June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Take Charge of Your Brain Health Today

Whatever your age, now is the right time to take actions that help promote a healthy brain. Get familiar with brain health and learn what steps you can take if you or someone you love has memory concerns.

Incorporate some or all of Healthy Habits found below and share them with someone you know.

Temperatures are Rising and the Sun is Shining!

Warmer weather is upon us, which means more time outdoors...and more sun exposure. Click the button below to learn how the sun affects your skin and how to protect yourself from dangerous UVA/UVB exposure.

2024 Vaccination Clinic with Skin and Bone Screening

Our Vaccination Clinic, with skin and bone screening, will be returning on October 8th and 9th, 2024.

Here is the detailed schedule for each day:

Tuesday, October 8, 2024 - Drive-thru flu vaccination only | 5:00-7:00pm (FLC Parking Lot)

Wednesday, October 9, 2024 - Walk In Clinic | 5:00-7:00pm (Family Life Center)

Vaccines available: Flu, pneumonia, shingles, Tdap.

Skin Screenings provided by Dr. Blair Clementson and Dr. Peter Neidenbach

Bone Density screenings with Dr. Greg Colbath and Nurse Practitioner, Emily Pack

Pre-registration required by contacting Beth Cecil (864-208-2136 or [email protected]).

Wednesdays at First: Financial Health Through the Ages

More things can affect your health than diseases. Our Health Series in January will feature expert panelists who will provide suggestions on how to fine-tune your financial health.

Watch the Videos!

Click the button below to view all three Health Series videos:

Insurance, Investments, and Higher Education (Panelists: Michael Estes, Glen Johnson, and Brand Stille)
Planning for Retirement (Panelists: Brooks Crenshaw and Virginia Wood)
End of Life Planning (Panelists: Teri Mooris, Michael Pack, and Reel Robertson)

Grief Support Group

The Health Committee offers those who have experienced the death of a loved one the opportunity to walk the journey of grief with others. The blessing of support from those walking a similar journey is invaluable.

Anna Rickell, MSW, LISW-CP, CGP, church member, and experienced psychotherapist, along with our Parish Nurse, Beth Cecil, RN, serve as co-facilitators. A grief group is offered in the spring and fall.

For more information about upcoming groups, contact Beth Cecil at 864-208-2136.

Parkinson's Support Group - Beginning June 18

Our Parkinson’s Support Group (led by the Greenville Area Parkinson Society) is returning to First Presbyterian!

The Greenville Area Parkinson Society (G.A.P.S.) is a local non-profit organization in the Upstate of South Carolina that offers support, education, and advocacy to people living with Parkinson’s Disease, their care partners, spouses, and families.

Meetings will resume on June 18 in the William L. Arthur Center from 4:30-6:00pm, and will continue to meet on the third Tuesday of each month. Contact Beth Cecil for more information ([email protected] or 864-641-8772).

Alzheimer's & Dementia Support Group - Beginning June 20

First Presbyterian Church is hosting a support group for caregivers of family members with dementia. The group will meet 12:00-1:00pm on the third Thursday of each month beginning on June 20, in Room F202 (on the second floor of the FLC). The group will be co-facilitated by the Rev. Dr. Jerone Wilder, an Alzheimer’s Association certified Community Educator and Support Group Facilitator, and our Parish Nurse Beth Cecil.

If you or anyone you know would be interested in participating in the group, please contact Beth Cecil ([email protected] or 864-208-2136) for additional information.

If you have any questions about our Health Ministry, please contact our Parish Nurse, Beth Cecil by clicking the button below.