Exciting Outdoor Renovations Underway at The Monarch

Future Eagle Scout Takes on Garden Project at Senior Living Community: Ribbon Cutting Set for Opening of Bluebonnet Trail

Richardson, Texas, Nov. 10, 2020 – When a local Boy Scout thought about ideas for his Eagle Scout Service Project, he didn’t have to look further than his grandmother’s home. Thomas Lee Hermann recently completed the challenge of renewing the trail and constructing raised gardens and benches for his grandmother and other residents of The Monarch at Richardson, an assisted living and memory care community.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will herald the opening of the new Bluebonnet Trail at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17 at the community located at 1493 Richardson Dr., Richardson. The 17-year-old Garland resident will be recognized for his contributions by special guests including Richardson Mayor Paul Voelker.

“Thomas has given the residents a true gift especially in this time of the pandemic when the residents really appreciate their time outdoors in nature,” said Kim Horn, The Monarch at Richardson general manager. “He embodies the true generous spirit of the Boy Scouts.”

Garland’s attempt to reach the rank of Eagle Scout is extremely rigorous. Only 6.5 % of all eligible Boy Scouts earn the Eagle rank. The most intense aspect of the project is planning and executing the service project that benefits the community.

The improved outdoor recreation area is one of several changes underway at The Monarch. The senior living community is currently undergoing an $850K renovation project including a new movie theater, updates to all gathering spaces and completely new décor. The renovation reflects true Texas culture.

In addition, the community will boast new patio furniture for more outdoor enjoyment. The renovation is expected to be completed before the end of the year.

A message from the General Manager, Kim Horn at The Monarch.

Check out the photos below of the completed Bluebonnet trail at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. For more information on The Monarch’s new renovations click here.