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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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Yolanda Harvard’s Story

After 17 years in the field of nursing, Yolanda Harvard, neighborhood administrator for Hastings 2 and Reservoir 5 (the rehabilitation unit) at St. John’s Home, says that “nursing is something…

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Lisa Griffin’s Story

“St. John’s  has been a part of my life for a long time, ” says Lisa Griffin, who will reach her 10-year anniversary as a St. John’s employee this August…

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Liz Ryan’s Story

“We were thrilled when we were able to get mom into St. John’s,” says Pamela Ryan, of her mother Liz, who has been in St. John’s Home for almost six…

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Julius D. Jackson’s Story

One face that just about everyone at St. John’s Home recognizes is that of spiritual life partner Julius D. Jackson. Whether you refer to him as “JD,” “Selfie King of…

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Finding a Chance at Love Later in Life: Reva & Don’s Story

Both longtime residents of St. John’s Meadows for over ten years, Reva Sipser and Don Bogdanski never set out to form a romantic connection with one another. They had each…

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