A 55+ Community in Orlando, Florida

December - January 2020

Edition No. 26

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Manager's Corner
 

Priscilla

On behalf of the entire Fairways staff, I’d like to wish happy holidays and a very happy New Year to all our residents. Keep reading for ways to spread holiday cheer at the Fairways this and every year.

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Manager’s Corner

Priscilla

On behalf of the entire Fairways staff, I’d like to wish happy holidays and a very happy new year to all of our residents. The holiday season is my absolute favorite. Decorating the house for Christmas, the sparkling tree, visiting family and friends, and ringing in the new year are all truly magical aspects of this time of year.

While the holiday season is full of joy for most, it can also be lonely or sad for others. These are the residents we should make sure to include in our celebrations. If you know someone that might be alone this holiday, reach out to them and remind them they are loved. Personally, my home is like a revolving door during the holidays. Everyone knows they can always come to my house and celebrate; we are all family during this time and throughout the year. From my home to yours, I wish you all a wonderful holiday season and the happiest New Year.

Sincerely,
Priscilla

Office Closed
 

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The Management Office will be closed December 25 and January 1, 2020 for the holidays. However, the sales office may be open. Be sure to check with them about any sales 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.

Veterans Day Celebration

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This past Veterans Day, we went all out to celebrate our Fairways veterans on November 8 in the Masters Clubhouse. Read on for a full recap and photos from the event.

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Veterans Day Celebration

Veteran saluting American flag

This past Veterans Day, we went all out to celebrate our residents who have served on November 8 in the Masters clubhouse. The Jr. ROTC Honor Guard and Color Guard from Timber Creek High School celebrated the more than 100 veterans in attendance. Everyone enjoyed a catered lunch from Dustin’s BBQ. The Fairways family saluted our servicemen and women with a standing ovation followed by a moment of silence for the fallen. It was an incredibly moving celebration to honor their spirit, bravery, and service to our great country. Thank you to everyone who joined us.

Sales Update
 

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From all of us on the Fairways sales team, we wish you all a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year! Do you have a friend who’s thinking about making the move this year? Read on to learn about our specials and other offers.

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Sales Update

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From all of us on the Fairways sales team, we wish you all a wonderful holiday season and happy New Year! We always love this time of year in the community when the weather cools and feels amazing. Our golfers are out enjoying the beautiful course, making friendships, and having a great time in the process.

Do you know someone who would love the Fairways lifestyle? If you refer them to the community and they wind up purchasing a new, Hometown America home, you’ll receive $2,000 – it’s that easy! Some residents have already received their reward and you could be next.

We would like to thank those of you who have trusted your home listing with us. We work hard to earn your business and love working for you! We sell approximately 50 pre-owned homes per year and 8-10 new homes per year in the community. The benefits of listing with us are:

  • High amounts of “drive-in” traffic
  • Two full-time internet sales representatives who assist in answering online questions and make appointments for our team
  • Open seven days a week
  • The only sales agents who sell in the community that can give a golf membership to our buyers for one year
  • Marketing across multiple platforms to best advertise your home

Over the next few months, we are excited to bring new floorplans into the community! Reviews have been positive on those that have already arrived. This new construction helps maintain the value of your home and community! If you would like to tour the new homes, be on the lookout for open house events. These are a great opportunity to check out the new homes.

Make sure to keep up with us online for more information on our available homes: http://www.hometownamerica.com/FairwaysCountryClub/Homes

If you have any questions, please call your Fairways Sales Team!

Best,
- Judith Stebbins and Madeline Sanchez

Robin and the Retros

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On November 2, the Fairways rocked out to the great hits of the 60s, 70s, and 80s, courtesy of Robin and the Retros. Keep reading to learn more about our December dance and how to let us know who you’d like to see grace our stage next.

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Robin and the Retros

Rock n' roll neon sign

On November 2, the Fairways rocked out to the great songs of the 60s, 70s, and 80s, courtesy of Robin and the Retros. Everyone busted out their tie-dyed shirts and love beads to dance the night away.

In December, we can’t wait to jam out to the music of the Metro Band on December 14 at the clubhouse. It’s sure to be a night full of dancing and singing.

We’re always looking for the next great band to grace our stage. Do you have a favorite? Let us know! They just might be our next pick.

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.

Welcome Barbara!

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We’d like to give a warm welcome our newest Activities Director, Barbara Michloney. Residents might recognize her from the Pro Shop, before she joined the Hometown team as our Activities Director in October 2019. Read on to learn more about Barbara!

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Welcome Barbara!

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We’d like to give a warm welcome our newest Activities Director, Barbara Michloney. Residents might recognize her from the Pro Shop, before she joined the Hometown team as our Activities Director in October 2019. Barbara has truly embraced her position and is in the process of planning many fun events for our Fairways family.

Besides the monthly wine and cheese social and movie night, please let us know any other interests you may have. How about a dinner theatre night in Orlando at Sleuths? Enjoy dinner and try to guess “who done it” with a great cast of actors. Maybe you prefer antiquing, fishing, or wine tasting? Let us know! Our goal is to put together shows and adventures that will entertain everyone. The next time you see Barbara around the community, make sure to say hello!

Yard Update
 

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With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, we know maintaining our yards and homes can be hard. We are extra grateful for a few of our residents who have been working to keep their yards looking great. Read on for a special thank you!

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Yard Update

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With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, we know maintaining our yards and homes can be hard. We’d like to give a special thanks to the following residents for all your hard work improving your home site.

Patricia Swaney, Clyde and Judith Christian, Jackie and Mardell Morrison, Marlyn Cole and Anna Starr, Dattoma, Doty, William Stephenson, Jose and Elizabeth Carasquillo, Ada Rivera, Gary and Becky Bangert, Jeanne Santana, Lynn Davis, Jose and Francisca Veloz, and David and Deanna Downey.

Your hard work doesn’t go unnoticed – good job!

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

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.

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!

SafeHaven Insurance

Safe Haven

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.

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!

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.

 

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.