A 55+ Community in Sebring, Florida

February - March 2018

Edition No. 14

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Manager's Corner
 

Tammy

We are off to a great start in 2018. It’s wonderful to have so many activities and to see everyone enjoying all of the amenities at Tanglewood. Keep an eye out for our Resident Appreciation Days coming soon.

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Manager's Corner

Tammy

We are off to a great start in 2018. It’s wonderful to have so many activities and to see everyone enjoying all of the amenities at Tanglewood. Keep an eye out for our Resident Appreciation Days coming soon. We are planning a Luau theme for this year, so put on your Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts and join the fun!

Remember, I am continuing to meet with residents after Monday Morning Coffee in the Community Room. I’m there until 9:30 a.m., or you can contact me via phone, through email, or in person by appointment. Making an appointment would be best so that I can set aside time to meet with you without any interruptions.

Sincerely,

Tammy

Upcoming Events
 

Calendar

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

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Upcoming Events

Calendar

Thursday, February 8
Fire Ring in the Outback
The Outback, 5-7 p.m.

Saturday, February 17
Tanglewood Variety Show
Clubhouse, 7 p.m.

Saturday, February 24
50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration
Clubhouse, 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 14
Tanglewood Minstrels Concert
Clubhouse, 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 5
Kentucky Derby Party
Clubhouse, 12-7 p.m.

Food

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Shine at the Next Potluck

With an active social life and resident events year-round, you may have already cooked all of your signature dishes. Go ahead and try something new at the next community potluck using one of these easy recipe ideas from Martha Stewart Living. They have recipes of plenty- from slow cooker jams and unique salads to quick desserts and savory pies. Maybe you’ll find a new fan favorite to add to your repertoire.

New Tanglewood Minstrels Concert

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The New Tanglewood Minstrels will host a concert of pop, folk, gospel, and country music from the 60s and 70s on Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. in the Clubhouse. Bring your favorite snacks and beverages, and enjoy an evening of listening to great “oldies” hits.

Resident Appreciation Days

Luau

Our 2018 Resident Appreciation Days are here! Get ready to hula with this year’s Hawaiian Luau theme. Click below to check out our tentative schedule of events for the week of March 12 and be sure to save the dates.

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Resident Appreciation Days

Luau

Our 2018 Resident Appreciation Days are here! Get ready to hula with this year’s Hawaiian Luau theme. Save the dates and see our tentative schedule of events below.

  • Tuesday, March 13: Dance with Wendy & Dennis Jager, 6-9 p.m. in the Clubhouse
  • Thursday, March 15: Catered meal served in the Bash Area from 2-3 p.m. and 4-5 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 15: Show in the Clubhouse
  • Friday, March 16: Resident Appreciation Day Awards Presentation at 1 p.m. in the Clubhouse

More information will be announced at Monday Morning Coffee and in your monthly activities and events schedule.

Tanglewood Variety Show

Stage

Our annual Tanglewood Variety Show will be held on Saturday, February 17 at 7 p.m. in the Clubhouse. We have coordinated another great show of comedy, music, dancing, and singing by your talented friends and neighbors.

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Tanglewood Variety Show

Stage

Our annual Tanglewood Variety Show will be held on Saturday, February 17 at 7 p.m. in the Clubhouse. We have coordinated another great show of comedy, music, dancing, and singing by your talented friends and neighbors. The event is free, and donations will be accepted for The New Testament Ministries Service Center in Sebring, FL. This year’s installment is directed by Patrick Hotchkiss and Marianne Jones.

Your Health

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Health Myths: Fact Versus Fiction

Which of these are unhealthy: wine, chocolate, coffee, or eggs? With so many health myths circling each one, it’s hard to tell. This article on SeniorPlanet.org aims to debunk common health misconceptions like if wine is good for your heart or if chocolate is actually bad for you. It’s worth the read if you want to enjoy your glass of wine or box of chocolates guilt-free!

50th Anniversary Celebration

50th Anniversary

Come out to our 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, February 24 at 5:00 p.m. in the Clubhouse. This event is to celebrate the couples at Tanglewood who have been married for 50 years. It sells out quickly, so please make sure to buy your tickets early.

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50th Anniversary Celebration

50th Anniversary

Come out to our 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, February 24 at 5:00 p.m. in the Clubhouse. This event is to celebrate the couples at Tanglewood who have been married for 50 years. Tickets for the event are $10 and include your meal for the evening. This meal sells out quickly, so please make sure to buy your tickets early.

The menu will be your choice of chicken cordon bleu or blackened salmon, plus shrimp cocktail, tossed salad, rice pilaf, mixed vegetables, rolls, cake, and ice cream. Beverages include coffee, tea, or water.

Heartland Games for Active Adults

Heartland

Tanglewood will be hosting bridge, euchre, pickleball, and Mahjongg in the 2018 Heartland Games. We’re happy to partner with South Florida State College to host a portion of this wonderful annual event. Click below to see the schedule of events.

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Heartland Games for Active Adults

Heartland

Tanglewood will be hosting bridge, euchre, pickleball, and Mahjongg in the 2018 Heartland Games. We’re happy to partner with South Florida State College and offer our facilities to host a portion of this wonderful annual event.

Below is the schedule of events for the Heartland Games at Tanglewood:

  • Friday, February 2 at 9:30 a.m.- Bridge, organized by Pat Reich
  • Thursday, February 8 at 9:30 a.m.- Euchre, organized by Carl Mys
  • Saturday & Sunday, February 10 & 11 at 8 a.m.- Pickleball, organized by Tom Stadler
  • Friday, February 16 at 9:30 a.m.- Mahjongg, organized by Sandy Haka

A complimentary lunch will be provided at the four Tanglewood events, along with other snacks. Participants will also receive a dry-fit t-shirt. Medals are awarded in five-year age brackets from 50-54 up to 90+.

Visit the South Florida State College website for complete details. Good luck, everyone!

Kentucky Derby
 

Kentucky derby

Our annual Kentucky Derby Party is Saturday, May 5 from 12-7 p.m. in the Clubhouse. There will be food, interactive race jackpots, games, and entertainment. Tickets are $5.

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Kentucky Derby

Kentucky derby

Our annual Kentucky Derby Party is Saturday, May 5 from 12-7 p.m. in the Clubhouse. There will be food, interactive race jackpots, games, and entertainment. Tickets are $5.

Residents are encouraged to bring side dishes or desserts to share. The main course, utensils, and ice will be provided.

For more information, contact:

  • Jay Ethertron (502) 759-6568
  • Robin Etherton (502) 262-8117

Home & Garden

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It's Not Easy Being Green

Bring some of that outdoor greenery into your living space and breathe a little deeper when you’re indoors this winter. Plus, they are good for your health and brighten your day when you can’t work in your garden outside. This article gives you some recommendations to keep them alive and well, while this article warns how you might kill them with kindness. Good luck!

Fire Ring in the Outback

Grill

Our next Fire Ring in the Outback is set for Thursday, February 8 from 5-7 pm. All food and drinks will be provided by Hometown America, but we suggest residents bring side dishes to share. This is the second and final fire ring event for the year, so don’t miss it!

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Fire Ring in the Outback

Grill

We kicked off our season with Fire Ring in the Outback on November 7, featuring Rick Arnold’s musical talents. We lit up the ring and provided hot dogs and refreshments for all attendants.

Our next Fire Ring in the Outback is set for Thursday, February 8, from 5-7 pm. All food and drinks will be provided by Hometown America, but we suggest residents bring side dishes to share. This is the second and final fire ring event for the year, so don’t miss it!

We will be lighting up the ring and providing hot dogs for those who would like to grill their own. Please bring your cooking utensils for the grill and sides to share with your friends.

There will be beer, wine, sodas, and water. You must have your ID badge to be served.

Rules and Regulations

Signs

As we all know, Florida sees an increase in population during the winter months. Our beautiful community is no exception, which means more cars on the road. Let’s all do our best to obey our community’s traffic laws and keep Tanglewood safe.

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Rules and Regulations

Signs

As we all know, Florida sees an increase in population during the winter months. Our beautiful community is no exception, which means more cars on the road. Let’s all do our best to obey our community’s traffic laws and keep Tanglewood safe.

Below are a few of those regulations, as a reminder. We appreciate everyone's help with this.

  • Please do not speed in excess of posted limits.
  • All cars, motorcycles, mopeds, and any other vehicles must observe the posted speed limits of 17 miles per hour.
  • Mind and obey all stop signs and other posted warnings. Please make sure to make a full stop at all stop signs. We don’t have any rolling stops for the safety of pedestrians and bike riders.

These rules will be enforced for the safety of our residents. Please remember to inform all visiting friends and family about these regulations, too. Thanks!

A Note from our Sales Department

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The Tanglewood sales department would like to thank you for the opportunity to market and sell your homes. We have already seen a significant difference in the average sales price, and we will continue to build value in both the community and your homes.

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A Note from our Sales Department

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The Tanglewood sales department would like to thank you for the opportunity to market and sell your homes. We have already seen a significant difference in the average sales price, and we will continue to build value in both the community and your homes.

Tanglewood is unlike any other community in Central Florida, and we truly have a great story to tell prospective buyers. If you would like to list your home, please visit us at the sales office. We would love the opportunity to maximize your home’s value.

Please stop by to see our newly updated Tanglewood Sales Office and meet our new sales agents, Jay Etherton, Robin Etherton, and Tony Cocco.

Entertainment & Leisure

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The Magazine Appeal

There’s something special about curling up on the couch with a cup of coffee and a great read. If you’re tired of reading the same thing, then rediscover the appeal of magazines. Whether in-hand or on your tablet, these periodicals expose you to a wide range of topics, authors, and writing styles. Here’s a list of the latest top magazines catering to a broad range of interests.

Snow in Sebring!
 

Snow

Residents soaked in the holiday spirit December 3rd at the 10th Annual Christmas Concert and a lighthearted musical, An Unexpected Christmas. Click below to read more of Kristie Plank’s recap of the show and see photos.

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Snow in Sebring!

Snow

Snow? In Sebring?

By Kristie Plank

Over 450 Tanglewood residents and friends accepted the invitation to attend the 10th Annual Christmas Concert given by the Tanglewood Community Church Choir on the evening of December 3.

This year residents joined in singing a mix of the traditional Christmas songs they know and love. They also experienced a surprise visit by Frosty the Snowman. Concert goers found themselves sitting back and enjoying the lighthearted musical, An Unexpected Christmas.

And unexpected it was. The scene is Sebring’s train station. A group of travelers are stranded due to a snow storm. Yes, you read that correctly. Not one of this unlikely mix of folks is happy about the situation.

When the radio announcer (Jim Reynolds) brings this problem to their attention, Alice (Norma Evans) is concerned about her kids being home alone. Daphne (Linda Reynolds) is bored with her seatmates and just wants to get on her way. Greg (Gregg Schneider) is on his way to church where he is to be the narrator of the Christmas program. And Hank, good ole Hank (Jay Etherton), is just a goofball! Others waiting out the storm in the train station were Linda Sewell, Lois Williams, Marilyn Jones, and Kay Bullock. As the wait in the train station lengthens, it isn’t long before a debate begins about the Christmas story and the miracle of Jesus.

The choir, which is made up of local folks who like to sing, adds the musical dimension to the play. It is directed by Janice Arden, who has been planning this concert for months. Accompanists Merry Mary Fulton-Kelley and Ruth Pickell put in many, many hours into the show as well. Last but not least, Cheryl Burnham directed the play portion of An Unexpected Christmas.

A special thank you goes out to Scott Donaldson and Steve Batey for their efforts with lighting and sound and Robin Etherton for his work as the visual technician, a behind the scene job to keep everyone in the right place and the right time.

If laughter and smiles are any indicator of the success of the evening, An Unexpected Christmas and its joy-filled message was a huge hit.

Go Volunteer!
 

Volunteer

Volunteering your time to a good cause provides countless rewards. It’s your chance to make the world a better place, even if only a little bit. So, what’s your hidden talent? How can you help others this month? Click below to get ideas of volunteer opportunities you can partake in.

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Go Volunteer!

Volunteer

Volunteering your time to a good cause provides countless rewards. It’s your chance to make the world a better place, even if only a little bit. So, what’s your hidden talent? How can you help others this month?

  • • The Arts- Volunteers are always needed to help at art galleries, theatres, and concert halls. You can work as an usher or stagehand, help with costuming, or welcome patrons in the ticket office. Some organizations also need photographers or artists as creative help. Don’t miss an opportunity to let your artistic side run wild.
  • • Hospitals- Most hospitals rely on the kindness of volunteer staff to keep things running smoothly. You can help do paperwork, run gift shops, and cheer up sick patients. Some hospitals even need volunteers to help in the NICU and rock babies to sleep! Not only is this a great way to help people in need, but it also provides a satisfaction like no other.
  • • Animals- Animal shelters are always in need of someone to lend a hand. Other animal-based volunteer opportunities include pet sitting or dog walking. If you have a way with pets, there are plenty who need the love and attention of a caring person.
  • • Trade Skills- Quality services such as carpentry, electrical work, and other contracting skills are hard to find. If you have these trade skills, seek out nonprofits that build homes or help folks in financial trouble. You can also contribute wherever our own community may need some sprucing up. Handy-man skills are hard to come by and in high-demand, so let people know you are willing and ready to help.
  • • Outdoors- Opportunities in the great outdoors are plentiful. Many parks and recreational facilities use volunteer help for routine maintenance, for class instruction, as nature walks guides, and at information desks. If you love the outdoors, volunteering at your local park may be the activity for you.
  • This is only the beginning of service options available. If you see someone that can use your help, all you have to do is offer! For more information on volunteer opportunities, check out these helpful links:

Drive Safe and Smart

Man driving

When was the last time you updated your car? AAA reports that almost 90 percent of seniors fail to make adjustments to their vehicles than improve safety while driving. No worries, read on to see their list of simple changes you can make.

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Drive Safe and Smart

Man driving

AAA reports that almost 90 percent of seniors fail to make adjustments to their vehicles than improve safety while driving. The national auto club group looked at 12 vehicle modifications they believe keep seniors safer on roads, and found that fewer than nine percent of drivers reported using any of the devices in their vehicles.

According to the study, working with a trained technician is imperative to safety behind the wheel. Almost 90 percent of those studied reported that they did not work with a trained professional to install the modification, a key recommendation by both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

Take advantage of these low-cost changes and vehicle features to help reach your next destination safely. (And remember to work with a professional to make the modifications!)

  • • Add steering wheel covers- This simple item can improve your grip of the wheel, especially if you have arthritis
  • • Install convex or multifaceted mirrors- It’s a crucial addition than can minimize blind spots and increase visibility
  • • Insert pedal extensions- These extensions to both gas and break pedals allow drivers to remain a safe distance from detonating airbags.
  • • Purchase seat pads and cushions- Who doesn’t want to alleviates hip and back pain?
  • • Install hand controls- This type of adaptive equipment allows drivers to regain independence and to be in control of their own transportation without using lower extremities.

In-vehicle technologies that improve safety are expected to become more standard in the future. To read the full AAA study and discover further information, click here.

Travel

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Improve Your Cruising Technique

Ahoy! Cruising season is upon us, so there’s no better time to plan your experience than now. (And we’re not talking about your buffet line technique.) Travel channel lists seven ways you can improve your cruise, from trying new amenities on-board to extending your fun off-shore. Based on your port calls, these tips can set you sailing toward a fabulous vacation!

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
 

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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.