Melinda's Memos

Re-certifications for ALL of Gainesboro and Boatman and Darwin streets will be conducted this month. You should receive a letter notifying you of your appointment date and time and the required documents to bring to your interview. Any questions, contact me at (931) 526- 9793, ext. 220.


Kathy's Corner

Job Opening: We are looking for an AmeriCorps volunteer to work with HRS residents beginning late summer through next year. You will receive a living allowance (money deposited into your bank account to spend as you choose) and money for education while not affecting any current assistance. Applications are available at the main office, or you can call me at (931) 526-9793, ext. 212.


Misty's Minutes

Sun, Seed & Soil Community Garden We are so excited about this year’s community garden, and several residents are, too. We’ve been planting some yummy vegetables, but there are still a lot of opportunities for you to get involved and reap the harvest. Not only do you get to keep the vegetables, but also, it's a great way to get some fresh air and do something for yourself. The garden has moved to the TTU Shipley Farm, which is super easy to get to and offers shelter and restrooms. It’s all free, and supplies are furnished. We go on Friday mornings. For possible transportation to the garden, call Misty at (931) 526-9793, ext. 224.

Safety Tips Please keep children and pets away from the mowers and move any items in the yard out of the path of the mowers. No kiddie pools are allowed.

HRS Smoking Policy takes effect for West 6th, 7th, 8th, Cypress and the remainder of Pine streets, as well as all of Walnut Village and Willow Heights, on July 1, 2017. Boatman and Darwin and all of Gainesboro will take effect Sept. 1, 2017. At that time, all HRS homes will be under the smoke-free policy. The policy is already in effect for the following developments: • All of Monterey - Nov. 1, 2016 • All of Baxter and Celina – Jan. 1, 2017 • All of Algood and the 10(2) area of West 5th Street and Pine Avenue – March 1, 2017 • Buffalo Valley Road and Coffelt Street, Willow Valley Court (public housing homes) and Newman Street – May 1, 2017 A copy of the smoke-free policy has been mailed to all residents. Additional copies are available in the HRS main office lobby.

Quit 4 Life Would you rather just quit tobacco? Then give Quit 4 Life Tobacco Cessation classes a try. Classes are free and open to anyone. You can learn the tricks, tips and tools to stop smoking or dipping or e-cigs for life. A new class starts every Thursday from 6-7 p.m. at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center Cafeteria Algood Room. For more information, call Randy Todd at (931) 261-4305.