Health and Wellness

Mental Health First Aid Information Presentation - Tom Sussman

Sunday, August 9
11:15 a.m.
Room 212

Whether you know it or not, chances are you know someone with a mental illness. Mental illness is a brain dysfunction that leads to suffering, change in behavior, and reduced function. One in four adults suffer from a mild to a serious mental illness every year, ie: depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, bi-polar, schizophrenia, etc. Sixty per-cent do not seek treatment. Half of lifetime causes of mental illnesses begin by age 14, and three quarters by age 24. In spite of the recent publicity, mentally ill people are more dangerous to themselves than others.

Mental Illness First Aid is an evidenced based training program for anyone who wants to learn the basics of how to identify and help someone developing mental health problems, addictions, and/or experiencing a mental health crisis. It is a free program offered to residents of Downers Grove through the Community Memorial Foundation located in Hinsdale. Come and learn about the goals of the program and how you might benefit from learning how to identify and assist someone suffering from a mental health problem. If there is enough interest we can sponsor a free training program to help us and the community better respond to mental health issues.

Location: 
Room 212
Date: 
Sunday, August 9, 2015 - 11:15am

Parents Together - Health and Wellness Program

Sunday, August 2 at 10:00 a.m.
Library (Room 116)

Come and share your joys and frustrations around age appropriate tasks for your children. One parent said they never knew it would be so much work to train their child to do their tasks. Raising responsible children is hard work. Led by Carol Lysne

Location: 
Library
Date: 
Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 10:00am

A Community Conversation Around Mental Illness

Sunday, May 31
11:00 a.m.
Room 213

You are invited to participate in an information gathering discussion around mental illness and its impact upon families, the workplace, community and the justice system in DuPage County. Led by Rachel Brooks Community Organizer for DuPage United. Sponsored by the Health and Wellness Work Area.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 11:00am

Health and Wellness Monthly Luncheons

Sunday, May 3
Noon
Fellowship Hall

Stroke Prevention and the Mighty Ted

Ted Waltmire, a member of our Chancel Choir, shares his before and after stroke journey. Learn what Ted learned about stroke and his hopes for your health and well-being.

  • Every 40 seconds someone in America has a stroke for a total of 795,000 people every year.
  • Stroke is the leading cause of long term disability in the U.S.
  • Stroke is the number 4 cause of death in the U.S.
  • Learn your risk factors, preventive measures and symptoms of a stroke (How to act FAST).

Blood Pressure Screening Available.

Registration is required. Please RSVP to Sheila at dgfumc@dgfumc.org, stop by the church office or call at 630.968.7120.

Sponsored by the Health and Wellness Work Area.

Location: 
Fellowship Hall
Date: 
Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 12:00pm

Parents Together - Health and Wellness Program

First Sunday of the month
9:30 a.m.
Library

Parents Together is a once a month drop-in discussion group for parents of young children where parents can share their joys and frustrations as they compare notes on what does and does not work for them. Keep your sanity and sense of humor with  a new topic for discussion each month. Facilitated by Carol Lysne.

Upcoming Topics:
May 3 - What do you like about being a parent? What don’t you like?
June 7 - What behaviors does your child use to communicate with you?

Check back for future topics!

Sponsored by the Health and Wellness Work Area. 

Location: 
Library
Date: 
Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 9:30am

Caring Connections Ministry

The Caring Connections Ministry of the Health and Wellness Work Area continues to care for our church family; from our newest members with delivery of a basket filled with many special items, to the infirm or homebound with visits delivering prayer shawls, food, or flowers. If you know of any members that might benefit from any of the caring connections services or are interested in being a part of the Easter flower delivery and visits, please leave a message for Pastor Greta (630.968.7120).

Affordable Care Act Assistance

Wondering about the new Affordable Care Act (ACA)? On Tuesday, March 4 in Fellowship Hall from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. DuPage Pads Assisters and Navigators will be available to help you learn about benefits you may be eligible for under the new health care law.

Open enrollment for ACA is available through March 31, 2014.

No appointment necessary.

Location: 
Fellowship Hall
Date: 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 4:00pm

Sweet Tomatoes Fun-raiser!!

Come out and support our Youth Group!

Take your family to dinner to Sweet Tomatoes  in Lombard on December 12 and 15% will go towards our Choir Tour and Mission Trips!

You must bring a flyer with you to the restaurant.

Flyers are available in the church office!

Location: 
Sweet Tomatoes Restaurant, 2820 Highland Ave. Lombard, IL 60148
Date: 
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 5:00pm

Healthy Eating/Healthy Living

Join us for a Potluck on Sunday, November 3rd at Noon in the Chapel Hall. Bring a healthy dish to pass along with the recipe. We will put together the collection of recipes to share. There will be a short presentation by a registered dietician around nutrition and healthy eating.

Location: 
Chapel Hall
Date: 
Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 12:00pm

Infant Massage Class for Parents

Do you have a baby 4 months old or younger? Would you like to learn some very gentle massage techniques that will help your baby feel relaxed, secure, and in close connection with you?

The Health and Wellness Ministry Area is sponsoring an Infant Massage class for parents from 4:00-5:00 on Sunday afternoons this summer (June 23, 30, July 7, and 14). Anne Whiting of the Loving Touch infant massage organization will be the leader. Each of the four sessions builds on the other, so it is ideal, but not required, to attend them all.

In order to know if we have enough interest to hold the class, please leave word with Pastor Greta at the church office if you are interested. Parents from outside of our congregation are welcome to attend. A donation will be received for the class; suggested donation is $10 per class, or $30 for all four classes.

Location: 
DGFUMC
Date: 
Sunday, June 23, 2013 - 4:00pm

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