Health

Wed
01
Aug

Memorials received by Health Care Foundation

Memorials were recently received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Shirleen “Sam” Rosendahl by Carol Moe, in memory of James Connor by Dennis and Sherri Lyons and Dan and Traci Byrnes, and in memory of Daniel Klees by Janice Shogren.

Memorials were also received in memory of Joe Jenkins by Dr. Arlen and Karlene Wonderlich, Don and Donelle Sherman, Mae Jean Bakke, Ray and Mary Ann Burke, Mary Fink and the family and friends of Joe Jenkins.

In addition, a grant fund was received by the Allamakee Community Foundation for new “Annies” for CPR training in the Veterans Memorial Hospital service area.

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.
 

Wed
01
Aug

Grief Support Group to meet

The local Grief Support Group will hold its monthly meeting at Veterans Memorial Hospital Tuesday, August 14 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.
 

Wed
25
Jul

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

VMH Family Fun Walk and optional 5K ...
VMH Family Fun Walk and optional 5K ... Veterans Memorial Hospital will be sponsoring their 26th annual 5K Cardiac Classic Run/Walk on Saturday, August 4, in conjunction with the Waukon Corn Days celebration. This year, the event again 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. This event is being co-sponsored by the “Walk-On Waukon” fundraising committee who has been raising funds for this past year to extend the walking paths in the city of Waukon. Pictured is a scene from last year’s successful event. Submitted photo.

Veterans Memorial Hospital will be sponsoring their 26th annual 5K Cardiac Classic Run/Walk Saturday, August 4, in conjunction with the Waukon Corn Days celebration. This year, the event again 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.

Wed
25
Jul

VMH Auxiliary membership drive ...

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital is devoted to providing the hospital and its patients and visitors with many services. Their annual membership drive is on now.  Auxiliary membership dues are just $5 for active members and $12 for inactive members. Pictured are some members of the Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital knitting baby hats for the infants born at the hospital.  Some of these hats are also available in the Auxiliary gift case for purchase as gifts for newborns. The Auxiliary meets monthly the second Monday of each month, at 1 p.m., in the ICN Conference Room at Veterans Memorial Hospital. They also hold a monthly Euchre Marathon tournament the third Thursday of each month at the Senior Citizens Room at the Waukon Wellness Center. For more information on how to join the Veterans Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, call Nona Sawyer at 563-568-3105. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
25
Jul

Memorials received by Health Care Foundation

Memorials were recently received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Thomas Howe by Delora and Monte Dundee, Joyce Kuhse and Gayle Larkin.

Memorials were also received in memory of John Herman by Lillian Larson, in memory of Pastor Lynn Groe by Dr. Arlen and Karlene Wonderlich, in memory of Ralph and Joann Welch by Bill and Sue Blagsvedt, and in memory of Mitch Einck by Bill and Sue Blagsvedt.

In addition, a donation was received in honor of Wayne and Nona Sawyer’s 60th Wedding Anniversary by Dennis and Sandy Deal.

A donation to the Foundation was also received by Skip and Heidi Loebig.

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.
 

Wed
18
Jul

Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care travels Allamakee County and beyond


VMH Community and Home Care ... Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care offers adults the assistance they need to remain living in their homes, as long as possible. Registered nurses and trained home care aides travel the Allamakee County and surrounding area offering nursing care and in-home assistance to people of all ages. They offer a variety of services including nursing visits, medication set-up and administration, dressing cares, IVs, catheter and colostomy cares, oversee rehabilitation in-home programs, personal cares, housework, laundry, meal preparation and errands. RN staff is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Home Care Aide services are available seven days a week as need determines. Pictured from left to right are Kelly Deeney, Home Care RN; home care client Ardis Ingvalson; and Hannah Cota, Homemaker. Submitted photo.

Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care offers adults the assistance they need to remain living in their homes, as long as possible. Registered nurses and trained home care aides travel the Allamakee County and surrounding area offering nursing care and in-home assistance to people of all ages.  They offer a variety of services including nursing visits, medication set-up and administration, dressing cares, IVs, catheter and colostomy cares, oversee rehabilitation in-home programs, personal cares, housework, laundry, meal preparation and errands.  RN staff is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Home Care Aide services are available seven days a week as need determines.

Wed
18
Jul

VMH to offer free health tests plus “Cell Phone Sanitation” and “Effects of Smoking” at 2018 Allamakee County Fair


VMH offering free health tests and education at County Fair ... Veterans Memorial Hospital will be offering a variety of free health tests and education at the 2018 Allamakee County Fair. Testing and educational materials will change daily. The exhibit pictured above will be available for all ages to see the actual effects of smoking on a real pair of lungs opening night of the fair, Wednesday evening, July 18, from 6-10 p.m. This exhibit, pictured here at the hospital’s wellness fair in May, was very popular and will include smoking cessation information. Submitted photo.

Veterans Memorial Hospital will be offering a variety of free health tests and education at the 2018 Allamakee County Fair. Testing and educational materials will change daily and will include the following schedule:

Wed
18
Jul

Diabetes Support Group will not meet

The VMH Diabetes Support Group will not hold a meeting in July.

The group will begin holding its regular monthly meetings again in August. For more information, call Angie Mettille, RN, Diabetes Educator at Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.
 

Wed
18
Jul

VMH Auxiliary membership drive now on

The members of the Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital are actively recruiting new and returning members to join them during their annual membership drive.

Wed
18
Jul

Hospital Auxiliary Euchre Marathon to be held July 19

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital will be holding its monthly Euchre Marathon for all individuals of the community interested Thursday, July 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 located on the west edge of Waukon.

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. All proceeds go 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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