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February 2022 Garden Gazette Newsletter

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February 2022 Garden Gazette Newsletter cover.


OFFICES OPEN, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - MONDAY thru THURSDAY 8:00am to 4:00pm

  • Documents may be left at the front desk, during business hours, or in the black box at the front door of the office building.
  • Rent may be put in the drop box outside the front door of the office building or the drop box next to the library door, during business hours. If you need to see a staff member, please call and make an appointment.

SPRING GARDENS
201 SPRING GARDENS RD.
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35217
205-841-5032
MAINTENANCE: 205-808-4177

STAFF DIRECTORY
Nita Clark - Property Manager, Ext. 1102
Tammy Womble - Asst. Property Manager, Ext. 1104
Annie Thomas - Senior Center Manager, Ext. 1108


(P.E.P RALLY) PEOPLE ENCOURAGING PEOPLE - BIBLE STUDY WITH KAREN 
Weekly in the crafts/ceramics room. Tuesdays 10 AM-12 PM.


FARMERS MARKET COUPONS
In mid January, 2022 anyone 60 years of age, or older, became eligible to apply for coupons by using this link.

OR you can contact Annie Thomas, by phone 205-841-5032 ext. 1108 between 9am and 11:30am. Only if you need assistance!!!


Drawing of The Holy BibleTRUE VINES MINISTRIES Worship Service will meet in the dining room every Thursday at 2:00 PM.  

 


Live HealthSmart Alabama. The University of Alabama at Birmingham.MOBILE MARKET 
The Mobile Market will be back in May! Watch your newsletter for dates and times.



CERAMICS AND CRAFTS
Ceramics and Crafts will meet every Monday and Wednesday at 10am to 2pm. Unless the center is closed on those days.

Jackie Harland/ Instructor


The word Bingo spelled letter by letter in colorful balls.BINGO. Come join us. Play bingo for prizes on Feb. 15th and 24th. Bingo will be in the center dining room. 10:00am.


Fork, plate and spoon.HOT LUNCHES ARE SERVED DAILY AT 11:30

PLEASE SIGN IN BY 10:30 FOR SEATING

 

Lunches are provided by United Way Area Agency on Aging. Donations, in any amount, are appreciated but not required. This is a nutrition program and not something you may "show up" to occasionally. Regular participation is required to receive hot, congregate, meals.

The food items, drinks, flatware and cups that are provided by United Way Area Agency are the only items allowed in the dining room. NO EXCEPTIONS. Condiments are allowed as long as they are store bought and labeled.

No one under the age of 60 years of age (unless it is a resident) is allowed to be present during lunch or participate in any other activity held at the Center during business hours. This includes children.

Policy on Foods Taken Away from the Center
Participants receiving a congregate meal shall be allowed to take home fresh fruit, unopened cartons of fruit juice; wrapped cakes, cookies and snack cakes, individually wrapped portions of corn chips or potato chips. All other leftover foods shall be discarded at the end of the serving day.

**Take only one serving of milk, juice, fruit, snack cakes & cookies with your meal. If there are leftover items, after everyone is served, you may help yourself to one additional serving. The milk must be consumed at the center.

If you would like to purchase an additional meal after everyone is served, they are available for $3.73.

Hot lunches are ordered based on the number of people that support the center regularly and are served at 11:30, on a first come, first serve basis. The lunch tickets are limited to the number of meals ordered for any given day. Be sure to sign in daily by 10:30 to get yours before they're all gone. You must sign in and have a ticket to receive a meal. Please do not sign other people on the meal list unless they are in the building. We cannot hold meals for people who have a ticket and are not present at the time lunch is served. No lunches will be served after 12:00.

If, for some unforeseen reason, GA Foods is unable to provide food or the food is delivered and doesn't meet temperature requirements, we will provide a hot lunch from another source. Lunches will be provided, under these circumstances, to anyone signed up by 10:30 am.

**If you receive frozen meals at your apartment, you are not eligible to receive the hot congregate meals served at the Center Dining Room. (Based on guidelines of United Way Area Agency on Aging)


Drawing of a clothing hanger that spells the word fashion.QDS BOUTIQUE
Lashan Johnson will have clothing, handbags, wallets and much more, for your shopping pleasure. You don't want to miss out on this cute stuff!

February 7th at 10:00am (Center Dining Room)


JCCEO
You may apply, in person, for utility assistance at:

Birmingham Urban League
2101 6th Avenue, North
Birmingham, AL 35203

If you have already applied for assistance, you may check with your utility company to see if the award has been applied to your account.


HUMANA/BINGO
Rob Ballard, representative for Humana will be here for a special bingo on Feb. 3rd. There will be a short presentation before bingo.

10:00am Center Dining Room


The use of Electric Motorized Devices ("EMDs"), which include Electric Wheelchairs, Electric Scooters and Electric Carts, has increased dramatically over the past few years. While the use of EMDs is necessary and reasonable for many mobility impaired individuals, EMDs present unique and novel safety issues. Because of these issues, many of which have been evident in our own property, to help ensure the safety of all residents and guests, and to avoid unnecessary damage to our property, our House Rules will be amended to contain the following rules regarding the use of EMDs:

  1. To help ensure the safe operation of EMDs, EMDs must be operated on "low speed" at all times.
     
  2. The only person authorized to operate an EMD on the premises is the owner/operator who, if requested, must provide a physician's verification of his/her need for the EMD; no one else is authorized to operate an EMD on the premises.
     
  3. EMDs must be parked inside the owner/operator's apartment or the apartment of the resident he/she may be visiting; EMDs must not be left unattended in the hallways, stairways, or other common areas.
     
  4. EMDs must be recharged only within the owner/operator's apartment.
     
  5. Pedestrians must be given the right of way at all times; ample notice must be provided before passing pedestrians in the hallways.
     
  6. Owner/operators are solely responsible for all upkeep and repairs on their EMDs.
     
  7. Owner/operators are responsible for any damage caused by their EMD in excess of normal wear and tear.
     
  8. Management is not responsible for any damage to EMDs caused by other owners, residents or guests.
     
  9. Use of EMDs in certain areas of the building and at certain times of the day may be restricted because of congestion in the hallways and common areas.  Such restrictions will be posted separately on the bulletin board at least 24 hours beforehand.
     
  10.  If an owner/operator drives an EMD in an unsafe manner, causes injury to other residents or creates excessive damage to the property, the owner/operator may be required to provide third party verification of his/her ability to operate the EMD in a safe manner. Continued violation of this rule may result in loss of EMD privileges. Under certain circumstances these rules may be further modified to reasonably accommodate the needs of individual owners.

Two pink heartsARCH WELL HEALTH/BINGO
Wanda Bledsoe, Consultant for Arch Well Health will be here to play Valentine's Day themed bingo on Feb. 8th. Also, in honor of Valentine's Day they will perform blood pressure checks and blood glucose checks.

10am CENTER DINING ROOM

 


Paparazzi written under a pink tiara.PAPARAZZI JEWELRY

(Center's dining room)

Ask me about my $5 accessories.
February 2nd at 10:00am.

Ask me about my $5 accessories


Drawing of a dog with spots.TETHERED PETS
It has been brought to our attention that some of the tenants are leaving their dogs outside of their apartments, tethered and unattended. This is causing a disturbance to other tenants, due to incessant barking.

All pet owners sign a Pet Agreement, which states the following:

  1. Tenants agree to keep their pet under control at all times.
  2. Tenants agree to keep their pet restrained, but not tethered, when it is outside their dwelling.
  3. Tenants agree to clean up after their pet and dispose of their pet's waste properly and quickly...
  4. Tenants agree to keep their pet from being unnecessarily noisy, barking or aggressive actions or causing any annoyance or discomfort to others. Tenants will remedy immediately any complaints made through the Landlord or Manager.

All pet parents are required to follow the Pet Agreement guidelines. If you need a copy of this form, they are located at the reception desk.


AIR FILTERS
Maintenance will be doing air filter changes during the month of FEBRUARY. You will not have to be home for this service.


February 2022 Calendar

February 1 - Pest Cont/Outside, 10:00am Bible Study
February 2 - 9:30am Puzzle Day, 10:00am Ceramics, 10:00am Paparazzi Jewelry
February 3 - 10:00am Humana/Bingo, 12:15pm Banks/Walmart, 2:00pm True Vines
February 4 - Office Closed/Dining Room Open 9am-1pm, 9:30am Music/Oldies
February 7 - 10:00am Ceramics, 10:00am QDS Boutique
February 8 - Pest Cont/Outside, 10:00am Bible Study, 10:00am Archwell/United, 12:15pm Dollar Store/TJ
February 9 - 9:30am Exercise Video, 10:00am Ceramics
February 10 - 2:00pm True Vines Ministries
February 11 - Office Closed/Dining Room Open 9am-1pm, 9:30am Exercise Video
February 14 - 9:30am Movie and Refreshments, 10:00am Ceramics
February 15 - Pest Cont/Outside, 10:00am Bible Study, 10:00am Bingo
February 16 - 9:30am Exercise Video, 10:00am Ceramics
February 17 - 12:15pm Target Mall, 2:00pm True Vines Ministries
February 18 - Office Closed/Dining Room Open 9am-1pm, 9:30am Puzzle Day
February 21 - Office Closed/President Day
February 22 - Pest Cont/Outside, 10:00am Bible Study, 10:00am Bingo
February 23 - 9:30am Puzzle Day, 10:00am Ceramics
February 24 - 10:00am Bingo, 12:15pm Aldi's/Thrift Store, 2:00pm True Vines Ministries
February 25 - Office Closed/Dining Room Open 9am-1pm
February 28 - 9:30am Music/Oldies, 10:00am Ceramics


ADSS Nutrition Program

February 1 - Menu 3
Orange Juice
Brunswick Stew
Brown Rice
Green Beans w/ Red Peppers
Crackers (3 pkg)
Nutty Buddy
Milk/Chocolate Milk
Margarine

February 2 - Menu 4
Blended Juice
Pork Chop Patty/Mushroom Gravy
Mixed Greens
Black Eyed Peas
Cornbread
Apple Spice Cookies
Milk/Buttermilk
Margarine

February 3 - Menu 5
Italian Seasoned Chicken Breast
Cavatappi Pasta Marinara
Green Lima Beans
Wheat Bread
Sliced Peaches
Yellow Cupcake
Milk
Margarine

February 4 - Menu 6
Apple Juice
Meatloaf/Tomato Gravy
Mashed Potatoes
Green Peas
Dinner Roll
Banana Pudding
Milk
Margarine

February 7 - Menu 7
Orange Juice
BBQ Pork Riblet/Bun
Potato Onion Bake
Coleslaw
Lemon Fruited Gelato
Milk
Margarine

February 8 - Menu 8
Grape Juice
Turkey Vegetable Stew
Seasoned Diced Potatoes
Mixed Green Salad
Texas Bread
Iced Orange Cake
Milk
Margarine
Italian/Ranch Dressing

February 9 - Menu 9
Seasoned Ground Beef
Shredded Lettuce/Cheese/Tomatoes
Corn Chips
Pinto Beans
Fresh Orange
Milk/Chocolate Milk
Sour Cream/Mild Taco Sauce

February 10 - Menu 10
Apple Juice
Sweet and Sour Meatballs (5 each)
Brown Rice
Steamed Cabbage & Collard Greens
Cornbread
Oatmeal Cream Pie
Milk/Buttermilk
Margarine

February 11 - Menu 11
Lemon Pepper Chicken Drum
Butternut Squash
Mixed Vegetables
Wheat Bread
Fresh Fruit
Vanilla Pudding
Milk
Margarine

February 14 - Menu 12
Blended Juice
Meatball Sub (5 each)/Bun
Sliced Cheese (1 each)
Pasta Salad
Parslied Carrots
Orange Fruited Gelatin
Milk
Margarine

February 15 - Menu 13
Orange Juice
Turkey and Rice Bake
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Italian Flat Beans
Wheat Bread
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie
Milk
Margarine

February 16 - Menu 14
Beef and Bean Chili
Whole Kernel-Corn/Peppers
Mixed Green Salad
Crackers (3 pkg)
Applesauce
White Cupcake
Milk
Margarine
Italian/Ranch Dressing

February 17 - Menu 15
Apple Juice
BBQ Chicken Breast
Garlic Mashed Potato
Mixed Greens
Cornbread
Chocolate Pudding
Milk/Buttermilk
Margarine

February 18 - Menu 16
Broiled Beef Patty/Bun
Baked Beans
Chips
Shredded Lettuce/Onion/Tomato
Fresh Fruit
Coconut Pie
Milk/Chocolate Milk
Mustard/Ketchup/Mayonnaise

February 21 - President's Day Holiday. No Lunches. Happy President's Day! 

February 22 - Menu 18
Orange Juice
Beef Frank/Bun
Baked Beans
Coleslaw
Chopped Onion
Pecan Pie
Milk/Chocolate Milk
Mustard/Ketchup/Mayonnaise

February 23 - Menu 19
Blended Juice
Mac and Cheese
Black Eyed Peas
Collard Greens
Cornbread
Chocolate Cupcake
Milk/Buttermilk
Margarine

February 24 - Menu 20
Salisbury Steak with Brown Gravy
Parslied Mashed Potatoes
Glazed Carrots
Texas Bread
Fresh Orange
Butterscotch Pudding
Milk
Margarine

February 25 - Menu 1
Grape Juice
Spaghetti/Meat Sauce
Green Beans
Mixed Green Salad
Dinner Roll
Snickerdoodle Cookie
Milk
Margarine
Italian/Ranch Dressing

February 28 - Menu 2
Sloppy Joe/Bun
Diced Sweet Potatoes
Chips
Fresh Fruit
Cherry Fruited Gelatin
Milk
Margarine