Our Parish Nurses are available twice a month on Sundays from 10:00am-10:30am. There office in the church is between the Sanctuary and the Family Worship Center. They are available to take blood pressure/pulse readings and to speak with you about any health issues or concern. You are also welcome to stop by and just say hello!
They also participate in various other activities with the church throughout the year. There is a nurse present during our Food Pantry hours to assist with any needs as well.
Their desire is to help people heal the body, mind and spirit.
Notes from Your Parish Nurses……
February is American Heart Month
The Perfect gift this Valentine’s Day ♥ is the gift of heart health.
The CDC (Center for Disease Control) recommends:
- Schedule a visit with your doctor and discuss heart health.
- Add exercise to your daily routine, starting with a 15 min walk 3x/wk.
- Increase healthy eating by reducing salt and making heart-healthy meals at home 3x/wk. (recipes.millionhearts.hhs.gov)
- Take steps to quit smoking. See your Parish Nurse for information Or CDC’s Smoking and Tobacco Use website
- Take medication as prescribed, speaking with your doctor regarding Dosage time issues and side effects, if needed.
Know these warning signs/symptoms:
Heart Attack – Don’t wait to get help- CALL 911– if you experiencing any of these heart attack warning signs:
- Pain or discomfort in the chest
- Discomfort in other areas of the upper body: one or both arms, jaw, shoulder, neck, back or stomach
- Light headedness, nausea, vomiting, a cold sweat
- Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort
Stroke- Call 911 F.A.S.T. , if:
Face Drooping- Does one side droop or is it numb? Is the smile is suddenly uneven
Arm Weakness- Is one arm weak or numb. Ask person to lift both arms. Does one drift downward?
Speech difficulty-Is speech slurred, hard to understand? Is the person unable to speak?
Time to Call 911 if these heart symptoms occur, noting the time they started