GILA RIVER INDIAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 1 SENIOR CENTER
This Senior Center is a safe gathering space for Senior’s of the District 1 Community and provides social interaction, friendship, activities and nutritious meals. Interior spaces include a large multipurpose room with volleyball courts, a commercial kitchen, fitness room, private senior organization room and administration offices.
Best practices were incorporated in the design to include considerations for elderly limitations. The exterior was designed to have a residential feel and a large covered patio area along with outdoor cooking area, landscaped gardens and fire pit provides a restful sense of place. The facility is designed for multiple uses centered around chair volleyball courts – their main recreation activity.
The intent was to provide both interior and exterior spaces where the elders can share their life experiences and Tribal history with the young Community members.
DWL worked side-by-side with Community elders in creating a facility that would be a home away from home.
DWL is committed to continuing our long-standing relationship with the Community.