Events & Activities
Featured events and Mayo's monthly activity calendars.
Featured events and Mayo's monthly activity calendars.
Hello family and friends of Mayo,
Thank you to those that joined our Town Hall on Tuesday August 31st. Our next Town Hall meeting will be held Tuesday September 28th, 2021, at 4pm. As with the last couple of meetings, we will continue to use the same link and password for all Town Halls going forward.
Meeting ID: 943 9418 6743 Passcode: 786210
Here is a recap of what was covered in the call:
We have a new administrator now. Many of you already are familiar with her as she has been our Assistant Administrator and is pleased to announce stepping into the position as Administrator; Danielle Nickerson. She has been with Mayo for a little over 3 years now, and has 10+ years of experience in healthcare. Danielle looks forward to continuing to provide the best care to your loved ones, here at Mayo.
Our Activities Department Continues with the wonderful moral lifting and fun activities. Today is Disney Day! Residents have also enjoyed Shark Week, a Fishing Derby, and an Adopt-a-Pet Day this month. Next month we will have our First Annual Corn Husking event as well as participating in the Northfield Labor Day parade (staff only to participate), fall foliage rides, County Fair Rides. We are also still offering video calls and phone calls to connect, please reach out to Vicki Slocum to schedule these (, 802-485-3161).
We have had two staff members test positive for COVID-19. These were external exposures, outside of Mayo Healthcare, and pose a low risk to your loved ones and our residents. Testing is taking place twice weekly for staff, and once a week for residents through September 9, 2021.
We continue to have 100% of our residents fully vaccinated, and we have 89% of our staff vaccinated.
Current visitation guidelines:
All visit appointments need to be made by calling 802-485-3161 or emailing Monday-Friday between 8:30am- 4:30pm
Please call 24 hours in advance of the time you would like to visit.
Outdoor visits on campus can have up to 4 visitors at a time
Visitations are now available 7 days a week from 9am until 7pm, except during mealtimes.
Children aged 3 and up are allowed to visit so long as they can properly wear a mask for the duration of the visit
Dogs are permitted for outdoor visits as long as current health and vaccination records are on file prior to the visit
Indoor visits are on hold at this time due to staff testing positive
Visits, both on and off campus, must be scheduled ahead of time
Indoor visits are still limited to 2 visitors at a time on hold at this time
Visits are scheduled for 1 hour
All visitors will be screened and escorted to and from visits by a staff member
Mask must be worn while being screened and walking through hallways and in common areas.
As a reminder, nursing homes and residential care facilities will remain under restrictions longer than most places. Governor Scott lifting restrictions does not apply to Mayo Healthcare. All visits must still be scheduled ahead of time by calling the main number (802-485-3161) Monday-Friday between 8:30am-4:30pm, or emailing Becky Kirk (). Visits themselves can take place 7-days a week. Even if you are taking your loved one off-campus, you must still schedule this ahead of time.
When you are visiting on campus, visitors will be escorted to the room, as well as back out after the visit is over. Visitors are still not allowed to wander in the hallways or go to the Administrative area.
Although we cannot dictate what you do with your loved ones when you go off campus, we do kindly ask that you try to avoid crowds, and remember anything that your loved ones are exposed to, everyone in the building will be exposed to the same thing.
Our next Town Hall will be Tuesday September 28, 2021
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 943 9418 6743
Questions asked and comments made during Town Hall:
What happened to the former administrator? Tim McAdoo gave his resignation to seek other professional opportunities.
Is there a time limit? For on-campus visits, visits are limited to 1 hour at this time. For off-campus visits there is no time limit. We do require 72-hour notice for somebody to be out for periods of time when medications are due, and take medical concerns into consideration.
If it is raining, can we visit under the awning outside instead of Zoom or FaceTime? Yes, we will do our best to utilize the awnings during rainy weather.
When are residents going to be receiving booster shots for COVID-19? Mayo Healthcare is in communication with the Vermont Department of Health regarding boosters. We should be hearing more about booster clinics for the facility in September.
When will residents being getting flu shots?
Comments from the Town Hall, some paraphrasing for clarity.
“Great job Vicki and staff! Love what you do for our loved ones.”
“VT is the #1vaccinated state in the US” and Hawaii is catching up
“Healthcare is really hard, and especially in the last year and a half. The burnout risk for healthcare workers is real, thank you for all that you do and for sticking through”
“Love the creative activities and all of the smiling faces! Thanks for sharing on FaceBook for all to enjoy!”
As always, thank you for your patience and your kind words. Thank you for trusting us to provide care to your loved ones. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns ahead of our next Town Hall on September 28, 2021 at 4pm. You can call the main number or reach out Anne Lattrell, LMSW by email as well; .
Mayo Healthcare Team
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.
Our annual county fair day will be full of excitement! We will have live entertainment, games and fair food.
You can help us raise funds to support the good work we do while you shop. It’s simple. Just go to AmazonSmile.com, select Mayo Healthcare as your chosen non-profit organization, and shop. Mayo will recieve 0.5% of all eligible purchases. It’s that easy. Thank you for your help and enjoy!
Mayo is on Facebook! Please go to:
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This month we welcome more live music! Our courtyard will be filled with music from The Good Old Boys, Cooie, Colin McCaffrey, Mark Harding, and Scott Campbell!
If you see any of our fantastic housekeeping team make sure you thank them for all of their hard work that they do every single day! We appreciate them so much!
We will be celebrating National Assisted Living week by having spirit week:
Monday: Tie Dye Day – Tuesday: Tacky Tourist Day Wednesday: Western Day – Thursday: Polka Dot Day – Friday: Mayo Gear and Crazy Hair.
We will also be treating our amazing staff with subs, a barbeque and pizza.