St. John’s Elders Look Ahead to 2016

For some folks, the days of making New Year’s resolutions are over. “My resolution this year is to stop making resolutions,” explained John, a resident at St. John’s Meadows. “What’s the point? I wouldn’t keep any of them anyway,” he said with a laugh.

For others, New Year’s Eve is a time to reflect on the past and look towards the future. For Margaret, a client at St. John’s Skalny Day Break Adult Day Program, the coming year means more opportunities to give back. Margaret had a heart transplant in 2012, and believes the second chance she was given allows for her to embrace new clients coming to Skalny Day Break, making them feel welcome. “I want everybody to be good to each other,” said Margaret. ”God gave me this new heart, and I’ll continue to use it. It’s my grace. That’s how I give back. Pass it on!” 

Milton Bull, President of the Resident Council of St. John’s Home, hopes 2016 will provide more occasions to work collaboratively with as many people as possible to make his home better for everyone. “I’m looking forward to working with administration to help improve things here,” said Milton, who describes himself as a supporter of both his fellow elders and staff members alike. “I’m not just an advocate for myself and the residents, I’m for everybody. I want to see everyone treated fairly.”

During the New Year’s Eve party at Brickstone by St. John’s, a group of residents explained why they do not need to make resolutions anymore. “We’ve had plenty of years making New Year’s resolutions, and now we’re perfect.”

Happy New Years from all of us at St. John’s. We’re looking forward to a terrific 2016.

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