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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 vegetales 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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Reservoir Renaissance: Small Home Renovations

Our Reservoir 5 neighborhood has gone through a beautiful renaissance! This 14-room small home located in our Skilled Nursing community has been renovated with upgrades and individualized décor. The doors have officially opened on the Apple Blossom neighborhood for new residents to live in private rooms and larger suite options. Each room is fully furnished…

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Seasonal Flavors with MVP Health Care- Herbs & Veggies

St. John’s and MVP Health Care‘s most recent Seasonal Flavors cooking demonstration and educational series featured Herbs & Veggies utilizing home grown herbs from St. John’s Meadows’ gardens! Join us for our next Summer installment on July 17 from 1-2:30 p.m., by registering with Dawn Rivera at 585-271-1000 or via email. Minty Sweet Pea & Mascarpone…

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Notes from Nate- Compassionate

I have been lucky enough to share my thoughts with you this past year about the St. John’s Brand Characteristics and how I have seen them in action. I will be sharing some observations about the Brand Characteristic of Compassionate. Each day there are acts of compassion between staff and residents; in providing care, in…

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Sheridan Vincent Captures Essence of Rochester at St. John’s Home Gallery

If you venture down to the Thomas Terry Art Gallery at St. John’s Home this month, you will see stunning photos on display from Rochester and the surrounding Finger Lakes region. Sheridan Vincent, the artist, began his career at a photofinishing plant and reached his ultimate goal working in the Photographic Technology Division at Kodak.…

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Life Bio Creates Memories and Friendship

Written by Reva Sipser, a St. John’s Meadows Resident For eleven years, Life Bio has been a popular offering at St. John’s. Each Friday Deb Hammond our former Social Recreation Director, and resident Pat Brogan, lead the eight member group through the process of writing their life stories in a sequential pattern. Each person’s memories…

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Passover Seder: A Meaningful Tradition

Written by: Reva Sipser, a St. John’s Meadows resident “For many years, St. John’s has offered a magnificent Passover Seder to its residents, their families, and friends. This year was no exception. Rituals were properly, yet humorously explained by out leader, David Orange. Table decorations were prepared beautifully, while the food was served by our…

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