Getting & Staying in the Holiday Spirit
The holidays mean a time for joy, family, and gift sharing for many. For others, the holidays may be a time of stress, depression, and loneliness. The following are tips on how to positively cope with the holiday season:
Sometimes family traditions or rituals are difficult to continue due to a change in the family structure, such as the death of a loved one. If this has happened to your family, choose a few of those traditions to continue and then be open about creating new ones.
Try and resolve differences with family and friends. Accept others for who they are and delay those uncomfortable discussions until after the holidays.
Organize and plan ahead, setting aside days for shopping, cooking, and social activities.
Not only is budgeting your time important, but budget your money also. Decide ahead of time what you can reasonably spend during the holiday season.
Take a break – relax, listen to music, rest. Engage in those things you normally do to relieve stress.
Stay healthy. Do not overindulge, eat right, and exercise.
Work to maintain as many of your normal routines as possible.
The staff of Pointe Coupee General Hospital wishes to extend a warm, safe, and joyous holiday season to all.
Source: The Mayo Clinic
In late July, a two-day hands-on cooking class where campers learned skills in the kitchen, basic food safety, and how to put a healthy twist on some of our favorite foods took place at Pointe Coupee Homebound Health and Hospice.
June 19, 2019 was the final day for the this summers A-HEC students. They completed three weeks (90 hours) which consisted of a rotation to various departments, classroom work, visits from doctors and community members, and field trips.
Join us for a two-day hands-on cooking class where campers learn skills in the kitchen, basic food safety, and how to put a healthy twist on some of our favorite foods. Campers will take home a recipe book, apron, and goodie bag.
Pointe Coupee General Hospital’s primary goal is to always deliver high-quality care to our patients, which is why we use advanced, digital mammography technology. With digital mammography, the radiologist reviews electronic images of the breast using special high-resolution monitors.
Pointe Coupee General Hospital, Arbor Family Health, and Central Louisiana AHEC are hosting a prescription drug take back event on April 11, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the Scott Civic Center. All medications will be accepted at this event. Scheduled medications should be in a container in order to be disposed.
More than 50% of those who abused opoids did not have a prescription and many obtained these drugs for free from friends or relatives. With Louisiana in the midst of a tragic opioid epidemic, we’re asking for your help. Clean out your medicine cabinets and bring your unneeded or expired drugs to our drug take-back boxes.
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Is it time for your screening? Regular screening, beginning at age 50, is the key to preventing colorectal cancer. Don’t assume you’re too young for colorectal cancer. When people stop assuming, they get screened, they reach out for support, they pay attention to their symptoms, and they advocate for their health.
On the first Friday of every February, which is designated as American Heart Month, the nation comes together, igniting a wave of red from coast to coast. From landmarks to news anchors and neighborhoods to online communities; this annual groundswell unites millions of people for a common goal: the eradication of heart disease and stroke.
We are extremely thankful for the Sisters of St. Joseph who did so much for our community through their health care ministries at St. Joseph Hospital, 1950 — 1969, and Pointe Coupee General Hospital, 1969 — 1979.