Bonnie Guyer-Graham, OUUC’s Community Life Coordinator, originally recruited me to be your Parish Nurse.  I researched that role; completed necessary continuing education for this mini-specialty in nursing; and wrote the plan for a volunteer, part-time, Parish Nurse at OUUC. This spring, the Rev. Thomas Perchlik consecrated the Parish Nurse as part of the Community Life Ministry.

Previously, I have published – elsewhere on this website and in a brochure available in the Commons – information about this volunteer service. Here, today, I simply highlight what I offer to members and friends of OUUC.

Basically, I focus on wellness, wholeness, and support during health crises and life transitions. To those ends, I spend most of my committed “few hours a week” on these four functions:

  • Information-sharing, and encouragement, for optimal health and well-being – including individual consultations and periodic health-related blogs on this website;
  • Supportive accompaniment to medical appointments, as requested;
  • Supportive visits (in home, hospital, or another facility), as requested; and
  • Referrals to helpful resources, as requested.

FYI, some potentially-healing practices that I offer include these:

  • Basic-level Therapeutic Touch (a “hands-off, energy-balancing” technique);
  • Suggestions for use of essential oils (aromatherapy); and
  • Instruction in Meditation Demystified (a simplified, non-mystical practice with health benefits).

How to talk with me, if you wish?

  • In person, any time we are together at OUUC;
  • By secure phone message at OUUC, 360-786-6383, extension 108; or
  • By private email at OUUCParishNurse@gmail.com.

 

– Ann Yeo, R.N., M.S.N., Parish Nurse