- Message from the Business Director
- Ice Rink Now Open!
- Thank you!
- Office Hours Changing Effective December 5th, 2016
- Changes to Trash Schedule
- Apply for a Scholarship today!
- Fire safety tips for the holidays
- Holiday reminders
- Green corner
- Want to know what is happening in your community
- Upcoming Events
Wow, can you believe how fast 2016 has gone by? As we enter the final month of the year and full on holiday season focus on how much we have achieved together and how much further we have to go. 2016 saw the announcement that the F35 missions are coming to Eielson, which for Corvias and our residents meant the need to keep all of our 910 homes and how to move forward with the right plan for housing and to meet the needs of our residents in a very different way than was planned. I want to thank each and every one of you for your understanding and patience as we have and will continue to work through those challenges.
As you spend time with family and friends remember to take care of yourself. Here are a few tips to help get through, what a lot of us, consider to be a happy, but stressful time.
- Get lots of Sunlight! Funny thought as we enter into the darkest part of the year I know, but there are to accomplish this very important tip. Happy lights are very easy to find in stores and come in many different sizes and prices. Sit in front of a window where the sun shines through.
- Take a big sniff of citrus! Yes citrus has been shown to help with relaxation and stress relief. It has also been found to decrease depression, anxiety, anger, and fatigue.
- Get out and walk! There are so many benefits to just walking, just 10 minutes of brisk walking can elevate your mood for 2 hours. It helps prevent weight gain during the back to back diet breaking parties. It also helps increase your memory.
- Don’t overdo it! Simple right? For most of saying no is so hard, but try saying no just once this holiday season. Make your goal to do less and enjoy the little things more.
- Laugh! Can you believe that something as simple as laughing reduces stress, anxiety, and depression? It also has been shown to decrease pain and strengthen your immune system. Hey and the best benefit is it burns calories (10 to 15 minutes of laughter a day burns 40 calories, so eat another piece of pie and tell another joke!
- Create new customs! It is hard to be so very far away from family and while keeping with our usual customs can be comforting it can also create some sadness. Try something different!
- Go technology free! It has been found that constant smart phone usage causes increase in depression, back problems, nerve damage, stress, and anxiety. For women in particular it keeps their bodies in fight or flight mode every time the phone notification goes off. What better time to shut off our phones and just focus on our friends and family!
- Eat something spicy! Spicy foods cause your brain to release endorphins, increase circulation, and give your moods a lift.
- Squeeze here! Firmly press on the fleshy place between your index finger and thumb (hoku spot) for 30 seconds. It reduces stress and tension in your upper body.
Looking forward to sharing 2017 with all of you!
Grab your gear and strap on those skates!
Your Eielson AFB Outdoor Skating Rink is open for use! It is located behind the housing off of Kodiak Street.
Please ensure your household has a liability waiver on file for each adult using the ice rink, including guests. All minors using the rink need to be covered by a waiver signed by their parent/legal guardian. Please follow base regulations regarding helmet use and set Expectations of the ice rink as posted. If you have questions or concerns please contact the Community Office at 907-372-2300.
Thank you to everyone who submitted their Annual Resident Survey! We received some great feedback from our residents and look forward to improvement we can make over the next year.
Congratulations to our winners:
Week 1 – Smith Family
Week 2 – Brown Family
Week 3 – Castillo Family
Week 4 – Bertero Family
To better serve our residents, our office hours are changing effective December 5th, 2016.
Our new hours will be 7:30AM - 4:30PM Monday - Friday.
We look forward to being able to accommodate earlier appointment times! If you have any questions please call the Community Office at 907-372-2300.
Effective Monday, November 28th the trash schedule for Century Park South residents (Kodiak St, Yukon Way and Klondike Loop) will be Mondays!
Here is the complete Trash Schedule:
Mondays: Broadway, Ravens Wood, Moose Lake, French Creek and Century Park South
Wednesdays: Century Park North and Galaxy Heights
Are you the spouse or child of an active-duty service member with plans to go to college? Go to corviasfoundation.org to learn more about available scholarships from Corvias Foundation. Applications available online.
The National Fire Protection Association and the U.S. Fire Administration estimate holiday decorations cause almost 400 home fires each year, resulting in many losses of life as well as millions in property damage. Following a few simple tips will ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season.
- Be careful with holiday decorations. Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant.
- Keep lit candles away from decorations and other things that can burn.
- Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.
- Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Connect no more than three strands of mini light sets and a maximum of 50 bulbs for screw-in bulbs. Read manufacturer’s instructions for number of LED strands to connect.
- Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged.
- Keep decorations away from windows and doors.
- Test your smoke alarms and tell guests about your home fire escape plan.
- If you do no cook often, check your oven and stove before cooking a large holiday meal.
- Keep children and pets away from lit candles.
- Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet.
- Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop.
- Ask smokers to smoke outside. Remind smokers to keep their smoking materials with them so young children do not touch them.
- Provide large, deep ashtrays for smokers. Wet cigarette butts with water before discarding.
- And remember to blow out lit candles when you leave the room or go to bed. Turn off all light strings and decorations before leaving home or going to bed.
As we are all aware, fires can start any time of year. There is an increased risk during the holiday season. Please be safe and have a wonderful holiday season.
Residents please clean out your mailboxes and the parcel boxes more than once a week during the holidays. Please check your mailboxes due to freezing temperatures and holiday packages, etc. If your lock is frozen please call the work order number 907-372-2300.
Guests in your home for the holidays
Remember to register your holiday guests with the community center if they will be staying overnight for longer than 7 days.
Traveling for the holidays
Please contact your local community center if you are leaving for the holidays and Corvias can set up a house watch for you while you are away.
Please bring back in your trash cans from the road after your trash is picked up. Your trash days are below.
Monday-Broadway, French Creek, Moose Lake, Ravens Way and Century Park South
Wednesday-Century Park North and Galaxy Heights
Turn off holiday decorations when no one is home and at night before you go to bed. Timers are a great way to ensure the lights are only on at certain times.
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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December 23rd – Christmas Eve Observed – Corvias Community Office open 9am-1pm
December 26th – Christmas Day Observed –All Corvias Offices Closed
January 2nd – New Year’s Day Observed – All Corvias Offices Closed