- Story Hour May 23
- Hidden Hazards: Blind Cord Safety
- You Could Win Big!
- How BAH Works
- Spouse Scholarship Applications due May 4
- Green Corner
- Thank you Thursday
- Community Yard Sale May 6
- Military Appreciation Month
- Community Pools Open May 27
- Community Garden
- PTSD Support Group
- Resident Reminder
- Want to know what is happening in your community?
- Upcoming Events
In partnership with the Center Library, Join us for Story Hour on May 23 at 9 am at the Allen Heights Community Center
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), corded window coverings are one of the top five hidden hazards in American homes, with infants and children dying each year from accidental strangling, is window cords. Since these blind and curtain cords are a serious risk for our children. Corvias wants to remind you and your family on the proper steps to staying safe. See brochure here.
Be sure to keep all window cords out of the reach of children. This includes ensuring that all furniture and toys are away from windows and if possible, moved to another wall. Examine all shades and blinds in the home. If your home does not have the cordless blind style, make sure there are no accessible cords on the front, side, or back of the product. Do not place cribs, beds, and furniture close to the windows because children can climb on them and gain access to the cords. Make loose cords inaccessible. If the window shade has looped bead chains or nylon cords, install tension devices to keep the cord taut.
Following these tips will help keep you and your family safe from this hidden hazard. More information can be found by visiting the Window Safety Cord Council’s website windowcoverings.org.
Tell us how we’re doing and you could win big! Keep an eye out on May 4th for an e-mail from ARMYHousingSurvey@celassociates.com containing a link to your 2017 Army Survey. This important survey will help ensure the continued success of the RCI program in meeting your needs and will help guide the Army and Corvias in the development of future improvements to your homes and services. The survey results are confidential, so please share your true opinions and thoughts. All residents who complete the survey will be entered into a weekly raffle to win $500 and one GRAND PRIZE winner will win $1500!
Your Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is the stipend the Department of Defense allocates to pay for the majority of rent and utilities. When you live on post, BAH includes rent, average utilities, fire and police services, municipal services, as well as services like lawn care, trash removal, pest control, home maintenance, community amenities, project costs and future improvements. Click here to learn more about how Corvias uses BAH.
Don’t forget! Applications for the Corvias Foundation $5,000 Educational Grants for spouses of active-duty service members are due Thursday, May 4. The application is available online at corviasfoundation.org.
Take advantage of spring weather! While the temperatures outside are comfortable, use a window or ceiling fan instead of the air conditioner. A fan only requires a tenth of the energy needed to run an air conditioner.
Come by the Community Office every Thursday from 1 to 4 pm for a treat and a prize from the treasure chest.
Now is your chance! Host a yard sale in your own yard or find special treasures at your neighbors' yard on Saturday, May 6. Contact your Community Office to register.
Stay tune for we will have activities throughout the month of May in recognition of Military Appreciation. We will keep you posted with event dates and times.
Nothing beats the neighborhood pool on a hot summer day! Corvias has resort-style swimming pools at Fort Rucker for residents to enjoy. Located at the community centers, pools open May 27. Click here for the pool schedule. To ensure we have a safe fun-filled summer here are the pool rules.
Calling all gardeners-there are plots available in the Fort Rucker Community Garden! We garden organically, share tools, and have shared plots for salad greens and herbs. Plot dues are $10 per year. Contact the Fort Rucker Community Garden page on Facebook for more information
Join us at the Spiritual Life Center every Tuesday. The main objectives of the PTSD Education Group is to educate about PTSD and to teach coping skills to manage PTSD symptoms.
In accordance with the Resident Responsibility Guide Section 4-7, pets are to be kept on a leash (not to exceed 15 feet in length) and under the owner’s supervision and control at all times when outside of the home or yard.
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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May 4: Spouse Scholarship Deadline
May4-Jun 2: Army Survey
May 23: Story-Hour-Allen Heights