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

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

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 |2018-07-03T16:20:27+00:00July 2nd, 2018|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

When is it Time to Limit Driving or Give Up the Keys?

BY DAVID PIEPLOW - Contributing Writer As an adult child, there may come a time when you realize that your older loved one simply cannot safely or confidently drive an automobile. They may pose a serious danger to themselves and others when they get behind the wheel. What do you do? What should you say? First, [...]

By |2018-07-03T16:22:36+00:00April 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Relationships matter when dealing with aging and dementia

By Gail Shaw, Home Services Care Coordinator - It’s exciting to be celebrating our 30th anniversary. During this time, we have formed many relationships with individuals, families and other organizations. These relationships have helped our Home Services Program grow over the years. Family caregivers have found that it is not always easy to get their [...]

By |2015-03-03T09:09:56+00:00March 3rd, 2015|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Caregiver Support Groups

St. John’s support groups provide opportunities for families and friends to discuss their concerns and uncertainties, as well as find resources to help regain a sense of  balance and hope. We also provide information about helpful coping techniques and resources to make your job as caregiver a little less stressful. The sessions  allow you to [...]

By |2014-02-28T12:11:05+00:00February 28th, 2014|Events, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Corner Office – Milestones by Nancy Berry

Working with older people has many rewards, among which is enjoying their tales of significant events in their lives.  Some – like the depression or World War II – are universal for those who lived through those times.  Most are much more personal – first day of school; death of a sibling, parent, or spouse; [...]

By |2013-07-17T13:28:33+00:00July 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments