A 55+ Community in Mays Landing, New Jersey

February - March 2020

Edition No. 26

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Manager's Corner
 

Melissa

Happy February! Time sure does fly when we’re having fun. As we soar into the month of love, we are reminded of how grateful we are to have such wonderful residents here at the Oaks of Weymouth. Keep reading for a special message.

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Manager's Corner

Melissa

Dear Residents,

Happy February! Time sure does fly when we’re having fun. As we soar into the month of love, we are reminded of how grateful we are to have such wonderful residents here at the Oaks of Weymouth. Whether you are new to our community, or have been here for many years, we are thankful for your continued support and effort in keeping the Oaks a beautiful place to live!

We’d like to personally thank our residents who volunteer their time to host activities in our Clubhouse. Your fellow neighbors, along with the Oak’s staff, truly appreciate the time and effort you put into keeping life here so special! Our Clubhouse is home to many events that all residents are welcome to attend. For more information on these happenings, check out our monthly calendar. If you would like to start a new club or activity, please contact the office, and we’d be more than happy to schedule and promote your idea.

In Community,
Melissa Tuso
Community Manager

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The Management Office will be closed February 17 in observance of Presidents 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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With a Side of Love

While the air is filled with love, fill your stomach up too. When many think of Valentine’s Day, they think of chocolate covered strawberries and heart-shaped foods. Looking to spruce up your recipes this year? Try these 10 nutritious foods that won’t only supercharge your meals, but your love life too.

Resident Referral
 

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Did you know Hometown America and Oaks of Weymouth offer a referral fee to residents who assist in the sale of a home at Oaks of Weymouth? Earn a referral fee of up to $500 for a new Hometown America home sale. Keep reading for more details!

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Resident Referral

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Did you know Hometown America and Oaks of Weymouth offer a referral fee to residents who assist in the sale of a home at Oaks of Weymouth? Earn a referral fee of up to $500 for a new Hometown America home sale. Contact Sheneva by phone at 609-837-2406 or by email for more information.

If you have a friend or family member interested in making the move to Oaks of Weymouth, please make sure you register them at the Sales Center. We have given out many resident referrals, so you could be next!

*Offer restricted to Hometown America-owned new-inventory homes. Residents who refer a buyer will receive money at closing of escrow. Other terms may apply.

Sales Update
 

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Don’t miss our beautiful new floor plans with innovative features like farmer sinks, soft close drawers, LED lighting, and more. Plus, we still have plenty of open lots to custom build your home. You can also purchase one of our brand-new, turn-key ready model homes on the ground. Set up your tour today!

Silly Trivia and Dessert

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Join us on Friday, February 7 at 2 p.m. for a fun event hosted by Maria Garcia of Caring Adult Healthcare and Diane Conover of Royal Suites Healthcare and Rehabilitation. Come to the clubhouse to hear information about their beneficial services, all while enjoying some silly trivia and delicious desserts!

Your Health

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Powder That Powers

While consuming your daily serving of fruits and vegetables is essential to a healthy diet, it isn’t always easy to do. Superfood powders have made an appearance as an easy way to consume your daily serving of nutrients. Check out the ways you can add these powders into the foods you know and love!

Recurring Events
 

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Connect with your neighbors and friends at coffee, bingo, game night, or movie night in the Clubhouse! Click below for the inside scoop on the February/March schedule.

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Recurring Events

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Coffee Hour
Friday, February 28 at 10 a.m.
Friday, March 27 at 10 a.m.

Bingo
Sunday, February 23 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 29 at 7 p.m.

Games Night
Wednesday, February 12 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 11 at 7 p.m.
Join us every second Wednesday of the month for a fun night of games! We play an assortment of card and board games. Don’t know how to play? We’ll teach you! Do you know a fun game and want to show us how to play? We’re happy to learn. Make your way to the Clubhouse where the name of the game is fun!

Movie Matinee Monday
Monday, February 3 and February 17 at 1 p.m.
Monday, March 2 and March 16 at 1 p.m.
Snacks will be served. Please submit movie suggestions to the office.

Annual Santa Visit
 

Santa Clause

We hosted our 6th Annual Lunch with Santa on Saturday, December 7, 2019. A delicious lunch and fantastic musical entertainment were provided. We all had a joyous time as we kicked off the celebration of the holiday season here at the Oaks of Weymouth.

Death by Chocolate Dance

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Join your neighbors and friends on Saturday, February 8 from 7–10 p.m. at the Clubhouse. Admission is $10 per person and includes a divinely delectable buffet of sweets and entertainment by DJ Pepper Paul! For more information, please contact the Community Office

Home & Garden

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Home Safety Tips

Home is where the heart is and it should be where we always feel the safest. As we move through adulthood, our at-home safety begins to look different than when we were younger. Make sure your home is comfortable and cozy in all chapters!

Start Feeling Foxy
 

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Learn how you can start feeling foxy on February 21 at 1 p.m. in the Clubhouse with the help of Fox Rehab. You’ll learn about stamina, strength, and balance training from their helpful staff. Keep reading to learn more.

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Start Feeling Foxy

Fox pattern

Are you ready to feel foxy? Learn how with stamina, strength, and balance training with Fox Rehab. Join us on Friday, February 21 at 1 p.m. at the Clubhouse for this special event, complete with refreshments and a gift of a reusable Fox tote bag.

Fox Rehab offers individualized, one-on-one, PT, OT & SLP services in the comfort of your home. No home bound status is needed and Medicare and other insurances accepted. We hope to see you there!

Medicare Forum
 

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Join us on March 3 at 10 a.m. for an informative forum about Medicare. Cynthia Drago of United Integrity Group will host and her knowledge on the topic will certainly benefit those who have questions. Refreshments will be served! Please RSVP to the community office.

Spring Ahead Social

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Join us on Saturday, March 7 for the Acorn Association’s Spring Ahead Dinner Social at the Buena Vista Country Club. There will be a cocktails hour, buffet dinner, and delicious desserts. Keep reading to learn how you can purchase your ticket.

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Spring Ahead Social

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On Saturday, March 7 the Acorn Association will host a Spring Ahead Dinner Social at the Buena Vista Country Club! The Social begins with a cocktail hour at 5 p.m., including unlimited hot and cold hors d ‘oeuvres followed by a served salad and a buffet style dinner with an abundance of choices. Delicious desserts, coffee and tea will be the perfect ending to a wonderful night. We’ll also have a DJ for your listening pleasure.

Tickets are $35 for Acorn members and $50 for non-members. If you’d like to join us, please fill out this form provided by the Acorn Association and return with payment to either the Keiffenheims at 1 Hemlock Court or the Mangines at 7 Pinetree Lane.

Travel

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New Year, New Destination

The City of Love attracts year-round, but many people avoid the French capital because they believe it’s too expensive. If you’re looking to brush up on your français – look no further. Use this guide to see how you can travel to Paris without breaking the bank.

Potluck Lunch
 

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Our last potluck lunch held in November was a tasty success! If you couldn’t join us then, you’re in luck, we will be hosting the first potluck of the new year on Thursday, March 12 at noon in the clubhouse. Read on to learn how to enter.

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Potluck Lunch

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Our last potluck lunch held in November was a tasty success! If you couldn’t join us then, you’re in luck, we will be hosting the first potluck of the new year on Thursday, March 12 at noon in the clubhouse. To enter the contest, please submit your dish idea to the office by March 11. All entries must be homemade and be either a main dish or a dessert. There will be prizes awarded to the top three chefs! All are welcome, even if you aren’t entering the contest. All guests must bring a food item to share, either store bought or homemade. We hope to see you all there!

Toys for Tots
 

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This past holiday season, residents collected three boxes of donated toys for less fortunate children in our community. Your kindness and generosity surely put a smile on little ones’ faces Christmas morning. Thanks to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, with a special kudos to Bob and Maire Moran for allowing us to take part in such a wonderful and fulfilling campaign.

Clubs and Classes
 

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Click your heels, break a sweat, or challenge your intellect at Oaks of Weymouth. There’s something for every resident here, including the nation’s fastest-growing sport - pickleball! Read on to see a full list of our clubs and recurring classes.

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Clubs and Classes

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  • • Line Dancing – Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
  • • Exercise Class – Mondays at 11:30 a.m. and Thursdays & Fridays at 10 a.m.
  • • Crafts – Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m.
  • • Recess Cardio Class – Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.
  • • TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) – Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.
  • • Walking Group – Saturdays at 11 a.m.
  • • Pickleball – Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Fridays at 9:30 a.m.

Entertainment & Leisure

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Upcoming Nonfiction

Each year brings new, incredible nonfiction books to our shelves and 2020 is no exception. If you want to learn, find inspiration, or lose yourself in an impossibly true story you’re sure to find something you’ll love in these hot new reads!

Exterior Improvements

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As a reminder, you must obtain written approval from Oaks of Weymouth before making any exterior changes to your home or lot, prior to any permits or vendors. Exterior Modification forms are available at the management office. Please contact us if you are unsure whether a project requires approval.

Feral & Stray Cats
 

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In recent months we have seen more feral and stray cats in our community. While we are working with local Animal Control to remedy the situation, there are a few things you can do to help. Keep reading to find out more.

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Feral & Stray Cats

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In recent months we have seen more feral and stray cats in our community. While we are working with local Animal Control to remedy the situation, there are a few things you can do to help.

  • Please do not feed any stray animals.
  • Please do not impede any trapping efforts.
  • Spay and neuter your cats and keep them indoors.
  • Locate bird feeders and other outdoor décor items that provide cover for cats and remove these items.
  • Cover garbage cans.
  • Eliminate any potential food sources.
  • Call animal control when you see a feral cat wandering.
  • Do not provide food, water, and/or shelter for these animals.

Trash Collection
 

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We appreciate all residents adhering to the waste collection schedule and procedures. Keep reading to view the February/March trash pick-up calendar, along with other details.

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Trash Collection
 

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  • Trash Pick-Up - Wednesdays
  • Recyclables Pick-Up - Every Other Thursday: February 12 & 27, March 12 & 26.
  • Appliance Pick-Up - Residents must call Gold Medal to schedule in advance (609) 457-0938. Fees paid by the resident.
  • Electronics Pick-Up - Second Tuesday of the month - February 11 and March 10. Call Weymouth Twp. with questions (609) 476-2102.
  • Yard Waste Pick-Up - Wednesdays with trash

*Trash & Recyclables may ONLY be put at the curb after 4 p.m. the day before it is collected

**Monthly Trash Collection schedules are available at the Management Office

 

Smoke Free
 

Smoke Free

As a friendly reminder, smoking is prohibited on Oaks of Weymouth property, including our buildings, facilities, porches, and walkways throughout the community. It applies to all employees, residents, customers, and vendors, at all times, including non-business hours.

Support Our Troops

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Our troops need many everyday items, including toiletries, medical items, feminine products, snacks, and drinks. We’ve placed a donation box with the list of needed items inside the Clubhouse entrance. Thank you in advance for helping our service members.

Scarves for the Homeless

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Calling all knitters! Many residents, in conjunction with Bethlehem Lutheran Church, are knitting scarves for the homeless, throws for veterans, and baby blankets for underprivileged infants. Keep reading for more details on how to get involved!

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Scarves for the Homeless

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Calling all knitters! Many residents, in conjunction with Bethlehem Lutheran Church, are knitting scarves for the homeless, throws for veterans, and baby blankets for underprivileged infants. Some yarn has been donated for the projects and can be picked up during Crafts on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. or by calling Sylvia Mahana (609) 476-4270. If you don’t knit but want to help, please consider donating yarn for this year-long project.

 

Food Pantries
 

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Food banks are a valuable community asset. Not only do they provide food to those in need, they also assist in preventing food waste. Read on to learn about local food pantries and how you can contribute.

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Food Pantries

Food pantry

The St. Vincent de Paul Parish Food Pantry at 114 Route 50 in Mays Landing has opened its doors to the parishioners and community. The Pantry Hours are every Thursday 9 – 11 a.m., 2 – 4 p.m., and 6 – 8 p.m. For more information call (609) 625-2124.

The First United Methodist Church at 6011 Main St. in Mays Landing is a local food bank site open every Wednesday 9 – 11 a.m., 2 – 4 p.m., and 6 – 8 p.m., offering an assortment of canned goods, breads, eggs, cheeses, chicken, and other meat. Participants are eligible for food on a monthly basis and the amount of food given is determined by family size. Identification is necessary to obtain free food. Contact: (609) 625-9446.

The Salvation Army at 1309 Route 50 in Mays Landing. Hours of food operation are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9 – 11 a.m. and 2 – 4 p.m. Contact: (609) 625-1212

Stay Connected
 

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If you’ve changed your phone number or email address, please let us know. Give us a call or stop by the office with your new information so we can keep you in the loop for all things Oaks of Weymouth. Read more for our emergency information.

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Stay Connected
 

Phone

If you’ve changed your phone number or email address, please let us know. Give us a call or stop by the office with your new information so we can keep you in the loop for all things Oaks of Weymouth.

Emergency Phone Numbers
New Jersey State Police – Buena Barracks
Dispatch (609) 625-1104
Station (609) 561-7267

Dial 911
In case of a dire emergency, please dial 911. If you’re calling from a cell phone, you can dial (856) 589-0911 for a quicker response. This number reaches the Gloucester County dispatching office directly.

Cauliflower Everything

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Just like fashion, food has trends too. Recently, kale has been pushed aside while cauliflower takes a turn in the spotlight. People are raving over this new superfood that they can substitute into their daily recipes. From pizza to steak, keep reading to see what the craze is all about.

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Cauliflower Everything

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Just like fashion, food has trends too. Recently, kale has been pushed aside while cauliflower takes a turn in the spotlight. People are raving over this new superfood that they can substitute into their daily recipes. Unlike the previously superior green leaf, cauliflower provides multiple benefits in the kitchen. Make sure to add this vegetable to your next grocery list so you can replace ingredients like potatoes and meat.

Still not convinced this veggie is up to par? Try your hand at making one of these delicious dishes from Bon Appetit magazine. Or, mix it up by adding a touch of garlic, lemon, or cheese to give your meal some extra pizzazz. You can even make pastas, salads, and steak with this universal produce.

Test out one of these recipes at your next potluck and you’ll have everyone wondering if there are actually vegetables in your dish!

 

Ready, Set, Design
 

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Looking for a new way to spruce up your home this year? We’ve got great ideas to transform your manufactured home so it looks new and modern again! Keep reading for simple décor tips to boost your space without breaking the bank.

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Ready, Set, Design
 

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Looking for a new way to spruce up your home this year? From new flooring or lighting options to playing with textures, we’ve got great ideas to transform your manufactured home so it looks new and modern again! Whether you’re a renovation pro or a first-timer, these five tips will help you have a hassle-free makeover.

  • 1. Rule of Three. Installing a chair rail is one way to make a room look taller. Following the “rule of three” (taking your wall’s total height and dividing by three) allows you to easily measure the space and create the perfect fit.
  • 2. Cohesion and Flow. Cohesion is a design technique that will create flow throughout your living space. Adding textures, like wood or tile, in each room can tie the whole design together.
  • 3. Light. Natural or recessed light is a designer’s best friend. The addition of either lighting type to a home makes it feel larger and more welcoming.
  • 4. Minimal Décor. A collection of furniture and/or décor can create a cluttered and closed-off space. Professionals recommend keeping your room collections to groups of three.
  • 5. White is Right. Want to make your room appear larger? White is the perfect wall color for making your space feel bigger.

Not looking to fully remodel your home? Changing the décor of your space can create a look that is fresh and on-trend. If you don’t have an eye for design, House Beautiful has pulled 50 easy home décor transformations to inspire you. Dust off your hammer and nails, because it’s time to get decorating.

Sweet Servings
 

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Looking for a new dish to bring to the next community potluck? With these quick and easy-to-make festive treats, you’re sure to be the hit of the party. Read on for special holiday-themed desserts to get everyone celebrating!

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Sweet Servings
 

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Looking for a new dish to bring to the next community potluck? With these quick and easy-to-make treats, you’re sure to be the hit of the party. Grab your bowl and mixer, because these dessert ideas will have you ready to dive into the kitchen.

First up this season is a holiday that was originally known for the exchange of homemade cards and sweets. Saying “I love you” this Valentine’s Day is easy with one of these heartfelt confections. Utilizing strawberries is a quick and natural way to create a pink-colored delicacy that is full of flavor. Or, try a twist on a classic cake by baking up some red velvet Oreo truffle brownies.

You won’t need the luck of the Irish to help impress your guests at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day party. Shamrock shaped cookies and green velvet cupcakes will have everyone’s eyes on the dessert table. Feel free to sit back and do a jig, because with these treats your St. Patrick’s Day menu is going to be a piece of gold.

While these holidays are the first on the docket, there are always other parties and events where sweets are a plus. Check out these 100 baking tips to help make any holiday baking a breeze. Is your sweet tooth tingling yet?

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

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.

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.