The First Lutheran Church parish nurse organizes various health-related activities and is available for health-related and post-hospitalization questions. Contact: Parish Nurse Paula Bartels (605) 339-1983, ext. 234, or nurse [at] flcsf [dot] org. The Holistic Health Cabinet oversees and guides the parish nurse in her responsibilities.
Cancer Care Kits are delivered to people who are newly dignosed with cancer or out of remission. The kits contain helpful devotional books and books of encouragement by cancer survivors. Also included is the You Are Loved CD of piano music by Sue Severson and a prayer shawl. If you know of someone who would benefit from this kit, contact Paula Bartels at (605) 339-1983, ext. 234.
A caring ministry that provides volunteers who offer respite to individuals who provide care for their family members.
Faithfully Fit Forever is chair exercise for men and women of all ages. A devotional and health tip help is part of Faithfully Fit. Its a great way to take care of your body physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Facillitated by Howard Bich. The chair exercise class does not meet during the summer months.
The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile comes to First Luthearn Church for a week once a year. Children and young adults up to age 21 can receive dental care at no cost if they have not seen a dentist for two years and are unable to afford dental care. Call Paula Bartels, parish nurse, at (605) 339-1983, ext. 234, to learn about the next scheduled visit.
The Blood Mobile comes to First Lutheran the first Sunday of April and October. Howard Bich is the coordinator. Appointment times can be set up or drop-ins are welcome.
A program for those with limited income who cannot afford foot care. Glucose, cholesterol, and blood pressure screening is also offered. This clinic is available to members of First Lutheran and the community. SIGH meets at Falls Community Health (521 N Main) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Healthy Feet Community Foot Care Clinic will be held each month on the fourth Tuesday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., in the Parish Meeting Room. Sanford foot care nurses will screen, assess, treat and educate participants. The cost is $25. Appointments are necessary. Call (605) 336-3734 to schedule.
Registered nurses are available to take blood pressure in the library the first Sunday of the month from 9-11:15 a.m. The parish nurse also does blood pressure checks in the parish nurse office during office hours on Wednesday and Thursday. Call to set up an appointment or stop in.