Health

Wed
07
Feb

Memorials received by Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation

Memorials were recently received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Darlene Winkie by Randy and Karen Loeb, Gayle Larkin, Mary Ann Hager, Patsy Kerndt and family and friends of Darlene Winkie.

A memorial was also received in memory of John O’Hara by Brad and Erin Berns.

In addition, a donation was received in honor of Gary and Marlene Houg’s 60th Wedding Anniversary by Marv and Marge Strike.

Memorials and donations are greatly appreciated by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation.  The Foundation is a 501C3 organization.  All donations to the Foundation are tax deductible.  Memorials and donations can be sent to 40 First Street SE, Waukon, IA  52172.
 

Thu
01
Feb

Suicide Bereavement Group offered each month

A Suicide Bereavement Group is offered by Northeast Iowa Behavioral Health the first Sunday of every month, beginning at 7 p.m. The group meets at Northeast Iowa Behavioral Health, located at 905 Montgomery Street in Decorah.
The group provides support for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. For more information call 563-382-3649 and ask for Marcia or Joelle.

Wed
31
Jan

Fulfill that New Year’s resolution to give blood in 2018; Blood drive February 5

The next LifeServe Blood Center blood drive will be held Monday, February 5, from 12-5 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in south Waukon. Blood drives are held every month in Waukon.   The LifeServe Blood Center of Iowa supplies Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon with its blood and blood products.

The LifeServe Blood Center of Iowa is seeking donors to ensure a safe and plentiful blood supply in Iowa. Because there is no substitute for human blood, the need for donors is continuous. Many Iowans are encouraged to make donating blood on a regular basis their New Year’s resolution this year.

Wed
31
Jan

There’s still time to join Live Healthy Iowa

Veterans Memorial Hospital is encouraging individuals in the area communities to sign up to participate in Live Healthy Iowa for the next 10 weeks.  The Live Healthy Iowa web-based program offers many advantages including personal on-line fitness tracking, weekly motivational emails and unlimited access to recipes, workouts and other health information, all easily accessible on the Live Healthy Iowa website.

For a small fee, each team member will receive a Live Healthy Iowa t-shirt and a free magazine subscription to one of many popular magazines. To get a team signed up, go to www.livehealthyiowa.org and click the sign-up button.

Wed
31
Jan

Community CPR for child care providers and lay people offered

Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon, in cooperation with the American Heart Association, is offering a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation for lay people (those not working in healthcare), which includes child care providers, Monday, February 12 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The CPR class, which will cover adult, child and infant CPR, will be held in the ICN Room located on the lower level of the hospital. The cost of the class, for certification or recertification, is the same. The card received with the course does certify attendants in CPR for a period of two years.

CPR is administered when someone’s breathing, pulse, or both, stop. When both of them stop, the victim has suffered sudden death, which can be caused by poisoning, drowning, choking, suffocation, electrocution, smoke inhalation, or the most common cause, heart attack.

Wed
31
Jan

New VMH Caregiver Support Group to begin meeting monthly

A new, local Caregiver Support Group will begin meeting monthly at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. The meetings will take place the third Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. The first meeting will be held Monday, February 19 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Large Conference Room, located on the lower level of Veterans Memorial Hospital.

This informal meeting is open to anyone who provides care and support for a family member or friend. Feel free to attend and bring a friend. This new Caregiver Support Group will continue to meet the third Monday of each month at Veterans Memorial Hospital.

Wed
31
Jan

VMH Auxiliary Euchre Marathon scheduled to be held February 15

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital will be holding its monthly Euchre Marathon for all individuals of the community interested Thursday, February 15. 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.

Wed
31
Jan

Diabetes Support Group to meet

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group will hold its next meeting Thursday, February 15 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 Angie Mettille, RN at VMH at 563-568-3411.
 

Wed
31
Jan

Grief Support Group to meet

The local Grief Support Group will hold its monthly meeting at Veterans Memorial Hospital Tuesday, February 13 at 5 p.m. in the Education Conference Room.

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 now meets the second Tuesday of each month at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon.
 

Wed
31
Jan

Memorials received by Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation

Memorials were received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Joann Welch by Robert and Kristi Campbell, Jim and Jill Kiesau, Jim and Bev Larson Needham, Lillian Larson, Sandy Hosch, Mavis Berns, Craig and Barb Lensing, Angeline Schulte, Jack and Sallie Hagensick, Patsy Kerndt, Lois Evans, Jim and Patty Clarke, Gary and Joan David, and Dave and Laurie Martin.

Memorials were also received in memory of John Tangen by Greg and Jan Gordon, Chuck and Lois Votsmier and Ray and Mary Ann Burke. In addition, memorials were received in memory of Leona O’Regan by Ray and Mary Ann Burke and in memory of Victor and Betty DeBuhr by Dennis and Linda DeBuhr.

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