St. John’s News

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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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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