- Happy New Year!
- Tell us how we are doing!
- Refer a friend and win $250
- Christmas tree recycling program
- Holiday trash disposal
- Green Corner
- Garbage disposal
- Upcoming events
- Pursue your dreams of a higher education
- Military One Source
It’s January again. Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? Maybe this is the year to forget the boring, routine promises you won’t keep, like going to the gym every day and calling your parents once a week. Try resolving to be more creative in 2014 with these resolutions:
• Keep a journal. Spend a few minutes every day or so writing down your thoughts, feelings, dreams, and ambitions—not your daily schedule or your upcoming appointments. Let your mind wander; free-associate a little. You may be surprised at the ideas you generate.
• Read more. Vary your reading habits and explore different topics. If you usually read novels, try a biography. If you read only history, try a book on modern-day science. You’ll exercise your mind, and maybe find new connections between ideas.
• Learn something new. Take a class in something unrelated to your job or your usual hobbies—art, auto mechanics, philosophy, etc. 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, and network. The more people you know, the better equipped you are to learn and grow.
• Create something for the heck of it. Paint a picture, write a poem, or start a garden—not because you’ll get paid for it, but because you want to. 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.
The Corvias Military Living annual resident satisfaction survey began in December and will continue into January. Surveys are conducted by SatisFacts, an independent property management research firm.
SatisFacts will contact residents by email to complete a brief online survey. Participation is voluntary, but encouraged. Feedback is necessary to improve your experience. Contact your community office for more information.
We are looking for more great residents just like you! Any current resident, who refers a friend to live on post, will receive a $250 gift card once the applicant moves in! Contact your Community or Leasing Office for more information.
The Fort Polk Environmental and Natural Resources Management Division (ENRMD), in cooperation with Fort Polk Girl Scouts and Corvias Military Living are offering to recycle your real Christmas tree free of charge. The recycled trees will be used to improve aquatic habitat in recreational impoundments on post by providing habit and cover for fish.
Recycling is easy!
- Please remove all tinsel, lights and ornaments from your tree.
- Place trees on the curb side and Corvias will pick them up starting after Christmas.
- Christmas trees can also be dropped off at the ENRMD office, bldg 2543.
After the holidays, residents are often left with a lot of bulk trash and boxes. We ask that you please break down all boxes and place them in front of your home to be picked up on the date of your scheduled bulk trash pickup. Fold your boxes inside out - DON'T advertise your new goodies! All cardboard is recycled and not placed in a landfill.
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, before turning up the thermostat. In addition, be sure to check your ceiling fan is on a low speed and reversed to push the air up, and distribute the warm air evenly.
The holidays are the number one season for clogged sinks and sewer backups. To keep your pipes clear, dispose of grease, oils and fats with your regular trash. If poured down the sink, these fatty materials can harden along pipelines causing sewer backups.
To keep your garbage disposal working properly, do not use it to dispose of large quantities of food waste. Egg shells, potato skins, pasta, rice and other vegetables and meats can cause your garbage disposal to clog and jam. Large food scraps like these should be disposed of in your regular trash. Your garbage disposal should be used only to help wash down very small amounts of food that remain in your sink after washing dishes. Periodically, run some ice cubes through the disposer to keep it clean and fresh.
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.
- January 1 – New Year’s Day – All Corvias Offices Closed
- January 20 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day - All Corvias Offices Closed
Are you a high school senior or the spouse of an active-duty Service Member considering college next year, but worried how you will pay for it? Look no further - Corvias Foundation maybe able to help! Each year, the Foundation awards 10, $50,000 scholarships and 20, $5,000 grants. Go to corviasfoundation.org to learn more about the available scholarships and educational grants from Corvias Foundation. Applications are available on-line.
As you start 2014, it’s an opportunity to reflect on the past and look forward to fresh beginnings in the New Year. At the start of each year people make resolutions to start or stop doing something. Some of the most common are: having a better work-life balance, a healthier lifestyle and strengthening relationships.
Resolutions are not always easy to keep, but service members and their families have a resource available to help achieve their goal.
Military One Source, a one stop shop of information, resources and tools, provides assistance to help the military and family members in every aspect of life. In addition to the information available Military One Source offers free and confidential non-medical counseling. For your convenience, counseling is available face to face, 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.