A 55+ Community in Orlando, Florida

August - September 2018

Edition No. 18

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Manager's Corner
 

Priscilla

HOT! HOT! HOT! Summer is sizzling, and we are soaking up the sun. This also means another hurricane season is here, which I hope will be uneventful for Fairways. Read on to learn about our storm prep and the residents beautifying their homes.

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Manager’s Corner

Priscilla

HOT! HOT! HOT! Summer is sizzling, and we are soaking up the sun. This also means another hurricane season is here, which I hope will be uneventful for Fairways.

We’ve been busy compiling information to help protect your house during the stormy weather. Hurricane preparedness packets are available for all residents at the office. Each packet contains a wealth of info that you can reference if faced with mandatory evacuation and subsequent return to your home. Please stop by and pick one up.

Thank you to all the homeowners who’ve been improving their homes and lots. I’ve seen many residents outside painting and installing attractive shrubbery and flowers. A little facelift goes a long way. This month, I’d like to recognize the following residents for their home improvement efforts: Emily Johnson, Stephen Murphy, Patricia Agrillo, Sandra Strunk, Mary Palcic, Thomas Bonotto, and Lenor Carmenates.

Sincerely,

Priscilla

Office Closed
 

Closed

The Community Office will be closed Monday, September 3 in honor of Labor Day. We wish everyone safe and happy holiday!

Food

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Healthy Snacking

The terms “healthy” and “snacking” don’t seem like they should go together, but they do. You can curb your midafternoon hunger without adding unnecessary calories or sugars. Check out this guide to healthy snacking, featuring 121 easy and delicious ideas fit for everyone. Happy snacking!

Sales Update
 

Sales update

Check out our current Fairways Country Club listings, each featuring perfect-for-Florida porches and open floor plans. As a bonus, both homes featured here offer half-off site rent for six months. Click below to learn more.

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Sales Update

Sales update

Check out our current Fairways Country Club listings, each featuring perfect-for-Florida porches and open floor plans.

  • • 2075 Pebble Beach Blvd. Priced at $84,900.00. This 2-bed, 2-bath home is nestled in the back of the community, conveniently located between the Clubhouse and Fitness Center, and overlooking the golf course. Sporting a screened-in back porch and open kitchen, what more could you ask for in this ideal Florida home?
  • • 1613 Cedar Ridge Drive Priced at $139,900. This 2-bed, 2-bath home includes a spacious, screened-in back porch overlooking a serene pond. Entertain friends in the open-concept living room and kitchen, featuring a large island and stainless-steel appliances.

Like what you see? Call our trusted sales team at 321-325-4778 and set up a tour today.

Both of these beautiful homes have a promotion of half-off site rent for six months. To explore these listings further, click here.

Keep Your House in SHIP Shape

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The State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) is a nationally-acclaimed model for effectively and efficiently meeting housing needs at the community level. SHIP also provides emergency repairs and disaster recovery for vulnerable residents, including seniors. Contact your commissioner for program details or click here for more information and see if you’re eligible.

Card Access Reminder

Card access

If you haven’t picked up your new card to access the clubhouses and pools, please do so at the office during normal business hours. Bring in your old white card, and you will be issued a new card. Thank you!

Your Health

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Let's Get Physical!

It can be hard to get to the gym every day, but there are many easy exercises you can do in the comfort of your own home to help you tone and build muscles. Thanks to the American Council on Exercise, there’s a great resource for easy-to-follow exercises to get started. Click here and get ready to work out!

Laser Tags
 

Roadway

We still have some residents who have not picked up the required laser tag to access the resident lane at the front entrance. Please get your laser tag as soon as possible! Bring a copy of your current vehicle registration and your driver’s license.

Resident of the Month

Lynn

This month, we would like to recognize Lynn Engelhardt. She moved to Fairways with her husband, Mike, 20 years ago from a small town outside of Buffalo, New York to be closer to their family. Read on to learn more about Lynn and Mike.

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Resident of the Month

Lynn

This month, we would like to recognize Lynn Engelhardt. Lynn and her husband Mike moved to Fairways 20 years ago from the small town of Eden, located just outside Buffalo, New York. The Engelhardt’s moved to Florida to be closer to their children and grandchildren. What they didn’t expect was to fall in love with Fairways and call it home.

When asked Lynn what she loved most about the community, without a moment’s hesitation she replied, “The people.” Lynn and Mike have many friends here, including a group that they go out to dinner with every Friday.

Lynn’s favorite amenity at Fairways is the newly renovated Masters Clubhouse. “The Masters is so nice now, compared to what it used to be. I enjoy going there so much more.”

Lynn and Mike are in charge of running BINGO every Wednesday night and have been doing so since 2003. Lynn said, “It is much nicer to have BINGO at the Masters. With all of the TVs, it’s easier for everyone to play.”

Her two favorite activities are Palette Pals painting class and, of course, being the Editor of The Eagle newspaper, at which she has worked diligently since 2005. She started as an administrator, and when the publisher wanted The Eagle to go digital, no one volunteered to learn the programing, except for Lynn. She learned the programming and has truly shined in her position as Editor.

Lynn is a giving person. She gives her time and her talents to everyone at Fairways. Thank you, Lynn, for everything you do each and every day to help our community, friends, and neighbors.

Referral Rewards
 

Money bag

We are selling homes faster than they can be listed! Do you know someone interested in living the Fairways lifestyle? If you refer a friend to the Fairways and they buy a new Hometown America home, you’ll receive up to $1,000 for yourself while your friend gets to start living the ideal Florida retirement! What are you waiting for?

Home & Garden

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Weeds Be Gone!

One of the trickiest parts of caring for your garden or lawn is dealing with weeds. Luckily, there are hundreds of ways you can tackle these pesky intruders. From getting rid of weeds without chemicals, or doing it the traditional way, you’ll find an option that will help keep your yard clear.

Eat Right, Feel Right!

Healthy food

In recent years, the trend with diets has moved away from counting calories to focusing more on eating right. If you’re interested in trying something new to help your health, read on to review some new diets and find out how they may benefit you.

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Eat Right, Feel Right!

Healthy food

In recent years, the trend with diets has moved away from counting calories to focusing more on eating right. The health aspect of Whole30 and the Mediterranean diet has become popular, while diets based on losing weight fall to the wayside.

These modern diets emphasize cutting certain items out of your diet to maximize your health. If one seems interesting, be sure to look it up and learn more. Both of these diets have a large following, which means many cookbooks and online resources are available for those ready to give it a try.

Whole 30
This 30-day food regime is about finding aspects of your diet that are having a negative impact on you. On this diet, you don’t eat grains, added sugar, dairy, or legumes. Whole 30 doesn’t emphasize weight loss, though it may happen while on the diet. Instead, it focuses on finding areas in your eating habits that cause tiredness, digestive issues, and pain amongst other negative effects. To learn more, visit the Whole 30 site.

The Mediterranean Diet
While this diet isn’t brand new, it has been refined over the years to lower cholesterol and reduce your risk of heart disease. With the Mediterranean diet, you eat mostly fish, fruit, and vegetables. This diet limits how much you eat of certain foods, but doesn’t completely cut them out. That means there are less meal restrictions than with other diets, creating a less rigid structure. Explore the diet by reviewing this guide.

It’s Best to be Prepared

HTA Spotlight

Beautiful weather and a warm climate are the norm in Florida, and we’re proud of that. In recent years, however, we’ve made the news during hurricane season as well. This can be a stressful time if you aren’t prepared. Read more so you can better prepare and go back to enjoying your sunny days.

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It’s Best to be Prepared
 

HTA Spotlight

Preparing for a Hurricane

It can feel weird to plan for a hypothetical disaster, but it’s worth it to be prepared. In the event the worst happens, you’ll be glad you prepared. These simple tips can ease your mind in the event of a hurricane and make you feel ready for the storm.

1. Get a waterproof and fireproof safe. Keep your valuable and important documents secure from wind damage or flood waters. A safe is a worthwhile investment to keep your documents and valuables protected through any emergency.

2. Know your evacuation route. If it comes down to evacuating, you’re going to want to know where you’re going beforehand. Plan where you would go in the event of an evacuation and what route you would take. Save the details in your smartphone.

3. Document your valuables and property. Make a list of your valuables and their approximate worth. Take photos of them and your entire home. Remember your porch and cars, too. Keep these on your smartphone and also keep a printed copy in your safe or a safety deposit box. Documentation will be important for insurance purposes.

4. Make a preparedness kit. Before the season starts, gather necessities in case you lose power or need to leave. Stock up on non-perishables and water bottles. Be sure you have flashlights, extra batteries, cash, sneakers, and first aid supplies.

5. Sign up for emergency alerts. Learn what your city or neighborhood’s emergency alert system is and sign up for it. Most emergency systems will go through your smartphone or email.

To learn more about how you can prepare for hurricane season go to https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes.

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.

Entertainment & Leisure

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Want to Try Podcasts?

If you miss the days of radio or quality programming, you need to check out Podcasts! It’s a lot like radio, except there is a wide variety of topics and you can listen whenever you want. Review this guide to learn how to tune in, even for free. Be sure to read Time’s Best Podcast’s list to find a podcast that fits you.

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!

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.

 

Travel

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Must-See National Parks

Some of our country’s most beautiful sights are at our National Parks. There is one in every state, making it perfect for a weekend adventure or a nice vacation. Visit the National Parks Service to find a park in your state, or look at this list to discover the ones worthy of your bucket list.