2015 September – Health News

2015 September – Health News

WELLNESS CORNER by Sue Hoeffner

Wanted: Church Library Coordinator

Have you visited our church library lately? We are blessed to have an amazing selection of books on many different subjects—Christian fiction, theology, Lutheran faith, Bible studies, inspiration, contemporary issues, health & wellness topics, adolescent issues, and Children’s literature. We are in need of a coordinator or a team to oversee our collection. We are in need of some organization, maintenance, and establishment of a circulation system. If you are interested, please contact Sue in the Parish Nurse office @ 695-1221, ext. 28.

EnhanceFitness Classes Continue

Come join your friends at Trinity by having fun while getting fit! Our classes are held every Monday-Wednesday- Friday, 1-2 p.m. in Stolee Hall and are led by our wonderful certified leader, Laurie Porter. These exercise classes are designed for the older adult and help improve your balance, flexibility, bone density, endurance, coordination, mental sharpness, as well as decreases your risk of falling. Work out at your own level of fitness—seated or standing. Donations are welcome but there is no charge to participate in this class. Wear comfortable clothing, sturdy shoes, and bring a water bottle.

Flu Shots

It’s that time of year again—time to get your flu shot! The CDC recommends that people receive an annual flu shot to prevent influenza. Watch for announcements from your neighborhood grocery stores and pharmacies, as well as your primary care clinics as to when the shots are available.

Women’s Cancer Support Group

Is cancer part of your life story? If so, please plan to join us as we resume meeting for brunch, support, and sisterhood on the third Saturday of each month, 9:30-11 a.m. Our next meeting will be on Saturday, September 19. You don’t need to be a member of Trinity to participate. Please contact Tammy Eshom for more information.

Next Trinity Blood Drive

Mark your calendars for our next Trinity blood drive on Wednesday, November 11, 1-7 p.m.

PeaceHealth Hospice SW Needs Volunteers!

Did you know Hospice SW provides end-of-life care for all members of our community, regardless of their ability to pay? They rely on countless volunteers to assist in caring for patients and their loved ones. Volunteers receive extensive training to help in a variety of roles. Family members often report that the process and services provided by hospice have led to a faster and healthier grief journey. At this time volunteers are needed for multiple roles, many of which do not involve patient contact.

The Fall 2015 volunteer trainings are scheduled for:

  • September 10 and 11 (9-4:30) for general volunteering
  • September 25 (9-4:40) for respite volunteers (this is in addition to, and must be completed after, the two-day training above).

OR

  • October 26 and 27 (9-4:30) for general volunteering
  • October 30 (9-4:30) for respite volunteers (this is in addition to, and must be completed after, the two day training above).

More about Hospice Southwest can be found at www.peacehealth.org