2015 February – Health News

2015 February – Health News

WELLNESS CORNER by Sue Hoeffner

Our TLC Blood Drive is coming! Wednesday, February 25, 1-7 p.m. In Memorial Chapel.

Please mark your calendar! Our community’s blood center, the Oregon & SW Washington Blood Program, helps ensure a stable blood sup-ply for you, your family, neighbors, and friends. Each blood donation can save up to three lives! The entire process takes less than an hour from start to finish, including time to relax with cookies and juice after donating. There are very few restrictions to donating blood. If you have a question regarding your eligibility, either ask Sue, call the Blood Pro-gram at 800-DONATE-1, ext. 2543, or email them at clini-calprogram@psbc.org. There is no upper age limit for donors. Students ages 16-17 may donate with parental permission.

Sign up on the schedule posted on the library door off the narthex or call Sue in the Parish Nurse office at 696-1221, ext. 28. Many thanks to our faithful, dedicated donors! We hope YOU will consider giving this precious gift of life too!

Living Well with Chronic Conditions Classes

If you or someone you care for has a chronic health condition, the Living Well Workshop, developed by Stanford University, can help you take charge of your life. This free 6-week workshop will be meeting once a week for 2 ½ hours each week beginning in April. This class will be led by Marilyn Johnson and Sue Hoeffner. Watch for sign-up information. If you know that you are interested in this class series, call Sue at 695-1221, ext. 28 to reserve your spot. Many folks have found repeating this class to be very beneficial, especially if you have developed a new condition since you last took the class.

In this class, you will learn to:

  • Control your pain
  • Deal with fatigue
  • Start an activity program
  • Handle stress and relax
  • Use medications effectively
  • Solve problems and meet personal goals
  • Make choices about your treatment
  • Eat well to live well

Christian Women’s Cancer Support Group at TLC

Is cancer a part of your life story? If you desire Christian sister fellow-ship and support with those who understand your journey, please plan to join us for this monthly gathering. We meet the 3rd Saturday of each month at Trinity, 9:30-11:00 a.m. for brunch, fellowship, and education. This group is open to any women, TLC members or not, who wish to share and receive support and encouragement. Our next meeting will be on Saturday, February 21st.