This new environment will provide the opportunity for more inclusive activities and learning that is based on individual interests.
Phase I Renovations
The Lowry Center provides services to a diverse population of individuals ranging from services for the medically frail, aging, as well as those with autism. It will be converted from a 1980s-era aging classroom model into a dynamic and flexible space that will ensure that every person is treated with respect and dignity and each can achieve independence through meaningful relationships and community participation.
This welcoming state-of-the-art care giving environment will provide the opportunity for more inclusive activities and learning that is based on individual interests. It will be responsive to the needs of older people who have changing physical needs, and to all those who have unique physical and behavioral needs.
Transformation of classrooms into learning/work suites
Learn more about our new Learning/Work Suites.
Changes to new suite entryways
Renovations will address congestion and significant crowding in hallways. Alternate entrances to suites will decrease congestion, noise and confusion, and increase safety, particularly during arrivals and departures.
The new lobby will be fully accessible to people using adaptive equipment. Renovations will maximize natural lighting, provide a secure entrance and lobby for welcoming visitors and those who participate in services.
The building’s HVAC systems, which are original to the building and nearly three decades old, will be updated to be energy efficient and more comfortable. Since current parking is inadequate, extra parking will be added. Additional exterior work also needs to be completed on the building
Phase II – New Addition at the Lowry Center
Phase Two at the Lowry Center will involve the construction of a new 5,200 sq. ft. accessible space attached to the existing building. This new area will provide for:
- An enclosed open atrium that will allow for more sunlight light and present a warm, inviting
place for meetings, interaction, relaxation and quiet reflection.
- Flexible space for a variety of services and supports including more community center inclusive activities.
- An accessible and secure exterior courtyard to allow people to move more freely and enjoy the outdoors.