A 55+ Community in Mays Landing, New Jersey

October - November 2017

Edition No. 12

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Manager's Corner
 

Melissa

Oaks of Weymouth Residents! Fall is in full swing, and there is plenty to keep you busy. Connect with neighbors and make new friends by participating in clubs and classes right here in the community.

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Melissa's Corner

Melissa

Dear Oaks of Weymouth Residents:

Fall is in full swing, and there is plenty to keep you busy. Connect with neighbors and make new friends by participating in clubs and classes right here in the community. Please join us on November 9 for our Pot Luck Lunch. You’re sure to have a good time, and enjoy some great food!

As always, we want to welcome new homeowners to our community. Attend our Resident Coffee Hour on the last Friday of each month at 10 a.m. for camaraderie and delicious treats.

Gratitude abounds at the Oaks of Weymouth! During this Thanksgiving season, and as the holidays approach, we find ourselves counting our blessings and expressing gratitude for so many gifts, including the Oaks of Weymouth community and our residents. So, thank you. It seems so simple, yet it is heartfelt. Our strength, future, and focus is our community. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

In Community,

Melissa Tuso

Upcoming Events
 

Calendar

Review our list of upcoming events at Oaks of Weymouth. There is something for everyone to enjoy!
 

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Upcoming Events

Calendar

Monday, October 9
Movie Matinee Monday, 1 p.m.
Clubhouse

Wednesday, October 11
Games Night, 7 p.m.
Clubhouse

Monday, October 23
Movie Matinee Monday, 1 p.m.
Clubhouse

Friday, October 27
Resident Coffee Hour, 10 a.m.
Clubhouse

Saturday, October 28
Halloween Pet Parade, 1 p.m.
Meet in Basin Area

Sunday, October 29
Bingo, 7 p.m.
Clubhouse
(There is NO Bingo in November/December)

November 3
Flu Clinic, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Clubhouse

Monday, November 6
Movie Matinee Monday, 1 p.m.
Clubhouse

Tuesday, November 7
Election Day, 6:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Clubhouse

Wednesday, November 8
Games Night, 7 p.m.
Clubhouse

Thursday, November 9
Pot Luck Lunch, 12-2 p.m.
Clubhouse

Saturday, November 11
Veteran’s Day Dedication Ceremony, 2 p.m.
Clubhouse

Friday, November 17
Resident Coffee Hour, 1 p.m.
Clubhouse

Monday, November 20
Movie Matinee Monday, 1 p.m.
Clubhouse

Food

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Happiness is Homemade

Warm, home cooking is a perfect reminder that the seasons are changing. While they can be great to eat, fall meals can be tricky to prepare. Here are easy and hearty casserole recipes that will leave everyone at the table satisfied.

We're Closed
 

We're closed

The community office will be closed Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November 24 in honor of Thanksgiving. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!

Halloween Pet Parade

Dog in pumpkin

Happy HOWLoween! Oaks of Weymouth will hold its 3rd Annual Pet Parade in honor of Halloween on Saturday, October 28. Participating residents should meet at the bench in the Basin Area at 1 p.m.

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Halloween Pet Parade
 

Dog in pumpkin

Happy HOWLoween! Oaks of Weymouth will hold its 3rd Annual Pet Parade in honor of Halloween on Saturday, October 28. Participating residents should meet at the bench in the Basin Area at 1 p.m. We’ll proceed in a parade together to the Clubhouse. Judging will take place once we reach the Clubhouse. There will be refreshments served.

Five prizes of PetSmart gift cards, donated by Oaks of Weymouth, will be awarded to the winners in the following categories:

  • Scariest
  • Prettiest
  • Best Homemade
  • Funniest
  • Best Overall

Please call Jamie Hermann-Giagunto at (609) 703-1104 for your entry number. Please bring a can of dog food or a treat for the Funny Farm Rescue Animal Sanctuary.

A committee to provide refreshments for the parade is forming. If you’d like to help, please call Jamie at (609) 703-1104. He is also compiling an email list for dog owners in the community. If you’re interested in being included on the list please email Jamie at jamiehermanngiagunto@comcast.net.

We hope you’ll join us and our four-legged friends for a HOWLing good time!

Flu Clinics
 

Flu shots

We have one more scheduled flu clinic this year. Dr. Shah from Rite Aid of Egg Harbor Township will be administering the flu vaccination here at the Clubhouse on Friday, November 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Flu Clinics
 

Flu shots

We have one more scheduled flu clinic this year– Friday, November 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dr. Shah from Rite Aid of Egg Harbor Township will be administering the flu vaccination here at the Clubhouse. Most insurance is accepted, but please check with your provider if you are unsure.

Flu activity most commonly peaks in the United States between December and February. People should begin getting vaccinated soon after the flu vaccine becomes available, ideally by October, to ensure that 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.

If you are interested in receiving the flu vaccination, contact the office to sign up (609) 625-6257.

Your Health

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Glowing Skin is In

The basics of skin care are vital for good health. A combination of healthy lifestyle choices can ensure that your skin stays glowing and vibrant. Read more for information about taking care of your skin and helping your health.

Pot Luck Lunch
 

Pot luck lunch

We will host our ever-popular Pot Luck Lunch on Thursday, November 9, from 12 to 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse. As always, there will be a contest for “Best Dish.” Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place.

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Pot Luck Lunch

Pot luck lunch

We will host our ever-popular Pot Luck Lunch on Thursday, November 9, from 12 to 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse. As always, there will be a contest for “Best Dish.” Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place.

Contact the office by November 8 to enter your dish into the contest. All contest entries MUST be homemade by the entrant and submitted by the deadline.

Remember, to partake in the Pot Luck, you MUST bring food to share. We look forward to seeing you there!

Veteran's Day Dedication

Veterans Day

Please join the veterans of the Oaks of Weymouth as they honor the departed veterans of the Oaks with the dedication of additional names to our memorial plaque. The dedication ceremony will take place in the Clubhouse on Veteran’s Day, (Saturday, November 11) at 2 p.m. All are welcome.

Trash Collection
 

Trash cans

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 & 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.

  • Trash Pick-Up – Wednesdays
  • Recyclables Pick-Up – Every Other Thursday: October 12 and October 26, November 9 and November 24
  • Appliance Pick-Up – Wednesday with trash - MUST call EarthTech to schedule in advance (609) 390-2127—$50 Fee paid by the resident
  • Electronics Pick-Up – Second Tuesday of the month - Call Weymouth Twp. with questions (609) 476-2102: October 10 and November 14
  • Bulk Pick-Up – Fourth Wednesday of the month (Bulk items do not include electronics or appliances)
  • Yard Waste – Yard Waste will be picked up Wednesdays with trash

Home & Garden

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Help Around the Home

Time to bring out the Earth tones! HGTV’s Help Around the Home offers tips and tricks for your home’s décor. From decorating inspiration to ideas for the garden, preview this “tip a day” calendar for everything you need.

Feed Your Brain
 

Brain

"Feed Your Brain" will feature exciting crafts and/or hobbies instructed by community residents. The group will meet on the last Thursday of each month from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Community Center.

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Feed Your Brain

Brain

"Feed Your Brain" will feature exciting crafts and/or hobbies instructed by community residents. The group will meet on the last Thursday of each month from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Community Center.

Classes vary from golf tips to cooking, scrapbooking to painting, and aromatherapy to much more.

Do you have ideas to share with your neighbors? Are you looking for more class information? Contact Karin Madradjieff at (609) 625-0828 or Lin DeLape at (609) 425-8933.

Post Dated Checks
 

Post dated checks

It is company policy that we do not accept post-dated checks or cash for any reason in the office. Due to the many liabilities encompassing this matter, we simply cannot take nor accept any responsibility for inadvertently depositing a check with an incorrect date on it.

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Post Dated Checks

Post dated checks

It is company policy that we do not accept post-dated checks or cash for any reason in the office. Due to the many liabilities encompassing this matter, we simply cannot take nor accept any responsibility for inadvertently depositing a check with an incorrect date on it.

Should this mistake be made by the office, we will not assist in the recovery of fees from your bank, nor remove late or NSF fees from our system. Once you give us a check, regardless of the date, we assume the funds are available.

We thank you for your understanding.

Lawn Lamps
 

Lawn lamps

It is important for resident safety that your front lamppost is in working order! If your light does not work, please replace the light bulb and check the circuit breaker. If that doesn’t work, the problem is most likely the sensor. Contact the Office at (609) 561-7267 if this is the case and we will replace the sensor for you.

Travel

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Adventure Wisely

Traveling overseas should be nothing short of entertaining and educational, and it’s best to be open to every new experience. Read these traveling tips from Rick Steves to make sure you get the most out of a European vacation.

Scarves for the Homeless

Scarves

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

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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.

Your Local 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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Your Local 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 a.m. - 11 a.m., 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. - 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 a.m. – 11 a.m., 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Any questions can be answered at (609) 625-1212.

Get Invloved
 

Get involved

Take advantage of one of our many class offerings here at Oaks of Weymouth. Click below to view the upcoming schedule.

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Get Involved
 

get invloved

Take advantage of one of our many class offerings here at Oaks of Weymouth. See below for the upcoming schedule.

  • 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 – Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.
  • Yoga – Fridays at 6:30 p.m. ($5)
  • WEMCO – First Wednesday of each month 1 p.m.
  • TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) – Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.
  • Feed Your Brain – Last Thursday of each month 2-4 p.m.

Entertainment & Leisure

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Get in the Game

Football season is here! Whether you’re at the game every week or cheering from your living room, keeping up with your favorite team’s schedule can be tough. Click here for this year’s professional football schedule.

Support Our Troops

Support our troops

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

Help support our troops by donating goods and other items in the spirit of American patriotism. 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.

Couponing Tips for Beginners

Coupons

Coupons can be a great way to save money on the everyday necessities. Anyone from beginners to seasoned professionals can use coupons to pinch pennies and cut back on spending. Check out these tips to get started yourself.

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Couponing Tips for Beginners
 

Coupons

Coupons can be a great way to save money on the everyday necessities. With their growing popularity, they are now available in the weekly paper, can be printed from your grocery store’s website, and are even accessible on cell phone apps. Anyone from beginners to seasoned professionals can use coupons to pinch pennies and cut back on spending. Check out these tips to get started!

Plan Ahead

Plan what you’re going to buy before you go to the store, and only purchase those items. If you don’t stick to the items on your list, you may end up spending more money than intended. Take the time to be strategic about the coupons you’re going to use and you’ll be guaranteed to save money.

Stay Organized

Make sure you have all of your coupons organized before you begin shopping. Arrive at the checkout counter with them cut, accessible, and ready to go. Find a system that works best for you, such as keeping your coupons in a binder for maximum organization or in a coupon book labeled by category.

Know Your Store’s Policies,/

Does your store accept competitors’ coupons? Do they price match or provide rain checks for out of stock items? Learn the policies at your local grocery store. Speak with an associate before you begin shopping and make sure you know the rules before arriving to maximize your savings.

Don’t Buy What You Don’t Need

If you have a coupon for a deal on cereal, but you don’t like to eat cereal, then what’s the use? Only use the coupons for items you know you’re going to need and don’t waste your money buying something that will never be used. Remember, the fun part is saving money!

Check out these websites for more tips about getting started with couponing:

Ideas of the Restless Retiree

Happy people

If you miss the structure of life and meeting people from all walks of life, a new job could be your perfect solution. Retirement is an opportunity to further explore your lifelong career path or pursue something totally new. Here are some job ideas for the restless retiree.

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Ideas for the Resltess Retiree

Happy people

If you miss the structure of life and meeting people from all walks of life, a new job could be your perfect solution. Retirement is an opportunity to further explore your lifelong career path or pursue something totally new.

Regardless, a new job can provide income, structure to your week, a solution for restlessness, and even some new friends along the way.

Here are some job ideas for the restless retiree:

  • Volunteer and help others - Many organizations are in need of volunteers to provide staff and assistance. Soup kitchens, homeless shelters, churches, and rescue centers are great examples of places that couldn’t keep their doors open without the support of selfless people giving their time. If you love the satisfaction helping an organization run smoothly, saving a life, or meeting a need, you may want to consider spending your downtime volunteering.
  • Provide a Service - Do you have a talent you’re willing to offer at a price? Whether it’s dog sitting, sewing, handy tasks, or childcare, you have to potential to help someone who needs your services. Jobs like these are essential to those who do not have the time or resources to do them on their own. Find what you love and have a knack for, and turn it into a part time gig. Plus, the extra money would be nice.
  • Customer Service - As a retiree, you might be looking for a job because you like to stay busy. Working in customer service is a great way to hustle through the week and meet many people along the way. This job path is perfect for retirees because it requires politeness, critical thinking skills, and patience that has amassed over a lifetime of working.

For more tips on how to tackle restless retirement, read over this AARP Article.

 

Daylight Saving Time Ends

Clock

Daylight Savings time end on Sunday, November 5th at 2 a.m. Don’t forget to fall back (turn your clock back one hour) and enjoy your extra hour of sleep! Also this a great reminder to check your smoke detector batteries.
 

Refer Your Friends

Refer

Need some extra cash? Refer your friends to Oaks of Weymouth and get a reward of up to $500!

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Refer Your Friends

Refer

Did you know Hometown America and Oaks of Weymouth offer a referral reward to residents who assist in the sale of a home at Oaks of Weymouth? Invite your friends to join the Oaks of Weymouth community, and if they purchase a home, you will receive a cash incentive of up to $500! Yes, it’s that easy!

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.

*Please note: The 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.

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

 

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 SaveHaven 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.

 

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.