A 55+ Community in N. Fort Myers, Florida

May - June 2019

Edition No. 3

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Manager's Corner
 

Fred

It’s hard to believe it’s already May! As we begin looking towards the summer, it’s important to take time to reflect but also to get ready for the upcoming season. Keep reading for more details about what you can do to prepare!

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Manager's Corner

Fred

It’s hard to believe it’s already May! As we begin our transition into the upcoming summer months, I would like to take a moment to reflect on the beginning of 2019. The first third of this year has been action packed with residents golfing, swimming in one of our five pools, working out in the fitness center, enjoying delcious food and drinks at the restaurant and pub, and participating in all of the shows and performances. As I roamed the community in these first few months, it was fantastic to see all of the community amenities being well used. Your participation throughout the community is just one of the many reasons why Del Tura such a special place!

I would also like to thank the HOA and all the numerous resident volunteers that have dedicated their time and energy to make so many great events and experiences come to life so far this year.

As we now shift gears and look toward summer, we also need to make preparations for the upcoming storm season. As a reminder for our newer residents, storm season is generally considered to be from June 1 through Thanksgiving. One simple tip is to take time to review the standard list of items you should have in stock ahead of a storm such as non-perishable food, bottled water, and batteries. For more detailed information, please review The Essential Guide to Hurricane Preparedness.

Until the next issue, wishing everyone good health and happiness!

Sincerely,

- Fred Taylor

Community Manager

We're Closed
 

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The Community Office will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. However, the sales office may be open.

Food

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Stronger Food, Stronger You

We’ve all heard the phrase “food is medicine” but in the case of these recipes, it might actually be true. These healthy tips include antioxidants, fiber, and beneficial fats to help lower your risk of developing cancer or help keep up strength if you’re fighting it. Take some time to learn how your food can be both tasty and healing.

Sales Update
 

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It’s been a busy sales season here at Del Tura, with only two more new homes available! Did you know about our current promotion, “Love It or List It?” Read on more more information about this special.

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Sales Update

For Sale sign

It’s been a busy sales season here at Del Tura! We only have 2 more new homes available: our lovely corner lots of 2248 Del Mar Drive and 4066 Avenida Del Tura. With our current promotion, “Love It or List It,” any resident who refers a friend or family member and they purchase a new Hometown America home, will be eligible to receive $2,000. Referring your friends has never been more fun! Call our Sales Office now at 239-731-3330 and schedule your appointment with Betty Cornwell or Susan Manning-Beckner to see these new homes before it is too late!

Make 'Em Laugh
 

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Residents enjoyed a spectacular performance from the Bel Tura Asylum Players at Make ‘Em Laugh on March 8 and 9. Nineteen brave and talented community members had the audience in stitches by helping out with the entire performance. Read on to check out photos from the event.

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Make 'Em Laugh

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Residents enjoyed a spectacular performance from the Bel Tura Asylum Players at Make ‘Em Laugh on March 8 and 9. Nineteen brave and talented community members had the audience in stitches by helping out with the entire performance. Check out photos from the event below!

Mardi Gras Party
 

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A huge thank you to everyone who came out for the Mardi Gras Fundraiser Party. We reveled in a night of dancing, raffles, delicious food, and true New Orleans fashion, all while helping our community. Read on to see photos from the event!

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Mardi Gras Party

Mardi Gras mask

A huge thank you to everyone who came out for the Mardi Gras Fundraiser Party. We reveled in a night of dancing, raffles, delicious food, and true New Orleans fashion, all while helping our community. Check out photos from the event below!

Your Health

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Vaccines After 50

Vaccines aren’t just for little ones. We need them throughout all stages of life to prevent or reduce the risk of various illnesses. Check out this list of vaccines everyone needs after the age of 50 that will help you stay happy and healthy. Whether you want to know how often to get a vaccine or which ones were recently added, you can keep up with all of them.

Tips for Mature Dating

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Your interests, hobbies, preferences, and tastes are much different now than when you were younger. The same is true in dating. How recently have you brushed up on your first date etiquette? Keep reading for a refresher and tips to make your next date go off without a hitch!

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Tips for Mature Dating

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Your interests, hobbies, preferences, and tastes are much different now than when you were younger. The same is true in dating. How recently have you brushed up on your first date etiquette? Getting back in the game can be scary, but we’ve got you covered. Check out some of these tips from AARP to help set you up for smooth sailing on your next date.

  • • Respond proportionally. Texting is a real communications tool in today’s dating world. Don’t be too long-winded in your responses, but don’t rely on your partner to carry the conversation either. It should be a give and take of information about yourselves.
  • • Be original. No one wants to hear the same generic compliment or question over and over. Stand out from their other dates by using your imagination to keep them engaged the entire time.
  • • Come prepared. If you’re worried about how to keep the conversation going, show up to the date with about four questions and five stories in mind that you can throw in the mix whenever there is a lull in the conversation.
  • • Avoid talking too much about past relationships. This date is a fresh start for you both. Dwelling on the past right away could make it harder for them to see a future with you. Keep the conversations about past relationships for a topic to discuss down the line.
  • • Have fun! This is, perhaps, the most important tip. Dating at any age can be scary, but if you go in with an open mind and heart, there is nothing to fear. Take on the new opportunity with joy!

If you found these AARP tips helpful, check out more here. Go into your next date calm, cool, and collected because you know all the hints and hacks for a successful one.

Outsmarting Scammers

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Medicare has rolled out new cards that no longer include social security numbers to help protect customers’ identities, but scammers are still finding ways to take advantage of unsuspecting people. No need to worry, with a few simple tricks you can avoid scams like a pro!

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Outsmarting Scammers

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In April 2018, Medicare and Medicaid began rolling out new cards to help members avoid scammers. As of January 2019, all members should have their new card. Rather than including a social security number, these cards feature a unique to protect members’ identities.

But scammers aren’t giving up so easily, and summer months seem like primetime for their schemes.

Some scammers are calling members, impersonating Medicare employees. They may ask for your personal information, claiming to verify it for your new card. On the other hand, some scammers call to pretend someone has already tried to use your new card and they need your personal information to confirm it is you. Another scam involves criminals calling asking for a fee for the new card or you bank account information so you get your refund.

We’ve compiled tips to help you spot the fakes with ease:

  • • Know the warning signs. Real Medicare employees will never call you without invitation, so if the call is unexpected it is probably a fake. If they threaten to cancel your coverage for not providing personal information over the phone, this is a signal the call is fake.
  • • Hang up immediately. If your experience matches the warning signs or otherwise seems fake, hang up immediately before the scammer can continue.
  • • Destroy your old card. This still has your Social Security number on it, and you don’t want to take the chance of it falling into the wrong hands.
  • • Don’t share your new number. The only people who need your Medicare number are you and your trusted provider. If someone calls you unexpectedly asking for your new number, do not give it to them.
  • • Contact Medicare. If you believe you were contacted by a scammer or you don’t have your new card yet, visit Medicare online or call them at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).

Find more information on the new Medicare cards and avoiding scams and rest easy knowing you don’t need to worry about being fooled by scammers.

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!

Home & Garden

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Hosting Guests Without Stress

The summer high travel season for folks, and hosting houseguests is the perfect way to see your loved ones. Make it a stress-free experience by thinking ahead. Whether its planning meals in advance or establishing basic house rules, you can take care of the more challenging items before your guests arrive and spend more time enjoying the fun.

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.

 
 

Travel

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Eco-Friendly Travel

Did you know you can help save the Earth even when you’re traveling across it? It’s true! From unplugging electronics and appliances before you leave home to packing eco-friendly items, simple actions can have a huge impact. Plus, with these tips you’ll be the master of green getaways in no time!

 
 
 

Entertainment & Leisure

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Coming Soon

With so many films hitting theaters this summer, it can be difficult to keep up. Check out this list of the best upcoming films to help you decide what to see next. Whether you’re into action, romance, or comedy, there’s certain to be something you’ll love coming to a theater near you.