- Resident referrals
- Earth day
- Live Army Green information session
- Survey reminder
- Coffee with a cop
- Thank you for weathering the snow with us
- Army Wife Network connects with spouses
- How to turn a picky eater into a healthy one
- Resident spotlight
Corvias Military Living at Fort Meade is currently running a resident referral special.
Current residents who refer a qualified applicant to post housing become eligible for $300. Once the applicant moves on post the check will be awarded. The referral program is open to all residents. For more information contact your community office.
Earth Day is coming up next month and you won't want to miss it! Fort Meade will host an array of festivities on April 23rd at the Pavilion. This is an event for all ages and participants and exhibits are welcome! Stay tuned for more information at ftmeade.army.mil or call 301.677.9185/9170.
As announced last spring, Heritage Park residents living in homes that received utility upgrades last year are now entering the Live Army Green program. Residents are expected to receive their first mock bills by mid-March for their electricity and gas usage.
We have scheduled an information session for residents on March 20th at the Heritage Park community Center. Representatives from Corvias Military Living and Minol will be in attendance to review the program and answer questions. Please check the community calendar for more information on this event.
As a reminder, action is not required during the mock billing period. This time allows residents to review their gas and electricity usage and to make adjustments before actual statements are sent out by Minol, a third party billing company facilitating the LAG program at Fort Meade.
For more information on the program be sure to check out the Corvias video outlining the program.
Our goal is to provide the best homes, community, service and value. Each year, Corvias Military Living contracts an independent property management research firm, SatisFacts, to send a resident satisfaction survey.
You should have received a survey notice via a mailed postcard and by email from “residentsurveys.com.” You have until mid-March to complete it. Participation is voluntary, but encouraged. Everyone who participates will be entered into a gift drawing to win a mini iPad. Contact your community office for more information.
Coffee with a Cop will be held on Wednesday, March 12 at the Meuse Forest Community Center from 9 to 10 a.m. This event is an opportunity for residents to meet with Community Police Officer Perkins in a relaxed environment and talk about any subject from crime trends to community nuisance issues. You can bring your questions to discuss with Officer Perkins. Corvias Military Living will provide the coffee.
Winter is not over until March 19, so if Fort Meade experiences any winter weather Corvias Military Living will be hard at work to clear the streets and neighborhood walkways. Please remember to use off street parking (carport, garage and driveway) when possible. This helps keep the roads clear and protects your vehicle from other drivers.
Improving the quality of life for service members and their families is the shared focus of Corvias Military Living and The Army Wife Network (AWN) and has led to an exciting partnership around the theme of “Heart Your Home”. Through this year-long partnership, Corvias is supporting AWN’s mission of empowering and informing spouses by sharing first-hand information about the posts Corvias serves, as well as advice on moving, relationships and ways to “Heart Your Home.”
AWN is a powerful resource for peer-to-peer sharing of experiences and information between Army spouses. Whether you’ve been married to a Solider for a month or 20 years AWN is the place to learn and share your experiences with those who understand it best.
AWN connects with Army spouses through a weekly podcast, blogs and a variety of military-lifestyle columns. Additionally, AWN is actively keeping their audience connected on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. This mix of sites allows followers the flexibility to connect when and how they want.
Army Wife Talk Radio is an hour-long, weekly webcast program. The show has been in production since 2005 and has an archive of almost 500 episodes. Recent topics have included deployments, relationships and finding personal fulfillment. Produced in a live format, listeners may call-in or tweet and actively join the conversation. To participate in a live show, visit AWTR Live! at 8 p.m. (EST) on Mondays.
Loving a Solider, the official blog of AWN, offers a wider, more casual atmosphere for spouses to post and share information. Written by members of the AWN community, this blog is where AWN began its mission of spouse empowerment. The site also connects readers with niche blogs in the military spouse community, including special needs, crafts and Army husbands. The AWN blogroll includes Army spouses’ blogs, blogs from relevant organizations and topical blogs with topics like money, careers, and travel and leisure.
The AWN organizes columns by topic and includes tips and suggestions from fitness experts to financial advisors. The Relocation/PCS Column will also feature articles supporting the Corvias “Heart Your Home” campaign. Look for the first Corvias contribution which posted February 24. Other columns include military benefits, parenting and relationships.
Corvias is proud to bring the AWN Field Exercise™ program to three installations in 2014. This energetic, four-hour seminar series is designed to empower and rejuvenate military spouses by providing them a time to connect, share support, obtain resources and enjoy camaraderie. Spouses attending the events experience networking opportunities, dinner and interactive discussions related to challenges and opportunities faced by military spouses. Corvias and AWN will host events at Fort Bragg in April, Fort Meade in September and Fort Sill in November.
Being married to a Soldier has always presented challenges, from moves to deployments and everything in between. Corvias Military Living and AWN are working to bring spouses together, online and in person, and create a community of support and empowerment.
Do you have a picky eater in your family? As part of National Nutrition Month in March, don’t miss these tips for how you can successfully convince your favorite picky eater to try new, healthy foods:
- Don't make a big deal about trying the new food. Instead, simply set the plate in front of your picky eater and let them explore the food for themselves.
- Make it fun. Draw smiley-faces on the healthy foods, or serve them in exciting cookie-cutter shapes. Offer peanut butter or yogurt as dip for fruit, and pair ranch dressing with steamed vegetables.
- Make it familiar. Mix the healthy food with other food they already like. For instance, add vegetables to pizza. Bake muffins with fruit or vegetables.
- Explain why healthy foods are important, but in a way the picky eater will understand and appreciate. A doughnut will not give them enough energy to climb the jungle gym or keep up with their friends in the pool.
- Eat the healthy food with the picky eater. If you show that eating a big salad or fish can be enjoyable, they may be more inclined to try it.
Who doesn’t like to be recognized for doing the right thing? Corvias Military Living recently began a program to do just that! The Resident Spotlight program is a fun way for us to give residents kudos for taking care of and contributing to their community.
Our team is on the lookout for residents who take pride in their home and community. There are many ways to be an exemplary resident such as, consistently demonstrating care and cleanliness of your home, picking up after your pet regularly, taking time to beautify your yard and regularly returning your trash can to your home, just to name a few.
Thank you cards are awarded in four categories: care of home, yard, pets and community. If you are spotted being an outstanding citizen of Fort Meade you will be entered into a drawing to potentially win a $25 gift card. There will be one winner from each community on Meade.
Congratulations to the lucky winners of January’s drawing, and thanks to all of our residents who were acknowledged for doing the right thing.