WISHING EVERYONE ALL THE BEST DURING THESE DIFFICULT TIMES
SLIDESHOW – THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BIRDS
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CAR CLUB PARADE
Just in case you didn’t receive my email, our CAR CLUB put on a parade throughout Regency. Click on the attached to view it.
A Must For Millions, Zoom Has A Dark Side — And An FBI Warning
Federal and state law enforcement are asking questions about Zoom’s security and privacy policies, as millions flock to the videoconferencing service for meetings, classes and social gatherings.
Read in NPR: https://apple.news/AoCV0ryHtSpqXR_X9cR4cXg
NOTE: THANKS AGAIN TO STEVE WILLIAMS WHO SENDS ME ARTICLES THAT MAY DEAL WITH THINGS THAT REGENCY RESIDENTS MAY WANT TO KNOW ABOUT. MY KIDS USE ZOOM
I AGREE WITH THE BOARD
The Board recently sent out a message regarding health issues being sent out to the community. I realized that after I had sent out something related to the COVID-19 that it would probably have been better not to send it out. So, this ends any of my emails dealing with health issues even though I did stop.
I think the Board was getting their legal advice because the Chairman of our Health Committee was sending out these types of emails. I think there was so much information available to residents, either on TV or online that any concerns or questions residents may have, would have been addressed through these sources.
I do, however, thank Sheldon for the time he spent in trying to keep us informed.
THE ECONOMY AND UNEMPLOYMENT
These are certainly difficult times for us and our families. Many of us have our retirement money in the stock market and we all know that we are experiencing significant losses.
Many businesses had to close and/or either layoff, furlough or reduce hours of their employees. I have heard from many of our residents that businesses are trying their best not to make things extremely difficult for their employees.
However, nobody knows for sure what the new entitlements or unemployment rules will be since it is somewhat confusing. So if you know the answers to following please let me know so that I can send it out:
1. If you are laid off, when does unemployment start? Is there a waiting period and what will you receive?
2 Many are being furloughed for 3 months. Are these employees entitled to unemployment
3 Many employees are furloughed for one month, then come back one month and then furloughed another month. Are they entitled to unemployment?
4 Then we have employees that are told that their salary is being reduced by a certain percentage. Are they entitled to anything?
5 Very similar to being furloughed are employees who were cut one or two days from their work week?
6. What is the maximum anyone can get under unemployment and is it dependent upon your salary
It’s difficult enough to deal with the COVID-19 but adding on millions of people to unemployment just adds more problems for everyone.
.WHAT A RESIDENT IS DOING TO KEEP HIMSELF BUSY DURING THESE DIFFICULT TIMES
Thanks Coronavirus Crisis!
Some of you may ask why did I select this title? Have I gone crazy? You may even think I need my head examined! Well, your reaction is justified. Please do not be alarmed. I “certify” that I am feeling perfectly fine and I see no need for such examination as a result of current crisis. FYI, at times my wife along with some of my close friends have suggested that such examination may be considered to combat many of my other limitations!😋
USA has been our home for over 46 years. Before my wife & I moved out of India, we did not have any encounters with natural disasters or pandemics. We had only read about them in local newspapers or heard about them on a radio. Majority of India had not entered the TV age until mid1970s…life was very simple and enjoyable without the presence of “Breaking News”!
Our family has been blessed with all the comforts our great nation has to offer. Unfortunately, during the last four decades, we have also witnessed or experienced a few natural disasters such as: hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, typhoons, cyclones, wildfires and floods. Scientists believe some of these disasters are attributed to global warming which is a subject for a debate at some other time. None of these disasters had impacted daily lives of hundreds of millions of people at the same time in a way coronavirus crisis has, globally and long term impact of this crisis remains unknown.
Everyone who knows me well, will quickly & happily join my loving & caring wife and attest to the fact that I prefer to stay in the company of others. Admittedly, I am a “social animal” and I love to party. Whenever a disaster strikes, I do not panic. Until recently, even during severe weather conditions &/or dangerous storms, I have used any excuse to convince my wife and managed to venture out in my car or on feet to offer help to others or plan surprise visits to friends. Pardon me but whenever I used to hear someone saying “Corona”, my eyes used to lite up and my brain used to get energized even before grand arrival of my favorite beer with lime! I have never been comfortable being isolated from my friends &/or family members.
Current guidelines by CDC for social distancing to avoid being a victim of coronavirus or spreading it to others has significantly changed everyone’s daily life. During last few weeks, I have also been introduced to new words: Social Distancing, Quarantine, E Dinner, etc. I too am deeply saddened by sufferings & deaths as a result of this crisis. Instead of getting frustrated, I have elected to adjust my approach and daily routine to help me cope with this new way of life.
After initial period of uneasy feelings & loneliness, I have started utilizing “extra” time for positive & beneficial activities. Like many, I too considered myself to be “very busy” with my business & social life and gave these activities a very low priority. In a very short time, I have already noticed improvements and I feel sense of satisfaction & pride:
(1) I have stopped or significantly limited paying attention to “Breaking News”. It is important to keep up with important announcements &/or developments. However, watching the same news for extended periods can only increase anxiety, loss of peace and start other health problems. Especially, I find Trump’s briefings full of self-glorification &/or self-praise &/or without real compassion for the victims and without respect for scientific facts to be very harmful. Watching CNBC has also been injurious to your health!
(2) I have also kept my participation on Social Media or WhatsApp to a bare minimum. By being somewhat active and attentive on such services initially, it seems I have already earned a PhD on the current subject!
(3) After taking a break of over 18 months, starting early February I have become more active with regular operation of CGS – my engineering company located in Long Island, NY. Arrangements have been made to enable all employees to limit office visits and work from home to complete necessary tasks. Business travel has been suspended. Instead, group audio &/or video conference calls are arranged regularly to minimize loss of productivity.
(4) At home front, I have increased my participation with grocery shopping, cooking & cleaning. Fortunately, this change has been well received by my wife with considerable enthusiasm!
(5) Weather permitting, my wife & I walk for 1 to 1.5 hours every day. We go in opposite directions – it helps us maintain peaceful atmosphere at home!😋. We have also started joining Yoga & Meditation classes on Monday & Wednesday mornings (with Zoom service). Special thanks to Jaya Gupta! Soon, with the help of our friends Kalapana & Madhu Sheth, we will be starting virtual training for Pranayam (deep breathing exercises).
(6) Increased frequency of calling or face timing with our three grandsons, family and friends have been very helpful and mutually beneficial. This is how I was introduced to new words such as: E Breakfast, E Lunch, E Dinner, E Dancing, etc. So far, I have not participated in E Fighting…It Is Coming Soon?!
(7) We have started a long overdue project of reviewing personal documents and reorganizing our filing system. Discarding documents that are outdated or less important will be tedious and time consuming. Our goal is also to digitize selected pictures & documents. I expect to go thru a few shredders before this task is completed!
(8) Reading and music does not require company. After many years of lack of regular practice, I have resumed playing harmonium (an Indian organ) and singing Indian songs & gazals with or without Karaoke. Watching selected movies, plays & prerecorded shows with historic importance have also been very entertaining and educational. We also squeeze in time to play simple board games!
Each of us have become “slaves” of normal comforts & luxuries available to us. These trying times have reminded me to continue to be compassionate & responsible and that I can manage to lead a good quality & peaceful life with minimum requirements and isolation is good for my physical & mental health. With regular interactions with others, I expect to be able to learn from them and improve my way of life by adopting possible/necessary changes based on their experiences during this difficult time. This is why I have selected the title for this article to thank coronavirus crisis!
Before I conclude, I respectfully offer our special thanks & salutes to all Health Care Professionals, Police & Fire Department Personnel, Employees of Grocery Stores & Restaurants and Providers of all Essential Services – our true HEROES who are fighting this major war without using guns!
I remain optimistic. Humans are very innovative and resilient. This crisis too shall pass.
STAY SAFE, STAY POSITIVE, STAY ACTIVE & STAY WELL!
With kind regards,
66 Tournament Drive
Cell #: 516-658-1693
REGENCY AARP SMART DRIVER CLASSES
I have not conducted any AARP SMART DRIVER CLASSES here at REGENCY for the past year plus as I had undergone a stem cell transplant over a year ago and prevented from being in contact with large groups.
I intended to start having classes in the spring , but we are all now under quarantine, no large groups. (Welcome to my world).
If any one is in need of the Driver Safety Class I have just received this memo.
As another reminder, if you have any Smart Driver course participants who may not be able to renew their car insurance discount due to course cancellations, you should direct them to the AARP Smart Driver online course. We are offering a special 25% off discount for those who may have to take it online now. This offer is to keep the price close to the classroom course price.
Promo code for 25% discount: DRIVINGSKILLS
Good through: July 31, 2020
Hope everyone is safe and healthy. follow the rules, we will get though this together.
Social distancing 6 feet apart
No large groups
Things to do:
FACE TIME THE GRANDKIDS, FAMILY AND FRIENDS
.DONATIONS NEEDED TO MAKE COOKIES AND SCONES FOR LOCAL HOSPITALS
Congress Suspends Required Minimum Distributions For 401(k)s And IRAs For 2020, Opening Window To Tax Savings
Click on link to read article sent to me by a resident
REGENCY SINGLES CLUB
The REGENCY SINGLES CLUB WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SAY “THANK YOU” TO THE HOA BOARD, THE MANAGEMENT STAFF AND TUSCANY FOR THEIR CONTINUING EFFORTS TO KEEP OUR COMMUNITY WELL-INFORMED, SAFE AND WELL NOURISHED IN THESE DIFFICULT TIMES.
While we unfortunately had to put on hold a number of interesting and fun-filled excursions planned for this year, we fully expect to go forward with them and others planned for later this year once we, along with the rest of our community, can enjoy and safely partake in these activities.
For those of you who are new to the Regency and/or are unfamiliar with the Singles Club, please take a moment to review the below and become acquainted with what awaits you in what hopefully will be the not too distant future:
DO ACTIVITIES WITH OTHER REGENCY SINGLES. MEETINGS ARE THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH IN THE TENNIS PAVILION AT 7 P.M. UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTIFIED.
Membership applications and invitations to attend a Singles’ meeting can be found in the Clubhouse with all pertinent information.
Contact: Judith Marlowe at (732-605-1509) or firstname.lastname@example.org with any inquiries you may have. Submission of checks for below events are to be made payable to the Regency Singles Club and placed in the lower portion of the mailbox located at 148 Tournament Drive. Please. list your telephone no. on your check.
Please keep in mind that all below events are, of course, subject to the status of the coronavirus situation and the rules and regulations by which all of us must abide.
Upcoming Events/Meetings for Members Only *
May 6 th , Wednesday, at 7 P.M. Bingo + cash prizes
June 3 rd Pizza + Salad, “We Connect” Icebreaker
July 1 st Princeton Historical Society (Interesting Facts about N.J.)
Aug. 5 th Rescheduled Mystery Dinner (Tentative)
Sept. 2 nd Paid-up dinner – Barbeque
Oct. 7 th Election of Officers and dice/card games- light refreshments
Nov. 4 th Speaker – Ziegfeld Girls (Ballroom)
Dec. 2 nd Holiday Party
Upcoming Events for Members, Friends, Family and Regency Residents*
Assuming the current situation satisfactorily abates in the near future, the Singles Club will be sponsoring travel excursions for our membership and will be extending an invitation to their families, friends and the Regency Community subject to seating availability. Rescheduled and new events to follow shortly
MAIETTA’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL FOR REGENCY
UPDATE FROM CLUB HARMONY IN MOTION
We hope this email finds everyone in good health. During this time of self quarantine please stay positive and reflect on the joy and happiness life brings. We are truly grateful for the many blessings we have living in our Regency Community.
Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic, Club Harmony In Motion Board has made the decision to postpone all of our future events until further notice.
In regards to monetary payments for the Margaritaville Party scheduled for April 25, 2020 this event will be rescheduled to a future date. If you cannot attend the new date you will receive credit for another Club Harmony In Motion Event.
We wish everyone the best and good health. There are brighter days ahead and we hope to see everyone as soon as we can!
Club Harmony In Motion Board Members
THE SOFFER’S NIECE WILL BE ON AMERICAN IDOL.
My niece, Makayla Phillips, who was on America’s Got Talent two years ago, is now on American Idol. She is now 18 and has matured since AGT. She made it to the top 40 on American Idol and on Sunday and Monday at 8pm she will be on. Idol flew the entire group of contestants to Hawaii so it should be entertaining to watch. Help us root her on.
Thanks and be well.
Due to American Idol programming and the coronavirus makayla from Hawaii will be on next Sunday. Hope y’all are well. Kathy .
MESSAGE FROM YOUR FIRE COMMISSIONERS:
AT THE PRESENT TIME YOUR FIRE DISTRICT 3 IS IN FULL SERVICE FOR FIRE ALARMS.
DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS WE WILL NOT BE REPLACING SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR BATTERIES. WE HOPE EVERYONE STAYS SAFE.
FIRE COMMISSIONERS JOEL KAPLAN, GERALD KAPLAN, JIM FISHER.
To All of Our Old Friends and All of Our New Friends,
Hope all is ok with you and your families and wishing all stay healthy!
As you might be aware of, or learning for the first time, Lynne and I are moving to Florida next month!
We have lived at the Regency for the past seven years and have enjoyed a terrific lifestyle meeting with old friends from Marlboro and of course making new friends!
We have had great times here, spending time with friends at parties, barbecues, tennis, golf, cards, mahjong, going away on vacations with friends and of course times that have not been so good!
We just wanted to say life has been great at the Regency and hopefully we will continue our relationships via, phone, FaceTime etc.
Lynne and I will miss you all, hopefully we will get to see you when you visit Florida and of course when our friends invite us back here!
We are not saying Good Bye, only saying so long for now!
Love You All
Lynne and Steve
A MESSAGE FROM A GASTROENTEROLOGIST WHO IS DOING TELE-HEALTH
ROMEO’S LUNCHEON SCHEDULE ON HOLD
Attention all Men’s Club Members
The Men’s Club Executive Board has decided to cancel all of our scheduled activities until the danger of the Coronavirus is resolved.
The activities that are canceled at this time include the March 29 monthly meeting, the two IPlay America golf outings scheduled for March 27 and April 10, as well as the tour of Wayfair also scheduled for March 27. These activities will be rescheduled once we are convinced we are not placing anyone in harm’s way.
The safety of our members, family, friends as well as everyone living here at Regency is alwaysour first priority.
Men’s Club President
To all of our seasonal subscribers (REGENCY REPORTER)
REGENCY AT MONROE TENNIS GROUP
The Regency at Monroe Tennis Group is looking for 1-2 additional players. We play 7:30am to 9:00 am at the Monroe 33 indoor tennis facility during the fall and winter and at the Regency courts during the summer. We play a senior tennis game with most of us at the 3.0 to 3.5 level. This group has been playing together since 2004 but now need a few additional players for our good and friendly game.
For further information, please call Bud Ratner at (732)-561-7044 or (973)-747-6145, or Barry Shandler at (732)-521-1985 .
Marlboro Jewish Center Virtual Services
Marlboro Jewish Center invites those of you who are interested in participating in our Virtual Services to click on any of the links below. You do not have to be a member of MJC to join in. All are welcome!!!!
Our Virtual Services are scheduled as follows:
Friday (Kabbalat Shabbat) @ 7:30 pm
Saturday Morning Service @ 10:00 am
Saturday Evening Havdallah @ 8:00 pm
Sunday Morning @ 9:00 am
Sunday-Thursday Evening @ 8:15 pm
Streaming can be found on our website www.mjcnj.com on the home page or on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MarlboroJewishCenter/ (if you follow us on Facebook it will come up on your Facebook feed).
If you encounter a problem with the methods above, click the link below to join in:
Please stay safe.
Phone: 732-536-2300 x 101
IF YOU NEED A DOCTOR WITHOUT GOING TO HIS OFFICE
(SENT TO ME BY A RESIDENT)
Residents who need a Dr to talk to and treat without the risks of coming into the office. Call Dr Jared Newman 333 Foregate Dr. Jamesburg. 732-521-1201. Most insurances accepted.
KILLING CORONA VIRUS WITHIN YOUR CAR WITHOUT DAMAGING THE INTERIOR
(SENT TO ME BY STEVE WILLIAMS)
ON THE BLACK BAR ON THE TOP OF MY WEBSITE YOU WILL NOW FIND – CAFE MENU. HAVING IT AVAILABLE FOR RESIDENTS WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR YOU TO SEE WHAT THEY HAVE AND MAYBE ORDER WHAT YOU LIKE.
The Regency Café will be available for home delivery service Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 3:00pm. Orders of $25.00 or more (when you call their store). The menu and phone number are attached to this email. You can use the following payment methods: Your café card (there are numbers on the back of your card); credit card – please provide at time of order. If you are paying cash, you may pay the delivery person directly.
Sunday, July 26th 2020 at 2pm – $30 per person
In conjunction with Central Shalom Clubs
our 8th annual event
Kol Esperanza – Young Pop Trio from Israel
(voice of hope) __
A NOT TO MISS EVENT____
Jackson Memorial High School
101 Don Conner Boulevard
Jackson, New Jersey 08527
Checks payable to Regency Yiddish Club
NO ADMISSIONS AT THE DOOR
Number of people: _______________
Richard Lans 87 Beth Page Drive 732-605-1828
Renea Zukerberg 21 Country Club Drive 732-521-0999
TUESDAY’S @ 2:00 PM SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MORNINGS @ 9:30AM
PLEASE CONTACT GEORGE STEINBERG @ 732-605-9526 I AM LOOKING FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN TO PLAY SHUFFLEBOARD
NOTE: DURING THE WINTER SHUFFLEBOARD IS SUSPENDED
HARMONY IN MOTION MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
MEN’S BOOK CLUB
2020 ROMEOS SCHEDULE JANUARY THRU JUNE (ON HOLD)
14 GUS’S DINER
21 HUNAN HOUSE
28 CITY STREETS
16 THE CABIN
23 HUNAN HOUSE
FOR WHATEVER REASONS, SOMETIMES RESIDENTS DON’T RECEIVE MY SATURDAY EMAILS. WHEN THIS HAPPENS, PLEASE LET ME KNOW
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DISCOUNTS FROM LOCAL STORES AND RESTAURANTS
RICHARD WEINSTEIN HAS DEVELOPED A LIST OF LOCAL STORES AND RESTAURANTS THAT WILL OFFER REGENCY RESIDENTS A DISCOUNT.
CLICK ON THE LINK TO VIEW THESE VENDORS
REGENCY CHORAL GROUP
ETHICS AND VALUES – EVENTS AND BELIEFS
A class of Jewish ethics, values and traits of character. This class, led by Rabbi Louis Stein, will be meeting every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 in Ballroom 1. A different topic will be explored each week.
(PLEASE JOIN US – OPEN TO ALL!!)
Class will begin again in May 2019.
Regency at Monroe Bridge Organization (RAMBO)
We play duplicate bridge at the clubhouse every Tuesday evening.
These games are sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) and we award internationally recognized Master points to many of the players each week.
We play a social game and welcome players of all skill levels who wish to expand their bridge capabilities. Our games begin at 7:00 PM sharp – but if you want to come, please be at the back ballroom by about 6:45 to allow for checking in.
We have the most reasonably priced game around and we include snacks and soft drinks too.
OPEN PLAY DAILY MONDAY – SATURDAY 8:00AM TO 10:30AM NEWCOMERS WELCOME LEARN, PLAY EXERCISE, HAVE FUN LESSONS ALWAYS AVAILABLE
IF YOU WANT TO ADD A VENDOR CLICK ON THIS LINK
CURRENT LIST OF ALL VENDORS APRIL 2020
TO CONTACT OUR VENDOR MAN – RICH STRUG CLICK ON THIS LINK
MY EMAILING LIST
2020 HOA PUBLIC BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE
REGENCY DEFIBRILATORS LOCATIONS
HERB ZUCKERBERG – YIDDISH CLUB 2020 SCHEDULE
THAT’S IT FOR NOW
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