In 1971, the Senior Connection started services for seniors with a weekly lunch at the Miner’s Club in Hailey, Idaho. By 1982, Tommy Farr (current member) learned that there were grant monies available for these services for nonprofits. Farr and his friends applied for the 501 (c) 3 status for a nonprofit, and it was granted in 1983. They also received $250,000 to construct the current Center at 721 3rd Avenue South in Hailey, Idaho. Later in 2012, a capital campaign was started to add the south dining room, fitness center, and movie theater. What started as a weekly luncheon has now grown into daily lunches, Monday–Friday, and 9 additional senior programs and services.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has”—Margaret Mead