This Month our meeting will be on Thursday June 9, from 11:30am to 1:30pm at Lakeview Covenant Church, 1001Jean Duluth Rd, Duluth. (218-525-6625) Penny LaBerge will be our host and lunch will be provided. I hope that you can make plans to attend as this is our Annual Meeting and the last one until we meet again in September. Please CALL or EMAIL PAM if you plan on attending by Monday June 6. Contact Info on last page. PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE
PROGRAM: CSS Post-Bac Nursing Students have developed a Pre/Post Test for us for our Dementia Project and also Objectives for the series. They will be our Guest Presenters: Lauren Johnson, Danielle LeMasurier, Sarah McIsaac, Justyna Obrzut, Nicole Salane, Allison Schute.
From North: Take 53 into Duluth. Left on Arrowhead Rd (just past Menards) – and take it to Woodland Ave . Make a Left on Woodland, and Right on Snively (which is the light right after you turn). Take Snively for about 1mile. The Church will be in front of you on the Left Corner.
From South: Take 35North to 21st Ave E. At top of hill make a Right on Woodland Ave. and follow Directions Above.
“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!
5 Linda Wiig 15 Jeannine Faldet
9 Mary Jagunich 17 Linda Susens
10 Mary Hepola
Keep in your prayers:
Cataract Awareness Month: www.preventblindness.org
National Safety Month: www.nsc.org
Migraine and Headache Awareness Month: www.headaches.org
June 13 – 19: National Men’s Health Week: www.menshealthweek.org
June 27-29: 41st Annual National Wellness Conference: www.nationalwellness.org/conference
Eye Injury Prevention Month: www.foh.dhhs.gov/Public?NYCU/eyeinjury.asp
UV Safety Month: www.aao.org
Fireworks Safety Month: www.fireworkssafety.org
Medic Alert Awareness Month: www.medicalert.org
Nation Immunization Awareness Month: www.cdc.gov/vaccines
August 2: National Night Out: www.natw.org
Care Transition Program – –
Please Make sure your congregates know that YOU are their Parish Nurse. When you visit them in the hospital or nursing home settings feel free to leave a calling card OR write your name on the patient “white board” in their room. I hope that you have had a chance to “listen-in” on the conference calls, as there has been some good tips and info shared. Remember, our St Luke’s Contact is Lois Opseth RN- Discharge Advocate in the Discharge Planning office 249-5699 OR firstname.lastname@example.org, Outside beeper number 218-249-8020. She has our Professional Listing. PHR forms are printed and available in the Case Manager office on 2W – (Just outside the 2W main doors)
Please take note of the Projects we have coming forward:
Check out the REPORTS tab on our Website and LIKE our Facebook Page (Arrowhead Parish Nurse Association)
Honoring Choices offers some good Bulletin/Newsletter information insert.
Following is an example to help advertise for a class on Advance Care Planning or Living Wills.
What’s a Good Death?
Polls asking Americans about how they would like to die indicate that most of us want a peaceful transition with the end spent at home surrounded by our loved ones. Yet the reality is that far fewer that voice this preference actually spend their final days in this way. One reason for this disparity is that people are not clear about their preferences for end-of-life care, leaving their family members unsure of the most important decision anyone can make. Come join us talk about the hows and whys of this important discussion.
UPCOMING Events/Educational Opportunities:
June 4th: 8am to 4:30pm Caring for a Person with Memory Loss at the U of M, H Humphrey Conference
Center (7.2 CEUs) $50 fee for CEU’s otherwise FREE. Go to http://goo.gl/forms/aHed9crvNB to
June11: Health Care Reform in MN: What’s Next? With State Rep Jennifer Schultz at Peach Church,
1111 N 11th Ave E in Duluth. 11:30 am to 12:30pm
July 1: Registration DUE for the Sept 9 -10: Foundation of Faith Community Nursing Course , Lake
Poinsett, So Dakota. Sponsored by Sanford Health. $390. Contact Karla.email@example.com OR
Lois.firstname.lastname@example.org (This course starts “face to face” and then followed by Weekly
Monday evening classes 5:50-9pm Sept 12 through November 14th. In Sioux Falls, Fargo OR Live on-
August 11: Epilepsy Foundation Walk. Visit www.efmn.org/walk or call 800-779-0777
Sept. 8: FIRST PN MEETING FOR THE NEXT SEASON.
Sept 10: Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Duluth. Go to www.alz.org/mnnd
Sept 24: HeartWalk – Duluth: 8am to 10am on the Lakewalk. Contact Heather Hughley for more info:
Oct 13-14: St Louis County Health and Human Services Conference at the DECC.
October 20th 2016 – OUR 25th Anniversary Celebration! Greysolon Ballroom in Duluth.
If you would like to assist with Centerpieces/ Invitations/Program – please let Pam know! Thanks
May Meeting Highlights
Jenny Peterson from Generations led us in a small focus group session looking for community input from cross section on what is “working” – what is not. AND what are the areas of great concern. Very good discussion as well as input into this community process. I will have copies of the slides that she presented at the next meeting.
Northland Foundation – Rural Aging Initiative Grant Monies Re- Directed.
You should have all received your 2014 Transition Coach Booklet. The assessment tools and checklists looked very valuable when I saw this at the Westberg Symposium in April. I hope and trust it will serve you well in your practice.
Please NOTE that we also have funds for RN’s who wish to take the Parish Nurse Preparation course (in classroom or online settings); OR if YOU would like to attend a Conference/Training that you do not have funds for – – PLEASE let me know. I believe there will be some Advance Care Planning Trainings coming up in the late summer/early fall. If you have an interest in this, the funds could certainly go towards this as well.
The following prayer is from
“The Heart of God” Prayers of Rabindranath Tagore
This represents his simple prayers for common life.
Time to Sit Quietly
I ask for a moment’s indulgence to sit by Your side. The works that I have in hand I will finish afterward.
Away from the sight of Your face, my heart knows no rest or respite, and my work becomes an endless toil in a shoreless sea of toil.
Today the summer has come at my window with its sighs and murmurs; and the bees are plying their minstrelsy at the court of the flowering grove.
Now it is time to sit quietly, face to face with You, and to sing dedication of life in this silent and overflowing leisure.
God’s Peace to you as we enter into the warmth of the summer season.