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Health and Wellness Ministry
Committee Chairs

Nancy Schoener (Parish Nurse / Educator)

Social Ministry
Nancy Schoener, our Parish Nurse/Deacon is a Diakonia graduate and Nurse Practitioner whose ministry focuses on Health and Wellness. This is a comprehensive ministry that includes making calls and visits to those in need of mind, body and/or spiritual healing, providing health education, and assisting with healing services.
Here are some suggestions for your health right now:
As you prepare meals for your family, keep them safe from food-related illness. Wash hands and working surfaces often. Avoid cross-contamination by keeping raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs away from ready-to-eat foods and eating surfaces. Cook foods to the proper temperature. Refrigerate promptly. Don’t leave perishable foods out for more than 2 hours.
Whether you're traveling across town or around the world, help ensure your trip is safe. Don't drink and drive, and don't let someone else drink and drive. Wear a seat belt every time you drive or ride in a motor vehicle. Always buckle your child in the car using a child safety seat or seat belt.
Avoid smoking and breathing other people's smoke. If you smoke, quit today! Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or talk to your health care provider for help.
Exams and screenings can help find problems early, when the chances for cure are better. Vaccinations help prevent diseases and save lives. Visit your health care provider for a yearly exam. Ask what vaccinations and tests you should get based on your age, lifestyle, travel plans, medical history, and family health history.
Keep a watchful eye on your kids when they're eating and playing. Keep potentially dangerous toys, food, drinks, household items, choking hazards and other objects out of kids' reach. Learn how to provide early treatment for children who are choking. Make sure toys are used properly.
Keep candles away from children, pets, walkways, trees and curtains. Never leave fireplaces, stoves, or candles unattended. Don't use generators, grills, or other gasoline or charcoal-burning devices inside your home or garage. Install a smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector in your home. Test them once a month, and replace batteries twice a year.