- This year, resolve to do something different
- Christmas tree disposal, and holiday lights
- Pursue your dreams of a higher education
- Corvias’ free temperature monitoring system while you travel
- Green corner
- How to submit a service order
- Don’t be a victim of holiday crime
- Keeping resolutions on track
- January special office hours
Dear Eielson AFB Resident,
It’s nearly 2014. This month’s newsletter focuses on content that will be helpful to you as the new year quickly approaches and the winter continues to linger.
Speaking of the new year, have you made your 2014 resolutions yet? Forget the routine promises. Try something creative with these resolutions:
• Keep a journal. Spend a few minutes every day or so writing down your thoughts—not your daily schedule or your upcoming appointments. Let your mind wander.
• Read more. Vary your reading habits and explore different topics.
• Learn something new. Take a class in something unrelated to your job or your usual hobbies. Mastering new skills can refresh your outlook on life.
• Meet new people. Make a positive effort to make new friends this year (or professional contacts). Look for gatherings of people whose interests match yours.
• Create something. Paint a picture, or write a poem. You’ll find satisfaction in achieving personal goals and motivation to keep trying new things.
• Volunteer. Find a cause you support, and offer your time and service. You’ll meet new people and enjoy the feeling of helping out with an important cause.
Regardless of your resolution choices, I would be remiss not to say that the Corvias community team and I have all greatly enjoyed serving you this year. We look forward to doing so for many years to come.
Corvias Military Living
Thank you for placing your Christmas tree next to your trash container on your trash collection day. Don’t forget to remove all tinsel, lights, and other decorations before discarding your tree. As a reminder, trash will be collected on Thursday, December 26 during Christmas week.
You may illuminate your holiday lights until May 20.
Are you the parent of a high school senior and/or the spouse of an active-duty service member? Are you considering college for you and/or your child next year, but worried how you will pay for it? Look no further - Corvias Foundation may be able to help! Each year, the Foundation awards $50,000 scholarships and $5,000 grants. Go to corviasfoundation.org to learn more and to access the Foundation’s online applications.
With the holiday season in full swing and temperatures well below zero, we encourage you to take advantage of our free resident services.
Corvias is pleased to offer Sensaphone temperature monitoring systems for use while you are away from your home for an extended period of time. The Sensaphone system monitors the interior temperature of your home and will alert the Corvias maintenance team if the temperature drops below a set point.
In addition to the Sensaphone, you can register your home with the Community Office for House Watch. By registering for House Watch, the Corvias team will make a routine check of the property and can take appropriate actions as needed.
We offer these services to help provide peace of mind while you travel and will allow our team to catch any potential issues before they become emergencies.
How can you stay warm and save energy this winter? Dress for the season! If your home feels chilly, try putting on another layer of clothing, such as a sweater or jacket, before turning up the thermostat.
Living on base offers value and convenience in several ways, such as Corvias’s fantastic maintenance team. As a reminder, you may submit maintenance service requests to the Corvias Community Office in one of the following ways:
• Maintenance line: (907) 372-2302
• Office: 354 Broadway Street, Amber Hall, Suite 215
The Community Office is open Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
All maintenance requests are handled by the Corvias maintenance team. Service requests fall into one of three categories – emergency, urgent or routine – that will determine its priority.
For a complete description of work order procedures and explanation of priorities, please refer to the Resident Responsibility Guide.
The holidays are the peak season for crime nationwide. Using good judgment can help keep your family safe.
• Lock your car doors, roll up windows, and secure your valuables each time you exit your car.
• Store valuable items out of view in your car and remove any suction cup marks from your windshield. Store holiday packages in your trunk and keep receipts with you.
• If you have a garage, close your garage door, and secure all exterior doors and windows before leaving home.
• When traveling out of town, ask a friend or neighbor to check your mail and pick up newspapers from your yard. Install timers to turn lights on and off during evening hours.
Setting a New Year’s resolution on January 1 is easy, but sticking with it for the next 364 days can be tough. Service members and their families have a resource to help keep those resolutions going in 2014.
Military One Source, a one-stop-shop of information, resources, and tools provides assistance to help the military and family members in any aspect of life. The most popular areas include work-life balance, a healthier lifestyle, and relationship improvement.
Military One Source also offers free and confidential non-medical counseling. For your convenience, counseling is available in-person, online, or by phone. Counselors address everyday stressors, relationship concerns, deployment and reintegration, financial management, and many other issues.
To learn more about the services offered by Military One Source, visit www.militaryonesource.mil or call (800) 342-9647.
- January 1 – New Year’s Day – Corvias Community Office Closed
- January 20 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Corvias Community Office Closed