Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

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:

  1. Provides information regarding healthy lifestyles,
  2. Provides access to informational resources via guest speakers,
  3. Provides Free-of-Charge blood pressure monitoring,
  4. Brings awareness of and details of developments in health-related Research and Treatment options,
  5. Advances understanding of Health and Wellness through discussions and research,
  6. Listens to feedback and requests regarding areas of concern relating to health and wellness,
  7. 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. 

Current Events
The Health and Wellness Committee updates a bulletin board regularly that addresses topics of interest for better and healthier living.  You are invited to check it out for interesting and thought provoking information.  Look for it near the Fireside Area.

Upcoming Events
On October 28th, Dr. David Margiotta, Psychologist (and former minister at Calvary United Methodist Church) will present a discussion on the "Lectio Divina:  Meeting God in the Scriptures".  In Christianity, Lectio Divina is a traditional Benedictine practice of scriptural reading, meditation, and prayer intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of God's Word.  It is a classical monastic practice of the prayerful reading of the Bible and allows one to develop a deep and spiritual understanding of His Word.  Dr. Margiotta's presentation and discussion will take place in Friendship Hall following the second service.  Bring a dish and join us for a potluck lunch before the program!

Future Events 
Our Parish Nurse, Carol Zielomski, will present the "Five Wishes" on January 27, 2019.  Five Wishes is an approach to developing a Living Will that addresses personal, emotional, and spiritual needs as well as medical wishes.  It provides a way for an individual to identify how they wish to be cared for and treated in case of a serious illness.

Continuing Events
Blood Pressure Screenings are conducted the third 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.