Health and Wellness
The Goal of the Health and Wellness Committee is to provide information to the members of Calvary Church that will promote personal health and well-being. To accomplish its goal, this ministry:
- Provides information regarding healthy lifestyles,
- Provides access to informational resources via guest speakers,
- Provides Free-of-Charge blood pressure monitoring,
- Brings awareness of and details of developments in health-related Research and Treatment options,
- Advances understanding of Health and Wellness through discussions and research,
- Listens to feedback and requests regarding areas of concern relating to health and wellness,
- Is available to the Church and community to provide services regarding mental and physical health.
The Parish Nurse serves as the focal point for the Health and Wellness Program. Our Parish Nurse is
Carol Zielomski; she can be contacted at 598-2936.
Carol can help with questions regarding medications or medical needs including vaccinations, nutrition, insurance, obtaining medical services and payment for medical services. If you need other medical information or want to talk over physical or emotionally personal situations, she is available to listen and provide help--please contact her.
As families age, there are often three generations that need care at some level: elderly adults, adults, and children (varying in age from youngsters to young adults). And often, as the elderly adults need care at some level, their children (now with children of their own), are called upon to provide physical, mental, and sometimes financial, support to their elderly parents. This mid-level group of adults, sometimes identified as the Sandwich Generation, is often caught between the needs of their elderly parents and their own children. Demands on the Sandwich Generation can be intense and lead to emotional and physical duress.
The Health and Wellness committee is sponsoring a discussion of the difficulties faced by the Sandwich Generation and ways of easing and coping with the stresses they face. Cynthia Margiotta, BSW, will present a briefing and discussion on family senior care on Sunday, April 24th. Cynthia is the CEO and Director at All About Dignity, an organization that trains homecare and assisted living staff. She also provides workshops on dementia care and tools for caregivers. She will focus on what it takes to be an elder person caregiver, while still having children that also need care. Come to the Fellowship Hall following the second service, enjoy a light lunch, and learn with Cynthia.
August 28, 2016: Foot Care to Keep You Moving
October 23, 2016: Coping wih the Holidays
Blood Pressure Screenings are conducted the fourth Sunday of every month between the two Sunday services and on Wednesdays at the Prime Timers Luncheons.
The Women's Cancer Support Group meets the fourth Wednesday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.
The Church sponsors the “Institute for Lifelong Learning” (also known as Pillar) every Thursday at 10:00 AM. Discussions investigate various subjects of philosophical interest. Church members are welcome to attend.