A 55+ Community in Orlando, Florida

October - November 2018

Edition No. 19

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Manager's Corner
 

Priscilla

Happy Fall everyone! Just think, you could be up North raking leaves and putting on heavy sweaters right about now. I sure am grateful to live in Florida. Wondering what activities are around the corner at Fairways? Read on for details.

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Manager’s Corner

Priscilla

Happy Fall everyone! Just think, you could be up North raking leaves and putting on heavy sweaters right about now. Even though I’m ready for the cooler weather, I sure am grateful to live in Florida.

Updates
Recent changes for trash pickup and card access to the clubhouses and swimming pools may have caused a little confusion. I hope, by now, we are all familiar with the new trash pickup schedule and what items they will and will not take. If you still have questions, feel free to call or drop by the office. Our professional staff will be happy to help you.

Speaking of professional staff, a big thanks goes out to Yvonne Cadiz for 11 years of service to Fairways. Yvonne has been exceptional as our office assistant. She is so kind and caring to our residents and goes above and beyond when necessary. Yvonne has assisted me in many challenges, emergencies, and special assignments over the years. I’m very grateful for her help and friendship. She is truly our shining star!

Upcoming Activities
Wondering what activities are around the corner at Fairways? Hometown America is proud to present Casino Night on Saturday, October 6 at 6 p.m. in the Masters. Get ready to win big with games like poker, blackjack, roulette, and much more. All are welcome and refreshments will be available. Check out our Upcoming Events section in this newsletter for more details.

What entertainers would you like to see this upcoming season? Are you a country music fan or enjoy something with a ‘50s and ‘60s swing? If you have a favorite, let me know and I will consider it when making the upcoming band selections.

Also, be on the lookout for the announcement about the Fairways Holiday Lunch! Holidays will be here before you know it.

Home Improvements
I want to recognize the following residents for making recent improvements to their homes and yards: Luis Castillo, Jerome Tyma, Robert Desormier Jr., Elaine McNeil, David Smiley Jr., Waleta Patterson, and Dorothy Cain. Everything looks great, thank you all!

Sincerely,

Priscilla

Office Closed
 

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The management office will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 in observance of Thanksgiving. Happy holidays!

Food

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Easy and Elegant Dinner Parties

Having a dinner party is a great way to spend time with friends and family, but it can be a bit stressful or confusing to plan. We’re here to help! Hal Rubenstein, a founding editor of InStyle, shares these six tips for a fantastic dinner party with AARP Magazine. Now that you’re ready, add one of these elegant but easy recipes to your next get-together.

Sales Update
 

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We are happy to welcome Madeline Sanchez to the Fairways sales team. Keep reading to learn more about Madeline, recap our July open house, and check out a couple of our featured listings.

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Sales Update

Sales update

We are happy to welcome Madeline Sanchez to the Fairways sales team. Madeline comes from a real estate background and has lived in the Central Florida area for several years. She will be assisting Judith Stebbins in the sales department. Stop on by our office and introduce yourself.

A big thanks goes out to the amazing ambassadors who assisted with a very successful open house in July: Mike and Janet Scanlon, Nancy and Wayne Videgar, Joanne Phillips and Dennis Nasierowski, and Paulette and Bill Kirchner. Without these amazing couples, the open house would not have been as successful as it was. Thanks again!

Check out a couple of our featured listings:

1613 Cedar Ridge Drive
This brand-new 2-bed, 2-bath home features a stunning, screened-in back porch overlooking the lake. From the beautiful back porch to the open concept kitchen with a large island and stainless-steel appliances, this home won’t stick around long. Tour today!

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14927 Firestone Street
Located between our beautiful pools and clubhouse, this 3-bed, 2-bath home is the perfect place to entertain friends and family. Whether you’re cooking for family in the open galley kitchen or sipping tea on the screened-in front porch with friends, you’re sure to be living the Florida lifestyle.

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Capital Improvements

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As we near the last quarter of 2018, let’s take some time to reflect on all the improvements we have accomplished.

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Capital Improvements

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As we near the last quarter of 2018, let’s take some time to reflect on all the improvements we have accomplished.

The new entrance looks beautiful and upscale. It reflects the county club lifestyle you are able to enjoy once you’ve entered. Unfortunately, we had some unexpected setbacks with electrical requirements and other unforeseen items, but it was well worth the wait to have such a grand entrance we can all be proud of!

The card access for our pools and clubhouses is a wonderful improvement! With this system in place we can help deter any uninvited guest from using our facilities. Please remember to use the system as intended and not allow others to gain access without using a valid card.

We’d love to know your suggestions to improve our community amenities. Please reach out to us or drop us a note with your suggestions.

August Events in Review

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It was a busy, informative, and fun-filled August for Fairways residents. We enjoyed a musical performance by one of our own, educated ourselves on healthcare options, and sang along to the tunes of Jersey Boys.

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August Events in Review

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It was a busy, informative, and fun-filled August for Fairways residents.

On August 4th, one of our lovely residents performed for our community with two local singers. 75 fellow residents came out and enjoyed the show along with punch and cupcakes. It was a wonderful evening.

IMA Medical Group presented at the monthly Fairways Lunch and Learn seminar to 35 of our residents on August 21st. They discussed a variety of healthcare options, including diabetes care, exercise programs for seniors, and setting up a health fair and educational seminars.

Movie Night on August 24th brought back the great songs of the ‘60s by way of the film Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. We enjoyed refreshments, tapped our feet, and sang along to hits like “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” and “Walk Like a Man.”

Your Health

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Surprising Yoga Benefits

Most people know yoga improves flexibility and mood, but does the practice have even more to offer? This article shows 5 surprising benefits of yoga for all aspects of your life, including both physical and mental health. If you want to fight food cravings, relieve migraines, or boost your immune system, it may be time to give yoga a try.

September Session

Marijuana

Big thanks to Dr. Rafael Bones, the Chief Medical Officer at Prixus Medical Center. On September 18, he spoke to our residents about the pros and cons related to medical marijuana as pain medication. This informative session was followed by a fried chicken lunch generously provided by Care Plus.

HOA Health Fair
 

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The Fairways Country Club HOA will have their annual Health Fair at the Masters Clubhouse on Saturday, October 13. The event kicks off at 9 a.m. and is free to residents and guests.

Place Your Bets
 

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Casino Night is coming to Fairways! Come to the Masters Clubhouse on Saturday, October 6 and try your hand at a variety of card games, plus casino classics like roulette and craps. Read on for details about this exciting event.

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Place Your Bets

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Casino Night is coming to Fairways on Saturday, October 6. Doors open at 6 p.m. in the Masters Clubhouse. Try your hand at blackjack, Texas hold ‘em, roulette, and craps, all on real casino tables set up in our ballroom.

Each player will start out with a stack of chips and at the end of the night you can turn in your winning chips for raffle tickets and a chance to win a variety of door prizes. The more chips you win, the more raffle tickets you will have for the drawings. You may bring your own food and drinks to the party, or buy wine and beer offered by the Hometown staff.

Tickets are FREE and available to residents only starting Monday, October 1 at the front office.

Home & Garden

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Beyond Foliage: Decorating Tips

‘Tis the season of pumpkin spice, cinnamon brooms, and apple cider. The leaves are changing and so are your home decorations. If you’re looking for inspiration for your fall decor, these ideas from Better Homes & Gardens will do just the trick. From store-bought treasures to crafty concoctions, you’ll have fun getting cozy!

Referral Incentives

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There is no better time to purchase a home at the Fairways! Do you know someone interested in becoming a part of the Fairways community? If you refer them, you’ll be eligible for $1,000 if they purchase a new HTA home, $500 for a used HTA home, or $100 if they decide on a brokered home. What are you waiting for?

Vote YES on 2
 

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Residents take note: On election day, vote YES on Amendment 2. As residents, you pay taxes by way of “pass-ons” in our land lease communities. Amendment 2 will keep the 10% cap on certain annual property taxes. It is supported 100% by Florida Senate and 97% by Florida House of Representatives, but we all need to vote YES on November 6 to get it passed again.

New Age Tech Support

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As technology becomes more integrated in our lives, it seems like there’s a bot for everything. We have apps, the internet, and even robots. Read on to learn more about helpful artificial intelligence tech to assist you with everyday tasks.

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New Age Tech Support
 

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As technology becomes more integrated in our lives, it seems like there’s a bot for everything. We have apps, the internet, and even robots.

Artificial intelligence (AI) was invented with the intention of making every day struggles a bit easier. There are robots to help you make a shopping list, play music, or tell you the weather. Below are some examples of AI that are ready to help make your life easier. You don’t have to wait three centuries for them to exist!

Google Assistant
Similar to other well-known home assistants, Google Assistant will connect all the technological aspects of your home and provide a variety of options for voice commands.

What sets it apart from the pack? In a soon-to-be upgrade, Google Assistant will have the ability to make phone calls for you. While it will still assist in dialing for you, it will also have the capability to directly make reservations or check on store items in-stock. Plus, it will be able to understand situational context so it will know how to respond when calls don’t go as expected. Check out the video in this article for examples of how this works.

Roomba
Tired of straining to get those hard-to-reach places with your vacuum? Now, Roomba does it for you. This handy robot glides around your house picking up dust and debris, so your space stays pristine. Roomba automatically navigates your home while charging and changing power levels as needed. With its sophisticated technology, it will keep your home clean so you’re free to spend your time doing what you love.

Five AI Assistants
If you didn’t find something to pique your interest, check out one of these five other futuristic assistants. They can help you around the house with cooking or cleaning and there’s even a robot assistant that can alert authorities in case of an accident or emergency.

Entertainment & Leisure

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Fall Television Lineup

Fall is the time of year when television networks begin to release pilots for their new shows, also known as pilot season. It seems like what’s old is new again! Take a look at all the new shows for the 2018-2019 season to find a new series for your favorites list or to reconnect with some coming back to life, like Charmed or Murphy Brown.

Culture in Film
 

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Want to learn more about other cultures? Film is a great place to start. Movies give you a glimpse into life in another part of the world, from the comfort of your own home. Read more to find some foreign films that educate while they entertain.

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Culture in Film
 

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Want to learn more about other cultures? Traveling across the world isn’t always feasible, but film is a great place to start learning. Movies give you a glimpse into the perspectives and lives of people in other parts of the world, from the comfort of your own home. Check out the following articles for films that can aid you in your journey.

While movies are not 100 percent accurate, they can serve as a launching pad for your worldly education. These films are known to represent the cultures they feature very well. Once you’ve completed that, review this directory of the 50 best foreign language movies in the 21 Century, so far.

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.

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 hear about sales specials and enter fun contests. Follow us today!

Travel

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Best U.S. Museums

Museums offer a chance to learn about history and culture in an immersive environment. Have you explored the historical sites in Washington, D.C. or art venues across the country? On your next vacation, add a museum to your itinerary and take the time to enjoy a little more. Explore one of these 20 best museums to visit in the United States to make your next trip unforgettable.

HTA 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.