- Last days of pool season
- Are you prepared?
- Suicide awareness: Recognize the signs and know the resources
- Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
- Girls on the run
- Green Corner
- Resident responsibility guide
- Want to know what is happening in your community?
As a reminder, Labor Day is the last day of the pool season. The pool will be open on Labor Day from 11am-8pm. We hope you had a chance to enjoy the pool this summer. See you next year!
If a catastrophic disaster were to occur today, would you be prepared? Would you have an emergency kit ready for use? If you and your family were separated, would you know what to do? September is National Preparedness Month and it is the perfect time to evaluate if you and your family are prepared for an emergency or disaster.
- Be informed. When relocating find out what disasters are most likely to happen in your area.
- Make a Communication Plan. Discuss how you will communicate with each other if you are separated and designate one or two out-of-state contacts who you can call to “check in”.
- Build an Emergency Supply Kit. The kit should include basic items your household would need in the event of an emergency.
To learn more about preparing for emergencies: http://www.ready.gov/
Come out to an installation event on Wednesday, September 30th from 6-8pm at the Bayside Community Center for safety demonstrations and information on preparing for emergencies. Bring the kids to check out the fire trucks and other emergency vehicles that respond during emergencies. Don’t miss the K-9 demonstrations.
Service Members and their families are strong and face many adventures throughout their military career. Military life can also be stressful at times and some may start to feel isolated, overwhelmed, or angry when dealing with challenging situations. These reactions can be common responses to life events. However, these feelings may be signs of more serious conditions. People coping with challenges may feel like there is no escape from their symptoms, leading them to have thoughts of suicide. If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) – press ‘1’ for the Military Crisis Line or send a text to 838255. You can also visit www.militarycrisisline.net.
If you or someone you know is talking about suicide get them assistance immediately with these three steps – Ask, Care, Escort. Ask your loved one if they are thinking of killing themselves. Care for your loved one – actively listen to show understanding, remove any means that could be used for self-injury. Escort your loved one – never leave them alone! Escort them to their chain of command, a chaplain, a behavioral health professional, or primary care provider.
Do you know what 5210 stands for?
- 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables
- 2 or few hours of screen time
- 1 or more hours of physical activity
- 0 sweetened beverages
September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and a perfect opportunity to encourage children to eat healthier and get active. Click here to learn more about 5210 and check out Let’s Move. Find out about upcoming CYSS sports and fitness programs here.
Girls On the Run is coming to APG! This physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade teaches life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. Click here for more information about Girls on the Run. Check out the flyer for registration details.
Keep your refrigerator and freezer at the right temperature. The refrigerator should be between 38° F and 42° F and the freezer between 0° F and 5° F.
Did you know the Resident Responsibility Guide is online? The rules and guidelines in the guide help ensure a safe and peaceful community for all residents. Find information and answers to questions you may have about housing policies, procedures and services.
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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Upcoming events and important dates:
- September 7: Happy Labor Day; Community Office hours 9-1pm. Pool hours 11am-8pm.
- September 11: We Remember
- September 13: Grandparents Day
- September 18: Happy Birthday to the Air Force
- September 23: First Day of Autumn
- September 23: Golf Tournament – Driving Away Domestic Violence
- September 26: New York City Bus Trip
- September 30: Disaster Preparedness Community Event; Bayside Community Center 6-8pm