What are your suggestions for a quiet place to relax between appts?

Posted by Jamie Olson @jamienolson, Jun 25, 2017

What are your favorite quiet places to relax in between appointments while at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, Arizona or Florida?

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Another interesting place in Rochester, MN to see is the Mayo Clinic Heritage Hall – http://history.mayoclinic.org/tours-events/mayo-clinic-heritage-hall.php

John

If you are at the Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester and find yourself downtown, the little Park west of the Guggenheim Building downtown (across from the Baldwin parking ramp) is nice, with plenty of trees, bushes and benches. The little plaza between the Plummer/Siebens Buildings and the Mayo Building is also nicely landscaped and has nice benches to rest upon.

In the warmer months, sitting outside at Hefe Rojo, the roof of The Tap House or La Vetta (great downtown view) is pleasant for a drink or meal.

If you are at Saint Marys, there are pretty parks behind the hospital and to the north of it along 14th Ave. Also, if you are up for more of a walk, the neighborhood behind Saint Marys is traditionally called Pill Hill and is fun to walk around and see all the unique older homes.

The Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program is a healing tranquil place to go in between appointments while at Mayo in Rochester, MN. They have yoga classes that open to the public (small fee) or you can actually book a relaxation therapy such as massage at Rejuvenate (also for a reasonable fee). Going to the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Center really helped give me an infusion of positive energy during mentally/physically challenging days. It’s very easy to find and is a lovely serene space.

@clockrem12

My favorite secret spot is what I call the “nap room” right next to the communications center in the Gonda building, subway level. Wonderful recliners and ideal lighting for rest time! #askthemayoconcierge

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This is my favorite spot too!!!! I love all the other places noted but this is a special place to recharge

I envy you all that are looking for a place to relax between appts at Mayo. Some of us don’t have that option. With some disabilities, it takes us forever to get from one appt to another…at least at the Mayo in Minnesota where each change of site is a hike. Maybe they designed it that way so us patients get some exercise while there! gailfaith

@gailfaith

I envy you all that are looking for a place to relax between appts at Mayo. Some of us don’t have that option. With some disabilities, it takes us forever to get from one appt to another…at least at the Mayo in Minnesota where each change of site is a hike. Maybe they designed it that way so us patients get some exercise while there! gailfaith

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@gailfaith, I do not know what limitations you have. Are you aware that there are wheelchairs available, at no cost, for patients to use to go to appointments? When I needed one, my husband would push it. There are volunteers available if you want someone to push it for you.
Rosemary

@gailfaith

I envy you all that are looking for a place to relax between appts at Mayo. Some of us don’t have that option. With some disabilities, it takes us forever to get from one appt to another…at least at the Mayo in Minnesota where each change of site is a hike. Maybe they designed it that way so us patients get some exercise while there! gailfaith

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thanks for you reply @rosemarya. Yes I even used the wheelchairs at Mayo and was pushed by volunteers. As soon as I sent my note, I realized I should have mentioned that also, but didn’t. 20-20 hindsight! @gailfaith

I like the Gonda atrium. At Mayo in Rochester. It is quiet when no one is playing the piano. Although the piano music is soothing too. Plus it’s a great place to people watch.

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