Greetings from your Wesley Nurse:

Dawn Gonzales, R.N. -- 210-654-0404, ext. 142

email: dgonzales@mhm.org


WN Article– August 2017

I would like to say hello and to briefly mention my Wesley Nurse programing that is scheduled for August, which will include a Wesley Nurse physical activity class called: “Chair Yoga for Adults.” This yoga class is designed to help you improve your strength and balance which may also help you in decreasing your risk for falls. In addition, I will also be offering a Wesley Nurse health education program on “Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure.” This program will educate on cholesterol and triglycerides, their purpose, importance on monitoring blood levels, and how to maintain a normal cholesterol range. The program will also educate the client about what high blood pressure is and will address the health risks associated with uncontrolled high blood pressure. Both of these Wesley Nurse programs will empower you with knowledge and activity to help you live a healthier life! Come join the fun and learn something new!!

For more information about my Wesley Nurse programs, please see my monthly calendar of events that is posted on the Windcrest UMC website. Also, please also feel free to reach out to me, if any questions.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Immunization helps prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. To stay protected against serious illness like the flu, measles, and pneumonia, adults need to get their shots—just like kids do. National Immunization Awareness Month it a great time to promote vaccines and remind family, friends, and coworkers to stay up to date on their shots. How can National Immunization Awareness Month make a difference? We can all use this month to raise awareness about vaccines and share strategies to increase immunization rates with our community. Here are just a few ideas: Talk to friends and family members about how vaccines aren’t just for kids. People of all ages can get shots to protect them from
serious diseases.

Encouragement people in your community to get the flu vaccines every year. Invite a doctor or nurse to speak to parents about why it’s important for all kids to get vaccinated.

For more information on this health topic, please visit the website for: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at: http://healthfinder.gov/nho/Augustlookit.aspxor contact your Wesley Nurse: Dawn at (210) 654-0404, Ext # 142

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Blessings,
Dawn Gonzales, R.N.WUMC Wesley Nurse