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Coffee Talk With Caregivers

Coffee Talk with Caregivers is an informational virtual group created for caregivers of aging loved ones with memory loss. There is no charge to participate and anyone from anywhere is welcome to join. The family caregivers who attend will have a front row seat to the discussions about a variety of topics to help support [...]

By |2021-04-12T09:31:07-05:00April 5th, 2021|Care Notes, News|0 Comments

Choose JOY in 2021!

By Stacey Rhodes, MS - Adult Day Program Director DEMENTIA CARE SPECIALIST I’ve got the JOY! JOY! JOY! JOY! Down in my heart to stay! Has COVID got you down, down, down?  Well, join the club.  Speaking with the families we serve, friends, and others, I hear comments such as, I am feeling down, I [...]

By |2021-01-24T13:44:40-06:00December 24th, 2020|Care Notes|0 Comments

Finding & Maintaining Your Joy

Have you ever been caught off guard when someone asks you what they can do to help you? Most of us say thanks but don’t take them up on their offer to help. It could be you are just not sure what it is that they could do, or you feel like you are imposing [...]

By |2021-01-24T13:45:01-06:00December 24th, 2020|Care Notes|0 Comments

Looking for Answers?

By Gail Shaw, MPA - Coordinator of Training & Support DEMENTIA CARE SPECIALIST Have you ever had the feeling that something was not quite right, but you could not put your finger on what was wrong? Maybe you know your caregiving abilities could be improved  to produce a better outcome. Many find themselves asking these [...]

By |2021-01-24T13:28:47-06:00December 24th, 2020|Care Notes|0 Comments

Caregiving with a full cup.

You know that caregiving  is draining. You can’t pour from an empty cup, so let us help you fill yourself back up! It might be gray and cold outside, but there is no need for you to bundle up in your coat, hat and gloves. Or even warm up you car! Instead, relax, put on [...]

By |2021-01-24T13:43:29-06:00December 24th, 2020|Care Notes|0 Comments

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 |2021-04-12T08:47:18-05:00December 15th, 2020|Care Notes|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


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
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