St. John’s News

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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National Column Highlights Successful St. John’s Recruitment Practices

Recruiting and retaining talent has always been a challenging aspect of running a successful long-term care community. St. John’s Human Resources Operations Manager Dean Moore recently shared his insights with McKnight’s Long-Term Care News on how the organization has changed approaches to better cultivate outstanding employees and create a culture that motivates them to remain…

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Charlie Runyon is a CEO You Should Know

When his father took a job as an accountant at a Central New York nursing home, a young Charlie Runyon was told that he would be joining dad at work. At first, Charlie was not too enthused with the idea of a summer job where he had to be indoors wearing a tie instead of…

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Virtual Reality Program Helps Promote Empathy and Better Care

St. John’s is in the midst of a push to employ the latest technology to ensure that residents receive the best possible living experience. One of these programs was recently highlighted in the local media as a way to assist those providing direct care for residents living with progressive diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. Embodied…

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W.I.S.E. Partnership with Harley School in the News

A great intergenerational program connecting local sixth grade students and independent living residents from St. John’s was recently highlighted in the local news. W.I.S.E. (Working Together: Student/Senior Intergenerational Exchange) started at the Harley School in Brighton this fall. St. John’s residents have enjoyed travelling to the school each Tuesday afternoon to interact with students and…

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St. John’s Highlights National Nurses Week

May 6- 12 is designated as National Nurses Week to highlight and recognize the important profession of nursing. Nurses provide an imperative role at St. John’s with our residents and other staff members. Recognizing both our residents who are former nurses and our nursing department, we packed a full week of events for relaxation and…

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