A 55+ Community in Middleborough, Massachusetts

December - January 2023

Edition No. 43

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Manager's Corner
 

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Our community manager, Eric, is looking forward to the holidays and preparing for winter. Read on for a message from Eric.

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Manager's Corner

Eric

Dear Homeowners,

Season’s greetings to all! As we wind down the year and head into 2023, I just want to thank all of our homeowners once again for making Oak Point such a special place. My best wishes to you and all of your families!

I don’t want to be the bad guy, but I am going to use that dreaded four-letter word… SNOW! Northern Pines is geared up and ready for the season. Please keep an eye out for email communication from the office pertaining to snow-related news. Throughout the season, we will do our very best to keep in communication with residents on the state of the property and how snow cleanup is progressing during storm situations. If you do not receive our email updates, please contact the office to be added to our email distribution list.

Our social program is finishing out strong this year. Keep an eye out for our email newsletter each month and find out all the activities that are planned. We have several charitable activities planned for the holiday season. Expect to see our Toys for Tots drive as well as the ever-popular Mitten Tree.

As always, I look forward to seeing you all around the Clubhouse and within the community. Have a safe and happy holiday season.

Sincerely,
Eric Hurt
General Manager

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The Management office will be closed on Monday, December 26 in observance of Christmas and Monday, January 2 for New Year’s Day.

Food

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All Hail the Kale

Kale is a superfood packed full of nutrients and fibers, but it can also be delicious! Check out these recipes to make a kale salad worth raving about. They’re also great to pack for lunch on the go!

Upcoming Events
 

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We have lots of holiday fun coming up at Oak Point. Keep reading to mark your calendar for our winter events.

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Upcoming Events

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THE SANTA CLAUS SPECTACULAR
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10
1 PM IN THE BALLROOM
$10 PER PERSON

It’s a brand-new event here at Oak Point! The first-ever Santa Claus Spectacular! We have a fun afternoon planned for you and the grandkids. If they are still believers in Santa Claus, this will be a fun afternoon of making memories together, hosted by Santa Claus himself. We start the day with photos with Santa, plus holiday arts and crafts stations. The Oak Train Club will also have a display. Our finale is a performance by the well-loved local Toe Jam Puppet Band, playing their original songs loved by kids all over the South Coast.

LISA YVES ANNUAL HANUKKAH PERFORMANCE
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17
7 PM IN THE BALLROOM
$10 PER PERSON

Lisa Yves’ annual performance here at Oak Point is one of the much-loved shows of the holiday season. Lisa is an accomplished pianist/vocalist and will again grace the Oak Point Ballroom with her music. You may bring your own refreshments.

DISCO NIGHT
SATURDAY, JANUARY 14
7 PM IN THE BALLROOM
$10 PER PERSON

Come get a dose of Saturday Night Fever with Oak Point resident and DJ John Peters. John will be spinning those great disco hits all night long. John was a Hustle champion and will also be teaching some fun disco line dances. You’re welcome to bring your own refreshments!

SOUND DUNES SWING COMBO
SATURDAY, JANUARY 21
2 PM IN THE BALLROOM
$10 PER PERSON

Cape Cod’s own swing band the “Sound Dunes” return by popular demand for a 90-minute afternoon performance in the ballroom, featuring the music of the 1930s, 40’s, and ’50s from bandleaders such as Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, and more. The band’s repertoire also includes contemporary pieces from the “Great American Songbook” You’re welcome to bring your own refreshments!



Sales Update
 

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The Oaks Point Sales Office has a message for Oak Point residents. Read on for more.

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Sales Update

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To all our friends at Oak Point, take this time to enjoy your family and friends in this season of giving. Reach out to those less fortunate. Be thankful for all that you have been blessed with. Look forward to a better New Year!

Pamela Primavera, your Oak Point In-House Sales Agent
pprimavera@hometownamerica.net
Cell 774-384-7699



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Restaurant Review
 

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If you love ice cream, you’re going to love this review of Tom & Jimmy’s Ice Cream. Read on to find out their best offerings.

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Restaurant Review

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There is a new ice cream place in town and you’re going to love it! Tom & Jimmy’s opened on Route 28 in Middleboro next to the United Middleboro Petroleum in September. This is their third location; the others are Taunton and West Bridgewater. They serve Gifford’s Premium Ice Cream of Maine as well as Del’s Frozen Lemonade.

I tried the chocolate chip cookie sundae. It had freshly baked warm chocolate chip cookies topped with three scoops of ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream, and walnuts. Amazing! The portions were huge and the prices were reasonable. They plan to be open year-round at this location, 109 West Grove Street, Middleboro.



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Your Health

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Cut Out the Clutter

Is there anything more frustrating than being surrounded by clutter? Not only is it an inconvenience, but it can also be a hinderance to your mental health. Read the benefits of decluttering and choose what technique will be the best for you!

Resident Spotlight
 

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In this issue, we are highlighting one of our most active residents, Phyllis Vincent. Read on to learn about Phyllis’s life.

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Resident Spotlight

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Phyllis Vincent has lived at Oak Point for six years. She is an active volunteer for both the Oak Point Art Association as well as the Oak Point Scholarship Association. She currently teaches a basic and beginner drawing class two days a week in the Craft Room.

Her hometown is Hanover, MA. She was once in the Peace Corp. serving in Uganda, a time that she still cherishes. She went to Massachusetts College of Art and became an art teacher in Westfield, MA. She is now retired and enjoys traveling and reading.

Past Events Recap
 

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From flamingos to turkey, the past few months have been full of fun at Oak Point. Read on for a recap of everything we’ve been up to.

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Past Events Recap

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FLAMINGO DAYS FESTIVAL

Summer’s last bash was our Flamingo Fest, three days of flamingo-themed activities around the Clubhouse. We had a festival with free Del’s Frozen Lemonade, tons of prizes, giveaways, and music by Joe Presley. There was also a BBQ lunch by the pool with acoustic guitar music and a Flamingo Fandango Dance with music by Laura James & Family.

THE 60s BAND

Our September dance was a fun-filled trip down memory lane celebrating the music of the 60s. We danced the night away just like we did in 1967 during the Summer of Love.

TURKEY TRAIN DAY TRIP

In early October, we took a day trip to beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire to board the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad. Everyone enjoyed a turkey dinner on board with all the fixins from the famous Hart’s Turkey Farm. On the way home, we made a stop at Kellerhaus Ice Cream and Candy for a sweet treat.



Find Your Color Season

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Have you ever noticed that the same shirt looks great on someone else but not on yourself? Don’t worry, you are probably just a different color season! Read on for more about what that means and how best to dress.

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Find Your Color Season

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Have you ever noticed that the same shirt looks great on someone else but not on yourself? Don’t worry, you are probably just a different color season! People are divided into Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter color palettes based on their natural features and coloring.

For example, if your skin tone has a warmer undertone, or you consider yourself a redhead, the odds are you’re an Autumn. Dressing in earthy tones like brown, dark green, or orange will help you shine! If your skin has a cooler, pale undertone, and you have dark brown or dirty blonde hair, you’re probably a Winter.

Dressing according to the right season can help you look your best all the time! Take these steps to determine your color palette, or you can do a quiz here!

Home & Garden

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White Sheets, Better Sleep

Have you noticed you always tend to sleep better in hotel rooms? White bedspreads may be the answer. White bedsheets create a feeling of luxury and serenity, making it easier for you to fall asleep. Consider switching your sheets to the classic color. You’ll be catching more ZZZs in no time.

Getting Back to Travel

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Make 2023 the year of achieving your dreams! Start planning you next trip now, and check out these resources to help you do it.

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Getting Back to Travel

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It’s probably been a few years since you took a vacation or traveled out of your area. But borders are open, the weather is right, and it may just be the season for you to explore somewhere new!

This time of the year is considered “off-season” for tourism, so wherever you go, you’re sure to hit lower prices and lower crowds.

Whether you decide to experience the architecture of Spain, relax on the beaches of Jamaica, or hit the slopes in Colorado, give yourself the opportunity to take it all in. Check out these must-do travel destinations, or head somewhere you’ve always wanted to go!

Maybe flying isn’t your speed, though—maybe you prefer to sail! Cruises are a great way to travel to Alaska, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and more. Never been on a cruise before? It’s more convenient than you might think. Read the 10 advantages to cruise vacations and you’ll be booking today.

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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Farmers’ Market Follies

Farmers’ markets are a great way to source fresh produce and other unique finds, but there is a “wrong” way to visit the market. Learn the most common farmers’ market mistakes and what to do instead to make the most of your trip!

 
 
 

Entertainment

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Board Game Bonanza

Board games are a timeless and fun way to spend quality time with those around you, but it can be hard to pick the right one when looking to expand your collection. This list has the best board games for adults based on shopper ratings and expert guidance, with options for 2 players or larger groups!