Community Health

Our mission is to continue the healing ministry of Jesus Christ by providing for the congregation's spiritual and physical health.

Health Closet

Shower Stools - Walkers - Rolaters - Transfer Chairs

 

We have a well-stocked lending health closet that is great for short-term, try-before-you buy, after-surgery and illness recovery use! Items include gently-used and sometimes new shower stools, walkers, rolaters, transfer chairs, and more. Please make an appointment to borrow or return an item - reach out to Donna Morgan, Medical Social Worker, at 540-552-4765 to schedule an appointment. 

Balance/Strength/Memory Class

Wednesdays from 10am - 11am at the Harding Ave. Campus

 

The odds of falling each year after the age of 65 are about one in three. Falls result in more than 2.8 million injuries treated in emergency departments annually, including over 800,000 hospitalizations and more than 27,000 deaths! This class discusses physical changes and medications leading to falls, how to make lifestyle changes, and how better balance will help with daily activities. The class will learn some of the most important balance exercises that with regular practice will help participants gain confidence and stability. Almost anyone can do these, since many can be done seated or standing and easy to advanced levels will be shown. If there is a history of vertigo or heart irregularities or any physical limitations, please consult your care provider before attending this class. Jan Notter leads this class, and is a firm believer in exercise, in that the more we move, the more we can do to stimulate the mind and be better able to cope with aging and illness.

The class meets at the Harding Ave. Campus (706 Harding Ave., Blacksburg, VA 24060) on each Wednesday from 10:00am - 11:00am. Please wear comfortable clothes, bring water, and a 1-3 lb. weight if you can. 8 inch balls are provided and may be purchased. There are take-home handouts and a liability statement to sign.

First Aid, AEDs and More!

The Second Sunday of every month after 8:30am and 11:00am Church St. Campus services

 

We also maintain the AEDs (Automatic External Defibrillators) throughout the church and provide training for their use, provide first aid supplies for the church, the youth, and Vacation Bible School during the summer. We provide health updates and information, and frequently post announcements about important health-related functions in the Blacksburg area.

For more information, reach out to the church office at officeadmin@blacksburgumc.org.

Blacksburg United Methodist Church /  540.552.5424  

info@blacksburgumc.org / Mailing Address: PO Box 931, Blacksburg, VA 24063