Health Ministry

Health Ministry

The mission of the St. Jane Frances de Chantal Health Ministry is to extend the healing mission of Jesus Christ to all members of the parish community.  It is our goal to help improve the health of our parishioners by

ocusing on health education, wellness and prevention.

Our ministry includes all health professionals and lay volunteers who care for the health needs of parish members by organizing blood drives, blood pressure screenings, and educational seminars.  The team meets periodically to plan and conduct events.  If you are interwested in joining this ministry, please contact the church office:  586-977-8080.

Upcoming Events:

Blood Pressure Screenings in 2018: 
November 17-18
December 8-9

Blood Pressuse Screenings in 2019:
January 19-20
February 16-17
March 16-17
April 6-7
May 18-19

HOPE Dementia Series
Saturday, November 3, 2018 (9-11:30am)
Caregiver Burnout and Building a Care Team

Saturday, January 5, 2019 (9-11:30am)
Understanding Dementia Related Behavior

Saturday, February 2, 2019 (9-11:30am)
Safety Concerns and LIving Options

Saturday, March 2, 2019 (9-11:30am)
Quality Interaction and Music Therapy with Dementia

If you are interested in becoming involved in this ministry, we are holding a Health Ministry Meeting on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 6:30pm.  Please join us!

Unused Prescription and OTC Medications, Unused Wound Care Products Collection November 3-18, 2018

Do you have unused medications or wound care dressings in your home??
The Health Ministry at St. Jane Frances will be collecting prescriptions and over the counter medications (OTC) as well as wound care products (dressings, tape, ace bandages, etc.) again. They will be taken to the Soup Kitchento the pharmacist there who asits with the needs of the less fortunate.  Please bring your unused medications nad wound care products to the church office any time during the above dates.

Rules for medication drop off:
1.  Original prescription bottles with labels intact.  We must be able to read the drug name, dosage, date and pharmacy that dispensed the prescription.  Please block out your name before bringing the bottles to church.
2.  Expired dtes on labels are accepted.  The pharmacist will determine if is is still usable.
3.  Unused over the counter (OTC) medicines are also accepted.
4.  NO LIQUIDS.
5.  NO NARCOTICS OR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.  Controlled substances are ethose with the potential for pswychological or phsycial dependence.  Examples include:  narcotic painkillers such as Morphine, Vicodin, Oxycontin, Demeral, Tylenol III with codeine; antidepressants, and ADHD drugs such as Ritalin.

Rules for wound care products drop off:
1.  Original packages, unopened if packaged as sterile.
2.  No liquids or ointments.

Your contributions will be greatly appreciated!  May God bless you with good health!

 

 

Debbie Mazur
 

Christian Service & Adult Formation Coordinator 

(586) 977-8080, ext. 107
email:  djmazursjfparish@gmail.com

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