JACKSON, WY – Keep your eyes open for the one-of-a-kind, hand-painted rocking chairs scattered around town. These chairs are available for purchase online in support of Sage Living, the new long-term care community at St. John’s Medical Center.
In the winter of 2018, St. John’s Hospital Foundation Board Member Patrick Trucco came to the team at the Foundation with the idea to partner with local artists who would paint one-of-a-kind Adirondack Rocking Chairs for display at businesses throughout Jackson Hole.
The hope was that these chairs do two important things for Sage Living: raise the awareness of the project and the benefit to seniors and their families in our community and also raise funds to ensure that the campaign was a success. Patrick’s vision became a reality this spring as one artist after the next enthusiastically accepted the invitation to paint a rocking chair. Businesses also jumped at the opportunity to participate by sponsoring chairs for the summer. Thanks to the incredible support of 25 artists and the sponsoring businesses, the community has a unique opportunity to bid on the chairs and help the campaign for Sage Living reach its greatest level of success.
The chairs are available for purchase through an online auction. The auction is live until September 15. To wrap up the fundraising event, a Roaring 20’s Rocking Sage Living Community Celebration will be hosted at Teton Pines on September 19. In honor of the Hospital Foundation’s 20th Anniversary, tickets are only $20!
Sage Living is located on the northwest corner of the St. John’s Campus. Construction crews broke ground in July and anticipate the total project to take 24 months to complete. The services offered will include skilled nursing, memory care, short-term acute rehabilitation, and hospice.