A 55+ Community in N. Fort Myers, Florida

March - April 2019

Edition No. 2

Welcome!

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Manager's Corner
 

Fred

2019 is off to a great start! This year marks a significant milestone as we’ve just had the very last vacant home site filled. Whether you’re looking for a change of scenery at Del Tura or have a friend looking to join the community, keep reading to learn more.

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Manager's Corner

Fred

Dear Del Tura Residents,

2019 is off to a great start! This year marks a significant milestone here at Del Tura, the new Palm Harbor home for 5515 San Luis Drive is being delivered this month. Why is this significant? Because it is the last vacant home site currently existing within Del Tura! On-site construction should be completed with a mid to late June move-in ready date.

Are you a resident looking to upgrade to a new home within the community this year? If so, now is the time as we’re down to our last few new, move-in ready homes.

Do you have a family member or friend interested in joining our community? There’s no better time than the present! Hometown America has just increased the resident referral fee. For more information, please read further on in the newsletter, stop in, or call the Del Tura Sales Office at (239) 731-3330.

Until next issue, wishing everyone a great spring!

Sincerely,

- Fred Taylor

Community Manager

Daylight Savings
 

Daylight Savings

Make sure you aren’t in the dark, daylight savings time begins on Sunday, March 10! Remember to spring forward one hour Saturday night so you wake up ready on Sunday.

Food

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Best Foods by State

Everyone loves the taste of home, whether it’s your mother’s famous dish or a cultural favorite. In the U.S., every state has its own signature meal. Can you guess the most famous dish from yours? Check your answer and see the rest of the most iconic foods from each state so you can try them all.

Capital Improvements

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The year is off to a great start as we check the first two capital projects off our to-do list. Numerous sidewalk repairs have now been completed along with the addition of two new six-passenger golfs carts for our sales staff. Stay tuned for more info about upcoming community improvements.

Resident Referral Reward

Sales update

Have you heard the news? Bringing your friends to join our community pays off more than ever. Now, when you refer a friend and they purchase a new Hometown America home, you’ll receive up to $2,000. Hurry, before the 4 remaining new inventory homes are sold out or the promotion ends!

Support Your Amigos

Baseball

This season the Del Tura Amigos softball team began with an impressive 16-3 win over sister community Tara Woods on January 7. You still have time to catch this dynamite team in action! Read on for upcoming games.

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Support Your Amigos

Baseball

This season the Del Tura Amigos softball team began with an impressive 16-3 win over sister community Tara Woods on January 7. As the season has progressed, the Amigos have continued to play well. As of March 1, the team is 14 games into the season with bodies starting to ache and needing a little extra support from fans to ensure the team finishes the season strong!

March is perfect weather to get out and catch a game. Come on out on either a Monday or Wednesday evening to support your Amigos. The March games are on March 4, March 6, March 11, March 13, March 18, and March 20.

Go, Amigos!

Your Health

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How Low Can You Go?

If you’re looking for an easy way to lower your blood pressure, this may be it. Research has shown that a simple way to fight hypertension is by regularly monitoring your blood pressure at home. Without the stress of the doctor’s office and with consistent knowledge, people often report lower rates.

Upcoming Events
 

Calendar

We have plenty of exciting events coming up here at Del Tura. From our Mardi Gras party to our annual potluck, there’s never a dull moment. Keep reading for more details about our upcoming events and how you can join in on the fun!

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Upcoming Events

Calendar

Mardi Gras Party (Fundraiser)
March 2, 2019

5:30 p.m. in the Royal Palm Ballroom
Ticket Donation $10.00

The Del Tura Asylum Players Present: The Best of Make ‘em Laugh …”Maybe”
Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9

7 p.m., 2 and 7 p.m. in the Royal Palm, Poinciana, and Jacaranda Ballrooms.

Health Fair & Expo
Thursday, March 14

9 a.m. to noon in the Starlight Ballroom

NJ, NY, PA 4th Annual Pot Luck
Sunday, March 24th

5 – 8 p.m. in the Royal Palm & Poinciana Ballrooms
BYOB $1 per person for paper goods.

For more information on any of these events please contact the community office.

Make 'Em Laugh
 

Theater masks

Join The Del Tura Asylum Players as they present The Best of Make ‘em Laugh “…Maybe” on Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 9 at 2 and 7 p.m. in the Royal Palm, Poinciana, and Jacaranda Ballrooms. For more information, reach out to the community office.

Community Reminders

Policy

We appreciate our residents and staff working hard to make Del Tura the premier community we know it to be. To keep the momentum flowing, read on for a friendly refresher of our community rules and regulations.

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Community Reminders

Policy

We appreciate all of our residents and staff working hard to make Del Tura the premier community we know it to be. Keep reading for some refreshers on the community rules and regulations.

Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Trailers
Speeding in excess of posted limits is prohibited. All automobiles, motorcycles, mopeds, and any other vehicle must observe the posted speed limit of 15 miles per hour and obey all stop signs or other posted warnings. A full stop must be made at all stop signs. Guests should be advised of the posted speed limit. Management will monitor the speed of all residents, visitors, and vendors. Management reserves the right to prohibit entry into the community of any visitor or vendor not adhering to the speed limit.

Only individuals having a current driver's license may operate a motor vehicle (including a golf cart) in the community. Pedestrians have the right-of-way. The right-of-way then goes to bicycles and then to golf carts. Bicycles must - at all times - be confined to paved and parking areas. Bicycles are not allowed on the golf course or grassy areas. At no time during golf play are bicycles allowed on the golf cart paths.

Clubhouse and Recreation Areas
Children are not permitted to use the recreational facilities unless accompanied by the resident host. Children under 18 years of age are not to use the exercise room, billiard room, saunas, or spas.

Please remember to lock your vehicles and home.

Home & Garden

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Spring Gardening Tips

As the weather warms up, it’s time to transition your garden into spring. Whether it’s soil prep work, pruning, or planting, these tips will help you find the best practices for taking your plants and herbs to the next season. What will you grow this spring?

Safe Spring for All
 

Dog

As the weather warms up and flowers start to bloom, everyone is ready to explore the outdoors with their favorite pup by their side. However, spring brings a few hidden dangers for your pet. Keep your four-legged family members safe with these helpful tips!

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Safe Spring for All

Dog

As the weather warms up and flowers start to bloom, everyone is ready to explore the outdoors with their favorite pup by their side. However, spring brings a few hidden dangers for your pet. Keep your four-legged family members safe with these helpful tips!

  • 1. Stay aware of nearby wildlife. Spring is the perfect time to enjoy being active in nature with your pups. However, this also brings us closer to wildlife that may attack an unleashed dog if they perceive them as a threat. Depending on your area, wildlife may range from bears to coyotes to foxes. Brushing up on your local wildlife and knowing where they are puts you one step ahead.
  • 2. Keep your garden secure. Many of the beautiful plants that are blooming in our gardens this season are toxic to pets. Lilies, daffodils, narcissus, and hyacinths can cause upset stomachs, tremors, mood changes, or even death when consumed by pets. Plus, when ingested, lawn and garden products like pesticides are also harmful to animals. Knowing which plants and products to avoid means you can rest easy.
  • 3. Pay attention to windows. It’s not just people who are looking to get outside this season. The warmer weather catches the attention of dogs as well. It’s common for dogs to get excited and run or fall out of an open window during the spring. The simplest fix is to keep windows closed or install a secured screen.

Spring hazards don’t mean you need to keep your pet indoors all season. Now that you know the most common dangers for pets and how you can easily avoid them, you’re better prepared to enjoy the season together. If you want more information, check out more tips here.

Confusing Tech Be Gone

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If your new tech gadget confuses you, you’re not alone. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to learn how to operate your device. Asking a friend or family member is an option, but there are other ways to learn even when they’re not available. Keep reading for more!

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Confusing Tech Be Gone

Phone

If your new tech gadget confuses you, you’re not alone. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to learn how to operate your device. Asking a friend or family member is an option, but there are other ways to learn even when they’re not available.

  • 1. Use the web! This first method is surprisingly simple. If you have a technology question, chances are someone else has had the same one. In this day and age, you can find an online tutorial for almost anything. Simply search for your question on a website like Google, and find answers or visual representations of how to fix the issue in a video.
  • 2. Call or message a tech support company or operator if the web is part of the issue. Senior Tech Services offers computer training and other information, but if you have a more localized question, check out any of these other highly rated tech support companies. With their help, you’re only a phone call away from using your gadget like a pro!
  • 3. Books and courses are another great way to learn. Depending on the specific gadget or issue you have, you may be able to find the answer at your local bookstore on it. Plus, as integrated as technology is in our daily lives, there are plenty of courses online and in person covering a wide variety of solutions.

With these tips and tricks to master your device, you’ll be the tech wizard all your friends and family turn to for support in the future. Want to know more? Find extra info here!

Tidying Up Your Life

Folded clothes

Netflix’s new breakout show, “Tidying up With Marie Kondo,” is inspiring people everywhere to organize their items and lives. From new folding styles to donating items that don’t spark joy, Marie Kondo has tidying down to a science. Read on for some of her best tips.

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Tidying Up Your Life

Folded clothes

In her new Netflix show, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” Marie shows multiple families how to organize their lives and homes to live more stress-free. The show became an unexpected breakout hit after viewers became obsessed with the calming nature of the show and began using her tips to organize their own lives.

If you’re looking to reap the benefits of her show without the lights and cameras, now you can! We’ve compiled a few of her best tips to help get your life in order. Many have claimed these tricks have changed their lives, maybe they will do the same for you!

  • 1. Make an exit plan for your stuff. Before you begin decluttering, plan where they will go. Will you donate items to Goodwill, a women’s shelter, or another local shelter? Give your preferred locations a call to see what they need or will accept.
  • 2. Plan to decide on every item. Clutter doesn’t only mean messy, you can have a perfectly organized drawer of unnecessary items. Set aside time for each object to decide if it sparks joy or if it’s time to let it go.
  • 3. Enjoy the tidying time. Make the time you spend organizing fun. Play some music while you work, or turn it into a game where you get points as you complete tasks. If you want to use this time to relax, try listening to an audiobook as you declutter.
  • 4. Tidy in order. Marie’s method follows a specific pattern to give you the best chance at success. Start with clothes, then books, documents, miscellaneous items, and finally mementos. This order helps make the entire process more efficient and effective.
  • 5. If your new organizational strategy isn’t working, change it. There’s nothing wrong with switching styles. It takes time to find what works best for you. Tidying is all about making your life smoother, so find the techniques and styles that bring you joy.

Did you know Marie Kondo isn’t a new icon? In fact, she has acted as an organizational consultant for years, even releasing her best-selling book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.”

If you would like more hints and hacks for organizing your home, find them here!

Travel

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Best Ways to Experience Alaska

Alaska is one of the nation’s most scenic states with plenty to do and see. Thankfully, there are a variety of ways to see the area while still having time to relax. Check out these tips on how to get the most out of your getaway in this travel hotspot.

Come Socialize
 

Socialize

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

SafeHaven

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.

 

Entertainment & Leisure

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Motown's Continuing History

Motown has turned out hit-makers time after time but it’s important to look back on the history of the music giant. Motown Records was the first black-owned record company but eventually turned into much more. Motown became a movement synonymous with the soul and R&B music that’s still topping the charts today.