Wellness Survey Results

Surveys were distributed through church bulletins on 2 Sundays in March & April 2013.
People were asked to fill out surveys anonymously and return in collection baskets.

50 surveys were completed
Age of survey respondents:
18-39 years old: 6
40-59 years old: 17
60-79 years old: 24
80+ years old: 3

80% (40 of 50) of surveys completed by females
30% (15 of 50) of respondents identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered
50% (25 of 50) of respondents feel their health is good
14% (7 of 50) of respondents feel their health is excellent
5 respondents said they are providing care for another adult
18 respondents said they are taking care of children

Major health issues facing our congregation
46% (23 of 50) report high blood pressure
38% (19 of 50) report weight issues
32% (16 of 50) report depression
30% (15 of 50) report arthritis
14% (7 of 50) report cancer

Health topics of greatest interest for health ministry activities
38% are interested in healthy eating & nutrition
32% are interested in weight loss
30% are interested in CPR classes
28% are interested in topics related to aging
24% are interested in stress management
20% are interested in topics related to women’s health
20% are interested in Advanced Directives

Other notes about survey results:
• Health topics of interest by LGBT respondents matched exactly the topics indicated by those respondents presumed straight
• 9 respondents did not mark any health topics of interest
• Only 1 respondent felt their health was “poor” (options were: excellent, good, fair and poor)
• All 10 male respondents feel their health is good or excellent
management
20% are interested in topics related to women’s health
20% are interested in Advanced Directives

Other notes about survey results:
• Health topics of interest by LGBT respondents matched exactly the topics indicated by those respondents presumed straight
• 9 respondents did not mark any health topics of interest
• Only 1 respondent felt their health was “poor” (options were: excellent, good, fair and poor)
• All 10 male respondents feel their health is good or excellent

Health Ministry Survey

Thanks to everyone who has already completed our 2013 Ainsworth Health & Wellness survey. We want to know what topics & activities interest you! There will be another chance to fill out the survey form this Sunday, April 14 during worship.

Monthly Blood Pressure Checks

Our AUCC Health Ministry Team continues to offer BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS after worship on the last Sunday of each month. We have a dedicated team of volunteer nurses, doctors and health professionals who are members of our congregation who help with this. Please stop by in the library on the last Sunday of each month.

We even have blood pressure tracking cards that you can keep in your wallet to keep track of your blood pressure over time by recording the reading each time you have it checked. Your doctor will love this!

Health Notes

Check out a new link called “Health Notes” available from this web page. It is a great resource for learning about health topics, compiled by a parish nurse. You can find it on the right side of this page under “Blogroll”.

Recipe for Raw vegan brownies

Ingredients

1 cup almonds

2 cups dates (pitted)

1/2 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)

1/2 cup coconut

1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)

 

Instructions

Grind almonds & dates in food processor until finely ground. Add rest of ingredients to food processor and mix until very well blended. Spread into a pan with a spatula and chill for 1 hour. Enjoy!

Pink Sunday – October 30, 2011

Please join us for Pink Sunday on October 30, 2011 where Ainsworth UCC honors breast cancer survivors and seeks to bring greater awareness to the need for ongoing cancer screenings and early detection. Several Ainsworth members will speak about their experience with breast cancer and share inspiring stories. Don’t forget to wear pink!

New Resources Available

Please click on the Resources section on the navigation bar above to see the new health resources now on Health Matters website. Enjoy!

Welcome!

Welcome to the healthy living blog of the Health Team Ministry, Ainsworth United Church of Christ in Portland, Oregon. We hope you visit often