COVID-19 is a pandemic that most people would like to put behind them, but a new variant is not allowing that.
This pandemic has made enormous changes in people’s lives through disruption of their routines as well as physical, emotional and spiritual stresses.
Kate Sawert with the United Church of Sun City, 11250 N. 107th Ave., will host a workshop 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 14 at the church campus speaking about the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The discussion will address common physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual changes experienced by many, such as grief, stress or loneliness with a focus on the importance of mourning losses that are often unacknowledged and unexpressed.
In addition, Sawert will talk about the importance of community engagement, social interaction and strategies to build community ties. She will highlight some coping mechanisms and share available resources in the community to deal with these concerns.
Sawert has a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physical therapy from Northern Arizona University. She has worked in pediatric, orthopedic, home health and acute care settings with the goal of improving both functional mobility and quality of life for her patients. She currently works for Geriatric Resources.
During her 30-year career she has developed health and wellness workshops and traveled throughout the country sharing her knowledge. She later joined Franklin Pierce University, Plymouth State University and Midwestern University as an adjunct professor teaching behavioral science and psychosocial aspects of health care.
Contact UCCSC’s parish nurse, Lisa Dunbar, at 623-933-0058.