The public is invited to learn about the Eden Alternative principles that
guide the care of residents at St. John’s Living Center. Jill Vitale-Aussem,
president and CEO of the Eden Alternative, will speak on “The Eden
Alternative and a New View of Aging” on Monday, May 14, from 5:30
to 6:30 pm in the lobby of St. John’s Medical Center.
“We have been integrating the Eden principles at the Living Center
for many years,” said Malenda Hoelscher, executive director of senior
living at St. John’s Medical Center. “We firmly believe, as
the Eden philosophy embraces, that no matter how old we are or what challenges
we live with, life is about continuing to grow. We look forward to expanding
these principles in our new Living Center.”
St. John’s Living Center is a member of the Eden Registry, which
includes organizations that are deeply committed to transforming traditional
models of care into approaches that put individuals first.
Care at Eden-registered communities is a collaborative partnership between
caregivers and care receivers. Care partner teams strive to enhance well-being
by eliminating the three plagues: loneliness, helplessness, and boredom.
Members of the Eden Registry form a dedicated group of change agents committed
to the creation of vibrant, life-affirming living environments, where
everyone has opportunities for growth, regardless of their age or abilities.
Media contact: Karen Connelly, 739 7380, firstname.lastname@example.org
About St. John’s Medical Center
St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered
clinical excellence and community wellness services through a full-service
hospital, primary care and specialty physician practices, and a long-term
care Living Center.
About St. John’s Hospital Foundation
The mission of the St. John’s Hospital Foundation is to secure philanthropic
support to advance the mission and strategic objectives of St. John’s
Medical Center, including patient-centered care, clinical excellence,
and community wellness. For more information about the Foundation, please
contact John Goettler at 307.739.7516 or