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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.

 

The Nurse Is In

 

Open Forum

Give the gift of an Advanced Care Planning (Health Care Directive) to your loved ones. Family dynamics are strained during a health crisis. One form can help prevent the splintering of a family. Join Lynn Lenort during Open Forum on Sunday, February 17th.   Invite your family members, so you can to learn together how and what to discuss in the event you are hospitalized and become too ill to speak for yourself.  It is important to make your wishes clear before an emergency or severe illness happens.  Anyone over the age of 18 should have a Health Care Directive. The older you are, the more frequently you should review and update your health care directive.

Women’s Retreat – sign-up by Feb. 3rd!!! Our CTK Women’s Overnight Retreat will be held at the beautiful Mount Olivet Retreat Center in Farmington, MN on February 23rd–  24th. There is an option of coming only for the day. Come join us at this lovely acreage on Chubb Lake that includes indoor swimming pool and whirlpool, sauna, game room and outdoor trails for cross-country skiing and snow shoeing. Sign-up in the commons – overnight is $97 or just Saturday $47. See Lynn Lenort with questions.
 
 
 
Chronic Conditions Self-Management Program
Lynn Lenort and LuAnn Paul will again be offering Living Well: Chronic Conditions Self-Management Program. Thursdays from 12:00-2:30pm March 7th -April 4th. We will be offering lunch at 11:30am. This six-week workshop will help people with managing their chronic conditions. Consider this class if you have a chronic condition or disease (such as high blood pressure, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease anxiety, chronic pain, for which you may or may not be taking medications, you are seeking or contemplating physical or mental therapy/counseling or you are currently adjusting or are in need of adjusting your dietary intake and or activity level. In this class you will learn healthy ways to live and be active and take control. This is open to all adults as well as their family members and caregivers. Cost is $25.00 for lunches and snacks.  The class is free. Register by February 28th at   www.yourjuniper.org/Classes/Register/997  

 

 

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.