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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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Looking for a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment? Check out VaccineFinder!
VaccineFinder is a free, online service where users can search for pharmacies and providers that offer vaccination. Search by zipcode to find information about where vaccines are available. Information is provided directly by pharmacies and providers, and is updated daily. VaccineFinder is operated by Boston Children’s Hospital, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
 
New Website Page!
We have a brand new page set up on our website that will interest many Villagers. It’s called ‘Villagers In the News.’  It showcases HV residents who are newsworthy in one form or another due of their various achievements, talents, or milestones. The new page is found under both About Us and Community, in the drop-down list.
 
Tribury Reads Together
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. Click here to learn more.
 
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. 
     For additional information or to express your thoughts, contact Denise Merrill, CT Secretary of State, visit the CT General Assembly webpage and/or email or call our legislators, Rep. Cindy Harrison and Senator Eric Berthel.
 
2020 Grounds Report
 
COVID Vaccination Clinics in Southbury
The Pomperaug District Department of Health is offering vaccination appointments reserved for Heritage Village residents who meet State eligibility requirements on March 1 from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm and March 3 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. The vaccination clinics will be at the PDDH office in Southbury at Playhouse Corner, 77 Main Street North, Suite 205. To sign up for March 1 or March 3 appointments reserved for Heritage Village residents only, go to the Online Reservations blue band.
      PDDH is also offering appointments for those in the general public who meet State eligibility requirements on March 2 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm, March 3 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, March 10 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm, and March 16 from 3:00 t0 5:30 pm. Click here to sign up for one of these dates.
     Please keep in mind that appointments for each date are limited and scheduled on a first come first serve basis. 
     None of the clinics listed here will be held on-site in Heritage Village, and you must register through the PDDH links provided. Heritage Village staff and volunteers will not be able to assist with the registration process or answer questions you may have about these clinics. For assistance, please call PDDH directly at 203-264-9616, Ext. 0.
 
Volunteers Needed – As of February 15
Heritage Village Management Association/Heritage Village Foundation needs volunteers for several positions.
  1. FOCUS TV is searching for members who are interested in producing programs and who have video camera experience and editing skills.
  2. The Finance Committee needs a member with Excel skills and background in accounting.
  3. The Archives Committee is searching for a member with an interest in researching HV and the ability to prepare displays.
  4. Condo 4 needs 3 Board Members and 2 Cluster Captains (units 125–129 and 142–144).
  5. Condo 5 is searching for a Vice President and Second Trustee.
     If interested in any of these opportunities, please contact Terry Calnan, Heritage Village’s Volunteer Coordinator at 772-828-0370, or email her at theresa.calnan513@gmail.com.
 
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.
 
Preregistration for COVID-19 Vaccinations in Heritage Village
Heritage Village management is working with Community Health Center, Inc., of Connecticut, to set up COVID-19 vaccination clinics right here at the Village.
     Although the details of the planned vaccination clinics are still in the process of being finalized, we have already created a SignUpGenius form on this page’s “Online Reservations” blue band for all the information that CHC needs from Villagers BEFORE they will be registered for a vaccination appointment.
     We ask that any resident who wishes to receive the two COVID-19 vaccination shots at a clinic in the Village provide the information requested. Do not worry about your age or which phase of the vaccine rollout you belong in, as our Safety and Emergency Services team will take that into account. They will make up a spreadsheet, which they will then transfer to CHC’s own system. This will speed up the establishment of these clinics.
     Please keep in mind that:
  • This link does NOT set up a vaccine appointment. Think of it as starting a virtual line, so that when the clinics are finalized, the process will go faster.
  • You must fill out the form to get a vaccination appointment through CHC.
  • Every Villager who wants a vaccination through CHC at the Village MUST fill out a separate form, with their own email address. Husbands and wives need to have their own forms. The system will not let two people register using the same email address.
  • You will not be charged for the vaccine, but your insurance information is needed so CHC may seek reimbursement for an administrative cost. Even if you do not have insurance, you will be able to receive the vaccine.
  • As soon as the vaccination clinics are finalized, we will announce them.
  • Any Villager who lacks access to the internet may call Donna Farrell at the Activities Desk, (203) 264-9644 Option 1, for help.
State of Connecticut Offers COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Options
Click here for the state's information on getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Due to high traffic volume at websites and phone lines, eligible residents may encounter delays scheduling appointments. Please try back later. Appointment availability is limited, but new time slots will open as they become available. Please be patient.
 
Heritage Village has been named number 11 in the top 25 retirement destinations in the US in a recent Consumer Affairs article.
We also had a perfect score for the amenities we offer. Click here to read the Consumer Affairs article.
 
The Town of Southbury has Experienced an Uptick in Confirmed Rabid Wildlife
Unfortunately, on 01/04/21, there was a Bobcat attack on a pet and her two owners in Southbury. Though this was a rare and isolated incident, it is important for residents to be aware.
     Thankfully, the dog was up to date on her Rabies vaccinations and the owners began their Rabies vaccination series. The dog has been placed on a 45 day strict confinement and should make a recovery. If the pet had not had a Rabies vaccination, she may have been placed on a six month quarantine, or even been subject to mandated euthanasia as Rabies virus poses a public health and safety issue.
     This serves as a reminder of the importance of vaccinations for pets. Animal Control asks owners to make certain that all pets, indoor and outdoor, are up to date with their rabies vaccinations.
     Animal Control would like to remind pet owners to supervise their pets and to be cautious of leaving them unattended while outdoors. While walking outside or hiking, it is recommended to have a second person accompanying 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.
 
Chimney Cleaning Reminder
The Village has recently had a chimney fire due to a flue that had not been cleaned. During this winter season we would like to remind residents that the cleaning of chimney flues is the responsibility of the unit owner not the HVMA. Please do not assume that your chimney is prepared for a fire. Please have a professional look at it before using your fireplace. And always be sure that your flue is open before using. 
 
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.