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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2019 Road to Renovation

Big changes are on the horizon for St. John’s Home and renovations are well underway. In the Reservoir building, all of the neighborhoods have added a second dining room as well as new lounge furniture and wall décor. Towards the end of 2018, half of the 5th floor reservoir was renovated with updates to resident…

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Centenarian Luncheon Honors 11 Residents

Eleven centenarians gathered together with their family and closest friends to enjoy an afternoon of great food, music, and good company. Residents ranged in age from 100 to 104 tallying up to over one thousand years total. “I don’t feel like I’m aging at all,” states resident Doris Shoemaker (100). “I can’t dance a fancy dance…

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Newly Formed Committee Honors Veterans

Over 50 veterans reside at St. John’s Home and are eager to get to know one another. Following the Veteran’s Day Celebration held last November, veterans like Charlie Kernehan have been brainstorming ideas to form a committee mimicking the American Legion. The first group gathering was this afternoon as way to gauge the interest of…

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Empty Hanger Features St. John’s Meadows Resident

St. John’s Meadows resident Joyce Henck was recently featured in a web series developed by Helene Biandudi Hofer of WXXI News.  Joyce discussed her unique sense of style with Helene, as well as her motivation for dressing up. “I know it sounds weird, but I dress for my husband,” says Joyce, who visits her husband Sam…

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