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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 |2018-12-05T15:49:48+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

Not once, not twice, but THREE times!

My family has chosen St. John’s not once, not twice, but THREE times to care for us. My dad’s illness lasted for many years. St. John’s starting helping us in 2011. He was the decision maker in the family, so Mom needed some help when Dad could no longer make decisions. He was diagnosed with [...]

By |2018-12-04T15:59:52+00:00October 4th, 2018|Family Stories|0 Comments

SJCC Receives grant through The Retirement Research Foundation for new Brain Wave program

Collinsville - St. John’s Community Care has received a grant through The Retirement Research Foundation. The funds will be used to support an early memory loss program called Brain Wave. Early memory loss programs are critically needed in every community to help support and offer hope to those living with memory loss. The Brain Wave [...]

By |2018-11-12T11:18:52+00:00September 28th, 2018|Press Releases|0 Comments

Volunteers with USI Insurance Services LLC help at St. John’s Community Care

Collinsville - St. John’s Community Care had the privilege of hosting several volunteers from USI Insurance Services LLC group in St. Louis. USI has created a unique and thoughtful corporate social responsibility program that aligns with their core values and makes a positive difference in the neighborhoods where they live and work. It’s called USI Gives [...]

By |2018-11-12T11:19:32+00:00September 5th, 2018|Press Releases|0 Comments

The Lost Art of Relaxation

BY DAVID PIEPLOW - contributing writer - A guy goes into the doctor’s office and says, “Doc, I keep having these alternating, recurring dreams.  First I’m a teepee; then I’m a wigwam; then I’m a teepee; then I’m a wigwam again.  It’s driving me crazy.  I can’t get any sleep and I’m a nervous wreck.  [...]

By |2018-08-17T12:50:53+00:00August 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments