Together, We Rise.

Despite the current crisis, we have much to celebrate at St. Ann’s Community. We’re proud to share these heartwarming stories in this challenging time.

We couldn’t be more honored to have had local first  responders drive through St. Ann’t Community to thank our Healthcare Heroes!

The residents of Ind. Apartments at Cherry Ridge are receiving encouragement from Patty, who has been hosting social distance aerobic classes.

We estimated that there were well over 100 cars that participated in the Mother’s Day parade at Cherry Ridge!

In honor of all of us at St. Ann’s and essential workers across the globe, staff and residents are showing spirit & strength by wearing blue!

Toni, a resident of The Greens, wrote the most perfect poem for the staff of St. Ann’s Community. You can read it here.

The residents of The Glen brought the colors of spring inside! Their floral creations, along with their smiles, sure did brighten up the place!

A local Veteran stood outside and held a salute for the seniors of St. Ann’s Home & Wegman Care Center, 46 of whom are Veterans themselves.

Packing up 370 box lunches? Not a problem for the hard working Dining Services Team of St. Ann’s Home & Wegman Care Center!

Peter, a resident of the Independent Apartments at Cherry Ridge, celebrated his 102nd birthday with a very special parade!

Take a virtual tour of Chapel Oaks with us from the comfort of your own home! View on St. Ann’s Facebook page – Link HERE.

Cathy, a long time volunteer of St. Ann’s, is finding ways to stay connected with our residents by solving crosswords puzzles via Zoom!

Residents at Chapel Oaks celebrated Cinco de Mayo with margaritas, chips, and homemade guac at a social distancing fiesta!

For more stories to brighten your day in challenging times like these, visit St. Ann’s Facebook page.

St. Ann’s Buddies

The St. Ann’s Buddies are there to brighten the days of our seniors with visits and make sure they stay connected to their family by phone and video. We are so grateful to the St. Ann’s donors who helped fund the purchase of 22 tablets to make these virtual visits happen.

The Buddy Budget

With financial support from the Annie’s Angels Fund, St. Ann’s Community is thrilled to announce the Buddy Budget! This program allows employees to make purchases for their resident buddies in Café Rizzo gift shop, including candy, sweets, coffee, tea, and more!

Notes from St. Ann’s Foundation

We miss you! We miss your kids stopping at the aquarium to visit the clown fish. We miss seeing you at Sunday Social. Most of all we miss the smiles you created when you visit your loved ones.

My office is right off the lobby of St. Ann’s Home so we are spectators to the daily routines of this place. While the lobby has become a quiet and peaceful place, it’s not right. I now appreciate how that noise and traffic of our visitors – family, volunteers, and entertainers – is the soundtrack of this place.  READ MORE HERE.

If you are interested in helping our elders and care givers, the easiest way is to make a gift to our Area of Greatest Need Fund, or nominate a healthcare hero at St. Ann’s Community for a STAR Award.


To our families and our community – your messages of appreciation are truly heartwarming. We are happily sharing all positive messages from you to the entire staff of St. Ann’s Community. You can send them through our contact form.

Dear Dr. Petrone and Staff,

My father is a resident on the 4th floor of St. Ann’s Home, so I write partly as a daughter.  I am also a microbiologist and immunologist who is closely following developments with SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 very closely.  I want to commend you and all your staff on St. Ann’s response to the COVID-19 epidemic.  The actions taken by St. Ann’s reflect an understanding of best practices, a grounding in the rapidly evolving research/new information about the virus, and sincere care, concern, and compassion for St. Ann’s residents and their families.  My family and I truly appreciate the priority given to transparent and timely communications and the quality of information shared.  We are also so grateful to all the staff at St. Ann’s who increase their own risk by caring for our loved ones.  Please keep up the good work and know that you and all the St. Ann’s staff are in our thoughts and prayers.


 Theresa Westbay
Theresa D. Westbay, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biology
St. John Fisher College

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