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Meals to new parents!  Have you just welcomed a new baby into your home and family?  We know how hectic those first few weeks can be.  There are a number of parishioners willing to bring a meal into your home during this time.   Call Marge Wehman at 724-448-4482 if you have just welcomed a new member into your household!

Foot Care Clinic

Riki Harding LPN, Foot care nurse, offers a clinic for parishioners the first Wednesday of the month.  The next clinic will be August 3rd at her office.  Call Riki to schedule an appointment at 816-797-6537.  As part of her stewardship this clinic is free.  Donations can be made to the Health Ministry of St. Vincent DePaul Parish.

July is Social Wellness Month.

Positive social habits can help you build support systems and stay healthier mentally and physically.  This month we will explore some each week.

Bond With Your Kids

  • Catch kids showing good behavior and offer specific praise.
  • Give children meaningful jobs at home and positive recognition afterward.
  • Use kind words, tones, and gestures
  • Brainstorm solutions to problems together
  • Set rules for yourself for mobile devises and other distractions
  • Participate in activities your child enjoys

Build Healthy Relationships. Strong, healthy relationships are important throughout your life. 

  • Share your feelings honestly
  • Ask for what you need from others
  • Listen to others without judgement or blame. Be caring and empathetic
  • Expect others to treat you with respect and honesty in return
  • Protect yourself from violent and abusive people. Set boundaries with others
  • Learn the difference between healthy, unhealthy land abusive ways of relating to others.  Visit hotline www.thehotline.org/healthy-relationship/relationship spectrum

From the National Institute of Health website.