CPC now has a
Faith Community Nurse!
Phone: 805-648-2737 ext 311
Jane Exell is a Registered Nurse with 18 years of experience and has been a member of CPC for 15 years.
She has completed the Basic Foundations Course in Faith Community Nursing at Azusa Pacific University to prepare her for this ministry. She is excited to to be able to serve the congregation of CPC by bringing Faith and Health together.
New Happenings - June 2017!
Tai Chi continues until the end of June! To enroll in a new class, not at CPC, call Aaron Glover at: (805) 477-7300. We hope to hold another class here at CPC in the future but I am told that instructors are scarce. Therefore, we don’t know when the Agency on Aging will be able to provide us with an instructor. I will keep you posted as I hear!
June is National Safety Month One of the most prevalent safety issues in our current culture is injury and death caused by DISTRACTED DRIVING. The National Safety Council cautions against not only texting while driving but also taking calls using a “hands free” method as well as doing anything else while driving. Other common distractions include eating, putting on makeup, shaving, and using any type of phone apps/navigation tools. The recommendation from law enforcement and also the National Safety Council is: “Just Drive.” Don’t do anything else while driving.
A fall, particularly for those over 65, is almost always life changing. As you get older, physical changes, health conditions, and sometimes the medications used to treat those conditions, make falls more likely. In fact, falls are a leading cause of injury among older adults. Consider six simple fall-prevention strategies.
1. Make an appointment with your doctor. Be prepared to answer questions such as:
What medications are you taking?
Have you fallen before? How?
Could your Health conditions cause a fall? ...READ MORE
On the spiritual side of safety…What are the distractions in your life that keep you from serving God whole-heartedly? What are the things that need to be removed from your life to prevent a fall? “Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; In addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” Happy Summer and God Bless! Jane
New Happenings - April 2017!
April Wellness Focus - "JManaging Stress" - Did you know that if you show kindness to someone, it has positive physical and spiritual health benefits for you? And it can affect that stress level? The Science of Kindness
Physiological benefits of showing kindness include:
- Strengthened immune system
- Improved Cognitive Performance
- Increase in Energy
- Lower Heart Rate
- Balanced cortisol levels which result in less internal stress
- More likely to live a longer and more satisfied life
- Laughter and inner joy resulting in decreased stress hormones; lower blood pressure; diminished pain.
“…in your faith supply moral excellence, knowledge, and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness, and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord, Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 1:5b-8
Tai Chi for Balance Class
This class is now full but we hope to host future classes on the church campus.
The information in the following articles might also help you to better manage general stress.
New Happenings - March 2017!
March Wellness Focus - "Eat Right" - What better time to start focusing on nutrition in your life than during National Nutrition Month?
The type, quality, and amount of food that individuals consume each day play a vital role in their overall health and physical fitness.
To achieve optimum health for both today and tomorrow, “Eat Right” by checking out the food, nutrition, and health information listed below:
Do you know the amount of each food group you need daily? Enter your information at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Web site to receive a customized Daily Food Plan
Also, check out http://www.foodpyramid.com/mypyramid/ to get more information on food groups, weight loss tips, and dietary guidelines from the USDA.
For additional information on National Nutrition Month, visit www.eatright.org/NNM sponsored by the American Dietetic Association.
DON'T FORGET! Blood Pressure Screenings every 4th Sunday! Feb. 26 & Mar. 26 are the next two dates. Look for us in Fellowship Hall 3.
Along with bodily Health and Nutrition, think about Spiritual Health and Nutrition. After all, “…man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord.” Are you feeding your spirit with God’s Word? “…like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord.” There are wonderful Bible Apps for your phone or tablet that have Bible reading plans. Download one today!
Walking to the Cross
If you are looking for a change or you wish to begin a Lenten Devotional, I have several copies of “Walking to the Cross”. It is a brief devotional for the Lenten season which has a side focus on walking and meditation. First come, first served! - Blessings, Jane