A 55+ Community in Orlando, Florida

June - July 2019

Edition No. 23

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Manager's Corner
 

Priscilla

As the temperature rises, so does the fun at the Fairways. This time of year is special to us because of all the outdoor events we can enjoy in the Sunshine State. Keep reading for more information about events, sales, and improvements!

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Manager’s Corner

Priscilla

As the temperature rises, so does the fun at the Fairways. This time of year is special to us because of all the outdoor events we can enjoy in the Sunshine State.

Speaking of fun activities, I hope all our residents enjoyed the Memorial Day cookout at the Westchester pool and the monthly wine and cheese events. Thank you, Hometown America, for providing so many great ways to meet our neighbors, share delicious food, and tell our best stories. We have a new resident who attended the latest wine and cheese party and wound up talking to another couple from her hometown. We love to see old friendships thrive and new friendships blossom.

Summer is historically our busy selling time here at the Fairways and our sales team is off to a great start; they are on fire selling brokered homes. If you are thinking of selling your home or your listing has expired, call our top-notch sales team at 407-273-2360. While we’re sad to see you go, our sales team can help you get the best deal on your home.

At the Fairways, we love seeing residents take pride in their homes. I want to thank the following residents for making improvements to their homes and yards:

  • Sezajdin Dzeloski
  • Edward Marczak
  • Judson Wood
  • John Santiago
  • Graciany Rosado
  • William Deyoung
  • Althea Franklin
  • William Harris
  • Kevin Bukofsky
  • Rosa Rivera Ruiz
  • Hector & Blanca Fuentes
  • Julio Corsi
  • Rudy Delgado

We appreciate all the time and effort you put in to keeping our community as gorgeous as ever.

Sincerely,
Priscilla

Office Closed
 

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The management office will be closed Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence 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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Stronger Food, Stronger You

We’ve all heard the phrase “food is medicine” but in the case of these recipes, it might actually be true. These healthy tips include antioxidants, fiber, and beneficial fats to help lower your risk of developing cancer or help keep up strength if you’re fighting it. Take some time to learn how your food can be both tasty and healing.

Capital Updates
 

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2019 has been a year of refresh and renewal in our community and that shows no signs of slowing down. Click below to get the latest news on all of our community improvement projects, from the Masters clubhouse to the Greenbrier.

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Capital Updates

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2019 has been a year of refresh and renewal in our community and that shows no signs of slowing down. Recent improvements include the new fountain near the front entrance, re-roofing the Masters clubhouse, and installing a new A/C at the clubhouse. Thank you for your patience during these projects.

Of course, we didn’t stop there. What do you think of the lighting upgrade at the Masters Clubhouse? We installed high voltage lights in the Masters parking area and in front of the laundry room, ensuring everything in the area is now properly illuminated.

We also just completed the renovation of the Greenbrier pool and spa. Gone is the 80s style baby blue tile. Our Greenbrier pool and spa now has a new pool finish along with a modern turquoise tile and new depth markers. Perfect for cooling down on a hot summer day!

That’s not all scheduled at the Greenbrier. You asked, we listened. We are installing new automatic doors at the Greenbrier as well. Now you will have a ramp leading to the building and doors that will open automatically while your hands are full of library books or your crafting materials.

Thank you, Hometown, for all these great improvements to our community and the place we love to call home.

Sales Update
 

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Summer is here again! For a limited time, residents who refer their friends and family can become eligible for a referral reward of up to $2,000. Read on for an update from our rockstar sales team and to learn more on how you can win big.

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Sales Update

Money bag

Summer is here again at The Fairways Country Club! Sales have been consistently strong through the winter and spring, and your Hometown Sales Agents have continued to sell right in line with appraisals, keeping your home values up.

For a limited time, if a resident refers a customer to our sales team, and they purchase a new Hometown America home, the referring resident will earn $2,000! If the customer purchases an inventory home, the referring resident will receive $500. This program allows you to pick your neighbor and earn money. It’s a win-win. Right now, there are two residents who have already earned their $2,000. Could you be next?

Love It or List It
 

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Thinking of 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 of 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. Don’t settle for less! We can even offer your buyer a full year golf membership, a $1,800 – $2,400 value.

We use national advertising and our professionally trained sales agents to do the best job for you. As a bonus, we are open 7 days per week and receive all drive-in traffic. We even have two full-time internet sales specialists who make online appointments and drive traffic to our community.

We’re proud to have many exciting new homes and floor plans – helping to maintain the value of your home and community. If you would like to tour any of the new homes, be on the lookout for open house events. Keep up with us on Facebook for more information.

Remember, we offer a trade-in/trade-up program. You call Data Comp to come appraise your home and receive 70% off so you only pay sales tax on the difference and never pay commissions, all thanks to Hometown America. We take your home into inventory while you live in a brand new, warrantied home. That’s not all! We’ll reimburse you the $300 appraisal fee when you purchase your new home. Two of your fellow residents just took advantage of this program and love their new homes.

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

See you around the neighborhood,
Judith Stebbins and Madeline Sanchez

Your Health

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Vaccines After 50

Vaccines aren’t just for little ones. We need them throughout all stages of life to prevent or reduce the risk of various illnesses. Check out this list of vaccines everyone needs after the age of 50 that will help you stay happy and healthy. Whether you want to know how often to get a vaccine or which ones were recently added, you can keep up with all of them.

Activities Corner
 

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As our snowbirds fly back to their summer homes, the fun shows no signs of slowing down for our year-round residents. From our regular events to unique ones, we know how to have a good time. Keep reading for more on all things fun at Fairways.

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Activities Corner

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As our snowbirds fly back to their summer homes, the fun shows no signs of slowing down for our year-round residents.

Our wine and cheese night has become a popular event every month for the residents to come and visit with friends as well as make new ones. This is now a regular event, so please continue to check your calendars for future dates. Also, don’t forget our other recurring event, Movie Night! Hometown hosts a movie night each month for residents with snacks, soda, and an occasional ice cream social.

The March dance with “Robin and the Retro’s” was a roaring success. Many of our residents came dressed up in their best retro clothing to enjoy the band and dance the night away.

In April, we hosted a hearing aid screening and a medicinal marijuana seminar. We had so much fun learning about the healing powers of medical marijuana, not to mention receiving a free hearing screening. Henderson-Sachs, Attorneys at Law, also hosted a lunch and learn in May.

Welcome the Red Hatters - We now have a Red Hat Society meeting monthly at the Masters. Don your red hat and check it out.

Hometown America celebrated Memorial Day with a cook out for all residents on Saturday, May 25 at the Westchester pool. Fred and Sheryl Nero were our DJs for the day. We hope you had a great time with all the games and tasty food. Thank you, Hometown!

To wind down the show season, Hometown America brought back Kip Sweeney and his Sunshine Band show on April 26. The Masters clubhouse was full and rocked the house. His “Night Moves” show featured songs from the 60s through the present. The response to his return has been phenomenal.

As always, please let me know if there is any event you would like to see here at Fairways.

Sincerely,
Amy Kramer
Activities Director for Fairways Country Club
AKramer@hometownamerica.net

Tips for Mature Dating

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Your interests, hobbies, preferences, and tastes are much different now than when you were younger. The same is true in dating. How recently have you brushed up on your first date etiquette? Keep reading for a refresher and tips to make your next date go off without a hitch!

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Tips for Mature Dating

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Your interests, hobbies, preferences, and tastes are much different now than when you were younger. The same is true in dating. How recently have you brushed up on your first date etiquette? Getting back in the game can be scary, but we’ve got you covered. Check out some of these tips from AARP to help set you up for smooth sailing on your next date.

  • • Respond proportionally. Texting is a real communications tool in today’s dating world. Don’t be too long-winded in your responses, but don’t rely on your partner to carry the conversation either. It should be a give and take of information about yourselves.
  • • Be original. No one wants to hear the same generic compliment or question over and over. Stand out from their other dates by using your imagination to keep them engaged the entire time.
  • • Come prepared. If you’re worried about how to keep the conversation going, show up to the date with about four questions and five stories in mind that you can throw in the mix whenever there is a lull in the conversation.
  • • Avoid talking too much about past relationships. This date is a fresh start for you both. Dwelling on the past right away could make it harder for them to see a future with you. Keep the conversations about past relationships for a topic to discuss down the line.
  • • Have fun! This is, perhaps, the most important tip. Dating at any age can be scary, but if you go in with an open mind and heart, there is nothing to fear. Take on the new opportunity with joy!

If you found these AARP tips helpful, check out more here. Go into your next date calm, cool, and collected because you know all the hints and hacks for a successful one.

Outsmarting Scammers

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Medicare has rolled out new cards that no longer include social security numbers to help protect customers’ identities, but scammers are still finding ways to take advantage of unsuspecting people. No need to worry, with a few simple tricks you can avoid scams like a pro!

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Outsmarting Scammers

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In April 2018, Medicare and Medicaid began rolling out new cards to help members avoid scammers. As of January 2019, all members should have their new card. Rather than including a social security number, these cards feature a unique to protect members’ identities.

But scammers aren’t giving up so easily, and summer months seem like primetime for their schemes.

Some scammers are calling members, impersonating Medicare employees. They may ask for your personal information, claiming to verify it for your new card. On the other hand, some scammers call to pretend someone has already tried to use your new card and they need your personal information to confirm it is you. Another scam involves criminals calling asking for a fee for the new card or you bank account information so you get your refund.

We’ve compiled tips to help you spot the fakes with ease:

  • Know the warning signs. Real Medicare employees will never call you without invitation, so if the call is unexpected it is probably a fake. If they threaten to cancel your coverage for not providing personal information over the phone, this is a signal the call is fake.
  • Hang up immediately. If your experience matches the warning signs or otherwise seems fake, hang up immediately before the scammer can continue.
  • Destroy your old card. This still has your Social Security number on it, and you don’t want to take the chance of it falling into the wrong hands.
  • Don’t share your new number. The only people who need your Medicare number are you and your trusted provider. If someone calls you unexpectedly asking for your new number, do not give it to them.
  • Contact Medicare. If you believe you were contacted by a scammer, learn how to protect yourself here and contact Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).

Find more information on the new Medicare cards and avoiding scams and rest easy knowing you don’t need to worry about being fooled by scammers.

Home & Garden

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Hosting Guests Without Stress

The summer high travel season for folks, and hosting houseguests is the perfect way to see your loved ones. Make it a stress-free experience by thinking ahead. Whether its planning meals in advance or establishing basic house rules, you can take care of the more challenging items before your guests arrive and spend more time enjoying the fun.

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.

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!

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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Coming Soon

With so many films hitting theaters this summer, it can be difficult to keep up. Check out this list of the best upcoming films to help you decide what to see next. Whether you’re into action, romance, or comedy, there’s certain to be something you’ll love coming to a theater near you.

 
 
 

Travel

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Eco-Friendly Travel

Did you know you can help save the Earth even when you’re traveling across it? It’s true! From unplugging electronics and appliances before you leave home to packing eco-friendly items, simple actions can have a huge impact. Plus, with these tips you’ll be the master of green getaways in no time!