A 55+ Community in N. Fort Myers, Florida

May - June 2022

Edition No. 21

Welcome!

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Manager's Corner
 

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We have added to our staff in the community office. Read on to meet Fredda and Donna, who are here to help serve your need around the community.

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Manager's Corner

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It’s hard to believe another season has come and gone. A fond farewell to our snowbird friends. We wish you all safe travels.

We have added to the friendly faces you see in the community office. Meet our new Office Manager, Fredda Bain, and receptionist, Donna Moone (both pictured below). Feel free to come by the office to introduce yourself and say hi as they begin to settle into their new roles.

Sincerely,
Julie
Community Manager



Office Closed
 

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The Community Office will be closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. However, the sales office may be open. Be sure to check with them about appointments or tours.

Food

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Patriotic Popsicles

Summer calls for poolside conversations, suntan lotion, and good eats! There’s nothing better than a cold treat on a hot day. Next time the temperature spikes, try making these red, white, and blue popsicles to cool off in high spirits.

Sales Update
 

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While we always hate to see you go, the Del Tura sales team is here to help you sell (or buy)! Head to the office today to learn more about why listing with our sales team benefits you and read on for a message from the team.

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Sales Update

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Homes are selling left and right, and there is no better time to list than now!

If you’re thinking of listing, please give our Sales Office a call. We visit with countless buyers daily coming to our office to look for homes and move into Del Tura. We employ all the right kinds of media to sell your home, we understand the lifestyle and fees, and most importantly, we’re invested in maximizing your return on your home.

Call us at (239) 731-3330 or stop by our Sales Office and see Cindy for Listings or Susan and Betty for Sales.

Capital Improvements

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We hope you like the new look of our newly painted Clubhouse! Be on the lookout as we will be working on numerous projects over the summer. The new projects will begin soon and require minimal traffic, ensuring our community stays in tip-top shape.

Yard of the Quarter

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This issue’s Yard of the Quarter award goes to Steve and Sandra Gove of 305 San Remo Lane. Congratulations Steve and Sandra, thank you for taking such pride in your homesite!

Your Health

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Orange You Glad It’s Summer?

Oranges are one of the most popular citrus fruits on the market, and for good reason: they’re sweet, tangy, and refreshing. They contain high levels of Vitamin C to boost your immune system and keep your skin healthy. This summer, try slicing or blending more delicious oranges into your diet!

Upcoming Events
 

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We will never get tired of getting together with our residents for great events and even better times. In May and June, we will be hosting two dances with some great live music and a pancake breakfast. Read on to learn more about these upcoming events.

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Upcoming Events

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On Saturday, May 21 we will be having a dance featuring Wayward Souls in the Starlight Ballroom at 7:00 pm.

On Wednesday, June 18 we will be having another dance featuring Brylcreem. This event will begin at 7:00 pm in the Starlight Ballroom.

On Wednesday, June 4 the HOA will be hosting a pancake breakfast from 8:00 am – 11:00 am in the starlight Ballroom. The cost for the breakfast is $7 for advance and $10 at the door.

Restaurant Review
 

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The Captain’s Table at Fisherman’s Village in Punta Gorda is the perfect spot for a nice dinner out. Situated right on the water the view is breathtaking and the food is fantastic. The service is awesome as well. They have an extensive menu from fish to steak and anything else imaginable.

Past Events Recap
 

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We have had some fun times recently in Del Tura. Read on for a quick recap of the events and to see the pictures!

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Past Events Recap

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On Thursday, February 24, a street party was held in the Clubhouse parking lot. There was a food truck and a DJ! Residents from throughout the community all came together and had a blast. With such a great turnout we hope to have more soon, perfect for the summertime right upon us (images below)!

Over several weeks in February Del Tura hosted a CERT Class for residents (images below).



Home & Garden

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Feng Shui Your Room

Feng shui is an ancient Chinese philosophy that emphasizes arranging your home in a way that balances its energy. For example, adding a rug at the edge of your bed is said to provide comforting and calming energy. Incorporate feng shui rules into your bedroom and see if you notice any changes!

Resident Spotlight
 

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This issue’s resident spotlight is Rob Monroy. Rod has lived in Del Tura since 2011, and we are happy to have him as a resident. Read on to learn more about Rob and be sure to wave when you see him around the community.

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Resident Spotlight

Resident spotlight

Rod has been a full-time resident of Del Tura since 2011. He enjoys the relaxed lifestyle, wonderful neighbors and friends, and beautiful golf courses.

He was born and raised in Orange County, California, and remained in CA until he completed his A.B. in Zoology at Humbolt State, CA.

Upon completing his undergraduate degree, Rod joined the USAF where he was a Navigator on KC-135s and C-141s. When he left Active Duty, Rod completed his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Case Western Reserve University OH. Then it was back to Active Duty – this time as a US Navy Medical Service Corps Officer.

Rod retired from the military after 35 years of active and reserve service. Rod has been married for 40 years to Maureen. He is the father of five children and grandfather to eight.

Science has been the focus of his career, starting with the Navy where he investigated stem cell therapies with bone marrow transplantation in anima models and biotherapeutic proteins for the regeneration of the bone marrow and immune system after exposures to radiation or toxic gasses.

When he left the military and entered the Biotech industry in Boston, he continued to develop therapies for xenotransplantation of pig organs into non-human primates with the goal of placing them into humans. This work continued as he worked with additional companies where he was involved with the clinical development of cellular therapies for cancer, immune disorders, and inborn errors of metabolism.

For the past 5 years, Rod has been involved with the clinical development of cell, tissue, and organ replacement therapies using genetically engineered pig donors. He is currently working with a product that uses pig donor skin for the treatment of severe burns. This is in clinical trials.

Be Prepared
 

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Hurricane season begins on June 1, and your Hometown America team wants to make sure you’re ready no matter what Mother Nature has in mind. Keep reading for information on what to expect should disaster strike, as well as some resources on what you should do to be prepared.

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Be Prepared

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June 1 officially kicks off hurricane season in Florida. Are You Ready? To be better prepared in the event of a hurricane, the Hometown America team has organized and put together this information to help you, our residents, and the HOA in understanding areas of responsibility in preparation and clean up when a disaster strikes.

It is easy to expect Hometown America to assume responsibilities when a disaster strikes. However, many of the responsibilities in preparation and clean up belong to the homeowner. This memo clearly defines what areas of responsibility are those of our residents, the homeowners, and what areas are the responsibilities of Hometown America. It also provides you with guidance on specific content, that you and your family will need to develop and include in your own personal emergency plan.

First, as a resident of a Hometown America community, we are asking that you provide us with emergency contact information in the event we need to reach you or someone in your family in the event of an emergency. Although you may have filled out a similar form in the past, it is critical that our records be updated with the most current emergency contact and insurance information. Please ask your office for an Emergency Registration Form to fill out and return to the community manager as soon as possible.

There are many resources and guides available to help all of us be better prepared for hurricane season. Based on previous year’s experiences, Hometown America has put together a handout for our residents which lists four important safety and preparedness steps that you, the homeowner, are urged to follow prior to the event of a hurricane.

  • Step 1: Create a Family Emergency Plan
  • Step 2: Assemble an Emergency Supplies Kit
  • Step 3: Family Evacuation Plan
  • Step 4: Prepare for High Winds

In addition to the handout, and as expressed above, Hometown America has outlined below the responsibilities of the residents, the homeowners in our community, as well as the responsibilities of Hometown America, the community owner.

The homeowner/resident is directly responsible for the following:

  • Prior to going North, remove all yard debris, ornaments, patio furniture or any lose items
  • Once a storm is being tracked it is the resident’s responsibility to remove all yard debris, ornaments and patio furniture to prevent them from blowing around (for year-around residents)
  • If mandatory evacuation is ordered, all residents and community personnel must leave the property and not return until the County clears any curfews and roadways have been cleared
  • Residents must complete an emergency registration form (available in the office)
  • Residents should keep all important papers (including insurance information) with them (not left behind in the home during an evacuation)
  • Residents should have temporary housing and food in the event their home is damaged and/or the community does not have utilities or facilities
  • Residents will be responsible for the immediate clean up and debris removal of their home site
  • Residents will be responsible for the timely repairs to their homes should they become damaged
  • Residents will be responsible for the removal of their home should it be destroyed
  • Residents will be responsible for the immediate removal of trees, stumps or debris that is located either on their home or on their home site
  • Residents will be responsible for the immediate removal of any loose aluminum or sharp debris to prevent injuries
  • Residents should report to the office after the storm to ensure their safety and to assist with accessing property damage and collection of insurance information
  • Residents are responsible for contacting FEMA, insurance companies, and other social and county organizations for assistance
  • Residents are responsible for tarping their roofs and for making immediate emergency repairs in order to prevent further damage to their homes
  • In the event of a disaster to their property and/or community property, residents are responsible for their lot rent and all monthly obligations until the home site it totally cleared if home is destroyed
  • Residents are responsible to hire only licensed and insured vendors to make necessary repairs to their damaged property, as well as pull all required permits

Hometown America will be directly responsible for the following items and/or will assist with in the event of a disaster:

  • Establishment of ongoing communications channels for residents and employees and their relatives and friends
  • Clearing of debris from the streets and common areas to facilitate access by emergency vehicles as well as resident and staff ingress and egress
  • Assessment of damages to facilities and community structures
  • Restoration of community-owned utilities on a temporary basis and as soon as possible, on a permanent basis
  • Establishment of patrol (employee, volunteer and/or paid contractor) where deemed appropriate to prevent looting
  • Removal of debris from common areas
  • Evaluation and repairs to community facilities and equipment
  • Outreach to federal, state, and local relief agencies for the benefit of residents and the company
  • Positive response to media inquiry and adverse publicity
  • Timely repair of company-owned facilities, improvements, vehicles and equipment
  • Timely restoration of company-owned landscaping

Hometown America is not responsible for but may assist to the extent reasonably feasible with:

  • Assistance locating temporary housing, food, and medical treatment for residents in need
  • Assistance organizing homesite clean-up with resident authorization and assignment of insurance benefits applicable to the clean-up
  • Home repair by creating a forum for residents to deal with licensed and insured contractors
  • Destroyed home removal by creating a forum for residents to deal with licensed and insured contractors and/or by directly arranging for removal with homeowner approval and payment or assignment of insurance proceeds for removal
  • Spontaneous outreach with occasional assistance, such as drinking water, coffee, food, and other events or services

If anyone has any questions concerning the information provided and listed above, please contact your community office during business hours.

Plan Your Day
 

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Planners are great tools for organizing your busy life’s many responsibilities. Physical planners help you visualize your tasks for the day, track your habits, and keep you accountable for staying productive. Keep reading for some ways you can make the most out of your planner.

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Plan Your Day

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Have you ever made a to-do list in your head and forgotten to get everything done? Relying on your mind to remember important tasks can be overwhelming and lead to forgetfulness. Using a planner is one of the best ways to stay on track with your goals while reducing stress.

If you’re not already a planner person, getting started is easy! Establishing a planner routine is crucial to staying organized and on top of your tasks, and these tips can help you get started. Start by taking ten minutes before bed every night to write your to-do list for the next day. Then, you can rest easy and refer to the list in the morning instead of wasting time feeling overwhelmed about your obligations.

Another way to stay organized with your planner is to categorize tasks by day, week, and month, following these eight steps. Most planners have separate sections where you can break up your to-do list over time instead of feeling swamped with one huge list. It can also be helpful to use colorful pens and highlighters to separate your tasks into categories!

Remember, the only way to successfully utilize a planner is to refer to it regularly. When you purchase your planner, make sure that it isn’t too big to carry around and that you leave it in an easy-to-remember place. You can even decorate your planner to make it more enjoyable to use!

Everyone is different with their organizational style. Try to find a planner that works for you, and don’t forget to have fun with it! Happy planning!

Experiences

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Stroll Through Time

Spend a hot day this summer indoors by visiting a museum. You may find yourself admiring art painted 500 years ago in a European castle or standing in the presence of a treasured artifact worth millions. Museum Finder helps you find museums of all sizes near you, no matter your interest.

Fitness for You
 

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If you’re looking to get into fitness but don’t know which kind of exercise suits you best, take a look at your lifestyle! Whether you love being active outside or prefer a cozy day at home, keep reading to learn more about your new favorite workout.

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Fitness for You

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Research has shown that a sedentary lifestyle is linked to many health issues, including cardiovascular disease. But don’t worry, there are plenty of simple ways to adopt a more active lifestyle! No matter what type of workout you enjoy, there are countless ways for you to be more fit and get moving.

Do you love being outside? Start going for daily walks through your community! You can even get a group of friends together for a group walk and a social outing at the same time. Not interested in walking? Check out these fun activities that can help you get active.

Love to cook? Plant a garden and grow ingredients that you can use in your next recipe! After all, there is nothing more satisfying than getting outside and moving to grow ingredients that you can enjoy in your next meal.

Are you a TV watcher? Believe it or not, there are ways to make watching TV active. Use commercial breaks to stand up and stretch or multitask by folding your laundry while watching your favorite show!

There are also other simple ways to get moving without making drastic changes to your daily life. Start by parking a bit further from the grocery store to get your steps in while you walk through the parking lot. You can also opt to take the stairs instead of the elevator to get that heart rate up.

There are countless other ways to find your favorite way to stay active. Challenge yourself to make a change in your routine, your physical and mental health will thank you!

Connect with Us
 

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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!

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 (800) 206-2753 for a quote.

Entertainment

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Riddle Me This

Brain teasers like riddles are a fun way to keep your mind sharp and entertained. Here’s a riddle for you: a man rode into town on Friday and left two days later on Friday. How is this possible? Take a moment to think about it. Ready for the answer? His horse’s name was Friday!