Notes from Nate: A Month of Milestones

Between the PGA Championship, Mother’s Day, graduations, and the annual Lilac Festival, the month of May is certainly a spectacular time in Rochester. The month contains many milestones as well…

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Resident Praises Staff During Rehab Stay

Elizabeth “Betty” Froelicher had heard many good things over the years about the rehabilitation care provided at St. John’s Home through her friends. As a result, St. John’s has been…

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St. John’s Residents Enjoy 2023 Lilac Festival

The Rochester Lilac Festival is always a busy occasion at St. John’s! St. John’s Home is located right in the heart of Highland Park and the Lilac Festival each year.…

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St. John’s Home Volunteers Close Out National Volunteer Week

St. John’s Home volunteers gathered for a luncheon on Wednesday, April 19 in their honor and celebration of National Volunteer Week. Held at Brickstone by St. John’s, about 25 volunteers…

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St. John’s Residents Reflect on Women’s History

With March ending, National Women’s History Month comes to an end as well. Though largely overshadowed by St. Patrick’s Day, some of us were able to dabble in the prominence,…

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Honoring Social Work Month 2023

An unknown writer once referred to social work as “The art of listening and the science of hope.” That may just be the most perfect description there could be for…

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Partnership with Fisher Nursing Students Grows with ‘Longevity Games’

While St. John Fisher University nursing students have completed their semester’s work at St. John’s independent living communities, the future of the collaboration that brought them off campus remains as…

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Independent Living Resident Starts Art Class for All Skill Levels

“I’m an artist since the day I was born,” says Natalie Schwartz. Late in 2022, the St. John’s Meadows resident approached Social Recreation Manager Kim Bidleman with the idea of…

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St. John’s Residents Were the Missing Element for Chemistry of Love Class

What does anybody really know about love at 18 years old? This was the challenge for Dr. Kimberly Chichester, associate professor of Chemistry at St. John Fisher University. When she…

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Wellness Specialist Shares Onondaga Experiences with Residents

When St. John’s Meadows Wellness Specialist Steve Gardner first interviewed for his role in 2021, an independent living resident on the search committee asked if he had Native American heritage.…

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