Sharing Times – A publication of St. Francis Senior Ministries

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St. Francis Magazine

SFC Summer Magazine 2016 


Employment Opportunities

We’re looking for the best

St. Francis Senior Ministries selects employees who have the desire to carry out our mission, vision and values.  We provide competitive wages and offer an excellent benefits package for full-time and part-time employees.

Resumes and applications are always welcome.  Applications are available at the receptionist’s desk in the lobby at St. Francis Home.  Receptionist’s hours are 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

St. Francis Home is currently looking for STNAs, RNs and LPNs.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Apply in person, fax or mail a resume to:
Human Resources Department
St. Francis Home
182 St. Francis Ave.
Tiffin, OH 44883 Telephone:  419.447.2723           Fax: 419.448.1337      E-mail:

Please feel free to fill out our Employment Application.

Activities Calendars

Chiara July 2016

St. Francis July 2016

Friedman Village July 2016

Upcoming Events

jewelry is fun 2016 new date

If anyone would be interested in participating as a vendor, please contact Jennifer Montoney at (419) 447-2723.

Craft show Flier 2016



St. Francis Home Receives Donation

St. Francis Home is pleased to announce that we recently received a very generous donation from the Estate of Virginia “Ginny” Zahn. Ginny and her husband Wayne were residents of St. Francis Villas for several years, and have been generous benefactors to the St. Francis campus dating back to the 1990’s.

St. Francis has established the St. Francis Endowment Fund with the Zahn donation and will be using the income earned from these invested funds to support St. Francis Home.

 “We are very grateful for the generosity of Virginia & Wayne Zahn and want to recognize the importance of these funds to benefit our residents and our facility. Their generous support can be seen not only here at St. Francis but in several organizations throughout the Tiffin community. They have truly been a blessing to our campus and we are so thankful for their donation” said Jessica Short, Executive Director at St. Francis Senior Ministries.

St. Francis Assisted Living and Friedman Village Assisted Living Ohio Department of Health Survey Results

On March 24, 2016 and March 29, 2016 the Ohio Department of Health came to do their inspection of Friedman Village at St. Francis Assisted Living and St. Francis Assisted Living. According to the website,

“The Ohio Department of Health’s Bureau of Healthcare Standards and Quality is responsible for enforcement of the Ohio Revised Code and Ohio Administrative Code rules and laws in licensed residential care facilities in Ohio. Each of the residential care facilities in Ohio receives at least one unannounced survey (inspection) during a 9 to 15 month survey cycle. During these surveys, all aspects of care and services are evaluated based on state laws and rules. Each residential care facility is required to display a copy of the most recent survey. The Division also investigates complaints related to resident’s rights, quality of care, quality of life, staffing, abuse, dietary, and environmental concerns.”

The Ohio Department of Health found Friedman Village at St. Francis Assisted Living and St. Francis Assisted Living deficiency free (no citations)! According to St. Francis Senior Ministries Executive Director Jessica Short, “It takes a significant effort on the part of all our staff to deliver quality care.  It is an accomplishment we are very proud of.”

Relay for Life

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Thank you to everyone who participated in and supported the Relay for Life.  The St. Francis team raised over $1200 in the fight against cancer!

Chiara Resident on YouTube singing in Italian!


Modern Woodmen Matching Grant Awarded to St. Francis Community

St. Francis Community received a check from the Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial Matching Grant program of $2,500 for the Mardi Gras 2016, a fundraiser helping all entities and missions of the Sisters of St. Francis of Tiffin, Ohio.  Rebecca Shank of the Modern Woodmen awarded the check to representatives of the Mardi Gras planning committee recently. The 5th Annual Mardi Gras fundraiser was held on February 5, 2016, with over $25,000 being raised.  The Modern Woodmen provided $2500 in matching grant funds toward the proceeds of the event.

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Rebecca Shank presents a check on behalf of Modern Woodmen to Mardi Gras Co-Chairs Leanne Smith and Sister Jackie Doepker.

Resident Satisfaction Scores

AT survey

St. Francis Receives Grant for New Bus

St. Francis Home is excited about the arrival of their new 15 passenger accessible bus. With the generous grant award of $20,000 from the Allen Eiry Fund, managed by the Columbus Foundation, St. Francis Home was able to order this bus back in October. The St. Francis Senior Ministries Memorial Foundation, supported thru many private donors, assisted with over $20,000 of the remaining costs associated with the purchase.

Reineke Family Dealership coordinated this purchase and the installation of the accessibility features through a vendor in Michigan.  This bus replaced an older bus that was in need of several repairs.  Residents can continue to participate in community events in and around the Tiffin area. 

Thanks to all the donors – private and foundations – that were able to contribute to resolve this need at St. Francis Home!  For more information on opportunities to partner with St. Francis Community, please visit the website at

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Area Agency on Aging Board

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St. Francis Home Receives Check

St. Francis Community and St. Francis Senior Ministries’ staff and residents graciously accepted an award of $1000 for medical equipment needed at St. Francis Home. Teri Lease and Steve Fruth of the North Central Electric People Fund presented the check to Elizabeth Fox, Director of Nursing at St. Francis Home.

The People Fund of North Central Electric Cooperative raises funds each month through “Operation RoundUp” by rounding up their electric bills from voluntary members to the next whole dollar. “It is a great partnership with matching missions of two local organizations together, both helping those in need,” says Ann Keefe, Grants Writer for St. Francis Community. “It is really amazing how a few cents from each member participating, can add up to significant community contributions,” said Lease. Over 500 such community donations have been made throughout the years to various organizations across the region.

St. Francis Home exists to create a community where each individual can live life fully. The scanner to be purchased thru a non-profit discount program thru Verathon Medical will help evaluate infection concerns with residents under St. Francis Home’s care.

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St. Francis Senior Ministries Calendar

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The 2015 Tiffin Walk to End Alzheimer’s St. Francis Senior Ministries team!  What a great group!

Walk to End Alzheimer's group

Educational Seminars

St. Francis Senior Ministries hosts several educational seminars throughout the year.  They are presented on various topics, by various presenters and held at different facilities throughout campus.  Previous topics have included:  Medicare, AARP, wellness, travel tips, diabetic education and financial planning. 

If you have an idea for a topic or would be interested in presenting at one of our seminars, please contact Kellie Hartsel at 419.443.1540.  Please watch this page for upcoming educational seminars.


Below is a recording from the 2015 OSHIIP presentation.  The Educational Seminar is a “Medicare Check-Up.”


Below is a recording of an informative program on “Senior Scams” Educational Seminar that was presented by a representative from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office on March 18, 2015.


Below is a video recording of our 2014 “Big & Loud” Educational Seminar.  Big and Loud is a therapy program for those with Parkinson’s.  There is a lot of good information on this video.




STNA Classes

St. Francis Home, Inc. is an Ohio approved facility-based TCEP (training and competency program).  Successful completion of the program and State of Ohio nurse aide testing will provide you the status of STNA (State Tested Nurse Aide).

Instructional classes, clinical training and Ohio state testing are all performed on-site at St. Francis Home, Inc.

For more information, please call Lisa Morton or Donna Pryor at (419) 447-2723.