St. John’s News

Never Too Late to Embrace Fitness

May is Older Americans Month and the 2018 theme is “Engage at Any Age.” St. John’s marked the occasion by discussing  fitness and the importance of staying physically active on a local television program. Featured on the May 20 edition of WHEC Channel 10’s “Rochester in Focus” were Esther Cable, a 95-year old resident of…

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St John’s Celebrates National Nurses Week

St. John’s marked National Nurses Week (May 6-12, 2018) with a series of celebrations to honor nurses and certified nursing assistants. The weeklong celebration included a special luncheon for the retired nurses living at St. John’s Home. This inaugural event honored the nursing careers of over 20 residents. “Once a nurse, always a nurse,” says…

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Author Thelma Reese Returns to St. John’s

For the second time in just over three years, St. John’s hosted author Thelma Reese for a special book discussion and signing. Reese shared her insights on the book The New Senior Man: Exploring New Horizons, New Opportunities. She had previously visited St. John’s in 2015. “We were honored to host Thelma this afternoon to discuss her…

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Enhanced Assisted Living License Approved for the Hawthorne

  Recent approval from the New York State Department of Health has granted the Hawthorne at St. John’s Meadows certification as both an Assisted Living Residence (ALR) and Enhanced Assisted Living Residence (EALR). These new licensures will allow the Hawthorne at St. John’s Meadows to provide residents with a significantly greater level of care, thus…

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St. John’s Home Honors Nine Centenarians at Special Luncheon

Celebrating over 900 years in total, residents at St. John’s Home were honored at a special luncheon earlier this week. A long standing tradition, the annual Centenarian Luncheon celebrated those ranging in age from 100 to 103. A few residents spoke to  local news channels about what their secrets are to longevity. Click on the links below to hear what they had to say!

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St. John’s Small Homes Again Featured on McKnight’s

Dr. Eleanor Feldman Barbera dedicated her most recent “The World According to Dr. El” column in McKnight’s Long-Term Care News to an examination of St. John’s journey to small homes. According to Dr. El:  “Traditional nursing homes can participate in culture change programs with great success if their leadership is committed to the philosophy through the transition period and beyond. They can retrain staff, add plants and pets and remove nursing stations, but the standard long hallways have remained — until now.”

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Paul Bartlett Article Featured in McKnight’s

Paul Bartlett, Vice President of Senior Housing at St. John’s, was featured as a guest columnist on McKnight’s—a well-known source for long-term care and senior housing news across the country. You can read Paul’s column here.

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Back To Her Roots: Karen Bovee Named Director of Social Recreation

With punch, cookies, and an overflow crowd of residents, Karen Bovee transitioned to her new role as St. John’s Meadows Director of Social Recreation. At the recent “meet and greet,” Karen made her way around from table to table as residents asked questions and chatted amongst one another about upcoming events and outings they would like to see implemented in the near future.

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Nature Preserve Dedicated to Longtime Residents

Last spring, longtime St. John’s Meadows resident Art Trimble brought an idea to Paul Bartlett, vice president of senior housing at St. John’s.  The concept involved his wish to turn a small peninsula projecting into a pond near the cottage he shared with his partner Barb Binder into a more suitable area for residents and guests to enjoy. An active contributor to the Rochester Civic Garden Center and the Borrows Audubon Nature Club, Art always made it a priority to take the time to appreciate his natural surroundings and share his insights with others. He even offered to fund the initiative.

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Seasonal Flavors Featuring Farm-Style Cooking

St. John’s and MVP Health Care’s Seasonal Flavors cooking demonstration and educational series kicked off on May 4 featuring Farm-Style Cooking. Recipes included Chicken Mushroom Potpie, Country Potato Salad, and Old-Fashioned Succotash.

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