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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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Inspiring Community-Wide Change: 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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Karen Keilman’s Story

Karen Keilman has made volunteering in the St. John’s Home Gift Shop a part of her regular routine three days a week since May 2021. She is one of St.…

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Dan Seils’ Story

Dan Seils is a pretty well-known resident around St. John’s Home. In his almost two years here, he has made a lasting impression on residents, staff, and visitors alike. He…

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Helen Viola’s Story

As an active mother of three boys, Helen Viola had little trouble keeping up for most of her life. That is why it was even more difficult for her when…

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Mason Fitch’s Story

(November 10, 2021) Like many veterans of the United States Armed Forces—especially those who served during times of war—Mason Fitch is often hesitant to discuss his military service. “I will…

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Sue Bement’s Story

Like many educators, Marcy Hotchkiss, St. John’s Green House Homes Board Member, says of her mom Suzanne (Sue) Bement, that she was flexible, agile, and especially good at planning; her…

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Katie and Patty’s Story

Katie Nau is one St. John’s Home resident that staff and volunteers continuously look forward to seeing around the halls due to her kind nature and friendly spirit. She is…

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Oneida Andujar’s Story

It takes a special type of person to work with older adults living with dementia. If you are doing it right, you are not just providing care for those facing…

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