OLD PARAMUS REFORMED CHURCH
Carol O'Neill, RN
Retired Parish Nurse
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Old Paramus Reformed Church has stayed at the leading edge of its outreach to its members and to the community it serves throughout its 292 years. The Parish Health Ministry is one example of our striving to provide assistance and guidance for the spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being of all who ask for such help.
Carol O'Neill, RN, has retired from her position as Parish Nurse. We thank Mrs. O'Neill for her years of service in developing and overseeing the Health Ministry.
INFORMATION ABOUT OUR PARISH HEALTH MINISTRY
MISSION STATEMENT OF THE PARISH HEALTH MINISTRY
The mission of the Parish Health Ministry of Old Paramus Reformed Church is to promote healthy living by focusing on the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our church family and our community as they strive to achieve wellness, manage illness, and grow in spiritual wholeness.
The Health Ministry movement defines health as more than "absence of disease". It incorporates service to those in need, prevention information, spiritual values, healthy attitudes and behaviors, and related education.
The church as a caring community is mandated to respond to the needs of its people. For centuries churches have promoted health and wholeness through worship, music, sharing and caring. How natural to move forward into a dimension that incorporates an even greater response in a practical sense - to fill in the blanks created by the current system.
MINISTRY OF CARE AND CONCERN - This program provides the opportunity for members of the church family to sign up indicating their availability for various services.
transportation to church services and medical appointments
light housekeeping/yard work
shopping for shut-ins
Requests for help are responded to with Christian love in a timely manner. As people's needs are met they are enabled to move toward developing their strengths in meaningful ways.
DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT CLOSET - The Health Cabinet maintains a durable medical equipment closet which contains a variety of equipment and assistive devices. These items are available on a lending basis for however long they are needed.
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