Hawthorne Reunion at St. John’s Home

One might think that moving into a higher level of care results in saying goodbye to neighbors and friends. This story of former neighbors keeping in touch across the continuum dispels that misconception.

Whether your home is in skilled nursing care, independent living, rehabilitation, or enhanced assisted living — you are part of the entire St. John’s family. A recent gathering at St. John’s Home illustrated just how close the bonds of neighbors can be, especially later in life.

A group of enhanced assisted living residents from the Hawthorne at St. John’s Meadows had the idea of visiting former Hawthorne residents who now reside at St. John’s Home. The current Hawthorne residents were provided transportation by St. John’s to visit their friends on Highland Avenue and had a nice afternoon of catching up.

The residents from both communities were excited to see one another, while exchanging holiday cards, discussing families, and reminiscing about their days living under the same roof. Overall, the afternoon was a huge success and one resident said they should have a reunion every year.

Moving to a new home does not mean saying goodbye. Community and friendship can last forever thanks to events such as this one.

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