Test Form Community InformationCommunity Name* Contact Name* Contact Email* Contact Phone The following information is included on your newsletter. Please verify:Staff Same as Last Newsletter Staff Changes (Name, Title) Staff Changes (if any) Office Hours Same as Last Newsletter New Office Hours Office Hour Changes (if any) Custom Newsletter Articles & Content PLEASE SELECT 5 TO 8 ARTICLES The following optional articles provided are for your convenience. Choose from these or submit your own articles, events or announcements. We welcome you to modify/edit any articles to meet your specific needs. EZ OPTION Short staffed or short on time? Select our EZ OPTION and provide us with any staff changes or important dates. We will select appropriate articles for you and send you a proof to get final approval. It’s a New Year! We are honored to have all of you here as residents. After all, you are the reason we’re here. Making a community work and run smoothly isn’t easy. It takes the efforts of the management team and you, our residents, working together. We invite all of you to make a resolution to become involved in making your community the very best it can be. Feel free to share any ideas you have that will help make our community an even nicer place to call home. Our office will be closed ____________ in observance of the New Year. Remember, fireworks are NOT ALLOWED in our community. Give Your Piggy Bank a Boost! Does it seem your piggy bank is losing weight, especially after the holidays? Well, let us help! Simply refer a friend, family member or colleague to live at our community and you will receive a Resident Referral worth $_____! It’s that easy to make some extra money and to get great neighbors! Call the office for details on how you can plump up your favorite piggy (bank, that is)! It’s Time To Go Looking for a place to dump your live Christmas tree? Remember, our dumpsters are for trash only. A drop-off site for your discarded tree is provided at ____________. A Man with a Dream Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a man with firm convictions. He believed in non-violent demonstrations to draw attention to the inequality of people in America. He received the Nobel Peace Prize at the age of 35. His inspiring “I Have a Dream” speech offered hope of peace to a struggling nation and has become a resounding call to all Americans today. Let’s make his dream our reality! Be Careful of Icy Areas Please use extreme caution when outside this winter. As a courtesy to our residents, we try our best to keep the primary walkways and stairways around our property clear of snow and ice. Unfortunately, we cannot clear all areas. Remember, ice is often difficult to see, and compressed snow gets very slick. Please be careful! Avoid Frozen Pipes Pipes can freeze during periods of freezing temperatures. To prevent your pipes from freezing and possibly bursting, drip both the hot and cold faucets, especially if the pipes are located on an outside wall. It will also be helpful to open the cabinet doors to allow warm air to circulate around the pipes. Make sure you know where and how to cut off the water during a plumbing emergency. For sinks, you can find it under the sink, usually inside the cabinet. The toilet cut-off is located under the tank extending from the wall. Brrr! It’s Cold! The wind is blowing and the temperature is dropping, and the last thing you want to do is go out into the cold to take your trash to the dumpster. Please remember, trash cannot be left in hallways or breezeways. It will take only a moment to dispose of your trash properly, then you will be back into your warm and comfortable home and our community will continue to look great. Time to Update Has your information changed from the time you signed your lease? Phone number, email, emergency contact? If so, please stop by the office and give us a heads up. You can also email your information to ______________. Fit Getting Fit Into Your Schedule Winter months are great for focusing on your spring and summer fitness. Now is the time to take advantage of our fitness center. You’ll find everything you need to make sure you accomplish your goals. New Furry Friend If Santa brought you a new pet, don’t forget the following to make sure all are happy: Have your pet properly vaccinated. Be sure your pet has a collar with ID and rabies tag. Begin house training immediately. Talk to a vet about different methods. Schedule your pet to be spayed or neutered. Register your pet with our office so we can welcome our new resident and review our community pet policies with you. Insure Those Items No matter what presents you received during the holidays, make sure all the contents of your home are insured. Big ticket items, jewelry, furniture – it would cost a small fortune to replace everything. The good news is renter’s insurance is very affordable. Call your insurance agent today. Write It Down In today’s world it’s just easier and faster to send someone a text or an email. January 8-14 is Universal Letter Writing Week. It’s so much fun to receive an actual letter in the mail, and you probably know someone who would enjoy receiving one. Sit down and write that special someone a note telling them how much they mean to you. It will put a smile on their face, probably more than a text will! Winter Driving Tips Clear your vehicle of all snow before driving so you can see properly. Keep plenty of space between you and the vehicle ahead of you. Apply brakes earlier than usual when coming to a stop. Turn on your headlights during inclement weather for added visibility. Be extra careful on ramps or bridges. Do not use cruise control in slippery conditions. Be sure you and all your passengers are properly buckled up or in appropriate child safety seats. It Just Makes Cents Due to holiday markdowns, now is the time of year to save on items you need and want. Christmas wrapping paper – Stock up for next year’s presents. Holiday decorations – Anywhere from 50-90% off, these savings help get you some new items for next year. If your decorations have seen better days, now is the time to buy! Winter gear – Coats, hats, gloves, etc. can be at great prices. There’s still a lot of cold weather left. For kids, buy a year ahead. Organization tools such as totes and bins may be on sale. January is great for getting organized. Keep Your Mind Sharp Your brain changes with age and can impact how well it works over time. Take steps to stay sharp. Control your cholesterol and blood pressure levels, don’t smoke, limit alcohol, and get some exercise. Here are some ways to help your brain. Socialize more – with new or older friends. Playing games of any type can help keep the brain healthy. Learn something new. The internet is full of classes – from finances to crafts. Join a book club. Play an instrument. Winter Fun Facts Fish can survive in polar regions due to chemicals in their blood that prevent them from freezing, much like antifreeze in a car. 75% of gas grill owners continue using their grills during the winter. During the cold winter of 1995-1996 Hell, Michigan was in the news when it froze over. Alaska has the longest coastline in the United States, measuring 6,640 miles, greater than that of all other states combined. Optional Articles If you would like to preview any of these articles, click the titles here to preview. 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