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Ed and Therese’s Story

“She has her LEGO zone in the living room, and works on it whenever she feels like it,” says Ed Girard. Ed is often seen bragging about his wife, Therese,…

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Rachel Marsala’s Story

“Working in long-term care was the ideal location for me,” says Rachel Marsala. The St. John’s Home Clinical Lead Dietitian has worked at St. John’s for almost eight years, and…

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Sumi Schreyer’s Story

Serving as her husband’s caregiver was never a question for Sumi Schreyer. For the St. John’s Meadows resident — family is everything. After attending university for engineering in her home…

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Harriet Weiss and Anna Krzanowicz’s Story

“We’re Laverne and Shirley — that’s what people call us,” say Harriet Weiss and Anna Krzanowicz, St. John’s Home residents, who have been friends for almost three years. Accordingly, the…

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Robin Heffner’s Story

“I work with the best team,” says Robin Heffner, clinical informatics analyst for St. John’s. Many of our residents and their family members may not see Robin Heffner on a…

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Nancy Kraus’ Story

“I am at the point where I just want to create,” says Nancy Kraus. The Rochester artist moved into Brickstone by St. John’s in July of 2022 and has just…

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Meri Jo Mulhollen’s Story

“I have been here 32 years,” says Meri Jo Mulhollen. “I feel fulfilled here.” The St. John’s Protective Services Officer says she always knew she wanted to work in a…

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Joe Sottile’s Story

“It is all about connections, that is what I would teach my kids in school,” says Joe Sottile as he stands in front of a group of Brickstone by St.…

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Ashley Hrywnak’s Story

When Ashley Hrywnak started at St. John’s Home in June 2016, she was “a brand new CNA.” That however did not mean that her new job as a certified nursing…

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Anita Spoor’s Story

“I wanted a place that I could thrive in an active environment.” Anita Spoor moved into Brickstone by St. John’s a little over five months ago, but within this short…

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