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Free Health and Wellness Classes for Caregivers

August 16, 2021

From the Office for Social Ministry

More and more people are living longer and healthier than ever before, according to the National Institute on Aging. Thanks to modern medical and public health improvements, our kupuna live well into their golden years. That’s why it’s important that we as a faith community do our part to support and strengthen our senior citizens through parish health and wellness ministries.

St. Francis Healthcare systems, which is dedicated to carrying on the legacy of Saint Marianne Cope and the sisters of St. Francis, is a major partner in this effort by offering free health and wellness classes to seniors and their caregivers every month!  Trained experts provide education on a variety of topics ranging from bathing techniques to mobility training–including Tai Chi and Yoga.  Many of these classes are available via Zoom to parishioners on ALL ISLANDS!  Care Giver Education and Wellness Class topics coming up in September include:

  • Brain Injuries, Stroke and Spinal Cord Injuries: What Everyone Needs to Know
  • Body and Brain Yoga and Tai Chi  
  • Chronic Neck & Back Pain: What are my options?
  • And more!

On Oahu, in-person classes for family caregivers at the St Francis campus THIS MONTH include:

  • Hands-on Bathing Training - techniques to give your loved one a bath safely and easily
  • Mobility Training – how to transfer your loved one using proper body mechanics and assisted devices
  • And more!

By following in the footsteps of St. Marianne and her Franciscan sisters, we can all create healthy communities in the spirit of Christ’s Healing Ministry. To subscribe and receive monthly class offerings with St Francis Healthcare, go to St. Francis Healthcare System (list-manage.com).