Heritage Village and The Aging Population
Southbury is home to a variety of retirement facilities, including Heritage Village, New England's largest retirement community. Heritage Village sits on 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) and includes approximately 2,580 homes with 4,000 people. It is billed as being an "active retirement" community, offering many activities. Heritage Village was planned in the 1960s, as I-84 was completed in the area. Potential Heritage Village residents must be 55 years of age or older.
By 2013, about 30% of the population of Southbury is expected to be 60 years of age or older. By 2020, about 40% will 60 or older. Southbury has developed a three-phase plan to increase services for the services. The former Southbury Library was converted into a senior center; it also houses the new home of the area Parks & Recreations Department.
- Kensington Green
- Lutheran Home of Southbury
- River Glen Health Care Center
Other "active senior living" options that provide independent living, assisted living, and memory care in Southbury include:
- Pomperaug Woods
- Watermark at East Hill
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