First United Methodist
Church of Gilford

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

Don't Get Bit

From the Parish Nurse:

Weather during the month of August 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.

The Parish Nurse will be available to monitor your blood pressure and assist you with any health concerns at between and.

Spark Your Dorment Brain Cells

From the Parish Nurse:

The saying "What you don't use, you lose" has a direct meaning for each and everyone of us. Repetitive, routine actions and activities utilize the same nerve pathways and brain cells over and over again leaving many others neglected and unused. Time to remedy this situation and to stimulate different brain cells by following easy steps that can be helpful. For everyday routine tasks such as brushing teeth, combing hair, bathing and dressing, try varying the routine by using your non-dominant hand or completing tasks in reverse. If driving, vary your route and make some opposite direction turns. Try walking backward after making sure the coast is clear – just a short distance is beneficial. Consciously alter the pattern of daily activities – it will feel awkward but you and your brain will benefit.
Come visit the Parish Nurse to help you answer your health related questions.

Temperature Rising Keep Cool

From the Parish Nurse:

Temperatures are heating up and sometimes the limit of our patience with ourselves and others may be challenged. This week let us concentrate on spreading a bit of goodwill. A few suggestions --- do something for those less fortunate, be on the lookout for an opportunity to give someone a compliment, while in grocery store cash-out line, make a friendly remark to the person behind you, send a friend or colleague a thank you or hello, thinking of you note, let someone else claim that coveted parking spot and remember to smile. You will find yourself walking with a lighter step and benefit from "feeling good" about yourself.

Don't Get Burned

From the Parish Nurse:

Sunny, warm days tend to beckon us to the great outdoors and the many activites that are available on any one given day. Sun is good in moderation but lenghty exposure to the rays can get us into trouble. Chronic sun exposure can lead to thin skin and possible wrinkles in later years. But a VERY REAL CONCERN is SKIN CANCER. Over 1 million new cases of all types of skin cancer are diagnosed annually. Some suggestions for sun worshipers or casual "out of doors" activity seekers include applying sunscreen several times during the day, wearing protective clothing, wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses and MINIMIZING sun exposure between the hours of 10am and 4pm. HYDRATE your skin internally by drinking LOTS of fluids.
Come visit the Parish Nurse and she will help guide you to a healthier way of life.

Spreading Goodwill

From the Parish Nurse:
Temperatures are heating up and sometimes the limit of our patience with ourselves and others may be challenged. This week let us concentrate on spreading a bit of goodwill. A few suggestions --- do something for those less fortunate, be on the lookout for an opportunity to give someone a compliment, while in grocery store cash-out line, make a friendly remark to the person behind you, send a friend or colleague a thank you or hello, thinking of you note, let someone else claim that coveted parking spot and remember to smile. You will find yourself walking with a lighter step and benefit from "feeling good" about yourself.

See the Parish Nurse to assist you with any health related issues.

 From the Parish Nurse written by Anne Moran

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