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Advisory Board

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 – Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except holidays. Closed Friday for the Summer.
Please call for an appointment to ensure availability of staff members

409 Missouri Ave., Suite 109
Deer Lodge, MT 59722

(406) 846-9789
(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)
$1 Fare each way within Deer Lodge.  Discounted punch cards available from drivers; hardship passes also available by application”

        Phone: 846-1888 Please call 30 minutes before you need the ride

Out of town roundtrip rides offered to Butte ($30), Anaconda ($20), Helena ($40) or Missoula ($40). Ride costs can be split among riders and some discounted days also available. For all out of town trips, please call 846-9789 ext.2, at least 1 week in advance to schedule.

Other towns and dates may be available on request
Please refer to bottom of this web page for new Title VI nondiscrimination information

Generation Network Volunteer Program

A weekly volunteer program to improve senior and person with disability lives by enabling the caring power of our community through volunteers to provide companionship and support. Volunteer Application. Participant Application.

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.

Home-maker Services

Light housekeeping duties

Loan Closet

Limited inventory of medical equipment Free of charge

Information and Assistance Program

Connecting Seniors to available resources

State Health Insurance Assistance Program

Information on programs helping to pay Medicare costs is here
Information on the Big Sky Rx program can be found here

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

Property Tax Assistance Program qualifications
Property tax reduction for those who qualify
Owner must occupy for last 7 months and own home
Complete Form PPB-8 Due April 15

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Property Tax Benefits information
Form PPB-8A Due April 15

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

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.

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