Dear Friend of Parish Health Ministry,

We are excited to announce that registration for Refresh Your Soul on March 12th is officially open!  Tickets to the conference can make wonderful Christmas gifts. See details below.

We would appreciate your help in spreading the word by forwarding this email to friends, family and colleagues. As you know, this event is our primary fundraiser for the ministry. 
It would also be a huge help if you would share the Refresh Your Soul Conference information with your friends on social media. You can share our post by clicking on the following links and then click on "share" or "retweet:"

Thank you and God bless you,
Jeanne Palcic MGS, RN, Director
ERS Parish Health Ministry  
Refresh Your Soul Conference on Positive Aging 
Featuring The 5 Love Languages by bestselling author,
Gary Chapman
Registration now open! Please spread the word!
March 12, 2018 at 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Doors open at 8 a.m. for continental breakfast & exhibitors
Cintas Center at Xavier University 

Online registration open at

Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Gary Chapman, bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages. Sold over 10 million copies and translated into 50 languages.

Other Featured Speakers:  Kay Van Norman, President of Brilliant Aging, Dr. Wendy Rogers, expert in Technology for Healthy Aging and Liz Tassone, Healthy Aging expert and spiritual director.

For more information, visit

Title Sponsor:  TriHealth

Presenting Sponsor: Alzheimer's Association - Greater Cincinnati Chapter
Platinum Sponsor:  Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community
Gold Sponsors:  Faith in Life Fund of the Diocese of Southern Ohio, Orbis Education and Molina Healthcare of Ohio
In partnership with: Xavier University
Partner Success Story - Parish Nurse Saves a Life!
By Pam Ward, RN, Faith Community Nurse

Last June, a 62-year-old active member came to the church office in tears, sharing she had not been feeling well for a while and was fearful there was something terribly wrong. She had not seen a doctor in 20 years since she lost  her job and insurance. Read on...
Project Activate - New PHM Program for Seniors
Parish Health Ministry (PHM), in partnership with Brilliant Aging, is offering a new program to its partners called Project Activate┬«. It is an award winning physical activity initiative, developed by healthy aging expert Kay Van Norman, to help older adults retain health and independence as they age. It is based on the premise that frailty is NOT part of normal aging. Lifestyle choices made day after day can have a profound impact on health and well-being. There are simple things that can be done to prevent frailty in later life. This program provides excellent information and hands-on activities and instruction to help people retain their independence.
For questions or to access this program, contact your PHM Coordinator by clicking here.  This program is free to partners.  If your church or organization is interested in becoming a partner, please contact Jeanne Palcic at  
Seasoning Lent
New PHM Program for Partners

Seasoning Lent uses the 40 days of Lent to focus on healthy recipes and weekly Lenten devotionals. Lent is traditionally a time for Christians to remember the sacrifices Jesus made leading up to his suffering on the cross and death. Fasting, honoring simplicity, sacrificing and working on spiritual growth are some of the common practices of Lent. Making an effort to do something  positive in our lives is another way to observe Lent.

Seasoning Lent encourages a positive lifestyle change. It will teach us new ways to create healthy, tasty foods using ingredients and methods of preparation to enhance nutritional value. The recipes feed our bodies and the weekly scriptural reflections feed our minds and souls. Thanks to the Church Health Center for partnering with us to offer this program.
This program will be available on January 3rd. For more information or to request the program, contact your PHM Coordinator by  clicking here.  This program is free to partners.  If your church or organization is interested in becoming a partner, please contact Jeanne Palcic at
Presents for Aging Parents
By Peggy Slade Sowders, Living Well Senior Solutions
It is that time of the year when our stress levels rise and we seem to have more things to do on our list than time to get them all done. Shopping for mom or dad can be very stressful. After all, they have had a lifetime of gifts and generally don't "want" anything. A gift from the heart that doesn't need dusting or something that adds quality or ease to their everyday life may be just the thing. Consider the following ideas when creating your gift list.  Read on...
Educational Opportunities

Click here to visit the Parish Health Ministry website educational opportunities page.

ERS Parish Health Ministry
3870 Virginia Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45227

PHM Coordinators:
Jeanne Palcic at
Cind Hamad at
Mary Ellyn Pusz at