February 9, 2021

Surveillance testing of staff according to guidance from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to be done twice weekly.

All Residents of the Nursing Center, Ross-Worthen and Llewsac Lodge along with 320 employees have received the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

The Residents of the Cluster Homes and Apartments have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at the Village on February 1 and will receive the second dose on March 1.

If Residents of the Cluster Homes and Apartments would like informational memos regarding Village updates emailed to a family member, they should contact our Village Clinic (781-276-1905) with their family member’s email address.

The Village General Store, which is well-stocked with additional offerings, is open.

The Village Clinic is open by appointment for medical needs.

The Fitness Center, The Village Hair Stylist and the Spa are open by appointment.

The Dedham Savings Branch Bank is open.

The Brass Rail and the Abbott Room are temporarily closed.

Anyone entering our community is screened for signs or symptoms of respiratory infection, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat and a temperature check per DPH guidelines.

Employees are wearing masks while at work and continue to be screened daily with temperatures taken.

Residents are our key partners in keeping themselves and others healthy, and we are frequently reminding them of all the preventive recommendations, to wear masks, to wash their hands often, and to practice social distancing.

Please feel welcome to contact the Marketing Department at 781-275-8700 x 1203 with any questions.

A note of gratitude from Barbara A. Doyle, President and CEO

During this challenging time as things change daily, we are continually reminded of the importance of the strong organizational foundation on which the Village rests. Our steadfast adherence to our mission and our governance will ensure that we emerge from this dark time in excellent shape. We also find comfort in the kindness and patience we are experiencing throughout the Village. The staff is working tirelessly to ensure the health and safety of our Residents and each other. Residents are adhering to the preventive guidelines, adapting to the restrictions and looking out for one another. Our Residents and their families, while having to bear the heavy burden of being separated, graciously check in with us to offer words of encouragement and gratitude.

I overwhelmingly appreciate every act of kindness, every encouraging word and the tremendous sacrifices staff, Residents and family members are having to make in order to protect each other. As I have said in the past, we have always examined how decisions we make today will positively shape and sustain our vibrant community. Today, we join and move forward together in a different way and, as ever, I am proud to be a part of the Carleton-Willard family.