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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 |2019-01-04T14:47:16-05:00January 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 |2019-01-03T14:24:43-05:00January 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 |2018-12-19T11:56:18-05:00December 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 |2018-12-06T12:52:08-05:00November 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 |2018-10-05T09:07:13-05:00October 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments