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CTK’s Community Health Initiative General 

 

Community health and general health information can be found on the bulletin board across from the Nurses office. Also, check under “Connecting” on our website. I also have many informational pamphlets and flyers located in the Nurse’s office. Room 116. Any staff member can open the room, so you can peruse the information and take home, if you wish. 

CTK also has a Community Health Facebook page – Click on the link and like us if you would like to receive updates.

Health Cabinet Openings

We have openings to join the Health Cabinet. We meet monthly on Wednesdays at 7:30pm. If you have any interest in the Wellness Wheel (Spiritual, Social, Emotional, Physical, Financial, Vocational, Intellectual), this is a great committee to be on.   You do not have to be “Magazine Healthy” to join us. We are all struggling. 

 
Bloomington Health and Wellness Award
Thank you to Jean Butala for nominating the Health Cabinet and me for the Bloomington Health and Wellness Award. The award is to be presented to us on April 3rd at the City Council Meeting. Our congregation has so much love and the diligence to problem solve and bring forth all that we can to reach out to our community. We do not do it for awards and accolades, but it helps to know we are making a difference and people notice! Thank you to everyone who made and continues to make things happen and for supporting the Health Cabinets efforts. God bless you all.

 

Eye Glasses

Keep donating your eyeglasses. Good things happen when you do! CTK just donated 2 bags of glasses to the Philippine Medical Mission Organization, a Non-Profit with 501 (c) 3 designation. www.philippinemedicalmissions.org/. Their goal is to raise 9,000 pairs of eyeglasses for their mission trip to Bais City in 2018. They will be collecting through August.  Please reach out to your friends to donate, so they can meet their goal.

 

 

A Matter of Balance

Stay tuned for “A Matter of Balance” classes coming in January. Classes will be held every Monday afternoon for 8 weeks. These classes will give you practical strategies to manage falls. Consider attending if you or a loved one is concerned about falls, interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength, have fallen in the past, or are restricted in your activities because of fear of falling. This class will help you learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable and set realistic goals for increasing activity. You also will find ways to change the environment, reduce fall factors and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.

 

One Faith One Body

This Christmas season you may want to prayerfully consider health as a community. In a culture with insistent individualism, we have inherited a bias toward insular thinking about our bodies, our families, our career choices, and our mobility. As people of faith and members of one another, we have responsibilities for each others’ health and well-being, and for fostering communities where everyone can thrive. This means not only caring for the sick, but noticing why they got sick, what might prevent more sickness and how to support not only individuals’ healing, but the health of the soil, the food system, and the institutions that offer health care. As members of Christ’s body we are members of one another.  Let us be good and faithful stewards of our wealth, our health, our bodies, and what the Book of Common Prayer describes as “this fragile earth, our island home”.  Let us honor the purposes of the One who shaped us from a handful of dust, and breathed on that dust, and saw that it was good. God’s Blessings to you and may you continue to take good care of yourself, others and our earth!
 
 

It’s always 68° and sunny at Christ the King

Being active during the winter is difficult. What better place to get some steps in than right here at CTK?  One loose round of the building is about 645 steps or ¼ mile. That is a nice walk and you get to see some very friendly faces. If you want to see the walking map, it is on the bulletin board across from room 116 in the north hallway.

 

Health Care Directives

Don’t forget to do have your Health Care Directives discussions with your family this holiday season. Packets are available in the Library.
 
 

Medical Equipment available

There is still a shower chair, a hand held shower head, a bedside commode, and several types of walkers in my office. If anyone can use any of the above, please let me know.