We were overwhelmed with the response to the survey we completed in 1998. Most parish members had concerns about their health or the health of family members and were interested in obtaining assistance with maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
The parish nurses role is to educate, provide health counseling, give referrals and support. They also coordinate services with the Catholic Daughters of America along with other members of the parish who will provide the non-medical specialty services to those who are sick, recently discharged from the hospital or elderly.
Parish Health Ministry will be able to provide holistic health care to members of our parish and community, thanks to the joint efforts of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Parish, Punxsutawney Home Health Care, the Punxsutawney Area Hospital and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.
For information regarding Parish Health Ministry services, call 938-6540. The parish nurses role is to educate, provide health counseling, give referrals and support.