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Westside at Buttercup Creek

Westside news Volume 5, Number 5

Official Newsletter of the Westside at Buttercup Creek HOA

May 2014

KEEPING BABIES SAFE:

Austin Leaders Work Together for Families in Need Cleaning out your children’s closets can do some good this Mother’s Day. With the goal to collect diapers, baby clothes and micro donations, Austin’s Largest Baby Shower is an eleven day city wide event benefiting three outstanding community organizations: Austin LifeCare Center, Any Baby Can and St. David’s Neonatal ICU. All three provide diapers and supplies to families in need.

groups offering emergency assistance for daily essentials are over taxed and limiting their programs. “No one group can meet the demand on their own. Austin’s Largest Baby Shower provides community organizations aid to continue with their much needed programs,” said Doreen Sims, founder of Austin’s Largest Baby Shower. “It is heart breaking when I hear that the rising demographic of Austin’s homeless are women and children. At no fault of their own, WHY A BABY SHOWER? they are finding themselves priced out of a housing market due Although Austin landed on Forbes’ 20 fastest growing cities to divorce, loss of income or unexpected medical expenses.” and is a great place to live, Austin also ranked #2 in the US AWARDING AUSTIN’S TOP COMMUNITIES with the highest rate of growing poverty in the suburbs. With ORGANIZATIONS the rising demand from middle class working families needing assistance, community organizations such as Any Baby Can, This eleven day fundraiser starts with a great kickoff event. a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of children and On May 7th at the Balcones Country Club the LifeLine Awards strengthening families, combat the impact of Austin’s rising Luncheon and Fundraiser will honor Austin LifeCare Center, cost of living. Many of these working class families are finding Any Baby Can and St. David’s Neonatal ICU. providing for their family or getting ready for baby is much “It’s amazing what these organizations do. They provide more expensive than they first planned. As a result community free parenting classes, clothing, baby supplies and emergency assistance to those in need.” Sims stated. “Because of their dedication and commitment to be a lifeline to families in need, Texas State Rep Dawnna Dukes and former Anchor of KEYE, Ron Oliveira agreed to lend their voices to address this issue at the award luncheon.” Several Austin companies have joined the event as well. BabyEarth, RBFCU, Balcones Country Club and more are providing their stores as drop off locations for the supply drive. To learn how you can get involved and donate visit

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Westside at Buttercup Creek BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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The challenge is to fill every row across, every column down, and every 3x3 box with the digits 1 through 9. Each 1 through 9 digit must appear only once in each row across, each column down, and each 3x3 box.

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Westside at Buttercup Creek Veteran Outdoors To Hold Second Annual Fundraiser Veteran Outdoors is to hold it’s second annual fundraising event. This event is the main fundraiser for the non-profit organization each year. Veteran Outdoors in a non-profit organization honoring our countries wounded veteran’s patriotism and their sacrifice by providing quality hunting, fishing and outdoor related activities. VO’s goal is to raise public awareness about the therapeutic effects that being in the outdoors actually has on the mental and physical disabilities of our country’s wounded men and women. VO also provides a platform for veterans to tell their own stories in the their words. In 2013 alone, we spent 326 days in the field with 211 wounded veterans. Since 2008, we have taken 956 veterans on outdoor excursions. These excursions have largely been funded by the VO founders, until last years first fundraiser, which raised $100,000. Our goal this year is $400,000. Volunteers from around the Four Points and Austin area have been appointed to the board for the event and local business have donated services, items and art for the fundraising effort. This event is open to the public and will feature live and silent auctions, testimonials from some of our wounded veterans,

dinner, cocktails and a chance to give back to those that have given so much. The evening will also feature a special guest appearance and performances by Jack Ingham, The Statesboro Revue and Emma Cousins. Brought to you by Dental Health Management Solutions. Attire is “white casual” For tickets and sponsorship information, contact Toby Nunn at toby@veteranoutdoors.com or 1-510-305-0004.

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Westside at Buttercup Creek A FOCUS ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Pathway to Improved Health By Concentra Urgent Care Being physically active is one of the most important steps you SHOULD OLDER ADULTS EXERCISE,TOO? can take to maintain or improve your health. When combined The same HHS guidelines apply, but older adults need to make sure with eating a healthy diet, regular exercise can substantially reduce that their fitness level and any chronic conditions allow them to safely your risk of chronic disease, prevent weight gain, and improve your perform physical activity. For example, if an older adult is at risk of overall level of physical and emotional fitness. falling, he should do exercises that maintain or improve his balance. HOW MUCH PHYSICAL ACTIVITY DO I NEED?

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has recently published several recommendations related to exercise: 1. Any physical activity is better than no physical activity • Includes people with disabilities • Far outweighs the possibility of risk of injury or illness 2. Most health benefits occur with at least 150 minutes a week • Both aerobic and muscle-strengthening are beneficial 3. For most people, additional benefits occur when • You increase the intensity of your physical activity • You increase the frequency of your physical activity • You increase the duration of your physical activity

WHAT IF I HAVE A CHRONIC MEDICAL CONDITION?

If you have a chronic medical condition, you should be under the care of a health care provider. It is important to consult your physician about the type and amount of physical activity appropriate for you. HOW DO I GET STARTED?

The health benefits of physical activity far outweigh the risks and some activity is better than none. Persons who have not been diagnosed with a chronic condition (such as diabetes, heart disease, or osteoarthritis) and do not have symptoms (e.g., chest pain or pressure, dizziness, or joint pain) do not need to consult with a health care provider prior to starting an exercise program.

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May is National Water Safety Month Ongoing: Volunteers needed to stuff & distribute water safety packets. info@colinshope.org Ongoing: Colin's Hope Athlete Ambassadors needed. www.tinych.org/AthleteAmbassador Now-June 21st: Donate $30, get a free Schlitterbahn ticket! www.tinych.org/tickets May 5th: Otter Spotter Day Storytime at Backwoods Austin from 10:30am-11:30am

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