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Jan Proctor’s Story

“I always wanted to be a nurse—by the time I was in kindergarten I knew that was what I wanted to do.” Jan Proctor’s list of professional accomplishments from a…

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Stephanie Krebbeks’ Story

What initially started out as a way to leave Kodak, which was beginning its era of layoffs and downsizing in the early 90s, turned into a life-long career at St.…

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Annette Connick’s Story

Sitting in her new apartment in Chestnut Court at St. John’s Meadows in early December 2022, Annette Connick offers, with no hesitation, her assertion that it is because of two…

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Ashok Kumar’s Story

“It was new to St. John’s and new to us,” says Ashok Kumar, a full-time shahbaz at St. John’s Penfield Green House Homes,” of his earliest impressions of the model…

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Mildred Castillo’s Story

Formerly a nurse in Puerto Rico, Mildred Castillo was searching for a change when she began her professional employment in the United States. Mildred first applied to St. John’s Home,…

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Tracy Main’s Story

“If you touched my legs it was like sheer agony,” says Tracy Main, whose fall in the shower on Mother’s Day of 2022 thrust him into a whirlwind of hospital…

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Monica Epps’ Story

“You have to impart in your employees that they are of value, that what they do does matter,” says Monica Epps, St. John’s Home Nurse Educator. It is with this…

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Valerie Frischmann’s Story

(Former) Professional Artist. That is the headline on Valerie Frischmann’s own website. And yet, over the past few months, staff members at St. John’s Home have done their best to…

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Wyndell Mewborn’s Story

“Honestly, I didn’t think I would be here long,” says Wyndell Mewborn, St. John’s Home Dining Services Manager. Twenty-four years later, what started out as a part-time job for a…

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The Smiths’ Story

For Bill and Barbara Smith, the decision to move to St. John’s Meadows was researched and well thought out–the way they do most things. In fact, the move they made…

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