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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Marion health provider expands into The Villages with new location

A group of health care providers serving Marion County has expanded into The Villages.

Heart of Florida Health Centers was set to officially open its first location this week at 3365 Wedgewood Lane at Southern Trace Plaza.

Heart of Florida Health Center at 3365 Wedgewood Lane in The Villages
Heart of Florida Health Center at 3365 Wedgewood Lane in The Villages

The company began accepting new patients on Monday, Sept. 18, at its new state-of-the-art facility, which is equipped to provide comprehensive primary care services to individuals and families.

“We are thrilled to be a part of The Villages and Sumter County community. This expansion allows us to extend our services to even more individuals and families, and we are committed to being an excellent community partner,” said Matt Clay, CEO of Heart of Florida Health Centers.

According to the organization, the new location will also feature an onsite pharmacy in the near future.

The organization currently operates 10 other locations, including seven in the city of Ocala, one in Belleview and one in Dunnellon.

The multi-modal paths are open to everybody

A Village of Gilchrist woman, in a Letter to the Editor, says the multi-modal paths are to be shared by everyone and are not exclusively for golf carts.

I enjoy riding my bicycle on multi-modal paths in The Villages

A Village of Dunedin resident, who frequently rides a bicycle on the multi-modal paths in The Villages, responds to a Letter to the Editor from a resident of the Village of DeSoto.

Pedestrians are not always treated with respect on multi-modal paths

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Osceola Hills at Soaring Eagle resident says that pedestrians are not always treated with respect on the multi-modal paths.

The rule is that we are supposed to share the paths

A Village of Linden offers some clarification about the intent for the use of the multi-modal paths in The Villages.

Multi-functional paths can accommodate all

A Village of Santo Domingo reader takes issue with a Villager who said that walkers and bicyclists need to get out of the way of golf carts on the multi-modal paths.