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essential oils

Essential Oils of the Bible

This class is based in part on the book The Healing Oils of the Bible by Dr. David Stewart. Bible verses that reference essential oils and their use will be shared. Discussion includes the significance of holy incense and aromatherapy in Biblical times as compared to how the same oils are used in modern times.

Essential oils have been an integral part of the daily lives of people for over ten thousand years. They have been used to support the body, mind, and spirit since before the time of record-keeping as we know it. The ten most significant or most frequently mentioned oils of the bible include Aloes (also known as sandalwood), Cassia, Cedarwood, Cypress, Frankincense, Hyssop, Myrrh, Myrtle, Onycha, Rose of Sharon (also known as cistus), and Spikenard. These ten oils and other oils will be available for participants to experience their aroma and effects. Only Young Living Essential Oils will be used.

Presenter: Alicia Clendennin holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing from Southern Connecticut State University and a post-graduate certificate in Holistic Nursing from the University of Connecticut.

Register for this program by calling (860) 677-8519 or use the form below. You may also download and print Essential Oils of the Bible.

OLC's Wellness Day

Wellness Day at Our Lady of Calvary

OLC’s Wellness Day is the perfect gift to give yourself or a special woman in your life.

OLC’s Wellness Day will begin with a class on Women’s Health Issues by Alicia Clendennin with recommendations regarding wellness support through the use of essential oils, CBD oil and supplements. Alicia’s talk will build on last year’s discussion, but you need not have attended last year’s presentation to benefit. Alecia Clendennin holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing from Southern Connecticut State University and a post-graduate certificate in Holistic Nursing from the University of Connecticut.

We will enjoy a healthy and delicious lunch prepared by Chef Bill.

Mary Hagadorn will lead an optional Move and Stretch Class early in the afternoon. Mary specializes in functional fitness and will demonstrate exercises that can easily be done at home to build strength, flexibility, and balance. Mary is a licensed massage therapist and a certified personal fitness trainer. She holds a B.S. in Nursing from Fairfield University.

Our final session of the day will be a BioSpiritual Focusing Workshop led by Kathy Irr. BioSpiritual Focusing is an invitation to a new perspective and approach to spirituality and spiritual growth that includes both the body and the mind. BioSpiritual Focusing offers a fresh and holistic approach to spiritual transformation and healthy, vibrant living. Kathleen Morrissey Irr is a Registered Nurse with over thirty years of experience working in the area of Psychiatric and High School Nursing. Kathy is an experienced retreat leader who specializes in the area of spiritual restoration and addictions, as well as Biospiritual Focusing. She is a certified spiritual director, having completed a four-year program at Mercy Center in Madison, CT. Kathy is a member of Spiritual Directors International.

You may wish to enjoy a massage as part of your wellness day. Massage appointments must be scheduled in advance by calling (860) 677-8519 or by using our online form.

Our Wellness Day makes a great girls’ day out to share with friends or family. Don’t be disappointed! Register early as seats are limited.

Register for this program by calling (860) 677-8519 or use the form below. You may also download and print Wellness Day.

 

 

Men’s health is a family matter.

Men’s Health is a Family Matter

Men’s health is a family matter.

This is why Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Duplicate is hosting Life Line Screening, the nation’s leading provider of preventive health screenings on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. The screenings provided focus on vascular disease, a leading cause of illness, death and disability among men.

Screenings are fast, painless and affordable. Three key tests check for blocked carotid arteries, an irregular heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation, and high blood pressure, which are the three leading risk factors for stroke. Nearly 800,000 strokes will occur this year, taking a life approximately every four minutes.

Other tests check for abdominal aortic aneurysms and hardening of the arteries in the legs. A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is also offered and is appropriate for both men and women. Many events also offer blood tests, including cholesterol, glucose and c-reactive protein screenings, as well as take-home colon cancer early detection tests.

Screening packages start at $139. Single tests cost around $70.

For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-888-653-6441 or go to www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle or text the word circle to 797979. Pre-registration is required.

diabetes

November is National Diabetes Month

Every 17 seconds someone is diagnosed with diabetes, a disease which kills more people each year than breast cancer and AIDS combined.   The American Diabetes Association’s website states that as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes in 2050 unless steps are taken to stop this disease.

Early detection is critical.

This is why Our Lady of Calvary Retreat is hosting Life Line Screening, the nation’s leading provider of preventive health screenings on Friday, November 10, 2017.  One of the tests is a simple blood test for glucose (sugar) which can determine if a person is at-risk of developing diabetes.

Other screenings include tests to check for blocked carotid arteries, atrial fibrillation, and high blood pressure, which are the three leading risk factors for stroke.  Nearly 800,000 strokes will occur this year, taking a life approximately every four minutes.

There are also tests to check for abdominal aortic aneurysms and PAD, also called “hardening of the arteries” in the legs.

Diabetes is a major risk factor for stroke and is directly related to Peripheral Arterial Disease.  Recommendations for people with diabetes included a PAD test starting at age 50.

Screening packages start at $139. Single tests cost around $70.

For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-888-653-6441 or go to www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle or text the word circle to 797979. Pre-registration is required.