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Holiday Giving Opportunity: Operation Outreach Tree of Faith, Hope & Love

This holiday season, help those who are less fortunate by donating to Baptist’s Operation Outreach Tree of Faith, Hope & Love. Your gift can help homeless patients of Baptist’s Operation Outreach mobile clinic survive the winter. Your congregation also can volunteer to help pack gift items and serve the homeless at Baptist’s annual holiday luncheon for the homeless. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Ann Marie Wallace at annmarie.wallace@bmhcc.org or 901-227-3519.

Needed Items

  • Unisex thermals (top and bottom sets)
  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Dark socks
  • Lotion
  • Toiletries (including feminine hygiene items)

Keep the Pounds Off This Holiday Season: Join the Aim to Maintain Challenge

Gaining weight during the winter and holiday season seems unavoidable. This year, however, Baptist and The Salvation Army Kroc Center Memphis are offering the Aim to Maintain challenge to help participants keep the pounds off. Those who join the challenge and maintain their weight are eligible to win prizes. For more information about the program or how your congregation can participate, please contact Ann Marie Wallace at annmarie.wallace@bmhcc.org or 901-227-3519. You also can read about last year’s challenge here.

Health Tips

Did you miss the October Healthy Living Speaker Series about breast cancer? You can watch it here: https://bit.ly/2SuMYLn

It’s flu season. Have you or your family gotten your flu shots yet? Learn why it’s important to get vaccinated early: https://bit.ly/2SA5l1J

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Sadly, outcomes are significantly different for women based on race and where they live. These disparities, or variations, may be a result of a number of factors. Learn how Baptist and the Susan G. Komen Memphis-MidSouth Mississippi affiliate are helping women in Tennessee and Mississippi address some of these issues by providing financial assistance for breast cancer screenings and tests: http://baptisthealth.tips/2018/10/regional-komen-grants-fund-local-breast-cancer-programs/

Did you know 1 in 10 adults over 60 years old is abused, neglected or financially exploited? Baptist has developed a nationally distinguished program to help emergency department staff recognize the signs of elder abuse and respond appropriately. Learn more about this program: http://bpt.st/2OZGa9R

Baptist's Diabetes Education Center partners with the Mid-South Food Bank to provide nonperishable food items to newly diagnosed diabetes patients. In this video, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator Jennifer Reed shares some of the items in the box and provides tips that everyone can follow to make healthy choices when buying canned goods: https://www.facebook.com/111313823850/posts/10156781026538851/

Gear Up for Outside Fun at Shelby Farms

Ride bikes. Walk. Run. Even kayak!

This is an ideal time of year to exercise and explore outdoors. Shelby Farms Park, one of the largest urban parks in the country, is a great place to start. The park offers many fun and affordable or even free activities all year long. Some of these include free outdoor classes. Get Outside! Fitness Programs are part of Shelby Farms Park's Health + Wellness Programs and are made possible by Baptist Memorial Health Care and a grant contract with the State of Tennessee.

Universal Parenting Places

Universal Parenting Places are judgment-free zones where parents can receive professional counseling, information and emotional support. These facilities are open to all parents at no cost. For more information, please visit theupps.org.

Health News and Information

Diabetes Education and Support

Baptist's Diabetes Education Center offers diabetes management programs and services at the Baptist Medical Group Outpatient Care Center. Counseling and classes are available for youths and adults who are at risk of developing diabetes, newly diagnosed with diabetes or dealing with diabetes during pregnancy. For more information, please call 901-757-3428 or visit baptistonline.org.

Spread the Word

Did you know Baptist is the largest provider of health care for the homeless in Memphis, Tennessee? In partnership with Christ Community Health Services, the Baptist Operation Outreach mobile clinic provides free acute and primary care, disease management support, medication, prevention information and transportation to and from medical appointments to Memphians without permanent housing.

If you know of someone without permanent housing who needs health care or help accessing resources, please refer them to the Baptist Operation Outreach mobile clinic by calling 901-283-8233 or visiting christcommunityhealth.org.

Stay Up To Date

To explore more healthy ideas for November, visit baptistcommunities.org.

Mark These Dates on Your Calendar

Please visit baptistcommunities.org/events for a full list of events.

Baptist Memorial Health Care Events

The Rev. Jimmy Terry Preaching Series: It's All About Jesus

The guest speaker for the December Rev. Jimmy Terry Preaching Series is Senior Pastor David Leavell of Millington First Baptist Church. He will deliver a 30-minute sermon about Jesus on Dec. 20 on the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis campus. You also can watch the sermon on Facebook. Other sermons from the series are available on Facebook.

Senior Pastor David Leavell, Millington First Baptist Church
Thursday, December 20
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Dr. H. Edward Garrett Sr. Auditorium
6027 Walnut Grove Road
Memphis, TN 38120

Get Connected

For more information, or to make sure your faith organization is on our list, please call 901-227-3512 or email Ann Marie Wallace at annmarie.wallace@bmhcc.org.

Baptist Memorial Health Care Resources

For questions about Baptist Healthy Communities please call 901-227-3512.

Downloads

Childhood Obesity

Posters - 8.5" x 11"

Fact Sheet - 8.5" x 11"

DIABETES

Posters - 8.5" x 11"

Fact Sheets - 8.5" x 11"

END OF LIFE PLANNING

FIVE WISHES

Poster - 8.5" x 11"

HEART SERVICES

Posters - 8.5" x 11"

MEN'S HEALTH

JUNE MEN'S HEALTH MONTH

Fact Sheets - 8.5" x 11"

Posters - 8.5" x 11"

PEDIATRIC SERVICES

SPENCE AND BECKY WILSON BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

Poster - 8.5" x 11"

Rack Card - 5.5" x 8.5"

UNIVERSAL PARENTING PLACE

Tri-fold Pamphlet - 8.5" x 11"

STROKE AWARENESS

Posters - 8.5" x 11"

Fact Sheets - 8.5" x 11"

WOMEN'S HEALTH

OCTOBER BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Posters - 8.5" x 11"

BREAST DENSITY

Fact Sheets - 8.5" x 11"

Women's Reproductive Health

Beautiful Beginnings

App Flyer - 8.5" x 11"

For questions about Baptist Healthy Communities please contact 901-227-3512.