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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.

March is National Nutrition Month

St. Johnland Nursing Center is recognizing National Nutrition Month throughout March.   The month long campaign supported by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is about educating and encouraging individuals to make informed food choices to maintain a healthy diet.

To celebrate, Chef Frank, Executive Chef at SJNC, along with several members of the Dietary staff have cooking demonstrations and various activities planned for St. Johnland residents to participate in and enjoy over the upcoming weeks. Events include a nutrition trivia game, a “Guess the Grain” contest as well as several opportunities to sample nutritious snacks.

A recent highlight, as seen in the photos below, Chef Frank created a make shift kitchen area in the Resident Dining Hall to demonstrate the preparation of a healthy Pesto Pasta which everyone happily enjoyed a tasting afterwards!

 

St. Johnland Adult Day Program Serves More Than Breakfast!

 

Kings Park, NY – 110 Family and Friends recently gathered at St. Johnland Nursing Center to celebrate its Medical Model Adult Day Health Service Annual Breakfast.  Participants who attend the Monday through Saturday program were joined by family and friends for a wonderful morning of food, fun and music.  Guests had an opportunity to see the program firsthand and get a glimpse of how their loved one spends a typical day interacting with others and engaging in games and other mindful activities.

Providing care for an aging parent, spouse, or loved one can be an overwhelming responsibility for family members and friends. Adult Day Care at St. Johnland Nursing Center offers a wide range of services for adults who need a protective environment but choose to remain in the community and continue to be a vital part of family life.

St. Johnland Nursing Center is a non-profit, nonsectarian facility, offering residents excellence in skilled nursing care and all aspects of rehabilitation, Alzheimer’s/dementia care, head injury rehabilitation, adult day care, home health care and subacute care.  To learn more about St. Johnland programs and services visit www.stjohnland.org.

 

 

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!