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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New Mask Requirements as of December 1
Due to concerns about the new COVID Omicron variant, the Administration has instituted the following rules. We want everyone to be safe while we wait to see what happens with the variant.
Key Fob/Key Card Deadline Extended Until End of December
- Residents and Staff must wear masks in all HV Buildings. This applies to everyone, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated.
- Employees are required to wear masks when entering a residence.
- The current room limit for foundation buildings (50% capacity) will remain in effect.
- Residents are permitted to bring 2 vaccinated guests per unit to events/activities. The guests must wear masks.
The required use of key cards or key fobs to enter Foundation Buildings will go into effect Monday, January 3 (instead of December 1). Foundation Buildings will be locked after January 3 and you will need an access entry key card or key fob to open the doors. To get your card or fob during daytime hours, walk-ins will be processed at the Activities Building, 11 Heritage Way from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Call ahead to confirm there is someone there to process. You can make a reservation through the Activities Desk at 203-264-9644, ext. 221 for weekend and evening appointments at Dispatch, 719 E. Hill Rd. Key cards are free, key fobs (small disc that attaches to your keychain) are $5. It’s one or the other, not both.
2022 HVMA/HVF Officer Nominees
President: Gerry Leventhal, Condo 11
Vice President: Mary Beth Walkley, Condo 12
Treasurer: Nancy Terpening, Condo 21
Assistant Treasurer: Bob Holley, Condo 20
Secretary: Zoe Milbank, Condo 9
Assistant Secretary: Judy Katzmark, Condo 16
A Candidates Forum will be held on Tuesday, December 7 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. The link and call in numbers can be found under the Administrative Zoom Meetings blue band.
Volunteers Needed For the Next Episode of 'What Do You Think?'
‘What Do You Think?’ asks Villagers thought-provoking questions because we really want to know 'what you think.' Our next episode will take place on Thursday, December 16, 2021 in Room D at 11 a.m. Four panelists are needed to share their thoughts on the air, and all HV residents are encouraged to participate in various manners. Click here for details.
Tribury Reads Together
Water Quality Report from Connecticut Water Company Tribury Reads Together is sponsoring the second community-wide book read, and the Village is encouraged to participate! The mission of Tribury Reads Together is to bring the communities of Middlebury, Southbury, and Woodbury together through reading and discussing books that enrich our understanding of the world. Click here for details.
Holiday Fire Safety — Tuesday, December 7 in Sarah Cooke Hall, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Brian Jones, Southbury Volunteer Firefighter, will present on fire safety and prevention. He will explain what fire actually is, as well as the different types of fires, process in putting out a fire, and how firefighters use technology. Click here for details.
The Giving Tree — Thursday, December 2 in Sarah Cooke Hall, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the HV Women’s Club. Join us in the spirit of holiday giving! Bring a non-perishable food item for the Southbury Food Bank as your admission. We will be collecting much needed items for the Southbury Senior Center, the Southbury Needy Fund, and our men and women in the US Military. Click here for details.
Volunteer Want Ad – Updated November 10, 2021
Heritage Village Master Association and Heritage Village Foundation need volunteers for several positions
- The Communications Committee needs an experienced proofreader to proof printed and online text. Familiarity with proofreaders’ symbols, style manuals, and the ability to develop style sheets are a plus. Join our lively team to promote HV both within and without the Village.
- FOCUS TV needs new talent to work behind the scenes or in front of the camera! Do you have an idea for a show? Contact us. We are in Room J near the Fitness Center. Come visit!
- Winship Barn is in need of a volunteer with experience in sign-making graphics and familiar with producing vinyl lettering using an in-house cutter plotter.
- Winship Barn needs a volunteer to use SketchUp graphics to create and produce 3D visual presentations on the Village's SketchUp Pro software.
- The Activities Committee needs volunteers to assist with specific events, such as collecting tickets, setting up, and cleaning up, etc.
- Condo 4 needs one board member, Cluster Captains for Cluster 1 (Units 125 – 129), Cluster 3 (Units 134 – 137), and Cluster 5 (Units 142 – 144).
- Condo 10 needs two board members and two Cluster Captains for Cluster 9 (Units 353A – 357B) and Cluster 10 (Units 358A – 361B).
- Condo 11 needs a Cluster Captain for Units 426 to 429 – 11B.
- Condo 15 urgently needs new board members (currently they have only three out of nine).
- Condo 19 urgently needs new board members to support the condo.
Interested? Contact Terry Calnan at email@example.com or call 772-828-0370.
To read the report go to the Resources tab, select Useful Information, then click on "Water Quality Report from Connecticut Water Co., October 2021" in the alphabetical list.
Review Your Healthcare Plans for 2022 During Medicare Open Enrollment, October 15 – December 3
Meet with Paul Hinckley, a certified CHOICES Medicare Counselor, at the Heritage Village Meeting House. Space is limited, and appointments are required. Click here for more information.
Foundation Buildings Hours
Fireside Building: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Meeting House: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lodge: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Fitness Center: 5 a.m. to 10 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 pm
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.
Recycling is now picked up weekly. The schedule is as follows:
Monday: Condo 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11
Tuesday: Condo 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, and 24
Thursday: Condo 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 15
Friday: Condo 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, and 23
The Bears are Still Around
There have been several sightings of black bears here in the Village. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has posted recommendations to help keep bears away and what to do should you come upon one. For more information click here to visit the DEEP website.
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.