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CHAPEL HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
157 Chapel Hill Drive, (269) 963-0231, www.chapelhill-umc.org
• Rev. Chad Parmalee, Pastor
• Traditional Service 9am; Praise Service 11am • Breakfast served all morning
• Barrier Free
• Nursery provided all morning
ST. PHILIP CATHOLIC CHURCH
126 Capital Ave. NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017
• Fr. John Fleckenstein, V.E. & Fr. Francis Marotti, Assoc. Pastor • Mass Schedule: Sat. 4:30pm; Sun. 9am, 11:30am
If you’re homebound and would like the weekly bulletin mailed to you, please call the Parish Office at (269) 968-6645.
WESTLAKE PRESBYTERIAN
415 S. 28th Street, Battle Creek, MI 49015
• Paster Kate Johnston
• Adult Sunday School 9:15am
• Church Service 10:30am
• Children are released from the Service after children’s time
MEDICAL CARE
Tarek El Shaarawy, M.D., Special to Senior Times
YOUR TIME TO QUIT SMOKING
Did you know that smoking is the most preventable cause of prema- ture death in the United States? Yet according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, more than 42.1 million adults in the United States continue to smoke cigarettes.
If you are a smoker, it is very important to try to quit as early on as possible. Smokers have a higher risk of developing a number of chronic conditions, which can lead to heart disease, vascular disease and stroke.
Check out these eight tips to help you kick the habit for good.
1. Do it for your health. After you quit, you will be setting yourself up for immediate health benefits. After just one day of no smoking, the carbon monoxide levels in your blood will return to normal.
2. Reward yourself. Outside of the many health benefits, you will save a lot of money. Reward yourself by spending part of the savings on something fun.
3. Don’t go it alone. Tell your friends, family and co-workers that you're trying to quit. Their encour- agement could help you succeed. You may also want to join a support group or talk to a counselor.
4.Manage your stress. One rea- son people smoke is that the nicotine helps them relax. Once you quit, you’ll need another way to cope with stress. Try getting regular massages or learning yoga.
5.Avoid triggers. Certain activi- ties may boost your urge to smoke. Alcohol is one of the most common triggers, so try to drink less when you first quit.
6. Get moving. Physical activity can help reduce nicotine cravings and ease some withdrawal symp- toms.
7. Eat fruits and vegetables. It
is not wise to try to diet at the same time you are trying to quit. However, try to focus on eating more fruits and vegetables.
8. Don’t go cold turkey. Going cold turkey isn’t easy. About 95 per- cent of people who try to stop smok- ing without therapy or medication end up relapsing.
Bronson offers several smoking cessation programs that are free, open to the community and offered throughout the year.
• Freshstart Smoking & Tobacco Cessation Program – The American Cancer Society's Freshstart smoking cessation program is delivered over four separate sessions in a two-week period. This behavioral modifica- tion program assists and prepares you to quit using tobacco.
• Tobacco Cessation 101 – Classes are designed to look at the quit- ting process and preparing for success. Classes will support and assist individuals in selecting a method to quit using tobacco
Register today for a smoking cessation class by calling (800) 451-6310 or call (269) 245-8438 for more information.
Did You Know?
The National Cancer Institute now recommends low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) for those who are high-risk for developing lung cancer. This imaging procedure
uses a special X-ray that creates
a detailed picture of your lungs. LDCT also emits much less radia- tion than a standard CT scan. The Institute found that one life was saved for every 320 patients that were screened. Talk with your doctor to find out if this is right for you.
Are You At Risk?
Did you know that lung cancer accounts for about 27 percent of all cancer deaths? Take Bronson’s free lung disease risk assessment at learn- yourrisk.com. This short quiz helps assess and identify your potential risk of developing lung cancer.
Tarek El Shaarawy, M.D., is
a vascular surgeon at Bronson Vascular Surgery-Battle Creek. Bronson’ s Heart & Vascular team
is committed to heart and vascular disease prevention, and sharing easy steps you can take to live a healthier life. Looking for a Bronson doctor
to help you? For a complete list of providers at Bronson, visit bron- sonhealth.com/find-a-doctor or call Bronson HealthAnswers at (800) 451-6310.
Home Heating Assistance
Low-income seniors may receive assistance for any type home heating fuel to ensure they can remain in their homes.
Community Action
269-965-7766 or 877-422-2726
315 West Green Street, Marshall, MI 49068 Office: 269-781-0846
Toll free: 877-645-5243
Fax: 269-781-0770 www.calhouncountymi.gov/seniorservices
EARN EXTRA MONEY AS A DEALER AT THE ALLEN ANTIQUE BARN
It’s both fun and rewarding when
you become a dealer at the Allen Antique Barn. Now all the garage sale hunting, collecting over the years and results of the antique auctions
you’ve attended can turn into extra cash for you.
Here are some benefits to consider:
• Booth space as low as $25
• No commissions taken • No work days
• Special promotions
• Elevator & stairs to upper floor • Open seven days
a week, 10am to 5pm
Join our family of dealers occupying over 300 booths with 25,000 square feet of antiques, furniture and collectibles. It’s fun and rewarding!
JOIN US NOW! BOOTH SPACE FILLS QUICKLY
call 517-869-2888 or stop in and see for yourself / www.allenantiquebarn.com Take the Coldwater exit off I-69, then 10 miles east on US 12 to the Big Red Barn Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
Save Friday Evenings For Mystery GameNight!
Have fun with new friends.
Enjoy a mix of awesome card and board games.
Nibble on free refreshments!
Visit halloftoys.com for times and details.
58 W. Michigan in Downtown Battle Creek • 269-224-3089 www.halloftoys.com • facebook.com/halloftoys
Worship With Us
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