A 55+ Community in Orlando, Florida

August - September 2019

Edition No. 24

Welcome!

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Manager's Corner
 

Priscilla

Summer may be winding down, but we’re not - we have some great events lined up for our residents! Are you ready to help us plan another dance night? Have you checked out the Greenbrier’s new look? Keep reading to learn more.

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Manager’s Corner

Priscilla

Summer may be winding down, but we’re not - we have some great events lined up for our residents! We’re scheduling another dance night in the fall to welcome back our snowbird friends. A few top choices are disco, Motown, and country, but we want to hear from you! What’s your favorite type of music? Share your thoughts with the community office.

Did you get a chance to share in the food and fun at the Memorial Day barbeque? Our residents enjoyed good times and good food around the pool as our fantastic staff cooked up delicious hamburgers and hotdogs. We also hope you got to catch the double feature movie night, showing “Mamma Mia” and “Mamma Mia, Here We Go Again.” I never get tired of these movies and I still can’t believe all of the blue polyester dance suits, what fun!

Have you seen Greenbrier’s new look? First, we refinished the pool and spa with a sparkling new surface and updated tiles. Then, we installed an automatic door to the Greenbrier Clubhouse. Thank you for being patient with us as we finished these updates and a big thank you to Hometown America for all of these great improvements to the community we love to call home.

Sincerely,
Priscilla

Office Closed
 

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The management office will be closed on Monday, September 2 in celebration of Labor Day. However, the sales office may be open. Be sure to check with them about any sales appointments or tours.

Food

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Summer Drinks

We all love the occasional cocktail or glass of wine, but do you know how much alcohol can affect your mind and body? Take this quiz to test your knowledge! Then, once you’ve proved your skills, check out these fun summer cocktail recipes. Remember to drink responsibly.

Memorial Day Cook Out

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A huge thank you to Hometown America who helped our residents relax this past Memorial Day with delicious hotdogs and hamburgers on the grill and games around the pool. Keep reading to check out pictures from the festivities.

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Memorial Day Cook Out

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A huge thank you to Hometown America who helped our residents relax this past Memorial Day with delicious hotdogs and hamburgers on the grill and games. On Saturday, May 25, everyone gathered around the Westchester pool and rocked out to the DJ stylings of Fred and Sheryl Nero. Check out pictures below.

Sales Update
 

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Our sales team is on fire this summer! We’re currently on target to sell all our new inventory and 45+ pre-loved homes. Read more to learn how our team is keeping your home values up and about our current special offers.

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Sales Update

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Our sales team is on fire this summer! We’re currently on target to sell all our new inventory and 45+ pre-loved homes. Always aware of home values and appraisals, your Fairways sales team has been selling these homes right in line with their appraisals which keep your home values up.

Do you have a friend or family member you’d like to see as a neighbor at the Fairways? For a limited time, if you refer them to our team and they purchase a new Hometown America home, you’ll receive $2,000 and, if they purchase a pre-loved home, you’ll receive $500! You get to pick your neighbors and earn some extra spending money – it’s a win, win! In the last two months alone, two of your fellow residents have taken home $2,000, what are you waiting for?

Don’t forget to keep your eyes open for any upcoming Open House events. We love giving you the first look as we continue to bring in new homes and floor plans. These events are great opportunities to check out the new models and maybe even Trade-In and Trade-Up!

If you’d like to trade in your current home for one of these new models, you can call Data Comp to appraise your home and Hometown America will give you 70% of the appraised value and you only pay sales tax. After that, we take your home into inventory, you get to move into a brand-new, warrantied home, and we reimburse you the $300 appraisal fee.

If you’d like to learn more about either of these offers, don’t hesitate to contact your Fairways Sales Team – we’re here for you!

- Judith Stebbins and Madeline Sanchez

Love It or List It
 

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Thinking about selling your home? Make sure to list with our team, the resale listing authority. We employ the right types of media to sell your home, convey the lifestyle, and get you more for your home than anyone else. Read on to learn more!

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Love It or List It

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Thinking about selling your home? Make sure to list with our team, the resale listing authority. We employ the right types of media to sell your home, convey the lifestyle, and get you more for your home than anyone else. Did you know that we can even give your home buyer a full year gold membership? That’s a $1,800 to $2,400 value - talk about a selling feature! Statistics show that we sell approximately 50 pre-loved homes per year compared to 8-10 new homes. Trust us, we’re good at what we do.

If you have any questions, reach out Judith and Madeline, your Fairways Sales Team.

Your Health

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Exercise for Your Mind

Did you know exercise can improve your brain health? A recent study linked aerobic fitness to improved cognitive skills, especially for those at risk for dementia. Jogging or cycling can even improve problem-solving and decision-making skills. Learn more about how aerobic exercise can benefit you.

Thank You!
 

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We’d like to give a huge thank you to everyone who donated a backpack to the Tools for School drive! Hometown America teamed up with Fairways and other Florida communities to help students start off their school year on a high note, and thanks to your support they will be!

Medicare Tips & Tricks

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Figuring out how to get the most out of your Medicare plan can seem tricky but with a few of these simple tips and tricks, you’ll be a health care pro in no time. Make sure you’re getting the best coverage and never miss another enrollment period, check out these helpful hints.

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Medicare Tips & Tricks

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Figuring out how to get the most out of your Medicare plan can seem tricky but with a few of these simple tips and tricks, you’ll be a health care pro in no time. Make sure you’re getting the best coverage and never miss another enrollment period, check out these helpful hints.

1. Enroll early on. You can sign up for Medicare three months before your birth month; take advantage of that if you can. This way you know you’ll have coverage as soon as you’re eligible and avoid those pesky late enrollment fees.

2. Review your coverage every year. Each year, open enrollment lasts from October 15 – December 7. During that time, you can choose to switch your coverage. Use this annual check to make sure you’re getting the best coverage possible.

3. Buy a Medicare supplement plan early on. If you have frequent medical services, Medicare Supplement insurance may be right for you. Click here to see if it fits your needs.

4. Don’t choose a plan based only on the premium. Some Medicare plans have premiums as low as $0 but that doesn’t make them the best fit for you. Don’t make the mistake of ignoring the other Medicare costs that come with each plan.

Health insurance doesn’t have to be scary. Now that you’re armed with the knowledge, you can make the best decisions for your life. Want more tips and tricks? Click here.

Ageless Influencers

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If you believe social media is only for the young, Helen Ruth Elam Van Winkle has news for you. At 90 years old, Helen has 3.8 million Instagram followers. Luckily for you, we’ve gathered the top tips on taking the social media world by storm. Read on!

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Ageless Influencers

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If you believe social media is only for the young, Helen Ruth Elam Van Winkle has news for you. At 90 years old, Helen has 3.8 million Instagram followers. Luckily for you, we’ve gathered the top tips on taking the social media world by storm.

1. Find your interest. This is the first and most important step to becoming an influencer. You can’t be everyone else so be yourself.

2. Show your knowledge. Everyone’s strengths lie in different areas, showing off what you know establishes you as an authority figure.

3. Have an opinion. Your voice is your influence. People will come to see what you know but they’ll stay because of what you think.

4. Network. It’s important to connect with other influencers so you can help each other throughout your journeys, not to mention it’s a great way to make new friends.

5. Engage your audience. As important as your knowledge and opinions are, followers want to feel like their part of the conversation. Ask them questions, give them ways to get involved.

Helen, known as @baddiewinkle to her 3.8 million Instagram followers, knows the important role she’s playing in breaking down myths about aging. She recently received the title of one of the four most popular and inspiring 50+ figures on social media. Along with her was Dan Griesel (@silverdisobedience), Cindy Livesey (Living Rich with Coupons), and Irvin Randle (@IrvinRandle). For more from all of these influencers, click here.

Home & Garden

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Japanese Flower Arranging

Who said nature had to stay outdoors? With the art of Japanese flower arranging, you can showcase the awe-inspiring beauty of nature inside your own home. Learn more about the art from Ruby Maruyama, a Japanese flower arranging (or ikebana) professional!

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

SafeHaven Insurance

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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.

Come Socialize
 

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

Entertainment & Leisure

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2019 Top Summer Books

Whether you’re enjoying the warmer weather or trying to beat the heat, summer is the perfect time for a good read. No matter how hot it may be outside, these page-turners are definitely hotter. From mystery to romance to action, you’re certain to find something you’ll love in this list.

HTA E-Z Pay
 

E-Z Pay

Take the hassle out of making rent payments with Hometown America’s E-Z Pay. With E-Z Pay, your lot rent will be automatically deducted from your bank account on the third of each month. New sign-ups earn a $10 credit.

 
 

Travel

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Skip-gen Vacations

More grandparents than ever find themselves living miles away from their grandchildren. Some, however, have found a fun and creative solution: vacationing together. Skip-gen travel, as these trips are known, are becoming increasingly popular. Learn more and see if Skip-gen travel is right for you!