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St. John’s Green House Homes Included in Toronto Star Feature

A new long form article in the Toronto Star takes a deep dive into the story of an Ontario nursing home that made recent changes to better serve their residents and the community. During their research for this ambitious project, Toronto Star reporter Moira Welsh and videographer Randy Risling visited both the St. John’s Green…

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St. John’s Meadows hosts John Marshall High School Reunion

  Over the past decade, members of the John Marshall High School Class of 1943 have gathered every year to reminisce about old times. The past few of these annual gatherings have been hosted by St. John’s Meadows, the home of 91-year old resident Virginia Belt. Ever since making the move to St. John’s Meadows, the dining services team has…

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Brickstone residents speak highly of independent living community

Brickstone by St. John’s residents Chuck Krusenstjerna and John van de Wetering did much to refute the misperception that moving into a senior living community means “slowing down” in a recent Rochester Business Journal article in the featured section “Aging in Focus.” Both noted the many activities and amenities afforded to those living in St.…

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Intergenerational Veterans Program Featured in Local Media

The Dialogues on War program– an intergenerational endeavor pairing wartime veterans and college students– was featured on two broadcast news programs in the lead up to Memorial Day weekend. Dr. Carolyn Vacca,  Professor of History at St. John Fisher College, and Brickstone by St. John’s resident Larry Nazarian discussed the program on WHEC Channel 10 and Fox Rochester…

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St. John’s CFO Named Award Finalist

St. John’s Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer Robert Earl was named a finalist for the Rochester Business Journal’s 2018 Financial Executive of the Year Award. His nomination was based on the outstanding financial leadership that he has provided over the past two years, as well as his dedication to making sure the wants and needs…

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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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