LIFE ENRICHMENT CALENDAR:
Our weekly calendar of events can be found here. It is also updated and posted to our Facebook page each week. Follow the link for details of what's happening at The Manor. Calendars of special events are also posted throughout the building. Join us for an outing or event! Contact Life Enrichment for more details.
THE MANOR WELCOMES ALAN BAGBY, RN AS NURSING DIRECTOR:
Alan Bagby begins his day as any nurse would do - making the rounds of residents at The Manor to ensure all are comfortable and well cared for. He greets residents with a pleasant smile and gentle demeanor and carefully navigates between direct care and his role as Nursing Director.
"My first impression of The Manor was extremely positive. When I was greeted, not only did someone say, 'Hello may I help you?' They walked me to where I needed to be. That's rare. From then, I came to learn how much the residents are the heart and soul of the care that's provided here. I believe deep down, our employees truly care. It's not just a paycheck. It's not just a job."
Bagby should know. His experience in nursing took him on a wide path that included home health care, home health care management, and corrections health care, a part of his career that he admits, "was a little scary at first" but he came to love it.
Originally from Kansas, Bagby moved to Vermont with his spouse. He is a father and grandfather and while both his adult children live in Kansas, he loves Vermont and the opportunity The Manor presents. "I'm truly enjoying getting to know our staff and I look forward to working with our community partners."
In his short time at The Manor, Bagby has come to recognize the culture as having the qualities he believes are essential to good care. "We are collaborative, communicative and compassionate. We try to provide the best customer service to our residents. Families know the customer service they receive as guests is only amplified when it comes to the care of their loved ones."
To reach Alan, you may contact him via email at: or call his office at (802) 888-8712.
For more about The Manor, contact Marketing Director, Mary Collins at (802) 888-8700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Potatoes and ketchup. That’s the “glue” that held Liz Gamble’s booth together at the LaCN Walk for Cancer this past Saturday, in Morrisville. Liz is a cancer survivor and an employee of The Manor where she brings a smile and good cheer to her work in the Nursing Department.
“Liz is a deeply caring person who loves being part of The Manor, her extended family. When I learned that she placed an order for her famous French fries for the cancer walk, knowing what she has been through, it was an instantaneous donation. She is an inspiration!” said, Administrator, Lynn Smith.
Liz’s dedication to giving back is told through the story of her delicious homemade French fries. “I had to make a special order, just for Liz,” explained The Manor’s Executive Chef, John Howell. “300 pounds of potatoes and a caseload of ketchup doesn’t get added to my weekly order very often.”
“As a cancer survivor, it means so much to me to be able to help,” Liz explained. “I do this to say “thank you” to all the people and donors from LaCN who helped me when I was unable to work. They are extremely generous and were always there for me.”
Yet, Liz was not alone in her donation. She quickly says that the effort was a family affair. Liz enlisted her children and grandchildren, especially daughters Tammy and Brenda and Brenda’s husband Tim Hall, to help with the booth. The sisters had four fryers going with Tim overseeing the output. Everyone else pitched in to cut potatoes.
“My family and I raised $1325.00,” Liz said, proudly. “It’s our second year being part of this event, and without my daughters, son-in-law and grandchildren, I could not have done it.”
The cancer survivor and Manor employee knows what it’s like to not feel up to par. “I don’t get around as well as I used to, and I miss my Manor girls so much! But,” she added, “I don’t know of another network like LaCN. They do so much for our community. I needed to be there and to give back.”
300 pounds of potatoes donated from The Manor and $1325 in donations from patrons of the LaCN Walk for Liz Gamble’s homemade French fries is a generosity and one of the best ways she could think of to say, “thank you”.
“It’s nice to go and be with others who’ve had cancer,” she said. “And it’s especially nice to see all the pins and how long someone has been cancer free. Mostly, it’s just nice to support everyone else who’s been through this ordeal and celebrate or remember loved ones. I’m just happy I can do my part to give back.”
The LaCN 2019 Walk raised just over $206,000. For more information about the organization and how you can help, contact them at: (802) 888-2064 • email@example.com.
For more about The Manor and how we contribute to our community, contact Marketing Director, Mary Collins at (802) 888-8700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WCAX-TV, CHANNEL 3 FEATURES SUPER SENIORS PARKER HODGDON AND RICHARD CRON: Channel 3 TV recently visited two of our volunteers and featured them on the program, "Super Seniors". Interviewed were Parker Hodgdon and Richard Cron. Both in their 90s, Parker and Richard were honored for their deep commitment and service to The Manor and for proving, once again, that age is not a factor when it comes to giving back to your community.
Follow this link to see the interview: https://www.wcax.com/content/news/Super-Senior-Richard-Cron-and-Parker-Hodgdon-509384241.html
THE MANOR CELEBRATES ITS VETERANS: In honor of all the men and women who served in our military, The Manor held a celebration of their service with family and friends attending. Each veteran was honored with the gift of a flag in a beautiful presentation case with their name and dates of service on a small plaque. The event was covered by both WCAX Channel 3 and ABC 22
LIFE ENRICHMENT ASSOCIATE, SERGIO TORRES, HONORED AT THE 2018 VHCA AWARDS: Congratulations to Sergio Torres, Activity Assistant of the Year. Nominated by Will Angier, HR, and awarded last night at the VHCA Awards in Killington. We are SO fortunate to have Sergio on our staff and in our Manor family!
THE MANOR IS FEATURED IN MCKNIGHT'S LONG-TERM CARE NEWS:
Reader poll: What do you do to convince residents they've picked the right place?
“We have our own vision, combining hospitality and clinical touches for the highest customer satisfaction. We put cut flowers in every room. We make sure that we respond to them in a timely way and meet every need. We make them feel secure and build trust. We integrate with them and the other residents, and we get them out of their room. For short-term (residents), we send them home with a ‘discharge pie,' then follow up with them for at least 30 days.” — Lynn Smith, Executive Director and Administrator, The Manor, Morristown, VT
THE MANOR IS FEATURED ON WCAX TV CHANNEL 3 NEWS: The Manor was showcased in a story about our employee benefit program featuring a unique buying program with local tire dealers. Administrator Lynn Smith set up the program and Administrative Assistant Kathy Chaffee negotiated with local dealers to purchase winter tires. Over 40 employees participated. The story was followed by WCAX and featured in their newscast.
THE MANOR RECEIVES A GRANT FROM THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION: The Manor was pleased to promote our Dental Health Services with a Dental Fair. More than 50 residents, families, staff and community members attended and learned about good dental care throughout life. In addition, staff participated in three in service trainings to further their dental education in service to residents of The Manor. The Dental Fair and in service training was made possible by a grant from the ADA.
ADMINISTRATOR, LYNN SMITH HONORED AS BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR: It was a proud moment for The Manor at the Lamoille Region Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Celebration, Wednesday night, March 1, 2017, as Lynn Smith was recognized as the LRCC Business Leader of the Year for 2017 in an event that drew over 175 people from across the county.
Nominated by her staff, and named by the LRCC, Smith was recognized for her commitment to residents, their families, her staff and the community. In nominating her, staff said, "This recognition not only represents The Manor, its residents and employees, but underscores the overall quality of healthcare services available in North-Central Vermont and spotlights the true visionary qualities of our Administrator, Lynn Smith."
Smith acknowledged everyone in The Manor family as she accepted the award and commented on the commitment all make to the wellbeing of The Manor's residents as well as the positive relationships with families and the greater Lamoille community. Many colleagues and coworkers were present as she accepted the award.
Congratulations Lynn! An honor well deserved!
Each season brings new and exciting opportunities for residents, families and friends to gather and become part of our enriched Manor community. Do you have a choral group? An expertise or well-loved hobby? A school group, or other interest or talent that you would like to share with us? If so, our Life Enrichment staff would love to hear from you. Contact Life Enrichment Director, Laurie Shapleigh, at The Manor. (802) 888-8700 (or) email@example.com.
LIFE AT THE MANOR
We are an active, vibrant community of people from all walks of life. Our diversity enhances our experience and we welcome you to learn more about The Manor difference. Contact Stephanie Sweet, Resident Care and Services Director at (802) 888-8732, or you may email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Throughout the year, residents of The Manor enjoys numerous outings and excursions including shopping trips, boat rides, foliage tours, apple and berry picking, winter drives and much more. Here, we enjoy a day of baseball at a Mountaineers game! For more about how you can participate, volunteer, or join your loved one on one of our many exciting outings and events, contact our Life Enrichment team.
For moreinformation, contact, Laurie Shapleigh, Life Enrichment Director, at The Manor. (802) 888-8735 (or) email@example.com.
Friday, May 13th was an "Unforgettable" night for residents, families and guests as we danced and enjoyed a vintage fashion show for our very first SENIOR prom! Students and staff served as models as we presented a show of gowns from the 1940's through the 1970's. DJ Dell Hill provided music for dancing; GMTCC students created whimsical cupcakes themed to look like prom attire; and local hairstylists provided all the makeup and hairstyling needs for residents. Special thanks to staffers Arabia Miller, Kassie Miller, Beth Fogg and Ken Ingalls for their help in preparing and setting up the event; to our volunteers, and to student Emily McCormack for all of her behind the scenes preparation. And special thanks to Sharrie Morin for MC'ing our fashion show.
For more information, contact, Mary L. Collins, Marketing Director, at The Manor. (802) 888-8700 (or) firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of The Manor's History Club recently visited the Vermont Statehouse as guests of Rep. Heidi Scheuermann of Stowe for a tour and visit with our State legislators, including Senator Rich Westman. Long on our list of "wishes", the visit proved to be a highlight for all who participated. The group was provided an escorted tour by members of the statehouse staff.
For more information, contact, Marketing Director, Mary L. Collins at: email@example.com.
The Manor was pleased to host Governor Phil Scott and members of the Lamoille Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber’s recent breakfast, held February 18th. Speaking about his Lamoille County roots and on issues facing Vermont’s economy, the Lt. Governor was greeted by more than sixty business and community leaders in addition to The Manor staff.
In her welcoming remarks, Administrator and Executive Director, Lynn Smith said, “As a leading health care resource in Lamoille County, The Manor is also one of Vermont’s most successful nonprofit businesses that focuses on our most vulnerable population, our sick and elderly. It is a true honor, privilege and responsibility to serve this community.” She added, “Currently fully 64% of our residents receive Medicaid benefits. Balancing quality care with limits to reimburse-ment as well as our tax burden requires us to be astute fiscal managers. We are very pleased to welcome our Lt. Governor to The Manor and to host this important conversation with fellow members of the Lamoille Region Chamber of Commerce.”
For more information, contact, Marketing Director, Mary L. Collins at: firstname.lastname@example.org.