VP Playgroup- November Schedule

For the Month of November- playgroup will only meet on:
· 11/4 – Bean Bag Games and Craft

· 11/18- Handprint Turkeys
Playgroup meets Wednesday Mornings from 10:30-11:30 at the Playground next to Laundry Room #6.
The Verano Playgroup is an informal drop in program for children ages 0-5 and their parents or caregivers.
Adults are expected to stay and participate (as well as supervise their own child).

Upcoming VRC Community Meeting, 11/4/2015

Verano Resident Council Community Meeting

When: Wednesday, November 4th @ 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Where: Verano Place Commons

Come and discuss any concerns you have as a resident of Verano Place, or share ideas on how we can improve our community. If you have ideas for cool events you’d like to see within our community, this is a great place to share and discuss them as well.

The Verano Place Resident Council (VRC) is the democratically-selected body representing the residents of Verano Place. It is elected and budgeted to provide services, good, and advocacy, to the benefit of Verano residents. In co-operation with the Verano Housing Office, it is the task of the Verano Resident Council to ensure the continued success of the Verano Place residential and community environment, by representing and responding to the interests of Verano Place residents.

Hiring NOW for Immediate Openings for 2015-2016 Housing Assistant

Are you interested in becoming a Verano Place Housing Assistant? The Verano Place Housing Office has 2 immediate openings for Housing Assistants. This will be an expedited selection process, anyone interested should applyimmediately. Application review will begin October 13, 2015.


Being a Housing Assistant is a great way to be involved in the Verano Place community and to work in your own neighborhood. As a multi-cultural community with many different needs and living practices, the Housing Assistant’s purpose is to address the needs of residents on an individual and community level with the Intent of building and maintaining a safe and cohesive community. The main functions of the Housing Assistant are: create “community-based” programming; address resident relations issues; provide after-hours coverage for the Verano Place Housing operation; respond to, assess and communicate community issues to residents; provide immediate action and support in emergency situations.


To learn about the Housing Assistant position you can contact a current Housing Assistant at veranoha@housing.hsg.uci.edu or Associate Director of Apartment Life, Jennifer Nelson Martinez, at jnmartin@uci.edu with any questions you may have. Further, the individual interview will also include time to discuss the Housing Assistant duties and responsibilities and answer questions you may have.

For more information about the selection process and the application visit: http://sites.uci.edu/veranoplace/leadership-and-employment-opportunities-in-verano-place/apply-to-be-a-2015-2016-housing-assistant/

Jennifer Martinez

Jennifer Nelson Martinez
Associate Director of Apartment Life
Verano Place Housing
University Of California, Irvine
6529 Adobe Circle Road, South
Irvine, CA 92617

(949) 824-7976 direct
(949) 824-2617 fax


Each Mind Matters- Wondering How to Get Involved?

Spread the Word
Each Mind Matters is gaining momentum every day as people like you join California’s Mental Health Movement. Together we can create supportive communities where no one feels alone.

Every person plays an important role in helping people feel comfortable by having open conversations and encouraging those who need it to seek support. Below are some things you can do to help.


Share the Facts About Mental Health

Share these facts and distribute to friends, family and colleagues:

Mental health challenges are very common. In fact, 50% of us will experience a mental health challenge in our lifetime.
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People recover from mental illness all the time. With support and treatment, between 70% and 90% of individuals report reduced symptoms and improved quality of life.
Good mental health enables people to realize their potential, cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively, and contribute to their communities.
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Post selfies wearing your lime green ribbon on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Plus, encourage others to do the same. Use the hashtag #EachMindMatters.
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