A 55+ Community in Mays Landing, New Jersey

April - May 2020

Edition No. 27

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Manager's Corner
 

Melissa

Through the past month, we’ve encountered a lot of change and uncertainty about the future. Though at times it might seem scary, we are all in this together. Keep reading for a special message from our Community Manager, Melissa.

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Manager's Corner

Melissa

Dear Residents,

Through the past month, we’ve encountered a lot of change and uncertainty about the future. Though at times it might seem scary, we are all in this together. Although I am working remotely, I am always here to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have. Please feel free to call or email me at any time!

Also, please make sure your contact information is updated and correct. We will be utilizing One Call Now messaging system to provide voice, text and email messages as the situation evolves and new changes are implemented. This is the best way to stay informed of new policies, so providing the correct contact information is essential!

We will get through this as a united community, and I look forward to seeing each and every one of you when we are on the other side of this. We are all doing our part to prevent the spread of the virus and flatten the curve. Thank you for your sacrifices to help ensure the health and wellness of your fellow residents by following the community guidelines we’ve put into place, as well as practicing social distancing and heeding the CDC’s guidance for preventing the spread of illness.

Once again, please reach out to me with any questions, comments or concerns. Thank you for your continued support and partnership – I am wishing health, safety and wellness to you and your families.

In Community,
Melissa Tuso
Community Manager

Office Closed
 

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As of March 16, all community common areas and facilities are closed, along with the suspension of all Hometown America and resident sponsored events (no matter their size) until further notice. The status of the community and sales offices vary. In the states where offices are open, all in-person meetings are by appointment only. We apologize but walk-ins will not be allowed in the office.

Food

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Feed Your Brain

The food we eat has an impact on our entire body – including the brain. When it comes to our mental health, we all want to stay as focused as we can. Keep yourself sharp with these nutritious and tasty foods.

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.

Resident Resources

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During these unprecedented times, Hometown America is here for you every step of the way. In order to keep you as up to date as possible, we’ve compiled information about current CDC recommendations, Coronavirus Aid, and the Economic Security Act. Click here to read the full memo from our management team.

COVID-19 Resources

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In order to keep everyone as informed as possible, Hometown America has compiled a list of helpful federal, state, and local resources to assist those impacted by COVID-19 in our community. To learn more, please click here.

Your Health

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Fitness Your Way

Keeping up with your exercise routine can be hard when public gyms are closed. However, there are plenty of ways to stay active while staying inside, so don’t let that deter you from still breaking a sweat! Check out these expert tips to keep you moving and help ease your cabin fever.

Death by Chocolate Dance

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On February 8, Oaks of Weymouth neighbors enjoyed a delectable sweets buffet and entertainment by DJ Pepper Paul at the Death by Chocolate Dance. Keep reading to relive all the fun!

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Death by Chocolate Dance

Chocolate swirl

On February 8, Oaks of Weymouth neighbors enjoyed a delectable sweets buffet and entertainment by DJ Pepper Paul at the Death by Chocolate Dance. Thank you to Linda Delape-Giafes and all who helped host such a successful event! We’d also like to show appreciation to Mr. John Locasale for capturing the fun in the provided photos.



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

Cat walking in grass

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
 

Trash

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

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Trash Collection
 

Trash
  • Trash Pick-Up - Wednesdays
  • Recyclables Pick-Up - Every Other Thursday: April 9 and 23, May 7 and 21.
  • 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 – April 14 and May 12. 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

Home & Garden

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Back and Blooming

Spring cleaning isn’t just for your closets, but for your garden too! No matter what is in your flower beds, everything will need some TLC after the cold winter months. To keep your plot in tip-top shape, check out these 12 essential tips.

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. We encourage you to continue to support this project from your home. If you don’t knit but want to help, please consider donating yarn for this year-long project.

Entertainment & Leisure

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Productive in Place

Changing your daily routine can be a challenge, but social distancing doesn’t have to be boring! Whether you’re learning a new recipe or teaching your furry friend a new trick, there are plenty of fun things to do from the comfort of your own home. Stay productive and positive through one of these 20 activities.

Food Pantries
 

Food pantry

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.

Unique Antiques
 

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We’ve all heard the saying “some things just get better with age,” and there’s nothing like an antique to truly bring that saying to life. Purchasing antiques has never been easier. Keep reading to learn where you can obtain your next discussion piece.

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Unique Antiques

Antique chair

We’ve all heard the saying “some things just get better with age,” and there’s nothing like an antique to truly bring that saying to life. Regardless of whether you’ve been trying to find something similar to a friend’s piece or want to branch out with something of your own, it’s never been easier to purchase antiques online and have them show up right to your door.

Extend beyond your everyday décor – every antique piece has a story behind it. When you add this type of treasure to your home, its story becomes yours and makes for great a conversation piece for when family and guests come to visit.

If you’re already an antique connoisseur, you’re probably well versed on the fact that quality antiques are hard to find. Searching for that perfect piece takes a great deal of time, effort, and digging through flea markets and consignment shops. However, online shopping has changed the game and the piece you’ve been longing for is just a few clicks away.

It’s really that easy! Kick back, relax, and find that special element that will bring your space that much closer to perfection.

 

Catch the Latest Flick

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Looking for a new binge-worthy show, a movie to have you on the edge of your seat, or wanting to see what all the new film’s hype is about? There’s great content at your fingertips. Keep reading to learn how you can stay updated on the latest and greatest in film and television.

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Catch the Latest FLick

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Looking for a new binge-worthy show, a movie to have you on the edge of your seat, or wanting to see what all the new film’s hype is about? There’s great content at your fingertips. From Netflix to satellite TV, there’s never been a better time to be entertained.

Popular streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and many more are constantly updated with new content. For those who prefer watching their shows on traditional cable, check out T.V. Guide for an up-to-date schedule for all favorite shows and maybe even acquire your next obsession.

With all of these resources, boredom is a thing of the past. So butter your popcorn and settle in for a night of entertainment, no matter where you are or what you’re in the mood for.

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!

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.