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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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St. John’s Enhanced Assisted Living Service featured in the RBJ

With an aging population in Rochester, choices for seniors continue to grow. For those who need varying levels of clinical care, Rochester remains a highly competitive area when it comes to living options. In the past, seniors would need to leave their homes to receive medical or clinical care, however, that is no longer the…

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Previous Rehab Patient featured in Messenger Post Media

It was a memorable day for the rehabilitation staff at St. John’s Home. A previous patient, Richard Stutzman, decided to visit with those who helped him have a successful recovery. Stutzman returned to St. John’s last week dressed as a clown. He joked around with staff and residents and handed out candy. He expressed his…

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Foundation President Wins Fundraising Award

St. John’s Foundation President Anne McKenna was named as winner of the 2018 Robert A. Clinger Outstanding Fundraising Professional award at the Genesee Valley chapter of the American Fundraising Professionals (AFP) annual luncheon on November 2. According to the AFP,  the award “honors an outstanding individual fundraising professional who practices his/her profession in an exemplary manner.” McKenna has…

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Brickstone Resident featured in Rochester 55 Plus Magazine

“Whether it is running or biking, it just feels great to be outdoors.” – Peter Swift, 87 Brickstone resident Peter Swift recently shared his story with Rochester 55 Plus Magazine. As an avid bike racer, Peter participates in local fundraising events such as the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure. This past year, Peter completed…

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Spotlight on St. John’s Rideshare Partnership with Lyft

Writer Patti Singer has highlighted this week’s launch of the new St. John’s rideshare initiative with an article for the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. After several trial runs with ride-hailing service Lyft over the past few weeks, the offering for residents of St. John’s Meadows and Brickstone by St. John’s officially began on September 1. This special program…

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Sweeney featured as a “Lifelong Innovator” in the Rochester Business Journal

St. John’s Vice President of Skilled Services, Nate Sweeney, was recently featured in the Rochester Business Journal as a “lifelong innovator” and thought leader within the elder care industry. Sweeney moved to Rochester this past spring from Baltimore, Maryland and now oversees St. John’s Home, and St. John’s Green House homes in Penfield. “There’s going to…

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