CHAMPIONS OF COLOUR TO THE RESCUE: BARBADIAN SENIOR CITIZENS VILLAGE GETS FACE LIFT
Residents at the Soroptimist Senior Citizens Village in Eden Lodge would recently have been jumping to a different tune following a much needed facelift thanks to the members of the Barbados Defence Force and Harris Paints.
It was a collaborative effort from the Defence Force and Harris Paints and was a part of their respective community outreach programmes.
Soroptimist International Barbados had approached both Harris Paints and the Defence Force to assist in the maintenance of what is now their oldest and largest community project – the Senior Citizens Village.
“The 24 housing units require ongoing maintenance and funding and because it is not a profit making venture (the residents only pay a nominal rent which is less than market value) the Club has to find creative ways of maintaining the property” stated President of the Club, Danielle Maycock. “We are therefore very grateful to Harris Paints and the Barbados Defence Force for giving of their time and high quality products to assist in the upgrade to the units at the Village. The residents are extremely happy with the 10 peach coloured units which we had painted this time around.” She added.
“When we heard that the Defence Force was going to be doing the painting that made it even easier as we were assured that our products would have been capably applied which of course enhances the durability of the job” he added.