SILVER KEY SENIOR SERVICES
Colorado Springs, CO
Silver Key Senior Services is a community non-profit to help the elderly in the Colorado Springs area. Due to the increased needs and number of senior citizens in Colorado Springs, Silver Key out grew their location. HB&A was tasked with helping them find and relocate to a more centrally located, bigger facility that could allow for expansion and encompass all their senior services from one site.
The initial project, in 2014, for Silver Key was the completion of a Master Plan. HB&A was tasked with helping Silver Key find a new home. HB&A analyzed the existing facilities used by Silver Key to meet their mission of providing services to older adults (over 60) in the Pikes Peak Region. Primary departments include administration, transportation, nutrition, counseling, logistics storage, meals-on-wheels kitchen, thrift
store, and medical devices. HB&A tabulated current space requirements, existing space condition assessment, and future space requirements for Silver Key operations and projections for future growth were included out to 2020. Demographic data was used to analyze location of volunteers and clients to determine an efficient future
location to minimize dead-end miles and costs associated with their location. Other sites were looked at, but Silver Key decided on a facility comprised of two separate buildings, that met their square footage needs, at 1605-1655 South Murray Boulevard. With the decision on location made, the next step was to design several renovations to customize the space for Silver Key’s various programs.
The first phase was to add a large commercial kitchen to the suite at 1655 South Murray Boulevard. This kitchen is utilized for the preparation of food for the Meals on Wheels and Golden Circle programs. A dining area was also designed to accommodate serving meals, on site, for the Golden Circle program.
In order to help seniors with emergency food supplies, the second phase, included the Food Pantry and Storage area, in building 1605 South Murray Boulevard. The food pantry/storage area was designed for donated food products to help seniors in need.
Besides helping seniors with food supplies and meals, a senior Thrift Store was added to 1605 South Murray Boulevard, as the third phase. The final phase will be the building out of the Case Management department at the same address.
The Silver Key Administration was able to move into 1625 South Murray Boulevard address with minimal modification.