The mission of the Powell County Council on Aging is to maintain a system providing services to Senior Citizens which enables them to remain independent and dignified especially those with social and economic needs.
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except holidays
Please call for an appointment to ensure availability of staff members
409 Missouri Ave., Suite 109
Deer Lodge, MT 59722
(406) 846-3891 fax
(406) 846-1888 Powell County Transit
Dodie Rennfield ‑ Program Coordinator
Brandi Schwab – Transit Manager
Powell County Transit
Check out the Powell County Transit web site
Open to ALL ages. Under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult
Monday – Friday: 8:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. (except holidays)
A $1 contribution is the suggested fare for travel within Deer Lodge.
FTA rules require masks on public transit vehicles for driver and riders; social distancing; vehicles sanitized daily
Phone: 846-1888 Please call 20 minutes before you need the ride
Now offering twice monthly trips to Butte and Anaconda and once per month to Missoula. Call 846-9789 for schedule and fares. Other towns and dates may be available on request
Please refer to bottom of this web page for new Title VI nondiscrimination information
Commodity Supplemental Food Program
Could you benefit from a monthly supply of food staples? If you are over 60 years of age, a Montana resident, and meet income qualifications, you may qualify for the Montana Commodity Supplement Food Program! Call 406-846-9789 for more information.
Light housekeeping duties
Limited inventory of medical equipment Free of charge
Information and Assistance Program
Connecting Seniors to available resources
State Health Insurance Assistance Program
Contact the State Health and Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) for more information
Local SHIP counselors are available for Medicare help at 846-9789.
Home Visiting Nurse Program
Free half-hour medically directed home visits which may include vital checks, medication management and education/prevention. Now managed by Powell County EMS through the Community Integrated Health Services program at the hospital. Talk to your physician for a referral.
Lawn Care/Snow Shoveling Program
Limited funds available to reimburse lawn care costs. Income requirements.
LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)
Provide assistance in filling out forms
LIEAP program information
Property Tax Assistance Program
Must be filed with local Department of Revenue
FREE Tax Help Available Locally During Tax Season
For those of low to moderate income, and especially those over 50, your taxes do not have to be a struggle! A trained and certified volunteer will be at a local AARP Foundation Tax Aide site soon. Volunteers will prepare and e-file your state and federal income taxes for you. Call Brandi Schwab at the Powell County Courthouse to schedule an appointment–846-9789 extension 2 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Powell County Transit is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination in the receipt of its services or programs on the basis of race, color or national origin or any other characteristics protected by state or federal law, including: the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. Further, under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, no entity shall discriminate against an individual with a physical or mental disability in connection with the provision of transportation service. To this end Powell County Transit updated its Title VI program, as required by the Federal Transit Administration, and is available for review.
To obtain more information on the Powell County Transit nondiscrimination obligations or to file a Title VI or ADA complaint, contact Nicole Cosby at the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) at 406.444.6334. You have the right to file a complaint of discrimination in writing no later than 180 calendar days after the date of the alleged discrimination. If you are unable to complete a written complaint, please contact MDT for assistance. Mail complaint to: 2701 Prospect Avenue, Helena, MT 59620.
Complaint forms may be obtained online
or a paper copy can be mailed to you by calling 406.444.6334. Those using a TTY may call 1.800.335.7592 or Montana Relay at 711.