Senior Bees is located on property owned by Truth or Consequences Housing Authority (TCHA). This past Spring, as a TCHA resident and representative for Villa del Sol (VDS) Senior Bees Inc., aka Senior Bees, I signed an agreement with TCHA management to work in cooperation with TCHA for the benefit of VDS residents. Having said that, it is important to note that TCHA is not, in any way, affiliated with Villa del Sol Senior Bees. Inc.
A 5 phase, 2-year Construction plan was approved by TCHA Executive Director, Steven Rice. All 5 Phases will be ADA/HUD compliant and open for the enjoyment of residents and guests alike. We are working with TCHA Management to make this Intergenerational Community Education area green.
Upon completion of Phase 1 of our plan, we hosted our 1st educational event, which was held this past April; it was a huge success.
Firefighters from the Arrey-Derry Fire Dept. came and showed participants how to properly use a fire extinguisher; we learned how to make a small solar panel to charge our cell phones; a resident facilitated a hands-on intergenerational gardening demonstration; other residents set up educational booths which covered topics such as Emergency Preparedness, Older Americans Month, International Guitar Month, Earth Day & Recycling, National Zucchini Bread Day, and of course, Volunteerism. Great fun was had by all participants.
Phase 2 of our plan was scheduled to be completed this past September. Due to extenuating circumstances, this phase has not been completed. Upon completion, this phase will consist of concrete foundational frames which will house 5 Solar Ovens and 2 indigenous coolers.
Phases 3 & 4 consist of building wooden raised beds around the perimeter of our Community Garden area, and building concrete raised beds in the corner of Serenity Park.
Phase 5 includes building a short, decorative fence around Serenity Park.
We have been given a price of $5,000 to complete our project; therefore,
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