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St. John’s Community Care News

SJCC Receives grant through The Retirement Research Foundation for new Brain Wave program

Collinsville - St. John’s Community Care has received a grant through The Retirement Research Foundation. The funds will be used to support an early memory loss program called Brain Wave. Early memory loss programs are critically needed in every community to help support and offer hope to those living with [...]

By |September 28th, 2018|Press Releases|0 Comments

Volunteers with USI Insurance Services LLC help at St. John’s Community Care

Collinsville - St. John’s Community Care had the privilege of hosting several volunteers from USI Insurance Services LLC group in St. Louis. USI has created a unique and thoughtful corporate social responsibility program that aligns with their core values and makes a positive difference in the neighborhoods where they live and [...]

By |September 5th, 2018|Press Releases|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 [...]

By |July 2nd, 2018|News, Uncategorized|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.  [...]

By |April 30th, 2018|Events, News|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 [...]

By |August 22nd, 2017|Caregiver, News|0 Comments

Cardinals Reminiscence League expanding to serve more people with memory loss

Edwardsville – In partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, St. John’s Community Care is proud to announce the start of the 2017 Cardinals Reminiscence program for people with memory loss: Cardinals Reminiscence League (CRL). CRL builds on the reminiscence therapy concept that memorabilia and other prompts can be used to stimulate [...]

By |March 31st, 2017|Press Releases|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 [...]

By |March 22nd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Challenges of Communicating with People with Alzheimer’s

By Gail J. Shaw, Care Coordinator - "Don't underestimate me. I know more than I say, think more than I speak and notice more than you realize." I saw this quote of wisdom on Pinterest and it immediately reminded me of my clients, who are challenged every day as they [...]

By |October 25th, 2016|News|0 Comments