The Parish Nurse is a liaison between the individual and their family, parish, and medical health system, promoting both physical and spiritual health care, and assisting with active health care issues. Care is given to balance faith, knowledge, and skills to help the individual reach an optimum sense of well-being. The Parish Nurse does not provide physical nursing care but instead works to assure that the medical and spiritual needs of parishioners are met through the gifts we each receive from the Holy Spirit. The Parish Nurse functions through the following seven roles: health educator, health counselor, referral agent, health advocate, facilitator of volunteers, developer of support groups, and integrator of faith and healing of mind, body and soul. If you would like to contact the Parish Nurse, please use the information provided below.
Linda M. Walsh, RN, BSN
National Medication Take Back Day - April 28
The National Medication Take Back Day event allows Americans the opportunity to prevent drug addition, overdose deaths, accidental poisoning, and stop the improper use of prescription medications. Unfortunately, the majority of the misused or abused medications come from the home medicine cabinets of family and friends. Please take part in preventing this national crisis by disposing of no longer needed or expired medication on Saturday, April 28th from 10 am until 2 pm at WellStar East Cobb Health Park. No questions asked, no forms needed, no ID required. For other information on how to properly dispose of medications go to: https://takebackday.dea.gov.
Other Healthy Information From Around The Community
It’s All in Your Head - a Speaking About Wellness for Women HEALTH EXTRA will be held on Tuesday, 4/24 at WellStar East Cobb Health Park from 6 – 8 pm. This program will provide information about the symptoms and treatment for migraine headaches. RSVP at 770-956-7827. This is a FREE event.
Caregiver Support Group offering a Virtual Dementia Tour for families and friends of those living with dementia. Learn more about dementia and how your loved one perceives the world around them on Tuesday, 4/24 from 2- 3 pm. Please RSVP by 5/23 to Ginger King at Addington Place at the Mills, 550 Barrington Dr, Roswell, 770-312-9056.
The Georgia Division of Family and Children’s Services is reaching out to faith based communities with the belief that it takes a community to support families in need. Please consider helping the over 14,000 children and families involved in foster care. Learn how you can become a foster parent or how you can support foster, adoptive, and relative caregivers by going to www.FosterGeorgia.com or calling 1-877-210-KIDS (5437).