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17th Annual Variety Show at St. John's Meadows

Residents and staff from St. John's Meadows and Brickstone participated in the "Pop Culture" themed variety show last Friday, March 31, 2017. Without a spare seat in the crowd, Terry Neilon and Nancy Damore welcomed participants to share their '50s - '80s pop culture talents.

From Tina Turner and Bob Dylan to Star Wars and a Cool Dancing Dude, laughs and smiles were shared amongst all! A big thanks to all of our participants and our audience for being part of the fun! 

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Making Memories through Milestones

Today we recognized our Founder's Club members at St. John's Meadows. These residents have been with us since the very beginning, twenty years at that! Each elder was invited to a four course luncheon featuring everything from lobster tail to cornish game hen to dessert, which of course was baked alaskan. Thank you for being part of our family here at St. John's. We look forward to the next twenty years!

St. John's Holiday Staff Party for Meadows and Brickstone

Residents Say Thank You By Supporting Staff Holiday Party

In lieu of tips for service well done (which cannot be accepted by staff per St. John's policy) Meadows and Brickstone residents are able to contribute through out the year to a special fund that helps to support employee engagement activities at these facilities. One of those activities that is a much looked forward to year-end tradition, is the annual staff holiday party. With great food, fun games, coveted prizes, along with a few surprises (never know what Director of Operations Tony Zaccaglino will be wearing), this year's party did not disappoint. Included here are some photos of staff members caught both in an out of the photo booth!

Breakfast with George Eastman Museum Curator

Breakfast with George Eastman Museum Curator Jamie Allen

In a rare treat for residents and those considering a move to one of St. John's independent living communities, George Eastman Museum's Jamie Allen talked about the museum's newest exhibit by Catherine Opie, entitled 700 Nimes Road, and her work as curator during this Embrace Living Series event held on November 15, 2016. A full breakfast in our dining room was followed by resident tours for those interested in learning more about the St. John's lifestyle.

This event was the first in a two-part series made possible through a sponsorship with the George Eastman Museum. For more information about our second event, Tea Party at George Eastman Museum, click here.

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Issues on Aging Open House with Nazareth College

St. John's Meadows residents and Nazareth Gerontology students joined forces once again this semester to discuss and present on a variety of important topics this fall. The end of semester open house was a celebration of all they had accomplished together throughout the past three months. 

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Artist Raphaela McCormack Speaks at Women's Breakfast

A treasured monthly tradition at the Meadows, Women's Breakfasts feature both well-known community figures and those not-so-well known, who come to share with residents a little glimpse of their personal story. October's guest speaker was not unknown to the residents, but those who regularly take part in her exercise classes held on site may have been surprised to learn of her talents in paper making and sculpture and how she came to building a succesful career as an artisan. Raphaela says "the land is always in me and my work is inspired by it." Some of that inspiration can be found in just a sampling of her work featured in this gallery. More infromation about Raphaela can be found in her online biography.

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Art Gallery Opening at St. John's Meadows

The fall exhibit at the Art Gallery at St. John's Meadows opened on October 14. Dozens of works submitted by residents at the Meadows are now being displayed in the foyer at Briarwood. Residents and guests enjoyed wine and refreshments at the gallery opening. 

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Meadows Holds July Farmers Market

St. John’s Meadows held a farmers market on July 20 for residents and staff to enjoy.  Those who attended the Meadows Market had chice of hotdogs, hamburgers and Italian sausages.  Along with lunch, market goers could purchase freshly grown produce and baked goods all grown and made right at the Meadows.

St. John's Resident & Staff Anniversary Celebration

St. John's Celebrates Staff and Resident Anniversaries

St. John's recognized and celebrated its residents and staff with 5, 10, 15, and 20 year anniversaries! The red carpet was rolled out for honorees and their guests at the luncheon event, which featured an impressive spread - complete with ice sculpture and carving stations. Following a recognition ceremony and heartfelt message from 5-year Meadows resident Ann Henderberg, honorees were encouraged to "eat, drink, and be merry" at the fun celebration.

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4th annual Meadows/Brickstone Campus Walk for Alzheimer's

Residents and staff from St. John's Meadows and Brickstone by St. John's gathered to participate in the annual walk throughout the campus to raise awareness for Alzheimer's disease. This event is one of several fundraisers leading up to the "Walk to End Alzheimer's" on Saturday, September 24.

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Fall Farmers Market at St. John's Meadows

On September 28, the St. John's Meadows dining services team hosted their seasonal Farmers Market with delcious produce, baked goods, and lunch entrees.  

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Meadows Hosts "Mad Hatters Picnic" with Members of Brighton Senior Center

Members of the "Mad Hatters" club got together for their annual picnic, and this year it was hosted at St. John's Meadows resident Rae Fradkin. Fradkin, a member of the Brighton Senior Center, decided it was an ideal spot to bring members from both organizations together to celebrate another year for their social club. Around 20 ladies ejoyed great company and picnic foods served on themed tables in the Briarwood Multipurpose Room. 

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Meadows Residents Host Own Alzheimer’s Walk

St. John’s Meadows residents held their Third Annual Meadows/Brickstone Community Walk to End Alzheimer's on Friday, September 11 to raise funds and show support for the 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer’s campaign.

Residents and staff walked around the St. John’s Meadows community together, chatting and enjoying the bright sunshine. Some even stopped to admire resident Art Trimble’s budding passion flowers (native to Hawaii).

As residents finished the walk, they were met by cheers and applause from their friends and staff members.

Afterwards, everyone enjoyed cider and donuts and discussed how they would continue to raise money for the cause.


St. John’s will have a team participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on September 26 at Monroe Community Hospital. Last year our team, staff, residents, family, and friends raised over $9,300 towards the Walk to End Alzheimer’s campaign. We are working hard to beat that number this year.

Register to walk with us or sponsor our team!

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Meadows/Brickstone Winter Art Gallery Opens

St. John's Meadows' and Brickstone by St. John's "Color Into Winter" art gallery opened on Friday, December 4! Residents enjoyed wine, cheese, and live piano music as they milled around viewing the artwork. The gallery features work by residents and staff and is on display until January 29.

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Meadows 16th Annual Resident and Staff Variety Show

St. John’s Meadows residents and staff participated in the vintage Hollywood themed variety show on Friday, February 26! The packed audience laughed along as St. John’s Chaplain/Spiritual Life Coordinator Darryl Powell emceed the event and each act performed their own take on a Hollywood classic.

Comedy, synchronized swimming, singing, a “brick house,” hula dancers, and more made for an exciting and entertaining show!

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Staff Get Adventurous During Employee Appreciation Week

The 2015 edition of Employee Appreciation Week at St. John's Meadows and Brickstone by St. John's featured an Adventure theme. Among the competitions were an obstacle course, rock climbing, and sumo wrestling! Staff were divided into teams and collected points for competing in the various events, but really it was an excuse to have a great time!

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St. John's Meadows/Brickstone Art Gallery Opening a Success!

St. John's Meadows' and Brickstone by St. John's "A Blend of Generations" art gallery opened on Friday, April 24 and was a huge success! The gallery features art by high school student Jade Carter, residents, and staff. It is in remembrance and dedication to Al Vincent, who served as a valued member of The Art Gallery Committee. The committee reviewed and chose each selection for the gallery.

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St. John's 15th Annual Residents and Staff Variety Show: Part I

Residents and staff combined to put on one heck of a show on Friday, February 27... and they did it twice! The cast performed at 1 p.m. and then again at 6 p.m. to a packed house each time in Chestnut Court at St. John's Meadows. There was comedy, singing, harps, guitars, clowns, and even a monkey! There were so many photos from the day, we had to break them up into two galleries!

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St. John's 15th Annual Residents and Staff Variety Show: Part II

Residents and staff combined to put on one heck of a show on Friday, February 27... and they did it twice! The cast performed at 1 p.m. and then again at 6 p.m. to a packed house each time in Chestnut Court at St. John's Meadows. There was comedy, singing, harps, guitars, clowns, and even a monkey! There were so many photos from the day, we had to break them up into two galleries!

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Independent Living Floor Plans

Details on the variety of options you have when it comes to crafting a home that is just right for you.

Walk Held at St. John's Meadows

Meadows Photo Gallery

Take a look at the many ways we embrace living each day.

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St. John's Meadows - Virtual Tour

Welcome to St. John's Meadows. We would prefer you see our community in person, but until then, please take a virtual tour.