St. John Supports Family Members of People with Alzheimer’s

Published: Thursday, September 06, 2018

St. John Community is a continuing care retirement community that offers multiple services ranging anywhere from skilled nursing to assisted living with memory support. Among the many care options available, one amenity is offered to family members of St. John residents that stands out.

Every last Tuesday of the month, family members of St. John residents meet across alternating campus locations from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. and openly discuss Alzheimer’s related topics. September’s meeting will be held inside the St. John Specialty Care Center chapel on Sept 25 and cover “Communication Tips for Family Members Living with Alzheimer's Disease”.

“It is important for family members of those suffering from Alzheimer’s to attend support groups because it provides a safe place to talk about experiences that others in similar situations can relate with,” said Shari Dillon, abundant life coordinator at RoseCrest Assisted Living.

“The support group is a place to hear someone else’s trials or successes, to listen to suggestions offered and to better understand what your loved one is going through. Those who attend will not only find support and gain knowledge but will have the opportunity to meet and build relationships instead of suffering alone.”

If you feel that you or a family member could benefit from attending this group, please contact Shari Dillon at 724-625-3373 or Skyler Bartley at 724-625-4712.

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