Dear Friend of Parish Health Ministry,

I hope you will find the resources on Positive Aging in this issue helpful. Also featured is information on the next Refresh Your Soul Conference and a wonderful success story from one of our partners. Please feel free to give me feedback on this issue and suggestions for future issues at   

God bless you,
Jeanne Palcic MGS, RN, Director
ERS Parish Health Ministry  
Refresh Your Soul Conference on
Positive Aging
Registration opens in mid November.  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 opens mid November at

Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Gary Chapman, bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages. Sold over 10 million copies and translated into 50 languages.
Keynote presentations include The 5 Love Languages and Positive Aging and Forgiveness and Healthy Aging (based on his bestselling book, The 5 Languages of an Apology).

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

Optional VIP Speaker Luncheons include: 
  • Liz Tassone, Gerontologist and spiritual retreat leader presenting on 
    Aging with Spirit
  • Dr. Gary Chapman - Keeping Love Alive as Memories FadeThe 5 Love Languages of Dementia
  • Kay Van Norman - Vitality Portfolio - How to age with vitality and purpose!
For information on volunteering at the conference, contact Mary Ellyn Pusz at
Healthy Thoughts Program
ERS Parish Health Ministry's Healthy Thoughts is a collection of health and wellness articles that can be used as bulletin inserts or on bulletin boards, in newsletters, etc. It is made up of 2 volumes and is free to our partners. They are formatted two ways for your convenience: Full and half page formats.
Healthy Thoughts - Mental Health
Mental health is essential to personal wellbeing, family and interpersonal relationships, and the ability to contribute to community or society, yet an estimated 13 million American adults (approximately 1 in 17) have a seriously debilitating mental illness.
Partner Success Story - Newport Aquarium
"I had a supervisor come get me to respond to a young employee who was having problems breathing. The employee was in tears, having a hard time catching her breath. I asked about a history of panic attacks and the answer was yes.
Checklist of Essential Features of Age-friendly Cities
This checklist is intended to be used by individuals and groups interested in making their city more age-friendly. It was developed as part of the World Health Organization's Global Age-friendly Cities Project consulting 33 cities in 22 countries.  Read on...

Brain Health for Positive Aging

Exercise, diet and nutrition are of course good for the body, but they are also important for the brain. A few key changes to the daily routine can have a positive impact on keeping the brain healthy. There is no guarantee that exercise, diet and nutrition can prevent dementia, but there is proof that they can help. Click here for more information on maintaining and improving the health of the brain.
Educational Opportunities

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

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Cincinnati, OH 45227