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On behalf of the entire Lakes of Melbourne team, I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! We hope your holidays were filled with fun times, warm memories, and lots of rest and relaxation. Thank you for a wonderful 2017. Rick, Kim, Jeff, and I look forward to serving you this new year at Hometown America’s premier, lakeside community.
Making New Year’s resolutions can help you become healthier and feel better for many years to come. Click below to read a few of the resolutions recommended by the American Geriatrics Society’s Health in Aging Foundation.
With an active social life and resident events year-round, you may have already cooked all of your signature dishes. Go ahead and try something new at the next community potluck using one of these easy recipe ideas from Martha Stewart Living. They have recipes of plenty- from slow cooker jams, and unique salads to quick desserts and savory pies. Maybe you’ll find a new fan favorite to add to your repertoire.
Donna Brown came to the Lakes of Melbourne this past November to introduce her book, Behind and Beyond the Badge, and to speak about her incredible career in law enforcement. Read on for a recap of her story.
Before we jump into the new year, let’s take a look back on 2017 to see how much has been accomplished!
Our latest Resident Spotlight is on Carol and Bryan Smiley of 2117 Harbor Point Court. The Smileys moved from Merritt Island to Lakes of Melbourne in December of 2001. Read more about your friendly neighbors below.
Which of these are unhealthy: wine, chocolate, coffee, or eggs? With so many health myths circling each one, it’s hard to tell. This article on SeniorPlanet.org aims to debunk common health misconceptions like if wine is good for your heart or if chocolate is actually bad for you. It’s worth the read if you want to enjoy your glass of wine or box of chocolates guilt-free!
The Roots Restaurant Tavern is one of the newer restaurants in downtown Melbourne. Read on for info about the location, menu details, and a personal review.
Marlene Benoit has done an outstanding job coordinating the efforts of the Lakes of Melbourne’s Homeowners Association in the collection and donation of socks for the homeless. The HOA is well on their way to collecting 600 new pairs of men’s, women’s, and children’s socks for local charities.
Volunteering your time to a good cause provides countless rewards. It’s your chance to make the world a better place, even if only a little bit. So, what’s your hidden talent? How can you help others this month? Click below to get ideas of volunteer opportunities you can partake in.
Bring some of that outdoor greenery into your living space and breathe a little deeper when you’re indoors this winter. Plus, they are good for your health and brighten your day when you can’t work in your garden outside. This article gives you some recommendations to keep them alive and well, while this article warns how you might kill them with kindness. Good luck!
When was the last time you updated your car? AAA reports that almost 90 percent of seniors fail to make adjustments to their vehicles than improve safety while driving. No worries, read on to see their list of simple changes you can make.
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.
There’s something special about curling up on the couch with a cup of coffee and a great read. If you’re tired of reading the same thing, then rediscover the appeal of magazines. Whether in-hand or on your tablet, these periodicals expose you to a wide range of topics, authors, and writing styles. Here’s a list of the top nine magazines for seniors catering to a broad range of interests.
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 SaveHaven online or call 1-800-536-8999 for a quote.
Ahoy! Cruising season is upon us, so there’s no better time to plan your experience than now. (And we’re not talking about your buffet line technique.) Travel channel lists seven ways you can improve your cruise, from trying new amenities on-board to extending your fun off-shore. Based on your port calls, these tips can set you sailing toward a fabulous vacation!s