A 55+ Community in Middleborough, Massachusetts

August - September 2020

Edition No. 29

Welcome!

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Manager's Corner
 

Eric

Throughout the spring and early summer, we’ve encountered a lot of change and uncertainty about the future. Keep reading for a special message from Community Manager, Eric, discussing the future of our community and how you can safely enjoy everything Oak Point has to offer.

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Manager's Corner

Eric

Dear Homeowners,

Throughout the spring and early summer, we’ve encountered a lot of change and uncertainty about the future. As we receive guidance, we are doing our best to open up some amenities for your enjoyment. I hope you all get a chance to enjoy some fresh air in the nice weather.

We are continuing to update and improve some of our outdoor amenities such as the tennis courts, putting green and horseshoe pit. Please keep up with reading your email as we will continue to notify you of any changes and further openings along the way.

We are currently working hard to answer all your calls and concerns. Please reach out to me directly by phone or email with any questions, comments, or concerns.

Sincerely,
Eric Hurt
General Manager

Office Closed
 

We're closed

This is a friendly reminder that the Management Office will be closed on Monday, September 7 in observance of Labor Day. Thank you!

Food

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Snacks for the Sniffles

Have you ever heard the saying, “you are what you eat”? When it comes to our health, it’s true! We can boost our immune systems just by choosing different options to incorporate into our daily diets. Whether you’re looking for new snacks or recipes to satisfy the whole family, there are a ton of possibilities out there to help you stay healthy.

Selling Your Home?

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Interested in selling your home? While we’re sad to see you go, our team is here to help you through every step of the process. Keep reading for the full list of benefits to listing your home with the Oak Point’s Sales Team.

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Selling Your Home?

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Interested in selling your home? While we’re sad to see you go, our team is here to help you through every step of the process.

When you list your home with the Oak Point’s Sales Team, you will gain access to:

  • Sales Agents dedicated to selling your home quickly, professionally and for what it’s worth.
  • Advertising methods such as resident referrals programs, digital marketing, multiple listing service, and placement on our exclusive Hometown America/Oak Point website.
  • Trusted and experienced professionals to show your home to potential buyers.
  • A team dedicated to handle the paperwork and community approvals so you don’t have to.

Most people who call us and/or walk into our Sales Office inquire about homes for sale before contacting others outside realtors. Don’t miss out on these potential buyers!

Call us today at (508) 923-0002 for your comparative marketing analysis.

Happy
Pup-dates!

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We’d like to give a warm Oak Point welcome to our newest, and quite possibly cutest resident, Parker! Parker is a service dog in-training learning alongside resident Jane Hall. Keep reading to learn more about how Parker became an Oak Point resident and what his future holds.

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Happy Pup-dates!

Puppy dog

In March, our new friend Rea Samuels of the NEADS Service Dog Program came in to do an orientation on their puppy raising program. They breed and train certified service dogs for people with a wide range of disabilities with the help of community volunteers. We had a wonderful turnout of people and we even had several residents very interested in volunteering with the program.

Since that time, we are excited to announce that resident Jane Hall was accepted into the program and picked up our newest, and quite possibly cutest resident, Labrador puppy Parker in June, pictured above. Due to COVID-19, Jane is virtually training with Parker from her home twice a week. We can’t wait to see future updates from Parker, Jane, and the folks at NEADS Service dogs as Parker continues to grow and is eventually matched with the person he will be helping. Stay tuned for future newsletters as we follow along with Parker’s story.

Stimulus
Check Tips

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As government stimulus checks begin to roll in, you may be thinking about what you should do with yours. Keep reading to learn a few helpful tips on how you can use these additional funds to your advantage.

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Stimulus Check Tips

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As government stimulus checks begin to roll in, you may be thinking about what you should do with yours. Whether it’s paying bills, investing, or spending it on that special wish list item, it all comes down to what is best for your wealth health.

NBC News recently compiled a helpful list of 5 must-know tips before spending your stimulus. Read through them below before making your spending decision, you might just change you mind.

  1. Make sure you have the necessities. First and foremost, make sure you are stocked up on the things you need like food, medicine, and other additional supplies. If you’re not, it can be a good idea to use your stimulus check to restock these items.
  2. Work with financial institutions. If necessary, you can use your check to pay any debts you might have, but check with your financial institutions first. Many banks and credit card companies are deferring payments and waiving fees, so make sure to check with them first before dropping a large payment.
  3. Save your money. If you have no immediate need for your stimulus check, consider saving it or using it to get yourself out of debt. This can be a great way to reduce future financial strain.
  4. Deal with your finances now. It can be tempting to avoid your financial problems until they become an immediate issue, but that will only lead to future stress. Get your finances in order now and figure out the best use for your stimulus money rather than wait until an issue arises.
  5. Give your money. If you are in a stable place financially, consider giving the money to someone in need. Many charities are readily accepting donations, or you could even consider helping a friend or family member who is struggling right now.

We hope these tips helped give you some viable options on how your stimulus check can go to good use. Stay safe and stay healthy!

Your Health

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Telemedicine Tips

Getting quality medical care has never been easier. If you are frustrated with scheduling and attending doctors’ appointments just for answers to a few questions, Telemedicine services are a powerful tool for you to utilize. Get prescriptions, care, and referrals all from the comfort of your home.

Online Book
Clubs

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There’s nothing quite like starting a brand-new book. Many online book clubs are now allowing readers the opportunity to connect, hear from the writers themselves, and try out new genres. There’s no better time to find your next literary obsession.

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Online Book Clubs

A collection of books

There’s nothing quite like starting a brand-new book. With new characters to get attached to and fresh worlds to immerse yourself in, there’s no better time to find your next obsession. Many online book clubs are now allowing readers the opportunity to connect, hear from the writers themselves, and try out new genres. There’s truly something for everyone!

Whether you are a woman looking for a casual group to talk to other female bibliophiles, someone looking to broaden their knowledge with award-winning titles, or looking for novels to help you make sense of the world itself, there’s a book club for it.

Another great feature of virtual book clubs are that they offer different levels of interactivity. If you’re simply looking for a list of recommended books on the same subject, you can find a club for that. If you enjoy reading or listening to what others have to say about a book but you’re not looking to discuss yourself, you can. If you like the best of both worlds, you’ll easily be able to find a host of groups that will allow you to share your opinion and converse with your fellow readers.

While it can be difficult to find people with similar interests to you, online book clubs might be the answer. They are a great way to immerse yourself in new literature and conversations with people across the globe without leaving the comfort of your home.

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!

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.

Home & Garden

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Increase Your Home Value

Many people say their homes are extensions of themselves, so while you improve yourself all the time, don’t forget to put in a little TLC into the space around you. From adding small details like a new paint color and fixtures to enhancing you curb appeal, you’ll start to see your home’s value grow in no time.

 
 
 

Experiences

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Stay and Play

A vacation doesn’t always mean traveling to some far-off destination. There are a lot of things you can do from your own home that provide the same level of relaxation and fun as a traditional escape. From creating your own film festival to treating yourself to luxurious linens, the options are endless.

 
 
 

Entertainment & Leisure

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2020’s Best Podcasts

Podcasts - the latest and greatest craze to hit our streaming platforms over the last year; but what does that mean for you? From informational to comedic satire, there is something for every taste! Get started by checking out Good Housekeeping’s list of the best podcasts for 2020.