We hope you had a pleasurable summer season! As October flies by, it’s a great time for us to reconnect and update you on a variety of things that may be of interest. We care about our residents and want to keep you informed!
Our office staff is happy to assist residents by phone or email during posted office hours. Any in-person visits must be by appointment only, and with all communicated safety precautions in place. If you have a maintenance emergency, and it is during office hours, for the quickest response contact the office staff directly. If you experience a maintenance emergency OUTSIDE of office hours, then the answering service can take a message for you and contact the after-hours staff. (904) 257-4624
If any staff members are also your neighbors, please remember to respect their privacy and do not address community issues with them at their home. Thank you!
Maintaining safe and sanitary practices recommended by the CDC continues to be a priority with Community Staff. We will adhere to those practices while planning how to safely open amenities, with specific restrictions and policies. Be on the lookout for more information in the weeks to come.
Resident and Staff Safety:
It is imperative that we all work together to ensure the utmost safety. Subsequently, your Community Staff will continue to do everything they can to maintain adherence to rules and regulations that contribute to a safe environment. If you are ever witness to any type of crime in your community but are afraid to to report it, there are local Crime Stopper organizations that anonymously relay important information to appropriate law enforcement agencies. Below is a link to follow should you find yourself in that situation.
There are jobs that are hiring in many areas. Click on the links below to see more about jobs near you:
Despite being more than 6 months into this pandemic, the struggle is still very real. Click on this link below for information on assistance with finding food, paying rent, or other essential services.
Remote Payment Information
The Resident Portal enables you to easily access and pay your bill online. Even if you choose not to pay online, your bill can still be viewed online. Community Resident Portal offers a convenient method for residents to determine their account balance, make lease payments, and update account information. To take advantage you must FIRST contact your Community Manager so they can enable this feature. You will then receive a secure link that will give you access to set up your private credentials and other information.
There are 2 other remote payment options available to you as well:
ACH Transfer (Direct Debit) – automated recurring payment from your checking or savings account. This is set up by contacting your Community Manager and asking to receive an agreement to complete
PayLease CashPay: for cash transactions you may pay at a CheckFreePay location with cash or check (kiosks often found at Walmart, Amscot, K-Mart, etc.). There is a small fee per transaction. Contact your Community Manager to receive information on how to set up an account.
In order to sign up for any of these convenient options you must contact your Community Manager by phone or email.
Seasonal Home Care Tips
There are many important safety precautions you can take in your home to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. Minimizing the risk of electrical malfunctions is one of them. Whether you own or rent your home, here are some precautionary measures to follow:
Fall is a great time for indoor or outdoor projects in the cooler temperatures. Whether you own or rent your home, we all could use a little less clutter! So indoors:
|· Wash Curtains
· Do some high/deep dusting
· Add “change of season” décor
|· Clean out your closets
· Organize your drawers / kitchen cabinets
Whether you own or rent your home, the outside of your home needs love too! Change up your summer pots to fall/winter flowers and yard décor. If you own your home, these cooler temperatures are a perfect for outside maintenance/repairs, like paint touch up or just washing your home.
Health and Wellness
Protect yourself and others by maintaining good personal hygiene.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water (for at least 20 seconds) or with and alcohol-based hand rub
- Avoid touching your mouth, nose, eyes
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Getting and staying fit – at home
If you are trying to figure out ways to stay active without having to go far, there are many ways to keep it varied and effective – even if you don’t have any equipment! There are a tremendous variety of online resources, and this link to verywellfit can help get your started.
Parent resources – Social, Emotional and Mental Well-being of children and young people during the pandemic
In addition to the physical dangers of getting sick from COVID-19, there are other ways young people are being negatively affected. The CDC lists some helpful information for parents, by age group of their children: 0-5yrs, 6-12 yrs., 13-17yrs and 18-24 yrs. Follow this link for information on what to look out for, and how you can help.
Lakeshore Home Makeover
Our team is at it again! We appreciate our residents, and we take every opportunity possible to give back to you and build an even greater sense of community. Last month we had the pleasure of completing a home makeover for one of hundreds of deserving residents who submitted an entry. Our refurb team enjoyed every minute of it, and the reveal was as special as we’d hoped. Check out the before and after pictures on the right!
Great news Las Vegas – we’re coming to you next!
ENTRY RULES & GUIDELINES
- No purchase necessary
- Must be 21 years or older to enter
- One entry per household- (You may enter yourself and as well as nominate someone)
- Must own your home and be a current resident in a Lakeshore community.
- Must be in good standing within in the community at the time of entry, as well as, the time of makeover (current on all fees, if on hardship plan must be current with payments).
- You can nominate yourself or someone else
Daylight Savings Time Starts November 1st
That means that for all states other than Hawaii and Arizona, at 2am on Sunday November 1st (or, when you go to bed Saturday night!) we turn the clocks back one hour.
Did you know???
“War Time” and “Peace Time”
In 1916, during World War I, Germany became the first country to adopt DST to save energy for the war effort. Many countries across Europe soon followed suit. In the US, “Fast Time,” as it was called then, was first introduced in 1918. Only 7 months later, DST was repealed.
In 1942, at the height of World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt reintroduced this previously used measure, instituting year-round Daylight Savings Time in the US. Referred to as “War Time,” DST was in force continuously from February 9, 1942 to September 30, 1945.
During this time, the US time zones were called “Eastern War Time,” “Mountain War Time,” “Central War Time,” and “Pacific War Time.” After the surrender of Japan in mid-August 1945, the time zones were relabeled “Peace Time.”
Resident Referral Program
If you know of other great people like you who might like to live in a Lakeshore community, remember our great referral program if they buy one of our homes or move their homes into our community.
Thank you for being a Lakeshore Resident!