Tablet designed for loved ones suffering from memory loss

Tablet designed for loved ones suffering from memory loss Here’s a product you don’t see every day—a tablet designed specifically for senior citizens.  The Memo Touch is designed as a reminder tool for those who struggle with short-term memory loss, and can be used to deliver gentle cues when its time to take a  medication, go [...]

By |2013-04-08T11:33:09+00:00April 8th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Aging in Place – Using programs and technology to promote safety, wellness and increase happiness in home bound loved ones

Aging in Place - Using Programs and Technology to Promote Safety, Wellness and Increase Happiness by Dana Klassen We are lucky to live in the time of smart technologies and virtual social networks that engage and protect our physically and mentally challenged loved ones.  Aging in place is a trend that we will see a [...]

By |2013-04-01T15:26:50+00:00April 1st, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Retirement Research Foundation approves $40,000 grant for St. John’s!

Retirement Research Foundation approves $40,000 grant for St. John’s! From CEO Nancy Berry:  We are again blessed to receive financial support to help us expand our Adult Day Program to Edwardsville.  The Retirement Research Foundation was our primary funder when we began our Adult Day Program-Collinsville in 2001.  They also funded our feasibility study to evaluate demand [...]

By |2013-03-22T15:42:47+00:00March 22nd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Honoring Veterans After Veterans’ Day by Stacey Rhodes, Adult Day Director

Veteran Mr. B., a recent Adult Day Participant Honoring Veterans All Year Long! St. John’s welcomes and supports Veterans in being eligible to VA benefits for our Adult Day Programs and Home Services. St. John’s has been a VA provider for more than a year. The Department of Veterans Affairs offers various programs [...]

By |2013-02-27T17:46:06+00:00February 27th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is Art Therapy? Art Helps Adult Day Participants

What is Art Therapy? Art Helps Adult Day Participants by Art Therapy Counseling Graduate Joanie Chiang Work of Art Art therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses art materials such as paints, clay and markers.  Art therapy combines traditional psychotherapeutic theories and techniques with an understanding of the psychological aspects of [...]

By |2013-02-21T12:18:04+00:00February 21st, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Corner Office Feb. March 2013

Nancy Berry, Executive Director The Corner Office  February 18, 2013, marked the beginning of a new phase of  service for St. John’s Community Care as we launched our Edwardsville Adult Day Program!  We are very excited, as are a number of families who have also been waiting for this valuable service to be available in [...]

By |2013-02-21T11:28:49+00:00February 21st, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When Little Things Make a Big Difference by Nancy Berry, CEO

When Little Things Make a Big Difference Have you ever been surprised when someone thanked you  repeatedly for a small kindness?  We often do not realize the impact of our words and actions, especially when the gesture required little effort on our part.  Examples abound in the ministries of St. John’s Community Care. People who have borrowed our [...]

By |2013-01-05T10:59:43+00:00January 5th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Our Caregivers Bring Love and Engagement to Clients by Patti Haddick

      Our Caregivers Bring Love and Engagement to Clients by Patti Haddick   Anyone looking for a Home Services agency for themselves or a loved one is concerned about the character and abilities of the person who will be providing care.  The agency is concerned about sending someone who will meet the client’s needs and expectations.                                                                                    [...]

By |2013-01-01T15:30:01+00:00January 1st, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments