A 55+ Community in North Fort Myers, Florida

March - April 2020

Edition No. 25

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Manager's Corner
 

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With the 2020 season well under way, our community has already experienced some great events! Keep reading for a special thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Resident Appreciation Day a huge success.

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Manager's Corner

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With the 2020 season well under way, our community has already experienced some great events! Our western-themed Residents Appreciation Day was a huge success and we want to thank everyone that helped put the event together. It would not have been possible without so many wonderful volunteers.

As a quick reminder, please remember that driving a golf cart in our community requires a driver’s license. We know it is tempting to allow our younger family members to take the wheel, but for safety reasons, and as part of our rules and regulations, it is not allowed.

Be healthy and happy as we spring towards summer!

Sincerely,
Cathy Winfree
Community Manager

Daylight
Saving Time

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It’s time to spring forward! Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 8. Remember to set your clocks ahead by one hour.

Food

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Feed Your Brain

The food we eat has an impact on our entire body – including the brain. When it comes to our mental health, we all want to stay as focused as we can. Keep yourself sharp with these nutritious and tasty foods.

Upcoming Events
 

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We have a full line-up of weekly and special events happening this month that you won’t want to miss! Keep reading for the full March/April schedule.

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Upcoming Events

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Monday
Water Aerobics – 9 a.m.
Aggravation – 7 p.m.

Tuesday
Bridge – 12:30 p.m.
Spanish class – 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday
Water Aerobics – 9 a.m.
Cribbage – 2 p.m.
Mah Jongg – 6 p.m.

Thursday
Table Tennis – 2 p.m.
Men’s Billiards – 6 p.m.

Friday
Water Aerobics – 9 a.m.

Saturday
Coffee – 8 a.m.

Second Saturday
Pancake Breakfast – 7:30 a.m.

Resident Appreciation Day

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Yee-haw! What an amazing time we all had at this year’s western-themed Resident Appreciation Day. We’d like to thank everyone that came out! Keep reading for a full recap of all the day’s fun.

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Resident Appreciation Day

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Yee-haw! What an amazing time we all had at this year’s western-themed Resident Appreciation Day. We’d like to thank everyone that came out! It was a rodeo that no one wanted to miss. Our residents enjoyed playing poker and bingo, participated in a treasure hunt, and danced the night away to our awesome DJ! The best part, Burger Q catered with an assortment of tasty barbeque as we honored our resident, Fred Puhlfuerst.

We hope everyone had a great time - we sure did!

Musical Comedy: Spittin' Image

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We hope everyone enjoyed the musical comedy event, Spittin’ Image, on January 19. Our sides were certainly splitting as we listened to the Swabb brother’s homegrown music and comedy. A special thank you to the Tara Woods Sound and Light Committee for putting on a great event.

Your Health

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What's Up, Doc?

This time of year, has many people opting to switch up their healthcare providers. Whether it’s due to a new medical plan or the need to change to a specialist, people are researching doctors online more than ever before. Make sure you’re researching the right way with these best practices.

Sales Update
 

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Still haven’t found your perfect home? We still have available space for you! Come tour one of our brand-new, turn key model homes, or custom build your home on one of our open lots. Call Mary at (239) 223-4170 to set up a tour.

Annual Golf Invitational

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It’s time to go for par on Monday, March 30 at the Annual Tara Woods Golf Invitational. Tee off starts at 8 a.m. sharp! This event is free for our residents and we’ll host an awards banquet and lunch after the event. We hope to see you there.

Unique Antiques
 

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We’ve all heard the saying “some things just get better with age,” and there’s nothing like an antique to truly bring that saying to life. Purchasing antiques has never been easier. Keep reading to learn where you can obtain your next discussion piece.

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Unique Antiques

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We’ve all heard the saying “some things just get better with age,” and there’s nothing like an antique to truly bring that saying to life. Regardless of whether you’ve been trying to find something similar to a friend’s piece or want to branch out with something of your own, it’s never been easier to purchase antiques online and have them show up right to your door.

Extend beyond your everyday décor – every antique piece has a story behind it. When you add this type of treasure to your home, its story becomes yours and makes for great a conversation piece for when family and guests come to visit.

If you’re already an antique connoisseur, you’re probably well versed on the fact that quality antiques are hard to find. Searching for that perfect piece takes a great deal of time, effort, and digging through flea markets and consignment shops. However, online shopping has changed the game and the piece you’ve been longing for is just a few clicks away.

It’s really that easy! Kick back, relax, and find that special element that will bring your space that much closer to perfection.

Home & Garden

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Back and Blooming

Spring cleaning isn’t just for your closets, but for your garden too! No matter what is in your flower beds, everything will need some TLC after the cold winter months. To keep your plot in tip-top shape, check out these 12 essential tips.

Catch the Latest Flick

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Looking for a new binge-worthy show, a movie to watch with the grandkids, or wanting to see what all the new film’s hype is about? There’s great content at your fingertips. Keep reading to learn how you can stay updated on the latest and greatest in film and television.

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Catch the Latest FLick

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Looking for a new binge-worthy show, a movie to watch with the grandkids, or wanting to see what all the new film’s hype is about? There’s great content at your fingertips. From Netflix to the theaters near you, there’s never been a better time to be entertained.

Popular streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and many more are constantly updated with new content. For those who prefer watching their shows on traditional cable, check out T.V. Guide for an up-to-date schedule for all favorite shows and maybe even acquire your next obsession. If you’re looking to get out of the house to catch a movie, Fandango posts current theater listings and times, lets you buy tickets, and gives critic ratings on all the latest films.

With all of these resources, boredom is a thing of the past. So grab some friends, butter your popcorn, and settle in for a night of entertainment, no matter where you are or what you’re in the mood for.

Come Socialize
 

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Join us on social media through Facebook to stay updated, see pictures from the latest community event, and connect with neighbors. Our community page is also a great place to learn about sales specials and enter fun contests. Follow us today!

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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Riding the Rails

There was once a time when more people opted to travel via train than airplanes. While planes are still popular in their own right, scenic train rides are becoming the new way to take a quick and scenic vacation. Rediscover the love of locomotive travel with these 6 unforgettable trips.

SafeHaven Insurance

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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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Money Saving Activities

After spoiling your loved ones during the holidays, it’s time to save money and revisit your budget. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with friends and family! Try entertaining them with these easy activities to do on a budget.