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Moving In During a Pandemic – Jane’s Story

When considering a move, everyone has the same question: when is the time right? For Jane Mullen, that time came while walking her dog. She could tell he wanted to…

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Bob Wesley’s Story

Bob Wesley remembers having a singular motivation for entering the health care field over two decades ago:  “I enjoy making a difference in people’s lives.” Today, Bob’s brand of difference…

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Terri McTigue’s Story

Born and raised right here in Rochester, Terri McTigue is hardly new to the area or to St. John’s. She spent her working years as a nurse and always enjoyed…

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Sonja Wendt’s Story

Hawthorne Resident Sonja Wendt remembers the good times–and is eager for more. Born and raised in Irondequoit, NY, Sonja has lived many places, including New York City, Syracuse and Sioux…

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Jack Holzwarth’s Story

Jack Holzwarth, now a resident at the Hawthorne at St. John’s Meadows, has lived a rich and varied life to date. Jack grew up at 3977 East Avenue, the last…

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Alexandra Bailey’s Story

“In fundraising, it’s not about where you want the money, it’s about listening to donors,” said Alexandra Bailey, Development Manager at the St. John’s Foundation. “Some people think fundraising is…

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Celeste Sriringo’s Story

Celeste Sriringo, Development Assistant for the St. John’s Foundation, is motivated by compassion and an appreciation for what St. John’s does for the lives of its residents. Celeste’s first encounter…

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Betty Kelly’s Story

St. John’s Home resident Betty Kelly sometimes feels that her five children are too persistent in their visits, calls, and well-wishes. And recently, according to Betty, her son Dave went…

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Nancy Dubner’s Story

Nancy Dubner, resident of St. John’s Meadows, was recently featured in an article in “55 Plus” magazine, celebrating her lifetime of remarkable achievements. Born in Massachusetts and educated in Connecticut,…

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Sarah Soosalu’s Story

Sarah “Sally” Soosalu, a resident of St. John’s Home for nearly four years, has an impressive former career that led two of her students into the spotlight. Co-owner of Marion…

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