Saturday, February 24, 2007

Spring fiesta in Santa Rita Park planned for May 19

Spring fiesta planning will happen at the Mar 7 meeting (info below).

Plan to be there for a fun Sunday afternoon in the park May 19.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Homeowners 60+ can get $4k for home repairs

TUCSON -- Homeowners in Pima County 60 years and older can apply for up to $4,000 in home repair assistance.

Deadline for applications is April 14.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Healthy Neighborhoods update -- Drachman Inst.

Dear Santa Rita Park Neighborhood Association Members,

We appreciated your time and interest in the Building Healthy Neighborhoods Project and were excited about the discussion we had at your February 7th meeting. Our Building Healthy Neighborhood Project team came away with a sense of how the Neighborhood Association wanted to proceed.

In the meeting we attended, there was a lot of discussion about neighborhood improvements, including considerable focus on Santa Rita Park.

One of the suggestions for how to gather general information and improve communication within the neighborhood, was to hold a community / Health Festival in Santa Rita Park.

This event could have booths for raising health awareness; screenings, games, activities and prizes, information sharing, gardening sign up, Neighborhood Watch or safe neighborhood sign up, a neighborhood / park improvements Table..etc.

If that is step one, then things for the neighborhood to consider are:

1.) If a Community Meet & Greet event was to take place, what months would draw a larger audience? (April/ May/June/July/August...?)

2.) What specific focus would Santa Rita Park Neighborhood like to see at this event?

3.) Who are neighborhood leaders that could head up planning & coordination?

The Neighborhood Association also sought assistance with getting a newsletter going instead, of the simple card that goes to residents currently.

Our Building Health Neighborhoods team would like to attend another Neighborhood Association meeting, to gather more information and help plan the next step.

Jean McClelland, Kirsten Hoak & Lauve Metcalfe
Drachman Institute
University of Arizona


SRPNA thanks the Drachman Inst. We will meet again with them in Mar or Apr to continue planning on this and more. DRP

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Action planning Feb 24; Monthly meeting March 7

What do you want in the neighborhood? ¿Qué deseas en la vecindad?

planning/planeamiento: Sat., Feb 24, 2-4pm, Santa Rita Park, SE corner of 4th Av. & 21st St.
Wed., Mar 7, 5:30-6:30pm. Sam Lena Library/ Biblioteca, 1607 S. 6th Av., S. Tucson

Unite for quality of life. Unir para la calidad de la vida.

projects/proyectos: healthy neighborhoods, fun public events, park improvements, traffic control, safety; vecindades sanas, acontecimientos del público de la diversión, mejoras del parque, control de tráfico, seguridad

Contact: Daniel R. Patterson, President, 906.2159; Oscar Rendon, VP, 882.0616

Friday, February 2, 2007

SRP picked for UA Healthy Neighborhoods plan

TUCSON -- It's just been learned that the Drachman Institute's HUD project "Building Healthy Neighborhoods" (BHN) will work with the Santa Rita Park Neighborhood to explore ways to pursue healthy lifestyles, healthy homes, and a healthy neighborhood for our residents.

Be a part of this exciting project's first strategy session: Wed. Feb 7, 6pm, Sam Lena Library

Big thanks to Viki Rambo, SRPNA Secretary for working hard on this.