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Jack Murphy’s Story

John (Jack) Murphy has lived several lives and is still embracing life at age 92. Jack has the gift of an incredible memory recalling back to age three, when he…

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Renee and Denise’s Story

A funny thing happens when a person finds an employer for which they truly enjoy working.  They feel content. They feel appreciated.  And—if given the opportunity—they tell their friends and…

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Betty & Loretta’s Story

“This just seems right,” Betty Keely remembers the feeling that overcame both her and her life partner, Loretta Bergen, when touring St. John’s Meadows. Both of their minds were set…

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Marilyn Colby’s Story

Transitioning to independent living looks different for everyone and the wish list of amenities vary by individual. For Marilyn Colby staying active in the community was at the top of…

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Milagros Maldonado-Diaz’s Story

Positivity and the ability to inspire others do not often come out of personal tragedy. Yet, Milagros (Millie) Maldonado-Diaz is living proof that one can overcome many hardships and still…

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Sarah Monthany’s Story

Choosing a nursing home can be an emotional and difficult decision. For Sarah Monthany the choice was made simple by touring and her observing an exhilarating St. John’s activity, “Now…

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Bill Sheridan’s Story

When Bill Sheridan needed to transition from his apartment at St. John’s Meadows to long-term care, there was one requirement he and his family insisted his new home was able…

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Rev. Denise Smith’s Story

Music has always been an important part of Rev. Denise Smith’s life. She grew up singing in church choirs, college chorales, and small Rhythm & Blues bands. She has written…

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Harriet Weiss’s Story

For many people, change is hard. Five years ago, Larry and Harriet Weiss made the life-changing decision to move to Rochester to be closer to family. With Larry’s health failing,…

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Rick Muir’s Story

“Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people,” –Irish poet William Butler Yeats Rick Muir did not become a music teacher—at least in a traditional…

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