Health

Wed
26
Sep

Healthy Body and Mind Class begins October 1

By Jill Fleming, MS, RD/LD, Dietitian, Veterans Memorial Hospital

Most people know that an apple is a better choice than a donut for good health.  And everyone knows that taking a walk is a healthier choice than sitting on the couch watching television.  So why do so many people struggle to break free from these bad habits? It is simply a matter of repetition. Your body craves what you give it, whether it is your choice of foods or your daily activities.

Getting healthy and losing excess body fat does not require you to go on a restrictive diet and start running marathons. It just requires you to choose a few new habits in the areas of nutrition, movement, stress reduction and sleep. Each new choice should be approached as a permanent addition to your life, not a short term fix for quick results.

Wed
26
Sep

Babysitting seminar October 13

Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon will sponsor a Babysitting Seminar Saturday, October 13 from 8:30 a.m. - Noon. The class will be held in the Large Conference Room located on the lower level of Veterans Memorial Hospital.

Intended participants are individuals 10 years of age and older who are responsible for their own care after school until their parents come home from work, and individuals who care for other children in or outside of their own home. Girls are not the sole babysitters in this society. Boys are also welcome and encouraged to attend.

Topics to be covered include fire and personal safety, accident prevention and emergency actions, nutritious snacks and basic care of children.

Wed
26
Sep

VMH Auxiliary to hold Pillow Perk and Masquerade Sales Monday, October 15

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital (VMH) will be holding its annual Pillow Perk Monday, October 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lower Level of Veterans Memorial Hospital. Kraft Pillow Service will be on site to make old pillows look like new. Everyone is encouraged to bring in their feather pillows to the Pillow Perk to be cleaned, sanitized and given new ticking. Foam and Dacron pillows may also be renovated by this process. People are also encouraged to bring in their feather beds and have them made into new pillows.

Wed
26
Sep

Prepared Childbirth Education Class to be held at VMH

Veterans Memorial Hospital will begin the next Prepared Childbirth Education classes (formerly called Lamaze) Monday, October 8, and those classes will continue for two more consecutive Monday evenings, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Large Conference Room.

The Prepared Childbirth Education classes at Veterans Memorial Hospital are offered in three sessions that allow the expectant parents to choose which topics they wish to learn more on. They may choose to attend one, two or all three sessions. Session 1 covers labor, delivery and the postpartum period following delivery; Session 2 includes relaxation, breathing and pain management; and Session 3 covers infant care. Tours of the OB Department are available with each session as well.  

Wed
26
Sep

Memorials received by Health Care Foundation

Memorials were recently received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Deb Tweedy by Carol Paus, Jeff and Janet Jannsen, Marv and Marge Strike, Bill and Sue Blagsvedt, Randy and Patty Nordheim, RW Pladsen, Inc., John and Mary Stavnes, Bob and Julie Rotach, Dan and Traci Byrnes, Dan Lyons, Wayne and Nona Sawyer, Regi and Denise Tysland, Cy and Mona Nelson, Classic Design/Julie Snitker, Mike and Becky Kramer, Jean Huffey, George Pickett, Jim and Jill Kiesau, Ken and Rose Beardmore, Ken and Jill Lampman, Dennis and Linda DeBuhr, Dr. Arlen and Karlene Wonderlich, Brian and Denise Wullner, Mike and Michaela Shupe, Jeff and Amy Sommer, Pat and Darlene Schlarmann, Russ and Mary Jo Meyer, Walter and Lorraine Teslow, Dave and Brenda Dougherty, Sue Kratz, Frank and Carol Sivesind, Marlys Leiran, Chuck and Marcy Fritz, Dave and Sandy Lyons, Dennis and Sherri Lyons, Joel and Teresa Sommer, Eric and Stephanie Palmer, M.K.

Wed
19
Sep

Healthy Body and Mind Class beginning October 1

By Jill Fleming, MS, RD/LD, Dietitian, Veterans Memorial Hospital

Most people know that an apple is a better choice than a donut for good health.  And everyone knows that taking a walk is a healthier choice than sitting on the couch watching television.  So why do so many people struggle to break free from these bad habits? It is simply a matter of repetition. Your body craves what you give it, whether it is your choice of foods or your daily activities.

Getting healthy and losing excess body fat does not require you to go on a restrictive diet and start running marathons. It just requires you to choose a few new habits in the areas of nutrition, movement, stress reduction and sleep. Each new choice should be approached as a permanent addition to your life, not a short-term fix for quick results.

Wed
19
Sep

Babysitting seminar scheduled for October 13 at VMH

Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon will sponsor a Babysitting Seminar Saturday, October 13 from 8:30 a.m. - Noon.  The class will be held in the Large Conference Room located on the lower level of Veterans Memorial Hospital.  

Wed
19
Sep

Prepared Childbirth Education Class to be held at VMH

Veterans Memorial Hospital will begin the next Prepared Childbirth Education classes (formerly called Lamaze) Monday, October 8, and classes will continue for two more consecutive Mondays, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Large Conference Room.

The Prepared Childbirth Education classes at Veterans Memorial Hospital are offered in three sessions that allow the expectant parents to choose which topics they wish to learn more on. They may choose to attend one, two or all three sessions. Session 1 covers labor, delivery and the postpartum period following delivery; Session 2 includes relaxation, breathing and pain management; and Session 3 covers infant care. Tours of the OB Department are available with each session as well.

Wed
19
Sep

Diabetes Support Group to meet

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group will hold its next meeting Thursday, September 20 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at Veterans Memorial Hospital in the Large Conference Room on the lower level of the hospital. 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 Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.
 

Wed
19
Sep

VMH Auxiliary to host Euchre Marathon

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital will be holding its monthly Euchre Marathon for all individuals of the community interested Thursday, September 20.  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. All proceeds will go toward 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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