Villagers are able to enjoy many of the best things in life here in The Villages®. The Villages Health (TVH) is providing the finest health care available. Our innovative model isn’t just about world-class care – it’s about people living longer, healthier lives. This means enjoying each day with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that some of our nation’s best medical professionals are close by when you need them. Beyond our comprehensive services that cover a complete range of medical needs for our patients, we offer the residents of The Villages health education, prevention services and community events support. It’s all part of our vision to help The Villages be America’s Healthiest Hometown®.
Supporting Community Events
To us, The Villages is more than just a place to work. We spend time out in the community, making this a healthier place for all. We are honored to support these annual events:
The Villages 16th Annual BBQ Bash
The Villages 16th Annual BBQ Bash was held Saturday afternoon, March 4th, and was hosted by Buffalo PRIDE – The Villages Charter School’s student support organization. This year’s Bash was a huge success as it featured more than 45 different barbecue entries, including beef, pork and poultry, with more than 30 vendors lining the Spanish Springs Square. TVH was a proud participant that not only served food, but also provided health information to attendees. This is one of the school’s largest fundraising events, raising over $51,000 in proceeds.
Largest Team Participation at Spanish Springs 5K
TVH came out in full force at Spanish Springs 5K on April 15th! There were 128 participants on TVH team and fun was had by all. Team TVH took home the “largest team” trophy and Dr. Wemlinger also placed in her division!
TVH Sponsors The Senior Games Again in 2017
TVH was proud to sponsor The Senior Games again this year which took place April 26-30 all throughout The Villages. Our TVH volunteers, working along other volunteers, manned the hospitality tent for approximately 3,000 athletes on April 25th. On game days, TVH coordinated all athlete meals. TVH volunteers picked up the food, set up the rooms, and handed out lunches to the athletes and guests.
Yoga on the Square at Lake Sumter
In celebration of International Yoga Day, The Villages, along with sponsors including TVH, held Yoga on the Square at Lake Sumter Landing. Residents and guests of all ages participated in the hour-long event on June 21st. Dr. Laura Cloukey, Medical Director at Pinellas Care Center, said at the start of the event, “It doesn’t matter who is on the mat to your left, to your right, in front of you or behind you. This is about you and your journey.” The tranquil hour and yoga event was supported by our TVH Patient Services Representatives.
Offering Health Education Community-Wide
The Villages Health Learning Center provides health, wellness and chronic care management classes for our patients and for anyone in The Villages and surrounding communities to attend. Empowering people through education is an important aspect of helping to make The Villages America’s Healthiest Hometown. We are partnering in the self-care process to provide tangible information that can be applied to people’s daily lifestyle.
We offer between 30-40 classes every month. Classes rotate between each of our Care Centers. Most classes are free. Visit our Learning Center to learn more!
Screenings and vaccines are critical in keeping people healthy and detecting illness early. At TVH, our patients benefit from our focus on prevention. We are ranked in the top 1% of health systems in the country for the quality care we provide our patients. Many of these quality measures involve ensuring patients receive screenings and routine tests.
In addition to our patients being provided preventive services, we offer the opportunity for people throughout the community to take advantage of free screenings. Through our Learning Center, we provide memory screenings and BMI testing. Visit our Learning Center to learn more!