October 4 & 5 Mental Health Event –
THIS WILL BE IN PLACE OF OUR MONTHLY Meeting.
This event is being held during Mental Illness Awareness Week. Please make plans to attend and bring your pastor(s) and lay leaders in preparation of being able to serve those with this type of chronic illness. Make your reservations TODAY! As it is FILLING UP FAST!This is being sponsored by a grant from the Miller Dwan Foundation and we are working together with NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness – Duluth Chapter)
Tuesday Evening 6pm Registration/6:30 to 8pm will be the De-Escalation Training.
Wednesday is specifically geared towards communities of faith; there will be a Pastor on the Panel Presentation for Suicide Pre-and Post-Vention.
8:15am registration/workshop begins at 9am ends at noon. (3 CEU’s)
All events will be held at the Inn on Lake Superior; 350 Canal Park Dr.
Come all the way into Duluth, Lake Ave Exit – head on to Canal Park. See you there!
“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!
6 Gale Pearson 25 Julie Phaneuf Hill
10 Mary Ann Kult 26 Beth Ronning
28 Marianne Fightlin
Keep in your prayers:
Health Literacy Month: www.healthliteracymonth.org
Healthy Lung Month: American Lung Association www.lungusa.org
Domestic Violence Awareness Month: www.nrcdv.org
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: www.nationalbreastcancer.org
National Liver Awareness Month: www.liverfoundation.org
Oct 2-8: National Mental Illness Awareness Week: www.nami.org/miaw
Oct 10: World Mental Health Day. www.wfmh.org
Oct 16-22: National Health Education Week; www.sophe.org/NHEW.cfm
American Diabetes Month: www.diabetes.org
Great American Smoke Out (11/17) and Lung Cancer Awareness Month (same site): www.cancer.org
National Family Caregivers Month: www.nfcacares.org
National Hospice and Palliative Care Month: www.nhpco.org
Nov 13: World Kindness Day: www.randomactsofkindness.org
Nov 15: America Recycles Day: www.americarecyclesday.org
Nov 19: International Survivors of Suicide Day: www.afsp.org/survivorday
International AIDS Awareness Month: www.aidsalliance.org/
Safe Toys and Gifts Month: www.preventblindness.org
Dec 4-10: National Hand Washing Awareness Week: www.henrythehand.com
National Influenza Vaccination Week: www.cdc.gov/flu/nivw/
CHURCH FOOD SAFETY:
Some of you have had questions about food safety instruction in your church kitchens especially with the holidays coming up– here are 2 resources other parish nurses from our region use; www.fsis.usda.org AND http://www1.extension.umn.edu/food-safety/courses/online/cooking-safely-for-a-crowd/
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. We have a new contact (newly hired) and I will find out who she is. She is the Discharge Advocate in the Discharge Planning office 249-5699. 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 ( link on back page)
July – August – Sept NOW due in Oct !! As you have stats, send them in.
Oct 4: Sleep and the Brain (6-hour Seminar) 8:30 to 4pm, $79, Holiday Inn and Suites in Duluth. Register
by calling 866-652-7414. This is put on by Institute for Brain Potential.
Oct 4 & 5: Mental Health Community Event; Tuesday evening 10/4 –On Wed 10/5: Special
Congregational component ½ day – Will be held at the Inn on Lake Superior – See front page.
Oct 15 & 16: St Louis County Health and Human Service Conference –
www.stlouiscountymn.gov/hhsconference for more info and registration information.
Oct 20th: 25th Anniversary Party (along with 20th for NW WI Parish Nurse Ministries) see below
Oct 22: Advance Care Planning-NE MN will be presenting Being Mortal. An evening CEU Event at St.
Luke’s Hospital (Duluth) 6:30 to 9PM
Oct 25: APNA Board Meeting at First Covenant.
Oct 28 and 29th: North American Holistic Nurses Association – Fall Retreat at McCabe Renewal Center,
Duluth. Contact Jenni Carlson at Jenniftcarlson@gmail.com or 218-590-6672 by Oct 7th (4 CEU’s for
Friday/ 7CEUs for Saturday). Friday 4:30pm to 9pm / Saturday 7:30am to 3pm.
November 14, 15, 16: Spiritual Companion Series event sponsored by Essentia Hospice; Watch for a special mailing or email: 11/14 will be held in Virginia MN, 11/15 held in Grand Rapids MN, 11/16 held in Duluth FREE CEU event. Registration due by 11/9.
INVITATION TO OUR 25th CELEBRATION: Thursday Oct 20th at Greysolon Ballroom, Duluth MN. Hopefully you have received this special invite. If you did not –please let me know!
There has been a very nice response so far, and it is hoped that it will be a very enjoyable and meaningful event. Responses are due AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!! If you have not RSVP’d as of yet – please do so by calling or responding to the parishnurse email. Those that have been our donors, grantors, program presenters have also been invited to share in our special event.
NOTE: IF you would like your pastor/pastoral staff to attend – please extend the invitation, as invites were not sent to each individual congregation.
Oct 7 & 8 – Parish Nurse Renewal at Luther Seminary – Go to the Luther Sem Site to register.
www.luthersem.edu/kairos OR Call KAIROS office at 651-641-3416 10.8 CEU offered.
November Spiritual Companion Series this year will be: Keep Your Headlights On; Respectful Care for People Living with Depression, Anxiety & Addiction at End of Life. Exploring the importance of helping you identify spiritual distress and mental illness at the end of life. (All locations will be 8:30 am to 12:30pm) The Email address beside each location is where you can RSVP. This is FREE!!
November 14: Spiritual Companions Series in Virginia email: email@example.com
November 15: Spiritual Companions Series in Grand Rapids: Donna.Helgeton@Essentiahealth.org
November 16: Spiritual Companion Series in Duluth; LuAnn.Anderson@Essentiahealth.org
God has put more pieces together than could be imagined – This is certainly a good “Companion” piece to helping with more mental illness tools.
St Louis County Public Health and Human Services Aging and Adult Disabilities:
Support and Information is available to anyone 60 and older OR anyone who has been determined disabled. Services include information and assistance in accessing community resources, an individual evaluation to determine the need and eligibility for long term services and case management.
Duluth Office: 218-726-2063 Aging and Adult Disabilities 218-726-2101 Financial Assistance.
Virginia Office: 218-471-7128 Human Services (ask for Aging and Adult Disabilities)/218-471-7137 Fin. Assist.
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
Be sure to put this in your church bulletins to remind your congregates!
Our September Kick-Off meeting:
Thank you to all of you that made the effort to attend. Our guests were invited to give us TOOLS to help with “Through the Wilderness – Dementia Project” we are doing as a group.
From Age Well Arrowhead – Care Consultation and Volunteer Services
Emma Shepard (Care Consultant) firstname.lastname@example.org 218-623-7807
She explained her role as Care Consultant and also the services that are provided. In following up on referrals, she does a home visit and helps people navigate through the caregiver role. She can also give you the care consultant in your area – if you are not in her service area.
Kim Hileman (Volunteer Coordinator) email@example.com 218-623-7805
In her role of Volunteer Coordinator she is not only connecting volunteers to the services needed by participants – She is also looking for volunteers. BELOW is some info for bulletin.
Age Well Arrowhead is a non-profit organization in Duluth that connects older adults (60+) and caregivers to services that promote healthy aging and independence. We are looking for volunteers to help with household services, work in the yard, mow or shovel snow, shop for & deliver groceries or provide transportation to a medical or essential well-being appointment. Volunteer as often as you’d like. We are flexible and able to accommodate your schedule.
When you serve with Age Well Arrowhead, you’ll learn that even the smallest task can make a big difference in someone else’s life! At the end of the day, there are few things as rewarding as the genuine gratitude shown by the older adults we care for.
Contact Volunteer Coordinator, Kim Hileman by phone at 218-623-7805 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> for more information or a volunteer application packet. Please note, all volunteers must successfully pass a background check before beginning service.
Tim Sieh, Financial Advisor for Merrill Lynch – firstname.lastname@example.org 218-726-3171
He gave us an overview of measures taken within financial institutions to initiate financial safeguards for those that have an early dementia process. He also gave us several Document/TOOLS to help those that we serve get their finances in ORDER – especially with early onset. These were included in an earlier email – please let me know if you would like a copy as well.
Mental Illness and Families of Faith Resource Guide
Rev Susan Gregg-Schroeder, Coordinator of Mental Health Ministries
People with mental problems are our neighbors. They are members of our congregations, members of our families; they are everywhere in this country. If we ignore their cries for help, we will be continuing to participate in the anguish from which those cries of help come. A problem of this magnitude will not go away. Because it will not go away, and because of our spiritual commitments, we are compelled to take action. Rosalynn Carter
Come along with me as a sojourner in faith.
Bring along a sense of expectancy, a vision of high hopes, and a glimpse of future possibility
a vivid imagination.
For God’s creation is not done.
We are called to pioneer forth toward a future yet unnamed.
As we venture forward, we leave behind our desires for a no-risk life,
worldly accumulation, certainty of answers.
Let us travel light in the spirit of faith and expectation toward the God of our hopes and dreams.
Let us be a witness to God’s future breaking in.
Come along with me as a sojourner in faith, secure in knowledge that we never travel alone.
Rev Susan Gregg-Schroeder