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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.

 

Salsa Party

Our annual summer Salsa Party will be held on Wednesday, August 23rd at 6:00pm.  Don’t miss out on this fun gathering. We will get to enjoy some of the bounty from our Community Garden, listen to salsa music and play “educational” games about gardening. Invite your neighbors. All ages welcome!

 

Bloomington Heritage Days

Bloomington Heritage Days is September 15th and 16th. CTK’s Community Health Initiative is planning to have a booth there all day on Saturday the 16th.  Please let me know if you can help with blood pressures, handing out literature, running our Health Trivia game and general manning of the booth.  We are usually located near the music with great viewing of the dog show.

 

Free CPR/AED/First Aid

We will hold a CPR/AED/First Aid Certification class on Wednesday, August 9th at 6:00pm. A light supper will be available starting at 5:00pm.  Sign up in The Commons. A grant from Fairview is providing a discount to the first 25 people to sign up. The discounted price is $20.00.  Otherwise, the cost is $40.00.

 

Walk and Talk with a Nurse

Join us for our last of the Summer Walk and Talks. On Wednesday, August 2nd we will meet at the Nine Mile Creek Path entrance at 106th and James at 6:30pm. On Sunday, August 13th the walk will be in the CTK neighborhood after church.  These are leisurely walks.  Friendly dogs on leashes are invited and cameras are encouraged.

 

Free Home Medical Equipment

I still have home medical equipment available in my office.  There is a walker with rear wheels, a rolling walker with a seat, a commode and a shower chair. These are free and in great condition.