What's Up In The Village

Gate access reminders 

The Village is gearing up for a year of fun-filled events and parties. If you need to enter guests for a friendly visit or big shindig, please remember the following about gate access:

• You are required to provide a last name for your guests, as this helps us keep track of who is coming in and out of the community. If the last name field is left blank, your guest will have his or her ID checked by the Gate Ambassador upon arrival. Please save time and hassle by providing a last name.
• If you enter a business or vendor, include their first and last name and the name of the business--not just a description of their services (e.g., "cleaning service" won't cut it)
• Do not alter, copy or reproduce your guest pass. “Unofficial” guest passes will be confiscated by the Gate Ambassador, and your guest will not be allowed entry.
• Do not laminate your guest pass. The heat sensitive paper on the pass will turn black and the pass will no longer work.
If you have any questions about gate access, call Resident Services at 949-597-4600.


Still time to get your flu shot!  

Did you know we are in the midst of the worst flu season in a decade? In fact, it's now considered an epidemic, according to the California Department of Public Health.  

Vulnerable populations include young children, folks with certain medical conditions and people 65 and older. Pneumonia is a complication associated with the flu and can be dangerous especially to susceptible populations.

Protect yourself and others by getting an annual flu and Pneumococcal vaccination and avoiding contact with symptomatic people. Symptoms may include a dry or hacking cough, fever, sore throat, chills, body aches, headache, stuffy or runny nose and fatigue lasting up to two weeks. Be sure to wash hands or use an alcohol-based sanitizer frequently, avoid touching your face and disinfect surfaces that may be contaminated.

If you feel sick, you are likely contagious. Seek medical care and avoid sharing your illness by following your doctor's orders, staying home and abstaining from contact with others.

Click here for more information from the California Department of Public Health.


Protect your mail and identity

Whether you're expecting a special package or have sensitive documents arriving in your mailbox, be on the lookout! While the U.S. Postal Service is diligent about ensuring your mail arrives safe and secure, thieves may try to snatch your mail, putting your identity at risk. Don’t fall victim to snail-mail theft!

Take precautions by handing your outgoing mail to a carrier or take it to the post office when sending sensitive documents. Pick up your mail as soon as possible after delivery; don’t let it sit there neglected. If you are expecting valuable mail or packages and they are not delivered as promised, contact the sender.

Your identity is valuable and the consequences of having it taken can be catastrophic. If you suspect you have been a victim of identity fraud, call the company where you believe the fraud occurred, get your credit reports and report the issue here. For more information, see Chief Moy's "Avoid the Scams" publication here.


Upcoming Village Board and Committee Meetings 

The week of January 22 United holds its Governing Documents Committee; Community Newsletter Subcommittee meets; Third hosts its Residency Policies and Compliance Task Force Meeting; and more. 

Click here to download full agenda packets of Board and Committee meetings and to view all upcoming meetings.

DISCLAIMER

Unless otherwise stated, all meetings, events and amenities are for the use of Laguna Woods Village residents and their authorized guests only.