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

A 55+ Community in Mays Landing, New Jersey

December - January 2023

Edition No. 43

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Manager's Corner
 

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Community Manager, Kristin, has a few reminders about dealing with snow this season. Read on to learn community guidelines regarding cleanup.

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Manager's Corner

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The winter season is upon us! Hope everyone is staying warm. As we all know, with the winter comes snow. I just want to remind everyone that you are responsible for shoveling your sidewalks, driveways, and steps. Please be sure that you are using Ice Melt and not rock salt as the latter will damage your concrete.

Finally, we would like to thank everyone for their wonderful donations for Toys for Tots. The boxes were overflowing! We are very proud of the amount of donations from all our generous residents. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Kristin
Community Manager

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The Community Office will be closed on Monday, December 26 in observance of Christmas Day and on Monday, January 2 in observance of New Year’s Day. However, the Sales Office may be open. Be sure to check with Sheneva about appointments or tours.

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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Oak of Weymouth is celebrating the holidays. Find out how you can join in on the festivities!

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Upcoming Events

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Holiday Coffee, Cupcakes, Cookies, Candy & Carols

Saturday, December 17 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Join us for a singalong of some of our favorite carols. Coffee, cupcakes, cookies, and candy will be provided. All residents are welcome to attend. However, seating is limited and tickets will be required. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm on Wednesday, November 16 and Saturday, November 19. We look forward to seeing you there!

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

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Monday

  • ACORN Association Meeting: 7:00 p.m. in Main Room - First Monday of every month
  • Painting with Diamonds: 12:00 p.m. in the Atrium
  • Stretch & Strength Chair Exercise: 11:00 a.m. in Main Room

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: 10:00 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.
  • Yin Yoga: 9:30 a.m. – Please reach out to Kathy at (856) 905-0164.

Wednesday

  • Book Club: January – 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
  • Knitting Group: 1:00 p.m. in the Atrium
  • Line Dancing: 10:00 a.m. in the Main Room
  • Walking Group: 2:00 p.m. - Meet at the corner of Redwood and Pinetree Lane

Friday

  • Painting with Diamonds: 12:00 p.m. in the Atrium
  • Pickleball: 10:00 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.
  • Playing Instruments for Fun: 1:00 p.m. in the Main Room – All resident’s 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

  • Adult Strength & Balance Class: 10:00 a.m. in the Main Room (Pending room availability) – A low impact strength training class using bands, dumbbells, and your body weight with balance moves. This class will help increase your overall strength, bone density, balance, and flexibility. This class is perfect for beginners to intermediate fitness levels. Those with risk factors and/or injuries are encouraged to take this class.

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 Team is now accepting residential listings at a highly competitive listing fee! Listing with us gets your home featured on the MLS and Oaks of Weymouth website, as well as signage and a free market analysis. Contact our Sales Consultant Sheneva Paz today at (609) 837-2406.

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!

Restaurant Review
 

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For great breakfast specials and traditional Italian Cuisine, check out Green Olive II. Read on for more information about this restaurant’s hours and location.

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Restaurant Review

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Green Olive II is a traditional-style Italian restaurant located at 3513 S. Delsea Drive in Vineland. They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. They also have breakfast specials Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. for $6.99! So if you’re in the area and hungry, check out Green Olive II.

Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.



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Past Events Recap
 

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The past few months have been filled with fun activities. Read on to hear about everything Oaks of Weymouth residents got up to in the fall.

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Past Events Recap

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THE PRICE IS RIGHT

On Thursday, November 3, residents enjoyed some lunch followed by The Price is Right. Participants had to guess prices from back in the day versus today’s crazy prices. Whoever guessed the closest to the correct price without going over won the item!

VETERAN’S DAY LUNCH

Hometown America with the assistance of our Acorn Association held a Veterans Day Lunch on Friday, November 11 to honor all our wonderful vets here in the community. The event started off with a ceremony that consisted of the presentation of the flags with the Honor Guard and the playing of Taps. After the ceremony, everyone enjoyed some delicious lunch. Thank you to all our vets who attended and thank you to those who were unable to attend. We salute you all.

Capital Improvements

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All our community’s improvements have been completed for 2022! We have exciting plans for 2023 to keep bettering Oaks of Weymouth for our residents.

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.

Yard of the Quarter

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Congratulations to Loretta Vogler at 22 Sycamore Lane for winning Yard of the 4th Quarter. Thank you for maintaining such a beautiful yard!

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!

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.

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!

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.

 
 

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!