St. John’s News

WXXI Connections: Exploring the state of housing for older LGBTQ adults

St. John’s was proud to be part of the discussion panel for WXXI Connections that discussed housing options for the senior LGBTQ population. Nate Sweeney, St. John’s Vice President of Skilled Services, Saundra Ehman a St. John’s Meadows Resident, and Steve Jarose executive director of the National Coalition Building Institute in Rochester  spoke with host,…

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St. John’s Joins Providers Across Rochester to Help Residents in Need

A disastrous situation at a local nursing home brought a network of care communities together to support long-term care residents last week. St. John’s was a central contributor, both in the coordination of services and providing direct care to displaced residents. In the midst of the holiday season, St. John’s Home served as the command…

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St. John’s Home Designated as High Performing Long-term Care Provider

St. John’s Home was recently recognized as a “High Performing” provider of long-term care by U.S. News and World Report for 2019-2020. The designation places St. John’s among the 19% of skilled nursing facilities in the United States that earned this highest possible rating. “St. John’s takes seriously its commitment to delivering outstanding long-term care…

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Local News Features First Phase of St. John’s Home Renovations

“Quite a momentous occasion in this organization’s 120-year history.” That was the introduction from Master of Ceremonies Ginny Ryan. She joined St. John’s leadership, staff, residents, and families gathered to celebrate the completion of ground floor renovations throughout the Hastings building at St. John’s Home on Sunday, December 8. The special ribbon-cutting event showcased the…

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St. John’s Honors Annual Tradition of Holiday Deliveries to First Responders

Specturm News captured St. John’s residents and members of the management team continuing one of the organization’s holiday traditions of delivering lunch to local first responders in their community. The team delivered pizza and cookies to Brighton Fire Department, Brighton Police Department, and Brighton Volunteer Ambulance. “This is one of our favorite holiday traditions,” St.…

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St. John’s is at the Heart of New Community Trail

A collaboration between local municipalities nearly two decades in the making was officially unveiled this morning at a ceremony held on the northwest corner of Brickstone by St. John’s. The Highland Crossing Trail– a project first proposed in 2003– officially opened with a ribbon-cutting for a major connecting path between Elmwood Avenue and Westfall Road.…

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Residents Use Woodshop for Community Service Project

There are 20 million people in the world who need a wheelchair but cannot access one. The P.E.T. (Personal Energy Transportation) Project is an organization that started to provide availability of transport chairs free of charge to people who desperately need them. Modified from a standard wheelchair, these mobility carts are built for tough terrain…

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Head of Work Life Shares HR Insights

The professional insights of St. John’s Vice President of Work Life Dean Moore were once again featured in a national publication earlier this week. In an article titled “Lean Tools for the Novice” that appears on human resource industry website ISIXSIGMA, Moore shares valuable knowledge for businesses looking to avoid wasting time and resources. You…

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St. John’s Resident Fulfills Dream of Riding Motorcycle

Carol Laniak—a resident at the St. John’s Green House Homes in Penfield—rode on a motorcycle for the first time—at age 82. It happened on September 19. The idea started when her son Mark rode into town from Tucson a couple of months ago.  During his visits with Mom, she kept asking  to go for a…

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Rehab Administrator Earns ‘Fast Start’ Feature

Since Ashley Daggett transitioned to rehabilitation administrator at St. John’s in January 2018, her expertise has sparked many positive improvements to the department.  Her unique career history and the success she has enjoyed in her current role earned Ashley recognition as this week’s Rochester Business Journal “Fast Start” professional. The RBJ article notes that the…

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