As an Eleanor Roosevelt Circle (ERC) senior resident, I thank the citizens of Davis for caring to build housing for seniors. I actually came here to evaporate peacefully into nothingness. Just the opposite happened. Living in this caring environment, I sprouted a whole new branch. Here atERC, we developed an enhanced community by engaging residents in setting policies we would live by. That was a huge transfusion for me, a wearied activist.
ERC is a senior renewal program. It inspires some of us to grow vegetables in our raised planter beds. Others manage our ERC’s variety store which also serves as a conversation hub. A few of us participated in the UCD, Olli, senior continuing education classes held on our site. I participated in all of this which led to Volunteer opportunities for various committees with the City of Davis. I so loved working with the Human Relation’s Committee and on special projects like the annual Martin Luther King Celebration.
Although I have my health challenges and live full time from a wheelchair, I am working on the completion of my life’s project, mental health services for infants and toddlers. As an intern in a post-doctorate program, I had the chance to build a baby playgroup with the Davis Community Church. I have since opened a part-time practice.
This energy flowing through my senior years comes directly from the Davis Community through the Eleanor Roosevelt Circle, thank you. Davis is a uniquely qualified community to establish new models of senior housing. Please vote yes on Proposition L to house more seniors.
Diane C. Evans LCSW/Ph.D