- Message from the Business Director
- How to turn a picky eater into a healthy one
- Resident Energy Conservation Program
- Keeping resolutions on track
- Help us keep your community looking great
- Deadlines for Scholarship Applications
- Green corner
- Want to know what is happening in your community
- Upcoming Events
Happy New Year! The bringing in of a new year always makes me reflect and think about what I want to improve upon, professionally and personally. The New Year is a chance to start fresh, a time to set goals or to make significant changes. Sure, we can set resolutions any time of year; however this is the time of year more than any other when I think about how I can improve myself. Maybe it’s because another year has gone by, or perhaps it’s because I’ve had some time to reflect during the holidays, or maybe the date 1/1 gives me permission to wipe the slate clean.
Whatever the reason may be new goals and expectations are necessary for success. This is why our staff challenges themselves with creating new innovative goals to help our communities. Let’s move past the routine promises and mediocre goals and be innovative with your goals in 2017.
Here are a few examples of some great goals for 2017:
Stay in Touch
Feel like old friends (or family) have fallen by the wayside? It’s good for your health to reconnect with them. Research suggests people with strong social ties live longer than those who don’t.
The rewards of vacations last long after your suitcase is put away. Traveling allows us to tap into an adventure.
Save money by making lifestyle changes. Walk or ride your bike to work, or consider carpooling. Make a grocery list. Aimless supermarket shopping can lead to poor choices for your diet and wallet.
We sometimes think our own joy is tied to bettering ourselves, when in fact our happiness increases when we help others.
Get More Sleep
You probably already know that a good night’s rest can do wonders for your mood-and appearance. Sleep is more beneficial to your health than you might realize.
Regardless of your goal choices, our goal has and always will be to put you first! 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.
Do you have a picky eater in your family? Don’t miss these tips for how you can successfully convince your favorite picky eater to try new, healthy foods:
- Don't make a big deal about trying the new food. Instead, simply set the plate in front of your picky eater and let them explore the food for themselves.
- Make it fun. Draw smiley-faces on the healthy foods, or serve them in exciting cookie-cutter shapes. Offer peanut butter or yogurt as dip for fruit, and pair ranch dressing with steamed vegetables.
- Make it familiar. Mix the healthy food with other food they already like. For instance, add vegetables to pizza. Bake muffins with fruit or vegetables.
- Explain why healthy foods are important, but in a way the picky eater will understand and appreciate. A doughnut will not give them enough energy to climb the jungle gym or keep up with their friends in the pool.
- Eat the healthy food with the picky eater. If you show that eating a big salad or fish can be enjoyable, they may be more inclined to try it.
Keep in mind that the mock billing for the Resident Energy Conservation Program has begun and with the last bill being sent out in January. This program can save you money by rewarding you for living a green lifestyle, conserving energy and reducing your impact on the environment. Residents who conserve energy and are below the established utility baseline will be financially rewarded with a refund check, and those who do not conserve energy will be billed for their consumption above the established utility baseline.
Please note that you will receive your consumption report or mock bill after the actual usage period. For example, the consumption report or mock bill you receive in January will be for your usage December 1 – January 1.
We encourage you to review your utility consumption during the mock billing time period, as it will allow you and your family to make adjustments as needed before live billing begins in January. January 1 will begin the measurement for your live billing.
Please contact your Community Office for additional details or with any questions.
Setting a New Year’s resolution 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 2017.
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.
In addition to the information available Military One Source offers free and confidential non-medical counseling. For your convenience, counseling is available in person, online or by telephone. 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 go to: www.militaryonesource.mil or call (800) 342-9647.
We know you take pride in your home and community. Let’s work together to keep our community looking great. Below are a few Corvias policy reminders. If your home is not in accordance with these guidelines, please ensure that the necessary adjustments are made as soon as possible. Thank you for your cooperation!
- Once your trash and recycling is collected, we ask that you please bring your carts back to your home's designated storage area, in the back yard, or in the garage at the end of pick-up day.
- Don’t forget to clean up after your pet. Not only do we appreciate it, but so does the rest of the community!
Spread the word! Deadlines for the Corvias Foundation scholarships for children and spouses of active-duty service members are coming up soon. Applications for high school seniors are due February 9 and applications for spouses are due May 4. Applications are available online at corviasfoundation.org.
Still using plastic grocery bags at the Commissary? Consider bringing your own reusable bags. It takes a 15-year-old tree to produce 700 grocery bags.
Your community calendar can help you stay up-to-date on trash, recycling, lawn care, resident events and community activities.
You can even sync your community calendar with a personal Google calendar by clicking on the +Google button on the bottom right-hand corner of the calendar.
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January 2nd – New Year’s Day Observed – All Corvias Offices Closed
January 16th – Martin Luther King Day – All Corvias Offices Closed