A 55+ Community in N. Fort Myers, Florida

July - August 2019

Edition No. 4

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Manager's Corner
 

Fred

The temperatures are on the rise as we begin the second half of the summer season. With the daytime highs moving into the 90s with strong humidity, it’s more important now than ever to make sure you stay cool. Keep reading to learn how.

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Manager's Corner

Fred

The temperatures are on the rise as we begin the second half of the summer season. With the daytime highs moving into the 90s with strong humidity, it’s more important now than ever to make sure you stay cool.

You can beat the heat by enjoying indoor activities in our air-conditioned clubhouse, keeping hydrated with cool drinks, and relaxing in the swimming pool. If you need to do exterior work around your home, early mornings and late evenings are the best times. Remember to drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and don’t overdo it in the heat.

I would like to take a moment to thank residents, Del Tura staff, and all the third-party vendors who continue to work diligently to maintain the homesites and the rest of the community during the heat of the summer.

As you are out and about in the community this month, I encourage you to take a moment to stop and thank the men and women out in the field, day-in and day-out, that help keep Del Tura looking great all year round.

On behalf of the entire staff, we are thankful to serve you and the needs of the community. Until the next issue, keep cool!

- Fred Taylor

Del Tura Community Manager

We're Closed
 

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The Community Office will be closed on Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. However, the sales office may be open.

Food

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Summer Drinks

We all love the occasional cocktail or glass of wine, but do you know how much alcohol can affect your mind and body? Take this quiz to test your knowledge! Then, once you’ve proved your skills, check out these fun summer cocktail recipes. Remember to drink responsibly.

Sales Update
 

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Don’t miss out your chance to live the ultimate Florida lifestyle; we only have two new homes left! If you’d like to learn more or take a tour, stop by the Sales Office today. Our friendly sales agents, Betty Cornwell and Susan Manning-Beckner, would be happy to show you around!

Tools for School
 

Backpack

This summer, the Florida regional office of Hometown America is starting a school supply drive in an effort to help provide school supplies to children of families in University Lakes, an all-age community in Miami. Read on to learn how you can help.

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Tools for School

Backpack

This summer, the Florida regional office of Hometown America is starting a school supply drive in an effort to help provide school supplies to children of families in University Lakes, an all-age community in Miami.

The following list shows the specific item being requested from each of Hometown America’s 14 Florida communities:

Del Tura – backpacks
Fairways – backpacks
Highlands – boxes of pencils and erasable ink pens
Lakes at Leesburg – boxes of red ink pens and colored pencils
Lakes of Melbourne – packages of 3x5 index cards and metric rulers for science
Landmark Naples – loose leaf notebook paper
Little Manatee Springs – 3 ring binders
Palm Valley – zippered pencil pouches
Pine Lakes – 3 pack of highlighters and small boxes of glue sticks
Southern Pines – packages of folders with pockets and fasteners
Sunny South – small boxes of latex free vinyl examination gloves for science
Tanglewood – backpacks
Tara Woods – boxes of crayons

Any Del Tura resident who would like to donate a backpack to this cause can drop it off at the management office in the clubhouse during business hours until July 31.

We encourage our residents and staff to step up and show the rest of Florida our community’s generosity and care for our fellow Hometown America families and students.

4th of July Celebration

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In Del Tura tradition, there will be an annual July 4 celebration beginning with a golf cart parade at 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 4. Read on for the full article from Erv and Linda Storma from The Tower.

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4th of July Celebration

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As always, Del Tura will have a wonderful July 4 celebration beginning with a golf cart parade at 9 a.m. Join in and decorate your cart, bike, or car. It’s a lot of fun to see how creative everyone is here! If you have a group, come up with a group theme, the more the merrier.

The festivities will continue with a golf cart poker run, golf challenges, and other morning activities. Lunch will be available for purchase and then afternoon carnival games in the Starlight ballroom. Prizes galore including the three best decorated golf carts, three highest poker hands, golf awards, door prizes, carnival prizes, etc. At 2 p.m. we have a strong finish with BINGO followed by partying at the pub. A fun day for everyone!

Your Health

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Exercise for Your Mind

Did you know exercise can improve your brain health? A recent study linked aerobic fitness to improved cognitive skills, especially for those at risk for dementia. Jogging or cycling can even improve problem-solving and decision-making skills. Learn more about how aerobic exercise can benefit you.

Emergency Kit Items

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Emergencies are much easier to handle when you’re prepared, especially in the case of a hurricane. A simple kit can make all the difference when things suddenly go wrong. Click below for items all emergency kits need and see if there are any missing from your kit.

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Emergency Kit Items

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Emergencies are much easier to handle when you’re prepared, especially in the case of a hurricane. A simple kit can make all the difference when things suddenly go wrong.

  • 1. Flashlights and glow sticks – power sources are the first things to go
  • 2. A whistle—it is easy to make yourself heard if necessary
  • 3. AM-FM radios—battery operated to stay connected during an emergency
  • 4. Power packs—cellphones and pads are great tools because you can download useful information, but they are useless if you run out of power. Power packs can prolong the usefulness of your devices.
  • 5. Foil blankets—also known as space blankets, they are inexpensive, lightweight, and fold up to almost nothing while keeping you warm if need be.
  • 6. Batteries—you are going to need lots of batteries to operate your fans, radios, flashlights, etc.
  • 7. Bleach—bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens can contaminate your water supply. In emergencies, domestic chlorine bleach can purify water. Just make sure you have learned how to use it properly.
  • 8. Can opener—a manual (hand crank) can opener will save you some time—remember there may not be power for a while.
  • 9. Clothing—make sure you have the right clothing for various weather conditions.
  • 10. Copies of important documents—make copies of your license, passport, birth certificate, social security card, etc. Put those documents in zip-top bags so they don’t get destroyed by the elements.
  • 11. Deck of cards—you may not have your computer to play Solitaire. You can play the old-fashioned way or get a group of friends for a few rounds of poker.
  • 12. Duct tape— it seems to be the answer to all life’s problems. It can be very handy for a lot of sticky situations.
  • 13. First Aid kit—the American Red Cross website has great information on how to have a well-stocked kit.
  • 14. Fire starters—unless you can start a fire from scratch, stock up on lighters and matches.
  • 15. Hygiene kit—items you use regularly: soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc. You will want to clean up before you eat or after cleaning up.

From the Tribune News Service

Medicare Tips & Tricks

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Figuring out how to get the most out of your Medicare plan can seem tricky but with a few of these simple tips and tricks, you’ll be a health care pro in no time. Make sure you’re getting the best coverage and never miss another enrollment period, check out these helpful hints.

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Medicare Tips & Tricks

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Figuring out how to get the most out of your Medicare plan can seem tricky but with a few of these simple tips and tricks, you’ll be a health care pro in no time. Make sure you’re getting the best coverage and never miss another enrollment period, check out these helpful hints.

1. Enroll early on. You can sign up for Medicare three months before your birth month; take advantage of that if you can. This way you know you’ll have coverage as soon as you’re eligible and avoid those pesky late enrollment fees.

2. Review your coverage every year. Each year, open enrollment lasts from October 15 – December 7. During that time, you can choose to switch your coverage. Use this annual check to make sure you’re getting the best coverage possible.

3. Buy a Medicare supplement plan early on. If you have frequent medical services, Medicare Supplement insurance may be right for you. Click here to see if it fits your needs.

4. Don’t choose a plan based only on the premium. Some Medicare plans have premiums as low as $0 but that doesn’t make them the best fit for you. Don’t make the mistake of ignoring the other Medicare costs that come with each plan.

Health insurance doesn’t have to be scary. Now that you’re armed with the knowledge, you can make the best decisions for your life. Want more tips and tricks? Click here.

Ageless Influencers

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If you believe social media is only for the young, Helen Ruth Elam Van Winkle has news for you. At 90 years old, Helen has 3.8 million Instagram followers. Luckily for you, we’ve gathered the top tips on taking the social media world by storm. Read on!

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Ageless Influencers

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If you believe social media is only for the young, Helen Ruth Elam Van Winkle has news for you. At 90 years old, Helen has 3.8 million Instagram followers. Luckily for you, we’ve gathered the top tips on taking the social media world by storm.

1. Find your interest. This is the first and most important step to becoming an influencer. You can’t be everyone else so be yourself.

2. Show your knowledge. Everyone’s strengths lie in different areas, showing off what you know establishes you as an authority figure.

3. Have an opinion. Your voice is your influence. People will come to see what you know but they’ll stay because of what you think.

4. Network. It’s important to connect with other influencers so you can help each other throughout your journeys, not to mention it’s a great way to make new friends.

5. Engage your audience. As important as your knowledge and opinions are, followers want to feel like their part of the conversation. Ask them questions, give them ways to get involved.

Helen, known as @baddiewinkle to her 3.8 million Instagram followers, knows the important role she’s playing in breaking down myths about aging. She recently received the title of one of the four most popular and inspiring 50+ figures on social media. Along with her was Dan Griesel (@silverdisobedience), Cindy Livesey (Living Rich with Coupons), and Irvin Randle (@IrvinRandle). For more from all of these influencers, click here.

Home & Garden

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Japanese Flower Arranging

Who said nature had to stay outdoors? With the art of Japanese flower arranging, you can showcase the awe-inspiring beauty of nature inside your own home. Learn more about the art from Ruby Maruyama, a Japanese flower arranging (or ikebana) professional!

Save More, Work Less

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If you’re looking for ways to save more, you’re in the right place at the right time. There are plenty of discounts out there but we’ve compiled a few you don’t have to jump through any hoops for. Keep reading to learn how you can save big.

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Save More, Work Less

Discount

If you’re looking for ways to save more, you’re in the right place at the right time. There are plenty of discounts out there but we’ve compiled a few you don’t have to jump through any hoops for. All you have to do to save big bucks is be over the age of fifty.

No matter your interest there is sure to be something you’ll love:

  • Shopping for your new favorite outfit? Get 20% off your purchase at Bealls every Tuesday!
  • If your sweet tooth is in the driver’s seat, head on over to Krispy Kreme where you can enjoy 10% off your order*.
  • Hungry for something different? Take 10% off your bill when you visit Bonefish Grill**.
  • Want to get active but don’t want to pay for a gym membership? If you’re a Medicare recipient, you can join the SilverSneakers program – free of charge!

What are you waiting for? Check out the full list of discounts here and start saving today!

*Discounts vary by location, please check with your local branch for their discount.
**Must have current AARP Membership

Come Socialize
 

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Join us on social media, through Facebook or Twitter, 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

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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.

Travel

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Skip-gen Vacations

More grandparents than ever find themselves living miles away from their grandchildren. Some, however, have found a fun and creative solution: vacationing together. Skip-gen travel, as these trips are known, are becoming increasingly popular. Learn more and see if Skip-gen travel is right for you!

 
 
 

Entertainment & Leisure

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2019 Top Summer Books

Whether you’re enjoying the warmer weather or trying to beat the heat, summer is the perfect time for a good read. No matter how hot it may be outside, these page-turners are definitely hotter. From mystery to romance to action, you’re certain to find something you’ll love in this list.