Myers’ Health Cabinet

Healthy Together: Body, Mind, & Soul
 
The Myers Health Cabinet has several great opportunities in 2019! Make plans to participate in these events as we seek to live healthy lives ~ Body, Mind & Soul ~ in 2020.
 
 
Say to him: ‘Long life to you! Good health to you and your household! And good health to all that is yours!’
 
1 Samuel 25:6
As we all know, these are unprecedented times and we are all being asked to develop a ‘new normal’ in so many aspects of our lives. I just wanted to give a few suggestions on how to maintain our mental and physical health while we are all maintaining our ‘social distancing’:
  • Keep some structure in your day. Structure gives us boundaries and purpose in getting through the day. This also means to keep a normal sleep schedule that you had previously (parents don’t let your kids sleep until noon!)
  • Get outside! The vitamin D we get from the sun, in addition to fresh air will boost our immune systems
  • Find a new hobby – could be something artsy, a new daily devotion, exercise, etc.
  • Enjoy the stillness – take time to sit and meditate for 10-15 minutes (put this into your daily schedule). You’ll be amazed at the cleansing effect this has against anxiety on your mind
  • Keep moving – fit at least 15 minutes of exercise into your daily structure. This will vary based on your age and general health status, but get up and move around.
  • Social distancing does NOT mean spiritual distancing. Find ways to stay involved with your church family, other brothers and sisters in Christ, and those in need of help.
Health and blessings from your health cabinet!
Allison Evanoff
Emotional Wellness Seminar

Navigating the Path to Emotional Wellness is an online webinar presented by the Gastonia Parish Nurse Ministry. Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, we have decided to move this event online to allow participants to attend virtually. Each Session will be available for viewing online via Livestream at www.fpcgastonia.org and on Facebook and YouTube.

Sessions are led by health professionals chosen for their expertise in their respective field, and will cover a wide range of topics relating to mental and emotional wellness. You are invited to tune in to as many sessions as you like, based on interest in the topic and availability.

 

The Hope4NC Helpline (1-855-587-3463) connects North Carolinians to additional mental health and resilience supports that help them cope and build resilience during times of crisis. As part of the state’s recent hurricane recovery efforts it served over 4,400 people in the most impacted counties, and now it is being made available to everyone in North Carolina’s 100 counties during the COVID-19 crisis. This initiative is in partnership with all seven of the state’s LME/MCOs and REAL Crisis Intervention Inc. in Greenville. Hope4NC is now available 24 hours per day, seven days a week to speak to a live person.

 

Thursday, May 14

3p to 8p
 
Must PreRegister!
Are you wanting to do something to help amidst this pandemic? The need for blood is crucial as many large blood drives have had to be canceled. The Health Cabinet is hosting a blood drive with One Blood on Thursday, May 14 from 3-8 pm. Look for the big red bus on the New Hope Road side near the prayer room.
 
You MUST have an appointment, walk ins cannot be allowed. You must be at least 17 (16 year olds can donate but must have parental permission) and 110 pounds. If you have chronic medical problems and stable on medications, you can donate. If you are a cancer survivor and not currently on treatment, you can donate. Donors will be screened for illness, travel history and medical conditions at the time of the appointment. 
 
All donors will receive a FREE OneBlood T-Shirt and a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening!
Here is the sign up link: you MUST preregister – no drop ins!
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Winter Session of Whole30
 

AED

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Bob McCullen, MD
 
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Contributed by Lou Foltz
 
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Total Knee Replacement

Dr. Bob McCullen, Myers Health Cabinet Member
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