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
On October 29, from 7:30-10:30am at Grace Lutheran Church in LaGrange, members of First Congregational Church are invited to take advantage of our preventive health screening. The screening includes a set of comprehensive lab tests offered at greatly reduced prices. Appointments are required and members can register in advance by contacting our Parish Nurse for a Basic Blood test and any of the additional tests below:
- Basic Blood Test – includes complete blood count, lipid panel, blood sugar and chemistry panel
- Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) – for males older than 45 years of age
- Thyroid Function – T3, T4, TSH
- At-Home ColoCare Kit
- C-Reactive Protein (Cardio CRP)
- Vitamin D3
Also included are height, weight and blood pressure measurement. Doctor’s order is not required, and participants receive the results in a confidential health counseling session with the faith community nurse.
To learn more or to make an appointment, call Deb at ext. 218 or email her .
Annual Flu Shot Clinics
Flu Shots will be administered from 8:30am-12pm on Sunday, October 2, 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 email@example.com 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.
Caregiver Support Group
A caregiver support group meets the second Monday of each month at 1:30pm-3:00pm in the Seim Room. All are welcome.