Parish Nurse Ministry

Parish Nurse Ministry
Parish Nurse News Flash!

Healthy Living with Diabetes is coming to Jackson!

The Aging & Disability Resource Center is offering a free, Healthy Living with Diabetes workshop.  This workshop is designed to help adults with type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes or living with someone with diabetes learn self-management skills and increase their confidence in managing their diabetes.  Individuals who attend the workshop learn techniques to deal with the symptoms of diabetes, fitness for exercise and fun, relaxation techniques, healthy eating strategies and much more.  Former workshop participants have reported improved health, healthier behavior, and a sense of confidence in managing their diabetes.  The workshop focuses on helping you feel better, have more control, and do the things you want to do.

 The Healthy Living with Diabetes workshop will be offered on Tuesdays, September 18 thru October 23, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Jackson Community Center, N165 W20330 Hickory Lane Drive, Jackson, WI.

 The workshop will be facilitated by two trained leaders.  Remember, there is no charge for the class!  Enrollment is limited to 12 participants and pre-registration is required.  Call Kristen at 262-335-4497 before Tuesday, September 18, to register or for more information.

Need some healthy exercise by simply walking with a fun group of people? Pam Lee is coordinating a Walking Group on Tuesday mornings, rain or shine from 8:00 - 9:00am. They walk up and down David’s Star Drive or in the school gym if needed. Walk at your own pace or along with another while you visit!

Your sister in Christ,
Sue Bolha RN,   677-3485


5|150 Wellness Circle Program

The 5|150 Wellness Circle is a Scripture-based program centered on improving the overall health and wellness of individuals desiring to live a healthier life.  In 1 Corinthians 10:31, Paul reminds us that whether we eat or drink, we should do it for the glory of God.  

The Wellness Circle is designed to help people adjust their priorities to include better nutrition and exercise habits, one fruit/vegetable serving and 10 minutes of exercise at a time.  After 2-3 months, our goal is that each participant is achieving 5|150 or 5 servings of fruits & vegetables per day and 150 minutes of exercise per week.  The program consists of 10 sessions to help you meet the 5|150 goal as a circle.  

The David’s Star Wellness Circle will begin meeting in the Multi-Purpose Room September 14th from 8:30-9:30am.  For more information, please contact:  

RSVP to Pam Lee RN   262.377.9419 or

What happens at support group meetings?
  1. Each session will explore a topic related to fruit & vegetable intake and exercise;
  2. Participants are asked to set weekly goals (and track progress) based on the topics to help them improve their fruit & vegetable intake and exercise habits;
  3. Barriers and successes are discussed within the group with the purpose of supporting each other and identifying areas to improve.

Know Any Nurses?  Maybe You can help!  

Christian Nurses are richly blessed-blessed to know Jesus as savior and blessed with valuable medical knowledge and skill-sets.  So it's only natural for them to want to network in order to grow their knowledge and skills, to fellowship with like-minded Christian nurses and to team up to help others in need.

That's what brought together a group of WELS nurses in the greater Milwaukee area last spring.  Since then they've been working toward establishing a national association of WELS nurses to facilitate all of the above.  To learn more, please check out their new website: