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Sheridan Vincent Captures Essence of Rochester at St. John’s Home Gallery

If you venture down to the Thomas Terry Art Gallery at St. John’s Home this month, you will see stunning photos on display from Rochester and the surrounding Finger Lakes region. Sheridan Vincent, the artist, began his career at a photofinishing plant and reached his ultimate goal working in the Photographic Technology Division at Kodak.…

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Life Bio Creates Memories and Friendship

Written by Reva Sipser, a St. John’s Meadows Resident For eleven years, Life Bio has been a popular offering at St. John’s. Each Friday Deb Hammond our former Social Recreation Director, and resident Pat Brogan, lead the eight member group through the process of writing their life stories in a sequential pattern. Each person’s memories…

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Passover Seder: A Meaningful Tradition

Written by: Reva Sipser, a St. John’s Meadows resident “For many years, St. John’s has offered a magnificent Passover Seder to its residents, their families, and friends. This year was no exception. Rituals were properly, yet humorously explained by out leader, David Orange. Table decorations were prepared beautifully, while the food was served by our…

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A Resident’s Eye View: Looking Back to the Beginning of Everything

Written by Sarah Monthany, St. John’s Home Resident Throughout the chords of my life I have always heard different genres of music that played upon the strings of my heart, mind, soul, and spirit. “Life is worth living, life is worth living,” the notes reassured me. My first few steps into St. John’s were accompanied…

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Hawthorne Renovations Near Completion

The Hawthorne at St. John’s Meadows received a new license in 2018, enabling the community to offer enhanced assisted living services. Since that time, renovations have commenced to bring further physical enhancements around the building. These improvements are nearly complete, following more than a year of construction activity both throughout the interior of the building…

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The St. John’s Small Homes Journey

Nearly 15 years ago St. John’s leadership began discussing a concept that would eventually, and drastically, change how long-term care is delivered in the Rochester area.  This movement was based on the philosophy that older adults deserve to live in spaces where they can thrive as individuals. At the time, the traditional model of nursing…

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New Learning Program Sparks Greater Empathy in Youth and Older Adults

At first listen, the chatter sounds much like a typical afternoon conversation in any sixth grade classroom in America. The discussions flow freely and it does not take long for the participants to find common ground. “Friendships are very important,” Gloria Stuhlmiller says to a student, who nods in agreement. “That’s what it’s all about.”…

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Notes from Nate

responsive adjective re·​spon·​sive | \ ri-ˈspän(t)-siv 1 : giving response : constituting a response 2 : quick to respond or react appropriately or sympathetically Over the course of this next year, I will be contributing some thoughts and observations to our blog. One thing that really interested me about coming to St. John’s was the company-wide commitment to the brand characteristics, so I decided…

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5 Things to Look for When Touring a Nursing Home

Choosing a nursing home for your loved one is a difficult decision. It can often leave decision-makers filled with mixed emotions and overwhelmed by the complexities of the enrollment process. Whether you are just beginning your research or have been considering a move for your loved one over a period of months, touring multiple local…

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Understanding Today’s Technology with Daniel Jones

A new program at St. John’s Meadows offers technology tips for seniors wishing to learn more about their computers, smart phones, and other devices. Daniel Jones, an independent instructor based in Rochester, visits residents at St. John’s Meadows once a month providing them with basic computer, Internet and social networking skills to enhance their lives and…

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