Tag: aging

Bright Spot Shines on Remarkable Reminders

Kristina Dinino-Jeffords who is the owner of the Mad Hatter Restaurant and Bakery dropped off 40 boxed luncheons to St. John’s Home staff members. Kristina started giving back to the…

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Hawthorne Baking Class: Irish Soda Bread

Earlier this month residents at St. John’s Meadows community, the Hawthorne baked a traditional Irish recipe with a dessert twist. While enjoying a classic Irish playlist you can find here,…

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Unsung Hero Award: Amy Menz

Amy Menz, the Senior Staff Accountant at St. John’s Meadows was the first to receive the newly implemented “Unsung Hero Award.” Amy has dedicated over 20 years of service to…

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Generous Volunteer Gives a Touching Gift to St. John’s Residents

Margaret Watson is a dedicated and generous volunteer at St. John’s Home. During the month of March she is displaying her extraordinary paintings in our gallery each for sale at…

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Notes from Nate: Welcoming Neighbors

There was an announcement this past December that no one could have expected..  A neighboring nursing home had experienced a terrible flooding issue and residents would have to be evacuated…

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A Valentine’s Treat: Homemade Cannolis

As St. John’s Meadows celebrates Italy this month honoring the rich and vibrant history and culture, we could not resist a homemade cannoli. Conveniently in time for Valentine’s Day, this…

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St. John’s Meadows Soup Making Class

This morning residents at St. John’s Meadows’ Hawthorne community assisted Shelley Stout, Community Life Specialist in a homemade soup making class. Shelley’s own recipe for potato and leek soup is…

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Dory’s Stories: Rochester During the Mid-20th Century

It was an exciting time in Rochester, New York during the middle of the 20th Century. The economic boom of Midtown Plaza, Sibley’s department store, and the influx of job…

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WXXI Connections: Exploring the state of housing for older LGBTQ adults

St. John’s was proud to be part of the discussion panel for WXXI Connections that discussed housing options for the senior LGBTQ population. Nate Sweeney, St. John’s Vice President of…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Karen Phelps

When Karen Phelps began volunteering at St. John’s in September 2019, she did not know how much she would learn and discover about herself. “I have two older women, 87…

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