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.
Episcopal Retirement Services
Dear Friends of Parish Health Ministry,
Information and tickets to the Refresh Your Soul Conference on Promoting Healthy Living are now available online at  As many of you know, this conference is the primary fundraiser for Parish Health Ministry. We greatly appreciate your support and hope you will join us!  Please spread the word to your family, friends and coworkers. Tickets can make great Christmas gifts. Best wishes to you and your family for a wonderful, peace-filled Thanksgiving and Christmas filled with joy and love.
Jeanne Palcic, MGS, RN
Healthy Thoughts' Article on Anosognosia
When someone is not aware, appears to be in denial, or just cannot accept the fact they have a mental disorder, it can be a very difficult situation for all involved. The individual may not just be stubborn or “in denial” but actually experiencing a mental illness and unable to think clearly. Click here to view this Healthy Thoughts' article on anosognosia. Please feel free to use it in your next bulletin, newsletter or share with a friend.

For more information or to request the full binder of Healthy Thoughts’ articles to use at your church or community, contact your ERS Parish Health Ministry Coordinator.
Success Story
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church (Columbus) holds workshop on
Normal vs. Not Normal Aging with Dementia

The Health Ministry chairpersons at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Columbus (Janet McNaughton and Rae Fellows) wanted to offer information on dementia, a topic that affects many people. On October 10th their team hosted a presentation on Normal vs. Not Normal Aging with Teresa Youngstrom, owner of A Better Approach to Memory Care in partnership with ERS Parish Health Ministry.   Read on ...
Parish Health Ministry Featured Program:  Yellow Dot
Yellow Dot is a program offered by ERS Parish Health Ministry to help first responders (paramedics) obtain vital medical information in the event of an automobile accident. Read on…
Positive Aging Resource
Tips for Improving Your Listening Experience
Many people with hearing loss believe their communication problems are just because of poor hearing. However, there are other factors that can cause a breakdown in communication. Read on...
Spiritual Corner
The Challenges of Aging and Skills to Learn by Lissa Barker
Lissa Barker is a co-lead for the Health Ministry at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Dublin, Ohio. Click here to read her wellness article on the challenges one faces through aging and what she has learned through Scott Stoner, the creator of Living Compass.
Educational Opportunities
Click here to visit the Parish Health Ministry website for details on upcoming educational opportunities.
ERS Parish Health Ministry
3870 Virginia Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45227
PHM Coordinators:
Jeanne Palcic at
Cindy Hamad at
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