2013-09-05 18:29:44 -
The Buckingham resident Dick Humphrey has a constant reminder of how special his grandson, David Humphrey, truly is. For David’s Eagle Scout project, he decided to build a dog park so the residents of the senior living community could have a convenient place to take their furry friends. For the young Houston man, it was quite a process to get from beginning to end. After first meeting with the executive director, Julie Fenske, to go over the plan he designed, David then had to gain approval from the resident council.
“My husband was an Eagle Scout, so I wanted to help out as much as I could,” said Fenske. “I thought it was admirable that he wanted to do a
project that would benefit local seniors. A lot of our residents have dogs, so this was a perfect fit for us here at The Buckingham.”
Once David had the thumbs up from Fenske and the resident council, he then had the task of raising funds for the material needed to construct the dog park. After a few weeks and many kind donations by family and friends, including residents of The Buckingham, the time had come to break ground. Enlisting the help of his fellow troop members, David began the project on a hot sunny Friday morning in August and devoted two full days to completing it. The dog park was an instant hit with the residents and helps build on the amazing reputation The Buckingham already has within the Houston community.
“I’m extremely proud of David and his friends for seeing this project though,” said Dick. “This dog park is used every day and has not only brought dogs together, but residents as well. It’s a great place to sit down and have a conversation with someone.”
ABOUT THE BUCKINGHAM
The Buckingham is Houston’s premier life care senior living community located in the heart of the Memorial neighborhood. Situated on a 17-acre site along Buffalo Bayou at 8580 Woodway Drive, The Buckingham offers resort-style services and amenities for active, independent seniors, as well as all levels of health care services on-site at The Plaza at The Buckingham. The community features 205 independent living residences; 42 private assisted living apartments; 16 private memory support apartments; and 60 private skilled nursing suites.
The Buckingham is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit senior living community sponsored by Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC), a Texas-based nonprofit organization that sponsors sister communities Edgemere in Dallas, Querencia at Barton Creek in Austin, The Stayton at Museum Way in Fort Worth, Mirador in Corpus Christi and The Barrington of Carmel in Indianapolis. For information visit www.buckinghamhouston.com, or call (832) 426-1372.