A 55+ Community in N. Fort Myers, Florida

May - June 2020

Edition No. 9

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Manager's Corner
 

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Through the past month, we’ve encountered a lot of change and uncertainty about the future. Though at times it might seem scary, we are all in this together. Keep reading for a special message from our Community Manager, Fred.

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Manager's Corner

Fred

Dear Residents,

As the situation with the pandemic continues to evolve, we are following the updated guidelines set by local, state and federal government officials to do our part to help fight the spread of the virus and flatten the curve.

We are also looking for opportunities, when permissible, to help bring some of our amenities back online. Beginning Saturday, April 18th, we will be reopening the Del Tura golf courses to members only. The courses will still be closed to the public. The Pro Shop will remain closed and tee times will be handled via phone, by calling (239) 731-7814.

The remainder of the outdoor amenities, including the tennis courts and shuffleboard, will remain closed at this time. With our operational changes in effect, social distancing can be adhered to throughout a round of golf unlike the other activities and amenities. In addition, the state of Florida’s stay-at-home order for the month of April considers golf as an essential business, and many surrounding local golf courses have legally remained open over the past month.

We know this is not an easy time for anyone and social distancing practices can feel isolating and overwhelming. But these measures are based on state, county and city guidelines, as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidance for preventing the spread of the virus.

To learn more about what you can do to protect yourself and our community, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html

According to the CDC, older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions, such as heart, kidney or lung disease, diabetes or suppressed immune systems seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself and your families.

Additionally, health officials are recommending that everyone take the same steps to protect against COVID-19 as are taken to prevent the spread of everyday illnesses like the common cold or flu:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based (at least 60%) hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home if you are sick. If you have a fever, please stay home until you are fever-free for 24-hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze, or use a tissue, and then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using disinfectant cleaning spray or disinfectant wipes.

Thank you very much for your continued cooperation as we try to make every effort to protect the health and safety of our communities.

Sincerely,

Fred Taylor
Community Manager

Office Closed
 

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As of March 16, all community common areas and facilities are closed, along with the suspension of all Hometown America and resident sponsored events (no matter their size) until further notice. All operations and sales offices are now closed, but you can reach out to them by phone or email. We apologize but we are no longer allowing appointments.

Food

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Making the Most

When life gets hectic, grocery shopping is the last thing on your mind, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still make a delicious dinner. From soup to stir-fry, you’d be surprised just how many dishes you can make from what is already in your pantry.

Online Grocery Delivery

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In today’s age, there are many online options to have your favorite groceries delivered right to your door. From Amazon to Petco, these retailers and many more are jumping on the band wagon. See if your favorite store is on the list by clicking here.

Comedy Hypnosis Show

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Comedy Hypnosis and Merchant Silver show on March 14. We had a blast watching our friends and neighbors fall under the hypnotist’s spell. We can’t wait for their next visit!

Get Invested in Investing

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No matter what is happening in the world, investing can work for anyone who has the proper tools, guidance, and know-how. Are you ready to have your money start working for you? Keep reading to learn tips from expert advisors.

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Get Invested in Investing

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No matter what is happening in the world, investing can work for anyone who has the proper tools, guidance, and know-how. There are many resources available to help you grow your portfolio into one to be proud of.

It’s not uncommon for people to believe that unless you went to school for it, investing is something that is best left to the professionals. While reaching out to a expert is never a bad idea, everyone has the ability to participate in sound investing thanks to the many tools that are out there.

Cultivating a sound portfolio takes a bit of work, but the reward is well worth the effort! Investing is can be done at any stage in one’s life, but is especially fruitful during retirement.

With all of the great resources out there, it’s really that easy to take advantage of all there is to offer and find your inner investor.

Your Health

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Keeping Clean

While regular cleaning and disinfecting can be sizeable tasks, living a healthy and happy life is well worth the effort. Regardless of the time of year, or the bug going around, these great tips are here to help you keep your home clean and germ free no matter what is out there.

Find Your Roots
 

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Have you ever wondered about your ancestors, where they came from, or the impact they had on those around them? Connecting all the branches of your family tree can be a breeze, if you know where to look. Keep reading to discover your roots!

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Find Your Roots

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Have you ever wondered about your ancestors, where they came from, or the impact they had on those around them? There are a ton of tools out there for you to not only discover your roots, but also make it easier for future generations of your family too.

Every branch of your family tree has a story. That’s the beauty of lineage, it’s just as unique as you are. In the past, unless your family kept a detailed history, tracing ties back generations could be a very difficult task. But now, with all of the resources at our disposal, family trees around the world are finally coming together, and yours can to. The best part of this experience is that it’s an adventure the entire family can enjoy together!

Many families take vacations to locations around the world they are tied to, like this one in Ireland where you can browse tons of digital records and even speak privately with onsite genealogists. Once your family tree has fully blossomed, you can finish the adventure by bringing it all together to make it easy for future generations to carry on.

Bringing your family together has never been easier or more fun. There’s no better time than the present to find your next adventure, the family experience you’ve been looking for, and, most of all, your roots.

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 1-800-536-8999 for a quote.

Home & Garden

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Save this Summer

With the summer months upon us, the warm weather we all love brings the inevitable soar of utility bills that we don’t. Luckily, there are many ways to beat the heat without sacrificing your budget or comfort. Check out these 8 ways to lower your bill and trust us, your wallet will thank you.

 
 
 

Travel

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Virtual Thrils

Can’t make it to a theme park anytime soon? Don’t let that spoil your fun. A YouTube channel has compiled favorite attractions from Walt Disney World, Disneyland California, and Universal Studios into virtual 360-degree experiences. There are even rides available that are no longer at the parks. What are you waiting for? Space Mountain, here you come!

 
 
 

Entertainment & Leisure

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Summertime Love

Love has no age limit, and ABC’s hit show “The Bachelor” is ready to show that finding it can happen at any stage of one’s life, including for those 65 and better. Hop along for the ride in this spin-off and see just how possible it is to find love, no matter the season of life. While it’s still in the early stages, learn everything about the new show here.