Health Ministries

February 9th, 2012

Parish Nurse

Our Parish nurse, Louise Nesdahl, is a Registered Nurse with specialized training and education to promote health, wellness and spiritual care for the whole person over a lifetime. As part of our ministry team, Louise regularly visits parishioners to discussion health issues, provides health information and refers people to community resources, and coordinates volunteers and programs for health promotion. Louise also offers blood pressure checks after worship on some Sundays. To make an appointment with Louise, contact the church office at 457-6661 or email Louise at ParishNurse@salemluth.org.

Hospitalization

If you are experiencing health or life challenges or know someone who is, please call the church office at 651 457-6661. We would like to support you with prayer and with presence. Hospitals no longer notify churches when their members are admitted.

Care Team Ministry

This  ministry “does for a friend what a friend would do.” Care Team Ministry responds, free of charge, to the non-medical “quality of life” needs of individuals and families of all ages not routinely fulfilled by existing social services programs. Volunteers are matched with Care Partners who may do a broad range of activities together from phone visits to providing transportation to appointments, depending on needs and abilities. God calls us to be in relationship with one another. If you are feeling called to serve, please contact Care Team Leader and Parish Nurse, Louise Nesdahl at 651-457-6661.

The Gathering

The Gathering ministry provides a safe and enjoyable environment for those who are experiencing early- or mid-stage stage memory loss and gives respite to caregivers who desire a break. Participants enjoy a morning of activities, followed by a nutritious lunch During the afternoon participants are involved in another series of stimulating activities and socializing. Each Gathering accommodates a maximum of 8 participants. The Gathering is coordinated by Lyngblomsten and implemented by a consortium of volunteers from area churches. The Gathering meets at Salem on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 10 am – 3 pm. For more information on The Gathering, contact Louise Nesdahl at 457-6661 or visit the Lyngblomsten web site: The Gathering

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