Parish Health Ministry

Resources from Episcopal Retirement Services

Dear Friends of Parish Health Ministry (PHM),

As we mark the halfway point in 2020, we hope you are well. The Covid-19 crisis continues to present extra challenges in dealing with life’s issues. We hope you will find the following resources helpful:

Free Dementia Webinar with Teepa Snow

On Monday, August 31 from 7 – 8:30 pm, Faith Community United Methodist Church will host a live Zoom webinar with Teepa Snow called Dementia ~ Caring for Loved Ones During a Pandemic. This webinar is FREE but you must register prior to the event to receive a Zoom login code. Click here for more information.

Our Family Our Way – Caregiving Research Study Seeks Families

Do you provide help to an older family member? Or are you an older adult who needs some help from family members? If so, you’re part of a caregiving family.

Providing and accepting help can be tough in the best of times, but it’s even more challenging now. Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University is looking for caregiving families to help test an online communication and care coordination resource designed to help families talk and make decisions about caregiving. Click here for more information.

Coping with the Covid19 Pandemic

Dealing with the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to be stressful for many people. Laughter is known to be good medicine to help cope with anxiety. Click here to read an article from the Mayo Clinic with ideas on how laughter can be just what we need to improve our well-being during difficult times.

Finding Purpose through Mentorship

The Refresh Your Soul Conference keynote speaker, John O’Leary, writes a blog called Monday Motivations. In his recent post he shares “how mentorship may be a key way to find purpose, especially during difficult seasons such as the pandemic.” Click here to read.

Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS)

Catch up on how things are going at Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) by listening to ERS Linkage Podcasts. See how we are Living Well into the Future during this challenging time we call Covid-19. In episode 11, Let your Garden Grow, we hear from residents Vivian Kline at Marjorie P. Lee and ML Gorman at Dudley Square. Laura Lamb, President and CEO, also shares her thoughts. Click here to listen.

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