marilyn-croppedMarilyn Giss serves as OCUUC’s Congregation Nurse. Her blog page, Notes From The Nurse, is a topical update on health issues for the congregation. Marilyn also coordinates the Caring Ministry and various health related programs at OCUUC.

New Year’s Resolutions for 2016

10 Life Changing New Year’s Resolutions by Kori McLaine If, like me, you have a tendency to make well-intentioned New Year’s resolutions that you don’t stick to — or don’t stick to for long — then we both need this blog post! In preparation for the upcoming new year, I made this list of ten resolutions that…

Health Fair Oct. 18th

HEALTH FAIR Sunday, October 18th 11:30 am – 3:30 pm OCUUC’s Caring Ministry has invited twelve community agencies to share information regarding community resources.  Flu vaccine, hearing screenings and blood pressure screenings will also be available as well as a presentation by Council on Aging on Medicare updates for 2016.* The following is a list of agencies that will be…

New Year’s Resolutions: Health

Health Resolutions Made Easier Skip extreme resolutions in favor of small, smart health changes you can actually stick to, by Stephanie Abramson and Lisa Whitmore  Resolutions are great, but let’s face it: The more radical they are, the more likely you are to drop them. And then feel bad about doing so. Instead, try adapting a few…

Medicare Update

Are you are on Medicare (or about to go on Medicare) and you are being swamped with Medicare information from different insurance companies?  Come to a free and unbiased presentation on Thursday, November 20th, at OCUUC from 2-4:30pm. This presentation, arranged by Marilyn Giss, Congregation Nurse, is presented by “Council on Aging.” Learn about the Medicare updates,…

Flu Clinic 2014

Sunday October 26th Our annual OCUUC flu clinic is on Sunday, Oct 26th from 9-1 p.m. With flu season coming up, it’s time to consider protecting yourself from the disease.  This will be open to those 9 and older and will have additional nurses from Concordia University Nursing Program to assist in giving injections. Influenza is a significant…

Red Cross Blood Drive

Sunday, July 27th from 8:30am to 2:45pm OCUUC is again sponsoring the Red Cross Bloodmobile. This is a way we can help our larger community. Volunteers needed immediately to make community contacts and pass out fliers; or you can help with the Bloodmobile on July 27th. Let’s make our Blood Drive a big success. Keep healthy,…

Marilyn Giss

Your Congregation Nurse, Marilyn Giss, may be contacted by email at nurse@ocuuc.org. ________ An excellent article on handling stress and anxiety: 5 reasons why anxiety is so hard to manage (and what you can do to cope) If we aren’t careful, we can makes things worse. Here are some effective ways to keep your emotions…

Adair Small’s Retirement

Dear OCUUC Community, Serving as your Congregation Nurse since early 2002 has constituted a significant part of my nursing career.  This ministry, which is what I quickly came to realize it was, has added a dimension to my profession and my life that has enriched all my contacts and relationships and will continue to do…

Is Sugar Really Toxic?

Most of us are aware that we should try to avoid or at least limit “junk foods”- those yummy things that have no inherent vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber, but lots of fat and or sugar. We have learned that these foods give us “empty calories.” The latest issue of National Geographic (August 2013) references interviews…