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ALZHEIMER’S Caregiver Support

We help families know they don’t have to do all the caregiving by themselves. To care for those who once cared for us is one of life’s biggest honors, but you don’t have to do it alone.

We are here for you!

You are welcome to bring your siblings or family members to the sessions. It will give you chance for each of you to hear first hand how important your role will be in the care of your loved one.
There is NO CHARGE to attend.

St. John’s Community Care remains committed to serving families during this uncertain time. St. John’s takes the health and safety of our participants and staff very seriously. Out of abundant precaution for our senior population, we are providing all services through video and phone conferencing until we are able to resume in-person visits per public health guidelines. On behalf of our organization and the families we serve, we thank you.

Online – ZOOM –  Alzheimer’s Support Group – 1:30 – 3:00 pm
If you would like to join the Zoom group meeting online, please email Gail at
She will send you the instructions and invitation to join the meeting.

Join others dealing with dementia and memory loss the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
Chartered in 1991, this group is intended for family caregivers with loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s. This group is facilitated by experienced leaders specially trained in issues of dementia and aging.

Temporarily Suspended – In Person
Alzheimer’s Support Group in Collinsville

Chartered in 1991, this support group is intended for family caregivers with loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s.  This group is co-facilitated by two experienced leaders specially trained in issues of dementia and aging.  It meets in the St. John’s Community Care  (222 Goethe Avenue), conference room in Collinsville from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month.  Care for loved ones is available with a reservation in our Adult Day Program so caregivers can attend the meeting.  For more information call Gail at 618-344-5008 or email

St. John’s Community Care Alzheimer’s Group Facilitator

Gail Shaw, MPADementia
Care Specialist - Coordinator of Training & Support

Gail Shaw has 25 years of experience working with clients and families, in a variety different setting, who have been challenged by aging and memory loss. She brings to the table a wealth of knowledge from working as a Health Center Manager, CCP Case Manager and Nursing Home Administrator. Gail has worked with many family caregivers on how to navigate all the issues they faced caring for their love one. Gail has facilitates a support group for the Alzheimer’s Association and has given many Dementia Friendly Sessions out in the community.

She is an alumni of SIUE. Gail has a Bachelor of Science where she double majored in psychology and social work. She went back to SIUE and received a Master of Public Administration, concentrating on Non-profit management. To keep up to date on the latest in the area of dementia and Alzheimer’s, Gail regularly attends a variety of training seminars and educational seminars given by the Alzheimer’s Association and researchers from the Charles F. and Joanne Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. She completed training and has been certified as an IDoA Dementia Care Specialist.

Gail Shaw, can be reached at 618-344-5008 or


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