July 2014 Congregational Wellness E-Newsletter

  •  Water Safety-Swimming is the most popular summer activity. The best thing you can do to help your family stay safe is to enroll in age-appropriate swim les­sons. Make supervised safety a priority and follow these safety tips whenever you are in, on or around water.

http://www.redcross.org/prepare/ disaster/water-safety

  •  Fireworks Safety for the 4th of July-The most sensible way to avoid injury and not break the law is to attend a free, supervised fireworks show that is sponsored by the city or parish. Before you decide to have fireworks activities on your street or in your neighborhood, go to the National Council on Fireworks Safety web page www.fireworkssafety.org  and review the information. Share it with your friends, family and church members. Have a great injury free holiday.
  •  Heat Stroke Prevention-Heatstroke is predictable and preventable. It is recommended to avoid being outside for extended periods of time during extreme heat, especially infants and young children, the elderly, and peo­ple with a mental or physical illness. Visit this website to prevent heat­stroke during the hot summer months:http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/ extremeheat/heattips.asp
 

 

 

WELLNESS MINISTRY LEADER SPOTLIGHT

Pamela Woodridge, the Wellness Ministry Leader at Beacon Light International Cathedral, has completed her second round of STAR Project and continues to help congregants maintain their lifestyle commitment to change. She continues to provide activities for the group such as  chair aerobics for Seniors, Workout to Go by the National Institute on Aging at NIH, and work outs by the Recreation and Park Commission of East Baton Rouge Parish. Congratulations and many thanks to Mrs. Woodridge.

 

Courtney Roberts <croberts@bcm.org

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