Christ Church Health Ministry

“Healthy People …Healthy Church…

Healthy Society”

Episcopal priests Rev. Gordan Chastin and Rev. Richard Winter

The Christ Episcopal Church (CEC) Health and Wellness Ministry was launched in November of 2019, with the goal of promoting health and wellness among the individuals and families of Christ Episcopal Church.

Our aim is to offer many opportunities to focus on living a healthier lifestyle, as well as learning about general wellness and disease prevention, and these things are achieved through online gatherings, educational seminars, and group workshops. Some of the topics that we have, and plan to, address include: living with chronic illness such as diabetes or heart disease, exercise regimens, pathways to healthier nutrition, and maintaining mental health care during uncertain times.

Other disease prevention and health activities also include monthly blood pressure screenings and an open invitation for all to join our casual walking and exercise group, which meets on the weekends.

In addition to those events and gatherings, Christ Church - in partnership with the Howard County General Hospital Community outreach program Journey to Better Health - currently offers monthly COVID-19 testing and screening events during this critical time in our history.

If you are interested in volunteering to assist the CEC Health and Wellness Ministry, have questions that you'd like to ask, or have any suggestions for future topics, please contact Pauline K-Martin, PhD, MPH, RN or Diane Phillips Laguerre, RN,CCM

Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.

3 John 1:2

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Be Prepared

TO STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY IN WINTER

Winter storms and cold temperatures can be dangerous. Stay safe and healthy by planning ahead. Prepare your home and cars. Prepare for power outages and outdoor activity. Check on older adults.

Although winter comes as no surprise, many of us may not be ready for its arrival. If you are prepared for the hazards of winter, you are more likely to stay safe and healthy when temperatures start to fall.

Take These Steps for Your Home

Staying inside is no guarantee of safety. Take these steps to keep your home safe and warm during the winter months.

  • Winterize your home.

    • Install weather stripping, insulation, and storm windows.

    • Insulate water lines that run along exterior walls.

    • Clean out gutters and repair roof leaks.

  • Check your heating systems.

    • Have your heating system serviced professionally to make sure that it is clean, working properly, and ventilated to the outside.

    • Inspect and clean fireplaces and chimneys.

    • Ifyou do not have a working smoke detector, install one. Test batteries monthly and replace them twice a year.

    • Have a safe alternate heating source and alternate fuels available.

    • Prevent carbon monoxide (CO) emergencies.

      • Install a CO detector to alert you of the presence of the deadly, odorless, colorless gas. Check batteries when you change your clocks in the fall and spring.

      • Learn symptoms of CO poisoning: headache, dizziness, weakness, upset stomach, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion.

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