Happy New Year from Parish Nurses

parish nurse ministries of Berskshire CountyAnother year has passed and we hope 2016 will be a happy one for everyone. Made your New Year’s Resolution yet? Well, we have a few ideas that we hope you may keep.

This is the start of a New Year, A Healthier Year, so make some Healthy Resolutions for 2016 that include:

Making an appointment for your Annual Physical Exam, (this includes children and keeping their immunizations up to date),

  • Eye Exam,
  • Gynecological Exam with Pap smear,
  • Mammogram and Colonoscopy if applicable,
  • and prostrate exams for men.

Many use their birth month for these appointments to make it easier to remember each year—make this a 2016 priority!

Regular exercise and healthier eating can help promote optimum health. Always consult your physician if you have any health problems or concerns.

Remember, we are available to take blood pressures, visit homebound or answer any health question you may have. We are also looking for suggestions for health programs to present or any services that may be helpful. Please call the parish office (447-7510) with any ideas, which will be forwarded to us.

Remember to get your flu shot(s) – there are many free flu shot clinics-consult the Berkshire Eagle for times and places.

Remember to be Vigilant with Precautions, Especially Hand Washing. If you think you may have a cold or flu symptoms just give a wave instead of a handshake at the Sign of Peace.

Cough into your sleeve of your elbow instead of your hands.

If you are sick, Stay Home and Get Well.