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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.

 

Community Garden

Spring Garden Prep will May 6th 11:30 am. Lunch and most supplies provided. Please bring hammers, gloves and shovels if you have them

 

Spring Women’s Retreat

Join us on June 3rd for our spring women’s retreat “HeART and Soul”

Plans are in the works for an afternoon and evening event filled with activities that will inspire creativity, refresh your soul, shush your inner critic and build friendships. Lunch and dinner will be part of the day. Cost will be $25.00. Watch for information in the bulletin and fliers. Sign-up will be in the Commons, online and by calling the church office.

 

Health Care Directives

Health Care Directives are again available in the library. If you have questions or want assistance filling yours out, stop by and see me.

 

Walk and Talk with a Nurse

Walk and Talk with a Nurse begins the 2nd Sunday and 2nd Wednesday of June, July and August. These are leisurely walks with a chance to chat and be out enjoying the summer weather.

Sundays we meet at the church at 11:00AM and walk for 30 or so minutes. In June, we will go north covering the Bryant Park area. In July, we will walk to the west over to Penn Lake.  In August we will walk the area south and east of the church. 

On Wednesdays at 6:30pm we will walk 45 minutes to an hour and will meet at Bloomington Walking Path areas. In June we will meet at Bass Lake Ponds in the South Loop. In July, we will meet at Normandale Lake.  In August, we will meet at Moir Park/Nine Mile Creek.

 

Medical Equipment

I still have medical equipment in my office. Please come see me if you are in need of walkers, wheel chair, transfer belt, commode, shower head and shower chair.
 
 

Alzheimer’s and Vulnerable Adults

After attending a symposium on the 2 topics of Alzheimer’s and Vulnerable Adults, I have a variety of informational sheets available. These include: questions to ask when touring senior communities, the decision making process for In-home care and assisted living and various services that are available for groceries, home support and transportation. Also, please know that I am here if you have questions on whether you or a loved one is safe at home for any reason, be it safety, mental and physical health reasons or physical, mental or financial abuse issues.