A 55+ Community in Mays Landing, New Jersey

June - July 2020

Edition No. 28

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Manager's Corner
 

Melissa

As we swing into summer and the temperature begins to rise, so does our community from the slumber of the quarantine. We are ecstatic to get back to normal and all of the fun that comes with being a part of the Oaks of Weymouth Community. Keep reading for updates from Community Manager, Melissa.

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Manager's Corner

Melissa

Dear Residents,

As we swing into summer and the temperature begins to rise, so does our community from the slumber of the quarantine. We are ecstatic to get back to normal and all of the fun that comes with being a part of the Oaks of Weymouth Community.

Considering that most our springtime was spent in quarantine, we are sure everyone’s summer plans are filled to the brim! It’s an absolutely perfect time to reconnect with one another and we have the perfect place to do so, the Oaks of Weymouth pool!

As always, we want to wish a warm welcome to new homeowners in our community. We look forward to seeing residents, old and new, out and about. Join us for our Resident Coffee Hour in the Clubhouse on the last Friday of each month at 10 a.m.

While you’re out enjoying all the summer fun, take note of any yard that catches your eye and make sure to submit your nominations to the office for Yard of the Month.

We wish each and every resident a happy and relaxing summer.

In Community,
Melissa Tuso
Community Manager

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The Management Office will be closed July 3 in observance of Independence Day. However, the sales office may be open. Be sure to check with them about any sales appointments or tours.

Food

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Making the Most

When life gets hectic, grocery shopping is the last thing on your mind, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still make a delicious dinner. From soup to stir-fry, you’d be surprised just how many dishes you can make from what is already in your pantry.

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.

Yard of the Month
 

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From May to September each year, we award one home each month the coveted “Yard of the Month” prize. We are excited to carry on this tradition and look forward to doing it once again this year. Keep reading to learn more.

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Yard of the Month

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From May to September each year, we award one home each month the coveted “Yard of the Month” prize. We are excited to carry on this tradition and look forward to doing it once again this year. Winners will receive a $25 gift card in recognition of their dedication to excellent yard maintenance.

Specific features we look for when considering a winning yard include: general appearance, neatness, flower beds and shrubs, sidewalk and driveway maintenance, color contrast, and overall appearance.

Choosing a winner each month is always difficult because we are well aware of the tremendous effort our residents put into their yards. Please keep in mind there can only be one winner per month and do not take it personally if your yard is not chosen. If you would like to nominate a yard for this award, please contact the Management Office.

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!

Your Health

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Keeping Clean

While regular cleaning and disinfecting can be sizeable tasks, living a healthy and happy life is well worth the effort. Regardless of the time of year, or the bug going around, these great tips are here to help you keep your home clean and germ free no matter what is out there.

Resident Portal
 

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Hometown America is now offering residents a convenient, free service that you’ll have access to 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Through this platform, you can review and pay your bill, set-up payment reminders, change your payment preferences, and more! Keep reading to learn how you can sign up.

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Resident Portal

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Hometown America is now offering residents a convenient, free service that you’ll have access to 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Through this platform, you can:

  • Review and pay your bill
  • Change your billing and payment preferences
  • View, download or print monthly statements
  • View, download or print payment history
  • Set-up payment reminders to send alerts when bill is due
  • Enroll in online automatic payments
  • Access to online E-billing

With only a few clicks, you can simplify your bill pay experience through a secure, environmentally friendly, and time-saving platform.

If you’d like to sign up, contact your community manager today.

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
 

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

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Trash Collection
 

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  • Trash Pick-Up - Wednesdays
  • Recyclables Pick-Up - Every Other Thursday: June 4 and 18, July 2, 16, and 30.
  • 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 – June 9 and July 14. 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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Save this Summer

With the summer months upon us, the warm weather we all love brings the inevitable soar of utility bills that we don’t. Luckily, there are many ways to beat the heat without sacrificing your budget or comfort. Check out these 8 ways to lower your bill and trust us, your wallet will thank you.

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.

Travel

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Virtual Thrills

Can’t make it to a theme park anytime soon? Don’t let that spoil your fun. A YouTube channel has compiled favorite attractions from Walt Disney World, Disneyland California, and Universal Studios into virtual 360-degree experiences. There are even rides available that are no longer at the parks. What are you waiting for? Space Mountain, here you come!

Food Pantries
 

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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.

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.

Entertainment & Leisure

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Summertime Love

Love has no age limit, and ABC’s hit show “The Bachelor” is ready to show that finding it can happen at any stage of one’s life, including for those 65 and better. Hop along for the ride in this spin-off and see just how possible it is to find love, no matter the season of life. While it’s still in the early stages, learn everything about the new show here.

Get Invested in Investing

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No matter what is happening in the world, investing can work for anyone who has the proper tools, guidance, and know-how. Are you ready to have your money start working for you? Keep reading to learn tips from expert advisors.

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Get Invested in Investing

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No matter what is happening in the world, investing can work for anyone who has the proper tools, guidance, and know-how. There are many resources available to help you grow your portfolio into one to be proud of.

It’s not uncommon for people to believe that unless you went to school for it, investing is something that is best left to the professionals. While reaching out to a expert is never a bad idea, everyone has the ability to participate in sound investing thanks to the many tools that are out there.

Cultivating a sound portfolio takes a bit of work, but the reward is well worth the effort! Investing can be done at any stage in one’s life, but is especially fruitful during retirement.

With all of the great resources out there, it’s really that easy to take advantage of all there is to offer and find your inner investor.

Find Your Roots
 

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Have you ever wondered about your ancestors, where they came from, or the impact they had on those around them? Connecting all the branches of your family tree can be a breeze, if you know where to look. Keep reading to discover your roots!

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Find Your Roots

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Have you ever wondered about your ancestors, where they came from, or the impact they had on those around them? There are a ton of tools out there for you to not only discover your roots, but also make it easier for future generations of your family too.

Every branch of your family tree has a story. That’s the beauty of lineage, it’s just as unique as you are. In the past, unless your family kept a detailed history, tracing ties back generations could be a very difficult task. But now, with all of the resources at our disposal, family trees around the world are finally coming together, and yours can to. The best part of this experience is that it’s an adventure the entire family can enjoy together!

Many families take vacations to locations around the world they are tied to, like this one in Ireland where you can browse tons of digital records and even speak privately with onsite genealogists. Once your family tree has fully blossomed, you can finish the adventure by bringing it all together to make it easy for future generations to carry on.

Bringing your family together has never been easier or more fun. There’s no better time than the present to find your next adventure, the family experience you’ve been looking for, and, most of all, your roots.

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.