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22 conTinueD faciliTies Apartment Maintenance: It’s All About Education Extended Vacation Program: The extended vacation program was created when University of Florida staff realized that residents were having many maintenance and pest control problems after coming back from an extended vacation, especially during the summer. With the help of maintenance and pest control services, staff launched the Extended Vacation Program in 2009. Residents notify staff when they are planning to leave for more than two weeks, and they are provided a checklist prior to their departure. This checklist is designed to make sure that residents take proactive measures to lower the risk of maintenance or pest control problems during their time away. Some tips that the checklist includes are things such as emptying trash cans and leaving the air conditioning on at 78 degrees Fahrenheit to avoid accumulation of moisture. One of the goals of the checklist is also to educate residents who are future homeowners about actions they can take to prevent predictable problems. When residents take extended vacations, maintenance and pest control services are responsible for turning the water off for both sinks, turning the water heater off, making sure that the smoke detector is on, flushing the toilets on a regular basis, turning the water and water heater back on prior to residents’ return, and generally visiting the apartments on a regular basis while residents are away. The program was very successful throughout the summer, with more than 50 residents registered and served. behavior during their stay in campus facilities. These programs are just current examples. It is important that housing staff continue to implement new programs and ideas. As the world is consistently changing, residents change too, and this requires staff to be fully aware of their changing cultures, needs, and challenges. Knowing the population to be served must always be the first step in any educational approach. ts Thomas Germain is a residence coordinator for graduate and family housing at the University of Florida in Gainesville. The Value of an Educational Approach These programs have two main goals. One is to address immediate issues resulting from residents’ inadequate maintenance of their apartments, and the other is to educate residents in the hope of seeing a change in want to Continue tHis DisCussion? Sign on to the ACUHO-I Online Network at network.acuho-i.org and join the Housing Facilities and Services Group. All-A-Board Furniture Features
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Talking Stick - November/December 2009

Talking Stick - November/December 2009
Contents
Online Now
Vision
Just In
Your ACUHO-I
Transitions
Regroup
Facilities
Business
Calendar
No Small Measure
Military Matriculation
Conversations
First Takes
Reporting Out
Welcome
Snapshot
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - BB1
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - BB2
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Talking Stick - November/December 2009
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Cover2
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 1
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 2
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Contents
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Online Now
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 5
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Vision
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 7
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Just In
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 9
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 10
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 11
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 12
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Your ACUHO-I
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Transitions
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 15
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Regroup
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 17
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 18
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 19
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Facilities
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 21
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 22
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 23
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Business
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 25
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 26
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Calendar
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - No Small Measure
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 29
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 30
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 31
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 32
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 33
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 34
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 35
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Military Matriculation
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 37
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 40
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 42
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 43
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Conversations
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 45
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 46
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - First Takes
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Reporting Out
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Welcome
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 55
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Snapshot
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