St. John’s Joins Board of Nationally-Recognized Thrive Center


Rochester, N.Y. ­— St. John’s is pleased to announce its official joining and the appointment of St. John’s Vice President of Marketing Jennifer Lesinski as its representative to the Thrive Alliance, a collaborative group of innovators, researchers, and healthcare providers from across the country who are focused on solving challenges and scaling solutions for the aging care market. Thrive Alliance is the oversight board of the Thrive Center, a Louisville, KY-based nonprofit that host visitors from around the world to engage in interactive, hands-on experiences, innovations, and educational programming aimed at transforming the quality of life and care of aging older adults.

“Thrive is a unique consortium of people, ideas, and a state-of-the-art technology center focused on transforming aging,” St. John’s President and CEO Charlie Runyon said. “We are honored to be at the table with other nationally-renowned thought leaders and participate in discussions around dementia care innovation.”

“I look forward to collaborating with the best and brightest in aging care,” St. John’s Vice President Jennifer Lesinski said, “and sharing St. John’s best practices and innovation in the areas of dementia care as developed with our Beyond Memory program and featured as part of our online dementia resource center.”

About St. John’s

St. John’s is one of Rochester’s leading providers of senior living and care options, serving nearly 1,000 elders and their families annually. St. John’s Home, New York State’s only registered Eden Alternative nursing home, offers services including skilled nursing care, Alzheimer’s/ dementia care, respite care, rehabilitation, and hospice care at its 150 Highland Avenue location. Brickstone by St. John’s, located on 30 acres in Brighton, offers contemporary independent living in uniquely designed apartments, bungalows and townhomes. St. John’s Meadows, also in Brighton, offers multi-level, independent living in private, two-bedroom cottages and apartments, with optional amenities including fine dining, transportation, and health care services. With current locations in the Penfield area, THE GREEN HOUSE® Homes provide 20 elders with all the services of a traditional nursing home within a ranch-style home that is integrated into a neighborhood setting. Learn more at

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