editor’s Note:This article was Submitted by Nicky Nicholas, SRDA Development Consultant.  For more information, contact the SRDA Active Adult Center at  719-553-3442