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Welcome to the

Olde Oaks
&
Waterford Park

Community

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Welcome Home!

Welcome to the website of the Olde Oaks Community Improvement Association (OOCIA) in the beautiful community of Olde Oaks & Waterford Park. The OOCIA represents the interests of over 1550 homeowners in this Northwest Houston neighborhood.


The Board Members of the OOCIA have created this website for current and prospective community residents.  You can find everything you need to know about our neighborhood, as well as our local community. Please take time to look around this site for guidance with the rules and restrictions, architectural guidelines and request forms, committee information, community events, links of local interest, and more.


The Board of Directors are elected by the homeowners and manage the daily affairs of the Association with the assistance of our management company, Crest Management, AAMC (Crest). Crest manages the operations and legal affairs of the association. Crest Management's staff are trained to respond to questions from association members and can be directly contacted via email or via phone at (281) 579-0761.


The Board anticipates that you will love our beautiful community as much as we do and we invite you to be involved - whether it be simply attending the monthly meetings, being a part of the Board or Committees, or with our community interest groups.

Summer is here! Heat-related health dangers for older adults

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NIH tips help reduce risk of hyperthermia.

As we age, our ability to adequately respond to summer heat can become a serious problem. Older people are at significant increased risk of heat-related illnesses, known collectively as hyperthermia, during the summer months. Hyperthermia can include heat stroke, heat edema (swelling in your ankles and feet when you get hot), heat syncope (sudden dizziness after exercising in the heat), heat cramps, and heat exhaustion.


Experts at the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, say knowing which health-related factors may increase risk could save a life. Those factors include:

  • Age-related changes to the skin such as poor blood circulation and inefficient sweat glands
  • Heart, lung, and kidney diseases, as well as any illness that causes general weakness or fever
  • High blood pressure or other conditions that require changes in diet, such as salt-restricted diets
  • Reduced sweating, caused by medications such as diuretics, sedatives, tranquilizers, and certain heart and blood pressure drugs
  • Taking several drugs for various conditions (It is important, however, to continue to take prescribed medication and discuss possible problems with a physician.)
  • Being substantially overweight or underweight  
  • Drinking alcoholic beverages
  • Being dehydrated


Lifestyle factors can also increase risk, including extremely hot living quarters, lack of transportation, overdressing, visiting overcrowded places, and not understanding how to respond to weather conditions.


Older people, particularly those at special risk, should stay indoors on particularly hot and humid days, especially when there is an air pollution alert in effect. To stay cool, drink plenty of fluids and wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothes in natural fabrics. People without fans or air conditioners should keep their homes as cool as possible or go someplace cool. Senior centers, religious groups, and social service organizations in many communities provide cooling centers when the temperatures rise. Or visit public air conditioned places such as shopping malls, movie theaters, or libraries.


Heat stroke is a severe form of hyperthermia that occurs when the body is overwhelmed by heat and unable to control its temperature. Someone with a body temperature above 104 degrees Fahrenheit is likely suffering from heat stroke. Symptoms include fainting; a change in behavior (confusion, combativeness, staggering, possible delirium or coma); dry, flushed skin and a strong, rapid pulse; and lack of sweating. Seek immediate medical attention for a person with any of these symptoms, especially an older adult.


If you suspect that someone is suffering from a heat-related illness:

  • Call 911 if you suspect heat stroke.
  • Get the person out of the heat and into a shady, air-conditioned or other cool place. Urge them to lie down.
  • If the person can swallow safely, offer fluids such as water and fruit or vegetable juices, but not alcohol or caffeine.
  • Apply a cold, wet cloth to the wrists, neck, armpits, and groin. These are places where blood passes close to the surface of the skin, and a cold cloth can help cool the blood.
  • Encourage the person to shower, bathe, or sponge off with cool water if it is safe to do so.


If you are having a hard time paying for home cooling and heating costs, there are some resources that might help. Contact the National Energy Assistance Referral service (link is external), your local Area Agency on Aging (link is external), senior center, or social service agency.


To learn more, go to Hot Weather Safety for Older Adults. Free publications on hot weather safety and other healthy aging topics in English and Spanish are available from the NIA website or by calling NIA’s toll-free number: 1-800-222-2225.


About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation's medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.


NIH…Turning Discovery Into Health®

August is Back to School Safety Month

This is an IMPORTANT message from ReadyHarris

(Houston, TX) – August is Back to School Safety Month and a good time to review your family’s safety and emergency plans. The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) reminds parents that teaching their children how to stay safe before, during, and after school is crucial.
 

Although schools have emergency plans and hold drills throughout the year, parents should make sure that their children know their phone number, address and how to get in touch with them or another trusted adult in case of an emergency.
 

Traffic safety is also key to keeping children safe. Motorists are reminded that there are heavy fines for going over the speed limit and for texting or using handheld devices while driving through a school zone.
 

State law mandates that drivers come to a complete stop when approaching a school bus that is stopped to pick up or drop off students. Children walking or riding their bikes should only cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
 

After school, your children should feel safe at home. Post an emergency phone list where your children can see it. Include 9-1-1, your work and cell numbers, numbers for neighbors, and the numbers for anyone else who is nearby and trusted. Practice an emergency plan often so they know what to do in case of fire, injury or other emergency.
 

Get preparedness tips and sign up to receive emergency alerts and updates at www.readyharris.org. You can also follow HCOHSEM on Twitter and Facebook.

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How To Get In Touch With Us

HOA meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

We love our neighbors & our community.    

As an HOA member, it’s important to understand that committees are an integral part

of the operations of our community. Committee members help keep a community vibrant.  

Come introduce yourself. We can't wait to meet you!


Open (Member) Session begins at 6:45pm

Executive (Board) Session Begins at 5:45pm

Meeting Location:

Oak Creek Village Clubhouse

3906 Gladeridge Dr

Houston TX  77068


A big THANK YOU to OCV HOA for lending their clubhouse to us. 

Olde Oaks & Waterford Park

Olde Oaks, Texas, United States

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Volunteers are always necessary and  enthusiastically needed. 

The Board of Directors are five homeowners helping over 1550 homesteads.

We need your help!

To find out how you can help our community, even if only for one day a year,

click on the link below to see the volunteer vacancies and opportunities available for you.

Help us to help everyone to keep our c build a beautiful, strong, and safe community today!

 https://oocia.org/committees