There's No Place Like Heritage Village
A unique, 55+ active adult community, Heritage Village is located in Connecticut's beautiful town of Southbury, surrounded by natural ponds, rivers, and trails. Residents enjoy a wide variety of clubs, activities, tennis courts, and beautiful private swimming pools. An 18-hole golf course that winds its way through Heritage Village is available for membership. A 9-hole course and par 3 course are adjacent to the village. Heritage Village is a hub of activity conveniently situated between the excitement of Manhattan and all the best of Boston. We are home to a diverse group of active, friendly residents who will tell you “Heritage Village is a great place to visit and an even better place to call home."
Heritage Village Master Association/Heritage Village Foundation Non-Discrimination Policy - Click here to download policy
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Presentation on the 2022 – 2023 Proposed Budget, Tuesday, August 16 at 9 a.m.
The Senior Management Team and the Finance Committee will make a presentation on the 2022 – 2023 Proposed Budget to the Board of Trustees on Tuesday at 9 a.m. in Sarah Cooke Hall. Residents are welcome to attend, but may not participate in the meeting.
The Proposed Budget is posted on the Documents page, under the Documents & Forms tab. Click here to read Dan Drew's letter about the budget proposal.
A Budget Forum for residents will be scheduled.
Give Your Input to the Strategic Plan Workgroup
Do you have a suggestion or thoughts about the future of the Village? Your input is important for long-range planning. Share your ideas during a sit-down chat with COO Dan Drew and the strategic plan workgroup on one of the following dates and time at Sarah Cooke Hall in the Activities Building, or see the list of Zoom meetings if that is your preference. Zoom links are posted under the Administrative Zoom Meetings blue band here on the home page.
Meetings in SCH: Monday 8/8 3 p.m., Wednesday 8/17 10 a.m., Thursday 8/18 9:30 a.m., Thursday 8/18 6 p.m., Friday 8/19 10:30 a.m., Wednesday 8/24 4 p.m., Thursday 8/25 2 p.m., Wednesday 8/31 10 a.m.
Zoom Meetings: Wednesday 8/10 3 p.m., Friday 8/12 11 a.m., Tuesday 8/23 7 p.m.
Heritage Village Governance Meeting on Monday, September 12
A workgroup has been formed to look at the option of re-structuring the governance of Heritage Village. Several meetings have been held to introduce the idea of restructuring governance to residents. At the next resident’s meeting, on September 12 at 1 p.m. in the Borge Room at the Meeting House, the workgroup will present suggested model(s) of governance. The workgroup will also finalize a timeline that will be followed during the upcoming months to detail the plan to go forward with this initiative.
Heritage Village Donation to World Central Kitchen
Heritage Village received a donation of Yankee/Red Sox tickets that we raffled off with a designated charity to receive the proceeds. We raised $500 and the chosen charity was the World Central Kitchen. If you are not familiar with this non-profit, they provide freshly cooked food in war torn and impoverished countries. Currently, they are primarily involved in the Ukraine and are a lifesaver for many.
Our $500 was given to Carole Peck, restaurateur and owner of Good News Cafe. Carole, who has raised over $50,000 for World Central Kitchen, is of Ukranian descent.
The Village is proud to contribute to this worthy cause and we thank our residents for their generosity.
Heritage Road Bridge Construction
The Town of Southbury has begun construction on Heritage Road Bridge over the Pomperaug River. The project consists of the rehabilitation of the bridge including the bridge deck and repair work to the underside of the structure. Heritage Road will be staged during construction, allowing partial use by motorists. Duration of the project is 3 months with an approximate opening of the bridge scheduled for October 27, 2022 or sooner.
Detour Info: Heritage Road will be staged during construction allowing motorists full and partial use of the bridge. Stage 1 will allow motorists to use the bridge to and from Heritage Village. Stage 2 will restrict motorists to one way into the Village only. A detour/alternate route for vehicles leaving the Village will be in effect during Stage 2 using Heritage Road, North Poverty Road, Roxbury Road (Rte. 67), and Main Street North. Motorists should follow posted signs for the detour route. Motorists should be aware that modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions
Volunteer Want Ad – July 21
Heritage Village Master Association and Heritage Village Foundation need volunteers for several positions.
- New Villagers Club is seeking long-term HV residents to act as a “First Friend” to newcomers and add a personal touch while introducing them to the ways of the Village and Southbury living.
- Focus TV Productions needs an editor and programmer.
- Condo 10 needs two board members and Cluster Captains for Cluster 3 (Units 331A–333B) and Cluster 10 (Units 358A–361B).
- Condo 11 needs a Secretary and Treasurer.
- Condo 19 needs a Secretary, which is a position that can be shared.
Interested? Contact Terry Calnan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interest-Free Home Improvement Loan Program
Through a grant provided by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Town of Southbury has funds available to assist income eligible residential property owners with repairs to existing residential properties. Funds can be used to perform a variety of repairs and upgrades including, but not limited to, code violations, increased energy efficiency, accessibility improvements (such as entrance ramps and bathroom modifications), and other general rehabilitation and improvements as approved by the Town. Click here for more information.
2022 Grounds Program Schedules
R U OK? Program for Seniors
The Town of Southbury invites town residents over the age of 60 to participate in the town’s R U OK? Program. The program is ideal for seniors who live alone or are homebound. If you are interested in learning more about the program, or registering for it, please call the Senior Center at 203-262-0651 or email Tamath K. Rossi, Director of Senior Services at email@example.com.
ARE YOU OK? (RUOK?) is an ongoing program in which a computer-generated phone call is made daily, at a specific time, to each registered resident at their home. A friendly message from the Senior Center/Southbury Police Department asks if the resident is ok. The resident is only required to answer the phone call. If the phone line is busy, or if there is no answer, the system will call back two more times. If there is still no answer, the system generates an alert that is issued to the SPD Dispatchers who will dispatch a Southbury Police Officer to the residence.
The Grounds Program Schedules are in the April and May Bulletin and posted under Documents in the Documents & Forms tab. Click here for a link to the schedules.
New Covid Guidelines Effective March 1
We have been carefully monitoring Covid-related data as well as guidance from the CDC and the State of Connecticut. Henceforth and absent a new wave of infections, we will operate according to the following guidelines in all public areas at Heritage Village:
- Capacity restrictions at Sarah Cooke Hall are removed and will now be consistent only with the limits established by the fire marshal.
- Effective March 1 and consistent with state guidelines, masks will not be required in public/common buildings for anyone who has been vaccinated; this standard applies to both residents and staff.
- Masks are not required outside anywhere within the Village.
- Guests will be permitted but must adhere to the guidelines relative to masks listed above based on their vaccination status.
- Food and beverages will be allowed.
- Staff entering a resident’s home must remain masked inside that person’s home regardless of vaccination status unless the resident says otherwise; unvaccinated staff must always remain masked inside residents’ homes.
If we experience a new wave of infections, we will revisit these regulations and make changes consistent with state and federal guidelines and in consideration of the health needs of the population here.
We must rely on one another and build a community of trust; if you have chosen to remain unvaccinated, please remember that we each possess a responsibility to ensure that we are not infecting someone who is vulnerable. Essentially, this latest set of guidelines returns life to normal with the exception that unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask in indoor common settings. I hope we are coming upon the end of the pandemic and will be able to live again as we once did. I wish you all health and happiness.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions.
— Dan Drew, Chief Operating Officer
Foundation Buildings Hours
Fireside Building: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Meeting House: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Lodge: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Fitness Center: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Activities Building: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Ethan Allen Library: Mon. – Sat. 10 to 12 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m., Sun. 2 to 4 p.m.
One of the Top 55+ Communities in the USA!
Heritage Village ranks high—number 11—in a recent study of the best 55+ communities in the United States. Coventry Direct, the insurance company, analyzed more than 2,600 such communities, numerically ranking them based on both amenities and community details. HV received a perfect score for amenities, 50 out of 50—one of only six communities to do so!
In the amenities section, Coventry investigated access to Exercise and Wellness, Entertainment, and Outdoor Activities. Heritage Village blasted past most competitors, especially in Entertainment and Outdoor Activities.
In the community details section, Coventry reviewed such details as the prices and affordability of homes, age limits, and security. Once again, the Village showed its stuff, powering its way into the top communities of this study.
Out of the top 25 communities for 55+ on this list, Heritage Village is the ONLY one in the northeast and practically the only one not in the Sunbelt. For those who enjoy changing seasons, Heritage Village is number one.
Do You Need Help Paying Your Connecticut Water Bill?
COVID-19 extended payment plans are available for any customer with past due balances, without requiring a determination of financial need. The "H2O – Help 2 Our Customers" program provides financial assistance and/or payment plans to support customers who may be experiencing financial challenges. Click here to learn more.
The Town of Southbury has Experienced an Uptick in Confirmed Rabid Wildlife
Animal Control asks owners to make certain that all pets, indoor and outdoor, are up to date with their rabies vaccinations, and reminds owners to supervise their pets and be cautious about leaving them unattended outdoors. While walking outside or hiking, it is recommended you have a second person accompany you and to carry an air horn.
Some common symptoms of rabies can be unprovoked aggression, difficulty walking, and excess salivation. If you or your pet have had contact with wildlife, call Southbury Animal Control and follow up with a healthcare provider and/or veterinarian.
For further questions, or to report wildlife contact with a human or pet, please call Southbury Animal Control at 203-262-0613.
Living with Pets
We want to remind you to keep your pets indoors, unless you have them on a leash. Along with the beautiful wooded landscape that Heritage Village has to offer, there is also the risk of pets getting lost and the risk from natural wildlife. We also want to make sure that any resident who is not an animal lover is not bothered by any of our pets. One last reminder: Please remember to pick up after your pets and throw the bags away appropriately. Please do your part to keep your dearly loved pets safe and our beautiful village clean.