This month our meeting will be on Thursday June 8, from Noon to 2pm at St Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 4 Elizabeth Ave., Esko. (218-879-3510) Gerry Paulson 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. Call PAM if you would like a ride.
Community Update: Michele Keil, Lead Donor Recruitment Representative from Memorial Blood Centers will give us a brief update on her role and the need in our community.
PROGRAM: Devin Stigsell will give us a brief Essential Oil 101 for our group. Devin is a Wellness Advocate for doTERRA, provider of the purest and most potent essential oils. She is also the owner of Superior Essential Wellness. It is her passion, drive and goal to educate people on how to safely and effectively use essential oils to improve their quality of life physically, spiritually, and emotionally. It has become incredibly important to me to offer others an alternative and more holistic option to manage some of their health concerns. She will also have goodie bags for us!
From North: I 35 south to Exit 245 for MN 61. Turn right onto Hwy 61, travel 2.5 miles then make a Right toward Elizabeth Ave. Turn left toward Elizabeth Ave then a right on Elizabeth.
From South: I 35 north to Thomson Rd (exit 242). Left on Thomson Rd. to Hwy 61. Right on Hwy 61. The church will be on your left.
PEER GROUP“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:
Men’s Health Month: www.menshealthmonth.org
Cataract Awareness Month: www.preventblindness.org
June 4 – 10: Rip Current Awareness Week: www.ripcurrents.noaa.gov
June 4: National Cancer Survivor’s Day www.ncsd.org
June 12 – 18: Men’s Health Week firstname.lastname@example.org
Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month: email@example.com
July 28: World Hepatitis Day: www.worldhepatitisday.info
National Breastfeeding Month: www.usbreastfeeding.org
National Immunization Awareness Month: www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niam/default.htm
September — Looking Ahead
Fruits and Veggies – More Matters Month: www.PBHFoundation.org
Healthy Aging Month: firstname.lastname@example.org
National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month: www.coam-month.org
National Head Lice Prevention Month: email@example.com
National Yoga Month: www.yogamonth.org
Ovarian Cancer Month: www.ovarian.org
Sept 10-16: National Suicide Prevention Week: www.suicidology.org
Sept 22: Falls Prevention Awareness Day: firstname.lastname@example.org
Care Transition Program – –
I hope you have had a chance to listen-in on the conference calls from Dr Coleman’s staff; there has been some good tips and info.
St Luke’s Discharge Planning office 249-5699 has some extra forms and documents if you need them, (Ask for Heather Palladino). Even if you have people admitted to Essentia or other hospital systems – keep up your skills by being a Transitions Coach to them. There have been some recent requests for our Professional Listing of PN’s in the region. If you do get any referral calls – PLEASE let me know for our records. Thanks!
Dementia and the Faith Community – Through the Wilderness:
Our “Live Well at Home” grant from Dept. of Human Services for a Dementia and Communities of Faith (training and program tools).You have been asked to report on the screening tool results each quarter. Please know that your participation is very valuable in this grant process. Plan on presenting this to your adult groups in your congregation. Add an Advance Directive opportunity at the end, or as a follow up. If you need a copy of the Pre/Post Tests – please let me know. See the Tools/resources we received at the last PN meeting. Please report back to Pam on number in attendance. Thank you
LENDING LIBRARY/Resources Available. GriefShare and DivorceCare DVD small/support group programs on display. I purchased 3 copies of the DVD, “Being Mortal” based on the best seller by Dr. Atul Gawande, through PBS (approx 60min). This would be a great Conversation started for adult education. You should have also received another “tool/resource”. ALSO: Care Notes: Turning to a Parish Nurse for Help and Support!
UPCOMING Events/Educational Opportunities:
June 7: 5pm to 6:30PM, Honoring the Fire Within- A Cancer Survivorship Celebration. RSVP to
Colleen Baggs at Essentia. 218-786-3581 or Colleen.Baggs@EssentiaHealth.org
June 8: PN ANNUAL Meeting – St Matthew’s Lutheran Church – ESKO
June1 13: Seizure Training for Communities. 9am to 12 noon. 3 CEU’s for $10. Call 651-287-2310 OR
email@example.com It will be at the Inn on Lake Superior in Duluth
June 15: Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention Community Forum. 4:30-5:30pm resources & light meal, 5:30-7:30pm Program and resources. 2CEUs for $10. Call 715-394-8170 to register. (UWS)
June 19-21 National Wellness Conference 2017 in St Paul, MN. Details and registration go to: NationalWellness.org/NWC
June 21 – 22: Age Odyssey Conference at DECC in Duluth. Our Dementia and Faith Congregation Poster will be displayed for this conference.
June 21: Dementia Friends Champion Training in Duluth (AAAA office. 9 to 11:30AM FREE register at https://www.actonalz.org/dementia-friends-0 click on Champions Training
August 3: Rise Above Seizures Walk for Duluth. Sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation: to register a team call 1-800-779-0777 or visit efmn.org/walk
Sept 9: Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Duluth. Go to www.alz.org/mnnd
Sept. 14: FIRST PN MEETING FOR THE NEXT SEASON.
October 12 & 13: 35th Annual St Louis County Health and Human Services Conference at the DECC in
Duluth. Early bird registration (June-August) $60 after that $75 to $90. Register on Line starting in June at www.stlouiscountymn.gov/hhsconference – CEU’s available.
May Meeting Highlights
Thank you to Carol Westendorf and Mareta Beise for hosting our May Meeting at Emmanuel Lutheran in Barnum. Toby Sillanpa was our guest presenter. She is the PATIENT NAVIGATOR for American Cancer Society; housed at Essentia’s Cancer Center she also will assist patients from any health system. Her contact info: 218-786-8541 OR firstname.lastname@example.org She shared some wonderful resources with our group. Go to cancer.org or call 1-800-227-2345 to get copies of Nutrition for the Person with Cancer during Treatment, Caring for the Patient with Cancer at Home. There is also a catalogue with wigs and head coverings available.
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!
Thank you to all those that have made contributions to our organization. It is so appreciated.
DID YOU KNOW —
Anyone not comfortable handling needles can call the new hotline at (218) 730-4001. The number is staffed 24/7, and a volunteer will respond to assist.
Father, We Thank Thee
For flowers that bloom about our feet, Father we thank Thee,
For tender grass so fresh and sweet, Father we thank Thee.
For the song of bird and hum of bee, For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee.
For blue of stream and blue of sky, Father we thank Thee.
For pleasant shade of branches high, Father, we thank Thee,
For fragrant air and cooling breeze, For beauty of the blooming trees,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee
For this new morning with its light, Father we thank Thee,
For rest and shelter of the night, Father we thank Thee.
For health and food for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American poet who believed that all of creation share unity and that all people are basically good – This is from “A book of Grace, Words to bring you Peace” Edited by Margi Preus and Ann Treacy. 2002
God’s Peace to you as we enter into the warmth of the summer season.