VMH Auxiliary and Elliott Jewelers to host 10th annual Women’s Health Day September 30


The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital and Elliott Jewelers of Waukon will be hosting the tenth annual Women’s Health Day Tuesday, September 30 at the Waukon Banquet Center. This year, every person attending the event will be entered into a drawing for a 14-karat white gold circle pendant containing a ¾ CT black diamond surrounded by 1/10 CT total weight of white diamonds on an 18” 14-karat white gold round cable chain (retail value $850), compliments of Elliott Jewelers of Waukon. Tickets for this year’s event will go on sale Monday, September 15 at Veterans Memorial Hospital and Elliott Jewelers.

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital  and Elliott Jewelers of Waukon will be hosting the tenth annual Women’s Health Day wellness event and luncheon  Tuesday, September 30 at the Waukon Banquet Center. Women of all ages are invited to attend any part of this educational event, which begins 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. Those able to take a longer lunch break may enjoy the free health testing and vendors available from 11 a.m. to 12 noon and again following the luncheon program.  To honor one-hour lunch breaks, participants are also invited to attend just the program and luncheon, which will be held to one hour.
The theme for this year’s event is “Purse-oo” Good Health. Featured speakers for the Women’s Health Day program will include Dr. Ben Ross, Mayo Health System Waukon Clinic, who will educate those attending on the benefits of exercise plus how to prevent and treat arthritis.    Jill Fleming, Registered and Licensed Dietitian with Veterans Memorial Hospital and well known author and national speaker, will speak on cancer prevention strategies.  
Free wellness testing will include blood pressure testing, blood sugar diabetes testing, mini-stress tests, body mass index testing, fitness assessments, oxygen saturation testing and carbon monoxide testing. Cholesterol testing will be available for a $5 charge. Free chair massages and reflexology (foot massages) will be offered, plus information on breast cancer awareness, nutrition, smoking cessation, incontinence therapy, Hands-Only CPR training, colonoscopies and surgery services and information about many other health issues will be available. Flu shots will also be offered by VMH Community and Home Care for $25, based on availability.
The cost of the event is $15 per person. For that fee, all those attending will receive a goodie bag filled with coupons, samples, and general health information in addition to the luncheon, health testing and program. Everyone purchasing a ticket will be entered into a drawing for a 14-karat white gold circle pendant containing a ¾ CT black diamond surrounded by 1/10 CT total weight of white diamonds on an 18” 14-karat white gold round cable chain (retail value $850), compliments of Elliott Jewelers of Waukon.  In addition, many more door prizes will be given away at the even, and there will be some shopping opportunities at the event this year as well.
Tickets will go on sale September 15 at Veterans Memorial Hospital and Elliott Jewelers. The proceeds from this event will be used to purchase a new fetal heart monitor for the Maternity Services department at Veterans Memorial Hospital.   
For more information, call Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411 or Nona Sawyer, Auxiliary Event Coordinator, at 563-568-3105.

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