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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Connecticut Department of Public Health Announces Pause on the Use of J&J Vaccine
On April 13 the FDA and CDC issued a joint statement recommending a pause on the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine following six reported US cases of a rare blood clotting event. Although these events are extremely rare, and none have occurred in Connecticut, the Connecticut Department of Public Health recommends that COVID vaccine providers pause on administration of J&J vaccine for the time being while the FDA and CDC complete their review.
Of 6.8 million individuals who have received the J&J vaccine nationally, six individuals have developed a rare and severe type of blood clot called cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) within two weeks of receiving their vaccine. All six cases occurred among women between age 18–48 years. Roughly 100,000 Connecticut residents have received the J&J vaccine with no reported serious adverse events.
Although these side effects are extremely rare, the FDA and CDC recommend that people who have received the J&J vaccine who develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination should contact their health care provider.
Join Our Earth Day Cleanup
Thursday, April 22 is Earth Day. What better way to honor it than to give back a little? Please join us between 9 am and 3 pm that day for a Heritage Village cleanup. Help your Village sparkle by filling a trash bag (or two) with roadside litter.
Bring trash bags and long-handled tongs, wear gloves and long pants, and don’t forget to use insect repellent. Invite a friend or two, but remember to follow all COVID guidelines, if you do.
Please call Tom Adamski at 203-888-7888 regarding your cleanup location. And thank you!
Feel free to clean up a section of the Village any day during Earth Week (April 18-24).
Learn About Choosing an Electric Supplier
AARP, in conjunction with Heritage Village Activities, will present “What I Need to Know About My Electric Choices” on Thursday, April 29, from 6:00 till 7:00 pm via Zoom. The free program will offer information about choices of electric suppliers in CT. Bring your electric bills to the session to review. Learn to understand your electric bill’s components, and how to make informed decisions on where to go for reliable CT electric supplier information and data. You must register to participate. Go to the Online Reservations blue band to sign up through SignUpGenius. Registered participants will receive a private Zoom link two days prior to the event.
Tennis and Pickleball Courts Open April 1
Heritage Village Facilities Re-opening Timeline
This is the approved timeline for April 2021, the first month of re-opening.
April 1: Open Tennis Courts, Pickleball Courts, Platform Tennis
April 1: Meeting House first floor restroom open 7:00 am – 7:00 pm. The rest of the building is closed
April 8: Re-open Winship Barn
April 10: Re-open River Garden outside area and restroom
April 15: Resume committee and club reservations/ Meeting House Patio
April 15: Re-open Library
April 22: Re-open Stable Studios to the Clay Club
April 29: Re-open Stain Glass Studios
COVID-19 safety guidelines must be followed, and individual clubs/activities have their own guidelines. Masks must be worn when entering any building and social distancing of 6 feet must be adhered to.
The Bears are Back
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.
Heritage Village Public Safety Incident – March 29 Resident Update Statement
On Saturday, March 27, 2021, Heritage Village’s on-duty Public Safety Officer sustained non-life threatening injuries when he was assaulted near the Public Safety Office at the Meeting House.
The officer, who was assaulted by an assailant with a knife, was transported by ambulance to Danbury Hospital where he was treated and released. He is currently at home recovering.
Through a collaborative effort between the Southbury Police Department, CT State Police, and the Heritage Village Public Safety Office, the suspect was identified and taken into custody within an hour of the attack. The suspect, who is the son of a Heritage Village resident, is currently being held on a $750,000 bond.
The assault was an isolated incident and there is no threat to residents or staff.
This incident is being investigated by the CT State Police, Major Crimes Division. To respect the privacy of all parties involved, no additional information will be released at this time.
We appreciate the dedication of all our staff and hope you will join us in wishing for the affected Public Safety Officer’s speedy recovery.
The First Tri-Town Community Read
Registration is open now for the first tri-townwide book read of Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, which was selected by residents of Southbury, Middlebury, and Woodbury after viewing five different book trailers. This community read is organized by Tribury Reads Together and all Southbury, Middlebury, and Woodbury residents (adults, high school, and middle-school students) are welcome to join! Click here to register. The goal of this newly formed group is to bring the communities of Middlebury, Southbury, and Woodbury together through reading and discussing books that enrich our understanding of the world around us. Here is a link to the Tribury Reads Together website.
Volunteer Want Ad – Updated March 25, 2021
Heritage Village Management Association and Heritage Village Foundation need volunteers for several positions.
Learn More About the Proposed Connecticut Water Rate Increase
Connecticut Water has provided us with a recording of the water company's February 8 Zoom presentation to HVMA, information about the rate application, and follow up to questions that were asked before and during the meeting. Click here to view.
- Orientation Committee seeks veteran Villagers to be First Friends who can give a helping hand to new residents.
- Lights! Camera! Action! – FOCUS Productions is always on the lookout for Villagers interested in TV production. How about you? No experience necessary but helpful. Will train.
- Buildings and Infrastructure Committee (BIC) seeks members with exp. in roads, driveways, parking areas, walkways, lighting, plumbing, structural, elec. or mech. engineering, HVAC, MATV cable systems, project mgmt., cost est., town/city planning or CAD.
- Foundation Facilities Committee (FFC) needs a Recording Secretary.
- Condo 4 needs 3 Board Members, and Cluster Captains for units 125–129 & units 142–144.
- Condo 5 needs a Vice President.
- Condo 10 needs a Recording Secretary and a Board Member.
- Condo 11 needs a Cluster Captain for units 426–438 in Condo 11B.
Interested? Contact Terry Calnan, Heritage Village Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Heritage Village Vaccine Clinic on NBC News
Local NBC News reported on Heritage Village’s vaccine clinic, which was held Thursday, March 3 in the newly restored Sarah Cooke Hall. The clinic, organized with Waterbury Hospital, provided second doses to Villagers who’d received their first shot at HV’s very first vaccine clinic.
No Excuse Absentee Voting in CT
Nearly half of Southbury's voters (44%) voted via absentee ballot in November 2020. Due to the pandemic, no excuse absentee voting was afforded every voter, but this option isn't permanent. As the largest senior community in the state, our residents are particularly impacted by the proposed legislation below.
HJ-58 Resolution Proposing a State Constitutional Amendment to Allow No-Excuse Absentee Voting (NEAV) is currently being discussed by the CT legislature. On Monday, Feb. 22, CT citizens submitted written testimony or spoke via Zoom on the issue.
2020 Grounds Report
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.
Heritage Village has been named number 11 in the top 25 retirement destinations in the US in a recent Consumer Affairs article.
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.