Caregiver’s Support Group
October 8th at 7:00pm
On Monday, Oct. 8 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. the Edmond Santa Fe Caregiver Support group will be meeting at the Santa Fe Presbyterian Church. We have invited Diane Wood, with OFMQ to speak. OFMQ is a nonprofit organization that collaborates with healthcare communities to improve the quality of care provided. Diane will specifically speak about a partnership project with the University of Oklahoma’s Department of Public Health- Promotion Sciences in their Step-Up for Dementia Care project. The project specifically assists healthcare communities improve the quality of care provided by staff and improve family and staff satisfaction.
The public is invited to hear this presentation.
Being a caregiver to someone who has memory loss or a form of dementia can be equally rewarding and taxing to the caregiver. Many caregivers have learned that when they speak with other caregivers, they find encouragement, support and understanding. Our Caregiver Support Group serves this purpose. We also learn from each other: of community resources, the progression of the disease and how to better cope with the needs of our loved ones.
The group may serve family, friends, and caregivers of persons with any form of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, Dementia of Lewy Body, and other illnesses which can create loss of memory, language difficulties, thought processing and behavioral changes.
Please invite your friends and family as we share this important time together. The Caregiver Support Group is not exclusive to the Santa Fe community and we welcome anyone who wishes to participate. What we share is confidential. We are gathering for mutual emotional support and will foster positive attitudes that can direct us towards finding solutions. The group has occasional speakers from the community to offer information on programs, legal issues and practical information for those providing care.
The meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall and generally last until 8:30 p.m. The group tries to be considerate of everyone’s time by starting and ending the group on time.
Facilitators for this group have been trained by the Alzheimer’s Association and/or the Lewy Body Dementia Association. Please contact the church office (405-341-3300) for more information.
The members of Martha Circle cordially invite all women to join us in the Church Fellowship Hall at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 12 as we begin the Presbyterian Women “Horizons” study “God’s Promise: I Am With You.”
Meetings are on the second Wednesday of each month from September – May. We begin with fellowship time, followed by member-led discussions on the selected lesson.
In nine lessons, the author takes participants through scripture to consider how God’s promise speaks to our circumstances, as individuals and a community.
Study books are available. Contact the church office for further information.
We study a different book each year. This year we will be studying Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist. Ann Stewart is our study leader.
During the year, we also have a Christmas dinner and then in May we have a Girls Night Out.
We would love for you to join us. You can get your book at the first meeting and that meeting will be held September the 18. For more information and locations please call the church office.
PUMPKINS ARE COMING!!!!
Open 11am to 7 pm
The pumpkin sales benefit the Youth Fund as well as several charities. The youth used last year’s proceeds to go on two mission trips. In June the youth of Santa Fe traveled to Goodland Academy in Hugo, Oklahoma for the first mission trip this summer. Among a variety of tasks performed were cutting down of trees to be used for firewood in the winter. Mitch and Jason stated that one tree was so big that together they could not reach around it.
The second trip this year was to travel to Texas to help with the recovery efforts following hurricane Harvey. The main job was to rip up damaged flooring in several rooms in a church in Gregory, Texas and replace it with new flooring.
The last day of the pumpkin patch will be October 31st.
Church Wide Halloween Trunk or Treat
October 28 at 5:00 p.m.
Please join us Sunday, October 28th for our Halloween festivities including bounce house, arts and craft, games, hot dogs and more. Dress up and bring your friends.