A 55+ Community in Mays Landing, New Jersey

October - November 2018

Edition No. 18

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Manager's Corner
 

Melissa

Fall has arrived, and with it comes beautiful autumn colors and the urge to get outside and enjoy the last bit of warm weather. Read on to learn how you can prepare for the winter season and some upcoming events.

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Manager's Corner

Melissa

Dear Residents,

Fall has arrived, and with it comes beautiful autumn colors and the urge to get outside and enjoy the last bit of warm weather. It’s also time, once again, to start thinking about yard clean-up and preparing for colder weather.

If you want a vibrant yard in the spring, there is plenty of lawn maintenance left to do before winter arrives. Properly prepare your home and lawn for the upcoming seasonal changes. Roll up those sleeves one more time so you can watch your home and yard blossom when the warm weather returns.

There is plenty to keep you busy right here in the community. Connect with neighbors and make new friends by participating in clubs and classes. Join us on Friday, November 16 for our “Around the World” themed Potluck Luncheon. You’re sure to have a good time and enjoy some great food!

As always, we want to welcome new homeowners to our community. Attend our Resident Coffee Hour on the last Friday of each month at 10:00 a.m. for comradery and delicious treats.

In this season of thanks, we should remember the things that make us grateful. For us, it's you! Thank you for making Oaks of Weymouth your home. We wish you all the best this Thanksgiving!

In Community,

Melissa Tuso – Community Manager

Office Closed
 

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The management office will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 in observance of Thanksgiving. Happy holidays!

Food

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Easy and Elegant Dinner Parties

Having a dinner party is a great way to spend time with friends and family, but it can be a bit stressful or confusing to plan. We’re here to help! Hal Rubenstein, a founding editor of InStyle, shares these six tips for a fantastic dinner party with AARP Magazine. Now that you’re ready, add one of these elegant but easy recipes to your next get-together.

Upcoming Events
 

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We have a lot of fun events coming up here at Oaks of Weymouth. The Rite Aid Flu Clinic will be back for the second and final run of the season, so make sure to get your flu shot. After that, make sure to head out to the 4th Annual Halloween Pet Parade and vote on your favorite critter costume.

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Upcoming Events

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Flu Clinic
Tuesday, October 9
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Clubhouse

Medicare Q & A
Thursday, October 11
6 p.m. in the Clubhouse
Light refreshments will be served.

4th Annual Halloween Pet Parade
Saturday, October 27
1 p.m.
Meet at the bench in the Basin area

Acorn Association Halloween Party
Saturday, October 27
6 p.m. in the Clubhouse

Election Day
Tuesday, November 6
Polls are open at the Clubhouse from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Pot Luck Lunch
Friday, November 16
12 to 2 p.m.
In the Clubhouse

Mammography Van

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A big thank you to Dr. Jan Astin and her team for bring the Mammo Van to our community September 10th. Our residents appreciated the convenience and ease the Van provided, especially ahead of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Ice Cream Sundae Party

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There was no better way to beat the summer heat than with the Acorn Association’s Ice Cream Sundae party held Saturday, September 1st. A special thanks to Hometown America, who co-hosted with the Acorn Association, for putting on the coolest event of the season.

Your Health

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Surprising Yoga Benefits

Most people know yoga improves flexibility and mood, but does the practice have even more to offer? This article shows 5 surprising benefits of yoga for all aspects of your life, including both physical and mental health. If you want to fight food cravings, relieve migraines, or boost your immune system, it may be time to give yoga a try.

Community Events

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Join us for some neighborly fun at one of our many monthly events, like coffee hour, bingo, game night, or movie night! Read on to check out the October and November schedule.

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Community Events

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Coffee Hour
Friday, October 26 at 10 a.m.
Friday, November 30 at 10 a.m.

Bingo
Sunday, October 28 at 7 p.m.

  • • Friendly reminder – there is no Bingo in November or December.

Game Night
Wednesday, October 10 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, November 14 at 7 p.m.

  • • Join us every second Wednesday of the month as we play an assortment of card and board games. Don’t know how to play? That’s okay, we’ll teach you! Do you know a fun game and want to show us how to play? We’re happy to learn.

Movie Matinee Monday
Monday, October 8 and October 22 at 1 p.m.
Monday, November 5 and November 19 at 1 p.m.

  • • Submit your movie selections to the community office. Snacks are provided.

Flu Clinic
 

Flu shot

We are happy to announce the annual Rite Aid flu clinic will be making its second and final stop for our residents Tuesday, October 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Clubhouse. Read on to learn more about this event and how you can sign up.

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Flu Clinic

Flu shot

We are happy to announce the annual Rite Aid flu clinic will be making its second, and final stop, for our residents Wednesday, October 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Clubhouse. Most insurance is accepted, but please check with your insurance provider if you are unsure. You can pick up your screening questionnaire and consent forms in the office. Sign up today!

Important Flu Facts:

  • Peak flu season in the United States is between December and February.
  • People should begin getting vaccinated soon after the flu vaccine becomes available—ideally by October—to ensure that as many people as possible are protected before flu season begins. However, as long as flu viruses are circulating in the community, it’s not too late to get vaccinated.
  • The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone six months of age and older.

Doo-Wop Dance
 

Dance

Sponsored by Feed Your Brain, our Doo-Wop dance had us up and out of our seats, dancing the night away on July 21st. From a host of fantastic door prizes and free food and drinks, this was an evening for the books. Click below to check out some photos.

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Doo-Wop Dance

Dance

Sponsored by Feed Your Brain, our Doo-Wop dance had us up and out of our seats, dancing the night away on July 21st. From a host of fantastic door prizes and free food and drinks, this was an evening for the books.

Home & Garden

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Beyond Foliage: Decorating Tips

‘Tis the season of pumpkin spice, cinnamon brooms, and apple cider. The leaves are changing and so are your home decorations. If you’re looking for inspiration for your fall decor, these ideas from Better Homes & Gardens will do just the trick. From store-bought treasures to crafty concoctions, you’ll have fun getting cozy!

Sales Update
 

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Need some extra cash? Did you know Hometown America offers an incentive to residents who invite their friends to join our community? If they purchase a home, you can receive up to $500! It’s that easy. Introduce us to your referral or provide their contact information to our Sales Associate Sheneva at (609) 837-2406 or by email.

Yard of the Month
 

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These homeowners know a thing or two about curb appeal! Check out our most recent Yard of the Month winners for July and August 2018.

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Yard of the Month

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July 2018 Winner – Gilbert and Gertrude Boyer: 1 Willow Court

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August 2018 Winner – John and Gloria Cuniff: 6 Laurel Court

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Smoke Free
 

Smoke Free

As a reminder, smoking is prohibited on Oaks of Weymouth property. The smoke-free policy applies to all areas of our community, including buildings, facilities, porches, and communal walkways. It also applies to all employees, residents, customers, and vendors. Thank you all!

Travel

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Best U.S. Museums

Museums offer a chance to learn about history and culture in an immersive environment. Have you explored the historical sites in Washington, D.C. or art venues across the country? On your next vacation, add a museum to your itinerary and take the time to enjoy a little more. Explore one of these 20 best museums to visit in the United States to make your next trip unforgettable.

Food Truck Friday
 

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Food Truck Fridays were a huge hit with our residents, with food selections ranging from barbeque to high end goodies. We enjoyed every second of their visits with us. Stay tuned for when Food Truck Fridays will return.

Halloween Pet Parade

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Happy Howl-oween everyone! We invite you to spook-ify your favorite pooch for our 4th Annual Halloween Pet Parade on Saturday, October 27 beginning at 1 p.m. Read on to learn more about the parade and prizes.

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Halloween Pet Parade

Halloween

Happy Howl-oween everyone! We invite you to spook-ify your favorite pooch for our 4th Annual Halloween Pet Parade on Saturday, October 27 beginning at 1 p.m.

If you and your pet would like to march in the parade, please meet us at the bench in the basin area before we proceed to the Clubhouse for judging. Our judges will be choosing their favorites costumes in the following categories:

  • Scariest
  • Prettiest
  • Best Homemade
  • Funniest
  • Best Overall

Each winner will receive PetSmart gift cards, donated by Oaks of Weymouth. We ask that participants and audience members bring a can of dog food or a treat for the Funny Farm Rescue Animal Sanctuary.

We will also serve refreshments during the judging and are currently forming the committee. For more information, or if you would like to help, please call Jamie Hermann-Giagunto at (609) 703-1104. We hope you’ll join us, and our four-legged friends, for a howling good time.

Potluck Lunch
 

Potluck

Join us Friday, November 16 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse for an “Around the World” themed potluck luncheon. Bring a dish that represents your family’s heritage for a chance to win our “best dish” contest. Click below to learn more.

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Potluck Lunch

Potluck

Join us Friday, November 16 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse for an “Around the World” themed potluck luncheon. Bring a dish that represents your family’s heritage for a chance to win our “best dish” contest.

If you’d like to submit your family’s favorite dish, contact the office by November 15 to enter. Remember, all entries must be homemade. All you need to bring is your dish; there is no cost and we will provide refreshments, utensils, and paper products. We can’t wait to experience your slice of the world.

Entertainment & Leisure

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Fall Television Line Up

Fall is the time of year when television networks begin to release pilots for their new shows, also known as pilot season. It seems like what’s old is new again! Take a look at all the new shows for the 2018-2019 season to find a new series for your favorites list or to reconnect with some coming back to life, like Charmed or Murphy Brown.

Acorn Association Halloween Party

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Join us as we celebrate the spookiest day of the year at the Acorn Association’s Halloween Party! Beginning at 6 p.m., in the Clubhouse, all residents are invited but seating is limited to only 80 people, so get your tickets now. Read on for more information.

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Acorn Association Halloween Party

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Join us as we celebrate the spookiest day of the year at the Acorn Association’s Halloween Party! Beginning at 6 p.m., in the Clubhouse, all residents are invited but seating is limited to only 80 people, so get your tickets now. While costumes aren’t required, they are certainly welcome!

Tickets are $15 per person for Acorn Association members and $20 per person for non-members. Contact Pat Weachter for tickets and more information at (609) 909-0260.

New Age Tech Support

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As technology becomes more integrated in our lives, it seems like there’s a bot for everything. We have apps, the internet, and even robots. Read on to learn more about helpful artificial intelligence tech to assist you with everyday tasks.

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New Age Tech Support
 

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As technology becomes more integrated in our lives, it seems like there’s a bot for everything. We have apps, the internet, and even robots.

Artificial intelligence (AI) was invented with the intention of making every day struggles a bit easier. There are robots to help you make a shopping list, play music, or tell you the weather. Below are some examples of AI that are ready to help make your life easier. You don’t have to wait three centuries for them to exist!

Google Assistant
Similar to other well-known home assistants, Google Assistant will connect all the technological aspects of your home and provide a variety of options for voice commands.

What sets it apart from the pack? In a soon-to-be upgrade, Google Assistant will have the ability to make phone calls for you. While it will still assist in dialing for you, it will also have the capability to directly make reservations or check on store items in-stock. Plus, it will be able to understand situational context so it will know how to respond when calls don’t go as expected. Check out the video in this article for examples of how this works.

Roomba
Tired of straining to get those hard-to-reach places with your vacuum? Now, Roomba does it for you. This handy robot glides around your house picking up dust and debris, so your space stays pristine. Roomba automatically navigates your home while charging and changing power levels as needed. With its sophisticated technology, it will keep your home clean so you’re free to spend your time doing what you love.

Five AI Assistants
If you didn’t find something to pique your interest, check out one of these five other futuristic assistants. They can help you around the house with cooking or cleaning and there’s even a robot assistant that can alert authorities in case of an accident or emergency.

Culture in Film
 

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Want to learn more about other cultures? Film is a great place to start. Movies give you a glimpse into life in another part of the world, from the comfort of your own home. Read more to find some foreign films that educate while they entertain.

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Culture in Film
 

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Want to learn more about other cultures? Traveling across the world isn’t always feasible, but film is a great place to start learning. Movies give you a glimpse into the perspectives and lives of people in other parts of the world, from the comfort of your own home. Check out the following articles for films that can aid you in your journey.

While movies are not 100 percent accurate, they can serve as a launching pad for your worldly education. These films are known to represent the cultures they feature very well. Once you’ve completed that, review this directory of the 50 best foreign language movies in the 21 Century, so far.

 

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!

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.