March 2, 2023
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The Townwide Fund Of Huntington
Grant Funds
New Physical Therapy Equipment
The 2022 grant from The Townwide Fund of Huntington provided funding for a new Tran-Sit Car Transfer Simulator for our PT Gym. It allows residents and their families to learn car transfer skills in the year-round comfort and safety of a clinical setting. Pictured from the Townwide Fund are: Alice Marie Rorke (Executive Director),Greg Kennedy (President) and Janice Whelan (Grants Chair).
St. Johnland Honors a
Resident & Staff Member
for Their Service
This year St. Johnland Nursing Center is honored to have a new intern in the Social Work Department who has an amazing story to tell. Maria Daume, USMC, a Trailblazing Marine Veteran, was born in a Siberian prison and later adopted by a Long Island couple. Maria became the first female infantry marine after graduating at the top of the pack from Infantry school. Maria served as a Mortar Marine and was deployed to combat as a leader who received two deployment medals and a star as well as other achievement medals. Maria is even featured in a monument at the United States Marine Corps Museum for her groundbreaking achievements and efforts.
Resident Eugene Castelli, is a World War II Army Veteran who served on the Italian Front. Mr. Castelli joined the Army in 1943 and was assigned to the 3rd infantry division after landing in Italy. Mr. Castelli’s unit met resistance, but was able to push up from Salerno to Naples. While gathering intelligence before crossing the Volturmo River, Mr. Castelli’s unit came under fire and Mr. Castelli was wounded and had to be sent back to the United States where he finished his Military career. Mr. Castelli received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart, as well as Combat Infantry Badge and New York’s highest military award The Conspicuous Service Cross for his bravery.
St. Johnland has recognized the great sacrifices these service members have made for our country. When Maria arrived to start her internship, she was quickly introduced to Mr. Castelli so that they were able to share in their experience and be inspirational; not only to each other but to all staff and residents!!
Young Volunteer Remembers Grandmother
Emma, a young entrepreneur, photographer and artist is pictured on the left with her mom back in 2021 as they present her framed photograph to the staff and residents at St. Johnland. She wanted to find a way to thank St. Johnland for taking care of her Grammy. Emma returned this February to host a bird painting class for the residents of St. Johnland. She knows her Grammy would have been so proud to be remembered this way. Residents enjoyed this very special painting class in memory of her grandmother. See some of our their artwork below.
SJNC Welcomes New Director of Nursing
Please join us in welcoming Regina Harrington to the staff at St. Johnland. Regina has been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years and brings a wealth of knowledge to our DON position. She worked for over 20 years as a Nursing Supervisor in a skilled nursing facility before moving over to the Administrative side in 2010. She is Board certified in Gerontology and enjoys working in Long Term Care settings. We are lucky to have her and wish her the best in her new role!
New Residents Move In!
St. Johnland Assisted Living Facility was pleased to open its doors to its 1st new residents. Residents enjoy the beautiful setting, fine dining, recreation activities and social events. Pictured here are Marjorie, Maryann, Gloria, Diane, Terri, Claire, Ann, Rutha, Anthony.
For more information or to tour the premises,
please call 631-663-4444.
Staff Celebrates Valentine's Day!
The staff celebrated Valentine's Day by playing
Name That Tune & Guess The Candy Count.
20 winners of Name That Tune each received a
$5 gift card to Dunkin Donuts &
2 winners of Guess the Candy Count each won the candy!
Pictured below are a few of the lucky winners!
Beth D.
Vivian J.
Silvia G.
Please join us as we congratulate Howie Berger from our Recreation Department! Howie has been employed at St. Johnland for over 22 years. He is dedicated and kind and always puts the residents and the department 1st. Howie is a true example of a team player, willing to help other staff who need to switch days and/or programs. Howie has brought countless smiles to residents as he dresses up as Elvis & Santa every year. He has even donned a Ground Hog costume! Howie loves to dance and he has a great laugh. He helps with Chart Audits and QAPI and best of all, he's a really nice guy.
Staff Celebrates Valentine's Day!
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