Announcement: September 2019 Monthly Activity and Event Schedule

MONDAY MORNING COFFEE—Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut in the Clubhouse on Monday mornings from 8 AM to 8:30 AM. *BADGES REQUIRED*

If you are new to Tanglewood, please join us at Monday Morning Coffee at the Clubhouse, and sit at the Welcome Table (look for the yellow sunflower on the table). We look forward to meeting you!

*Remember if you are unable to come up to the Clubhouse for Coffee, you can turn to your Comcast Cable channel 195, and watch from the comfort of your own home.

Mondays Bingo– Every Monday Beginning September 9th, Please be here and ready to play by 6:15 pm
Monday, 2nd Labor DayOffices Closed
Friday, 6th Nu Hope Donation Truck at Clubhouse – 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Friday, 6th Ice Cream Social – 2:00-3:00 pm, Clubhouse
Monday, 9th Flu Clinic – 7:30-9:30 am
Monday, 9th Sevens – 1:00 pm Community Room
Tuesday, 10th Food Drive 
Friday, 13th Craft Club – 1:00 pm, Craft Room
Saturday, 14th Dance – 7:00 pm, Clubhouse
Tuesday, 17th Blind Draw – 6:00 pm, Clubhouse
Thursday, 19th Ladies Luncheon-11:30 am
Saturday, 21st Country Breakfast – 8:00 am, Clubhouse
Saturday, 21st Murder Mystery – 7:00 pm, Clubhouse
Tuesday, 24th End of Summer Bash – 2-4 pm, Pool Veranda
Wednesday, 25th Let’s Talk Tanglewood – 2:00 pm, Clubhouse
Friday, 27th Craft Club – 1:00 pm, Craft Room

For all Non-Emergency calls to the Highlands County Sheriff Department. Please call 863-402-7200.

This year has just flown by,! Can you believe that it is September and all our Northern friends and family will be back before we know it, and Tanglewood will come alive. Although summer has been quite busy, getting reacquainted with everything after my return. We really do have the most beautiful community. Thank you for doing your part in keeping your home and community beautiful.

Thank you for being patient with us as we get some of the projects done with in the community. Thank you to Hometown America for the improvements to the community we love to call home. The roof has been completed. The A/C units for the Clubhouse, new pool heater, flooring in the kitchen, dishwasher, some paint and signs are complete. Stop by and take a look at the kitchen.

Remember we have a comments, suggestion or complaint form in the office, and also at the Activities Office. Just fill it out, and drop it off at the office. I will get back to you. Also, if you see something that needs to be done or needs attention, please call or stop by the office. The guys have to have a work order so they schedule their day accordingly. There are just too many people that stop them on a daily basis. They have been instructed not to do anything without the work order unless it is emergency. They are not being disrespectful, they are working according to policy. We appreciate your cooperation with the work order system.

Join us as we say “so long” to summer on Tuesday, September 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. on the upper pool veranda. Hometown America will provide beer, wine, sodas, and entertainment. Come on out and party with us, we hope to see you there.

Darlene D Bradley
Community Manager
Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things”, ‘Walt Disney’.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL– Hometown America will be serving ice cream, and all of your favorite toppings for an Ice Cream Social for Tanglewood residents and guests on September 6th from 2:00—3:00 pm in the clubhouse.

END OF SUMMER BASH – Come out and help us say good bye to Summer. Entertainment TBA.

This party will be on the upper pool veranda from 2-4 pm on Tuesday, September 24th. Beer, wine, sodas, and entertainment all provided by Hometown America.

Please join us for our next Let’s Talk Tanglewood on Wednesday, September 25th, at 2:00 pm. All residents are encouraged to attend this meeting.

The Beautification Recognition is at the home of Anthony & Sandra Piermarini, 2262 Woods & Water Court.

Congratulations!! This beautiful yard and well-groomed home is appreciated by all our residents. The judging includes a well maintained yard, clean exterior of the home, as well as maintained plants and shrubs.

Each month we will recognize a home with beautifully maintained yard. The Award sign will be in the yard for one month. A resident committee chooses a yard each month, and there are several guidelines they must follow.

Red Hot Babes meet the 1st Monday of every month at 11:00 am in the Craft Room.

SINGLES SEPTEMBER SCHEDULE (plus park events, check the book)

  • Mon, 2nd Noon Labor Day Cookout & Games (Gerry’s)
  • Wed, 4th 9:00 am I-HOP (Breakfast)
  • Wed, 11th 12:30 pm Qtly Meeting & Salad Bar Luncheon (Gerry’s)
  • Sun, 15th 1-4 pm Game Day (Craft Room)
  • Tue, 24th 5:00 pm Chili’s (Birthday Dinner)

The Singles Group is a Social Club, gathering together for fun and fellowship. No Officers! No Dues! No Obligations! Pick and choose those events you want to attend.

Pick up a schedule in the book or contact: Gerry Dewing – 385-4605 /

he first update of the directory continues to be distributed to all 576 residents photographed in 2018 and 2019. (You only get your picture taken once every four years.)

The directory is available at Monday Morning Coffee, Wednesday evening from 6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. or from the Lowry’s by appointment at 863-382-6170.

New photography begins December 10th for any resident not in the current directory. (Sign up in the Photo Directory notebook on the credenza.)

Our directory can be updated so changes can be made to the mobile directory at any time through the Lowrys.

Come ride with us on Mondays and Thursdays. We leave at 9:00 am from the Petanque parking lot.

“Hands for the Homeless” is very grateful for Tanglewood’s generous donation of food and cash.Last week we served over 420 homeless and working poor in Highlands County.

Thank you, and God Bless!”


  • SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2019, 7-10 P.M.
  • DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 P.M.

We will be collecting new packaged socks and underwear for children at the Peace River Woman’s Shelter. You can bring them to the dance with you, or leave them with Billie at the Activities Office.

If you do not want to shop, we will accept cash or gift cards and go purchase them. The Dance Committee’s portion of the 50/50 will also be donated to the shelter. Thank you in advance for your support.

Walmart will be here for a Flu Clinic on Monday, September 9th. If you wish to have your Flu shot done, please come between the hours of 7:30 am –10:30 am.


  • If so save this date! Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, 1:00 pm.
  • Main Hall in Clubhouse
  • New Resident Ice Cream Social
  • Create your own ice cream sundae, meet your new neighbors, and learn about various activities and committees in Tanglewood.

Broadway Lights Theatre Company is proud to announce our very first murder mystery night. Date to mark on your calendar is September 21st (Saturday).

This is a new undertaking for Broadway Lights a total interactive evening with our audience.The title of this murder mystery is: “Death is a Cabernet, Ol’ Chum”. It is going to take a serious audience of “sleuths” to help us determine who killed the winery owner, Malcolm Melee.

Help the Sheriff with Miranda Rights, interrogate the eight suspects who all have an interest in seeing Mr. Melee dead.The Nippy Valley Grapevine reporter will also be present to assist.

This is a must attend evening. Tickets are $5.00 each and can be purchased at Monday Morning Coffee. Billie will also have a few in her office. BYOB and your snacks. Doors open at 6:15 pm.

The monthly Second Tuesday Food Drive will be on Sept.10

Requests from the food bank are for toothpaste, toothbrushes and canned fruit. Your usual donations of tuna, peanut butter, soups, pastas, dried beans, canned chicken and Spam, healthy cereals and canned veggies are always welcome.

Put your sack out at the foot of your driveway by 8:30 am, it will be collected by 9:30 am.

September’s Ladies Luncheon will be at Sandhill Grill at Pinecrest Golf Club, 2250 Little Lake Bonnet Rd. Avon Park, Thursday, September 19th. Arrive 11:00 am, eat 11:30 am.

Order from the menu and pay there.

WOW Widows will have their September 19th lunch at Island View restaurant.

Meet at clubhouse at 12:20 pm. We leave at 12:30 for a 1 pm lunch.

Need a ride, please call Annette Di Mare 863-382-8769.

Bean Bag Baseball season officially starts on Sept 4th. Come at 5:45 pm to get settled in.

Commissioner Bob Larocque will toss out the ceremonial bag at 6:00. If you want to be on a team for the season, and you’re not already, sign up on the Credenza. See more details in the TWRTimes Sports pages.

Come play Sevens on Monday, Sept. 9. Cost is $2, winners paid in cash. Ice cream bars after the game. If you want a quick lesson, come to the Community Room at 12:30, play starts at 1:00 and we’re done by 2:30.

Blind Draw returns! By popular demand, there will be another Blind Draw game on Sept. 17, at 6:00 pm is the starting time, Cost is only $1, and there are fabulous prizes, as always! If you’ve never played, come anyway, instructions are given.

Looking ahead to October, you don’t want to miss the Lip Sync Contest on the 19th. There is still time to put together a team, and register it for $10. Contact Shirley at for details.

ALL monies collected from team registration, the $5 admission, the 50/50, and miscellaneous donations will ALL be donated to the Heartland Food Bank for Tanglewood’s Christmas food drive.

Watch for another great Theme Party in October. Under wraps until next month!

Comedy Night: November 1st and 2nd. Two FREE nights of entertainment brought to you by Diversions, and the residents of Tanglewood.

Craft Fair, November 9. As of this writing, there are only 2 tables left. Speak up quickly and get $5 to Shirley at to get one of those last spots.

September 13th, 2019 1:00 pm Craft Room
Bow Making by Susan
We’ll be creating different type of bows from flat package bows to big beautiful multi colored bows!
Wired Ribbon:

  • Any width
  • 9 feet to make one small bow
  • 27-35 feet to make large bow (Dollar Tree is a great place to pick these things up)
  • Floral Wire ( I use a fine green wire but not so thin it breaks when twisted)
  • Scissors
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • A big smile and patience

September 27th, 2019 1:00 pm Craft Room
We will be making a fall tree. All supplies can be purchased at the Dollar Tree.

Will need the following:

  • 1 plunger
  • 6 bunches of leaves
  • 1 brown raffia (comes in pkg of 3 colors)
  • 1 or 2 boxes of LED lights(I used leaf shaped)
  • Glue gun and glue


  • Make your lady HAPPY!
  • Build confidence
  • Reduce stress
  • Improve physical well being
  • Improve brain function

My name is Ron Barnett. I live here in Wildflower. The class size is limited to the first 10 men that sign up and pay $5.00 (The money defrays my cost for supplies).

When Beginning, December 3, 2019 thru December 17th on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at 2:00 pm. Location Billiard Room (Next to Fitness Center).

Dress Code

  • Comfortable shoes (NO SNEAKERS)
  • Long trousers
  • Any top

More info? Give me a call 772-214-2919. Leave a message please.


  • TIME: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM


  • November 3rd, 2019 – Nicole Sasser – Musician & Singer
  • November 17th, 2019 – Journey and Styx – A Tribute
  • December 8th, 2019 – The Ditchfields – The Christmas Show
  • January 12th, 2020 – Hits With the Brits – Tribute to British Groups
  • January 19th, 2020 – Get Ready – Motown Tribute
  • February 9th, 2020- Re-Creation – A Salute To Our Veterans
  • February 23rd, 2020 – Neil Diamond/ Nina Skyy
  • March 8th, 2020 – Buddy Holly/Roy Orbison – A Tribute
  • March 22nd, 2020 – Paul Todd – Keyboard & Vocalist
  • April 5th, 2020 – Edge Effect – A Cappella Group

Ticket pricing as follows:

  • Individual per show – $15.00
  • Tanglewood Resident Season Ticket – $80.00
  • Non-Resident Season Ticket – $90.00

Tickets are available at the Activities Office during normal business hours. Buy yours today!

Baby Boomers Making a Difference and Redefining Aging
By: Ingra Gardner, MA

Baby boomers are the cohort of individuals born between 1946 and 1964. This post-World War II generation is the most talked about in the United States, and have been a major force for social change. The demographics of this divergent group are noteworthy.

They are the largest generation of American’s born in the history of the United States. This fact alone begs the question, “why did this population explosion come about”? According to historians, there are many social, economic and psychological factors which contributed to this population explosion. Many historians purport that the baby boom explosion was directly correlated to the end of World War II. After the war came an optimism in the country, and subsequent affluence of the economy.

The characteristics of this generation can and possibly will redefine the concept of aging in America. According to a recent article posted by Huffington Post, there are many defining characteristics of Baby Boomers including:

  • They desire to be active and maintain a sense of overall well-being throughout their retirement years. Many experts agree that the way boomers will live out their retirement will look quite different from the generations of past. Advances in medicine will help boomers live longer than previous generations. Instead of ‘taking a seat’ and retiring to the background of contemporary society, more boomers will remain active contributing members of their communities well beyond retirement.
  • More Baby Boomers are college graduates than previous generations. Boomers are far more likely to earn college degrees and hold white-collar jobs. This translates to considerable talents, knowledge, and skills that can be utilized and shared. Many Boomers are redefining themselves after their first retirement by pursuing second careers or taking part-time or independent contractor jobs in their fields of expertise. This shift may be, partially due to financial necessity, but may also be due to boomers receiving great personal satisfaction from their careers and professions.
  • Boomers are savvier consumers than previous generations of older adults. Their sheer buying power has forced companies to increase their production of consumer goods. They, additionally, tend to have more disposal income than their parents and grandparents, as they live in dual-income households.

A recent article published in Hospitals and Health Networks states that generational change is the most powerful force operating in the current health system. The boomer generation will force conversations which will address the multi-dimensional facets of caring for this explosive cohort, and how the aging health care workforce will impact the delivery system.

The Census Bureau purports that by 2029, when the last round of boomers reaches retirement, the number of Americans 65 years of age and older will leap to more than 71 million, up from 41 million in 2011, a 73 percent increase. This will be the impetus for a major shift from commercial plans to Medicare, which will help determine the resiliency of the Medicare program.

Baby Boomers are actively redefining ‘aging’, and the social responses to aging. The model of aging will not only be challenged, but also changed dramatically. The population explosion and differing social and cultural values of Baby Boomers will create significant challenges.

Representing about 28% of the population, boomers have significant influence on economic, politics, and healthcare. Additionally, Baby Boomers have more discretionary income than any other cohort; control 70% of the total net worth of American households; own 80% of all money in savings and loans associations; spend more money disproportionately to their numbers; and account for 40% of the total consumer demand.

Baby Boomers have already had a major impact, and will continue to have an impact for many years to come.

Ingra Gardner is the Executive Director of NU-HOPE Elder Care Services, Inc. NU-HOPE Elder Care Services in the Designated Lead Agency of Home and Community Based Services and grantee of Older Americans Act Programs and Services for Highlands and Hardee Counties.

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