Relationships matter when dealing with aging and dementia

By Gail Shaw, Home Services Care Coordinator - It’s exciting to be celebrating our 30th anniversary. During this time, we have formed many relationships with individuals, families and other organizations. These relationships have helped our Home Services Program grow over the years. Family caregivers have found that it is not always easy to get their [...]

By | 2015-03-03T09:09:56+00:00 March 3rd, 2015|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Caregiver Support Groups

St. John’s support groups provide opportunities for families and friends to discuss their concerns and uncertainties, as well as find resources to help regain a sense of  balance and hope. We also provide information about helpful coping techniques and resources to make your job as caregiver a little less stressful. The sessions  allow you to [...]

By | 2014-02-28T12:11:05+00:00 February 28th, 2014|Events, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Corner Office – Milestones by Nancy Berry

Working with older people has many rewards, among which is enjoying their tales of significant events in their lives.  Some – like the depression or World War II – are universal for those who lived through those times.  Most are much more personal – first day of school; death of a sibling, parent, or spouse; [...]

By | 2013-07-17T13:28:33+00:00 July 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tablet designed for loved ones suffering from memory loss

Tablet designed for loved ones suffering from memory loss Here’s a product you don’t see every day—a tablet designed specifically for senior citizens.  The Memo Touch is designed as a reminder tool for those who struggle with short-term memory loss, and can be used to deliver gentle cues when its time to take a  medication, go [...]

By | 2013-04-08T11:33:09+00:00 April 8th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Aging in Place – Using programs and technology to promote safety, wellness and increase happiness in home bound loved ones

Aging in Place - Using Programs and Technology to Promote Safety, Wellness and Increase Happiness by Dana Klassen We are lucky to live in the time of smart technologies and virtual social networks that engage and protect our physically and mentally challenged loved ones.  Aging in place is a trend that we will see a [...]

By | 2013-04-01T15:26:50+00:00 April 1st, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Retirement Research Foundation approves $40,000 grant for St. John’s!

Retirement Research Foundation approves $40,000 grant for St. John’s! From CEO Nancy Berry:  We are again blessed to receive financial support to help us expand our Adult Day Program to Edwardsville.  The Retirement Research Foundation was our primary funder when we began our Adult Day Program-Collinsville in 2001.  They also funded our feasibility study to evaluate demand [...]

By | 2013-03-22T15:42:47+00:00 March 22nd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments