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+00:00January 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+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Care Notes|0 Comments

It’s About Time: Plan Now to Age in a Supportive Community

BY KERRY SMITH - contributing writer -  With 80 being the new 60 and many Americans living longer and more fully, the concept of planning for our aging years seems to be a responsibility that is relevant to a much later chapter in our lives. Isn’t it? No, it’s really not. So when is the [...]

By |2018-12-20T13:15:04+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Care Notes|0 Comments

Adventures in Aging: “The Blessings of Aging”

BY DAVID PIEPLOW - contributing writer An elderly farmer in Florida had a large pond next to his fruit orchard.  One early evening, he decided to go down to the pond to pick some fruit.  As he neared the pond, he heard joyful female voices giggling and laughing and shouting.  As he came closer he [...]

By |2018-12-19T14:17:43+00:00April 30th, 2018|Care Notes|0 Comments

Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle

By Patti Haddick, Director of Home Services – The holidays are stressful for any adult but when you add the stress of caring for a loved one, it can be overwhelming. There are decorations to put up, cookies to bake, gifts to buy, and if you add taking care of a frail loved one, it seems unmanageable.  [...]

By |2018-12-19T14:25:14+00:00September 26th, 2017|Care Notes|0 Comments

Insight Into Repetition

By Gail J. Shaw, Home Services Care Coordinator -  Members attending our Alzheimer’s Support Group discuss many different types of challenges they have in caring for their loved ones with memory loss. Two of the challenges most discussed have been their loved one asking the same question over and over and then not remembering or [...]

By |2018-12-19T14:25:29+00:00August 22nd, 2017|Care Notes|0 Comments

Art is the expression of the soul

During the last year, participants at St. John’s Community Care Adult Day Center have been receiving individual and group Art Therapy sessions with SIUE masters level practicum student, Ashley Ramm. Participants from both the Collinsville and the Edwardsville Adult Day locations meet once per week for different themed groups. A Ladies Art Therapy Group meets [...]

By |2018-12-20T11:21:13+00:00March 22nd, 2017|Care Notes|0 Comments