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Last updated 04/07/2021

Century Village

WPB 

By Lenore Velcoff


(3-25-21)

Lucky me. My middle son, Rob, who lives in the Albany, NY area and has been vaccinated, came for a short visit. Since some schools start their spring break early, the flight was sold out.

After being married for sixty years and raising three sons, I feel that I have cooked enough in my life, so when my family comes to visit, we eat all our meals at restaurants (still outside, of course, even though I have both my Covid 19 shots). We enjoyed brunches at Pete’s Place on Jog Road, Benny’s on the Beach on the Lake Worth Pier and our favorite, John G’s opposite the Eau Palm Beach Resort in South Palm Beach.. For dinners, we ate locally at Duffy’s, a little further afield at Season’s 52 in Palm Beach Gardens and still further afield, Jetty’s in Jupiter. All in all, a gastronomical extravaganza.

During the afternoon on Saturday, we enjoyed each other’s company as we strolled on Worth Avenue window shopping and actual shopping at the Festival Flea Market in Pompano Beach.. But on Sunday, we were able to do our annual ritual – a NY Mets’ Spring Training game. In the past we had to drive up to Port St. Lucie but this year it was a ten minute ride to the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. It is a nice, new modern stadium where we had social distance seating. It was a perfect day for baseball. Not too hot and just a few clouds. The Mets played the Washington Nationals. It is always exciting to see your favorite players getting ready for a winning season (I hope). The Mets won 6-2.

We spent a short but very, very sweet time together. "I can’t remember all the times I told myself to hold on to these moments as they pass." -Counting Crows

Rob Velcoff at John G's ...

 ... and the Festival Flea Market.

(3-11-21)

The following movies will be shown in our Theater over the next 2 weeks. There is limited attendance allowed. Social distancing is enforced and masks are required.

Movies will be presented with captions when available on the first Monday and Tuesday (only) of each new movie -Mondays at 6:30 pm and Tuesday at 1:45 pm. Admission is free and tickets are not required. - Mon.. March 15 6:30 pm, Tues. March 16 1:45 pm, Thurs. March 18 6:30 pm - MILTON’S SECRET - PG, 1 HOUR, 28 MIN. Meet Milton, a twelve-year old boy whose world is in crisis. In this family drama, his parents are in stress-mode and he has a neighborhood bully tormenting him - all of which has him in a constant state of anxiety. His optimistic grandfather comes to visit and he learns the secret of true happiness from this man who has seen the world. His grandfather shows him that being anxious about the past and worrying about the future only makes things worse. The film stars Donald Sutherland, Graham Abbey, William Ainscough and Ella Ballentine. – Sunday, March 21, 1:45 pm, Mon. March 22 6:30 pm, Tues. March 23 1:45 pm, Thurs. March 25 6:30 pm. TESLA. PG-13, 1 HOUR, 42 MIN. The film traces the life of visionary inventor Nicola Tesla from the year 1884 when he worked for Thomas Edison to 1904. Depicting his interactions with Edison as well as J.P. Morgan and Morgan’s daughter Anne, the movie follows his breakthrough in transmitting power and light and of his quest to provide worldwide wireless energy. The film stars Ethan Hawke, Eve Hewson, Kyle MacLachlan and Eli A. Smith.

The UCO (United Civic Organization). our central government, held their Annual Election. Jut two Vice-President slots were open for a two year term The two incumbents were reelected - Stew Richland and – Fausto Fabbro. Stew was a teacher for 54 years in the NYC School system, the Los Angeles Unified school system and the Palm Beach County school system. He was member of the Advisory Committee and the Executive Board, the Bids Committee, Programs and Services, and has been VP since 2015. Fausto was a Fiat Manager many years and owned his own catering business. He was President for 9 years of the Canterbury Condo. Assoc., for 2 as President of the Greenbrier Condo. Assoc. as well as one of the UCO VP’s for the last 4 years. Congratulations to both of them.

Remember: "Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow." Helen Keller.


(2-25-21)

What a wonderful visit. My grandson and his wife came to see me and I took them to another under-rated resource here in W. Palm Beach – the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens.

The Gardens’ assemblage of over 250 rare palm species, cycads and unusual tropicals is recognized as one of the largest public collections in Florida. Ann completed her first sculpture which is 15 ft. high and 21 ft. long. In 1965. She molded it out of pink Norwegian granite. Her last large work was finished in 1982, was 30 ft. high and made of Boston Brick. She also worked on North Carolina and Mexican Brick.

Her home and workshop also display many of her smaller pieces and right now they have a photographic exhibit of Artists at Home: Photography of Historic Artists Homes & Studios.

It is another opportunity to spend some time outdoors (with masks, of course).

Next week is the Annual Election in the Village for UCO Officers. It will be held at the Century Village Clubhouse, from 8:00 AM until 10:30 AM. The UCO Elections Committee has planned out a safe, socially distanced event similar to the recent vaccination events. As we all begin to recover from a year of reduced and suspended activity, CV unit owners are encouraged to get re-involved with the management of our community. Two of the four slots for V.P. are up for election as are ten of the twenty positions for the Board.

Our CAM, Donald Foster, tells us that during March, a number of Condominium related classes will be offered by Attorney Mark Friedman of the Becker Law Firm. Classes will be held at the CV Clubhouse Theater, with socially distanced seating. Advance registration is required-call 640-3120, options1 or 2 to reserve a seat. For those who missed the 2/11 Board Certification Class, Attorney Friedman will announce a second class soon. On Wednesday, 3/10,10 –11pm -Water Leaks –How are you really supposed to deal with them? (After a casualty we defer to the requirements of the statute, not the documents).

Remember, "Everything is within your power, and your power is within you."? —Janice Trachtman,

A Day at 

Ann Norton 

Sculpture Gardens

 

Photo by Zachary Velcoff

Lenore Velcoff’s grandson 

Zachary Velcoff and wife, 

Elena Ondich at 

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens

 

Photo by Zachary Velcoff


(2-11-21)

Once again, many residents of our village were very lucky. Those who received their first vaccine in January, received their second vaccine last week. Our thanks go to Commissioner Gregg Weiss, UCO President David Israel, Eva Rachesky CEO WPRF and Donald Forster, LCAM who put the works in motion .and many people who worked hard to get our residents vaccinated. Additional thanks go out to the Department of Health Nurses Aides, Platinum Security, the National Guard and the UCO volunteers who worked diligently every day of the operation, as well as Glow employees, Nurses and CNA's, the CERT Team and the Palm Beach Sheriff's Of?ce. for a well-organized and safe experience. Several members of the National Guard were stationed in the Party Room of our clubhouse to ensure our safety and there was even an ambulance outside, just in case. Three thousand villagers have now been inoculated.

I have lived in Century Village for thirty years and yet, I have never visited what should be advertised as one of W. Palm Beach’s stellar attractions – Mount’s Botanical Gardens. What a beautiful spot, outdoors, and packed full of unusual flora. Importantly, it is handicapped accessible. They have 14 acres with over 2,000 species of tropical and subtropical plants including Florida native plants, exotic tropical fruit trees, herbs, palms, roses, cactus and bromeliads. There are 25 separate gardens – everything from Windows on the Floating World to an Edible Garden.

My grandson, his wife and I visited this gem on a Saturday when there were many cars in their parking lot. But never fear - social distancing was easy because the area is very large and you rarely passed anyone. Of course, everyone wore masks. There is an admission charge, but well worth the money if you enjoy the great outdoors.

"We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open." Jawaharlal Nehru


(1-28-21)

During this Pandemic, do you find yourself feeling bored and isolated? I don’t, and here is why. I have a telephone, and a big fat address book. I keep in touch with the people that I know, here in my building, in the Village, and with out of town friends and relatives from far and wide. .I only talk about pleasant things; the Sun, Moon, stars, flowers, birds, grandkids, books, the latest space launch, TV programs, hobbies. We gossip a bit, too. As long as the subject is pleasant and positive.

Talk about the news, politics, or any other unpleasant thing is strictly forbidden. I try to keep the spirits of my friends and relatives up by telling them my "original joke of the week", which is often a lighthearted observation or prediction that often "comes true". My amazed audience thinks that I have ESP!

Remember the show, "Annie"? She said, "The Sun will come out tomorrow, you just wait and see!"

The above is from Avis Blank, a ninety-something year old resident of the Windsor section of the village.

Reminder -- feeding wildlife is not allowed here. Feeding ducks, squirrels, and any creatures that are wild endangers not only those creatures because they become dependent on people, but also the people around you. The animals change their behavior because they are no longer afraid of people. So says Gena Etheridge also a resident here.

While it’s intermission for live theater, great entertainment is still available at Century Village Theater! CV At Home Series continues to offer free video performances that you can view right on your computer or internet device. During the week you will receive an email announcing the video performance along with a short description. The following day you will receive the viewing internet link at 8 pm. This video performance will then be available for viewing for the next 48 hours. The response to this program has been fantastic and if you are not already taking advantage of it, you can do so by subscribing to the email list/ Call Clubhouse for instructions.


(1-14-21)

Century Village WPB Residents 65 years of age or older, including seasonal and foreign residents, received the first round of the Moderna vaccine at the Village Clubhouse with the second round of "booster" vaccinations approximately two weeks after the first round. Residents started lining up at 6:00 a.m. in their cars for reservations for appointments beginning at 8:00 on Monday and continued on Tuesday until 3,000 appointments (all that was available) were given out. Century Village I.D.’s were required. There is no cost for this vaccine. The vaccine was administered on Wednesday-Friday. This was NOT a "first come, first served" event; there was no outdoor lines or crowding.

According to Dom Guarnagia, one of UCO vice-presidents, a very unusual situation is occurring, unnoticed, in many condos throughout the Village, unseen until it is too late and with undesirable damages. During a very wet Spring and Summer, many who neglected to hire an observer to check their condo periodically (no less frequently than twenty (20) days), will find upon their return that MOLD has compromised the fabrics on couches, lounges, pillows and kitchen cabinetry. Unfortunately, Condominium Insurance does not cover situations like this, if your condo has not been watched by a person who is deemed responsible and kept a record of visits to corroborate the visual inspections. Today, as you read this article, many have not and will not return for the winter season and damages will continue to proliferate. So, remember to keep your air conditioning on and be sure to have a condo watcher.

John Hagel III is a management consultant who says, "There's an interesting trend that occurs in times of mounting pressure and high uncertainty, which is that it's a natural human tendency to seek out people that agree with us, that are similar to us because it's a source of comfort in a world that's so rapidly changing."


(12-31-20)

According to our CAM, Donald Foster, Andre Legault, a Canadian CV unit owner, has worked closely with Scott Musser, Regional Director at Cano Health, to coordinate COVID-19 testing for returning Canadian CV residents. Forty Canadian CV residents are scheduled for courtesy testing at Cano Health, which is located at the CV Medical Building with more to come.

Once again, our diverse population here in the Village will be celebrating New Year’s Eve in different ways. Our Italian neighbors, on December 31, celebrate the feast day of San Silvestro. Food-loving Italians mark the occasion with a delicious meal, but there are special requirements for a New Year's Eve dinner. The main course should include both lentils and pork: Lentils represent wealth, while pork symbolizes life's richness.

Our Japanese owners do the toshi no yu, the last bath of the year, which offers a symbolically clean start as they flip over the calendar page. Then they sit down for a steaming bowl of toshikoshi soba, a bowl of buckwheat noodles said to bring good luck and longevity in the coming year. But it's not New Year’s Eve without watching the Kohaku Uta Gassen, a song contest with teams of performers against each other in an epic battle that's timed to end just before midnight. But not this year. All they can do is take a bath, then slurp a homemade batch of toshikoshi soba while they stream highlights of past Kohaku Uta Gassen performances.

Some of our French-Canadian resident still celebrate as their ancestors did - by indulging in good food. It’s called le réveillon de la Saint-Sylvestre. It’s at this feast that the French indulge in all kinds of decadent food including lobsters, oysters, foie gras, escargot and so much more. They accompany this feast with Champagne – of course!

Our Hispanic friends, as the clock strikes midnight, believe it’s customary to eat 12 grapes – one grape for each ring of the bell. This tradition started in the late 19th century and the grapes represent good luck and prosperity for each month of the new year ahead.

So as we say good-bye to 2020 (and good riddance), "resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties." – Helen Keller

A HAPPY & HEALTHY NEW YEAR


(12-17-20)

Since we have such a diverse population here in the Village, each one has certain food traditions that they follow for Christmas. Our residents of Italian background celebrate Christmas Eve with the Feast of Seven Fishes which reflects the observance of abstinence from meat until the feast of Christmas Day itself. The meal's components may include some combination of anchovies, whiting, lobster, sardines, baccalà (dried salt cod), smelts, eels, squid, octopus, shrimp, mussels and clams.

The Hispanic residents also celebrate on Christmas Eve, when families gather (not this year) to eat Iberian ham and a smorgasbord of seafood. The evening of December 24th is when French families sit down together to celebrate Christmas and enjoy festive French foods and wines. If you’ve heard about French people eating long and slowly, this dinner is the greatest example of this French custom. They dine on smoked salmon and oysters with bran bread and (real) butter, goose, foiegras (goose or duck liver pate), capon or turkey stuffed with chestnuts and servings of vegetables such as green beans cooked with garlic and butter and provincial herbs sautéed potatoes.

Mulled wine is great and all, but the Germans do it even better with their festive Feuerzangenbowle, or "Fire Tong" Punch. This incredibly potent drink mixes strong rum and mulled wine to create a fiery concoction that’ll burn your lungs going down, in the best way possible. They’ll set it on fire before you drink it, too, which is where it gets its name. The Polish people also celebrate on Christmas Eve with recipes based on root vegetables, dried mushrooms and dried fruits, potatoes and cabbage, local fish, and flour-based pastries and dishes, such as kluski and pierogi.

People of color, unlike white Christmas, doesn’t include fruitcake or rum cake. Black Christmas is more pie-centric. The sweet potato pie is the headliner, but it is not an after-dinner dessert. It is usually placed on the counter and eaten before, during and after the holidays. With our Canadian neighbors on Christmas Day a special meal is prepared often including roast turkey, seasonal vegetables, mashed potatoes, and gravy. Traditional favorite Christmas desserts reminiscent of England include Christmas plum puddings and mincemeat tarts. Christmas crackers are popular favors. A rich fruit Christmas Cake is also a traditional Christmas sweet.

Though some of our traditions are different, we all wish A Merry Christmas and a Healthy New Year.


(12-3-20)

As reported by our CAM (Community Area Manager), Donald Foster, on 11/18, representatives from the Florida Department of Health met with UCO Officers to discuss plans to establish a Point Of Distribution at Century Village for COVID-19 vaccinations. Also in attendance were members of the Century Village Community Emergency Response Team, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, WPRF, Cano Health, and Medical Building Property Management. At this early stage, Florida Health has very little solid information, such as which vaccine will be approved for use, but this agency is already preparing for the vaccination event by meeting with the various local groups that will support this effort. UCO will update the Community as more information becomes available.

Despite alarming rhetoric in the Canadian newspapers, Daniel Cagne and his wife, Christiane LeGault, who live in Quebec, wanted to come back to their Century Village home. It was reported that anyone from Canada who contracted Covid-19 while here in Florida would not be allowed in our hospitals. They were also informed that the virus restrictions were lax in the U.S. and Florida, in particular. However, they decided to fly here anyway. There was some inconvenience. Because of lack of demand, their usual flight into W. Palm Beach was cancelled and they had to fly into Ft. Lauderdale and then take an hour taxi north to their residence.

The only restriction they encountered was having their temperature taken before entering the airport and then again before going through security. Though Air Canada had no social distancing planned by blocking off the center seat or every other row, they did not have to worry as neither flight or airport had many people. There are some flights that are Covid-free by doing rapid-result testing before allowing boarding, but not theirs. There international flight experience protocols was extremely lax. Upon landing, there was no one at the gate to admonish them about quarantining for two weeks.

Needless to say, they are glad to be here enjoying our wonderful amenities.

Remember, Florida is a very healing place.


(11-19-20)

Some exciting things are happen-ing here in the Village. The bil-liards room is open, but with some restrictions (room capacity 12- 2 players per table, bring your own billiard stick). Ping Pong at Hastings Clubhouse. – 2 players per table, bring your own paddle and balls. The wood shop is now open with limited occupancy. The Hasting’s gym is open with limited capacity and self-sanitizing equipment before and after use. No showers or dressing areas are available.

Sometimes good ideas blossom even in this time of the pandemic. My friend Dorothy called to tell me that her church was having a Thanksgiving meal prepared and packaged for take-out at a very modest donation. She asked if I would be interested in purchasing this dinner and sharing the holiday with her at one of our pools. Outdoor dining is all the rage. I loved the suggestion. She also asked me to talk to some of our mutual friends if they might like to join us. The idea appealed to our friends and they asked could they invite some other people. The number grew and grew but to ensure social distancing, we stopped the number of people at 18. Dorothy would pick up all the dinners at her church (with the help at some volunteers there) and then drive over to the pool where some of our attendees would help her distribute the dinners. I arranged to have our maintenance people set up several large tables with the chairs placed appropriately spaced. We informed everyone that masks had to be worn before and after eating. I am bringing Prosecco so that we can all toast a Happy Thanksgiving.

Remember - "Of all possessions a friend is the most precious." – Herodotus


(11-5-20) 

Will our snow-birds be coming back as the number of Covid-19 cases climb? Slowly, is the answer here in our community. Some from New York have chosen to drive down I-95 while others have opted to fly at odd hours with less people on the flight. As Burt Reynolds said, "Florida is a very healing place."

Transportation, Security, Advisory, COP, CERT, Insurance, Beautification, Bids/Infrastructure, Operations, Officers, Finance and Executive Committees all will hold regular meetings in Classroom C. Our maintenance crew has replaced old water coolers with non-touch water coolers - two in lobby; two next to elevators. Just stand in front of one to trigger the water.

There will be several "back to normal" activities come December 1. The indoor pool will reopen – there will be free recently released movies in the theater 5 times a week (albeit at 25% capacity or 275 people). Additionally, several other activities will be available in the clubhouse – billiards, ping pong, the wood shop and the card room (with tables set at social distancing). Of course, masks will be required in all the venues and hand sanitizers will be available.

Just a reminder for those considering alterations to their units - there are publications instructing owners of projects that can be done in a unit without a permit and types of construction that require permits. Make sure your contractor is licensed and insured. If you do not adhere to these laws, trouble follows.

Remember "Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans." – John Lennon


(10-22-20)

With the start of Phase 3 – Step 1 now in effect in Palm Beach County, some things have changed here in the Village. Bocci and shuffleboard are now open as are the Hastings Pools. Picnic Island is open but no barbequing. For you readers, the library is open by appointment. Just call the Ticket Office and someone will escort you. Please wear a mask. You will have 15 minutes to make your selections.

Everyone knows Dom. DOMENIC GUARNAGIA. You see him at meetings, at UCO and you call him when you have a building problem.. But most of you do not KNOW Dom. He was born in Boston and lived there the first 68 years of his life. He has a B.S in Education and a M.Ed from Boston State College and a C.A.G.S. in Urban Planning, as well. He was in his twenties when he met the Irish colleen, Kathleen. She was and still is the love of his life, 57 years later. Since moving to Century Village, Dom continues to live by his belief that he was put on this earth to DO SOMETHING GOOD FOR SOMEONE ELSE EVERY DAY OF HIS LIFE. He is a Vice President in UCO and has served on the Executive Board, Operations Committee and Chairperson of the Bids and Infrastructure Committee since its inception. To this quote by Bob Marley, "Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?" Dom can certainly answer, "YES."

"Being upbeat is the key to life." — David Frost


(10-8-20)

With Phase 3 opening in Palm Beach County, the Village continues to be vigilant with caring for our people. Glow Cleaning Plus performed a special deep cleaning of the UCO Office, with emphasis on disinfection of desktops, counters, plumbing fixtures, doors, and other "high touch" areas. Floors were scrubbed and windows were cleaned. All surfaces were treated with an electrostatic fogger, containing a virucidal product. All this was done for the benefit of those who volunteer there and for your sake, so that you don’t have to be afraid to visit there with your condo problems or your special needs.

The old adage "good things come in small packages" certainly applies to 4’11" Aline Friedman, who this week is celebrating her 102nd birthday. Aline was born in New York City during the 1918 "flu epidemic" and attended public schools there. She was a dynamo who climbed the ranks of Saks Fifth Avenue where she became a financial executive. Aline was a world traveler who visited every continent except Antarctica. She visited Russia, and China & Israel twice. She marked this special occasion with her caregivers Ana, Yanetta, Debbie and her devoted niece, Gail Weiss, who flew in from California to be with her aunt. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ALINE.

"To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age."


(9-24-20) 

The on-property Atlantic Broadband Cable Store, 5400 Fairway Street, reopened on 9/14. To ensure customer and employee safety, please comply with the COVID-19 safety protocols that have been put in place by ABB when visiting the store.

On 9/3, a CV unit owner reported a small gator in the Dover B parking lot. Florida Fish and Wildlife was called. A Conservation Officer responded, captured the gator, and transported it to a wild area in Western Palm Beach County.

There are approximately 7.800 condos in CV and at the present time there are 188 units for sale. The average time on the market is 133 days. It is definitely a buyers market but sellers are still getting 91% of their asking price.

Mark Friedman, Esq. informs us that on July 1, 2020, several statutory changes went into effect that are designed to give Associations some ability to address fraudulent requests for Emotional Support Animals - . Section 817.265, Florida Statutes, criminalizes fraudulent ESA requests.

Two V.P.s – Fausto Fabbro and David Boas now provide notary services at the UCO office for association business. Fausto also does watch battery replacement – no need to leave the Village.

"For me, it's that I contributed, that I'm on this planet doing some good and making people happy. That's to me the most important thing." Ellen DeGeneres


(9-9-20) 

On 8/17, Cano Health, at the CV Medical Building, opened. Started on 8/24, they will provide on-site COVID-19 testing to residents. Details for this courtesy service, including registration, are available at 282-2960.

With the Atlantic Broadband on-site Cable Store still closed, and with no reopening planned for the foreseeable future, CV residents must rely on the ABB Customer Service number (844-489-7509).

The synagogue on the grounds. Anshei Shalom, will be holding Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur services. Rosh Hashanah 2020 begins before sundown on Friday, Sept. 18, and ends after nightfall on Sunday, September 20. Yom Kippur 2020 begins before sundown on Sunday, September 27, and ends after nightfall on Monday, September 28. For times of services, call 684-3212.

Push will get a person almost anywhere- except through a door marked "pull." That’s what I have tried to tell those who have broken our pool gates twice in 2 weeks necessitating costly repairs. Some people who live in condos seem to forget it is their money being spent for this unnecessary expense.

Until next time, remember something Abraham Lincoln said, "Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."


(8-26-20)

Welcome Back to the new "now". Friends are special people in your lives. They are the ones we share our deepest secrets with. It’s good to send good morning wishes to friends to make them wake up with a smile.

A truly good person is not afraid to think from their heart. Kathy Beucler and Terry Lauricella volunteer on Thursdays at the Hospice Store, Joy Van Arnam makes beautiful, double sided masks and Kathy McCarthy continues to deliver to your door, delicious meals at a very low price.

The UCO office still operates with a skeleton staff for bar codes, gate/guest passes and Investigations. Only one person at a time is admitted. UCO committees meet - members only- social distancing. Glow Cleaning regularly fogger-sanitizes all of the buses and all passengers and drivers continue to be required to wear masks. The Atlantic Broadband dedicated customer service number for Century Village residents is 844-489-7509. The synagogue on the grounds, Anshei Shalom, has services on Friday night and Saturday morning. Our CERT’s (Community Emergency Response Team), led by John Hess, is ready if and when hurricanes occur.

Remember. As the Dalai Lama said, "Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."


(8-12-20)

WELCOME to the new "now." While many of our activities have been cancelled, many of our amenities are still available. Our clubhouse is closed (No shows, movies or card playing), but our two outdoor pools there are open from 8:00 am-7:30 pm for swimming (no water aerobics). Though the number of swimmers are limited at any one time, we still have our area pools at Camden, Dorchester, Kent, Southampton and Somerset which are open and can be enjoyed by all residents of the Village. The five private pools are open (2 at Wellington, 1 each at Greenbrier, Golf’s Edge and Oxford for residents of those areas only).

Outdoor activities are encouraged as long as social distancing is maintained. NO shuffleboard, petanque or bocce, but YES to pickleball, tennis and racquetball, doubles play 7 days a week 8:00 am-6:30 pm. Aren’t we lucky. Even the gym at the Fitness Center is open from 7:00 am-3:00 pm 5 days a week with limited time (7:00 am-noon) on weekends. So physically many of our needs are met and we even have limited entertainment. On Saturday we have free, pre-recorded video performances available with a fabulous selection of artists.

Additionally, our on-site Walgreens Pharmacy is open 6 days a week and they even deliver. There is also a woman who provides non-processed, non-GMO dinners (very varied menu) for $5 per meal delivered to your door. Our UCO office is open, staffed by volunteers, who provide us with condominium services.

Of course, there are no visitors from up North and we all have to WEAR OUR MASKS. So, while life for all of us is very different with the Covid-19 pandemic, we will survive and thrive WITH A SMILE ON OUR FACES. So stay well and stay safe.

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