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Corona Virus – Updates / Resources / Activities

Here is a list of links to activities, information, resources to make the social isolation less stressful. St. John’s Community Care is focused on continuing to care as we focus on keeping those we serve and our staff as safe as we can. While we cannot currently care for participants in our Adult Day [...]

By |2020-07-06T10:34:10-05:00June 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When Is Forgetting Too Much?

BY STACEY RHODES, MS Adult Day Program Director / Dementia Care Specialist srhodes@stjohnscc.org  Many people worry about becoming forgetful.  They think forgetfulness is a sign of Alzheimer’s Disease.  Forgetfulness can be a normal part of aging.  As we get older, changes occur in all parts of the body including the brain.  Some people take longer [...]

By |2020-06-30T13:28:50-05:00February 25th, 2020|Care Notes|0 Comments

MEMORY CAFES PROVIDE SUPPORT, FRIENDSHIP & CONNECTIONS.

St. John’s rings in 2020 with kindness and love for people who are struggling to care for a loved one with dementia. We know caregiving can be stressful and lonely. St. John’s wants to be there when you need us to help shoulder a bit of the burden by providing resources, support, and socialization. We [...]

By |2020-01-19T15:43:06-06:00January 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Day of Joy – Sunday, September 15

BY MISSY ATHMER, Marketing Director - St. John’s Community Care Advisory Council members are preparing A Day of Joy event on Sunday, September 15 from 1 pm – 3 pm. This free event will be held at the Edwardsville Township (Airplane) Park located at 6368 Center Grove Road, Edwardsville. If you are caring for someone [...]

By |2019-09-13T10:47:01-05:00June 21st, 2019|Care Notes|0 Comments

Life Is Better With Grandfriends

St. John’s Community Care and We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym are partnering to host intergenerational music classes called Grandfriends. Intergenerational music is the bringing together of children and their senior friends for an enjoyable session of fun and music resulting in bridging the ages. We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym has been in Edwardsville [...]

By |2019-04-05T10:35:28-05:00April 4th, 2019|Care Notes|0 Comments

Anticipatory Grieving

BY GAIL SHAW— Home Services Care Coordinator - A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s can be devastating for both the client and their family caregiver. Suddenly life changes and there is a reason to explain why one can’t remember names, faces or important dates, why your loved one is not able to explain the new dents on [...]

By |2019-04-08T13:56:54-05:00April 3rd, 2019|Care Notes, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 |2019-01-04T14:47:16-06:00January 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 |2019-01-03T14:24:43-06:00January 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 |2018-12-19T11:56:18-06:00December 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments