It’s Time For Spring Cleaning – Start With Your Mind

By Gail Shaw, MPA – Coordinator of Training & Support DEMENTIA CARE SPECIALIST What brings you joy? Comfort? Renewal? Could it be a cup of coffee while you watch the sun come up in all its glory? Maybe it is finding time to sit down in your favorite comfy chair with that book you have [...]

By |2021-04-26T14:22:53-05:00April 26th, 2021|Care Notes|0 Comments

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  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

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
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