A 55+ Community in Mays Landing, New Jersey

June - July 2018

Edition No. 16

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Manager's Corner
 

Melissa

It didn’t seem like it would ever arrive, but after the crazy spring weather, summer is finally here. Read more for a recap about yard inspections and reminders about monthly events.

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Manager's Corner

Melissa

Hello residents,

It didn’t seem like it would ever arrive, but after the crazy spring weather, summer is finally here.

Annual four-sided inspections have been completed and the community looks beautiful. Thank you to everyone for taking pride in your yard! If you received a notice that required further action, please make every effort to complete the items by the due date. We will be going back through the property to follow up. If you are unable to perform these tasks yourself, please stop by the office for a copy of the vendor list. This is a list of contractors that Oaks of Weymouth residents have used and recommended. Thanks again for keeping this community looking great!

As always, we want to welcome new homeowners to our community. We look forward to seeing residents, old and new, out and about. Join us for our Resident Coffee Hour in the Clubhouse on the last Friday of each month at 10 a.m. and check out our new Food Truck Friday event beginning in June.

We’re looking forward to all the summer fun!

In Community,

Melissa Tuso – Community Manager

Upcoming Events
 

Calendar

Spring is as busy as ever. From movie matinees to game nights, we’ve always got something going on at the Oaks. Check out our upcoming community events.

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Upcoming Events

Calendar

Check out what’s happening at the Oaks of Weymouth Clubhouse over the next couple of months.

Five Wishes Seminar
Tuesday, June 5 at 1 p.m.

Health & Wellness Expo
Tuesday, June 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Coffee Hour
Friday, June 29 at 10 a.m.
Friday, July 27 at 10 a.m.

Bingo
Sunday, June 24 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 29 at 7 p.m.

Game Night
Wednesday, June 13 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 11 at 7 p.m.

Game night includes an assortment of card and board games. Don’t know how to play? We’ll teach you! Do you know a fun game and want to show us how to play? We’re happy to learn! Join us on the second Wednesday of the month, where FUN is the name of the game.

Movie Matinee Monday
Monday, June 4 & 18 at 1 p.m.
Monday, July 9 & 23 at 1 p.m.

Snacks will be served. Please submit movie suggestions to the office.

Food

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Spring and Summer Libations

As the seasons change, so do our tastes. We crave fresh ingredients, herbs, and fruitier flavors. If you are planning pool parties or gatherings, make sure your cocktails match the seasonal preference. Town and Country Magazine shares innovative drink recipes, while this piece by The Spruce shares advice on excellent, easy-to-prep pairings.

Sales
 

Sales

Need some extra cash? Hometown America and Oaks of Weymouth offer a reward to residents who assist in the sale of a home at Oaks of Weymouth. Read more to learn how inviting your friends to join our community could earn you up to $1,000!

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Sales

Sales

Need some extra cash? Hometown America and Oaks of Weymouth offer a reward to residents who assist in the sale of a home at Oaks of Weymouth. Invite your friends to join our community, and if they purchase a new home, you will receive a cash incentive of up to $1,000.*

Yes, it’s that easy! All you have to do is refer the potential buyer and the real estate broker will take it from there. Help turn a friend into a neighbor by introducing them to the Oaks of Weymouth lifestyle.

Introduce us to your referral or provide their contact information to our sales associate, Sheneva, by phone at (609) 460-8348 or by email at SPaz@HometownAmerica.net.

*This offer is restricted to Hometown America-owned new-inventory homes. Residents who refer a potential buyer will receive money at closing of escrow. Other terms may apply.

Featured Listings
 

House

New homes are on the ground and ready for potential buyers to tour. Check out a few of the current listings in the Oaks of Weymouth community.

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Featured Listings

House

Check out current listings in the Oaks of Weymouth community:

PRICE JUST REDUCED ON BOTH HOMES!

89 Pinetree Lane
3-bed/2-bath
Gross Sq. Ft.: 1,792
Price: $146,900

This gorgeous new home includes two bedrooms and a den. The living room features double sliding-glass doors which lead to an extended, covered, maintenance-free rear deck. The interior has an open floor plan and a kitchen with an island, and the foyer has a recessed-lit display wall. The master bedroom features a large bathroom with vanity and the master bath has ample cabinet space and a linen closet.

1 Cypress Court
3-bed/2-bath
Gross Sq. Ft.: 1,568
Price: $129,900

This listing includes an open floor-plan which unites the living room, dining room, and kitchen in one expansive space. Two nice-sized guest bedrooms are at one end of the home, and a beautiful master suite is at the other end, giving privacy to the host and company. The sliding glass doors in the dining room entice to an open deck.

Interested in taking a tour? Set up your visit today! Connect with our sales associate, Sheneva, by phone at (609) 460-8348 or by email at SPaz@HometownAmerica.net.

Food Truck Friday
 

Food truck

Join us for a new summertime event: Food Truck Friday! Come out and chow down every other Friday from June through August. Read more to see scheduled vendors.

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Food Truck Friday

Food truck

Join us for a new summertime event: Food Truck Friday! Come out and chow down every other Friday from June through August. Ditch the stove and celebrate the start of the weekend with a unique culinary experience. Food Truck Friday will be located in the main parking lot of the Clubhouse. Prices vary by vendor.

Nick’s Roast Beef
Friday, June 8; 1-4 p.m.
Food selections include roast beef, roast pork & cheese, and steak eggrolls, just to name a few.

Smokey’s World
Friday, June 22; 1-4 p.m.
Food selections include BBQ pulled pork, BBQ chicken, and jerk chicken.

Mama Dudes Food
Friday, July 6; 1-4 p.m.
Mama Dudes Food menu updates by the season to offer the freshest products available.

Tacos Al Carbon
Friday, July 20; 1-4 p.m.
Menu selection including shrimpala diablo, chicken taquitos, burritos, and so much more!

Pork Island BBQ
Friday, August 3; 1-4 p.m.
This local favorite will have three variations of pulled pork sandwiches, loin back ribs, and mac n’ cheese with chopped smoked corned beef.

The Little Sicilian
Friday, August 17; 1-4 p.m.
Winner of the Jersey Shore Food Truck Fest Ethnic Excellence Award, this menu includes pizza riceball-risotto ball stuffed with melted mozzarella cheese and a delicious pizza sauce, the Philly cheesesteak riceball-risotto ball stuffed with Angus steak and melted American cheese, and, for dessert, try the Tiramisu-Amaretto-soaked biscotti topped with a sweet cream mascarpone.

Top Shelf Mobile Cuisine
Friday, August 31; 1-4 p.m.
“Taking your food truck experience to another level” with selections such as Trinity rack of lamb with garlic confit served with Greek pita and dolmades, sliced filet mignon on French baguette with sherry sautéed cremini and Portobello finish with mustard cognac cream sauce, and Himalayan salt plank seared scallop sliders with peach mango salsa and wild arugula.


Food truck

Your Health

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Secrets to Living Longer

In the battle against the ticking clock, it’s interesting to see different perspectives on what keeps folks young. A great wonder is how on the Greek island of Ikaria, one in three make it to their 90’s and rarely have illnesses. Ikarian and author, Diane Kochilas, shares her secrets to a long life. It’s also useful to get advice directly from centenarians. From Betty White (95) to Norman Lloyd (102), these 12 celebrities share their tips for a long life.

Five Wishes Seminar

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Join us in the Clubhouse on June 5 at 1 p.m. for a program that helps you create a living will written in everyday language, with no medical or legal jargon. Sponsored by Woodview Estates Assisted Living of Mays Landing and Grace Healthcare Services.

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Five Wishes Seminar

Notes

Join us in the Clubhouse on June 5 at 1 p.m. for a program that helps you create a living will written in everyday language, with no medical or legal jargon. Sponsored by Woodview Estates Assisted Living of Mays Landing and Grace Healthcare Services.

5 Wishes

Health & Wellness Expo

Healthy

Join us on June 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m for the Health & Wellness Expo. This event brings various healthcare groups to one location, our Clubhouse, for a more convenient outreach to residents and guests. Read on for more details and how to sign up.

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Health & Wellness Expo

Healthy

Join us on June 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m for the Health & Wellness Expo. This event brings various healthcare groups to one location, our Clubhouse, for a more convenient outreach to residents and guests. Light refreshments will be provided by participating healthcare groups.

Pre-registration is required for lunch, handouts, and promotional giveaways. Sign-up at the Oaks of Weymouth office or call (609) 625-6257.

Health Fair

Spring Potluck Party

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Congratulations to our Spring Potluck Party recipe winners—Peggy White, Terry Goode, and Wilhelmina Young! Click to see their dishes and to get the recipes of the top two recipients.

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Spring Potluck Party

Chef hat

Congratulations to our Spring Potluck Party recipe winners! Below you can see the recipes of the top two dishes.

  • 1st Place: Peggy White – Fresh Strawberry Pie
  • 2nd Place: Terry Goode – Angel Pineapple Cake
  • 3rd Place: Wilhelmina Young – Alex’s Chicken

strawberry pie pineapple cake

Home & Garden

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To Clean or Not to Clean

If a spotless home is your pride, then spring cleaning means you plan on attacking the really big items. Online magazine, House Beautiful, has great deep cleaning recommendations, from tackling your dishwasher to preparing your patio furniture for a great summer. Click here to see their tips and tricks.

Office Closed
 

Closed

The Management Office will be closed on July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Pet Waste
 

Pet waste

We love our pets and take great pride in having them as members of our community. It takes all of us, however, to keep the Oaks of Weymouth common areas and neighbors’ yards clean for our furry friends and for ourselves. Please read more for further details.

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Pet Waste

Pet waste

We love our pets and take great pride in having them as members of our community. It takes all of us, however, to keep the Oaks of Weymouth common areas and neighbors’ yards clean for our furry friends and for ourselves.

The office has been receiving numerous complaints about the occurrence of pet waste left behind in resident yards, as well as in common areas. Not only is it un-neighborly to leave your pet’s waste behind, it is a violation of the community rules and regulations, as well as a health hazard—E. coli, Salmonella, and parvo (a potentially deadly virus in dogs) can all be transmitted through feces.

For your convenience, there are eight pet waste stations located throughout the community. The availability of these stations should alleviate the pet waste issue. Please make use of these stations and clean up after your pets. Take pride in our community and do your part in keeping it clean. It does not matter where your furry friend chooses to go, even in your own yard, it is your responsibility to pick it up.

It’s in the Genes!
 

Genes

DNA kits are growing in popularity, with many people wanting to learn more about their genetics or ancestry. Unusual stories arise, too, like two men in Hawaii who took DNA tests and found out they were more than best friends. Read on to learn their story and what DNA kits can do for you.

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It's in the Genes!

Genes

With the rise of DNA kits, many have made some surprising discoveries.

Walter MacFarlane and Alan Robinson have been friends for over 60 years, meeting in the 6th grade and playing football together in high school. Both men were adopted as children and never knew their biological parents. After completing a DNA kit, they found out some shocking news– they’re brothers! (Story available here.)

DNA kits have certainly helped people like Walter and Alan learn new things about themselves. They can tell you what parts of the world your ancestors are from, identify distant (or famous) relatives, and connect you with other living family members. For those interested in gene science, testing can also provide details about your health and genetics.

DNA kits have been on the market for several years, but their popularity has recently increased. If you’re curious to learn more about yourself, here are some of the most popular kits you can try:

23 and Me
The 23 and Me DNA kits can give you your ethnic makeup and information on where your ancestors lived over 500 years ago. Their tests can show if you are a carrier of a specific gene, your genetic health risks, and what role your genes play in your wellness. The test can even tell you how your genetics influence your facial features.

Ancestry DNA
This kit from Ancestry.com tracks your origins from more than 350 ethnic regions. It can even track your ancestors’ journey from the old world and estimate when they arrived in the Americas. Ancestry uses its vast network of historical records and current users to then connect you to your ancestors and living relatives.

MyHeritage DNA
The MyHeritage kit uncovers your ethnic origins from 42 ethnicities. It also matches you with living relatives and shows you how much DNA you share. From there you can connect with them and discover your shared heritage.

To find out more about Walter and Alan’s story, click here. It’s quite the tale!

Travel

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Classic American Road Trips

What was once old is new again! Hitting the road for vacations are becoming more popular, albeit apparently for more frequent but shorter trips. A great alternative to the increasingly stressful airline experience, you should make the most of your road trip experience. Embrace the allure of the road and check out these excellent road trip tips.

Be a Facebook Pro
 

Facebook

You may be familiar with Facebook, but do you know all of its secret tips and tricks? Make the most out of your social media experience, from hidden settings to fun features. Read more to find out what else Facebook offers.

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Be a Facebook Pro

Facebook

You may be familiar with Facebook, but do you know all of its secret tips and tricks? Make the most out of your social media experience, from hidden settings to fun features. Read below to find out what else Facebook offers.

  1. Stop seeing peoples’ posts without unfriending them. If someone is clogging up your news feed, you can “unfollow” them and their posts will be hidden. To unfollow someone, visit their profile and hover over the following button. The drop-down menu will show the option to unfollow. (And don’t worry- this won’t unfriend them and they won’t know you unfollowed their posts.)
  2. Buy and sell items on Facebook through Marketplace. You can sell items to others in your area or you can post an item for sale in a group with Facebook Marketplace. Buy and sell everything from furniture to clothing.
  3. Play Messenger’s hidden game. On the mobile messaging app, send the basketball emoji to one of your friends. Then click on it. This will reveal a game you and your friend can play. See who can shoot the most hoops and keep track of your scores in the messages.
  4. Worried about hackers? Get alerts! It’s not the most appealing thing to find someone has hacked into your account, liking smutty sites and messaging your friends with spam. Help prevent damage by setting up notifications to tell you whenever your Facebook account is accessed from a new device or browser. By going Settings >> Security, you can choose to receive an email, notification, or both upon one of these new login attempts.
  5. Who manages your page when your rein is over? Facebook understands unfortunately events can happen, so they have made procedures to make sure people are secure their account doesn’t fall into the wrong hands when the inevitable comes along. You can bequeath your account to someone trustworthy by nominating a 'Legacy Contact.' (You’ll find this in the Security part of your Facebook account.)

To find out more Facebook tricks, check out these articles:

Surprising Senior Discounts

Senior discounts

As a senior, you have access to hundreds of discounts you may not know about. AT&T, Regal Cinemas, McDonald’s, and even Marriott Hotels have a discount for folks as young as 50. Read on to find out the savings you have access to.

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Surprising Senior Discounts

Senior discounts

As a senior, you have access to hundreds of discounts you may not know about. AT&T, Regal Cinemas, McDonald’s, and even Marriott Hotels have a discount for seniors. At many restaurants you can get a free drink or a percentage off your meal. You can even get discounts on traveling with some airlines, hotels, and cruise lines. There are tons of discounts for you to take advantage of!

Check out these two helpful lists to find where you can save:

HTA Spotlight
 

HTA Spotlight

Today’s manufactured and modular homes are built with the highest standards of quality, livability, and affordability. While there are a few myths and misconceptions that still arise, we are happy to debunk them. Explore this list of frequently asked questions from the Manufactured Housing Institute so you can learn the real facts and judge for yourself if these stylish and affordable homes are the perfect fit.

Entertainment & Leisure

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Great Performances Close at Hand

If you can’t make it to Broadway to catch the hot new show, or you enjoy concerts from some of our greatest musicians, PBS Great Performances are just a click away. Rediscover your love for theatre with the Broadway series or watch performances from the Kennedy Center. Some of the online shows are free, and additional ones are available through the PBS Passports subscription series. Explore to learn more.

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!

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.

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.