2015 March – Health News

2015 March – Health News

WELLNESS CORNER by Sue Hoeffner

Living Well with Chronic Conditions classes coming soon!

If you or someone you care for has a chronic health condition (i.e. heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, depression, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, and/or other physical and mental health conditions), this class series may be for you! The Living Well workshops, developed by Stanford University, can help you take charge of your life by giving you the tools needs to self-manage your health and wellness. This FREE workshop will be meeting weekly for 2 ½ hours each week for 6 weeks beginning in April. Each participant will also receive a FREE handbook. The specific date/time will be deter-mined by whatever works best for the group. The classes will be facilitated by Marilyn Johnson, RN and Sue Hoeffner, RN, both trained Living Well facilitators. This class series has been offered be-fore at Trinity, however it has been a while. Also, many folks have found repeating this class to be very beneficial, especially if you have developed a new health 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

Classes are held on Mondays, 10:00 am-12:30 pm for 6 weeks beginning April 13. In Memorial Chapel. If you are interested in participating in this workshop or have a question regarding it, please leave a message for Sue in the Parish Nurse office at 695-1221, ext. 28. Community members are also welcome to participate.

EnhanceFitness Classes

Now is a great time to check out the fun exercise classes at Trinity! Classes are held every Mon-Wed-Fri, 1-2 p.m. in Trinity’s Stolee Hall. Led by Laurie Porter, a certified fitness instructor and Camas HS’s track coach, participants get a great head-to-toe workout! Laurie leads us through exercises (chair or standing) to improve balance, aerobics, and strength. There is no set fee, but donations are accepted to help cover the cost of the instructor’s time and equipment. Suggested do-nation is $1 per class. Come check out what you have been missing!

Christian Women’s Cancer Support Group at TLC

Is cancer a part of your life story? If you desire Christian sister fellowship 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 in Trinity’s conference room, 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 March meeting will be on Saturday, March 21st.

Click HERE for more information about the Health Ministry at Trinity Lutheran Church.