55+ Community in Mays Landing, New Jersey / Oaks of Weymouth / Hometown America

A 55+ Community in Mays Landing, New Jersey

August - September 2022

Edition No. 41

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Manager's Corner
 

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Community Manager, Kristin, wants to thank all residents for their patience and cooperation while adjustments were being made to the new booster pump system. For more announcements from Kristin, keep reading.

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Manager's Corner

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I can’t believe how fast this year is going by; how is it already August & September? I would like to take another moment to thank all our wonderful residents for their patience and cooperation during the past few months getting everything adjusted with our new booster pump system. We know it was a bit of a lengthy process, but we couldn’t have done it without all your help.

It is great to see everyone enjoying the many amenities and resident activities the Oaks has to offer, it is your participation and involvement that makes the Oaks of Weymouth such a wonderful place to call home.

Lastly, I would like to remind everyone of the irrigation schedule. All addresses that end in an even number may use their irrigation on Monday, Wednesday & Friday with a maximum of 15 minutes per zone. All addresses that end in an odd number may use their irrigation on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday with a maximum of 15 minutes per zone.

Warm regards,
Kristin Vest
Community Manager

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The Community Office will be closed on Monday, September 5 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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Iced Cocoa with a Kick

Looking for a way to change up your morning coffee? Try an iced mocha instead! Mix chocolate syrup and milk while simultaneously brewing half a cup of coffee on the side. Combine the ingredients before pouring the drink over ice, and voila! Your morning pick-me-up just got a whole lot sweeter.

Upcoming Events


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There’s always something to do here at the Oaks of Weymouth. Read on to learn about some of our most anticipated upcoming events.

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Upcoming Events

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Wine Tasting:
Friday, August 12 at 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Join us for an afternoon of fine wine and delicious snacks. Space is extremely limited, and registration is required to attend. Please contact the office to register.

Edward Jones Seminar:
Tuesday, September 6 at 2:00 p.m.: Jim Brady Jr. a Financial Advisor from Edward Jones will be coming to the Oaks Clubhouse to touch on a few key points to help you avoid common investing mistakes, and help you stay on track to meet your long-term goals. If you would like to attend, please let the office know.

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser:
Friday, October 14 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Oaks of Weymouth will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser! Dinner includes spaghetti with meatballs, side salad, roll with butter, & utensils. Tickets will go on sale Monday, September 12 and can be purchased at the office. Tickets will be $5/plate, 100% of proceeds will be given to the Dorothy EMS. Keep an eye out for the flyer with more information.

Coffee Hour:
August 25 & September 22 at 10:00 a.m.: Join us for a morning of free coffee and conversation. There’s nothing better than waking up to the smell of freshly roasted coffee beans. All residents are welcome!

Bingo – Hosted by the ACORN Association:
August 28 & September 25 at 7:00 p.m.: Bingo is back! Join us for an evening of fun-filled friendly competition, hosted by our very own ACORN Association.

ACORN Association Bus Trips:
August 2, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Join us for a showing of Grease at the Mt. Airy Casino. Fees are $98/person and include tickets to the show, a $15 food voucher, and a $15 slot machine voucher.

September 22, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Join us for a showing of Assisted Living – the Musical at Tropicana Casino. Fees are $90/person and include tickets to the show, a $15 food voucher, and a $25 slot machine voucher.

Parking for all bus trips will be located at the Oaks of Weymouth Clubhouse. We ask that you please park in the stone parking lot, leaving the spots at the front of the Clubhouse open for those not attending and for visitors of the office.

Please contact Pat Weachter at (609) 909-0260 or (267) 304-1671 for tickets or more information.

Group Activities


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We are happy to continue offering group and club activities at the Clubhouse! The Clubhouse and amenities are fully open to residents and their guests, and capacity limits have been removed. See our full activity schedule below.

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Group Activities

Group workout

Monday

  • ACORN Association Meeting: 7:00 p.m. in Main Room - First Monday of every month
  • Republican Group: 7:00 p.m. in Main Room - Second Monday of every month
  • Stretch & Strength Chair Exercise: 11:00 a.m. in Main Room
  • Painting with Diamonds: 11:00 a.m. in the Atrium

Tuesday

  • Cards: Nickel & Dimes: 6:00 p.m. in Main Room - call Dennis at (607) 476-3749 for more info
  • Crafts Group: 1:00 p.m. in the Atrium
  • Walking Group: 2:00 p.m. - Meet at the corner of Redwood and Pinetree Lane
  • Pickleball: 9:00 a.m. at the courts located next to the Clubhouse (weather permitting): For more information contact Frank McDonald at (609) 742-5535 or Terry Scardino at (609) 412-5041

Wednesday

  • Book Club: August 17 & September 28 – 7:00 p.m. in the Clubhouse
  • Friends & Neighbors Social: First and last Wednesday of every month – 3:00 p.m. in the lobby sitting area
  • Game Night: Second Wednesday of every month – 7:00 p.m. in the Main Room
  • Knitting Group: 1:00 p.m. in the Atrium
  • Line Dancing: 10:00 a.m. in the Main Room
  • Recess Cardio: 11:30 a.m. in the Main Room
  • Walking Group: 2:00 p.m. - Meet at the corner of Redwood and Pinetree Lane

Thursday

  • Bible Study: First and third Thursday of every month – 7:00 p.m. in the Clubhouse (contact Lee Duffield at 856.217.6772 for more info)
  • Cards: Nickel & Dimes: 6:00 p.m. in Main Room - call Dennis at (607) 476-3749 for more info
  • Pickleball: 9:00 a.m. at the courts located next to the Clubhouse (weather permitting): For more information contact Frank McDonald at (609) 742-5535 or Terry Scardino at (609) 412-5041

Friday

  • Painting with Diamonds: 11:00 a.m. in the Atrium
  • Playing Instruments for Fun: 1:00 p.m. in the Main Room – all residents welcome, come sit back and listen, if you know the song feel free to sing along.
  • Stretch & Strength Chair Exercise: 11:00 a.m. in the Main Room

Saturday

  • Walking Group: 10:00 a.m. – meet in front of the Clubhouse

If you would like to add a group or activity, please be sure to reach out to the office. We would also like to remind those in charge of any groups or activities to please notify the office of any schedule changes so adjustments can be made to the monthly calendar prior to printing.

Sales Update
 

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The Oaks of Weymouth Sales Department is now accepting residential listings at a highly competitive listing fee! Your listing will be on the MLS and the Oaks of Weymouth official site. You’ll also receive signage and a free market analysis. Contact our sales consultant Sheneva Paz today at (609) 837-2406.

Your Health

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Burning the Midnight Muscles

Night owls rejoice! Studies show that working out at night has a slew of benefits. For example, lifting weights in the evening is more efficient because your muscles are at their peak daily performance. The biggest benefit of all? You won’t have to wait in line for any machines.

Restaurant Review


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Looking for the perfect pizza for those nights you don’t feel like cooking? Our staff fell in love with Danny’s Pizza. Read on for more information about all the delicious options Danny’s has to offer.

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Restaurant Review

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Have you ordered from Danny’s Pizza? Well, we have. Danny’s has easily become the Oaks of Weymouth staff’s favorite when it comes to quality pizza, wings, and cheesesteaks. My personal favorite is their plain cheese pizza, made fresh from just behind the counter. Their delicious fresh wings, tossed in your choice of a homemade hot or honey sauce, are tender and delicious. And who could forget their cheesesteaks?

Kristin likes her cheesesteak with light fried onion, lettuce, mayo, ketchup, salt, pepper, and oregano to top it off. Lindsey prefers to keep it simple with extra meat and extra American cheese. We can guarantee that no matter which way you order your cheesesteak, it will be delicious.

There are so many other items on their menu that we are dying to try. Danny’s offers pick-up and delivery. They are conveniently located at 6394 Harding Highway Suite 1, Mays Landing, NJ.

Phone Number: (609) 837-2096

Business Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.



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Past Events Recap


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We had so many successful events these past two months. Read on to re-live the fun and make sure to mark your calendars for our other upcoming events.

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Past Events Recap

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On June 13, the residents of Oaks of Weymouth were treated to a visit from the luckiest kid in New York, Anthony Florio. Tony spent the afternoon speaking with the residents about his time as a batboy for the NY Yankees during the team’s third World Series run. Tony shared a variety of stories while the residents got to enjoy some baseball stadium-themed snacks.

On July 21, residents enjoyed an afternoon filled with Silly Trivia and lunch courtesy of Royal Suites Healthcare & Rehabilitation. The afternoon had its fair share of laughs as we worked our way through the whimsical trivia questions. We look forward to having another Silly Trivia event, as well as a few new events, offered by the Royal Suites Healthcare & Rehabilitation team.



Resident Spotlight


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This issue, we would like to spotlight two great residents. Pat Vogel and Tanya Chinnici are a pleasure to have in the community and work with. Keep reading to learn more about these wonderful ladies.

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Resident Spotlight

Resident of the month

Patricia “Pat” Vogel has been a resident here at The Oaks of Weymouth since 2003, and Tanya Chinnici has been with us since 2017. These two wonderful ladies have been a huge asset to HTA. They have been our right-hand ladies with helping to monitor the pool and maintain it.

These ladies are a pleasure to work with. We look forward to their daily check-ins with us before making their way out to the pool. They both have everlasting smiles, and we are truly honored to have them working with us. We are sad when pool season comes to an end, but we look forward to opening day! Thank you both so very much for everything you do and for helping keep Steve on his toes when it comes to the pool!

Home & Garden

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Dig for Gold

Marigolds are beautiful flowers that will make your garden spring to life. To keep your marigolds in perfect condition, remember to water them regularly when the heat is high. Whether you choose to plant the French, African, or Signet variety, your marigolds are sure to brighten your days this summer.

Capital Improvements

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There have been many exciting renovations at Oaks of Weymouth this year. Read on to learn more about the upcoming and completed projects.

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Capital Improvements

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Our new water system is officially up and running. We cannot thank you enough for the patience shown throughout this process and are extremely happy to hear the wonderful news from all of you regarding the water pressure.

Furthermore, our beautiful pool is about to get a facelift! With a complete resurfacing, you can expect the pool to sparkle like never before as we go into the next season. This project will not affect the 2022 pool season. Resurfacing will begin in September during closed hours.

Pool News
 

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Pool time is the best time. We love seeing all of our residents relaxing and spending time together at the pool. Keep reading for the updated pool hours.

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Pool News

Pool news

Pool Hours:

**Monday:
9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Tuesday:
9:00 am – 8:30 pm

Wednesday
9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Thursday:
9:00 am – 8:30 pm

Friday:
9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Saturday:
9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Sunday:
9:00 am – 7:00 pm

**Mondays: No children under the age of 16
Tuesday thru Sunday: Children under the age of 16 are welcome between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Anyone under the age of 16 must always have resident/adult supervision while at the pool.

Pool will close for the season, Tuesday September 6, 2022.
Thank you for another wonderful pool season, we look forward to next year with our newly resurfaced pool!

Block Blue Light
 

Blue light glasses

We spend a lot of time staring at screens. From the minutes we spend clearing notifications on our phones to the hours we spend searching the web, our eyes are constantly dealing with harmful blue light. Consider investing in a pair of blue light glasses to use your tech safely.

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Block Blue Light

Blue light glasses

We spend a lot of time staring at screens. From the minutes we spend clearing notifications on our phone to the hours we spend searching the web, screens are a part of our daily life. But these screens emit blue light, which is harmful to the eyes and can strain them when looking at screens for long periods.

Not all blue light is bad, but there are measures we can take to prevent the problems that arise with too much of it. Blue light glasses are increasing in popularity as spending time online becomes more and more prominent in our daily lives. These glasses have benefits such as improving sleep and increasing work performance. Recent studies concluded that the glasses prevent suppression of melatonin, the hormone that promotes sleep. Because screens emit light, they can affect the amount of melatonin that your brain is producing as the brain is tricked into thinking it’s daytime. Blue light glasses block that and allow you to sleep restfully, even after a period of screen usage.

The glasses can also improve your work performance, as they bring comfort to the wearer about the potential damage the screen could do to your eyes. There are many advantages to trying out the glasses, and they are readily available to try! Stores like Target may sell them for as little as $10, and quality brands such as Warby Parker allow you to add their blue-light-filtering lenses to any frame.

Consider investing in a pair of blue light glasses and use your tech safely!

Experiences

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Stroll Through Time

Spend a hot day this summer indoors by visiting a museum. You may find yourself admiring art painted 500 years ago in a European castle or standing in the presence of a treasured artifact worth millions. Museum Finder helps you find museums of all sizes near you, no matter your interest.

Discover a Hidden Talent

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It’s said that we only use 10% of our brains on a daily basis. Unlock more of your brainpower by cultivating a hidden talent! Practice a magic trick, pick up a new language, or work on your whistle. No matter what skill you possess, it’s sure to help you grow.

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Discover a Hidden Talent

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It’s said that we only use 10% of our brains on a daily basis. Unlock more of your brainpower by cultivating a hidden talent! There are many ways to find a new area of interest for you to explore. First, think about all the things that make you happy. If you love to travel, maybe learning a new language is a hidden talent for you to pursue. Another tactic is to examine the activities that you’re already good at. Perhaps if winning board games is a strong suit of yours, you can become a chess expert with those same skills!

A hidden talent can be anything. You are a unique person, and you know yourself best. Think about what you’d like to achieve and set out to do it. With practice, any passion can become a talent. Expertise comes with time and attention, and putting your mind to a task can help engage your brain in new and exciting ways. Remember not to give up!

There are many examples of hidden talents for you to try your hands at. Cooking, drawing, and learning an instrument may come to mind first, but there are so many more that you’ve probably never even thought about as a talent. Public speaking, speed reading, and creativity can all be talents, too. The most important thing is that your talent is a reflection of you. Try new things and see what you take a liking to. No matter what skill you possess, it’s sure to help you grow.

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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Come to the Wild Side

Looking for something new and exciting to try this summer? Get up close with exotic animals at your local zoo and interact with some of the animal kingdom’s majestic leaders in a safe environment. This fun, educational experience is the perfect place to spend a solo afternoon or to bring the whole family.