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March 2022 Garden Gazette Newsletter

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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
Ardrea Johnson - Service Center Coordinator. Ext. 1105


FARMERS MARKET COUPONS
Anyone 60 years of age, or older, became eligible to apply for coupons by using this link.

OR you may contact Ardrea Johnson, by phone 205-841-5032 ext. 1105.


MOBILE MARKET 
The Mobile Market will be back in MARCH. MARCH 10th, 9AM to 11AM


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


BINGO. Come join us. Play bingo for prizes on March 15th and 23rd. Bingo will be in the center dining room. 10:00am.bingo logo


AIR FILTERS
If you didn't get your air filter changed in February, maintenance will be changing them in the month of March.


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


CROCHET CLASSES
Crochet classes are every Wednesday 10am to 2pm. There is a $3.00 fee for materials (yarn and crochet hook) to begin. There will be other special crafts at different times.


ARCH WELL HEALTH
Wanda Bledsoe, Consultant for Arch Well Health, will be here on March 8th. The theme will be ST. PATRICK'S DAY. She will do a presentation and play a game. Center Dining Room at 10 am.green leprechaun hat


WELLNESS CHECKS
Wellness Checks will be by appointments only. Contact person is Ardrea Johnson, Service Coordinator. Please call before March 3rd, 205-841-5032, ext.1105.


MAINTENANCE CALLS
If you have called in a work order and it hasn't been completed, we are diligently working to get to all of them.  Unless the severity of your work order has changed, there is no need to call repeatedly about your pending request.


WELCOME ARDREA! (SERVICE COORDINATOR)

Ardrea Johnson headshot
ARDREA JOHNSON
We are excited to announce that we have a new Service Coordinator.
Welcome to our team Ardrea!


HAVE YOU CHANGED YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER?
If your telephone number has changed, since you've moved in or transferred on the property, and have NOT contacted the office, please call the office and give us the updated telephone number.


TRUE VINES MINISTRIES Worship Service will meet in the dining room every Thursday at 2:00 PM.Holy Bible artwork


QDS BOUTIQUE March 9th at 10:00 AM, Center Dining Roomhanger logo that reads fashion


HOT LUNCHES ARE SERVED DAILY AT 11:30Cooking Pan illustration

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)


view of keys and a lease agreement
Automatic Renewal of Your Lease.

If you are a resident of a Section 8 project-based building, your lease must be renewed unless the management can point to a specific set of circumstances that shows that there is good cause as to why your lease should be terminated or not renewed. Management must tell you, in writing, (usually by mailing you a letter) that your lease will not be renewed or terminated, based on specific set of facts which must be described (in writing) to you.

Some examples of non-compliance/good cause (by household members or guests) are substantial lease violations:

  • Non-payment of rent;
  • Violence/ threats of violence;
  • Hoarding/health and safety inspection failure;
  • Damage to the property;
  • Drug and/or Criminal activity;
  • Repeat minor violations (noise, late payment of rent; violation of house rules, etcetera).

*Please note: this is a general list, some activities not listed here could also be considered good cause, depending on the circumstances.

*Section 8 voucher holders do not have a right to an automatic renewal of lease.


March 2022 Calendar

March 1 -  Pest Control/Pink, 9:30am Exercise Video, 10:00am Bible Study
March 2 - 9:30am Movie, 10:00am Ceramics
March 3 - 12:15pm Wal-Mart, 200pm True Vines Ministries
March 4 - Office Closed/Dining Room Open 9am-1pm, 9:30am Music/Oldies
March 7 - 10:00am Ceramics, 10:00am Exercise Video
March 8 - Pest Cont/Blue, 10:00am Bible Study, 10:00am Archwell, 12:15pm Thrift St./Dol. Gen/Grocery
March 9 - 9:00am Wellness Checks, 10:00am Ceramics, 10:00am QDS Boutique
March 10 - 9:00am Mobile Market, 2:00pm True Vines Ministries
March 11 - Office Closed/Dining Room Open 9am-1pm, 9:30am Exercise Video
March 14 - 9:30am Music/Oldies, 10:00am Ceramics
March 15 - Pest Cont/Green, 10:00am Bible Study,  10:00am Bingo
March 16 - 9:30am Music/Oldies, 10:00am Ceramics
March 17 - 12:15pm Aldi/Target, 2:00pm True Vine Ministries
March 18 - Office Closed/Dining Room Open 9am-1pm, 10:00am Puzzle Day
March 21 - 9:30am Exercised, 10:00am Ceramics
March 22 - Pest Cont/Yellow, 10:00am Bible Study, 10:00am Puzzle Day
March 23 - 10:00am Bingo, 10:00am Ceramics
March 24 - 9:00am Mobile Market, 12:15pm Wal-Mart, 2:00pm True Vines Ministries
March 25 - Office Closed/Dining Room Open 9am-1pm, 9:30am Music/Video
March 28 - 9:30am Music/Oldies, 10:00am Ceramics
March 29 - 10:00am Bible Study, 10:00am Puzzle Day
March 30 - 9:30am Exercise Video, 10:00am Ceramics
March 31 - 8:00am True Vine Ministries, 12:15pm Dol. Tree/Aldi


ADSS Nutrition Program

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 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

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

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

March 21 - Menu 17
Seasoned Chicken Thigh
Diced Potatoes
California Blend Vegetables
Wheat Bread
Fresh Fruit
Strawberry Fruited Gelatin
Milk
Margarine

March 22 - Menu 18
Orange Juice
Beef Frank/Bun
Baked Beans
Coleslaw
Chopped Onion
Pecan Pie (or assorted flavors)
Milk/Chocolate Milk
Mustard/Ketchup/Mayonnaise

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

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

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

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

March 29 - Menu 3
Orange Juice
Brunswick Stew
Brown Rice
Green Beans w/ Red Peppers
Crackers (3 pkg)
Nutty Buddy (or assorted snack cakes)
Milk/Chocolate Milk
Margarine

March 30 - Menu 4
Blended Juice
Pork Chop Patty/Mushroom Gravy
Mixed Greens
Black Eyed Peas
Cornbread
Apple Spice Cookie (or assorted cookies)
Milk/Buttermilk
Margarine

March 31 - Menu 5
Italian Seasoned Chicken Breast
Cavatappi Pasta Marinara
Green Lima Beans
Wheat Bread
Sliced Peaches
Yellow Cupcake
Milk
Margarine