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West Meadows The Community Newsletter for West Meadows Residents

news VOL.1, ISSUE 15 | DECEMBER 2013

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WEST MEADOWS Ten Reasons to Volunteer for the Association 1. Protect your self-interests. Protect your property values and maintain the quality of life in your community. 2. Correct a problem. Has your car been towed, or do you think maybe maintenance has been neglected? 3. Be sociable. Meet your neighbors, make friends, and exchange opinions. 4. Give back. Repay a little of what’s been done for you. 5. Advance your career. Build your personal resume by including your community volunteer service. 6. Have some fun. Association work isn’t drudgery. It’s fun accomplishing good things with your neighbors. 7. Get educated. Learn how it’s done—we’ll train you. 8. Express yourself. Help with creative projects like community beautification. 9. Earn recognition. If you would like a little attention or validation, your contributions will be recognized and celebrated. 10. Try some altruism. Improve society by helping others. Source: Community Associations Institute

Why Scoop the Poop?

Besides being a nuisance, uncollected dog waste is a serious problem for our association. Next time you’re tempted to leave your dog’s droppings on the lawn, please remember these facts: 1. The Environmental Protection Agency is becoming aggressive about enforcing the Clean Water Act. Our association could be fined if dog waste goes uncollected. 2. Uncollected dog waste may lead to a special assessment. If fined by the EPA, the association could face a potential special assessment that would be levied against all members—not just dog owners. 3. The appearance and quality of the common areas are known to affect home sales—not just whether and for how much they sell, but how quickly. 4. The more residents complain about dog waste, the more time the manager must spend on enforcement rather than serving the association. 5. Uncollected dog waste spreads disease and attracts rodents who feed on pet waste.

Why Do We Need Reserves? Equipment and major components (like the roofs) must be replaced from time to time, regardless of whether we plan for the expense. We prefer to plan and set the funds aside now. Reserve funds aren’t an extra expense—they just spread out expenses more evenly. There are other important reasons we put association monies into reserves every month:

“Whether or not” to me is like “over” to you (and me). 1. Reserve funds meet legal, fiduciary, and professional requirements. A replacement fund may be required by: • Any secondary mortgage market in which the association participates (e.g., Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, VA). • State statutes, regulations, or court decisions. • The community’s governing documents. 2. Reserve funds provide for major repairs and replacements that we know will be necessary at some point in time. Although a roof may be replaced when it is 25 years old, every owner who lives under or around it should share its replacement costs. 3. Reserve funds minimize the need for special assessments or borrowing. For most association members, this is the most important reason. 4. Reserve funds enhance resale values. Lenders and real estate agents are aware of the ramifications for new buyers if the reserves are inadequate. Many states require associations to disclose the amounts in their reserve funds to prospective purchasers. 5. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) requires the community association to disclose its reserve funds in its financial statements. • Source: Community Associations Institute

Source: Community Associations Institute

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel Hosts Community Toy Drive As a non-profit organization, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel is committed to giving back to the community. This means more than providing charity care to those who can’t afford emergency care, it means providing programs that support the health of the community and supporting other organizations who do so, as well. “We believe it is important for us to extend our mission beyond the walls of the hospital and wellness center and support community initiatives that make this a better, healthier place to live,” says President and CEO, Brian Adams. In accordance with that commitment, the hospital provides a number of community outreach activities including health education seminars, screenings and information at onsite

and offsite events. The Healthy Happenings series at the Health & Wellness Center features programs on a variety of health and wellness programs and is open to the community (most programs are free although some have a nominal fee). The hospital also hosted its inaugural Women’s Health & Wellness Day in September with over 700 women in attendance. To provide help to those who lack transportation to access health care, the hospital also supports Pasco County’s Mobile Medical Care Unit with financial support, flu shots and clinical volunteers. The unit serves people who are uninsured or underinsured and don’t have transportation to access health care. Employees and volunteers recently donated over 1000 pairs of socks for those served by the mobile unit. This holiday season, the staff and volunteers at the hospital and health and wellness center wanted to do something more…something beyond providing basic items, something that could help make the holidays special for those 6

who are less fortunate. So the hospital teamed up with Metropolitan Ministries to collect food and toys and serve as a community drop off site for those in the area. “We know that people in this area are so generous and at this time of year, when people want to give back to help others, we want to make it easy and convenient for them,” noted Connie Bladon, executive director of the Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel Foundation. “We ask people in the community to join us and donate new toys for children who might not otherwise get gifts.” The Health & Wellness Center at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel served as a drop off site for food leading up to Thanksgiving and is now collecting toys for children in need. Toy donations can be dropped off between 5 am to 10 pm Monday through Friday and 7 am to 7 pm Saturday and Sunday in the building’s lobby. According to Metropolitan Ministries, the biggest needs are gifts for infants and teenagers. The organization expects to give toys to more than 23,000 children this holiday season. Metropolitan Ministries is a non-profit, nondenominational, faith based organization that provides programs for poor and homeless families. The organization serves residents throughout Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk counties through hot meals and outreach services. Last holiday season alone, the organization served over 22,000 families.

HOW TO DONATE TOYS FOR CHILDREN IN NEED Drop off new, unwrapped toys at the Health & Wellness Center at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel. The center is located on the hospital campus (2600 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Wesley

Chapel) in the Wellness Plaza building and is open from 5 am to 10 pm Monday through Friday and 7 am to 7 pm Saturday and Sunday.

About Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel is an 83 all-private bed hospital. Built from the groundup, this full-service community hospital features expert staff, specialty design and state-of-the art technology built for better patient care. The hospital features state of the art imaging and surgical equipment, much of it first in the region. Services include an emergency department, cardiac care, vascular surgery, orthopedics and sports medicine, women’s services and gynecology, obstetrics, urology and nephrology, outpatient imaging, outpatient physical occupational and speech therapy, The Center for Women’s Health and a free-standing Health & Wellness Center. The hospital’s Wellness Plaza also houses offices for primary care and specialty physicians. Part of the Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital is a leading, not-for-profit health network comprised of 23 hospitals throughout the state. For more information, please visit www.FHWesleyChapel.org.

About Metropolitan Ministries Metropolitan Ministries is a non-profit, nondenominational, faith based organization that faithfully provides answers for poor and homeless families. Founded in 1972 by 13 downtown Tampa Churches, this community supported ministry has earned the trust and support of charitable individuals, volunteers, businesses, churches, synagogues, civic organizations, schools and collaborative partners. Metropolitan Ministries does not depend on government funding and is not a United Way agency. Today, Metropolitan Ministries offers a wide spectrum of supportive services to alleviate suffering, promote human dignity and instill self-sufficiency. As Metropolitan Ministries celebrates over 40 Years of Hope, the Ministries is becoming known beyond the Tampa Bay community as one of America’s most effective and innovative caregivers. Metropolitan Ministries is located at 2002 North Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602. For more information visit www.metromin.org or call 813-209-1000. • WEST MEADOWS NEWS


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Short Sale Solutions Means Rapid Closings in Wesley Chapel By April Genter Famous Celebrities and Winning Athletes have completed this task as an alternative to foreclosure. Forbes Magazine featured an article on Celebrity short sales and bank foreclosures. The 1970’s heart throb and beloved actor/director Burt Reynolds was one of the numerous stars mentioned that listed a short sale in Florida. This goes to show that even famous people are not unscathed by the economy and our housing market. Are you considering a short sale as an alternative to

foreclosure?

You’re not alone. If you have been hit hard by the recent housing and economic crisis and have suffered a hardship which has caused you to fall behind on your mortgage you may be able to qualify for a short sale transaction as an alternative to a foreclosure or the dreaded thought of filing bankruptcy. Cooperating with a short sale in lieu of foreclosure shows integrity in wanting to remedy unfortunate circumstance and you should not feel ashamed. If you are considering whether a short sale is right for you it would be wise to consult a real estate professional, your certified public accountant, and an attorney. In 2013 in Wesley Chapel Florida 21% of the properties that sold were

short sales and 14% of the closed transactions were bank owned properties. The statistic report taken from the Mid Florida Regional MLS data base showed that 49.5% of the short sale properties sold was on the market less than 30 days. Investment groups and individuals paying cash have contributed to the rapid closings on short sales this year. With banks cooperating more effectively and expeditiously with the short sale process Buyers are showing confidence in writing contracts. On Tuesday January 21st 2014 from 7:00PM -9:00PM there will be a free short sale panel discussion held by experienced professionals who have worked with major lenders to halt the foreclosure process and negotiate successful short sales. Among the panelist is Randy Lawrence “Total Short Sale Solutions” who will inspire you with his accomplished professional knowledge on executing successful short sales. and presenters from the “Law Office of Julan Mustafa, P.A.” practicing in Foreclosure Defense, Bankruptcy, Asset Protection, Estate Planning, Debt Settlement/Litigation and Consumer Protection. The discussion will be held at the Seven Oaks Club House at 2910 Sports Core Circle Wesley Chapel Fl 33544. Seating will be limited to 50 people so please RSVP April Genter at 813-230-4851, agenter@tampabay.rr.com April Genter is a licensed Sales Associate with Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. and has listed and sold short sale properties since 2006. •

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THE WELLNESS APPROACH In the United States, we live in a rich and diverse land, allowing for many dietary choices. Often times, however, there are negative effects from this diversity. Some of which are evident over time in food allergies and food sensitivities. If you have recently immigrated to the U.S. you may still maintain some of your traditional diet choices, and therefore, may still be in general good health with a normal body weight. However, for many who have spent the better part of their lives consuming the Standard American Diet, or S.A.D. as it is known, you may be well on your way to becoming part of the staggering rise in obesity and escalating serious health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. The S.A.D. is full of inflammation-producing foods and beverages, often topped off with antacids. Ultimately, your body is set on a rollercoaster of large fluctuations in glucose and hormonal changes. So, how can we achieve healthier bodies? The answer: Work to achieve a balanced, whole-food based diet.

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refined sugar and flour products from your grocery cart and eventually your diet. This may require advanced planning of meals, but it is well worth the effort. Consider it your best health insurance policy!

OK, let’s talk weight.

Set a realistic initial goal for yourself, then set both short and long-term objectives to stick with. Remember, it is better to have 3 smaller meals and 2 snacks than 3 large meals. Don’t forget your daily water intake. The standard recommendation is half a person’s body weight in ounces of water per day (100lbs=50oz.). Dehydration can be perceived as hunger to the brain, causing you to reach for food instead of quenching thirst. Keep a water bottle handy!

Keep moving with exercise! 15 to 20 minutes of movement daily is the minimum activity requirement. It can be at the gym or in the garden, whatever gets you moving. This is an important way to alleviate stress, improve self-esteem and promote emotional well-being. The benefits may be seen in a deeper, more restful sleep, increased range of motion, and fewer stumbles due to a better body awareness

Sleep, 7 to 9 hours of each night is essential! Many people only get that amount of sleep when they are sick….my point exactly! I know that this may sound like an

impossible task with small children in the house, but sleep is important for cellular regeneration and proper brain function. Many men and women lack this vital component to their wellness and suffer physically and emotionally from being so tired. 7 to 9 hours each night!

Even the best diet can use some nutritional support.

The quality of our air, water and depletion of soil nutrients over the course of years has made it nearly impossible to receive all the essential nutrients our bodies need simply from our food intake. Whole food supplements offer a complex array of nutrients and minerals. They are the preferred source over synthetic nutrients. Look for professional products sold through licensed healthcare providers also

As for medications...

There are side effects to many of the medications we take. Many side effects are not as obvious as developing a rash. Often times the effects develop over time, there can be changes in mood and behavior which effects our energy levels and even our relationships. Disturbance in sleep and hormonal cycles and even joint pain can occur over time. Be aware and work with your Doctor to minimize these negative effects. •

“shop the perimeter of the grocery store” & “Fresh is best and raw is even better”. Remember them when shopping. Work gradually to eliminate the processed food,

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We hope that you have found some of this information helpful. At Rosewood Healthcare, the goal is to be your “Healthcare Life Coach”! Working on a patient’s joint and muscle problems is just the tip of the wellness iceberg. If underlying causes aren’t addresses, the condition may return. Call Rosewood today to schedule an appointment for a Spinal Exam and Wellness Consultation. In addition, there are three licensed massage therapists on staff ready to render massages ranging from Neuromuscular, Therapeutic, Pregnancy and Sports-related injuries. WEST MEADOWS NEWS Yours in health, Dr. Sheryl Ballinger


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HEALTH & WELLNESS

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USF Health, this region’s only academic medical center, is a leader in providing the most advanced diabetes care to patients and their families. Our many and diverse patient services and programs give local families access to every facet of care associated with diabetes, from targeted prevention to

resources to help you and your family successfully control your diabetes makes the difference in how well you cope and gives you the tools you need to live a full and vibrant life.

successful management. Diabetes is a life-long chronic illness that requires daily monitoring. The constant need to manage your blood sugar, take your medications, and watch what and when you eat may seem like a burden, but leaving those details unchecked could lead to serious health

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problems. There are two main forms of diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2. Nearly 95 percent of people with diabetes in the United States have Type 2 diabetes – and that number is rising rapidly. In Type 2 diabetes, treatment typically starts with lifestyle changes, but often also includes oral medication and insulin. In Type 1 diabetes, affected individuals lose their ability to make insulin. Lifestyle changes and attention to diet are also critical to management but it is important to know that every patient with type 1 diabetes requires insulin injections (shot or pump) to survive. Many times, by losing weight, eating smart, and increasing your physical activity, you can delay or prevent Type 2 diabetes completely. Recent studies show that people with diabetes who closely monitor their blood sugar levels, make healthful food choices, and maintain a healthy lifestyle are more successful at controlling their diabetes, drastically reduce complications (which means fewer hospitalizations), and they live longer. USF Health offers a full complement of expertise to help patients manage, closely monitor and improve control of diabetes and its many associated illnesses,

such as cardiovascular disease, influenza, pneumonia, retinopathy, neuropathy, and nephropathy, among many others. USF Diabetes Center: The USF Diabetes Center provides educational programs for all individuals affected by diabetes throughout their lives. Clinical programs focus on children, adolescents, adults (Type 1 and Type 2 requiring insulin therapy using injections or an insulin pump) and those with diabetes who are pregnant. Our multidisciplinary team includes pediatric and adult diabetes experts, including physicians, nurse practitioners, dietitians, clinical social workers, psychologists, and support personnel all focused on providing state-of-the- art care enhanced by our clinical research programs aimed at prevention, improving current care, and achieving a cure. USF Health Diabetes Home for Healthy Living: For adults with Type 2 diabetes or adults with Type 1 diabetes who have been diagnosed for at least one year, the USF Health Diabetes Home offers a full array of care to make managing diabetes simpler. Services include on-site lab, retinal scans, metabolic analysis, education classes, automated glucose readings, and customized plans for exercise and nutrition. Other USF diabetes care initiatives include Bringing Science Home, USF Healthy Weight Clinic, TGH/USF Bariatric Center, and the Monsour Executive Wellness Center. Partnering with USF Health diabetes experts is your best choice for controlling diabetes in your life. Visit Health.USF. edu/Doctors or call 813-974-2201 about which location is best for you. • WEST MEADOWS NEWS


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Bedding Plants: To add color to the winter garden, plant masses of petunia, pansy, and snapdragon. Bulbs: Amaryllis is a popular plant for the holiday season. Force it to bloom now or plant outdoors for spring blooms. Herbs: Plant herbs that thrive in cool weather. Some to try are parsley, thyme, sage, dill, fennel, and cilantro. Vegetables: Reliable cool season vegetables to plant this month include celery, cauliflower, lettuce, cabbage, and carrot.

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Bedding Plants: Poinsettias: One of the most popular holiday plants is poinsettia. Enjoy it indoors now, protect it from cold until spring, and then plant in the garden for re-blooming next year. Cold protection: Prepare now to protect tender plants should cold weather threaten. Fungal disease: Continue monitoring for brown patch and large patch fungal diseases until May. Proper cultural practices are key in control. Houseplants: Inspect regularly for pests on indoor plants. Keep in mind that plant specific temperature, light, and humidity are key to ensuring that indoor plants thrive. Soil Test: If plants did not perform as desired this year or new plantings are being planned, a soil test will reveal the specific nutrients that need to be applied. Compost: Composting is environmentally friendly and produces a beneficial soil amendment or mulch. Fallen leaves provide the carbon ingredient needed for successful composting. Pests: While cooler weather generally means fewer pests, some populations actually increase at this time of year. Continue monitoring and treat as needed.

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Registration The 10th season of Buddy Baseball is about to get underway. Buddy Baseball is a noncompetitive recreational league for boys & girls with special needs in the Tampa Bay area. Each player is paired with a Buddy to assist the player as needed. This provides an opportunity like no other for the children with special needs to experience team play and camaraderie. If you know of a child with special needs or would like to volunteer as a Buddy or Coach, on line registration is open until Monday December 30, 2013. www.buddybaseball.org Season: Saturdays, February 15 – April 5, 2014 Buddy Training: Saturday, February 1. 2014 Meet and Greet: Saturday, February 8, 2014 End of Season Party: Sunday, April 13, 2014 Games: Saturdays at either 9:45a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:15 p.m. or 1:30 p.m Location: Temple Terrace Family Recreation Complex Softball Fields Players: Students ages 8 - 22 years old with special needs Buddies: 10 - 18 years old Registration: $30 per players with special needs, $15 for "Buddies" No charge for Coaches (Scholarships are available) Contact Information:

Russ Oberbroeckling, Buddy Baseball Commissioner Phone: (813) 416-5742 E-mail: buddybaseball@verizon.net Website: www.buddybaseball.org •

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Chocolate Pecan Tart

Unlike most pies, this tart is just as good when baked a day ahead as long as it is not refrigerated. 11-inch French Pastry Shell, frozen 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter 1/4 cup honey 3/4 cup dark brown sugar, lightly packed 3 tablespoons granulated sugar

1/3 cup plus 1/4 cup heavy cream 2 cups pecans, coarsely chopped (1/2 pound) 1 1/2 ounces imported bittersweet chocolate, cut into small pieces Cocoa powder and confectioners' sugar Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish

Preheat the oven to 400°. Line the bottom and sides of the frozen pastry shell with foil and fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and weights and bake for about 3 minutes longer to dry out the bottom. Transfer the pan to a rack and let the shell cool to room temperature. Reduce the oven temperature to 350°. In a small saucepan, melt the butter and honey together over high heat. Add the brown and granulated sugars and stir until dissolved, then boil for 1 minute without stirring. Add 1/3 cup of the heavy cream and stir constantly until smooth. Remove from the heat and stir in the chopped pecans. Pour the mixture into the baked pastry shell. If necessary, spread the pecans to evenly distribute them over the bottom of the tart. Bake for about 20 minutes, until bubbles appear around the edges and the center is slightly firm. Transfer the tart to a rack to cool. In a small saucepan, bring the remaining 1/4 cup heavy cream to a boil over high heat. Remove from the heat, add the chocolate and stir until melted. Spread the chocolate evenly over the cooled tart. Decorate the tart. Cut out an 11-inch circle from a piece of parchment or waxed paper. Fold it in eights, then open it and cut out every other wedge, leaving 4 wedges held together at the center. Place it on top of the tart. Using a fine sieve, dust the cocoa over the exposed tart. Carefully lift the paper and shake off excess cocoa. Set the paper over the cocoa-dusted sections and sift confectioners' sugar over the tart. Carefully remove the paper. Remove the rim of the pan and transfer the tart to a serving platter. Place a cluster of mint sprigs in the center of the tart. MAKE AHEAD The recipe can be prepared 1 day ahead through step 4. Leave the tart out at room temperature, uncovered.

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Ron Jarabak, Director, Stone Ridge Ruth Hall, Director, Lakewood Dennis Blaha, Director, Hawthorne Estates Written Coorespondance with the Board of Directors can be mailed, addressed as follows:

West Meadows POA Board of Directors 4131 Gunn Hwy • Tampa , FL 33619 MEETINGS CONVENE AT 7PM AT THE: COMMUNITY CLUB – MEETING ROOM 8401 NEW TAMPA BLVD.

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