A 55+ Community in Prescott, AZ

October - November 2021

Edition No. 8

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Manager's Corner
 

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Community Manager, Tammy, would like to wish everyone a happy fall! Along with enjoying the cool temperatures and changing leaves, she has some important seasonal home site reminders she would like to inform residents of. Read on to hear them.

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Manager's Corner

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Happy fall, y’all!

What a terrific summer we had; our monsoon season truly delivered this year, giving us some much-needed rain. After the severe lack of moisture that has caused our drought the past few years, this was a very welcome relief. Now that we are enjoying the cooler temperatures and changing leaves, our thoughts are turning to the upcoming holiday season that will be upon us before we know it.

Now is also a good time to check your winter preparations – if you have a swamp cooler, make sure it’s prepped and ready for winter so that you don’t have a frozen water line to deal with. Additionally, make sure your outdoor hose spigot is properly covered, and please check your skirting to ensure that the underside of your home is secure and protected from wildlife looking for a warm place to burrow for the winter. As much as we love the wildlife in our forest, the last thing anyone wants is a family of skunks or javelina moving in under your home. With Thanksgiving fast approaching, we hope that you all have the opportunity to celebrate and be thankful with your loved ones. Indeed, we are very thankful for you, our wonderful residents, and this very special community that we all call home!

Sincerely,
Tammy
Community Manager

We're Closed
 

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The Community Office will be closed on Thursday, November 25, and Friday, November 26, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. However, the sales office may be open. Be sure to check with them about appointments or tours.

Food

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Avocado Everything

It’s easy to want to hop onto the avocado train when there are so many benefits to doing it! As a great source of nutrients and healthy fat, this superfood is a perfect addition to any meal. Whether it’s breakfast tacos or blended into a creamy icing, there are endless recipes to try.

Firewise
 

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Rick Moshier would like to give a special thanks to all the volunteers that have helped Firewise over the past four years. For more on this, and an update regarding our community’s Firewise status, keep reading!

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Firewise

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A special thanks to all the volunteers that have come out and donated their time this year and over the last four years. I can’t believe we have finished our fourth year of reducing the risk of a wildfire in our community.

This month, Tammy and I will be submitting for our community’s national recertification to continue to be a Firewise certified community. This would not have been possible without the hard work of everyone that has volunteered over the years and the continuing support from the community, so thank you all.

Thanks again,
Rick Moshier

Sales Update
 

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The sales office is as busy as ever selling homes in our community! For information on how to list your own, or to learn how you can earn money through our resident referral program, read on.

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Sales Update

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If it’s time for you to sell your home, while we hate to see you go, please consider listing with us. When you list your home with the Pine Lakes Sales Team, you will gain access to:

  • Sales Agents that are dedicated to selling your home quickly, professionally, and for what it’s worth.
  • Advertising methods such as MLS listing, resident referrals programs, digital marketing, multiple listing service, and placement on our exclusive Hometown America/Pine Lakes website.
  • Trusted and experienced professionals to show your home to potential buyers.
  • A team dedicated to handling the paperwork and community approvals, so you don’t have to.

Most people who call us and/or walk into our Sales Office inquire about homes for sale before contacting other outside realtors. Don’t miss out on these potential buyers!

We also offer referral bonuses if you refer someone to live in Pine Lakes and they purchase a new or brokered home. If you’re not planning on leaving anytime soon, don’t miss out on the chance to choose your neighbors, and earn money doing it!

Call us today at (928) 445-8950 for more information on what we can do for you.

Community Connections

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We’d like to remind all residents, new or seasoned, of a helpful group in our community called Connections. If you’re interested in joining this group or would like to see what resources they offer, keep reading!

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Community Connections

Community connections

Connections + Community = Connections @ Pine Lakes

Community: A feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.

Connections: A relationship in which a person, thing, or idea is linked or associated with something else.

Connections @ Pine Lakes: A loosely formed group of residents that want to help where they can, without a huge commitment. No monthly meetings, no obligation.

We’d like to give a warm welcome to the new residents of Pine Lakes. You have joined a community that cares. You may or may not have heard Connections mentioned around the neighborhood. If you have, you may be wondering: what is Connections?

What does Connections do? Our volunteers provide residents in need with non-medical, short-term tasks such as grocery pick-up, dog walking, rides to appointments, connections to resources, and more.

How do I ask for assistance from Connections? Residents can call (928) 351-1414 and leave a message. The monitor of the messages will send out an email to all members of the group, and our volunteers respond if they can help. These volunteers then reach out to the resident in need and assist with the task at hand.

How can I become a Connector? If you’re interested in becoming a “Connector” volunteer, send your contact information (name, address, phone, and email address) and tasks that you would be interested in assisting with to connectionspinelakes@gmail.com or call (928) 351-1414.

Have more questions? Please call (928) 351-1414 or email connectionspinelakes@gmail.com.

We look forward to hearing from you! Whether you need assistance or would like to help please CONNECT with us.

Your Health

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Less Stressing, More Stretching

There’s nothing quite like that first stretch in the morning, and there’s a good reason for that! Daily stretching has a variety of benefits, from reducing day-to-day achiness to helping prevent injuries. Who knew touching your toes gave you more than just bragging rights?

Pride of Pine Lakes
 

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In this issue, we’d like to highlight Susie Barrett and her beautiful yard! Keep reading to hear about Susie and what makes her home site so special.

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Pride of Pine Lakes

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Right in the middle of Pine Lakes on Midway is a cute house with a stunning yard! Since 2014, Susie Barrett has been an active part of the Pine Lakes community. Whether she’s teaching aerobics or working in her yard, she is always quick to give everyone a smile and a wave. Last year her friend, Guy, moved in and with his help, they have taken the yard at 212 to a whole new level of stunning! While many might consider that site challenging because of the tiered topography, they have created an oasis of color, textures, and have even added a fountain for beauty and serenity. Well done, Susie and Guy, and thank you for all that you do for Pine Lakes!



Go For a Spin
 

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When was the last time you hopped on a bike? Cycling is a fantastic way to get regular, low-impact exercise and some fresh air as the seasons begin to change. Read on to hear why you should cycle in cycling to your fitness regime.

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Go For a Spin

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When was the last time you hopped on a bike? Cycling is a fantastic way to get regular, low-impact exercise and some fresh air as the seasons begin to change.

While getting exercise is a primary health benefit, did you know that cycling also offers a host of other benefits like:

  • Increasing brainpower
  • Improving your heart health
  • Contributing to weight loss
  • Lowering your cancer risk
  • Increasing your life span
  • Contributing to lower stress levels

Any of the above pique your interest? Before you take to the streets, there are a few basic things you need to do to stay safe.

First things first, make sure your bike is comfortable and ready to go by checking everything from your seat placement to your breaks. Next up, make sure your helmet fits properly and doesn’t move when you shake your head – keep that noggin’ safe! To make sure the rest of your pre-ride checklist is up to par, check out this helpful article from REI Co-op.

Happy trails!

It's About the Journey
 

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Itching for a trip but not ready to deal with large crowds just yet? Satisfy your wanderlust with a scenic road trip! Whether you want to go cross-country or just over the state line, we have plenty of destination ideas and tips to plan your best trip yet. Keep reading to learn more!

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It's About the Journey

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Itching for a trip but not ready to deal with large crowds just yet? Satisfy your wanderlust with a scenic road trip! Whether you want to go cross-country or just over the state line, we have plenty of route ideas to get you started. For any West Coast lovers, consider driving all along the Pacific Coast Highway and enjoying the ocean views of California. If you’re a history buff, Cape Cod offers a scenic and historic route through some of America’s oldest towns. For the ultimate cross-country drive, Route 66 goes from Chicago to California, giving you a sampling of the whole mid-west and western USA.

So, you’ve picked your route, but how to begin planning your trip? Here are a few necessities to start thinking about:

  • Where do you want to stop on your trip? Make sure to not only choose sights you want to see, but hotels and rest stops as well. Road trip planner apps are a great tool to help you stay organized.
  • What’s your budget for the trip? You’ll want to include stops, attractions, gas, and tolls in your calculations.
  • Is your car ready for the drive? Make sure to bring your vehicle in for routine checks and maintenance beforehand, and don’t forget a spare tire!
  • When will you be heading out? Consider the time of year. Do you need to factor in increased traffic? Potential rain or snow? A little research can give you the best times of year to travel on your chosen route.
  • Finally, time to pack! Of course, your clothes and toothbrush are important, but another great idea is to stock up your car with medical supplies, snacks and drinks, and entertainment options.

Happy road tripping! Where will you travel first?

Home & Garden

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Spruce up Your Centerpiece

Tired of your old, outdated centerpiece? In need of a new DIY project? We have a solution for both problems with these beautiful autumnal centerpieces perfect for the upcoming fall holidays. Whether you want to customize it yourself or shop around, Better Homes & Gardens has plenty of options to inspire you.

Connect with Us
 

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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!

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.

 

Experiences

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Be Hoppy

If you’re tired of the same old beer selection at the grocery store, mix it up and make your own! With these convenient kits for beginners, you’ll have beer to rival any brewery right in your own fridge. Bring it out at your next event and you’re bound to impress your family and friends.

 
 
 

Entertainment

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Make Music Your Forte

Calling all music lovers! Ready to step up your game from avid listener to passionate musician? Now’s your chance. With these beginner-friendly instruments, you’ll have plenty of options to fill your days and challenge your mind. Soon, your friends and family will think you've been playing for years. Which will you pick up first?