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St. Johnland Nursing Center is committed to being an important resource to the community.

We invite you to please join us for many exciting upcoming events at St. Johnland.

For more information regarding these events and to participate, please call Kathy Lough at (631) 269-5800.

St. Johnland Celebrates “Seniors” Class of 2019!

St. Johnland Residents donned a cap and gown and rolled down the aisle to celebrate the conclusion of a nine month in house Adult Education program developed by the Nursing Center’s Recreation Therapy staff.   Residents voted on topics of interest and staff created course outlines to ensure fun and interactive ways for the “senior” students to continue learning and participate!  Course content included TV Shows of Yesteryear, Famous Landmarks, History Trivia, Holiday Traditions, and Famous People. Family, friends and staff were invited to the hour long ceremony that acknowledged each of the graduates with a diploma, speeches were heard from the Salutatorian & Valedictorian and the celebration concluded with balloons in air instead of caps flying in the air.  A festive reception of cake and punch followed.

 

     

(caption:  Salutatorian Trudy Margolin, Valedictorian Eileen Aboody)

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory – 16th Annual Symposium

200+ Interested to Learn About The Relationship Between Nutrition & Cancer 

St. Johnland Nursing Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Northwell Health and US Trust Company co-sponsored a free to the public lecture on Diet & Disease, Exploring the Relationship between Nutrition and Cancer.  More than 200 guests attended the June 24 discussion held at CSHL.

Speakers included Semir Beyaz , Ph.D., Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Fellow and Donaldson Translational Fellow and Jamie Kane, M.D., Director of Center for Weight Management at Northwell Health and Assistant Professor, Donald & Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

This is the 16th year the above organizations have joined together in offering such type lectures open for all to attend.

 

(caption:  L-R Moderator, David Tuveson, M.D., Ph.D., CSHL, Semir Beyaz, Ph.D., CSHL, Jamie Kane, M.D., Northwell Health & Bruce Stillman, President & CEO of CSHL)

St Johnland Director of Development

The St. Johnland Family is happy to welcome Kathy Lough as the new Director of Development for The Society of St. Johnland.  She brings many years of nonprofit fundraising experience to the position with a strong emphasis on Event Planning, Major Gift Cultivation and Grant Writing. Additionally, she is skilled at building donor relationships to secure program and capital support as well as brand development. Most recently she was the Director of Advancement at St. Kevin Catholic Academy in Flushing but throughout her career has worked for large and small nonprofits located primarily on Long Island and Queens which included positions at Northshore Health System Foundation in Great Neck and St. Mary’s Hospital for Children in Bayside.   Kathy is extremely excited to be part of the Administration Staff and is eager to do whatever she can to help raise funds and create awareness for the cause!

Holiday Coat Drive

St. Johnland Nursing Center and their food service provider, Morrison Community Living, challenged their staff to make a difference here on Long Island by taking part in a coat drive this December.  They collected a total of 41 coats for men, women and children.  Forty-one needy individuals will now have a warm winter coat!  All coats were distributed to the Abiding Presence Lutheran Church located in Fort Salonga and will be distributed at the Pasta and The Word Soup Kitchen in Wyandanch.

St Johnland thanks everyone who donated for caring about their community and those less fortunate, especially during the holidays.

 

(caption: l-r Lisa McCaffrey and Randell Montellaro from Abiding Presence,  William Soto and Maria Durante from Morrison)

St. Johnland Honors Resident & Adult Day Care Veterans

St. Johnland Nursing Center honored resident veterans and those in the adult daycare program with a special luncheon to recognize their service to the country. Twenty individuals were treated to a meal of prime rib and sparkling cider after some patriotic songs and sharing of memories. Three guests from the local VFW Memorial Post 400 joined the group to extend their thanks to the veterans.

 

l-r Charlie Trabold, Joe Sperduto, Sidney Lynn

St. Johnland Nursing Director

St. Johnland Nursing Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Michele Randazzo RN, BS, MBA, as Director of Nursing.  She is responsible for the supervision of the nursing staff of 300 in the 250-bed facility in Kings Park.  A resident of Medford, Ms. Randazzo recently served as nurse educator for Shore Pharmaceutical Providers and was previously Director of Nursing at Westhampton Care Center.  She was Secretary of the NY Chapter of the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration (NADONA) and taught the LPN course at Eastern Suffolk BOCES for 16 years.

St. Johnland provides skilled nursing care with specialties in head injury rehabilitation and Alzheimer’s/dementia care and subacute care.  They also offer two adult day care programs. For further information, please call (631) 269-5800.

 

Michele Randazzo