Dear Friends of Parish Health Ministry, We began this year with a successful Refresh Your Soul Conference on Positive Aging. Thanks to everyone that attended, volunteered and sponsored the event.
 
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Dear Friends of Parish Health Ministry,
 
I hope you are enjoying your summer. I am looking forward to a trip to Italy to meet my newest  grandchild. While God is blessing me with another grandbaby, He is also blessing Parish Health Ministry with many opportunities to serve. We are currently working on the following:  Read on... 
 
Blessings,
Jeanne Palcic MGS, RN,
Director, ERS Parish Health Ministry
 
Kindness Quotes and Holy Humor
 
Couldn’t we all use a bit more kindness and humor in our lives? This program, which comes on a CD, is free to PHM partners. It offers a number of meaningful quotes and humorous brief stories presented in colorful and creative ways. Read on…
 
Healthy Thoughts – Spirituality and Mental Health
(included for use at your church or organization)
 
For many years spirituality and religion were not integrated in the treatment plan of those living with mental illness. Today, many psychologists are beginning to recog­nize the important role spirituality plays in the lives of their patients and their healing journeys. Click here to view a Healthy Thoughts article on Spirituality and Mental Health you can use in your next bulletin or newsletter.

For more information or to request the full binder of Healthy Thoughts articles to use in your church or community, contact your PHM Coordinator: 
Jeanne Palcic at jpalcic@erslife.org
Cindy Hamad at chamad@erslife.org
 
Living Agelessly
By Richard P. Johnson, PhD
 
How can you live your later life as a journey of faith like no other stage? How is it that you can meet a person of 94 years and see a striking youth-like quality; while perhaps on the same day, meet a person of 49 years and therein see only what can be captured in the word “old”. Read on….
 
Anti-Aging Potion - Is It Really in a Bottle?
The secret to staying young is probably not found in a bottle of anti-aging potion. It may well lie in our ability to change and probably doesn’t cost a lot of money. Read on...
 
Positive Aging Resource
3 Ways to Check on Mom’s Driving Abilities
this July 4th Weekend

By Matt Gurwell, Founder of Keeping Us Safe, LLC
 
 
Going home for the holidays has layers of significance for adult children, particularly those who live out of town. It remains a time of togetherness and love, but it can also be a great opportunity to observe your parents to determine if their physical and cognitive skills are still sufficient for safe driving. Read on…
 
Other Resources 
 
Crisis Text Line
Do you, or someone you know, need help coping with a stressful situation? It is now possible to reach out by text and communicate with a crisis counselor. Read on…
 
 
Eldercare Locator
 Eldercare Locator connects aging individuals and families to trustworthy services. Read on…
 
Educational Opportunities
 
National Health Ministries Association Conference
Save the Date!
The 29th Annual Health Ministries Association Annual Meeting and Conference is on September 7-10, 2018 at the St. Elizabeth Training and Educational Center in Erlanger, KY. The theme this year is The Sacred Practice of Caring: Partnering for a Healthy, Hopeful Future. The conference will provide an extraordinary learning opportunity and cover a wide range of topics that appeal to a variety of interests. Click here for more information.
 
Additional Educational Opportunities
Click here to visit the Parish Health Ministry website for additional educational opportunities page.
 
 
ERS Parish Health Ministry
3870 Virginia Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45227
513-979-2238
1-800-835-5768
 
PHM Coordinators:
Jeanne Palcic at jpalcic@erslife.org
Cindy Hamad at chamad@erslife.org
 
 
Parish Health Ministry
3870 Virginia Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45227
jpalcic@erslife.org
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