Health Survey
Watch for it! The first Congregational Health Needs Survey will be presented to the MVLC congregation on Sunday 08 October,  following each service. Everyone age 13 and up will be provided a survey. We ask that you fill it out immediately following the worship service, without exiting. Completed surveys will be collected by a Faith Community Nurse or helper. Then, off to coffee you can go!

Your Health Ministry team needs your input to primarily gain key information from those we serve, the congregants, on what you perceive are your health needs—in body, mind, and spirit.

It is our hope, as your Health Ministry Team, to use the information we gather to look at programs we can tailor just for our congregation. Other Faith Community Nurses within Pierce and King County will administer this survey to their congregants. The information collected will help the Faith Community Nursing/Health Ministries Northwest look at the needs and how to support church health ministries teams in the work they do.

This survey is simple and short. You will not put your name on it. If you have individual concerns or questions, then please speak with one of the Faith Community Nurses directly. We will be happy to address your concerns and/or answer your questions.

We thank you so much for your participation!

New Memory Café in Puyallup
Memory Cafés are regular gatherings of individuals with memory loss along with their care-partners, friends, and/or family. Enjoy old friends and make new ones. Light meals can be purchased, and there is also entertainment and conversation. The Memory Cafés are held the third Wednesday of the month from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. at Mrs. Turner’s Restaurant, 701 E. Main Street in Puyallup. Contact Linda McCone at 253-722-5691 for more information.

Life-Limiting Illness Support Group
Legacy of Love hosts a support group for individuals with a life-limiting illness. The primary purpose of the group is to provide social and emotional support to its members by providing a safe and supportive environment where member can share feelings and experiences with others. These meetings are held from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. the first Friday of every month at Rainier Hematology Oncology, 2920 S. Meridian, #100 in Puyallup. To RSVP or for more information, then please contact Melissa Jenkins, RN at 253-306-1394.

New Series of Zoo Walks
The Zoo Walk offers individuals experiencing mild memory loss an opportunity for regular exercise and a space to build relationships. No charge for Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium entry. Participants pay for their own snacks at the café. Pre-registration is required. Call the Early Stage Memory Loss Coordinator at 206-529-3872.

October is Depression Awareness Month
Exercise, socialize, talk about your feelings, and ask for help! We are bombarded with stress and sadness. Some days we want to shut the world out. If depression is a concern for you, then please ask for help. Make an appointment with your doctor or share your concerns with a Faith Community Nurse. We care! No one needs to suffer with depression. Resources can help!

Donate Blood
The Cascade Regional Blood Services Bloodmobile is coming to Mountain View Lutheran Church on Sunday 29 October 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Get the date on your calendar. Lets give the gift of life to those who need it!

Flu Shot
Get your flu shot! October is the prime time to get one. If anyone has questions, concerns, or doesn’t know where to access a flu shot clinic, the please ask a Faith Community Nurse.

Office Hours
Faith Community Nurse office hours have not been utilized as hoped. I will suspend them for now but am always available to meet at the church, your home, e-mail or phone. Please contact me at anytime. We can make an arrangement together. Thank you.

—Terry Freed RN

 

Contact Faith Community Nurses Terry Freed, Lori Neptun, or Wendy Neptun at parishnurse@mtviewlutheran.org