Health

Wed
04
Oct

VMH Auxiliary Euchre Marathon

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital will be holding its monthly Euchre Marathon for all individuals of the community interested Thursday, October 19. 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 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
04
Oct

Health Care Provider CPR to be offered in November

Veterans Memorial Hospital will not be offering a CPR course in October. The next class available will be offered Monday, November 13.

The cost for all CPR classes, for certification or recertification, at Veterans Memorial Hospital is the same and all registrants should bring along their own pocket mask. The card received with the course does certify attendants in CPR for two years.

Pre-registration plus a minimum of three participants is required for the class to occur. For more information and to register for the next CPR Course, call Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.

Wed
04
Oct

“Get Your Walk On in Waukon” at the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative Annual Walk Wednesday, October 4

This year’s Healthiest State Annual Walk is encouraging Iowans to “Get Your Walk On” by walking 30 minutes this Wednesday, October 4. Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon will host a walk in cooperation with this healthiest state initiative at 12 noon. Anyone interested in joining the walk is directed to gather in the main entrance parking area of the hospital. The route will follow the WalkMore.ConnectMore route around the golf course, returning to the hospital. This 1.4-mile route walk will conclude at the hospital’s main entrance where free wellness testing, educational displays, a photo booth and light refreshments will all be available.

Wed
27
Sep

“Get Your Walk On in Waukon” at the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative Annual Walk October 4


Get your walk on in Waukon ... The Iowa Healthiest State Initiative is asking Iowans to #GetYourWalkOn in Waukon October 4 and walk for 30 minutes at this 7th annual event, and to walk 30 minutes every day thereafter. Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon will host a walk beginning at Noon. The route will follow the WalkMore.ConnectMore route around the golf course, returning to the hospital. This 1.4 mile route walk will conclude at the hospital’s main entrance where free wellness testing, educational displays, photo booth and light refreshments will all be available. Pictured are Reegan and Ryder Benzing, children of Ryland and Shannon Benzing, enjoying the refreshments following the Veterans Memorial Hospital annual walk in August during the Corn Days celebration. Submitted photo.

This year’s Healthiest State Annual Walk is encouraging Iowans to “Get Your Walk On” by walking 30 minutes Wednesday, October 4. Businesses, schools and communities are all encouraged to register a walk at www.iowahealthieststate.com.

Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon will host a walk in cooperation with this healthiest state initiative Wednesday, October 4 at Noon.  Anyone interested in joining the walk is directed to gather in the main entrance parking area of the hospital.  The route will follow the WalkMore.ConnectMore route around the golf course, returning to the hospital. This 1.4 mile route walk will conclude at the hospital’s main entrance where free wellness testing, educational displays, a photo booth and light refreshments will all be available.

Wed
27
Sep

Blood Donor Day set, donations in great need due to recent hurricanes

The next LifeServe Blood Center Blood Drive will be held Monday, October 9, from 12-5 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in south Waukon. Blood drives are held once per month. The LifeServe Blood Center supplies Veterans Memorial Hospital with its blood and blood products.

The LifeServe Blood Center 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.

Over half of the United States population is eligible to donate blood, yet less than four percent donate on a regular basis. A single donation of blood can be used to save up to three lives and help in treatment of cancer patients, accident victims, hemophiliacs and surgery patients. The LifeServe Blood Center is committed to serving the needs of Iowans by saving lives through volunteer blood donation.

Wed
27
Sep

Health Care Provider CPR to be offered in November

Veterans Memorial Hospital will not be offering a CPR course in October. The next class available will be offered Monday, November 13.

The cost for all CPR classes, for certification or recertification, at Veterans Memorial Hospital is the same and all registrants should bring along their own pocket mask. The card received with the course does certify attendants in CPR for two years.

Pre-registration plus a minimum of three participants is required for the class to occur. For more information and to register for next the CPR Course, call Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.

Wed
27
Sep

Memorials recently received by Health Care Foundation

Memorials were received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Peter Bieber by Mary Ellingson, Jerry and Marilyn Troendle, Vernalene Oelberg, Gayle Larkin, Brent and Denise Beyer, Bob and Marilyn Bulman, Mavis Berns, Wayne and Mary Lou Leidahl, Gary’s Tractor and Implement, Inc., Gary and Joan David, Mae Jean Bakke, Lucille Hanson, Carol Miene, Margaret Hermeier, Virgil and Darlene Herman, Ardys Kuhse, Robert J. and Irene Stock and the family of Peter Bieber.

Memorials were also received in memory of Gary Nolting by Rick and Cathy Larson, Robert J. and Irene Stock, Ernie and Donnalee Osland, John and Lorna Kerndt, Patsy Kerndt, Rodney and Evonne Bloxham, Jerry and Marilyn Troendle, Joel and Teresa Sommer, Ray and Mary Ann Burke and Meg Schaller.

In addition, memorials were received in memory of Hedy Leas by Becky Hackett and Ron Leas, Betty White, Jerry and Marilyn Troendle, Patsy Kerndt, Dorothy Sandry, Charlotte Reeder and Lucille Dlouhy.

Wed
20
Sep

Healthiest State Initiative Annual Walk is October 4 in Waukon


Get your walk on in Waukon ... The Healthiest State Initiative is asking Iowans to #GetYourWalkOn in Waukon October 4 and walk for 30 minutes, not just October 4, but every day. Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon will host a walk in cooperation with this healthiest state initiative Wednesday, October 4 at Noon. The route will follow the WalkMore.ConnectMore route around the golf course, returning to the hospital. This 1.4-mile route walk will conclude at the hospital’s main entrance where free wellness testing, educational displays, photo booth and light refreshments will all be available. Submitted photo.

Iowans encouraged to walk more and also connect more

The Healthiest State Initiative’s seventh annual statewide walk, presented by Delta Dental of Iowa, takes place Wednesday, October 4 and the Healthiest State Initiative is asking Iowans to #GetYourWalkOn in Waukon and walk for 30 minutes, not just October 4 but every day. The goal of this year’s walk is to have walks organized and registered in all 99 counties of Iowa.

“We all know that walking is one of the best ways to stay healthy but it’s also one of the best ways to connect with others,” said Jami Haberl, executive director for the Healthiest State Initiative. “Through walking with your friends, family or co-workers, you get to catch up, move your body and refresh your mind while building strong social connections.”

Wed
20
Sep

Tickets are still available for VMH Auxiliary and Elliott Jewelers 13th Annual Women’s Health Day September 26

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital, together with Elliott Jewelers of Waukon, will be hosting its 13th annual Women’s Health Day wellness event and luncheon Tuesday, September 26 at the Waukon Banquet Center. All ages are invited to attend this educational event, beginning at 11 a.m. with a wellness fair offering a variety of free health tests and information, and a salad luncheon and program held from Noon to 1 p.m.

Tickets are available at Veterans Memorial Hospital and Elliott Jewelers. Tickets will also be available at the door, until the event is sold out. The proceeds from this event will be used to help purchase the new digital 3D mammography machine at Veterans Memorial Hospital, which will be the first one of its kind in northeast Iowa.

Wed
20
Sep

Blood Donor Day set for October 9

The next LifeServe Blood Center blood drive will be held Monday, October 9, from 12-5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in south Waukon. The LifeServe Blood Center supplies Veterans Memorial Hospital with its blood and blood products.

Here are some interesting blood facts from the Blood Center of Iowa:

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