“I really love it here,” Connie says. “I’ve made friends and I feel safe. I like that people here check on each other. This is the nicest place I’ve ever lived in.”
Connie is like many of the residents of Bivins Village. In her late 70s, she is a widow who moved in because the home she had owned for many years was falling apart. The taxes and upkeep were just too much. Living in a secure place has made a big difference in Connie’s life.
Bivins Village, an affordable housing complex for senior adults, is located at 3201 Tee Anchor Blvd. in Amarillo. Its 120 residents take part in many activities, including birthday parties, Bible study and weekly wellness checks. The apartments, cottages and grounds are beautifully maintained, and the facility stays full, a testament to the growing need for affordable senior housing.
“Our goal here is to keep Connie and all our residents independent as long as possible,” said Lori Johnson, property manager.