Safe on Your Feet
Is your life balanced? Safe on your Feet is a multi-level fitness program for active seniors or beginning and rehabilitating exercisers. It meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. in the dining room; the cost is $5 per session. Contact Pat McGlade for information or to register, email@example.com, or ext. 35. Friends welcome, too!
This program introduces a unique way to take a walk—indoors! The upbeat music and uncomplicated movements will have participants taking the equivalent of a one-mile walk in 12-18 minutes, depending on the speed of the music. All movement patterns are low-impact (gentle on the joints), making it suitable for every age, gender, and fitness level. This is a power walk that will boost your health, fitness, and spirit! There are two opportunities to try it out. Come and participate in a demo class after worship TODAY at 11:30 a.m. or this Wednesday, May 1 at 5:30 p.m., just before Food for the Soul. Location: DePhillips Dining Room. Wear comfortable clothing. Questions? Contact Pat McGlade, Parish Nurse, extension 35.
If you are hospitalized or know a West Sider who is being hospitalized, please let a pastor or the parish nurse know, especially is you want a visit from the pastor. Sometimes the hospital will contact the church but not always, and we don't want anyone to feel "cut off" from West Side. Just call 201-652-1966 and leave a message on one of the following extensions: Rev. Dr. Gareth Icenogle, ext. 16; Rev. Marc Oehler, ext. 18; Rev. Penny Hogan, ext. 12; Pat McGlade, parish nurse, ext. 35. (Remember that if you want to bypass the recorded message, press *8, then the extension number.)
In Case of a Medical Emergency
The AED Unit (Automated External Defibrillator) is located on the wall across from the Reception Desk. The first aid kit is now located on the inside of the door directly across from the reception desk in the Christian Ed building.
The Health Ministries Committee (HMC), along with our Parish Nurse, Pat McGlade, seeks to support the health and wellness of our congregation by caring for the whole person-body, mind, and spirit. Together the HMC acts as the living witness of the healing activity of God in our local congregation, promoting whole-person health through:
- integration of body, mind, and spirit
- increased self-knowledge
- personal responsibility, and
- interdependence among God's people.
Pat McGlade, ext. 35
The Parish Nurse focuses on the whole person, to emphasize wellness, disease prevention, and health promotion through the span of life. The Parish Nurse's care is based on the holistic model, which sees health as related to everything a person does, thinks, and feels, rather than merely the absence of disease. The Paris Nurse is available to individuals and families for needs assessment, support, guidance, and evaluation of the ways the church can respond to care requirements.
Care Team Ministry
The Care Teams respond to the real-life needs of individuals and families. Volunteers work together to offer practical, emotional, and spiritual support to those who are experiencing physical and/or mental illness or disability, acute or long-term needs, or other life-challenging events. Teams are made up of trained volunteers working from an established, coordinated plan set up as a team effort. A care team provides services that assist the recipient in activities of daily living at home or in an institutional setting.
Support groups for bereavement and for those dealing with mental illness in their families meet each month from September through June. A support group for individuals with multiple sclerosis meets monthly in the home of a member of the group. For information on any of these groups, contact Pat McGlade at ext. 35.
Welcoming People with Disabilities
Our church building was designed to be compatible with ADA guidelines. For information on accessibility, call the church office at 201-652-1966 or send an EMAIL.