VMH Auxiliary and Elliott Jewelers to host 13th Annual Women’s Health Day September 26


The VMH Auxiliary and Elliott Jewelers of Waukon will be holding their 13th annual Women’s Health Day Tuesday, September 26, at the Waukon Banquet and Reception Center. This year, everyone purchasing a ticket will be entered into a drawing for a Ladies’ 14kt white and rose gold antique style pendant containing thirty round brilliant cut diamonds and five baguette cut diamonds, on a 14kt 18” Franco style neck chain. The total weight is .36ct. (Retail price $1000) compliments of Elliott Jewelers of Waukon. Tickets for this year’s event will go on sale Monday, September 11, at Veterans Memorial Hospital and Elliott Jewelers. Submitted photo.

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital, together with Elliott Jewelers of Waukon, will be hosting the 13th annual Women’s Health Day wellness event and luncheon Tuesday, September 26 at the Waukon Banquet Center.  All ages are invited to attend any part of 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.

The theme for this year’s event is “Hat’s off to Good Health.” Featured speakers for the Women’s Health Day program will include Antoinette “Toni” Thompson, N.P., Veterans Memorial Hospital Emergency Room Provider, who is also a former fire fighter and professional body builder and will present “Aches, Pains and Movement.” Amy Robinson, P.T, Rehab Director at the hospital will demonstrate “Exercises You Can Do Anywhere,” and Steven Breitenfield, the hospital’s Speech Therapist, will present “Improving Memory Through Diet and Exercise.”  Amanda Leiran, R.T., Radiology Supervisor will also present the advantages of the hospital’s new 3D Mammography machine, which is the first in northeast Iowa.

The doors will open for this event at 11 a.m., with the luncheon and program speakers beginning at Noon. Those able to take a longer lunch break may enjoy the free health testing and vendors available from 11 a.m.  to 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. 

Free wellness testing will include blood pressure testing, blood sugar diabetes testing, mini-stress tests, hemoglobin testing, oxygen saturation testing, and carbon monoxide testing. Free chair massages and reflexology (foot massages) will be offered, plus information on breast cancer awareness, nutrition, smoking cessation, strength training, incontinence therapy, Hands-Only CPR training, colonoscopies and surgery services and many other health issues will be available. Flu shots will also be offered by VMH Community and Home Care for $25, based on availability at that time. 

Again this year, the Laboratory Department of Veterans Memorial Hospital will perform its new community wellness testing right on site. Anyone interested in ordering any of these  wellness screenings, including a lipid panel, fasting glucose, vitamin D, TSH, hemogram, hemoglobin or HgbA1c, are asked to FAST for 12 hours prior to the event. The full wellness package is available for just $45 or other options will be available to choose from. An order form will be filled out, payment made and blood drawn all at the event for anyone interested. The Lab staff will be on site for this testing and will then run the screens back at the hospital and mail the results out within five business days. 

The cost of the Women’s Health Day 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 Ladies’ 14kt white and rose gold antique style pendant containing thirty round brilliant cut diamonds and five baguette cut diamonds, on a 14kt 18” Franco style neck chain. The total weight is .36ct.  (Retail price $1000) compliments of Elliott Jewelers of Waukon. In addition, many more door prizes will be given away at the event.

Tickets will go on sale September 11 at Veterans Memorial Hospital and Elliott Jewelers. The proceeds from this event will go towards the purchase of the new digital mammography machine 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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