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.

To honor the Healthcare Heroes of Rochester, members of Oak Hill CC invited employees to join them for a round of golf as as a token of thanks!

Patty has taken her mobile happy hour cart on the road, and is delivering refreshing drinks right to the patios of the Cottage Homes at Cherry Ridge!

The Healthcare Heroes of St. Ann’s greatly appreciate the support of Senator Helming, who stopped by Cherry Ridge today to personally deliver boxes of hand sanitizer.

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.

Bob and Betty, both residents at Cherry Ridge, celebrated their ‘Platinum’ wedding anniversary in style!

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.

St. Ann’s dads knock it out of the park! The dads of St. Ann’s Home & Wegman Care Center look great in their new Father’s Day gift

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.

To the 2020 seniors of Webster Schroeder High School, from your “neighbors” at Cherry Ridge – we wish you a very happy graduation! More wishes HERE.

Todd Klugh, Executive Chef, along with the dining team have launched an in-house pizzeria for the residents of Chapel Oaks!

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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