A 55+ Community in Mays Landing, New Jersey

August - September 2018

Edition No. 17

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Manager's Corner
 

Melissa

We are quickly approaching the last days of summer, but there’s still plenty of time to take a dip in the pool and enjoy outdoor activities. Read more to learn about upcoming events and important community information.

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Manager's Corner

Melissa

Dear Residents,

We are quickly approaching the last days of summer, but there’s still plenty of time to take a dip in the pool and enjoy outdoor activities. Step outside and soak up the end of the season with your fellow Oaks of Weymouth neighbors.

Our pool is closing for the season on Saturday, September 8 at 7:00 p.m. Be sure to get your sun and splash time in before then!

Continue to join us for Food Truck Friday, which will continue through August, and mark your calendars for our annual flu clinic, the mammography van, and the Acorn ice cream social. See the Upcoming Events section for details.

Thanks to social media, there are more ways than ever to find out what’s happening at Oaks of Weymouth. Our Facebook and Twitter channels are great places for you to catch up with community events, so make sure to check us out! Also, stop by the community bulletin board regularly for new and updated information about Oaks of Weymouth happenings.

As we soon say goodbye to summer and welcome autumn, we wish you a relaxing and memorable Labor Day!

In Community,

Melissa Tuso – Community Manager

Office Closed
 

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The management office will be closed Monday, September 3 in observance of Labor Day. We wish everyone a 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!

Upcoming Events
 

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We believe in convenient ways to keep up with your health. That’s why the Mammo Van and Rite Aid Flu Clinic will be at Oaks of Weymouth this September, but not before the Acorn Association helps us celebrate Labor Day weekend with a little indulgence…ice cream sundaes!

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Upcoming Events

Calendar

Saturday, September 1
The Acorn Association Annual Ice Cream Sundae Party
Clubhouse, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Monday, September 10
Mammography Van
Clubhouse Parking Lot, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tuesday, September 18
Flu Clinic
Clubhouse, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For regular clubs, classes, and activities, check out the Clubs & Classes and Community Activities sections.

Mammography Van

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The Mammo Van will be stationed in the Clubhouse parking lot on Monday, September 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please call 609-625-6257 or visit the office. Limited appointments available.

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Mammography Van

Cancer ribbon

The Mammo Van will be stationed in the Clubhouse parking lot on Monday, September 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please call 609-625-6257 or visit the office. Limited appointments available.

Forms are obtainable at the office prior to your appointment to help speed up the check-in process. If you have a script from your doctor, please bring it to your appointment.

Mammography Van

Ice Cream Sundae Party

Sundae

After a long, hot summer, we’re all screaming for ice cream. The Acorn Association and Hometown America will host our community’s most popular event, the annual Ice Cream Sundae Party, on Saturday, September 1 from noon to 3 p.m.

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Ice Cream Sundae Party

Sundae

After a long, hot summer, we’re all screaming for ice cream. The Acorn Association and Hometown America will host our community’s most popular event, the annual Ice Cream Sundae Party. Don’t miss this all-you-can-eat extravaganza on Saturday, September 1 from noon to 3 p.m.

The admission fee of $5 per person covers endless ice cream sundaes, and all proceeds are donated to the Dorothy Volunteer Fire Company. The Fire Department will be here with a truck and ambulance, and Smokey the Bear may make a special appearance. All Oaks of Weymouth residents and their guests are invited to attend. All ages are welcome!

*Please note that this event does not include use of the pool, billiards room, fitness center, or media room for non-residents.

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!

Flu Clinic
 

Flu shot

We are happy to announce that we have scheduled our annual flu clinic with Rite Aid for all Oaks of Weymouth residents on Tuesday, September 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Most insurance is accepted, but please check with your insurance provider if you are unsure.

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Flu Clinic

Flu shot

We are happy to announce that we have scheduled our annual flu clinic with Rite Aid for all Oaks of Weymouth residents on Tuesday, September 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Clubhouse. Most insurance is accepted, but please check with your insurance provider if you are unsure.

Flu activity most commonly peaks in the United States between December and February. It’s important to get vaccinated early to ensure as many people as possible are protected before flu season begins. However, as long as flu viruses are circulating in the community, it’s not too late to get vaccinated. The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone six months of age and older to sign-up early. A screening questionnaire and consent forms are available at the office.

Flu shot

Clubs & Classes
 

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Stretch your muscles, feed your brain, or tap into your creative side. There’s something for everyone! Read on to see a full list of our clubs and recurring classes.

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Clubs & Classes

Calendar

Stretch your muscles, feed your brain, or tap into your creative side. There’s something for everyone!

  • • Line Dancing – Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
  • • Exercise Class – Mondays at 11:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 10 a.m.
  • • Crafts – Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m.
  • • Bible Study – Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m.
  • • Yoga – Fridays at 6:30 p.m. ($5)
  • • WEMCO – first Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m.
  • • TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) – Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.
  • • Feed Your Brain – every other Thursday at 2 – 4 p.m.
  • • Bocce – Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
  • • Mahjong – Thursdays at noon – 4 p.m.

New Groups/Group Updates

  • • Prayer Group meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Clubhouse. This is non-denominational and all are welcome. For more information, contact team coordinators Tom and Florence Fagan at 609-412-4044.
  • • Water Aerobics meets each Friday at 3 p.m. at the Clubhouse Pool throughout the summer season.
  • • Walking Group will continue to meet on Saturdays with an updated time of 10 a.m. This new meeting time will stay in effect throughout the summer season.

*Participate in all clubs and classes at your own risk.

Community Activities

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Join us for some neighborly fellowship and fun at coffee, bingo, game night, or movie night! Read more for the August and September schedule.

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Community Activities

Monopoly

Coffee Hour
Friday, August 31 at 10 a.m.
Friday, September 28 at 10 a.m.

Bingo
Sunday, August 26 at 7 p.m.
NO BINGO IN SEPTEMBER

Game Night
Wednesday, August 8 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, September 12 at 7 p.m.

  • • Come play every second Wednesday of the month! We play 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 where the name of the game is fun!

Movie Matinee Monday
Monday, August 6 and August 20 at 1 p.m.
Monday, September 10 and September 24 at 1 p.m.

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

Food Truck Friday
Friday, August 3 at 1-4 p.m.
Friday, August 17 at 1-4 p.m.
Friday, August 31 at 1-4 p.m.

  • • This is the last month for Food Truck Friday! See the Food Truck Friday section in this newsletter for details.

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.

Sales
 

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Need some extra cash? Did you know Hometown America offers a referral reward to residents who assist in the sale of a home at Oaks of Weymouth? Click to learn more, and you could earn up to $1,000!

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Sales

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Need some extra cash? Did you know Hometown America offers a referral 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 Hometown America home, you will receive a cash incentive of up to $1,000!*

Introduce us to your referral or provide their contact information to our Sales Associate Sheneva by phone at 609-837-2406 or by email at SPaz@HometownAmerica.net.

*Offer 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.

Food Truck Friday
 

Food truck

Food Truck Friday continues through August! Ditch the stove and celebrate the start of the weekend with a unique culinary experience. Read more for scheduled trucks and menu options.

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Food Truck Friday

Food truck

Friday, August 3 at 1-4 p.m.
Pork Island BBQ
This local favorite offers three variations of pulled pork sandwiches, along with loin back ribs and mac n’ cheese with chopped smoked corned beef. For additional menu items, click here.

Friday, August 17 at 1-4 p.m.
The Little Sicilian
Winner of the Jersey Shore Food Truck Fest Ethnic Excellence Award! Their specialty: The Pizza Riceball stuffed with melted mozzarella cheese and a delicious pizza sauce. It’s pizza in a ball! The Philly Cheesesteak Riceball stuffed with Angus steak and melted yellow and white American cheese is sure to impress. For a dessert specialty, try the Tiramisu with amaretto-soaked biscotti topped and a sweet cream mascarpone. For additional menu items, click here.

Friday, August 31 at 1-4 p.m.
Top Shelf Mobile Cuisine
“Taking your food truck experience to another level” with selections such as trinity rack of lamb with garlic confit, Greek pita, and dolmades; sliced filet mignon on a 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. For additional menu items, click here.

Health & Wellness Expo

Workout

We all know health is important, and on June 19, we learned about companies and organizations committed to wellness and improving quality of life. We had a great time! Read on to learn more about the expo.

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Health & Wellness Expo

Workout

We all know health is important, and on June 19, we learned about the companies and organizations committed to wellness and improving quality of life. This event brought together various healthcare groups to our Clubhouse for a convenient outreach to both residents and guests. Light and healthy refreshments were provided.

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.

Yard of the Month
 

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These homeowners know a thing or two about curb appeal! Check out our most recent Yard of the Month winners for May and June 2018.

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Yard of the Month

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These homeowners know a thing or two about curb appeal! Congrats to our Yard of the Month winners for May and June 2018, Joy Hagelin of 54 Pinetree Lane and Joseph and Kathleen Silipena of 22 Redwood Lane.

May 2018 Winner – Joy Hagelin: 54 Pinetree Lane

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June 2018 Winner – Joseph and Kathleen Silipena: 22 Redwood Lane

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Trash Collection
 

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Stay current with the latest trash schedule to help keep Oaks of Weymouth in pristine condition.

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Trash Collection

Trash cans

Stay current with the latest trash schedule to help keep Oaks of Weymouth in pristine condition. Trash and recyclables may ONLY be put out at the curb after 4 p.m. the day before it is collected. Monthly trash collection schedules are available at the management office as well as listed below.

  • • Trash Pick-Up – Wednesdays
  • • Recyclables Pick-Up – Every Other Thursday: August 2, August 16, August 30, September 13, and September 27.
  • • Appliance Pick-Up – Wednesday with trash.
    • o MUST call EarthTech to schedule in advance (609) 390-2127. $50 Fee paid by the resident.
  • • Electronics Pick-Up – Second Tuesday of the month: August 14 and September 11.
    • o Call Weymouth Township with questions at (609) 476-2102.
  • • Bulk Pick-Up – Fourth Wednesday of the month: August 22 and September 26.
    • o Bulk items do not include electronics or appliances.
  • • Yard Waste – Wednesdays with trash.

Scarves for the Homeless

Scarves

Calling all knitters! Join our efforts to provide scarves and other goods for the homeless, veterans, and underprivileged infants. Click to learn more.

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Scarves for the Homeless

Scarves

Calling all knitters! Many Oaks of Weymouth residents, in conjunction with Bethlehem Lutheran Church, are knitting scarves for the homeless, as well as throws for veterans, and baby blankets for underprivileged infants. Some yarn has been donated for the project and can be picked up during Crafts on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse or by calling Sylvia Mahana at (609) 476-4270.

If you don’t knit, but still want to help, please consider donating yarn.

For more information, please contact Sylvia. This runs all year long, not just in the winter.

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.

Food Pantries
 

Pantry

There are several local food pantries open to the Oaks of Weymouth community. You can use these pantries or make donations to help keep them running.

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Food Pantries

Pantry

There are several local food pantries open to the Oaks of Weymouth community. You can use these pantries or make donations to help keep them running.

The St. Vincent de Paul Parish Food Pantry at 114 Route 50 in Mays Landing has opened its doors to the parishioners and community. The Pantry Hours are Thursday from 9-11 a.m., 2-4 p.m., and 6-8 p.m. each week. Contact (609) 625-2124 if you have any questions.

The First United Methodist Church at 6011 Main St. in Mays Landing is a local food bank site open every Wednesday from 9-11 a.m., 2-4 p.m., and 6-8 p.m. offering an assortment of canned goods, breads, eggs, cheeses, chicken, and meat. Participants are eligible for food on a monthly basis and the amount of food given is determined by family size. Identification is necessary in order to obtain free food. Please contact (609) 625-9446 with any questions.

The Salvation Army, located at 1309 Route 50 in Mays Landing, hours of food operation are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9-11 a.m., 2-4 p.m. Any questions can be answered at (609) 625-1212.

Support Our Troops

Support

Help support our troops by donating goods and other items in the spirit of American patriotism. We have placed a donation box for our troops inside the Clubhouse entrance. Click to learn more.

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Support Our Troops

Support

Our troops are in need of many everyday items. Most needed items include toiletries, medical items (BandAids, adhesive pads, Neosporin, Tylenol/Aspirin/Ibuprofen), personal products for women, as well as snacks and drinks. We have placed a donation box for our troops inside the Clubhouse entrance. A list of most needed items is attached to the donation container.

We ask that you participate in this program in the spirit of American patriotism, and we thank you in advance for helping to ensure that our service members are not forgotten.

Stay Connected
 

Connected

If you’ve had a recent change in phone numbers or e-mail addresses, please take a moment and let us know. Stop by the office with the new information or call us at (609) 625-6257.

 

Emergency Phone Numbers

Phone

In case of emergency, be sure to keep these numbers handy!

New Jersey State Police – Buena Barracks

Dispatch (609) 625-1104

Station (609) 561-7267

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

Summer is a great time to slow down and enjoy long days. It’s also perfect for taking inventory and making sure your home is ready for things to come. Don’t add stress to your life over unexpected disasters or emergencies. Plan ahead and get prepared now so you can go back to enjoying your sunny days.

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It’s Best to be Prepared
 

HTA Spotlight

Preparing for Emergencies

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

  • 1. Get a fireproof safe. A safe is a worthwhile investment to keep your documents and valuables protected through any emergency.
  • 2. Document your valuables and property. Make a list of your valuables and their approximate worth. Take photos of them and your entire home. 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.
  • 3. Make a preparedness kit. You should always have certain items in your home in case you lose power or need to leave quickly. Always have a nice stock of non-perishables and water bottles. Be sure you have flashlights, extra batteries, cash, sneakers and first aid supplies.
  • 4. 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 any emergency go to https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan.

 

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.