First United Methodist
Church of Gilford

We are a church of Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Open Doors

Mosquitoes, Tick, and Sun, OH MY!

Yes, it’s that time of year. We are out and about and so are the bugs. Here is some information to keep you safe this summer from not only the bugs but the sun as well.

Pesky Mosquitoes

Weather during the summer can be very hot and sticky, with sometimes a repetitive weather pattern of moisture with few drying out periods between showers which can lead to the breeding of mosquitoes in record numbers. Most of them are harmless, except for causing itchiness but some do carry diseases. Time to protect yourself! Avoid the outdoors at dawn and at dusk and stay away from areas of standing water. Better yet, eliminate those areas of standing water. And remember to use mosquito repellent.

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 (paid or unpaid) please fill out this brief survey.
A caregiver is a family member or paid helper who regularly looks after a child or a sick, elderly, or disabled person.
Yes No
  Do you feel you have the sufficient caregiving skills you need to provide care?
Are you receiving enough:
  Emotional support?
  Financial support?
  Other help you might need? ______________________________________________.
  Would you be interested in attending a FREE caregiver workshop called Powerful Tools for Caregivers?
Caregiving Resident of

Winnipesaukee Public Health Council represents a wide variety of agencies in your community and is gathering this information on caregivers so that we may support you in your time of need.
(Optional)Name_________________________________ phone #_____________________


For more information on caregiver services & support in our community please call

528-6945 at Service Link Or if you would rather take this survey online,
please visit

For more caregiving information go to


Service Link

67 Water Street Suite 105

Laconia NH 03246

Striving for a Healthy Lifestyle

All workshops start at Noon in the Wesley Woods Community Room
Lunch will be served. Please RSVP Stace at (603) 528-2555.
Oct 1st: The Time is Now to Change Your Life - The Time is Now To Change Your Life-It is never too late to make a difference in your health and the health of your family. It is so much easier to prevent chronic disease and a decreased expression of health than it is to overcome it. Join us to learn what the real cause of disease is and how to prevent it!
Oct 8th: Thriving with Lyme Disease - Everyone has their own experience with Lyme Disease and the symptoms that appear. This workshop will teach you about Lyme Disease and how important it is to thrive with it rather than suffer from it.
Oct 15th : Protein, Fats & Carbs – What does it all mean? There are so many fad diets out there, but it is as simple as these three components. This workshop will help you look at the way you eat and make sure you are eating optimally for what your body really needs.
Oct 22nd: Setting Goals for Lasting Lifestyle Changes - Setting Goals for Lasting Lifestyle Change - Learn a fun and easy way to set and achieve short term and long term goals. Discover what you really want out of life and how to go for it!
Oct 29th: Immune Boosting for Winter - Winter in New Hampshire can be very challenging, but this workshop will help you learn the importance of a healthy immune system and ways to help you strive for health throughout the New England winter.

Visitation and Other thoughts

We are continuing with visitations. If you would like to join us in visiting those who are unable to get out, we would love for you to join us. Please let Kathy Smith know. As part of our visitations we would like anyone in church who does visit someone to let us know who and when so that we can make sure that no one is falling through the cracks. You can send an email to or call 524-1330 (the health ministry’s line) to keep Kathy informed.

Remember to stay well and be safe now that summer is coming.

Watch for new programs coming soon.

Model for Healthy Living

   Over the past month or so there has been an insert in the bulletin concerning one as- pect of life revolving around a Model for Healthy Living. On the bulletin board in the Fellow- ship Hall there is the Model for Healthy Living wheel. If you would like a copy that you missed of any of the inserts, let Kathy Smith know. Now it's time to put all this information to work.
    When you've explored each component and thought through your own life, think about your wellness vision. What is your long-term goal for your health? Perhaps you want to be able to play with your grandchildren, or want to have more energy. Maybe you want to enjoy life more. This vision is a helpful guide as you set wellness goals that will move you closer to achieving your wellness vision.
    What areas of the Model of Healthy Living would you like to improve? You may feel strong in certain areas and weak in others. You may not know how to move forward in one area while you feel as though you've mastered another. No matter where you are, there is always room for improvement. It doesn't have to be something huge. Our health wellness is in a constant state of change. Use goal-setting as a way to make that change a positive one.
Creating your Wellness Vision

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