A 55+ Community in Mays Landing, New Jersey

August - September 2021

Edition No. 35

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Manager's Corner
 

Melissa

We are quickly approaching the last days of summer which, among other things, means the closing of the pool for the season. For more on this, and a special message from our Community Manager, Melissa, keep reading.

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Manager's Corner

Melissa

Hello Wonderful Residents!

We are quickly approaching the last days of summer which, unfortunately, means that we are also approaching the last days of enjoying the pool. The Oaks of Weymouth pool will be closing for the season on September 11 at 7 p.m. Make sure to get your sun and splash time in before then!

As always, we want to welcome new homeowners to our community. We look forward to seeing you out and about. Whether you have been with us for a while or just recently moved in, we would like to thank all of our residents for being valued neighbors in our community.

As we move forward into a new season, we wish you a relaxing and memorable Labor Day!

In Community,
Melissa Tuso
Community Manager

Office Closed
 

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The Community Office will be closed on Monday, September 6 in observance of Labor Day. However, the sales office may be open. Be sure to check with them about appointments or tours.

Food

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Pass the Pasta

We all hopped on the bread-making train, but have you tried your hand at homemade pasta? With this guide, you can start simple and customize your dish with a variety of techniques and sauces. Before you know it, you’ll be making fresh, artisan pasta!

Capital Improvements

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Hometown America continues its commitment to provide improvements to our Oaks of Weymouth community. Read on to hear about the most recent projects!

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Capital Improvements

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  • • Construction of our newly modernized wastewater treatment facility is moving along, and we expect completion before fall.
  • • Upgrades to our water plant are on schedule with the start-up/change over expected sometime in September.
  • • Replacement of gutters, downspouts, and fascia on the Clubhouse will be completed in August.
  • • Road repairs are upcoming and expected to be finished by fall.

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 Appreciation

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Join us on Friday, August 6 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Clubhouse parking lot as we share our appreciation for each and every one of our residents. Ken’s Ice Cream Truck will be handing out refreshing treats, so make sure to call Christina at (609) 336-4665 to get your ticket. We’ll see you there!

Your Health

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It's Tea Time

Most of us are die-hard coffee drinkers, but that hot-bean water doesn’t do much for our health. Consider making an occasional switch up with different types of tea. Teas like ginger and mint can help with digestion and black tea not only gives you caffeine, but also helps promote healthy cognition. Which brew will you try?

Group Activities
 

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We are very happy to continue offering group and club activities at the clubhouse! We are following the state’s phased reopening guidelines, but please remember to continue taking the necessary precautions. Keep reading to see what’s available.

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Group Activities

Group workout

At this time, the clubhouse and amenities are fully open to residents and their guests, and capacity limits have been completely removed. See below for details on the capacity limits of individual activities, as well as our full activity schedule!

Monday:
Painting with Diamonds 11 a.m. in the Atrium – August 2, 16, and 30, then resuming every Monday beginning in September.
Exercise at 11 a.m. in the Main Room

Tuesday:
Recess Cardio at 11 a.m. in the Main Room – Limited to 20 participants. Call the office to reserve a spot.

Thursday:
Line Dancing at 10 a.m. in the Main Room
Pickleball Clinic at 9 a.m.

Friday:
Exercise at 11 a.m. in the Main Room

Tuesdays and Fridays:
Pickleball at 9 a.m.

Saturday:
Walking Group meets at 10 a.m. in front of the Clubhouse.

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms such as feeling sick, coughing, have a fever, difficulty breathing, or have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive within the last two weeks, please do not attend the event.

Please remember hand washing is the best deterrent for COVID-19. Avoid touching your face and wash your hands thoroughly before and after using the equipment.

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!

Amenities Update
 

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At this time, the Clubhouse and amenities are fully open to residents and their guests, and capacity limits have been completely removed. Read on to review the updated guidelines with your guests before enjoying the amenities:

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Amenities Update

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At this time, the Clubhouse and amenities are fully open to residents and their guests, and capacity limits have been completely removed. Please review the quick guidelines below with your guests before enjoying the amenities:

  • • If you or your guest have any COVID-19 symptoms such as feeling sick, coughing, have a fever, difficulty breathing, or have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive within the last two weeks, please do not attend.
  • • Please wipe down any shared objects or materials touched before leaving with sanitized wipes.
  • • Hand washing is the best deterrent for COVID-19. Avoid touching your face and wash your hands thoroughly before and after using any shared equipment.
  • • Masks are not required.

Home & Garden

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Work Smarter, Not Harder

Is it time to ditch your wheezing vacuum or matted duster? If so, consider these top-rated cleaning tools designed to make cleaning your home so efficient that you might even look forward to your to-do list! After all, can it be called a chore if you’re having fun?

Ken's Ice Cream
 

Ice cream truck

We are happy to announce that Ken’s Ice Cream truck will continue to be at the Clubhouse parking lot on Sundays. Read on for all the sweet details!

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Ken's Ice Cream

Ice cream truck

We are happy to announce that Ken’s Ice Cream truck will continue to be at the clubhouse parking lot on Sundays at 1 p.m. until there is no line.

Please remember if you have any COVID-19 symptoms such as feeling sick, coughing, have a fever, difficulty breathing, or have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive within the last two weeks, please do not attend.

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Pool Rules
 

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The pool opened for the season Monday, May 24, and will be open through September 11. Read on for the most updated rules and guidelines for enjoying the pool.

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Pool Rules

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Pool Hours

Adults:
Monday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Children Under Age 16:
Tuesday through Sunday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
(No children under the age of 16 on Mondays)

Please remember:

  • All residents must sign in, completing all information on the sign-in sheet, upon entering the pool area.
  • Residents are permitted four guests per household per visit.
  • A resident must accompany guests to the pool and remain with them at all times.

The last day the pool will be open is Saturday, September 11, 2021.

Yard of the Month
 

Yard

Each spring and summer, from May through September, we award one home the coveted Yard of the Month award. To learn who this month’s winners are and how you can be next, read on!

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Yard of the Month
 

Yard
 

Each spring and summer, from May through September, we award one home the coveted Yard of the Month award. Winners will receive a $25 gift card in recognition of their dedication to excellent yard maintenance. Features we look for when choosing a winning yard are general appearance, neatness, flower beds and shrubs, sidewalk and driveway maintenance, color contrast, and overall appearance.

If you would like to nominate a yard for this award, please contact the Management Office.

Congratulations to our July and August Winners!

  • • July Winner – James and Kathleen at 1 Laurel Court
  • • August Winner – Bob at 6 Cypress Court

They work very hard on their yards, and it shows. Please drive by and take a look or check out the photos below!



Experiences

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Date Night = Best Night

Whether you and your significant other have been on two dates or 200, everyone can use a little help thinking of fun, creative ideas for your night out (or in)! Whether you want to class it up with a trip to your local art gallery or get cozy at a drive-in, we guarantee you’ll find something new to try.

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
 

Trash

We appreciate all residents adhering to the waste collection schedule and procedures. Keep reading to view the August/September 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: August 12 & 26, September 9 & 23
  • Bulk Pick-Up: August 25 and September 22 – Residents must call Gold Medal to schedule in advance (609) 457-0938. Fees are paid by the resident.
  • Electronics Pick-Up is the second Tuesday of the month: August 10 and September 14. Call Weymouth Twp. with questions (609) 476-2102.
  • Yard Waste—picked up Wednesdays with trash.

For more information on pick-up and recycling services, click here.

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

Important Update
 

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We are now accepting a limited number of resident listings for 2021. Residents who list their homes with our sales team will be featured on the Hometown America Website and on the MLS along with full, visible signage placement on the property. For more information, please contact Sales Consultant Sheneva Paz.

Entertainment

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Toucan Play at This

In need of a new outdoor hobby? Turn your eyes to the sky! Bird watching is a leisurely activity that is fun whether you’re alone or with friends and family. Not to mention, you can enjoy it all year-round. With this guide from Audubon, you’ll learn everything you need to get started on your birding journey.

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.

Food Pantries
 

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Food banks are a valuable community asset. Not only do they provide food to those in need, but 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 114 Route 50 in Mays Landing has opened its doors to the parishioners and community. The pantry hours are Thursday from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. each week. 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, bread, eggs, cheeses, chicken, and meat. Participants are eligible for food on a monthly basis and the amount of food given is determined by family size. Identification is necessary in order 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 a.m. – 11 a.m., 2 p.m. – 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.

 

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.

Movie Matinee
 

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Our Movie Matinee events are back! For details on how to join in on all the fun, read on.

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Movie Matinee

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Our Movie Matinee events are back! Residents may bring their own snacks and beverages, as refreshments will not be provided. Please call the office to submit movie suggestions.

Screening dates:

  • Monday, August 16 at 1 p.m.
  • Monday, September 13 at 1 p.m.

Beat the Heat
 

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Summer is the perfect time to sit back and relax with a cold, refreshing drink, but summery cocktails often mean high sugar and calories. Discover how you can get fresh, low-calorie drink recipes sure to impress all your friends by reading on!

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Beat the Heat

Tropical drinks in pool

Summer is the perfect time to sit back and relax with a cold, refreshing drink, but summery cocktails often mean high sugar and calories. With these delicious concoctions, you can get fresh, low-calorie drink recipes sure to impress all your friends.

If you’re into botanicals, a rose mojito may be the way to go. For those with a sweet tooth, try a whipped frozen creamsicle or a blueberry Tom Collins, two summery twists on some timeless classics. If you’ve jumped on the gin train, then you may love a fresh, strawberry gin spritzer or a watermelon gin fizz. With so many to try, you’d better get started!

So, you love the drinks, but how do you make them? There are some basic components and mixers that are important for getting started. First and foremost, make sure you have all the essential ingredients! Not only are the bases like vodka or gin important, but so are bitters, liqueurs, and mixers. Plus, don’t forget the cherry on top - literally! Garnishes can make or break your drink, so make sure to stock up on things like lemons, limes, and maraschino cherries. Having a stocked bar will make all your friends and family believe you’re a pro at your next poolside get-together or cocktail party. Which drink will you try first?

 

Get Deeper Sleep
 

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Do you struggle to get deep, restful sleep? Many experts blame an increased use of technology for our struggles with sleep, but did you know there are actually a host of smart products that can help you get better rest? From mattresses to apps, there’s something for everyone. Keep reading for the full list!

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Get Deeper Sleep

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Do you struggle to get deep, restful sleep? Many experts blame an increased use of technology for our struggles with sleep, but did you know there are actually a host of smart products that can help you get better rest? From mattresses to apps, there’s something for everyone.

For those who are curious about their sleep patterns, there is a multitude of options available for a wide range of budgets. If you’re willing to invest, Sleep Number mattresses are leaders in what they do. By giving you a “SleepIQ” based on how much you move, how many times you wake up, and how long you spend in each stage of sleep, you can receive an in-depth analysis of your sleep patterns. There are also removable mats that do something similar, and you can even track sleep on your smartwatch.

There is even technology made to help you fall asleep, stay asleep, and even wake up easier in the morning. If you have trouble shutting down at night, the solution may be Dodow’s metronome of light, which projects onto the ceiling and helps to regulate and slow down your breathing. For those who wake up at every little noise, Bose created headphones that solely play calming sounds and promise to block outside noise. Even if you have no problem sleeping through the night, and your difficulties lie in getting out of bed, there’s an app for that too! Alarmy won’t let you silence your alarm until you complete a special mission, waking up your brain and readying you to take on the day.

These few items are only scratching the surface with all the sleep-aiding technology available. With all of these inventions, you’ll be sleeping more soundly in no time! Do any of these sound like a must-try?

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.