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Helping Vets Experience Honor Flight page 4

What is a shahbaz? page 3

Golf tournament supports elders

Resident artist embraces technology

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Vision St. John’s will lead and inspire a shift in society’s views of elderhood by embracing and celebrating life’s experiences.

Mission St. John’s embraces life with vibrant, caring, and life-affirming relationships.

Erica Yeager believes being a shahbaz makes building relationships with elders easier and more natural.

We embrace living by being... Friendly Respectful Responsive Compassionate Innovative Fun

Editor Tom Harner tharner@stjohnsliving.org

Maria Bello’s role as a shahbaz allows for time to share more personal moments.

Contributors Kristin Eklin keklin@stjohnsliving.org Christa Parr cparr@stjohnsliving.org

Director of Marketing Jennifer Lesinski jlesinski@stjohnsliving.org

Chief Executive Officer Charlie Runyon

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Chris Shafer has developed lasting bonds with elders and their families during his time at St. John’s Home.


Shahbaz: a versatile staff position accountable for direct care, housekeeping, laundry, cooking, activity, and life in the home. Plural: shahbazim

Making Homes Small Again Versatile shahbazim leading our way to more personalized elder settings

When Erica Yeager looks back on her transformation

from Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) to shahbaz five years ago, she does so through the lens of the elders she has cared for throughout her time at St. John’s. “It was more hustle-bustle,” explains Erica, speaking of her years at St. John’s Home prior to being chosen as one of the first shahbazim trained to work in the Green House homes in Penfield—the first nursing homes of their kind situated in a residential area in the United States. “There wasn’t a lot of time for 1-to-1 relationships.”

Soon after the Green House homes opened in October 2011, Erica started to appreciate how this new way of providing care benefited elders. “I was able to see how they were thriving,” she remembers. As shahbazim and other team members began settling into their roles, they found that the relationships they were forging with the people they cared for became stronger. “Everyone was working together and we were getting better at meeting the elders’ needs.” While the philosophies of the Green House Project and Eden Alternative movements have paved the way for a cultural shift in the way elder care is provided, it is shahbazim who bring these principles to life. The overwhelmingly positive results seen at the Green House homes over the past five years demonstrate that a nursing home model, which fosters the development of meaningful relationships, is far superior to an institutional model. Thus, St. John’s Home at 150 Highland Avenue is embracing a similar approach—with each floor transitioning to individual small homes by the end of 2017. The shahbazim are an integral part of ensuring the success of this transition.

Maria Bello started at St. John’s just over a year ago— right before renovations started to transform the sixth floor of the Reservoir Building into the first small home at St. John’s Home. Maria has worked in health care for over two decades, including several years working in emergency rooms. After learning about the shahbaz position, Maria was intrigued by the lack of segmented roles within a small home. “Coming from the ED, when you have a code, there aren’t really any (job) titles there. We had to do what was needed to save the person’s life.” Maria—a licensed practical nurse—has similarly embraced being part of the self-directed team on the Rose neighborhood. She has heard elders and family members refer to her as a “jack of all trades” and she agrees with that sentiment. Ultimately, she believes that working as a shahbaz and doing more for each individual allows for stronger bonds between the elder and staff members. “You don’t have to do a lot to make someone’s day. You get appreciated. That’s one thing that I love here.” Chris Shafer has worked at St. John’s Home for nearly a decade. As someone who just recently went through the small homes training with his team on the Lilac neighborhood, Chris admits the transition from CNA to Shahbaz has at times been rocky. “The idea is fantastic, but we still have a ways to go,” says Chris, though he is encouraged to finally be moving in the right direction after discussing the concept of small homes for several years. “We’re on our way there. It’s better to see yourself moving forward instead of standing still.”

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Honor Flight Rochester Has Strong Ties to St. John’s HONOR FLIGHT As past president of Honor Flight Rochester, Vince

Hope knows what a profound impact the trip can have on the veterans who agree to take it. “It is something spiritual that you just can’t describe—a feeling that lasts for days and weeks afterwards.” He likens the experience to a type of group therapy where words are replaced by moments of solemn reflection and camaraderie shared with others who served their country several decades before. Vince’s father Tom—an elder at St. John’s Home— served as a photographer throughout Europe during the final year of World War II. As one of the area’s initial veterans to take part in an Honor Flight mission, Tom is the first member of the St. John’s family to participate in the program. Several others have since done the same, with one resident of Brickstone by St. John’s helping convince many of them that this oncein-a-lifetime trip is indeed meant for them. Nancy DaMore has worked almost every public welcome home ceremony at the Greater Rochester International Airport since she began contributing her time to Honor Flight Rochester four years ago. She typically works the long hallway from the arrivals gate to the terminal and she truly enjoys the opportunity to wish each veteran well and thank them personally for their service. As she puts it, “nobody can get past me without a hug.”

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Nancy DaMore greets returning veteran. While it is not an official part of her volunteer work with Honor Flight Rochester, Nancy has made it her personal mission to help “encourage” reluctant veterans to spend the weekend in Washington with others who answered the call of duty. She has seen enough faces of men and women deeply affected by the experience to know that it is an opportunity that should not be passed up. Typically, Nancy encounters veterans who view Honor Flight as a great opportunity meant for somebody else. Despite her passion for the program, she does not sell Honor Flight too hard. It often takes Nancy months to convince qualifying veterans to fill out an application. Nancy’s recruiting efforts played a significant role in convincing at least nine residents from St. John’s to apply to take the Honor Flight trip, including: Walter Dickson, Connie Scheg, and Roy Copeland.

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For more information about Honor Flight Rochester go to honorflightrochester.org or contact Nancy DaMore at 585-360-4368.


Walter Dickson was ready and willing to fight for his country. Drafted into the Army in February 1945 at 17 years old, Walter spent his last semester of high school training as a rifleman in Arizona and Texas. “We were going to be shipping out overseas—Saipan supposedly,” recalled Walter. His company made it as far as Hawaii, where they landed on August 14, 1945. V-J Day. With some nudging from Nancy and others, Walter was on the first Honor Flight of 2016—Mission 46. Despite some initial skepticism, he ended up thoroughly enjoying the experience. “It was really wonderful,” said Walter. “I can’t compare it to anything. The reception coming back was unbelievable.” Walter, a former St. John’s Meadows resident, passed away in June—just weeks after returning home from his Honor Flight trip to Washington with his daughter Martha. Connie Scheg enlisted in the Army at the tail end of 1950 before completing basic training and then advanced infantry training. While he anticipated he would next head to fight in Korea, he was instead sent to Germany as part of NATO’s occupational force. He was in Europe for 15 months, but never served in combat. Connie’s attitude towards Honor Flight has always been that it was meant for combat veterans, not him. “I felt there were many others who deserved it more than I do.” However, Nancy eventually convinced her fellow Brickstone resident to apply and he took park in Mission 47 this past May. “It was stupendous,” says Connie of his experience. “Before I was just going to go. Now I’m proud that I took part in it.” Like Connie, Roy Copeland has been hesitant to commit to participating in Honor Flight. While Roy did serve in the Army during the late 1950s—spending nearly two years in France in the Signal Corps transmitting and receiving communications throughout Europe— he downplays his contributions compared to others. However, once again, it was Nancy—a member of Roy’s and his wife Dorothy’s church and neighbor at Brickstone—who was persistent in her effort to convince Roy otherwise. “In a way, I still don’t feel I’m deserving of it,” explains Roy. “But she explained that if war broke out I would have been in it, and she’s right.” Roy has since applied and is waiting to get the call to participate in a future mission. Roy has also encouraged a couple of his friends to apply.

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Donors Make a Difference First Small Home Renovations Complete One year after starting construction, renovations on the Rose neighborhood—the first small home at St. John’s Home—are complete. This refurbished neighborhood now reflects the movement towards creating settings throughout our 150 Highland Avenue campus that better support the delivery of more individualized care for

elders. Small homes renovations were made possible by the generous contributors to St. John’s Foundation. Renovations continue in other areas throughout St. John’s Home, as does staff training to support these new small homes. Learn more about small homes at stjohnsliving.org/small-homes.

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Support Elders Through the Annual Fund The true spirit of St. John’s lies in the lives it has touched—the elders, volunteers, staff, families, and friends. Few things give greater joy than moments that embody the true impact of St. John’s work—the smile at a courtyard concert on a sunny day, the sweetness shared at an ice cream social, the embrace of a dearly loved elder, or simply knowing that you are helping someone live the life they choose.

Proceeds support activities such as day trips to the Finger Lakes, live concerts, themed holiday parties, and spiritual and religious programs. St. John’s is more than senior housing—we are a vibrant community. When you make a gift to the St. John’s Annual Fund, you support active elder experiences in all St. John’s communities today and for generations to come. Visit stjohnsliving.org/donate-gift to make your gift now.

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Celebrate with the Highland Park Society The Highland Park Society provides an opportunity for leadership giving and the expression of commitment to St. John’s with a contribution of $500 or more annually. The donors of St. John’s support programs and services that enrich the lives of elders. Donate today and become a Highland Park Society member. Join us for exclusive events including our Highland Park Society cocktail reception before St. John’s Illumination of Love on December 4 at 5:30 p.m.

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Illumination of Love is Sunday, December 4.


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t. John’s is grateful to all who contributed to St. John’s Foundation from February 1, 2016 through July 31, 2016. Your gift supports our vision of enhancing the lives of St. John’s elders through social programming, physical fitness activities, creative and recreational arts therapy, and spiritual and religious programming. Donors who give a minimum of $500 per year to the Annual Fund are acknowledged in the Highland Park Society. ANNUAL FUND

HIGHLAND PARK SOCIETY Leaders Mr. Andrew Stalder

Patrons The Davenport-Hatch Foundation, Inc. Benefactors Mr. and Mrs. Robert Earl Mr. Christopher Priest and Ms. Rebecca Priest Mr. and Mrs. Charles K. Runyon Mr. Barry Silverstein and Ms. Tamara Cohen Estate of Martha Schmidt Mr. and Mrs. William C. Wallace, Jr. Sponsors All Done Lawn/Home Maintenance Alstom Signaling Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bartlett Mr. Ed Braeunle and Ms. Joanne Braeunle Mr. and Mrs. Donald D’Alessandro Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Reformation First Congregational UCC, Fairport Mr. and Mrs. C. John Matteson Mr. John T. Pattison SWBR Architects Mrs. Linda L. Wells

FRIENDS OF ST. JOHN’S Contributors Ms. Carol A. Brink

Ms. Ann C. DeFazio Overeaters Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Roger Zaenglein Friends Anonymous (2) AmazonSmile Foundation Mr. Ronald P. Bansbach Mr. Milton Berman Ms. Betty Bratcher Mrs. Ella Briskie Mr. and Mrs. H. James Chalfant Ms. Clara Ciavatta Mrs. Patricia M. Curran Ms. Nancy H. D’Amore Mr. and Mrs. Mendal W. Dick Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dixon Mr. Richard S. Fitts Mrs. Marsha L. Greenberg Ms. Andrea Guzzetta Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Heary Mrs. Joyce J. Henck Hilton United Methodist Church Mr. John C. Hines Mr. and Mrs. David Jolkovski Mr. and Mrs. John R. Kelsey Ms. Shirley S. Miller Ms. Katherine L. Mitchell Nicotine Anonymous Ms. Barbara L. Rafoth Mr. and Mrs. Russell D. Rines

Mrs. Lois J. Rogers Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Shulman Ms. Jana Tushingham Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Wallace Ms. Jane Watkin Ms. Suzanne Wigg Ms. Diane Wiley Zonta Club of Rochester

Bequests

Estate of John C. Groth-Juncker

EMBRACE LIVING EVENT

Alesco Advisors, LLC Alzheimer’s Association Burke Group Christa Companies EFPR Group, LLP Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield Harper Danesh, LLC Howard Road Garage Lawley Services, Inc. Lifespan Lifetime Care LMT Computer Systems Morgan Management RTI Quality Rentals Strong Health Geriatrics Group Underberg & Kessler

Second Embrace Living Event Inspires Many Embrace Living, a dynamic and informative community event held on May 19 at Brickstone by St. John’s, drew an enthusiastic and inspired audience for a second straight year! The unique program celebrated individuals who are vibrantly aging, through the inclusion of educational seminars, inspirational speakers, and a Community Showcase activity expo. Embrace Living celebrates individuals who inspire a shift in society’s views of elderhood. The event drew more than 100 senior social and recreation groups, seniors, and their families to a fun, informative, and interactive event. This year’s keynote speaker was Pam Sherman, the Suburban Outlaw, who had a packed crowd up on their feet.

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Thank you for Teeing Off for St. John’s! With nearly 200 golfers, volunteers, and friends in attendance, St. John’s 27th Annual Golf Tournament was a great success! More than $87,000 was raised in benefit of St. John’s, ensuring that whatever the circumstance, each elder can truly “embrace living.” For information or to register for next year’s tournament on July 17, contact Kristin Eklin, development manager, 585-760-2464.

ST. JOHN’S 26TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

Anonymous (1) Mr. Peter Adams and Ms. Nancy J. Adams Alesco Advisors, LLC Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. B & H Piping Systems B. Giambrone & Co. Veteran Food Sales Best Times Financial Planning Mr. Tony Brognia and Ms. Sharon Brognia Buffalo Hospital Supply Buffalo Pharmacies Bunzl Distribution Burke Group Chudy Paper Company Crosby-Brownlie, Inc. Dawn Aprile & Company Dixon Schwabl Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Donaloio EFPR Group, LLP Farmington Company G.A. Braun, Inc. Generations Child and Elder Care Graystone Consulting Mrs. Dorothy B. Haelen Harper Danesh, LLC Health Direct Pharmacy Health Pro Rehabilitation High Falls Advisors Home Leasing Services HR Works, Inc. Jacobstein Food Service Karpus Investment Management K-D Moving & Storage, Inc. Licciardi Radio Services, Inc. Lifetime Care LMT Computer Systems Mr. and Mrs. Robert Loveland

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Lozier Environmental Consulting, Inc. M&T Bank M/E Engineering Mr. and Mrs. George Magin Manning & Napier Advisors, LLC Medicab of Rochester, Inc. Medline Industries Metrodata Services, Inc. Mission Health Concepts, Inc. Monroe Wheelchair Northwest Bank Optum United Healthcare Pathfinder Engineers, LLP Postler & Jaeckle Corp Pro Flex Administrators LLC R. L. Kistler, Inc. Radec Rel Comm, Inc. R-Options, Inc. Ms. Colleen Rose Siemens Building Technologies Special Care Systems, LLC SWBR Architects Sysco The Hartford Tipping Point Communications Toshiba Business Solutions Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance Tschopp Supply Ultramobile Imaging Underberg & Kessler UNUM Rochester Van Hook Service Co., Inc. Mr. and Mrs. William C. Wallace, Jr.

ST. JOHN’S MEADOWS GARDENS Estate of Dr. Thomas E. Gompf

ST. JOHN’S SPIRITUAL LIFE Anonymous (1) Ms. Jane L. McCadam

SENIOR HOUSING EMPLOYEE FUND IN APPRECIATION OF THE EMPLOYEES OF ST. JOHN’S MEADOWS AND BRICKSTONE BY ST. JOHN’S Anonymous (1) Mr. Marc Jacobs Ms. Doris Kreckman Ms. Mildred G. Ness Mr. David E. Rice

SMALL HOMES CAMPAIGN

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bartlett Mr. Ed Braeunle and Ms. Joanne Braeunle St. John’s Home Auxiliary Ms. Diane Wiley

MEMORIAL AND TRIBUTE GIFTS

Memorial and Tribute gifts to St. John’s Foundation are a meaningful way that elders, their families, and their friends can honor the people who embrace life with vibrant, caring, and life affirming relationships. In memory of Eusebio Aponte OLM Class of ‘73 FGF Mr. and Mrs. Roland Truelove In memory of Myrtle Blake Mr. and Mrs. Paul Goldstein Ms. Joyce F. Renz In memory of Michael Boccacino M  s. Louise M. Chiapperini Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lambert Ms. Mary G. Maggio Mr. and Mrs. John Morsch Mr. and Mrs. Michael C. Pancione, Jr.


Mr. and Mrs. Paul N. Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Ken Vorndran

In memory of Sandra J. Spindler Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Spindler

In honor of Carol A. Brink Dr. Elaine C. Hubbard

In memory of Theresa C. Giffi Kim, Todd, Vince, Bess, Deena, and Kristen Lucia

In memory of Constance Brownell Mrs. Shirley Traynor

In memory of William Hart Ms. Ellen Cody-Wrobel

In memory of Marguerite Bruno Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Cooper

In memory of Ralph Hawley, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bird Ms. Joyce A. Hawley Friends at the Techniplex (Sandy Atkins, Heather Buckley, Janet Byrne, Latoya Crosby, Amylynn Dodge, Cindy Graham, Martha Keenan, Corinne Reed, Patty Tougher) Jim, Katie, and Jessica Vitale

In honor of Anne Stehle’s Birthday Ms. Rita Staglin

In honor of Theda Hayes 100th Birthday Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kaler

In memory of Theodore Vollertsen Ms. Azlyn J. Boyle Ms. Sandra Foery

In memory of Adele Brzowski Ms. Esta Richter In memory of Lorraine Chamberlain Mr. and Mrs. Roger Talbot In memory of Susan Cohen Ms. Diane E. Buckley Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Giacobbi Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Moskal Ms. Rosanne M. Sparks In memory of Joel Cohen Mr. Daniel Lesinski and Mrs. Jennifer Lesinski In memory of Carol Davison Mr. Marc D. Weinberg In memory of Anne M. Day Dr. David H. Day

In memory of JoAnn King Mr. Clifford King In memory of Paul Levin Ms. Jane Levin In memory of Frances Maynard Ms. Rose Campoli Ms. Elaine M. Schaefer

In memory of Frances DeFazio Ms. Kathleen Saporito

In memory of Mary McCadam-Martin Mr. and Mrs. Michael McCadam Ms. Carolyn L. Smith

In memory of Ida DiMarsico Mr. and Mrs. James DiMarsico

In memory of Elmer A. Miller Ms. Beverly Slocum

In memory of Mary Dinino Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Cooper

In memory of Mary Mittiga Ms. Mary Agnes Mittiga

In memory of Ruth Donaloio Mr. Randall Goulette Ms. Concetta Mirabito Mr. and Mrs. Richard Thyne

In memory of Carmella Nuccitelli Mr. and Mrs. John L. Bartolotta Mr. and Mrs. Tony J. Iaria Mr. Chris Nuccitelli Mr. and Mrs. John F. Nuccitelli Ms. Antoinette Orlando

In memory of Rose Ferrara Mr. and Mrs. Richard Anderson Mr. and Mrs. David Baker Mr. William Bellomo and Family Ms. Marie Bellomo Mr. Steven A. Berke and Ms. Joyce M. Wichie Mrs. Nancy C. Buchholz Ms. Mary E. Davenport Mr. and Mrs. John Felsen Mr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Felsen Mr. and Mrs. Gino Frappolli Mr. Robert Giovannini Mr. and Mrs. Tim Jones Ms. Marlene Kerr Mr. and Mrs. Gerry Levesque Ms. Annette Margarite Ms. Linda Moshier Mr. and Mrs. Robert Panzer Ms. Mary Ann Pritchett Ms. Marguerite E. Ryan Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Scheuermann Mr. Geoffrey Scott Ms. Clare Shaffer Ms. Annette R. Smith Mr. David Van Arsdale and Ms. Elizabeth Osta

In memory of Marie Parker Mrs. Ella Briskie In memory of William H. Pum Mrs. Margaret E. Pum In memory of Johanna Schaap Mr. and Mrs. George Magin In memory of William F. Schade Ms. Lynne W. Haag In memory of Barbara and Clifford Schaefer Mr. and Mrs. Gary Oakden In memory of Charles B. Sharp Ms. Marian Moskow In memory of Julia Sirrea Mr. Paul Bolz

In memory of Margaret Stansfield Margaret’s Family (Tom and Jan, Ed, Kevin, Larry and Diane)

In honor of Evelyn Stickney’s Birthday Ms. Norma A. McLernon In memory of Helen Strem Lands’ End, Inc. In memory of Art Trimble Ms. Maureen Rosenbaum

In memory of Geraldine Weintraub Mr. and Mrs. Philip Weintraub In memory of Donald R. Welsh Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Beresford Mr. Louis Bouchard and Ms. Maria Schwenzer Ms. Ann S. Connor Mr. and Mrs. Mason Fitch Ms. Cheryl J. Hopkins Mr. and Mrs. Robert Van Niel Mr. Jay W. White In memory of Olga Wheeler Ms. Dulcy M. Lecour Mrs. Marjorie Thomas In memory of Steven Wolpin Ms. Janis Wolpin In honor of Nancy Zaenglein’s 90th Birthday Mrs. Kate Korsh Ms. Claire Z. Van Arsdale In memory of Julia Zarowitz Ms. Karen Altman, Julia Wolkoff, and Dorrance Lamb Ms. Rita Chentow In memory of Marilyn J. Zobel Ms. Janet R. Drake Ms. Denise R. Ezrow Mr. and Mrs. David Hampson Ms. Eloise H. Kress Ms. Cathy Lockington Ms. Barbara McHenry Ms. Carol R. Pearson Ms. Marie C. Siconolfi, Ms. Anne Siconolfi, and Ms. Cathy Lockington Mr. Gary Wilson Ms. Janice Wilson, Buffalo Zobel, and Kristine Blackwell

In memory of Elaine G. Smith Mr. Michael J. Smith In memory of Sebastian “Buster” Sofia Linq & Golden Memories Transportation Ms. Kathleen M. Quigley In memory of Yin Fong Soo Mr. and Mrs. Murray Astarita

We strive to publish accurate recognition and apologize for errors or omissions. To make a correction or a donation please call Leona Rossi at 585-760-1291 or email lrossi@stjohnsliving.org.

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Roslyn Rose–An Artist Who Embraces Technology to Hone Her Craft Her work will immediately catch your eye. At first,

you will think you are simply looking at a remarkable vantage point that was captured in one singular moment in time. Before long, you will start to wonder about the details. What would bring a flock of Adelie Penguins from Antarctica inside the walls of a seemingly abandoned brick building? How could a neglected, graffiti-filled bedroom be in such close proximity of a beautiful, palatial home? The questions come, and still, your eyes want to believe.

her artistic development became more accelerated. Following her formal college training, Roslyn’s work continued to evolve and began appearing in galleries and shows throughout the New York Metropolitan area. As audiences were introduced to her prints,

Roslyn Rose’s recent work has a way of bending reality. “I look for buildings that have windows and doors that I can open up,” Roslyn explains. The finished piece is an integrated work that matches up different locations, often from different time periods. How she is able to create these unique viewpoints is a case study that illustrates why artists should never stop evolving. “In high school I was restricted by the available materials,” Roslyn recalls from the apartment she shares with her husband Frank at St. John’s Meadows. Although Roslyn’s interest in art began years before, it was not until college—first at Rutgers University— where she studied traditional oil painting before enrolling at the Manhattan branch of the Pratt Institute. There she concentrated on printmaking and

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she started making a living as a working artist when demand for her pieces from commercial decorators began to increase. In the mid-1980s, Roslyn and Frank made moved from Maplewood—a suburban part of New Jersey— to the city of Hoboken. This one square mile large city directly across the Hudson River from midtown Manhattan became the backdrop for a major shift in Roslyn’s work. “When we moved to Hoboken, we came at the right time when everything was coming down and changing. At that point, artists were being invited in and encouraged to set up studios.” During her time in Hoboken, Roslyn helped start a cooperative gallery called Hob’art. Through her networking with other artists, she started speaking with some young photographers in town. “I was doing some collage work and they suggested I start using Photoshop.” Roslyn was 72 years old in the winter of 2001 and she did not even own a computer. Despite her unfamiliarity with this technology, Roslyn credits her “young guru” who was able to get her up and running. This exposure to working digitally brought endless possibilities to the work she would be able to produce later in life. Today, Roslyn’s home studio is equipped with an Apple iMac desktop computer, widescreen monitor, hi-resolution scanner, and graphics tablet. At 87, Roslyn finds that using this technology to create photographic montages is much easier than cutting photographs with tiny scissors and knives. “Digital technology allows more flexibility, such as the ability to make changes in color, placement, and design,” she points out. “There are many fascinating adjustments one can make to an image that were so hit and miss in the darkroom.” In September, 2015 Roslyn and Frank moved from New Jersey to Rochester to be closer to Roslyn’s sister Peg—also a resident at St. John’s Meadows. While she has not been able to produce a lot of new works since her move, Roslyn was quick to establish roots

Sand Intrusion here in the Rochester art community. “The artists in Rochester are very helpful and very friendly,” she says. She has secured studio space at the Anderson Alley Artist Studios and regularly participates in “First Friday” events. Six of Roslyn’s pieces will also appear in a group show at Image City in September 2016.

Another talented artist who calls St. John’s home, 96-year old Margaret Ward, recently had her work featured in a solo gallery exhibit for the first time. Read more about Margaret and other members of the St. John’s family on the St. John’s website.

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The Dementia Resource Library at St. John’s Home Located in the neighborhood lounge on the ground floor of St. John’s Home—the Dementia Resource Library contains dozens of books, articles, DVDs, and other materials to help families or staff members as they support an individual or group of elders with dementia. This collection of resources is made possible through a generous grant received from the Greater Rochester Health Foundation.

Stories from Every Perspective Be sure to visit the “News” section of the St. John’s website regularly to stay up-to-date on all of the happenings around St. John’s. You can also read original blog entries from St. John’s elders, employees, and more! See for yourself at stjohnsliving.org/about-st-johns/blog.

St. John's Living- Fall, 2016  

Newsletter published twice yearly highlighting all of the great things going on at St. John's.

St. John's Living- Fall, 2016  

Newsletter published twice yearly highlighting all of the great things going on at St. John's.