The Health and Visitation Ministry works to support the well-being of our congregation. Our team of visitors visit our homebound congregation on a regular basis, or visit them in hospitals or hospice.
In the winter and the spring, we also combine visits with seasonal songs and deliver freshly baked goods and fresh fruit. Additional support provided by the ministry includes facilitating the incidental needs of the congregation, such as coordination and providing meals for people who have recently been hospitalized or who are currently unable to prepare their own meals, and driving members to medical appointments.
We also support the health and well-being of the elderly congregation by hosting timely seminars that meet their needs. In the past year, we have hosted workshops on recognizing the signs of dementia and caring for loved ones who are affected, creating advanced directives for end-of-life care, and using music to improve memory.
Finally, we continue to support the Senior Pastor’s spiritual guidance by providing ongoing support for the elderly as they face challenges associated with aging and declining health.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
– Three part series on Planning For the Future.
- Part 1: Advanced Directives – January 10, 2017 at 2pm
- Part 2: Estate Planning – March 19, 2017 at 2pm
- Part 3: Memorial Service Planning – May 7, 2017 at 2pm
– Seminar on Undiagnosed Elder Financial Abuse – January 29
Please join us on Sunday, January 29 (note date change), 2pm, for a seminar with Geriatrician Elizabeth Landsverk, M.D. on “Undiagnosed Elder Financial Abuse.”
Dr. Landsverk is also a member of the Elder Abuse Task Force in Santa Clara County.
She has extensive experience in helping patients and their families deal with financial elder abuse issues, and will answer many questions, particularly for those with undiagnosed dementia who are at an even greater risk. Click here to download a flyer.
For more information please contact our Director of Visitation Marcelle Dougan at Marcelle.Dougan@LGUMC.org