Healthy Living Resources

Healthy Living Resources

In this unusual and unsettling time, browse the opportunities below to connect and find support online.  Keep checking back – links and offerings are updated regularly!
  • Breathe Through the Hard: God’s Plan for Making It Through Challenging Times – a presentation by St. Andrew member and mental health/education professional Sheila Langston, first given at the Lutheran Women in Mission Chesapeake Conference this spring, but relevant and helpful for all of us!  Watch and listen HERE.
  • Mental Health Support and Resources – Feeling stressed, anxious? Not sure where to turn?  You are not alone! Resources are available through Every Mind, a local non-profit with a mission to promote mental wellness. Find help for coping with racial justice issues, COVID-19 and lots more.  NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is also a great resource offering a wide variety of mental health information and options for community support.  Can’t find what you are looking for? Contact St. Andrew’s Faith Community Nurse Marilee Tollefson or Mental Health Ministry Chair Sheila Langston for guidance.
  • Find Perspective and Wisdom to cope with recent events and racial justice issues HERE.
  • Serenity Health: Three Keys for Less Stress in 2021 – Free 3-session online faith-based program appropriate for anyone who seeks to find more peace and grow closer to God during this challenging time. We can do this – we are not alone – we are walking with the Lord!  Learn more and register HERE.
  • Health Support & Education – Browse and register for FREE or low-cost online classes offered by Holy Cross Health HERE.
  • Caregiver Support Group Online – one hour weekly Zoom meetings, open to all in Montgomery County who are facing the joys and challenges of caring for loved ones at home in this uncertain time.  To express interest and get connected to the group, contact Penny Gladhill at [email protected] or 301-990-0852.
  • NAMI Parent Support Group – for parents and caregivers of children and young adults (through age 26) who are dealing with mental health issues. Facilitated by St. Andrew members Tamara & Michael Arsenault. Meeting online every other Tuesday at 7pm. Click HERE to get more information and register.
  • New! Kinship Support Group – are you currently living in Montgomery County and caring full-time for a grandchild or other loved one age 6-11 who is not your child? This FREE support group is for you! Get details and register HERE.
  • Let’s Walk!  Looking for some exercise and safe, socially-distanced company, with walks at nearby outdoor and indoor spots 1-2 days a week? All are invited for this opportunity to connect with friends old and new, to come on a schedule or whenever you are available for an hour or so. To express interest and get connected to the group, contact Bill Mosher at [email protected]
  • “Healthy Living” Classes and Webinars are being offered online by Brooke Grove Retirement Village, at no cost or low-cost.  Get details HERE.  To register, contact Toni Davis at [email protected]
  • Family Support Toolkit – Get faith resources from the Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton College to help kids cope with the current crisis HERE.
  • Parent Groups – Interested in connecting with friends in faith who have kids of similar age to share the journey and get insights that may help? To learn more and express interest in joining a virtual parent group, contact facilitator Sheila Langston.
  • Children’s Book “Conquering COVID-19” – Help your child understand and cope using this free resource. Click HERE to view and download.
  • Have Specific Questions or Concerns? Contact Faith Community Nurse Marilee Tollefson.