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As the World Changed, St. John’s Found New Ways to Serve Residents People pay a premium to live in the best retirement communities in town. With that higher price tag comes certain expectations—an obligation to give residents the peace of mind they need to live in comfort and feel protected.
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.
We embrace living by being . . . Innovative Respectful Friendly Responsive Compassionate Fun
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We did not know it at the time, but 2020 changed senior housing forever. The pandemic and the resulting periods of isolation brought a great urgency to deliver services in a more safe and convenient manner. For independent living residents who call St. John’s Meadows and Brickstone by St. John’s home, there was the expectation that their communities would adapt to best support them amidst a changing landscape. St. John’s responded by making the adjustments needed to better serve residents. Many of the services and amenities that have been important staples for years transitioned to meet changing needs brought on by the pandemic. This shift has laid the groundwork for some of these important parts of the St. John’s independent living culture that are being enjoyed in new ways. In some cases, these operational shifts could stand the test of time and become permanent.
Market Café Enters Grocery Business This Chestnut Court eatery has long provided St. John’s Meadows residents and guests with a place to get a fast meal. In 2020, the Market Café used available resources to expand and provide much needed groceries and supplies when residents sought them most. “Stores were limiting their hours,” says Market Café Manager Jaimie Cullinan, who had been in his job about a year when lockdown began in mid-March 2020. “Stores were running out of toilet paper. They were running out of food.” Cullinan, a career restaurant professional whose family also owned a grocery store growing up, recognized this vital need and began adding shelving in the café in order to stock staple items for residents in need.
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Market Café Manager Jaimie Cullinan stocks grocery items residents say they need the most.
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Coffee Hour Provides Critical Link Since its opening in 2013, Brickstone has hosted Friday morning gettogethers to keep residents updated on the happenings throughout the community. Held in the Wintergarden, these regularly scheduled meetings, previously meant to inform community members, now turned into well attended fixtures on resident social calendars. When the COVID-19 pandemic made public gatherings impossible, residents went without their beloved coffee hours for months. However, once the calendar flipped to 2021, St. John’s staff members were ready to deliver a virtual coffee hour experience. The response has been emphatically positive. “Although we miss the coffee and the goodies that we would have, and the socialization, this is really cool,” resident Janet McKenna expressed to the virtual group from her apartment. “You can hear people better, you can see people better. I like it.”
Introducing a New Tool Box for At Home Dementia Caregivers Brought to You Exclusively by St. John’s As the number of informal caregivers nationwide and in the our area continues to climb, the wealth of St. John’s expertise as a direct care provider of skilled services for adults with dementia is now being repurposed to help provide solutions to the challenges of at home caregiving.
ASK MIMI St. John’s Dementia Quality of Life Specialist Mimi DeVinney has been supporting adults living with dementia for over 20 years and her expertise is at the heart of St. John’s Online Dementia Resource Center. Mimi will help you better navigate the website to find what you need.
The St. John’s Online Dementia Resource Center is dedicated to making the tools and best practices our staff members have developed over decades of supporting older adults more accessible to caregivers everywhere. This comprehensive online tool is now available at no cost to caregivers—providing answers and advice, whenever you need them. The Dementia Resource Center has a variety of resources for both new and experienced caregivers. You will also find videos, checklists, templates, and other online versions of tools we use at St. John’s to structure care for residents living with dementia.
If you have a specific problem or question, she answers user submitted questions frequently through her “Mondays with Mimi” blog series. My brother has just been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and he shared that the doctor told him he was in Stage 1. What symptoms should we expect to see? -Judy What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease? -Tim How do I respond when my loved one says mean things to me? -Rose
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St. John’s is grateful to all who contributed to St. John’s Foundation from August 14, 2020 through January 31, 2021. Your gifts support our vision of enhancing the lives of St. John’s residents through social programming, physical fitness activities, creative and recreational arts therapy, and spiritual programming. Donors who give a minimum of $500 per year to the Annual Fund are acknowledged as members of the Highland Park Society.
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St. John’s Residents Build Desks for Local Students in Need A group of residents from St. John’s Meadows and Brickstone by St. John’s independent living communities search for an opportunity to utilize their talents to make a difference in the Rochester community for months. After seeing a national news story about a similar program that supplied desks for school students in need, these residents mobilized to raise funds, purchase materials, and assemble desks in the wood shop at St. John’s Meadows. The group then connected with Catholic Family Center’s division of Refugee and Immigrant Services, who happily picked up dozens of desks and identified local schoolchildren who needed them. READ THE 13WHAM STORY FROM CHRISTMAS DAY:
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Successful Nursing Home Model Delivers Peace of Mind Mare Millow’s experience as the daughter of a resident in long-term care has been similar to so many others over the past year. “It has been hard not being able to see her in person,” Millow told WXXI News’ Beth Adams in February. Millow had been able to visit her mother Kim at the St. John’s Green House Homes whenever she liked before the pandemic, but has settled for video chats and window visits while patiently waiting for restrictions on visitation to be lifted. Throughout the past year, Millow and her family’s confidence in the care provided by St. John’s never wavered. “I’ve never felt that she’s not safe,” said Millow. “Or that I have to worry about her in ways other than you would worry about any elderly parent.” WXXI News joined a collection of media outlets to produce a story highlighting the success of the Green House Project nursing home model during the COVID-19 crisis. SEE THE FULL STORY AT:
Polly Bolland (at right) shares a special moment with resident Kim Millow.
Vaccine’s Arrival Brings Hope for Brighter Tomorrows Access to the COVID-19 vaccine has been the single most important step St. John’s can take towards reestablishing all of the meaningful connections in the lives of residents and staff members. Beginning in late December 2020 and continuing into the early part of 2021, vaccination clinics were held at St. John’s Home, St. John’s Meadows, the Hawthorne, Brickstone, and the St. John’s Green House Homes. Now that residents and employees at every St. John’s community have been given the opportunity to get immunized against the disease, we look forward with much hope for a brighter future. St. John’s anxiously awaits the return of visiting family members and friends, beloved volunteers, and all of the other people who—for over a century—have made St. John’s such a special place.
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Seasonal Flavors with MVP Health Care A Virtual Experience from Our Kitchen to Yours
Seasonal Flavors—a program that is equal parts cooking demonstration and educational series—returns for another season of delicious, nutritious recipes and culinary collaboration. Through a unique partnership with MVP Health Care, Seasonal Flavors will bring exciting meals to life from St. John’s Meadows directly to your computer, phone, or tablet. Our spring sessions include: Breakfast: The Most Important Meal of the Day: Thursday, May 13 at 1:00 p.m. Meatless Main Meals: Thursday, June 10 at 1:00 p.m. Spectacular Summer Salads: Thursday, July 22 at 1:00 p.m. Call 585-242-7005 or firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP and receive the Zoom link for these great programs.
Bob Wesley is a “Health Care Hero” St. John’s Infection Preventionist Bob Wesley was recently named to the list of 2021 Rochester Business Journal “Health Care Heroes.” Bob’s work and dedication supporting infection control measures, PPE procurement and education, and resident COVID testing throughout 2020 was recognized in the Medical Professional category. On Veterans Day, Bob visited each resident throughout St. John’s Home who served in the military and thanked them for his or her service. READ BOB WESLEY’S STORY: