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The Villages
Thursday, June 8, 2023

Community Watch offers friendly voice for those who may be isolated

Community Watch offer the Adult Watch Program is a service provided to residents who live alone, or have a partner that needs someone to call them for a well-being check.

Residents choose the time of the call, as well as how many calls a week they would like. The Community Watch Communications Center will call, if there is no answer, they wait five minutes and call again. If still no answer, dispatch will send out a patrol driver to check on the resident.

At the same time local hospitals will be checked to see if the resident has been admitted. If not a patient, and if the patrol driver is not able to locate the resident.

Dispatch will contact key holders or friends listed, to see if they know where the resident is. If not, The Villages Public Safety Department and/or law enforcement, will be notified. To sign up, visit the Customer Service Office at 984 Old Mill Run in Lake Sumter Landing or the Customer Service Satellite Office at 4856 S. Morse Blvd. There is no fee for this service. If you’d like to fill out the registration form prior to your visit, you can download it from the following link — Adult Watch Program Application

Let the Andersons keep their cross

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Belvedere resident contends a couple in The Villages should be allowed to keep their little white cross.

Did local media overlook the anniversary of D-Day?

A Village of Hawkins resident, in a Letter to the Editor, chides local media which did not properly mark the D-Day anniversary.

Little white cross is yard art

A Sharon Villas resident contends the little white crosses are yard art. Read his Letter to the Editor.

We moved to a retirement community not a timeshare community

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of DeLuna resident says she moved to a retirement community, not a timeshare community.

They just want to break the rules

A Villa Berea resident, in a Letter to the Editor, contends the Villagers fighting to keep their little white cross simply want to break the rules.