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January 31, 2023

January 2023 Town Hall Summary

Hello family and friends of Mayo,

Thank you again to those of you who were able to join us live for our January Town Hall. Below is the summary of what we covered. Please remember to look at our website and our Facebook page for updates as well.

Our next Town Hall will be held February 28th at 4pm

Meeting ID: 886 2886 7356 Passcode719173

Activities at Mayo:
We enjoyed many activities at Mayo in the month of January and we have a great line up of activities for February. Some of the January activities were New Year’s Day resolutions, What’s new at the Market, there was new entertainment from Donna Thunder and continued entertainment by Collin McCaffey, The Crones, Mark Harding, Cooie and Glory Bound. The residents enjoyed M&M, popcorn and jelly tasting parties as well as celebrated many national days including Maintenance Day, Activity professional week, Trivia, Bird, Winnie the Pooh, popcorn and puzzle day.

Upcoming activities include a guest speaker on animal sheds, themed tea parties, super bowl party and highlights, Valentine Ball with Norwich Cadets, and Mardi Gras party! National days to celebrate in February are Groundhogs Day, wear red day, Valentine’s Day, caregivers day, Mardi Gras and President’s day.

We continue to welcome volunteers and have many that are coming in and interacting with our residents! If you are interested in volunteering, contact Vicki Slocum, Activity Director for more information.

Be sure to check out our Facebook page to see all the fun we have had!

We continue to enjoy seeing dogs come in and visit us. Thank you for getting the required information (below) to Vicki Slocum, Activity Director prior to bringing dogs into the building for visits. Dogs must be well behaved and remain on leash, in addition to having proper paperwork on file. Visitors must provide proof of the following information for your dog to Vicki Slocum, Activities Director, prior to visiting. You can email these to Vicki at 

  • Rabies vaccination
  • Distemper vaccination
  • Kennel cough vaccination
  • Town license/registration


We are thankful for Emily McKenna from Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice for her presentation regarding Hospice supports offered by CVHHH. If you have further questions, please feel free to reach out to Jim Budis at 802-224-2240 or

Don’t forget that you can support and encourage our staff by sharing compliments about our staff, a broad compliment or it can be for a specific staff for their hard work each day and we will award them with the Shining Star! This helps with staff morale and is a positive way to share and care about our hard working staff here at Mayo. The email is

COVID-19 Activity at Mayo Healthcare: 
We continue to be COVID free here at Mayo. Mayo is offering the bivalent boosters to residents as well as staff. If you would like your loved one to get the bivalent booster and they have not yet received it and you have the authority as Healthcare Agent or Healthcare Power of Attorney, please call the facility if you have not done so already to provide consent.

Flu Activity: 

Mayo continues to remind family and friends that it is flu season. If you have any symptoms or have been exposed to the flu, please refrain from visiting until symptoms have resolved. We had a small flu outbreak on campus; however we seem to be over the worst of it.

Visitation Guidelines at Mayo:
We continue to be open to visits on both sides of Mayo. The guidelines for visitation are as follow:

  • Visiting hours: 9am-7pm 7 days a week (please try to avoid meal times- 11:45 to approx. 1:30 and 4:45 to approx.. 6:30
  • Eating with your loved one is not permitted on campus at this time (you may bring your loved one out of the building and eat outside, weather permitting) *
  • Ring the doorbell when you arrive
  • You will be screened for both for indoor or outdoor visits
  • Staff will escort you to your loved one’s room from the front entrance
  • Masks continue to be required for indoor visits. You will be asked to leave if you need to be reminded more than once.
  • We ask that visitors do not to wander the halls, please use call bell for assistance
  • Call bell must be used at end of visit to be escorted by staff back to the entrance
  • If you ring the doorbell and a staff member doesn’t come greet you, please call the facility. Sometimes our staff is with residents in their room and are unable to hear the doorbell. Mayo Residential Care- 802-485-3168; Mayo Rehabilitation and Continuing Care- 802-485-3161
  • Failure to comply with the above guidelines is grounds for visit to be ended early


Off-campus visits continue to be permitted. Please provide 72-hour notice before taking your loved one out. This is to allow us time to have pharmacy send medications that we can send out with you for medications that are due during the time you would like to have your loved one out.

After visiting with your loved one, whether on campus or off campus, if you test positive for COVID-19 or the flu, please call and let Mayo Healthcare know as soon as possible. The sooner we know, the quicker we can take precautions for potentially exposed residents to minimize the spread internally. It is nothing to be ashamed of; it is the world we all live in. The sooner we know, the quicker we can protect residents, staff and visitors from an outbreak occurring in house.

Parking at Mayo:                                                                                  

When you arrive on campus, please make sure your car is always locked. Residents may become confused at times and try to get into vehicles. Do not ever leave your car unlocked with keys in the car. This could harm a resident. If you have any questions please speak with Danielle Nickerson, Administrator.

Thank you for your support, patience and kindness. It is an honor and a pleasure to care for your loved ones. Kind words and actions mean so much to all of us here at Mayo. We are fortunate here at Mayo Healthcare to have the special workforce that we have. Our staff have big hearts and take their roles very seriously in providing care and support to your loved ones.


Thank you,

Mayo Healthcare Team

Connect with your loved ones by Skype, FaceTime or Zoom

Mayo would like to offer Skype, FaceTime and Zoom dates for you to connect with your loved ones. Please email Vicki Slocum, Activity Director, Monday through Friday for more information.

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February 2023

Live Entertainment

Glory Bound, Cooie, Donna Thunder and Mark Harding!!

February 2023

National Day's

This month some of the National Day’s we will be celebrating are: Groundhog Day, Wear Red Day, Valentine’s Day, Caregivers Day, President’s Day and Mardi Gras!

February 1, 2023

Guest Speaker on Animal Sheds

We are super excited to bring nature inside our community! Our guest speaker, John Slocum will be bringing in several different animal mounts and antler sheds. This will be an interactive activity, our residents will be able to get up close with all of the animals! Make sure you look at our Facebook page for  this event!

February 15, 2023

Valentine's Ball With Norwich University

We are so ecstatic to be able to have the annual Valentine’s Ball back with Norwich University Cadets after three years of it being on hold. It will look a bit different this year with the cadets having to be masked up and not being able to eat with our residents, we will still serve them a fantastic spread before hand, as our dietary department is so amazing! There is a buzz in the air!!!

February 21, 2023

Mardi Gras Party

We will be celebrating Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday with live entertainment, food and fun!

March 9, 2023

Sugar On Snow Party

March is the sweetest month of all and we like to kick it off with an old fashion sugar on snow party!

March 15, 2023


Back by popular demand we will turn our dining room into an ice fishing rink! You will not want to miss this event on our Facebook page.

March 17, 2023

St. Patrick's Day

We will be celebrating the luck of the Irish with a delicious shamrock shake and a lot of Irish music!

March 22, 2023

Booze and Tattoos

There is nothing quite like getting a “homemade” tattoo and having a little drink to make it feel even better! This is always a fun event that makes everyone smile!


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