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St. John’s Honors Annual Tradition of Holiday Deliveries to First Responders

Specturm News captured St. John’s residents and members of the management team continuing one of the organization’s holiday traditions of delivering lunch to local first responders in their community. The team delivered pizza and cookies to Brighton Fire Department, Brighton Police Department, and Brighton Volunteer Ambulance. “This is one of our favorite holiday traditions,” St.…

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Fall Prevention Clinic with St. John Fisher

As we move into the winter the likeliness of falls increases, especially in older adults. We are fortunate that St. John Fisher taught a fall prevention clinic free to our residents at St. John’s Meadows. These classes provided simple safety tips, fall prevention exercises, and interventions. This research project began with St. John Fisher nursing…

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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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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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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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National Column Highlights Successful St. John’s Recruitment Practices

Recruiting and retaining talent has always been a challenging aspect of running a successful long-term care community. St. John’s Human Resources Operations Manager Dean Moore recently shared his insights with McKnight’s Long-Term Care News on how the organization has changed approaches to better cultivate outstanding employees and create a culture that motivates them to remain…

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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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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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