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Notes with Nate: Entering a New Holiday Season

As we enter the holiday season of 2021, we have so much for which to be thankful. While there are no shortages of challenges facing our community, I think back…

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Fostering a Community Where Artistic Pursuits Can Thrive

Pablo Picasso once said, “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Art can help to clear your head and organize your thoughts whether you are dealing…

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Notes from Nate: Visitation Amidst COVID-19

It has been 13 long weeks since we were required to close our doors to visitation at St. John’s Home. The pain of this separation is palpable for all parties…

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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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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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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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Nursing Referral Program Spotlight: Vanmany and Lisa

Vanmany Banks and Lisa Ellis have been connected for over thirty years. After Lisa’s family sponsored Vanmany’s to escape Laos in Southeast Asia, and move to America, the families instantly…

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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…

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