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Residents Revel in Fall Foliage Trip on the Genesee River

St. John’s Meadows’ residents recently took a two-hour trip along the Genesee River. Aboard the paddlewheel Harbor Town Belle, the group took in the beautiful colors of fall.  Reva Sipser, a St. John’s Meadows resident, described the trip and took breathtaking photos: “We enjoyed leaf peeping at its best along the shore, had a buffet…

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Seasonal Flavors with MVP Health Care: Squash-tober Fest 4!

St. John’s and MVP Health Care‘s is diving into Fall flavors with the most recent Seasonal Flavors cooking demonstration and educational series. Our own Chef Joe White stirred up some amazing creations for the warmth and comfort with multiple kinds of squash. Join us for our next installment this November which will feature A Healthy Spin…

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Residents Use Woodshop for Community Service Project

There are 20 million people in the world who need a wheelchair but cannot access one. The P.E.T. (Personal Energy Transportation) Project is an organization that started to provide availability of transport chairs free of charge to people who desperately need them. Modified from a standard wheelchair, these mobility carts are built for tough terrain…

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Fitness Center Provides Year Round Opportunity to Stay Fit

Peg Williams made a decision to reclaim control of her health. It happened soon after she moved with her husband Ken back to Rochester from North Carolina earlier this year. “I had this moment where I said to myself ‘okay, I need to do something,’” recalls Peg. Prior to her recovery from knee replacement surgery…

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Seasonal Flavors with MVP Health Care: Soups, Stews, and Chowders

St. John’s and MVP Health Care‘s is diving into Fall flavors with the most recent Seasonal Flavors cooking demonstration and educational series. We featured soups, stews, and chowders with a focus on low sodium products. Our own Chef Joe White stirred up some amazing creations for the warmth and comfort of autumn soups without all the…

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Volunteer Spotlight- Sue Shifley

“Interacting with the residents brings me so much joy, and I find volunteering with them very rewarding,” says Sue while sitting next to Helen, a resident she is assisting. After volunteering for almost a year, Sue Shifley has helped in multiple capacities at St. John’s Home. Since losing her mother she greatly missed their weekly…

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Regaining Independence with Rehabilitation Services

Brittany Godin has worked with a variety of patients—both young and old—during her career as a physical therapist. For her, there is just something about working with older adults that stands out. “The resilience and drive of the senior population to improve,” says Brittany. “(They) really persevere to continue maintaining their level of independence.” That…

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It’s Never Too Late to Discover Creativity: Celebrating National Assisted Living Week

In honor of National Assisted Living Week’s 2019 theme, A Spark of Creativity, our assisted living residents at Hawthorne have celebrated in style. Creativity manifests in various forms depending on the individual. At St. John’s, we capitalize on that through our diverse programming, not only during events held this week, but all year long. The…

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Notes from Nate: Innovation

As the summer comes to a close I reflect on our brand characteristics that inspired me to make a move to St. John’s. Innovation is crucial in our industry to ensure our residents remain well cared for and engaged. Out of the 15,000+ nursing homes in the country St. John’s was the first nursing home…

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Seasonal Flavors with MVP Health Care: A Healthy Spin on Summer Fare

St. John’s and MVP Health Care‘s most recent Seasonal Flavors cooking demonstration and educational series featured A healthy spin on summer fare utilizing home grown herbs and vegetables from St. John’s Meadows’ resident tended gardens! Our own Chef Mike Schnupp sizzled up some amazing options to keep summer light and also delicious! Join us for our…

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