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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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New Resident Group Strives To Alleviate Social Isolation

“The word ‘connection’ means something to all of us; it’s about connecting with our neighbors and looking at the various entertaining ways to do so.” – Karyl Friedman, Chestnut Court resident Social isolation among seniors continues to be an issue that is not going away anytime soon and residents at St. John’s Meadows and Brickstone…

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Commercials Embody Embrace Living Philosophy

St. John’s released this week two new commericials that depict our Embrace Living philosophy and encourage Rochester seniors to come and take a tour.

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Embrace Living with Esther & Deb: Spring Session of the LifeBio Program is Here

Since 2008, 95 residents have completed the LifeBio program.   Our LifeBio Program is beginning its Spring Session! You will find a talking and laughing group of nine residents and one staff member in the Chestnut Courts Parks room by the fireplace. They have breakfast together and share stories that will be organized and written…

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Embrace Living with Paul Hammer: 5 Interlocking Qualities

  These qualities are based on five Greek words which have the same interlocking root. Charis (Grace) Eucharistia (Gratitude) Charismata (Gifts) Charakter (Character) Chara (Joy) Grace is God’s great love at work to seek for all, residents and staff alike that, that each one may stand tall. Gratitude is thankfulness to God and to each…

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