Through a unique arrangement with Advocate Health Care, we are pleased to offer our members a Health Ministry Program led by our Parish Nurse, Deb Stankiewicz, MS, RN.
Our parish nurse supports the holistic health of our members by helping them to see the link between faith and health all through the following activities: personal health counseling, health education, health screenings, referral to medical practitioners and resources, and the facilitation of support groups.
For more information about any of our Health Ministry program offerings, contact Deb Stankiewicz at ext. 218 or via email at Debbie@wscongo.org.
Some of the offerings of our Health Ministry program are outlined below.
Annual Congregational Health Screening
Saturday, October 28 in Plymouth Hall from 7:30am – 10:30am.
Pre-registration is Required*
Sponsored by Deb Stankiewicz, Faith Community Nurse, MS, RN-BC, HTCP. To Register: Call Deb at 708-246-1900 ext. 218. The Basic Blood Test includes complete blood count, lipid panel, blood sugar, and chemistry panel – $52
When you register for the Basic Blood Test, you may add any of the following:
- Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) for males >45 – $40
- Thyroid Function (T3, T4, TSH) – $40
- C-Reactive Protein (Cardio CRP) – $40
- Vitamin D Level – $45
- ColoCare – take-home kit to test for blood in the stool – $6
Height, weight, and blood pressure is included along with a follow-up appointment with Deb Stankiewicz to discuss results (All results are confidential and you will receive a written report to share with your physician.)
*All participants must have Basic Blood Test
Annual Flu Shot Clinics
Flu Shots will be administered from 8:30am-12pm on Sunday, October 1, in Plymouth Hall for a cost of $20 each. Appointments are not necessary but suggested. Checks and Medicare accepted. (Please present card for verification of coverage.)
Medical Equipment Lending Closet
Members can borrow medical equipment for temporary use through the medical lending closet. Such things as walkers, canes, commodes and bath benches are available.
If you need help getting to and from church, Deb is happy to make arrangements for you. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 218.
Tai Chi Classes
Stay healthy and fit by participating in one of our weekly Tai Chi or exercise classes offered at the church (on the second floor of the Education Building). Tai Chi Classes are offered at no charge on Tuesday mornings from 9:30-10:30 in the Seim Room. Contact Deb Stankiewicz at ext. 218 for more information.
Called to Care
Support group that meets the 3rd Thursday of every month from 7pm-8:15pm.