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Long-time Employee Receives Recognition

Working in the customer service industry is not for everyone, but for Peggy Commauf it has been part of her life for as long as she can remember. Her passion for cooking led her into the food service industry at a young age. Peggy first began working at Kodak as a waitress and decided to open…

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Once a Nurse, Always a Nurse

It was a week full of celebrations at St. John’s Home in honor of National Nurses Week. Throughout the week, nursing staff members participated in a variety of activities. “We have done all sorts of things this year,” says Jennifer DiSalvo, assistant director of nursing.  “The staff is wearing different colors associated with themes. We…

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Dialogues on War Connects College Students and Older Adults through Storytelling

They take turns telling their stories. Working clockwise around the table they each recount their own personal tale of when and how the war started for them. “I graduated high school in ’42 and couldn’t wait to go in,” remembers one volunteer. “August of 1942 is when I got my start,” says another. “I went…

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Everyone Can Give Something

Everyone can give something. That is the motto the newly formed St. John’s Home volunteer group agrees upon. The group came together in hopes of giving back to fellow residents along with their local community. Their first group project involved a companion visitation with other residents. Volunteers visited The Garden Factory and bought houseplant flower…

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Occupational Therapy Roundtable

April is Occupational Therapy Month and to mark the occasion, we brought together our passionate occupational therapy staff here at St. John’s to discuss what made them choose the profession and how working with the elderly population has impacted their lives. What led you down the path to becoming an occupational therapist? Jacquie Brambley: I…

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Occupational Therapy Team (Sara Lyautey, Jessica Viglianco, Karen Schillinger, Marissa Daly, Jill Abbey, Jacquie Brambley, Christina Petrella)

Occupational Therapy Roundtable

April is Occupational Therapy Month and to mark the occasion, we brought together our passionate occupational therapy staff here at St. John’s to discuss what made them choose the profession and how working with the elderly population has impacted their lives. What led you down the path to becoming an occupational therapist? Jacquie Brambley: I…

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60 Fun Things (Within 60 Miles) with Connie Herrera

Searching for Spring As I look out my window and see the snow flying (in mid-April!) I tell myself that spring will arrive … eventually.  The daffodil and tulip bulbs are poking up, snowdrops are in view, and my thoughts flit ahead to garden shows and trips that are coming up this spring.  If you…

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Living Your Best Life

Small changes add up when you are trying to live a healthier life. Just ask Lauren Turkovitz, a dietician at St. John’s Home. A very health conscious individual, Lauren comes off as a young, energetic, female professional who loves everything about food. When she is not at work, you can probably find her at the…

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St. John’s Social Workers Shine on Morning Show

St. John’s Elder Advocate Cara Rusinko and Resident Cheri Steron appeared on “Good Day Rochester” Wednesday morning in honor of National Social Work Month.  The two discussed their special bond as social work professionals as well as the story of how they became acquainted with each other on the program with Jennifer Johnson and Norma…

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Art at the Bedside Program Triggers Memories

In a beloved ritual that occurs daily, Mary Monefeldt makes her way to the reservoir building at St. John’s Home, stopping to get her volunteer badge before heading up to the Magnolia neighborhood. With an iPad in one hand and a bag of artwork and paintings in the other, she arrives at her husband Donald’s…

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