One of our newer ministries has been the development of a Health Ministry that is more encompassing, including Parish Nursing.
Below you can learn some of what this includes.
Parish Nursing Program Mission…
To promote health, healing, and wholeness in the community of Old Donation Episcopal Church.
Parish nursing is a unique blend of health care and ministry. The addition of a registered nurse to a congregation can help individuals in their quest for health and wholeness and assist the faith community in claiming the fullness of life promised through Christ (John 10:10).
Our Parish Nurse Program is part of the Health Ministry under Pastoral Care at Old Donation Episcopal Church. Parish Nurse volunteers are R.N.’s who have completed a Parish Nurse Ministry certification program. They work as a team with other volunteer parish health professionals to promote whole person health and healing. Parish nurses offer the following services: Health Care Advocate, Health Educator, Health Counselor, Health Referral Agent.
To speak with the Old Donation Parish Nurse, Kelly Good, call the parish office (497-0563) during office hours, 9-5 Monday through Friday.
Bob Perrine, one of our parishoners, has set up a web site titled “Strong, Slim, and Smart, Foods for Your Health,” http://1bob5.blogspot.com/2008/06/strong-slim-and-smart.html (or just Google STRONG SLIM SMART). Bob shows how you can put vital life saving standards up front for a healthy body. It’s not a limited time diet but a food plan for life. His plan follows closely to the Mediterranean diet, one that reduced heart attacks, strokes and deaths from heart disease by 30% as announced after a major study. In addition to reducing overweight and getting smarter, Bob’s healthy food plan might just save your life.