We have been invited to the Annual Joint Meeting with our Parish Nurse friends from Northwest Wisconsin – Thursday December 10, 2015 at Aces on 29th in Superior WI. (2827 Oakes Ave, 715-392-2546). 5:30 to 7:30PM
RSVP to Pam by Monday Dec. 7th – – 218-722-5451 OR 218-310-0613. If you would like a ride over the bridge – let me know.
From Duluth: From the Intersection at 21st Ave West – Take the 35 S (East into Wisconsin) exit, go 2.9 miles Stay in the Left Lane (going straight) follow the Fifth St/Hammond Ave exit. I-535 S becomes Hammond Ave.; Turn RIGHT onto Belknap St/US-2 W; Turn Right onto N 28th St. Take the 2nd Left onto Oakes Ave. : Aces will be on the RIGHT.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart. . . He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs3:5-6
Remember those in prayer on their birthday – What a wonderful gift!
4 Ruth Juntune 13 Marilyn Moore
Jackie Weum 18 Penny LaBerge
8 Jean Prickett 20 Craig Carlson
12 Joan Guite
Keep in your prayers:
December:Safe Toys and Gifts Month: www.preventblindness.org National Influenza Vaccination Week: www.cdc.gov/flu/nivw/ International AIDS Awareness Month: www.aidsalliance.org/ Dec 6-12: National Hand Washing Awareness Week: www.henrythehand.com
February ; National Cancer Prevention Month: www.cancer.org Wise Health Consumer Month: www.healthylife.com American Heart Month: www.americanheart.org Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: www.nccc-online.org
February 5: National Wear Red Day: www.hearttruth.gov or www.womenheart.org Feb 23- March 1: National Eating Disorders Awareness Week www.nationaleatingdisorders.org February 14-20 Random Acts of Kindness Week: www.randomactsofkindness.org
Other resources that you can sign up for: http://freshhope.us/ , http://wwwsaddlebackresources.com/products/hope-for-mental-health-starter-kit
Care Transition Program – – I hope you have had a chance to listen-in on the conference calls; there has been some good tips and info.
New Year Program Ideas for your adult groups? Contact Tania McVean at Bayshore: 218-727-8651. Tania came to our Sept meeting and provided us with the following topics: Home Safety, Back Care and Safety, Cardiac Wellness, Advanced Directives, Staying Social, Fall Prevention to name a few. – – –
New Found and Shared Mental Health Resources:
Please take note of the Projects we have coming forward:
UPCOMING Events/Educational Opportunities:
December 2: An extended training on the Live Well At Home Screening Tool (this was on our Facebook
December 2: Ethics Conference at St Luke’s – Duluth; 8am to 12:30PM). “When Patients and Families
Disagree” $40 Register on line at www.slhduluth.com/events
December 10: Joint EVENING meeting with NW WI Parish Nurse group, at Aces in Superior!
January 14: Parish Nurse meeting – Watch newsletter for location.
February 2016– the next Parish Nurse Prep Course through Concordia (2/22-26/16)
April 7-10: Westberg Symposium in CHICAGO 2016 (Celebrating 30 years of Parish Nursing!)
Save the Date: October 20th 2016 – OUR 25th Anniversary Celebration!
Are you a member of Thrivent Financial who is eligible to direct Choice Dollars?
You and Your Choice Dollars recommendation can make a world of difference to OUR Organization. Look for Arrowhead Parish Nurse Association to direct your dollars. Go to Thrivent.com/thriventchoice to find us OR Call 800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” after the prompt. Thank you to those who give so generously!
Be sure to put this in your church bulletins to remind your congregates!
Please share this info in your newsletters – Feel free to Cut/Paste
Health insurance open enrollment NOW through January 31st
Some options available year-round.
Do you know someone who doesn’t have health insurance? Are you looking for a better option? It is now open enrollment, which is a time for people to review, change, and/or renew their commercial health care coverage. Open enrollment only runs through January 31st, so it is important to look into your options now. There is free local assistance with the enrollment process; utilizing this assistance is encouraged! The assisters, also called navigators, are located in trusted organizations throughout Duluth. To connect with navigators near you, contact United Way 2-1-1 by dialing 2-1-1 (landline) or 1-800-543-7709 (mobile). Walk-in assistance is also available at the downtown Duluth Library every Saturday from 10:30-1:30.
Many people qualify for free or low-cost coverage and MNsure is the only place to get the subsidies to help offset the cost of monthly premiums. Navigators will help you understand what you might qualify for. And public program enrollment, which is medical assistance and MinnesotaCare, is not restricted to the open enrollment period; people can enroll in public programs year-round. If you’re not insured, don’t wait, call now and find out about you options!
Have a Truly Blessed Season of Preparation in Advent for Christmas
Thank you for all that you do for those you serve.
This has been an exceptional year!
Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
Lo, How a Rose e’er blooming from tender stem hath sprung, of Jesse’s lineage coming as saints of old have sung. It came, a floweret bright, amid the cold of winter, when half-spent was the night.
Isaiah ‘twas foretold it, the Rose I have I mind: with Mary we behold it, the virgin mother kind. To show God’s love aright she bore to us a Savior, when half-spent was the night.
This flow’r, whose fragrance tender with sweetness fills the air, dispels with glorious splendor the darkness everywhere. True man yet very God, from sin and death he saves us and lightens every load. Covenant Hymn #148, Words: German 16th century – Theodore Baker, Music: Geistliche Kirchengesang, Cologne 1599