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Keep Moving

  BY MISSY ATHMER- Marketing Director - Being active and staying engaged socially can help in a wide range of ways,  from improving your physical strength and enhancing your memory to preventing depression. St. John’s Community Care believes in the benefits of keeping active. We take great effort to make sure participants in our Adult Day [...]

By |2019-01-04T14:47:16+00:00January 4th, 2019|Care Notes|0 Comments

Change Stress Into Success

BY PATTI HADDICK - Home Services Director - Chronic stress affects just about all of our body’s systems. The effects on the circulatory system can cause high blood pressure, angina, migraines or even heart attacks and stroke.  Effects on the digestive system can result in chronic heartburn, ulcers, colitis, obesity, or diabetes.  They are now [...]

By |2019-01-03T14:24:43+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Care Notes|0 Comments

Qualified Charitable Distribution Blog

As 2018 comes to a close, many taxpayers are considering year-end charitable gifts and, for taxpayers 70 ½ or older, confirming they have satisfied the required minimum distribution (RMD) from their individual retirement account (IRA). While all of this is pretty standard, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) presents a new opportunity for taxpayers [...]

By |2018-12-19T11:56:18+00:00December 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments

I can ” honor Mom” by giving her the quality of life she so deserves!

I discovered something was going on with mom in late 2013, I didn't know what it was, but something was wrong. Mom lived in rural Corydon Kentucky at that time and I live in Glen Carbon Illinois, so my visits didn't allow me to see much to give me any clues. As time passed and [...]

By |2018-12-06T12:52:08+00:00November 6th, 2018|Family Stories|0 Comments

Every Season Brings Change

BY DAVID PIEPLOW - Contributing Writer A parable is told of a farmer who owned an old mule. One day the mule fell into the farmer’s well. The farmer heard the mule “braying” or whatever mules do when they fall into wells. After carefully assessing the situation, the farmer sympathized with his mule but decided [...]

By |2018-10-05T09:07:13+00:00October 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

At 101 She Remains A Social Butterfly – She LOVES it at St. John’s.

My mother Mary is 101 years old. We decided it was time for us to start looking for some resources to help us care for her during the day while we work. We heard about St. John’s Community Care Adult Day Program in Edwardsville and decided to take a tour. Since enrolling our mom in [...]

By |2019-02-12T10:28:12+00:00October 4th, 2018|Family Stories|0 Comments

It Was Literally Like Watching Him Go From The Darkness To Daylight!!

My husband’s health was changing, and it started affecting his behavior. We have a good neighbor, Bill Lindsey, who suggested that we might consider St. John’s Community Care to help us with our situation. Of course, I didn’t think it was that bad, and I knew I wanted to continue to care for my husband [...]

By |2018-12-04T16:13:06+00:00October 4th, 2018|Family Stories|0 Comments