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Sumter School Supply Drive

I am hosting a Sumter Schools Supply Drive next week at three different Regional Recreation Centers.  Attached is the flyer and I would really appreciate it if you would share it with your friends and neighbors.


We have already received notices from businesses and organizations that have donated so much in the past years, that because of the Covid Shutdown period, they are not in the position to donate supplies this year.  I am hoping the residents of The Villages will help fill that void.   


Thank you for passing this information along, as the more residents we get involved, the more successful this event will be for our students....  Take care ....Sally

  Sally Moss Sumter County School Board Phone:  352-445-4120

Covid-19 District Action Plan

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Subject: Administrative Message
Date: 7/15/2020
  COVID-19 District Action Plan July 15, 2020 8 a.m. The safety of residents, guests, staff and visitors in The Villages community continues to be of utmost importance to the District.  As the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Florida Department of Health and Governor DeSantis on the prevention of COVID-19 continues to update, the District continues to modify our operations.  Please continue to monitor and The Villages Recreation & Park News for the latest updates.   District Administrative Offices located at 984 Old Mill Run The District Administrative Offices at Lake Sumter Landing remain open on an appointment only basis.  Appointments can be made by emailing or contacting the appropriate District Department.  If you do not know which department to contact, please call the District Customer Service Center at (352) 753-4508.  Masks are required for all appointments at the District offices.  There is a drop box available in the breezeway outside of the District office.  If you need to drop off correspondence, please utilize the locked drop box.  Recreation Centers & Activities To view a complete list of the activities and facilities, as well as the guidelines and restrictions for use, please click on the following link:  Recreation & Park News
  • All outdoor courts and swimming pools are open with limited capacity and social distancing guidelines in place
  • Residents are encouraged to sanitize all outdoor equipment before and after using it
  • All Resident Lifestyle Events remain cancelled
  • All Recreation Sponsored Events remain cancelled
  • Fitness Clubs will close effective Monday, July 20th
Other District Cancellations:
  • CDD Orientation
  • Resident Academy
  • The Villages Public Safety Department
    • Smoke detector changes
    • CPR classes
District Board Meetings
  • To comply with social distancing guidelines, all District Board meetings are being held at the Savannah Center. 
Executive Golf
  • The Starter Shacks continue to remain cashless.  To pay your Executive Trail Fees, please contact any Regional Recreation Center or the District Customer Service Center.
  • Guests are temporarily not permitted to golf on the Executive Courses.
 The District continues to utilize additional cleaning, sanitization and safety measures for the protection of residents, staff and guests.  Some of the additional safety measures you may see throughout the community include
  • Additional cleaning and disinfection
  • Aerosol disinfection
  • Social distancing measures including screens or added spacing between team members
We continue to encourage you to follow all guidance provided by the CDC as is relates to social distancing and individual responsibilities pertaining to personal preparedness.  Please visit and ensure you are signed up to receive e-Notifications for the most up-to-date information.

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Helping Hands Resume Operations

Greetings, As President of The VHA Helping Hands program, I, like many of you, watched Governor DeSantis last Wednesday evening in anticipation of what Phase One of our recovery program would be like.  As I listened to his remarks my mind wandered over the past two months and how we as Villagers responded.  We did not demand from our public officials what they could not provide, what we did was look for ways to help others.  We made masks, donated food, and found other ways to help those less fortunate.  We prayed for our doctors, nurses, first responders, and those affected by this terrible disease.  As Governor DeSantis stated, we will now take steps to a slow methodical approach to recovery and what we considered normal. I, along with our board of directors and great volunteers, are happy to announce that The Helping Hands Program will resume operations on Thursday, May 7.  There will be changes as we move through Phase One and I will use the rest of my message to explain our procedures. 
  • Procedures will be modified to accommodate special requirements regarding state guidelines.
  • Our hours of operation will remain the same:  11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. daily.
PICK UP PROCEDURE We will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to issue equipment requested by phone (352) 973-2284 prior to the pick-up date.
  • Residents exhibiting symptoms of virus:  Remain home and have a family member or friend pick up equipment.
  • We will not have a delivery service at this time.  Pick-up only
  • Residents must wear a mask of some type when picking up equipment
  • Residents will be required to maintain social distance guidelines (6 feet)
  • One resident in main office at a time.  Three residents will be allowed in the conference room area practicing proper social distancing.
RETURNING EQUIPMENT We will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays for the return of equipment.  (we have around 300 pieces of equipment on loan and due back currently).
  • Residents exhibiting symptoms of virus: Remain home and have a family member or friend return equipment.
  • Residents are requested to have original tag from equipment or agreement form received when equipment was picked up.  If you do not have either of those items, please print on a piece of paper your name, phone number and type of equipment being returned.
  • Residents may return equipment by car or golf cart, curb side, behind the VHA office in the parking lot off Paige Road.  Helping Hands volunteers will take one vehicle at a time.
  • Residents must wear a mask of some type when passing equipment to Helping Hands volunteers, or place equipment on paved area for the Helping Hands volunteers.
Please understand our process may be slower as we reopen.  We have new computer procedures as well as equipment sanitizing procedures that will slow the process down.  All our equipment has been sprayed with a Medical Grade sanitizer/disinfectant prior to being issued.  As always, our volunteers are prepared to take monetary donations.  At this time, we cannot accept donations of DME equipment. To join our team, give us a call at (352) 973-2284, or send an email to Thanks for the opportunity to serve, Bill Gottschalk President, The VHA Hel

VHA Community Foundations

The VHA Community Foundation presented a check for $3,275 to Our Moment Café (OMC) to help fund its operations that provide a social program for those with memory loss and their caregivers. Pictured left to right: Dick Boyden, Joan Bender, OMC Executive Director, Duane Johnson, President, VHA Community Foundation, Elaine Eisenhauer


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