- Last day of pool season
- Are you prepared?
- Suicide awareness: Recognize the signs and know the resources
- Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
- Green Corner
- Community Center reminders
- Want to know what is happening in your community?
- Fort Meade Farmers Market
- Texas Hold 'Em tournaments
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/
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.
Get your heart rate up and enjoy an intense workout at Gaffney Fitness Center! A variety of classes at varying times are offered. Patrons can purchase a punch card or just drop-in and pay as you go. Check out www.ftmeademwr.com to view a full schedule of classes available. Classes are open to all authorized users ages 18 & older. For more information please call the fitness coordinator at 301-677-2349
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.
- Prepare cardboard for recycling by removing all other materials in the box such as plastic wrap, polystyrene peanuts and other packing materials.
- Break down cardboard boxes to save storage space and before putting out for pick-up.
- Try to keep cardboard dry and free from food waste. Cardboard can get wet and still be recycled, but is more difficult to carry due to the added weight of the water.
As a reminder, children under 13 years of age must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or sponsor, who is at least 18 years of age, while visiting the Community Center. This includes, the multi-purpose rooms, business center, media room, children’s play room, the great room or pool. Any resident under the age of 18 years is not permitted in the fitness center; however, residents ages 13 to 17 may access the fitness center if they are accompanied by their parent or guardian.
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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 16: Community Job Fair. Looking for employment? Visit the Job Fair on September 16 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Club Meade to meet eager employers. Event is open to the public. For a list of all attending employers please visit our website at www.ftmeademwr.com.
- September 18: Happy Birthday to the Air Force
- September 19: Football Fan Fare 5K Ru at 8am. Visit www.ftmeademwr.com for more information or to pre-register.
- September 19: New York City Trip. Call 301-677-7354 for more information.
- September 23: First Day of Autumn
Come shop at Fort Meade's very own farmers market every Wednesday from 10:00 am-2:00 p.m. at the Meade Pavilion. There will be a variety of fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, breads and much more! The market is open to the public and will take place every Wednesday through September. Visit www.ftmeademwr.com for more information.
All ranks, services, military, or civilian are invited to play every Monday and every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Lounge of the Lanes. Tournament is free to enter. Prizes awarded for the top winners. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Call 301-677-5541 for more information.