CANCELLED - Movie Night at Renaissance Village on June 5th

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CANCELLED
Due to the weather forecast movie night will be rescheduled at a later date.

WHEN
June 5th, 2019
7:00 to10:00 PM

WHERE
Renaissance Village
(Green Space Behind Clubhouse)
2626 Kenbridge Drive
Columbus, OH 43219

Come enjoy sandwiches, sides, and snacks and the movie The Kid Who Would Be King outside on the big screen! There will be chairs available, but please feel free to bring your own blankets and lawn chairs as well.

Call 614-545-4867
to RSVP for dinner!

In the case of inclement weather, call the number above for cancellation info. Movie night will be rescheduled.

 

COMING SOON: Free Produce Fairs

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Homeport will be hosting a series of Free Fresh Produce Fair outside of Pheasant Run & Marsh Run Community Centers.

Produce will be available first come first serve and will be held RAIN or SHINE, but not in storms.
For translation or questions, please call 614-545-4844.

Dates to be held:

  • June 4th 

  • July 2nd

  • August 6th 

  • September 3rd


FREE Produce Fairs will be held at

Marsh Run Apartments
2393 Canal Bay Way
Columbus, OH 43232

Marsh Run Apartments produce fairs will run from 3:30p-5:30p

Pheasant Run Apartments
2680 Orono Pike
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

Pheasant Run Apartments produce fairs will run from 3:00p-5:30p.


For translation or questions, please call 614-545-4844.

CANCELLED - Movie Night at Renaissance Village on June 5th

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CANCELLED
Due to the weather forecast movie night will be rescheduled at a later date.

WHEN
June 5th, 2019
7:00 to10:00 PM

WHERE
Renaissance Village
(Green Space Behind Clubhouse)
2626 Kenbridge Drive
Columbus, OH 43219

Come enjoy sandwiches, sides, and snacks and the movie The Kid Who Would Be King outside on the big screen! There will be chairs available, but please feel free to bring your own blankets and lawn chairs as well.

Call 614-545-4867
to RSVP for dinner!

In the case of inclement weather, call the number above for cancellation info. Movie night will be rescheduled.

 

FREE Money Magnifier Class Series at Kimberly Meadows open to ALL

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Learn Easy Ways to Reach your Money Goals. Free financial coaching for Homeport residents.

IMPORTANT: The Money Magnifier program consists of SIX (6) Tuesday evening sessions from 6:00PM to 7:30PM at Kimberly Meadows community center.

With MoneyMagnifier, you’ll receive:
• A detailed report summarizing your current financial health
• FREE one-on-one financial coaching
• Easy money management strategies
• A personalized plan to reach your goals
• No judgement, no jargon, just simple support and facts

In partnership with Wright-Patt Credit Union, Inc.

Money Magnifier classes will be held at:
Kimberly Meadows community center located at 2500 Benie Court, Columbus 43232

COMING SOON: Free Produce Fairs

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Homeport will be hosting a series of Free Fresh Produce Fair outside of Pheasant Run & Marsh Run Community Centers.

Produce will be available first come first serve and will be held RAIN or SHINE, but not in storms.
For translation or questions, please call 614-545-4844.

Dates to be held:

  • June 4th 

  • July 2nd

  • August 6th 

  • September 3rd


FREE Produce Fairs will be held at

Marsh Run Apartments
2393 Canal Bay Way
Columbus, OH 43232

Marsh Run Apartments produce fairs will run from 3:30p-5:30p

Pheasant Run Apartments
2680 Orono Pike
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

Pheasant Run Apartments produce fairs will run from 3:00p-5:30p.


For translation or questions, please call 614-545-4844.

Creating Your Own Jackpot

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Christian Wilkins is a famously frugal Clemson University student-athlete not above bumming rides from teammates, sneaking snacks into the movies or asking for slices of lemon to make his own lemonade when dining out.

Manuel Franco is a 24-year-old Wisconsin worker whose primary goal until recently had been to get his bank account to $1,000.

Both have something in common. They each have hit jackpots – one literally. Wilkins became a first-round pro football draft pick of the Miami Dolphins on April 25; two days earlier, Franco won the $768 million Powerball drawing, the third largest in U.S. history.

But what if you are not so talented or lucky yet aspire to be comfortable - let alone a millionaire? It all begins with developing a financial plan that has savings at its core.

No one can predict the future, so you should always set aside money to cover unexpected expenses. According to a survey from CNN, 40 percent of Americans would have to borrow money to pay for an emergency over $400.

Here are five other good reasons to save:

  • College

  • Down payment for a house

  • Retirement

  • Travel

  • Financial freedom (to live your life on your own terms).

Now how much of your income should you be saving?

The answer to that question, for a long time, was 10 percent. The short answer today is, “as much possible.”

Future NFL millionaire Wilkins admires former pro Ryan Broyles, who lived on $60,000 a year during his wide receiver playing days for the Detroit Lions. When Broyles three-year injury plagued career ended in 2015, he had saved enough funds that by 2018 he and his wife owned roughly 40 rental properties in Oklahoma and Texas and a property management company.

Still, there are some people who buy into the 20-50-30 model: 20 percent to savings, 50 percent for necessities like housing, food, utilities, transportation, and 30 percent for discretionary items or wants like entertainment, holiday spending and travel.

Layden Hale

Layden Hale

Savings plan start-ups vary. For some, it might start with a surge of cash, like an inheritance or a refund from income tax filings. For most folks, savings comes at a grinding, consistent pace. Contact Homeport at 614 221-8889 ext. 134 or visit www.homeportlearning.org to sign up for financial fitness classes or counseling. It could be the start of your jackpot.

(Homeport Senior Counseling Advisor Layden Hale, layden.hale@homeportohio.org, has been in financial services and counseling for over 20 years.)

'Prom' returns for Homeport seniors

They danced, ate, danced some more, visited the photo booth and played games. Even Bingo!

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Approximately 75 residents from Homeport’s five senior communities came together on April 10th to participate in the Second Annual Senior Prom held once again in the community room of Elim Manor.

Watch the video to see the fun and the end result of great planning from three Social Work student interns from Ohio State University.

The program had a “Hollywood” theme. To see photos, click here.

Glitzy photo booth added to festivities.

Glitzy photo booth added to festivities.

FREE Money Magnifier Class Series starts May 7th

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Learn Easy Ways to Reach your Money Goals. Free financial coaching for Homeport residents.

IMPORTANT: The Money Magnifier program consists of SIX (6) Tuesday evening sessions from 6:00PM to 7:30PM starting May 7th at Kimberly Meadows community center.

With MoneyMagnifier, you’ll receive:
• A detailed report summarizing your current financial health
• FREE one-on-one financial coaching
• Easy money management strategies
• A personalized plan to reach your goals
• No judgement, no jargon, just simple support and facts

In partnership with Wright-Patt Credit Union, Inc.

Money Magnifier classes will be held at:
Kimberly Meadows community center located at 2350 Courtright Road, Columbus, OH 43232

FREE Money Magnifier Class Series. Learn easy ways to reach your money goals.

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Learn Easy Ways to Reach your Money Goals. Free financial coaching for Homeport residents.

IMPORTANT: The Money Magnifier program consists of SIX (6) Tuesday evening sessions from 6:00PM to 7:30PM starting May 7th at Kimberly Meadows community center.

With MoneyMagnifier, you’ll receive:
• A detailed report summarizing your current financial health
• FREE one-on-one financial coaching
• Easy money management strategies
• A personalized plan to reach your goals
• No judgement, no jargon, just simple support and facts

In partnership with Wright-Patt Credit Union, Inc.

Money Magnifier classes will be held at:
Kimberly Meadows community center located at 2350 Courtright Road, Columbus, OH 43232

FREE Job Skills Certifications AVAILABLE NOW!

Homeport is pleased to announce a new Job Skills Training Program in partnership with Graduation Alliance, a leading online education provider in Ohio. 

Job training programs will include:

  • Career Ready Life Skills - Employability Skills, Digital Literacy and Financial Literacy

  • OSHA 10 (Safety) Certification

  • Caregiving Certification

  • Construction Trades Certification

  • Logistics Certification

These programs are available FREE OF CHARGE to residents.

Participants in the program will receive additional support services including an Academic Coach and the opportunity to work with a College and Career Coordinator to assist with college and /or career placement.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can participate, please contact
Jessica Williams at 614-545-4802 or email at jessica.williams@homeportohio.org

Coming Soon: Free Produce Fairs

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Homeport will be hosting a series of Free Fresh Produce Fair outside of Pheasant Run & Marsh Run Community Centers.

Produce will be available first come first serve and will be held RAIN or SHINE, but not in storms.
For translation or questions, please call 614-545-4844.

Dates to be held:

  • June 4th 

  • July 2nd

  • August 6th 

  • September 3rd

Marsh Run will run from 3:30p-5:30p  and Pheasant from 3p-5:30p.

Marsh Run | 2393 Canal Bay Way, Columbus, OH 43232

Pheasant Run | 2680 Orono Pike, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068


For translation or questions, please call 614-545-4844.




FREE Money Magnifier Class Series. Learn easy ways to reach your money goals.

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Learn Easy Ways to Reach your Money Goals. Free financial coaching for Homeport residents.

IMPORTANT: The Money Magnifier program consists of SIX (6) Tuesday evening sessions from 6:00PM to 7:30PM

With MoneyMagnifier, you’ll receive:
• A detailed report summarizing your current financial health
• FREE one-on-one financial coaching
• Easy money management strategies
• A personalized plan to reach your goals
• No judgement, no jargon, just simple support and facts

In partnership with Wright-Patt Credit Union, Inc.

Money Magnifier classes will be held at:
Kimberly Meadows community center located at 2350 Courtright Road, Columbus, OH 43232

Taking Control Of Finances With Help From 'Uncle Sam'

Health care costs are the number one reason Americans suffer financial stress. Student loan debt – now at $1.5 trillion – is painful. And over 11 percent of dual income households send their children to childcare, a contributing factor in missed credit card payments and deeper debt.

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Does any of this sound familiar?

Well, lucky for you, it is tax return season. In 2019, 70 percent of all taxpayers will get a refund from the U.S. government. The average American taxpayer will receive about $3,000 back from income tax filings.

Consider your returns a duffel bag of cash on your front steps – or in your mail box.

Do you have a plan for new found wealth, to close the gap between income and expenses, and build a nest egg for future goals (like buying a home)?

Here are four points to consider:

● Buy some peace of mind by investing some of your refund in a savings account. Knowing you have some money on hand to cover unexpected expenses – car repairs, hospital bill, or job loss – can help you sleep better at night.

● If you have credit card debt, paying it off can be one of the best investments you can make with your refund dollars.

● Save money for retirement in a 401K or IRA financial vehicle.

● Leave some money for yourself to splurge. Take your “mad money” and invest in yourself. Take a vacation.

At Homeport, we are here to help you create such a plan, to overcome roadblocks and achieve your financial goals. We will review your credit and help you develop a budget to pay down debt, save money and reach your goal of homeownership.

Don’t put it off any longer. Act today by calling us at 614 221-8889 or sign up for classes at www.homeportlearning.org. Make 2019 the year you turn your financial goals into achievements, with a little help from Uncle Sam.

Layden Hale

Layden Hale

(Layden Hale is Senior Counseling Advisor for Homeport. He has been providing financial counseling for over 20 years.)

BalletMet Discover Dance Scholarship Program

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BalletMet’s Discover Dance Scholarship Program offers children in the Central Ohio area opportunities for quality ballet and dance education and training. This scholarship provides a child with fully funded year tuition to the BalletMet Dance Academy. Scholarships require an audition and must be renewed annually basedupon review of criteria.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE AUDITION?

No previous dance training is necessary. Any child between the ages of 8-12 years old who meets the criteria listed below may audition. Students must be 8-12 years of age by September 1, 2019 and should exhibit:

  • High potential to be trained in ballet and other dance style

  • Desire and commitment to study dance in a disciplined environment

  • Ability to get to and from classes on a regular basis

WHEN ARE THE PRELIMINARY COMMUNITY AUDITIONS?

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Registration 6:00 - 6:30pm
Auditions 6:30 - 7:30pm

Saturday, April 6, 2019
Registration 4:00 - 4:30pm
Auditions 4:30 - 5:30pm

Your child only needs to attend one of the Preliminary Community Audition dates. Plan on being prompt to the registration times. Children arriving after registration has closed will NOT be allowed to participate.

WHERE ARE THE AUDITIONS HELD?

BalletMet Dance Academy
322 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215

WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD BRING TO THE AUDITION?

  • A completed Discover Dance Student Audition Form.

  • Dressed in comfortable clothes that allow for movement.

  • A great attitude and passion for dance!

WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE AUDITION?

Dance professionals from BalletMet will screen children for potential and identify kinesthetically gifted children for training in classical ballet and other dance forms. Children selected must have feet and ankles capable of handling pointe and ballet work, thus these areas will be assessed. Please communicate with your child that they should demonstrate their best behavior and love of dance.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE AUDITION?

All participants will be notified by mail of preliminary audition results. Final Auditions will be held at the BalletMet Dance Academy on Saturday, May 4, 2019 for students who pass the preliminary screenings.

WHY SHOULD A CHILD PARTICIPATE IN THE AUDITION?

BalletMet is committed to bringing the positive influence of ballet and dance to the Columbus community. Through the Discover Dance Scholarship Program, BalletMet strives to make the art and discipline of dance available to talented and committed youth.

Questions? Contact Leigh Lijoi at BalletMet.

Call 614.586.8629 or email education@balletmet.org.

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FREE Job Skills Certifications AVAILABLE NOW!

Homeport is pleased to announce a new Job Skills Training Program in partnership with Graduation Alliance, a leading online education provider in Ohio. 

Job training programs will include:

  • Career Ready Life Skills - Employability Skills, Digital Literacy and Financial Literacy

  • OSHA 10 (Safety) Certification

  • Caregiving Certification

  • Construction Trades Certification

  • Logistics Certification

These programs are available FREE OF CHARGE to residents.

Participants in the program will receive additional support services including an Academic Coach and the opportunity to work with a College and Career Coordinator to assist with college and /or career placement.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can participate, please contact
Jessica Williams at 614-545-4802 or email at jessica.williams@homeportohio.org

Free Money Magnifier Class Series. Learn easy ways to reach your money goals.

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Learn Easy Ways to Reach your Money Goals. Free financial coaching for Homeport residents.

IMPORTANT: The Money Magnifier program consists of SIX (6) Tuesday evening sessions from 6:00PM to 7:30PM

With MoneyMagnifier, you’ll receive:
• A detailed report summarizing your current financial health
• FREE one-on-one financial coaching
• Easy money management strategies
• A personalized plan to reach your goals
• No judgement, no jargon, just simple support and facts

In partnership with Wright-Patt Credit Union, Inc.

Money Magnifier classes will be held at:
Kimberly Meadows community center located at 2350 Courtright Road, Columbus, OH 43232