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Volunteer Spotlight: Monica Amador

Monica Amador first starting volunteering at St. John’s Home three years ago, usually helping out with transporting residents to and from their beauty shop visits. Over the years, Monica has volunteered in just about every facet of daily life at St. John’s. From friendly visits to participating in special events, Monica continues to help out…

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Notes from Nate

respectful adjective re·​spect·​ful | \ri-ˈspekt-fəl marked by or showing respect or deference   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. As we enter the holiday season, I will focus on…

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Family Expresses Gratitude for the ‘Blessing’ of Mom’s Care

Earlier this month, we received a touching letter from the family of a resident at St. John’s Home about their experience over the past 14 months. In the spirit of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, Family Caregivers Month, and Hospice and Palliative Care Month , and with the family’s permission, we would like to share this letter as a testimony…

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How Can You Best Plan for Long-Term Care?

Planning for future care needs—whether it is for your own necessities or for those a loved one—can seem like a daunting task. Like many people, you may feel strongly that remaining in your home is the ideal situation. According to Dr. Heather Sobel—attending physician at St. John’s Home—that  desire to stay at home often keeps people…

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Rehab Patient Pays it Forward

“I needed to come back because everyone was so nice and good to me.” Richard Stutzman was recently a rehab patient at St. John’s Home. After falling from a ladder and suffering multiple fractures and broken bones, Stutzman was admitted to the hospital before being transferred to St. John’s for rehabilitation. Every day for more…

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New Resident Group Strives To Alleviate Social Isolation

“The word ‘connection’ means something to all of us; it’s about connecting with our neighbors and looking at the various entertaining ways to do so.” – Karyl Friedman, Chestnut Court resident Social isolation among seniors continues to be an issue that is not going away anytime soon and residents at St. John’s Meadows and Brickstone…

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Meadows Resident Honors Late Husband by Continuing to Tell His Story

Beneta Silberstern was caught off guard. Not long after moving to St. John’s Meadows earlier this year, she started getting knocks at her door and questions about her late husband. “I still don’t know how they found out about it,” recalls Beneta. “But they were interested in Henry’s story and wanted to read his book.”…

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Notes from Nate

friendly adjective friend·ly | \ ˈfren(d)-lē 1 : of, relating to, or befitting a friend 2 : serving a beneficial or helpful purpose   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 companywide…

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Expanded Assisted Living Services Better Supports St. John’s Residents

“I came directly from home by my own decision.” George Dunn’s move to the Hawthorne at St. John’s Meadows over two years ago immediately dispels a couple of common misconceptions about moving to an enhanced assisted living community. While such a move often does involve a transition directly from the hospital or a skilled nursing…

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The Changing Face: To Drive Or Not To Drive?

Written by Berdjouhi Esmerian, Brickstone Resident As the years go by, from birth to where we are in the present moment, our bodies change. This is taken for granted. Yet, one change I have difficulty understanding is our physical appearance, specifically our faces, even after we reach adulthood. Our bodies change, but our best identifying…

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