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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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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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St. John’s Highlights National Nurses Week

May 6- 12 is designated as National Nurses Week to highlight and recognize the important profession of nursing. Nurses provide an imperative role at St. John’s with our residents and other staff members. Recognizing both our residents who are former nurses and our nursing department, we packed a full week of events for relaxation and…

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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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Understanding Today’s Technology with Daniel Jones

A new program at St. John’s Meadows offers technology tips for seniors wishing to learn more about their computers, smart phones, and other devices. Daniel Jones, an independent instructor based in Rochester, visits residents at St. John’s Meadows once a month providing them with basic computer, Internet and social networking skills to enhance their lives and…

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