Huntington Pointe Community: 6251 North Oriole Blvd. Delray Beach, FL 33484
HPA BOD Meeting Monday September 14th @ 11 AM. Watch or participate via our LIVE page.
CAFE NEWS / UPDATE
Our new, cloud based computer system for the café finally arrived and they just completed programming and testing the system. Residents can once again use their red and blue café cards.
The café is offering dinner entrees, you may order between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. Dinners must be picked up between 2:30 pm and 4:00 pm. Dinner orders are accepted Wednesdays through Saturdays [The menu will change every two weeks]. To order dinner, call 561-499-9888, you may pay by check, cash, or credit card.
Flu vaccinations will be administered on Monday, September 20th from 9:00am to 12 noon at the Clubhouse. No appointment is necessary and there is no fee for this service. Please bring identification and wear your mask.
COVID-19 UPDATES from the CDC
- You can get both the FLU and COVID-19 simultaneously. That would be devastating to your body. The best protection is to make sure you get both the Covid-19 shots, plus the FLU vaccine.
- Does the vaccine work against the Delta variant? YES.
- How many fully vaccinated people have died from Covid-19? The CDC believes the answer is close to zero.
- If you are fully vaccinated, your chances of getting infected go down 3.5 times. If you get the vaccine and then get Covid-19, the symptoms are dramatically reduced.
- In order for the vaccine to work, the recipient needs an immune system which is working properly.
- Can you get Covid-19 by taking the vaccine? NO
- Does the DELTA variant spread more rapidly? YES
- Is the DELTA variant more dangerous? The answer appears to be YES, but they don’t have enough data to say that definitively.
- Are there long-term impacts from Covid-19? YES. Here are some examples.
- In the 18-to-34 age group, 26% said they still had symptoms weeks later.
- In the 35-to-49 age range, 32% were still grappling with the effects weeks later.
- For those 50 and older, 47% said they still had symptoms weeks later.
- And the risk of death from coronavirus-related heart damage seems to be far greater than previously thought, the American Heart Association said.
- Does the Flu kill more people than Covid-19? NO. In the past year, Covid-19 killed more people than the Flu did over the last 5 years combined.
- Where is the highest risk of catching Covid-19? Public Bathrooms!
- Is hand sanitizer as effective as soap and water? Yes, if you use the correct type of sanitizer.
- Do not place a mask in a microwave to sanitize it. You are much better off leaving it in a ventilated area for at least 4 days.
- Can I get Covid-19 by touching money? It’s possible, but not likely. Try your best to use contactless payments.
- Should I wash fruits with soap and water? NO, use only plain water.
- Can I get the virus by eating food? There is no evidence of this happening.
- What about swimming pools and hot tubs? There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs,” per the CDC. “Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g., with chlorine and bromine) of pools and hot tubs should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.”
- Does the virus stick to clothes? No
- Disinfect your cell phones by using something such as Clorox Disinfecting Wipes.
Replay of Clubhouse Renovation Update by Our Owner’s Rep, Larry Zabik
If you want to watch a replay of Larry Zabik’s August 20th Zoom Presentation, click here: August 20th Presentation by Larry Zabik
Landscaping: Palm Tree Disease
Palm Tree Disease: Trees all over south Florida are under attack. The disease is transmitted by the haplaxius crudus, a tiny winged insect sometimes called the American palm cixiid. Unfortunately, our Landscaping team had to cut down 10 trees afflicted with the disease.
Activities: We have the AUGUST 2021 Body Wellness Calendar in the What’s Happening / Activities section.
Here’s Another Reason to Sign Up for E-VOTING:
In addition to the simplicity and efficiency of voting from the comfort of your own home, there’s another reason to sign up for electronic voting. Phase I signed a contract with Becker Ballot, while the other three phases signed a contract with HOAst. Becker Ballot gives us unlimited surveys of residents. We’re not sure about HOAst, but we believe it’s also true for them. What does that mean for you and why would you care?
The Phase Boards are going to start conducting electronic surveys of their residents, obtaining feedback on an array of issues which impact your phase and the HP Community at large. The surveys will be conducted by Becker Ballot and HOAst. Therefore, if you want your voice heard on a variety of issues, you need to sign up for E-Voting.
You can find lots more information plus the sign up forms on our PHASE INFO page located in the Resident’s section of the menu.
Trash Collection in the Villas: Have you noticed that trash is no longer picked up at 8 AM? SWA generally arrives in Phase I between 11 AM and 12 Noon to start their community wide trash collection. Therefore, it’s no longer necessary to put out your trash the night before. You can wait until approximately 9:30 AM on the morning of trash collection.
“Outside, sunlight, wind, rain, ambient temperature, and humidity can affect virus infectivity and transmissibility, so while we can’t say there’s zero risk, it’s likely low unless you are engaging in activities as part of a large crowd (such as a protest). Solitary outdoor exercise is low-risk.”
Rasmussen and Kasten both noted that a perfect sequence of events has to happen for a virus to jump from an infected passerby outdoors to you. The particles, enough of them to be able to kickstart an infection, have to spray out of the passerby with enough force to make their way over to you. The virus inside the particles has to survive while sunlight, humidity, wind, and other forces work to decay and disperse them. The particles have to land right in your upper throat or respiratory tract, or on your hands, which you then use to touch your eyes, nose, or mouth, and they have to get past all the barriers to infection in the respiratory system, like nose hairs and mucus. Then they have to dock up with your cells’ ACE-2 receptors and use them to enter the cells.
This is a pretty arduous sequence to execute properly, and it’s even more difficult for the virus if everyone involved, say, both you and the runner in front of you, is wearing a mask. You can see why, if you’re standing outdoors several feet away from an infected person, the virus might have a hard time making its way over to you at a high enough dose to actually infect you.
Private Landscapers: We received unconfirmed reports that two villa owners hired PRIVATE landscapers to work around their units. Be advised, you are NOT ALLOWED to hire a private landscaper. If you do such, and if there is damage to the landscaping around your unit, you will be liable for damages. You might also be subject to additional penalties.
Architectural Drawings for the Clubhouse Renovation: On March 3rd, our architect [Slattery] showed his initial drawings/plans to HP residents and the BOD. For a capsule summary written by Sue Loeser, go to our NEWS page. To see the drawings of how the clubhouse looks today or how the clubhouse will look after the renovation, please click on one of the links below. Note: The Slattery file (2nd one) below contains drawings of both the clubhouse today, and if you scroll down, it also has the new drawings, illustrating the plans from Slattery.
A Fabulous Pre-Covid 19 Saturday Night with Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis: Wow! What a Show! The singing was incredible, the band was terrific, the choice of songs was right on time, and the connection with the audience was near perfect. It was one of the best shows ever @ HP.
Uptown Performing @ our Theater
The Huntington Pointe Story
Huntington Pointe is an adult only (55+) gated community with no pets, located in one of the most popular towns in Palm Beach County, Delray Beach, FL. The main entrance is on Jog Road north of Atlantic Avenue, just south of Lake Ida Road. Our community is about a 10 minute drive from the downtown Delray shopping area and restaurants which are adjacent to a beautiful beach.
There are 1,096 residential units in the complex. Our residents live in various styles of apartments in our four story condo buildings or three different styles of attached one story villas.
Everyone enjoys our beautiful landscaping and two lakes. We’re large enough to support a wide array of amenities but small enough to maintain a sense of community. When asked what attracts them to Huntington Pointe, many new residents respond by saying our development is just the right size.
Another big attraction is our active lifestyle. We have four outdoor pools, each with a Jacuzzi, plus one indoor heated swimming pool. For those interested in physical activities we have a fitness center, tennis courts, bocce ball, pickleball, a billiards room, and shuffleboard for our residents and their guests. We also offer a series of classes such as zumba, water aerobics, and yoga. We have an on-site Café where people enjoy meeting for breakfast or lunch. Many residents often say they feel as if they’re living in a resort.
We have a wide array of indoor activities organized by a variety of clubs. We are especially proud of our billiards, computer, current events, financial, and theater arts clubs. Numerous card games and art classes are a big part of these organized activities.
Most of the aforementioned clubs meet in our 50,000 square foot clubhouse which has a Theater of Performing Arts seating over 600 people. There’s a year round schedule of very popular variety shows plus an annual concert series. In addition, residents can see first run movies on Tuesday/Thursday afternoons and evenings for free.
Every visitor to our community comments about our gorgeous, lush landscaping which you can see in many of our photos. Finally, what you cannot see on this website, is the feeling/sense of community which makes Huntington Pointe a fabulous place to live.
What Can I Do On This Website?
This is a site with tons of photos illustrating an array of activities and various locations in our community. We have pictures of our homes, our gorgeous landscaping, our residents in action, and the people who work with us. To quickly review upcoming events, check out “Happening Today and Very Soon” located in the right column of the Home Page . To see the Clubhouse reservations schedule, go to What’s Happening on the menu. In addition, we have news, activities, and an entertainment section which has a schedule of our movies & shows. For the movies, you can click on a link and watch the relevant video trailer.
HP Resident’s Phone Directory: Can’t find your HP Phone Book? Don’t worry. because the listing is on our website in the Resident’s section.
If you need to communicate with Campbell, use the “Contact Us” form on the menu.
If you want to read the HPA BOD Minutes, go to the Resident’s section, click or tap on HPA, then click or tap on the password protected button for HPA DOCUMENTS. You can obtain the password from your board president or request the info via the “Contact US” page.
We have a link to the “New Residents Welcome Packet” located on the Residents section of the menu. Residents can fill out an “Emergency Contact” Form“ in the Phase section. We also have a link to the “The Lifestyle Newsletter”. The HPA BOD voted to password protect the Lifestyle, so please contact your Phase President for the password. We make it easy for the residents to submit various forms, such as Work Orders and Elevator Pad requests. Check out the “Resident Forms” options on our Menu.
Important HP Phone Numbers
|ADT Alarm System||800-878-7806|
|AT&T U-Verse Customer Service||866-299-6824|
|AT&T U-Verse Technical Support||800-288-2020|
|Campbell After Hours Emergency Number||954-427-8770|
|Florida Power & LIght||800-226-3545|
|Palm Beach County Sheriff [Non-Emergency]||561-995-2800|