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French Baking Class: Crepes

St. John’s Meadows’ assisted living community, the Hawthorne is starting off 2020 with having each month celebrate a different country. January is honoring France, which brings special baking classes, educational activities, and a travelogue exploring the city of lights, Paris, France. The first kick off to learning more about France was a crepe making lesson.…

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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 Skilled Services, Saundra Ehman a St. John’s Meadows Resident, and Steve Jarose executive director of the National Coalition Building Institute in Rochester  spoke with host,…

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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 and 75, in my life who I met randomly and they have encouraged me. They are both active seniors, and I have had some of…

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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: 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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