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
Originating in China over 8,000 years ago, peaches are known to be both nutritious and delicious. They are packed with vitamins and minerals, as well as antioxidants which protect the body from aging and diseases such as cancer. In addition, the fiber in peaches helps with digestion and overall intestinal health.
Recent research has shown that other compounds in peaches may help prevent heart disease by lowering blood pressure, lowering triglyceride and cholesterol levels, boosting the immune system, and may even prevent high blood sugar levels.
Peaches are available in raw or canned form and can be eaten in a variety of ways – raw, baked, grilled, sautéed, or mixed into a variety of dishes and desserts. They come in a variety of flavors from sweet to tart. Once picked, they continue to ripen for about a week. Once ripened, peaches can be frozen for later use when it is no longer peach season. So be sure to make peaches part of your healthy diet all year round!
Other Healthy Information From Around The Community
“Put Myths About Sleep to Bed” – A senior wellness presentation is being offered on Tuesday, 8/20 from 6 – 8 pm at the WellStar East Cobb Health Park, 3747 Roswell Road. Learn about age related sleep issues and how to manage them. Cost of $10 includes dinner, presentation and free gift. Space is limited so call 770-956-7827 to register.
Blood supplies are always running low after the summer. Please consider sharing the gift of life with those in need by donating at next Sunday’s blood drive in La Salette Hall. Our Knights of Columbus will be in the narthex this weekend for advance appointment sign-ups or you may go to La Salette Hall anytime next Sunday from 8-2.
Please help those who cannot attend church on a weekly basis!
Our Extraordinary Ministers to the Sick and Homebound Ministry is in URGENT need of help! If you are an EM or would like to become one to help bring St. Ann to our homebound in facilities or in their homes, please contact Pastoral Care at extension 6019. Schedules run in three-week cycles, so the commitment is not every week. Please consider helping!
Your old eyeglasses may give sight to others! Our La Salette Mission Club collects old, unused eyeglasses to help those in need. Drop off unused eyeglasses at Pastoral Care in the Parish Office.
WellStar is offering FREE screening mammograms if you are over 40, have not had one in over a year, and have no mammogram health insurance coverage. Contact Linda Walsh at x6019 for a free voucher.