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 |2013-02-27T17:46:06-06:00February 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 |2013-02-21T12:18:04-06:00February 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 |2013-02-21T11:28:49-06:00February 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 |2013-01-05T10:59:43-06:00January 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 |2013-01-01T15:30:01-06:00January 1st, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stacey’s Grapevine

Stacey Rhodes, Adult Day Programs Director Stacey's Grapevine  Happy New Year!  With a new year comes new beginnings St. John’s is preparing for exciting new beginnings.  We are pleased to announce the opening of our long awaited second location for our adult day program in Edwardsville.  This means changes: new staff, new participants [...]

By |2012-12-01T12:33:46-06:00December 1st, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Caregivers Help

Caregiving changes your life!  It is either soul enhancing or soul smothering.  Yet Gail Sheehy, author of Passages in Caregiving, Turning Chaos into Confidence, suggests some universal "helps" that can offer refreshing new air during the hard pull of caregiving. 1) Have conversations with your siblings (community members) before a crisis emerges. 2) Hold a [...]

By |2012-11-19T16:00:05-06:00November 19th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments