October 2019 Edition
The New Community Service Newsletter
Atlantic Housing Foundation seeks to raise health awareness and education across our portfolio. Our Resident Services Coordinators work to educate residents on the importance of living healthy lives. In our after school, adult, and senior programs we provide both education and resources for residents to help understand health benefits and stay healthy. During October we provide activities for residents to learn more about breast cancer awareness and resources like mobile mammograms and connect them with opportunities to get free health checks near the communities they live in. These young residents wrote encouraging letters to breast cancer patients at the nearest Breast Cancer Resource Center. Their hope is to bring both awareness to the community and encouragement to a patient letting them know the residents of Atlantic Housing Foundation care. In this edition of the New Community Services Newsletter you will find other examples of how our communities provide education and support for residents and our communities in which we live.

Atlantic Housing Foundation is committed to excellence in service and a focus on giving back to the community. We operate under a set of core values that drive our business goals and everyday operations. These are:

Continuous Improvement
Investing in Human Capital
Passion for Service

We hope you enjoy this edition of the New Community Services Newsletter! For more information about Atlantic Housing Foundation we invite you to:
Community Partnerships

National Night Out happens once a year at different times throughout the country. It helps the local police department build safer communities and strengthens the relationship of the police with their neighborhoods.

Across the nation Atlantic Housing Foundation hosted a National Night Out and each community worked hard to make this a successful event for residents to build support and relationships in the community. Enjoy these photos of residents having fun at National Night Out 2019.
Resident Services Coordinator Joann Gonzales, Community Manager Lori Brummer, and Assistant Community Manager Manny Mata worked hard to provide great resources and a fun event for the National Night Out at Waters at Willow Run.
At Waters at Willow Run, more than 130 residents turned out for this great event, and an opportunity for a photo with McGruff the Crime Dog. McGruff was on hand at the event to help residents understand the importance of taking a bite out of crime.
Arrowood Apartments residents were provided a hot meal (baked potato bar), games, karaoke, and access to vendors who gave out health information and services like free blood pressure checks and glaucoma screenings.
Arrowood office staff, Resident Services Coordinators, and resident volunteers all worked together to provide a great experience for over a hundred attendees.
National Night Out at Windover Oaks was celebrated in conjunction with the City of Titusville where everyone gathered at the local Target parking lot to take part in the community-wide celebration. Pictured below, Jeromey Sand, Community Manager, and Evelin Ferrell, Resident Services Coordinator, work together to represent their great community.
NNO at Waters at St. James was a hit. The residents were treated to a special visit by one of the local police department's canine celebrities. The residents had an opportunity to visit with and make a new special friend, K-9 unit "Chaos", at the event.
A night of celebration and community for NNO at Quail Ridge Apartments, where Community Manager Sebera Roman and Resident Services Coordinator Carmen Soto put on a great event for all.
Waters at Sunrise residents were treated to a special visit by Mayor Craig Morgan and Police Chief Allen Banks. Putting on an event as large as the one at Waters at Sunrise is no cake walk, but Resident Service Coordinators and staff made it seem like one for the benefit of their residents and community partners.
Residents received special badges from the Round Rock Police Department and an understanding of how great it is to be a part of the Round Rock and Waters at Sunrise Community.
Face painting at the Waters at Sunrise event was a big hit.
National Night Out at Heather Ridge brought out both the Irving Police Department and Fire Department for this great event.
Waters at Longreek's Resident Services Coordinator Tamara Canzater held a special crime watch event with Richland County Law Enforcement. Building community programs are an important part of keeping the community safe and secure.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
In October our special focus is on bringing awareness to a very important health topic: Breast Cancer. Not only do our Resident Services Coordinators find ways to partner with outside agencies to help residents and the local community understand this disease, but they also provide resources and health screenings to help residents understand the importance of early detection and encourage others facing breast cancer. Fundraising events and local partnerships are created to heighten awareness and help spread hope. The video shows local college students, residents of Westfield Apartments, who turned out to support the Pink Heals event in the City of San Marcos.
Silver Leaf Villas residents pass out flyers to inform residents of the Breast Cancer Awareness campaign in their community.
Heather Ridge Residents participate in a car wash fundraiser to raise awareness and funds to donate to the local Breast Cancer Resource Center. They also have a Pink Bingo night which looks like a lot of fun!
Resident Services Coordinator Angela Holley, combines painting and awareness for her residents at Silver Leaf Villas. These students are helping to create a Pinked Out Pumpkin Patch and will hold a fundraiser with these pumpkins to donate to local Breast Cancer charities.
These Silver Leaf Villas residents work hard on their Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser.
Resident Services Coordinator Joann Gonzales, at Waters at Willow Run, provides many opportunities for residents to connect with their local community.
Waters at Willow Run residents working hard to create cards for the local Breast Cancer Resource Center.
AHF Support Central Team sports their pink to raise Breast Cancer Awareness. The team gave over 2,000 volunteer hours in 2018 and is on track to give even more in 2019. Way to go team!
Educational Opportunities
With a great turnout, the job fair at Silver Leaf Villas provided residents with opportunities to apply for positions in their local community and with resources. Fifteen residents were able to sign up for dental assistant school and many residents found great job leads.
English as a Second Language Programs are provided at many of our communities when Resident Services Coordinators see a need. Arrowood, Villas at Sonterra, Stone Creek, Quail Ridge, and Covington Creek are just a few of our locations with this free service. Stonebriar Village has an adult literacy program as well.
Voter Registration information was brought to two communities, Heather Ridge in Irving, Texas and Waters at Berryhill in Columbia, South Carolina. In addition, a voter registration event was held at Shemwood Apartments in Greenville, SC. Resident Services Coordinators teach residents how to register to vote and provide materials onsite to help residents get registered.
Who says learning has to be boring? Not the Activity Director at Palm House Senior Apartments. Seniors get a chance to move, learn and have fun during the line dance classes at Palm House. This social event gives residents the opportunity to meet other residents, challenges them to get moving, and provides a much needed break in the day. Plus, who doesn't want to learn how to Wobble? See the video to watch the fun!
Providing Opportunities That Make a Difference
In September and October, Resident Services Coordinators provided educational opportunities for residents of all ages. Their focus on bringing residents many and varied programs is evident, and they are continuously searching for new ways to serve the residents based on their interests and needs. Please enjoy just a few of the many photos from educational events in our communities.
Our very own Resident Services Coordinator, Ruth Tovar, gives English as a Second Language instruction at Arrowood Apartments.
Resident Services Coordinators at Brittany Bay partnered with the local police department to host a Halloween Safety night for their residents. This informative session was both fun and educational for residents.
Waters at Magnolia Bay Resident Services Coordinator, Juanita Small, hosted a Health and Wellness Seminar for residents to help them learn how to keep healthy in the fall.
Voter registration information provided by one of the littlest of residents at Waters at Berryhill.
Celebrate Diversity
We celebrate diversity at each of our properties and work toward including and celebrating all cultures in our programs. At Waters at St. James they had a diversity celebration that included a craft night with activities from around the world, followed by a movie night. At Heather Ridge residents learned about Diwali festival and created Rangoli designs, both native to India.

Resident Services Coordinators survey residents to make sure to include everyone's interests and celebrate all cultures in the community. If you have an idea for an event contact your Resident Services Coordinator or Community Manager. We would love to have your input!
Programs That Make a Difference
The Atlantic Housing Foundation Scholarship Program provides assistance to students entering or already enrolled in colleges, universities, two-year programs or trade schools. To find out more about the scholarships visit: www.atlantichousing.org/scholarships.
The Spring 2020 application cycle has been extended to October 30, 2019. Apply now by visiting the link below.
College students at Arbors of Denton participated in an Art and Design Scholarship information session where they created their own masterpiece and learned how they could apply for the Art & Design Scholarship offered by Atlantic Housing Foundation.
Find out more about the Art & Design Scholarship by clicking the link below.
Open to applicants now!
Partnerships that Make a Difference
Celebrating Volunteers and Partnerships
Volunteers make a difference at each of our communities. If you would like to volunteer at your community please tell your Resident Services Coordinator or Community Manager today! These volunteers are being celebrated at a Volunteer Recognition Dinner at Palm House Senior Apartments in Fort Worth, Texas.
Resident Services Coordinators are constantly on the look out for partnerships that meet the needs of our residents. When Diana De La Garza, Resident Services Coordinator of Waters at Elm Creek began her position this year the first thing she wanted to do was bring the best in resources to her residents. Through hard work and dedication to her job, she was able to partner up with the San Antonio Food Bank, and now food is delivered every month directly to Waters at Elm Creek in San Antonio, Texas. And do they bring food! Last month they not only delivered pumpkins, but also eleven palettes, over 11,000 lbs., of food directly to the community!
All of the events and programs that are provided to our residents are completely free of charge! Contact us for more information.
Celebrating Success
Community of the Year Award: Annual Maintenance Meeting
Pictured above: Gilbert Pena, Nathan Champion, Regional Manager, and Heather Baker, Associate Director of Property Management, Central.
Congratulations to the Maintenance Manager of Stonebriar Village Apartments in Plainview, Texas. Mr. Gilbert Pena was honored at Atlantic Housing Foundation's Annual Maintenance Meeting for phenomenal service in his community and his passion for service. He is the recipient of the AHF Community of the Year Award. Thank you, Gilbert, for your hard work and dedication to your residents and to your community!
Upcoming Events and Information
Atlantic Housing Foundation Turns 20!
Atlantic Housing Foundation's mission to make a difference in our residents' lives and transform communities through education and development has been going strong for 20 years. We will be celebrating this event throughout the rest of the year with special presentations during our Best Practice calls and a special edition of the newsletter dedicated to remembering the last twenty years.

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Florida International University Project: On Schedule for Fall 2020
Atlantic Housing Foundation's Board of Directors visited the site of our project at Florida International University during the September board meeting in Miami. Michael Nguyen, CEO and President of Atlantic Housing Foundation, stated the construction progress is going well and the initial marketing efforts in the area are very strong. He is anticipating a successful opening right at the start of the Fall 2020 semester to serve Florida International University students. To find out more about this project visit our website.
The Atlantic Housing Foundation Way
Sandie Fauss, Editor
Director of Community Services
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