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Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness Ministry
“Share The Care” – The past few months members of the Health and Wellness Ministry have been meeting with the ADRC and representatives of “Share the Care”. With a STC group family caregivers don’t have to be responsible for every errand, meal or job. STC is a model that shows ordinary people (friends, relatives, neighbors., co-workers and acquaintances) how to create a “care giving family” to help someone. The Health and Wellness Ministry is prepared to assist those parishioners who are in need of help at SMM and the community at large in starting a STC group. To start the process a family member or friend calls the parish at 715-258-2088 and we will put you in contact with the appropriate person who will in turn schedule a meeting time.
Blood Pressures—Blood pressures will be taken the first weekend of the month, Saturday after the 4:30 pm Mass and Sunday, after the 9:30 am Mass. Everyone should know their blood pressure…Please know your numbers!
Education—Check out the TV monitor and the table below the monitor for educational material. It will change monthly. October is breast cancer awareness month. It is also the month to focus on the flu and pneumonia vaccine. November will focus on Diabetes and family care giving (“Share the Care”). December will concentrate on depression and suicide prevention. January is healthy weight month, UGH THOSE NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS! February is women’s heart issues. March is the “kick butt” month. The April focus will be adult and child immunizations.