A 55+ Community in N. Fort Myers, Florida

November - December 2019

Edition No. 6

Welcome!

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Manager's Corner
 

Fred

The holiday season is here! We have plenty to be thankful for, from the generosity of our residents to having enough holiday cheer to share. This time of year always holds a special place in our hearts. Keep reading to see how we’re celebrating.

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Manager's Corner

Fred

The holiday season is here!

This year we have plenty to be thankful for. The Del Tura staff and I are thankful for, and in awe of, how generous Del Tura residents are to each other and the local community during this time of year.

Each year, Hometown America partners with the Del Tura resident lighting committee to help transform the community entrance into a holiday wonderland and this year is no exception. I would like to take a moment to thank Leon Bus and the numerous resident volunteers that have, once again, given a great deal of time and energy to install the lighting display we all enjoy from now until the end of the year.

We’d also like to recognize Charlene Ruotolo and Betty Sheetz who coordinate the Del Tura Thanksgiving/Christmas basket program, providing meals for local families in need and toys for children. I would like to thank every resident volunteer that is helping to brighten the lives of others through this effort.

These are just two examples of the endless list of actions Del Tura residents take. Thank you to all of our residents for the many acts of kindness that you do for others that our management office is never even aware of.

On behalf of the entire Hometown America and Del Tura staff, we thank you for your residency and wish you a happy and healthy 2020!

- Fred Taylor

Community Manager

We're Closed
 

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The Community Office will be closed November 28 and 29, December 25, and January 1 for the winter holidays. However, the sales office may be open. Be sure to check with them about any appointments or tours.

Food

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Spice It Up

Eat more than the same foods every holiday. Add some flare to classic recipes by adding seasonal flavors like nutmeg, star anise, and sage. Test out these spices and more in your next holiday meal. Your guests will be begging for your secret.

Daylight Savings Time

Fall Back

Get ready to fall back! Daylight savings time is coming to an end, so don’t forget to turn your clock back one hour on Sunday, November 3.

One Call Now
 

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In a crisis, communication is only as good as its delivery speed. That’s why Hometown America is introducing One Call Now to send messages instantly to our residents during an emergency situation. Keep reading to learn how you can get set up.

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One Call Now

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In a crisis, communication is only as good as its delivery speed. That’s why Hometown America is introducing One Call Now to send messages instantly to our residents during an emergency situation.

Our new alert system will enable the community office to send recorded phone messages, text alerts, and/or emails to the resident contact information on file. The system also allows for two-way emergency communication, meaning residents may respond by pressing “1” or “2.” This will allow us to adjust our emergency response plan based on real-time feedback.

The community office will be sending out test calls in the upcoming months. If you wish to receive text message alerts, you are required to “opt in” by texting ALERT to 22300. If you desire to “opt out” at any point, you may text STOP to 22300, but this will put you at risk of not receiving time-sensitive information. Hometown America strives to provide top-quality service during times of crisis and One Call Now will allow us to deliver this commitment.

Sales Update
 

Bag of Money

We are currently offering our last two, brand-new, move-in ready homes for purchase. Plus, our Love It or List It program is still going strong. Find your dream home with us or help your friends find theirs – it’s a win/win! Read on for more about both options.

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Sales Update

Bag of Money

We are currently offering our last two, brand-new, move-in ready homes for purchase!

2248 Del Mar Drive is a stunning 2-bed, 2-bath home located on a spacious corner lot. This home features stainless steel kitchen appliances, bonus den, and two porches that allow you to get the most out of the Florida lifestyle.

Our other new home is 5515 San Luis Drive. This is another 2-bed, 2-bath home with a beautiful front porch. Plus, you’re sure to fall in love with the open kitchen and spacious floor plan – perfect for entertaining. No matter which one you choose, you certainly can’t go wrong.

Enjoying your time as a resident? Show your loved ones how incredible it can be! Our Love It or List It program is still going strong. If you bring a friend or family member to Del Tura and they purchase a new Hometown America home, you’ll earn $2,000 – it’s that easy. Not only do you get to pick your neighbors, but you also get a little extra money in your pockets for the holiday season. Plenty of residents have already received their reward, you could be next!

Your Health

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Health-Tea Drink Choices

Did you know that in addition to warming you up on cold days, herbal teas also aid in mental and physical health? These tasty teas help ease stress and anxiety, encourage better sleep, and serve up powerful antioxidants. Check out all of the health benefits here – you just might be surprised.

Rules and Regulations

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For each newsletter, we like to choose one topic from the community documents and share them as a friendly reminder. Below is the section on residency and occupancy restrictions. Click below for a quick refresher.

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Rules and Regulations

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For each newsletter, we like to choose one topic from the community documents and share them as a friendly reminder. Below is the section on residency and occupancy restrictions. Please feel free to refresh yourself on these items:

Residency:

  1. Application for residency: Any person applying for admittance as a Resident of the Community must fill out an application for residency and pay an application fee. All prospective residents must be approved by Community Management and must sign a lease agreement prior to taking possession of a manufactured home currently in the Community or moving a manufactured home into the Community. No one other than those executing the lease agreement shall be allowed to reside upon the premises (lot) set forth in the lease agreement without written consent from the Community Manager. An application for Residency and credit and criminal check must be completed and approved, a Prospectus delivered and a copy of the Rules and Regulations and a Rental Agreement signed prior to: (i) arrival of the Resident's manufactured home in the community; or (ii) the transfer of title when the home is already in the Community. The Community Manager reserves the right to: (i) refuse to accept further rent and terminate the Rental Agreement of anyone who, after proper notices pursuant to Chapter 723.061, Florida Statutes, fails to comply with these Rules and Regulations and (ii) refuse rental to any applicant.
  2. Occupancy Restrictions: All prospective residents must be approved by management and have a lease agreement. It is the specific policy and intent of Management that this community be designated, operated and maintained for the use and benefit of persons 55 years of age or older. At least 80 percent of the occupied units must be occupied by at least one person who is 55 years of age or older as of the date of occupancy. All other occupants must be at least 40 years of age or older. The Community Owner reserves the right to accept an occupant younger than these requirements who is handicapped dependent and a member of the occupant's immediate family. Upon application for residency, an applicant must provide a copy of the driver's license for each occupant or other such documents, which if presented to the Social Security Administration, would be acceptable to establish age. No one other than those executing the lease agreement shall be allowed to reside upon the premises (site) set forth in the lease agreement without written consent from the Management Office. The purchase of a resident's home by those who have not executed a lease agreement or obtained written consent from management shall not constitute permission or rights for the purchaser (s) to reside within the Community.

Capital Updates
 

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2019 has been another productive year for improving our community. By the end of this year, management will have completed more than 20 capital projects. Keep reading for a few of the most recent projects we have finished in the community.

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Capital Updates

Tools and wood

2019 has been another productive year for improving our community. By the end of this year, management will have completed more than 20 capital projects. The following are a few of the most recent projects we have finished in the community:

  • • Resurfacing the four tennis courts at the north pool area
  • • Sprucing up the landscaped area between the bathrooms and tennis courts
  • • Resurfacing the 12 shuffleboard courts
  • • Replacing all tabletops at the five outdoor pools

Recurring Events
 

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There’s never a shortage of fun, healthy activities to get involved with at Del Tura! Read on to learn how you can join in.

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Recurring Events

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Monday:
8 to 9 a.m.:Tai Chi
8 to 10 a.m.:Open mixed tennis
9 to 10 a.m.:Tura Zumba
10 to 10:45 a.m.:Jane Fonda Aerobics
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.:Water Aerobics (North Pool)
Tuesday:
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.:Water Noodle Aerobics (North Pool)
5 to 6:15 p.m.:Yoga Relaxation (Starlight Ballroom)
Wednesday:
8 to 9 a.m.:Tai Chi
8 to 10 a.m.:Open mixed tennis
9 to 10 a.m.:Tura Zumba
10 to 10:45 a.m.:Jane Fonda Aerobics
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.:Water Aerobics (North Pool)
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.:Yoga Relaxation (Starlight Ballroom)
Thursday:
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.:Water Noodle Aerobics (North Pool)
Friday:
8 to 9 a.m.:Tai Chi
8 to 10 a.m.:Open mixed tennis
9 to 10 a.m.:Tura Zumba
10 to 10:45 a.m.:Jane Fonda Aerobics
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.:Water Aerobics (North Pool)
Saturday:
8 to 10 a.m.:Open mixed tennis
Sunday:
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.:Water Noodle Aerobics (North Pool)

Home & Garden

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It's Plant "Thyme"

Add life to your home during the winter months by incorporating indoor plants into your design. Whether you create your own table top garden with thyme and basil or opt for hanging British ivy, these plants are small and require minimal up-keep, making them easy to own. Find your home’s perfect fit here.

Save More, Work Less

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If you’re looking for ways to save more, you’re in the right place at the right time. There are plenty of discounts out there but we’ve compiled a few you don’t have to jump through any hoops for. Keep reading to learn how you can save big.

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Save More, Work Less

Discount

If you’re looking for ways to save more, you’re in the right place at the right time. There are plenty of discounts out there but we’ve compiled a few you don’t have to jump through any hoops for. All you have to do to save big bucks is be over the age of fifty.

No matter your interest there is sure to be something you’ll love:

  • Shopping for your new favorite outfit? Get 20% off your purchase at Bealls every Tuesday!
  • If your sweet tooth is in the driver’s seat, head on over to Krispy Kreme where you can enjoy 10% off your order*.
  • Hungry for something different? Take 10% off your bill when you visit Bonefish Grill**.
  • Want to get active but don’t want to pay for a gym membership? If you’re a Medicare recipient, you can join the SilverSneakers program – free of charge!

What are you waiting for? Check out the full list of discounts here and start saving today!

*Discounts vary by location, please check with your local branch for their discount.
**Must have current AARP Membership

Winter Wonder Foods

Winter Wonder Food

When you think of winter foods, fruits and vegetables might not come to mind because we typically associate them with growing in the warm sunlight. However, this season has plenty of healthy and delicious food to offer. Keep reading to explore it all!

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Winter Wonder Foods

Winter Wonder Food

When you think of winter foods, fruits and vegetables might not come to mind because we typically associate them with growing in the warm sunlight. However, this season has plenty of healthy and delicious food to offer. The key to tasty and fulfilling meals in the upcoming months is knowing exactly which produce to buy. Between sweet potatoes, beets, and carrots, this time of year has something special to offer when preparing your holiday feasts.

There are also plenty of superfoods to accompany your wintry produce and help you stay feeling full and good. Whether you prefer classic holiday meals or something new, this list has the yummy ingredients that are sure to add the perfect amount of flavor to any dish you create.

Looking for a bit more structure? These nourishing recipes are perfect for pairing with fresh produce and getting cozy on any chilly night! Try the lemon chicken piccata on a casual weeknight or let the Asian salmon in foil make your dinner party pop. Vegans, meat-eaters, and everyone in between are sure to find something they love among these dishes.

Closeout the year in the tastiest way possible with seasonal produce, superfoods, and recipes. Plus, this is the perfect time to share all your newfound food knowledge with your loved ones. Now the only question is: What will you make first?

Brands that Give Back

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This holiday season, consider purchasing your gifts from a company that also gives back to the community. Whether its donating items or sharing proceeds, many companies are supporting charities that correlate with their brand. Keep reading to find your new favorite line.

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Brands that Give Back

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This holiday season, consider purchasing from a company that also gives back to the community. Whether its donating items or sharing proceeds, many companies are supporting charities that correlate with their brand. Check out a few companies that are giving back this season and throughout the year.

  1. Toms. We all know someone who wears their shoes till they fall apart. When you buy them a new pair of Toms shoes, the company will donate a pair of shoes to someone in need. Since their inception in 2006, the company has given over 35 million pairs of shoes to those in need in over 60 countries.
  2. Ivory Ella. Gift the animal lover in your life with one of these adorable elephant themed pieces. Ten percent of your purchase goes straight to Save the Elephants, an organization which aids in the research, prevention, and awareness of the ivory trade. The brand has currently raised over $1 million.
  3. Lush. Pamper your loved ones with luxury while giving back. When you purchase the Charity Pot, a hand and body lotion, 100% of the proceeds go toward supporting humanitarian, environmental, and animal rights causes around the world.
  4. Bombas. There’s never a bad time to gift someone socks, especially when for every pair purchased, one is donated to a homeless shelter. Whether they prefer athletic socks or something more whimsical, Bombas has it all.
  5. Sephora. Support the makeup lover in your life while also giving back to organizations that fight for racial justice and equality across the united states. Currently launching the second phase of their Belong campaign, Sephora has already donated $1 million to these organizations.
  6. Causebox. Looking for a cool subscription box to gift? Treat your friend or family member to a quarter or annual subscription to Causebox, the only subscription box to feature specifically sourced products from socially conscious companies that actively give back.
  7. Warby Parker. Everyone deserves a stylish pair of specks. In addition to great style, Warby Parker also gives a pair of glasses to students in need for every pair purchased. See clearly and do good, all at the same time.
  8. Alex and Ani. Bring a little sparkle to your present with charms and bracelets from Alex and Ani’s Charity by Design collection. Each piece is created in collaboration with a non-profit like UNICEF, the American Heart Association, and Habitat for Humanity, with a portion of the sale of these pieces going back to the organization.
  9. Patagonia. Whether it’s new hiking boots or provisions, pick up something for the outdoorsmen on your list from world famous Patagonia. Since 1985, Patagonia has donated over $89 million to hundreds of grassroots environmental groups, along with investments in socially and environmentally minded companies.

Are you looking for companies that offer more sustainable products? Check out these ethical brands that continuously give back to an organization they care deeply about such as, children in need, Equality Now, and ocean conservation. This season, give your friends and family items they are sure to love while also giving back to organizations around the world. Happy gift giving!

Travel

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Unwrapped And Unbothered

Packing your perfectly wrapped gifts may seem like a great way to save time when you reach your destination; but this could be for nothing if the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) has to unwrap your gifts to ensure the safety of other passengers. Follow these simple tips so you don’t get stuck with TSA scavenging through your bags.

Come Socialize
 

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Join us on social media through Facebook to stay updated, see pictures from the latest community event, and connect with neighbors. Our community page is also a great place to learn about sales specials and enter fun contests. Follow us today!

SafeHaven Insurance

SafeHaven

Hometown America is proud to promote SafeHaven National Insurance Agency, specializing in coverage for manufactured homeowners and renters. Many companies are difficult to work with or do not write policies that provide adequate protection for prefabricated homes. Make sure you are dealing with an insurance company that offers competitively priced policies and the protections important to you. Visit SafeHaven online or call 1-800-536-8999 for a quote.

 

Entertainment & Leisure

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Elevated Scrapbooking

Gather your pictures and mementos from the past year and make something special. Try your hand at creating a classic scrapbook or go the digital route with one of these online scrapbooking systems. You can design your pages, upload photos, and order your brand-new scrapbook so it’s delivered directly to your door.