Health

Wed
16
Aug

Hospital Auxiliary Euchre Marathon

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital will be holding its monthly Euchre Marathon for all individuals of the community interested Thursday, August 17. Men and women are welcome to attend, even if not an Auxiliary member. The Euchre marathons are held the third Thursday of each month at the Senior Citizens Room at the Waukon Wellness Center.

The Auxiliary’s Euchre Marathons begin at 11:30 a.m. with dinner, if chosen. Call Northland Agency on Aging at 877-838-8077 if choosing to eat dinner.  Card playing will follow at 12:30 p.m. until approximately 2:30 p.m.

Anyone wishing to stay and play cards following the Senior Citizens meal is more than welcome to do so. The cost is $3 per person with all proceeds going towards the Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital.  Prizes will be awarded.

Anyone interested in attending, but preferring to play Bridge, is also welcome to join in. It is asked that they come with their table of four players, however.

Wed
16
Aug

Hospital to offer free blood pressure checks and blood sugar tests in first aid tent at Waukon Corn Days

Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon will be offering free Blood Sugar Testing with immediate results at the Waukon Corn Days celebration Friday, August 18. The tests will be performed by Teresa Myers, RN, Certified Diabetes Educator, in the Veterans Memorial Hospital first aid tent, which will be located in the Waukon State Bank parking lot, from 4:30-8 p.m.

Community and Home Care staff members Annette Davis, RN, and Joan Fish, C.N.A., will also be providing free blood pressure checks during the same time.  Veterans Memorial Hospital staff will also have educational materials on sun safety and will be handing out skin safe samples of sun screen in the first aid tent. First Aid supplies will also be available for anyone in need.

These blood sugar tests will be made available to everyone at Waukon Corn Days, during the hours of 4:30 to 8 p.m. August 18, free of charge. Each test takes just a couple minutes to complete and they do not require any fasting.

Wed
16
Aug

VMH Diabetes Support Group

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group will hold its next meeting Thursday, August 17 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at Veterans Memorial Hospital in the Large Conference Room, located on the lower level of the hospital in Waukon.

This diabetes class is open to everyone who has diabetes or has a friend or loved one with diabetes. For more information on the Diabetes Support Group, call Teresa Myers, RN, C.D.E., Diabetes Educator, or Angie Mettille, RN at Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.
 

Wed
09
Aug

Hospital to offer free blood sugar tests, blood pressure checks and sun safety information at Waukon Corn Days

Veterans Memorial Hospital will be offering free blood sugar testing with immediate results at the Waukon Corn Days celebration Friday, August 18. The tests will be performed by Teresa Myers, RN, Certified Diabetes Educator, in the Veterans Memorial Hospital first aid tent located in the Waukon State Bank parking lot, from 4:30-8 p.m.

Community and Home Care staff members Annette Davis, RN and Joan Fish, CNA will also be providing free blood pressure checks during the same time. Veterans Memorial Hospital staff will also have educational materials on sun safety and handing out skin safe samples of sunscreen in the first aid tent.

First aid supplies will also be available for anyone in need.

Wed
09
Aug

“Get Your Walk On in Waukon” Family Fun Walk with optional 5K during Waukon Corn Days is a free event

Veterans Memorial Hospital will be sponsoring its 24th annual 5K Cardiac Classic Run/Walk Saturday, August 19, in conjunction with the Waukon Corn Days celebration. This year, the event welcomes a shorter 1.5-mile walking route with an optional 5K (3.1-mile route) to offer distances that will please everyone of any age or ability that wishes to participate. The event will begin and end at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon at 8 a.m. with registration beginning at 7 a.m.

This is a free wellness event for all ages. Anyone in the area communities is welcome to attend and enjoy a walk or run around the scenic city of Waukon. The first distance offered on the route is a 1.5-mile loop around the hospital campus and golf course. Participants may choose to return to the hospital at that point, or go the entire distance of the 5K or 3.1 miles that will continue around the city streets of Waukon before returning to the hospital campus.

Wed
09
Aug

Grief support group to meet August 9

The local Grief Support Group will hold its monthly meeting at Veterans Memorial Hospital Wednesday, August 9 at 2 p.m. This informal meeting is open to anyone suffering from any type of loss, whether it be death, divorce, illness or some other grief. Feel free to attend and bring a friend. This grief support group meets the second Wednesday of each month at Veterans Memorial Hospital.
 

Wed
09
Aug

VMH Diabetes Support Group

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group will hold its next meeting Thursday, August 17 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at Veterans Memorial Hospital in the Large Conference Room, located on the lower level of the hospital in Waukon.

This diabetes class is open to everyone who has diabetes or has a friend or loved one with diabetes. For more information on the Diabetes Support Group, call Teresa Myers, RN, C.D.E., Diabetes Educator, or Angie Mettille, RN at Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.
 

Wed
02
Aug

“Get Your Walk On in Waukon” Family Fun Walk with optional 5K during Waukon Corn Days, a free event

Veterans Memorial Hospital will be sponsoring their 24th annual 5K Cardiac Classic Run/Walk Saturday, August 19 in conjunction with the Waukon Corn Days celebration. This year, the event welcomes a shorter walking route with an optional 5K to offer distances that will please everyone of any age or ability that wishes to participate.

The event will begin and end at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon at 8 a.m. with registration beginning at 7 a.m.

This is a free wellness event for all ages. Anyone in the area communities is welcome to attend and enjoy a walk or run around the scenic city of Waukon. The first distance offered on the route is a 1.5 mile loop around the hospital campus and golf course.  Participants may choose to return to the hospital at that point, or go the entire distance of the 5K or 3.1 miles that will continue around the city streets of Waukon before returning to the hospital campus.

Wed
02
Aug

Grief support group to meet August 9

The local Grief Support Group will hold its monthly meeting at Veterans Memorial Hospital Wednesday, August 9 at 2 p.m. This informal meeting is open to anyone suffering from any type of loss whether it be death, divorce, illness or some other grief. Feel free to attend and bring a friend.

This grief support group meets the second Wednesday of each month at Veterans Memorial Hospital.
 

Wed
02
Aug

Hospital Auxiliary Euchre Marathon to be held

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital will be holding its monthly Euchre Marathon for all individuals of the community interested Thursday, August 17. Men and women are welcome to attend, even if not an Auxiliary member. The Euchre marathons are held the third Thursday of each month at the Senior Citizens Room at the Waukon Wellness Center.

The Auxiliary’s Euchre Marathons begin at 11:30 a.m. with dinner, if chosen. Call Northland Agency on Aging at 877-838-8077 if choosing to eat dinner. Card playing will follow at 12:30 p.m. until approximately 2:30 p.m. Anyone wishing to stay and play cards following the Senior Citizens meal is more than welcome to do so. The cost is $3 per person with all proceeds going towards the Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital. Prizes will be awarded.

Anyone interested in attending but preferring to play Bridge is also welcome to join in. It is asked that they come with their own table of  four players, however.

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