BULLHEAD CITY – The community is invited to celebrate with the City of Bullhead City during a groundbreaking ceremony for the Senior Campus expansion project Monday, August 14, at 8 a.m. The brief morning ceremony will include a few speeches from dignitaries and the ceremonial turning of ground to mark the official beginning of the project’s construction phase.  

“After more than a year of planning, we’re incredibly excited to see this project breaking ground,” said Human Services Director Jeff Tipton. “It’s going to make a great difference for our seniors and our community.” 

The new senior campus expansion will add 9,000 square feet of space to the building, including 7,700 square footage of indoor activity and meeting space and 1,300 square feet of covered outdoor patio space.   

“With the added 7,700 square feet of indoor expansion, we will be able to not only expand our indoor activities but allow for individual space for activities that require a little more peace and quiet,” said Senior Services Program Manager Kim Cool. “The current nutrition center serves both as the nutrition and the activities center. This can be challenging for some of our seniors.”  

Construction of the new building will be completed by T.R. Orr, Inc. of Kingman, Arizona, over the next 10-12 months, with an emergency backup generator being added a month later.  
            “I would like to thank our Mohave County Supervisor, Hildy Angius, for the generous donation of 350,000.00 to fund the generator for this project to ensure power if there is an outage,” said Public Works Director Angie Johnson. “The lead time for a generator is 13 months.” 

The expansion is being funded through $1,031,696.00 of grant funding, in addition to $2,073,473.00 from the City’s General fund and $202,363.00 from the City’s general Contingency fund.