St. John’s News

Veterans Program with St. John’s Connections Featured Nationally

“I was drafted at age 18 in 1944. When I got the draft notice, I had to report to Madison Square Garden.” Harold Schwartz– resident at St. John’s Meadows– certainly fit the profile of an ideal participant in Dialogues on War, a program that took shape in 2018 featuring St. John’s Fisher College students leading…

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St. John’s Celebrates Social Work Month

March is National Professional Social Work Month. The designation was formalized in 1984 as “an opportunity for social workers around the world and their supporters to educate the public about the invaluable contributions of the profession,” according to the National Association of Social Workers. Social work professionals have always played a critical role in the…

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The Beat Carries On: Now We Drum Group Garners Media

What once started out as a small percussion ensemble in 2016 is now garnering the attention of not only numerous residents and family members, but also local media. Led by therapeutic recreation specialists, Ed Keegan and Alicia Montalvo, the group is known as Now We Drum! and has consistently grown throughout the years. Every Friday…

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Lots of Love for 4th Annual Date Night Event

The Therapeutic Recreation team at St. John’s Home continues to outdo themselves by putting on meaningful events for the residents they serve.  This year’s edition of Date Night– a favorite of residents and their loved ones– was another example of how the team’s hard work and creativity generated a truly unique, meaningful experience. “We’ve always loved Valentine’s…

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St. John’s Spiritual Care in the Spotlight

The focus is on the unique way spiritual care services is delivered at St. John’s in a new article on Long Term Care News. The piece describes how small services occur in households throughout St. John’s Home and how that philosophy aligns with the innovative Small Homes movement that brings care and support services to nursing home residents in…

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St. John’s Rehabilitation Director Talks Industry Refocus

St. John’s Rehabilitation Director Matthew Rossman was highlighted on industry website McKnight’s Long-Term Care with his unique views on the current state of rehab services offered at skilled nursing facilities in New York State. Rossman– who has worked with older adults as a physical therapist for over 15 years– brought an interesting perspective on how therapies are and should…

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Holiday Deliveries to First Responders in Local News

Since 2015, the management team at St. John’s Meadows and Brickstone have dedicated an afternoon in September to deliver lunch and desserts to first responders throughout the Town of Brighton. On December 12,2018, over a dozen team members alongside two St. John’s residents made deliveries to the Brighton Fire and Police Departments as well as…

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St. John’s Rehabilitation Services Featured in Local Story

A recent study released by the University of Rochester Medical Center concluded that some nursing homes across New York State were pushing unnecessary rehabilitation services on residents, particularly towards end-of-life. The findings contend that for-profit nursing homes may be providing excessive rehab therapy for financial gain, especially when statistics were compared to those of non-profit…

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Tree of Thanks Lighting Garners News Coverage

A relatively new tradition at St. John’s Home is being recognized as a unique holiday activity throughout the area. Now in its second year, the Tree of Thanks gives residents and their family members an opportunity to recognize a staff member or group of employees that have made an impact on their lives. After a…

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Bright Spot Shines on Illumination of Love

The annual Illumination of Love event saw the Skalny Courtyard once again lit up for the holiday season.  Proceeds from this year’s event– over $16,000 in $5 donations made to St. John’s Foundation in honor of a loved one– will benefit residents at St. John’s Home with programming and resources that support an active and engaged lifestyle. Illumination of…

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