The Bradley Arnold Presentation

The Bradley Arnold presentation on July 13 at Colony Recreation Center is


    The Villages have again closed all rooms for lifestyle groups

  Our VHA newspaper, The Voice, was in print and then the decision

  by The Villages was decided. 

                          Sorry for the inconvenience 



Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Nicole Nikki Fried Division of Consumer Services (850) 410-3800 The Rhodes Building 2005 Apalachee Parkway Tallahassee, Florida 32399-6500
  July 6, 2020  

FDACS Works to Increase Consumer Safety and Accountability for COVID-19 Directives

Tallahassee, Fla. – With over 10,000 new COVID-19 cases in Florida today alone, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is making available the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' (FDACS) Division of Consumer Services to help hold bad actors accountable for ignoring COVID-19 directives. "As Florida's COVID-19 cases skyrocket, we must all do our part to beat this virus. We're making our Division of Consumer Services available to help hold bad actors accountable for ignoring COVID-19 directives," said Commissioner Fried. "We have been in touch with the 40,000 licensed businesses we regulate to provide guidance on sanitization and safety procedures. But guidelines and directives only help reduce COVID-19's spread if everyone follows the rules. Consumers who see businesses and organizations ignoring state or local ordinances should report it to FDACS at 1-800-HELP-FLA or" Since March 1, FDACS has received 815 consumer complaints related to COVID-19 regarding travel, landlord/tenant, moving and storage, gyms and health studios, and other issues. FDACS has provided guidance to food retailers, markets, and other businesses on food safety and sanitization practices to help mitigate the spread of the virus. "Slowing the spread of COVID-19 in Florida should be critical to every consumer, resident, and visitor," said Susan McGrath, Executive Director of the Florida Consumer Action Network. "Keeping our communities safe will take everyone working together, and that includes holding accountable those who fail to follow state and local rules on public health and safety. We thank Commissioner Fried for making Florida's consumer protection agency available to help ensure businesses put Floridians' health first." For Consumers: To file a consumer complaint, use the Division of Consumer Services' online form or call 1-800-HELP-FLA (1-800-FL-AYUDA en Español). Examples of state and local COVID-19 ordinances include requirements for wearing of face masks, closures and capacity limitations of certain businesses such as bars and restaurants, and the presence of handwashing stations in food preparation areas of retail establishments. Local communities have also encouraged residents to report violations of COVID-19 ordinances. Consumers should check local government websites for the latest information on local COVID-19 ordinances. Background: The FDACS Division of Consumer Services is Florida's state consumer protection agency, responsible for handling consumer complaints, protecting against unfair and unsafe business practices, and more. FDACS handles over 400,000 consumer complaints and inquiries annually, oversees more than 500,000 regulated devices, entities, and products like gas pumps and grocery scales, performs over 61,000 lab analyses on products like gasoline and brake fluid, performs nearly 9,000 fair ride inspections, and returned over $2.8 million to consumers through mediations with businesses. The Division regulates a wide variety of businesses including motor vehicle repair shops, pawnbrokers, health studios, travel sellers, intrastate movers, professional surveyors and mappers, sweepstakes/game promotions, and telemarketers.

VHA Golf Cart Clinic Cancellation

VHA Golf Cart Clinic on July 15, at  Colony Recreation Center is




Our VHA newspaper, The Voice, was in print and then the decision by the villages was decided.

Sorry for the inconvenience

Recreation and Parks Announcement

COVID-19 RLVG Leader Updates July 2020

Sumter County Press Release

06-23-20-Press Release

IRS Extends Deadline Date for Estimated Taxes

2020-06-15 - Daily Sun - IRS Extends Deadline For Estimated Tax

CDD Weekly Bulletin 6-10-20


WWII Veterans

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COVID-19 Administrative Message - Special Notification

VCDD Logo e-Notification
Subject: Administrative Message - Special Notification 
Date: 6/1/2020
  COVID-19 District Action Plan May 30, 2020     1:30 p.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 implemented a carefully phased re-opening plan.  As the majority of recreational facilities are now open, this will be the last update of new openings in the format of a COVID-19 District Action Plan.  As additional facilities open and activities resume, updates will be included in The Villages Recreation & Park News, and sent via e-Notification. District Administrative Offices located at 984 Old Mill Run The District Administrative Offices at Lake Sumter Landing are 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
  • The Enrichment Academy (TEA) Courses will resume June 1st
  • All Recreation Sponsored Events remain cancelled
Outdoor Activities & Facilities Currently Open
  • Swimming Pools with limited capacity
  • Outdoor Parks
  • Dog Parks
  • Executive Golf Courses
  • Fishing
  • RC Boats & Cars
  • Lawn Bowling, Croquet, Shuffleboard, Petanque, Corn Toss, Horseshoes, Fishing, Outdoor Fitness Equipment, Basketball, Platform Tennis, Beach Tennis, Tennis, Pickleball, Bocce, Sand Volleyball,
  • Fenney Putt & Play
  • Softball – Practice Only
Indoor Activities Currently Open
  • Billiards
  • Darts
  • Table Shuffleboard
  • Lobby Areas/WiFi Use
  • Savannah Center Computer Lab
  • Mark Twain Library
Recreation Facilities Opening on June 1st
  • Fitness Clubs
  • Arts & Crafts
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.

C-478 Safety Improvement Project

PRESS RELEASE C 478 Safety Improvement Project

Short Term Rental Safety Plan

Press Release_ Approved_Short-term Rental Safety Plan

Hurricane Season

Hurricane Season Prep Media Release 5_12_2020

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


2020 Hoedown

Helping Hands

The VHA has speakers avaliable

Bingo is a Blast

New Residents Night - Meet The Organizations That Provide Your Services