HEALTH MINISTRY

Our Health Ministry Team is dedicated to supporting the goal of wholeness in body, mind and spirit that enables us to love and serve others in the Name of Christ.

Some of us are previous or present healthcare workers; others have experience as patients or caregivers in illness, injury and rehabilitation. Together we have access to current information on healthcare issues, facilities and medical advances. We meet regularly to address specific needs and topics of interest to parishioners.

Our health-promoting efforts include:

  • Blood-pressure screenings the first weekend of every month
  • Regular Sunday Health Forums on major health topics by expert speakers
  • Health tips and news in the weekly announcement sheet and on our bulletin board in the Narthex of the church
  • Monthly article in the Tribune
  • Response to specific health questions
  • Personal visits or consultation on request

Click HERE to view a list of our Health Ministry Team Members. E-mail our Faith Community Nurse, Carolyn Wilt, R.N., or call the church office (321-723-5272) for more information.

HEALTH NEWS AND EVENTS

Blood Pressure Screenings are available the first weekend of every month. Our plan is to have one or possibly two health professionals available on the west end of the Narthex (behind the screens) to do the screenings. Sign in when you arrive, and we'll then record your blood pressure and give you an information sheet if you desire. Your time invested is about eight minutes a month to know your numbers. The time schedule will be: Saturdays at 4:30 - 6:30pm, and Sundays from 8:15am - 12:45pm.

Yoga for Health – a weekly class on Mondays from 6:00 to 7:15pm in Lewis Hall. In order to participate, you must be able to move from the floor to standing without assistance. Call Peggy Snead (321-242-9425) with questions. Sign up by calling the church office at 321-723-5272. The suggested donation per class is $5. 

Chair Yoga is returning to Holy Trinity! We are excited to announce our new instructor, Talancia Pea! Classes are $3 each, and will begin on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 4:00pm in Lewis Hall.

Exercise Class continues on Mondays at 2:00pm in Lewis Hall. IT'S FREE! 

Health Forums: The Health Ministry sponsors regular health forums on a variety of topics. Check the NEWSLETTERS & ANNOUNCEMENTS for upcoming forum information.

LENDING CLOSET

The Health Ministry has an extensive Lending Closet which includes a variety of medical supplies, such as wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, portable commodes, etc. These supplies are loaned out to parishioners and friends of parishioners as needed. Should you need any supplies, please contact the Parish Nurse, Carolyn Wilt, R.N., or the church office at 321-723-5272.

HELPFUL LINKS

JULY IS NATIONAL UV PROTECTION MONTH:

Having fun in the Florida sun is what living in the Sunshine State is all about. If you want to enjoy those warm Florida rays, it is essential to protect yourself from getting too much exposure to the sun.  Protecting yourself and family from the dangers of sun exposure is vital for a happy, healthy, and safe summer.

One way to reduce your exposure to UV rays is to cover up. Wear a hat, long clothing, and sunglasses to cover as much skin as possible. Clothes provide different levels of UV protection. Long-sleeved shirts, long pants, or long skirts offer the most coverage and are the most protective. Dark colors generally give more protection than light colors. A tightly woven fabric protects better than loosely woven clothing. Dry fabric is usually more protective than wet. Be aware that covering up doesn’t block out all UV rays. If you can see through a piece of fabric, UV rays can get through, too.

An easy way to limit your exposure to UV light is to avoid being outdoors in direct sunlight too long. It is especially important between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV light is most intense. If you are unsure how strong the sun’s rays are, use the shadow test: if your shadow is shorter than you are, the sun’s rays are at their strongest, and it’s essential that you protect yourself.

Always remember to wear sunscreen! Read the labels on your sunscreen to be sure you are selecting the correct sunscreen and applying it correctly. Use at least an SPF 15 that blocks UVA and UVB rays.

For more information go to www.cancer.org, www.jnj.com, www.epa.gov/sunsafety.