PMC begins education series

By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor

Thursday evening the Pondera Medical Center (PMC) will be begin a series of educational and informational talks on a variety of medical subjects.

There is no charge to attend the meeting(s) which begin at 6:30 p.m. and will run about 90 minutes. It takes place in the conference room downstairs on the backside of the kitchen.

This opening meeting will explore the Extended Care and Special Care Unit (SCU) and will be presented by Jana Judisch, CNA.

Many may recall that she worked at the Home Café before moving on to Butte where she was certified as a CNA and worked for 11 years at St. James Health Care. While employed there, Judisch was named ‘Employee of the Month’ three times.

Judisch tells the I-O she applied for her position of helping and being an advocate for the elderly because, “I love these people and want to be a part of their life and bring them joy, peace, and happiness and help them feel safe and secure.”

She heads up a wide variety of activities to help keep the residents occupied and being active, not just sitting in a chair.

“We sing songs, dance, exercise, go for walks, play bingo, go bowling, have coffee socials, have a Bible study, fold clothes, watch movies, play basketball or cards, paint fingernails, put puzzles together, give back and foot rubs, talk and remember the ‘good ol’ days’, fix hair and put on make-up,” she said.

A little known fact about Judisch is that she is not on Facebook and doesn’t own a computer or digital TV, but she does have a small TV with a VCR player.

You don’t have to have a relative or friend in the SCU to attend this opening informational series, just an interest in what goes on around you.