At St. John's we have embarked on a journey to transform St. John's Home into an Eden Home. As an Eden home, St. John's Home fosters companionship, balances giving and receiving care, and offers variety and spontaneity in daily life. At St. John's Home, everyday we are finding ways to nourish the spirit as well as the body, to fight loneliness and boredom, and to provide opportunities for residents to continue growing all through their lives. St. John's Home is one of only two Eden homes in Rochester New York.
In 2004 we revisited and renewed our mission statement in the context of the Eden principles; please visit the about us section to read our Eden-generated mission, vision, and values. St. John's Senior Communities Eden fills the lives of residents with plants, animals and children.
Or, simply visit our calendar of events - there is always something new to do at St. John's. At St. John's our Eden values, kindness, appreciation, respect, integrity, and thriving spirit are wrapped around and woven through all we do. To see Eden in action, simply stop in and visit St. John's. Talk to residents or staff, take a stroll with us through our courtyards. We predict that you will feel a lift after your visit. You will see the results of caring people taking pride in their home and finding joy in those around them. This is Eden at St. John's.
Dr. G. Allen Power, St. John's Eden Educator, and former Assistant Medical Director of St. John's Home, received certification as Eden Educator in August 2006. Dr. Power is one of only a few to achieve this designation by the Eden Alternative.
Click here to learn about Dr. Power's book, Dementia Beyond Drugs in which he reveals what it takes to effect real culture change within residential care settings while reducing the administration of unnecessary psychotropic drugs.