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Please keep in mind that our office will be closed on Monday, September 5 in observance of this holiday. We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday! Wonderful Residents It’s our residents who make our community a wonderful place to call home. We just want to say thanks to all of you who do your part in making it the very best it can be. You add to the uniqueness of the community by doing the following: Driving slowly and carefully through the community. Parking in designated parking spaces. Taking the time to be sure trash is in its proper place. Keeping your televisions and music at a volume only you can hear. Treating all the amenities with respect and leaving them neat and tidy for the next person. Paying your rent on time, all the time. See You Later What a great pool season we’ve had! Thank you for making sure our pool was taken care of and that the pool rules were followed. The last day of our pool season will be ____________________. It’s a Win-Win! Refer your friends to _________________ (community). You’ll have great neighbors and will also receive $_________ once they sign a lease and move in. It’s a great time to have extra cash! Before Labor Day Before Labor Day, manufacturing workers were working 60-70 hour weeks, 6-7 days a week, barely making enough money to live. Children as young as five toiled in mills, mines and factories across the country. Unsafe working conditions, insufficient access to sanitary facilities, lack of breaks and fresh air were hardest on the very poor and immigrants. We’re thankful for those who committed their lives to making working conditions better for all. Happy Labor Day! “Plumb” Tired Is your faucet dripping? Does your toilet run after flushing? Is your tub or sink slow to drain? Don’t get “plumb” tired of dealing with these problems, and don’t feel you have to take matters into your own hands – simply give us a call. Waiting to report such problems may cause further damage and take longer to repair. Our qualified maintenance personnel can easily fix plumbing problems like these if you’ll just let the office know right away. Love to Learn As students go back to school, it’s a perfect time for non-students to continue to learn as well. Your local college, YMCA, and online programs will have options for you to learn new things such as English, science, government, psychology and more. Perhaps you never finished your degree. Now could be the perfect time. Want to express your creative side? There are classes in cake decorating, water color, music or creative writing. Search for them online, call your local community center or visit an art studio. It’s never too late to learn! Stovetop Fires Taking the proper precautions and knowing what to do in case of a fire can prevent injury or damage and can save lives. Here are some helpful hints: Turn off the burner or oven under the burning pot or pan. Smother a stovetop fire by covering it with a large lid. Don’t use water to put out a grease fire – it will only flare up. Use a fire extinguisher or large amounts of baking soda or salt to extinguish the fire. If you have a hood fan, make sure it is turned off so the fire is not drawn into the vent. Take care to protect your hair, hands and clothing before removing a burning pan from the stove. Call 911 if the need arises. National Pepperoni Pizza Day – Sept. 20 In the United States, pepperoni pizza makes up nearly 50% of all orders. Pepperoni was first mentioned in 1919 when Italian butcher and pizzeria shops started opening in the U.S. Pepperoni shares similarities with Italian salami, but it is an Italian-American creation. The pepperoni we know is a cured dry sausage that is finer and softer. So grab a slice of pepperoni pizza from your favorite pizzeria, or make your own pizza with your favorite toppings. Warm or Cool? We are entering the season when it may be too cool for the air conditioner but too warm for the heater, but switching back and forth from A/C to heat can be costly. Instead, try wearing warmer clothes, or cover up with a blanket instead of adjusting the thermostat when it gets cool. Soon temperatures will level off and you can turn the heat on and leave it on. We recommend that you test your heat before you need to use it to see if it is working properly. As always, call us immediately if there is a problem and we will service it as quickly as possible. Tips to Help a Child with Homework Read the instructions given by the teacher. Ask your child to explain the assignment to you. Look at sample problems or writings together. Focus on the quality of the effort made. Suggest a short break if they get stuck. Go over the assignment or problem with them at the end. Long-Distance Grandparents Grandparents Day is celebrated this year on September 11. Are you a long-distance grandparent? You can stay connected by becoming pen pals with your grandchildren. Everyone loves to receive mail! Here are some ideas: Start a continuous story back and forth in the mail. Ask questions in a letter requesting answers back. Create and correspond in your own secret code. Send an “open when” letter. Send them a letter “to be opened” on the first day of school or their birthday and explain how you felt when they were born. Support Your Community Want a great way to support your community? Find a school close by and start attending their home games. Football is in full swing, so go cheer on your school’s team, enjoy some good concession food and get in the school spirit! School sports are a great way to get involved in your local schools. Support their arts program too by attending band and theater productions. Autumnal Equinox The Autumnal Equinox takes place September 22, a time when the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night is nearly equal. It also marks the beautiful fall season with warm temperatures during the day and cooler temperatures in the evening. Fall Is Not Just a Season Falling can lead to serious injury. What can you do to help prevent falls? Have an annual medical review with your doctor. Make sure you are taking the medications that best fit your needs. Make sure your eyesight is checked every year as well. Get physical! Each year, you may lose 30% of your muscle strength – unless you actively work to maintain it. Good strength, balance and flexibility can mean the difference between missing a step or falling. There are so many wonderful activities to build up your strength: yoga, strength training, tai chi. Always wear non-slip shoes, even indoors. Get up slowly when you rise from bed or from a chair. Don’t carry too much. Use a non-slip shower mat in the tub or shower. Optional Articles If you would like to preview any of these articles, click the titles here to preview. 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