For Health Ministry concerns, contact Faith Community Nurse Sue Ann Glusenkamp at 303-388-4678 or by e-mail.
CPR Skills Training
Augustana’s Health Ministry Team will lead skills training sessions based on the American Heart Association Adult & Child CPR Anytime training resources. CPR Anytime allows anyone to master the basics of adult Hands-Only CPR, child CPR with breaths, adult and child choking relief and general awareness of automated external defibrillators—or AEDs. These skills will help you feel more prepared to respond to medical emergencies and provide basic response until EMS arrives to provide more advanced care. This is a skills and information session where you will be able to practice on a mannequin.
This will not be a full certification course. Sessions will be held in the Anna Paulson Room with eight spots will be available for each time slot.
- Thursday September 21, 1–2 p.m.
- Thursday September 21, 3-4 p.m.
- Saturday September 23, 9–10 a.m.
- Saturday September 23, 11 a.m.–noon
Please use the links to the right to sign up for a time.
A $5 donation, made at the time of class, is suggested to help defray the cost of course materials.
Thursday, September 21, 1-2 p.m.
Thursday, September 21, 3-4 p.m.
Saturday, September 23, 9-10 a.m.
Saturday, September 23, 11 a.m.-noon
Augustana Firm Believers
Join Karen Terry every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:45–10:45 a.m. in Fellowship Hall for strengthening and stretching exercises. For regular participants who commit to one, two, or three days a week, the fee is $5/session (paid at the beginning of the month). For anyone who wants more flexibility, a 10-session class card can be purchased for $70. For more information, please call Karen (303-751-2666).
The goals of the Augustana Community Garden are to build relationships and “grow community” within Augustana and the surrounding neighborhood; provide a place for learning healthy eating for all ages; reach out to those who do not have access to healthy, affordable produce; and enjoy the fellowship of gardening together.
If you are interested in having a plot or if you have any questions, please contact Augustana’s office 303-388-4678.
E4 Monthly Gatherings
The mission of E4 is to Enlighten, Encourage, Educate, and Empower individuals and families about mental health in a faith-based community.
. . . so that we may be able to console those who are in any affliction with the consolation with which we ourselves are consoled by God.
2 Corinthians 1:4
Members and friends of Augustana are invited to gather on the second Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m., Ammerman Library. We pray, study, learn, and plan action around mental illness and mental health for our congregation in alignment with Augustana’s mission to Worship, Grow, and Go.
Please direct any questions to Sue Ann, our Faith Community Nurse at 303-388-4678 ext. 106 or by email.
Foot care with Colorado Visiting Nurse Association allows patients to receive preventative care and discuss their health with a medical professional. Our nurses build relationships with our foot care clinic patients. These repeat visits let us look at health changes over time, and we can provide referrals for physicians or support systems.
To make a new appointment or to cancel an appointment, call the Colorado Visiting Nurse Association Community Foot Care Line (303-698-6496). Cost is $45/session for self-pay patients. All Kaiser clients must call this number to be approved for four free footcare sessions per year.
Fourth Mondays, 8:30 a.m.–noon, narthex.
Helping Hands Ministry
Are you in need of some handiwork around the house? Perhaps some minor repairs or installing things like hand rails, light bulbs or smoke detectors? How about some general maintenance like raking leaves or shoveling snow? Moving heavy items? There’s a ministry called Helping Hands at Augustana, consisting of several members who are happy to help those in need, especially seniors, single-parent families or simply individuals challenged with doing the work themselves. If you would like to take advantage of this ministry’s service, please contact Julie MacDougall, Administer of Volunteer Ministry and Building Use, at 303-388-4678 ext. 104.
This national ministry combines caring for others and the ancient art of knitting into a prayerful ministry that reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace, as well as in celebration and joy. They meet just outside the John W. Cowee Health Ministry Office, September through May, on the first Sunday of the month, 11:45 a.m. You are invited to join us anytime.
Support Group for Caregivers of Loved Ones with Dementia
Alzheimer’s Association support groups meet on an ongoing basis and are for family or friends who have a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. The groups are facilitated by volunteers who are screened, trained, and supervised by the Alzheimer’s Association. These groups are a safe place to receive support for the difficult journey of dementia.
Call this number to register: 800-272-3900
If you have any questions, contact Sue Ann, Faith Community Nurse, at 303-388-4678 ext. 106 or by email.
Also check our website periodically for information on these seasonal ministries:
- 9Health Fair site for over 20 years
- Educational Programs throughout the year
- Monthly Health Ministry Sunday with Health Ministry Team