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Sun
16
Feb

Margaret Halverson

Margaret E. Halverson, 87, of Waukon died Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Good Samaritan Society in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 18 at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waukon with Pastor Bryan Robertson officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Sterling Lutheran Cemetery, Mt. Sterling, WI. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Monday, February 17 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

A full obituary will appear in the February 19 edition of The Standard. You can subscribe to The Standard's print edition or e-edition by clicking here.

Fri
14
Feb

Elizabeth "Libby" Withers

Elizabeth "Libby" I. Withers, 83, of Waukon died Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 16 at 3 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon with Pastor Grant VanderVelden officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of services Sunday at Martin Funeral Home. Dinner will be served immediately following the service at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon. A family graveside service will be held at Oakland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to Veterans Memorial Hospital Foundation, First Presbyterian Church, Waukon and Good Samaritan Center, Waukon.

A full obituary will appear in the February 19 edition of The Standard. You can subscribe to The Standard's print edition or e-edition by clicking here.

Fri
14
Feb

Dorothy Seybert

Dorothy I. Seybert, 91, of Waukon died Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 18 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday at church. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

A full obituary will appear in the February 19 edition of The Standard. You can subscribe to The Standard's print edition or e-edition by clicking here.

Thu
13
Feb

Denise Ward

Denise Marie Ward, 50, of Waukon died peacefully at her home of a heart attack Monday, February 10, 2020. Memorial services will be held Saturday, February 15 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's Hanover Cemetery in rural Waukon. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Friday, February 14 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, where there will be a 3:30 p.m. scripture service.

A full obituary will appear in the February 19 edition of The Standard. You can subscribe to The Standard's print edition or e-edition by clicking here.

Wed
12
Feb

Iowa Department of Public Health releases information on the Coronavirus

The following information was received by the Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care Department (formerly Allamakee County Public Health) February 4, 2020 from the Iowa Department of Public Health concerning the Coronavirus.

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a coronavirus identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in December 2019.

Wed
12
Feb

February 9-15 is National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week: Cardiac Rehab at Veterans Memorial Hospital is a highly utilized service offered locally


National Cardiac Rehab Week ... February 9-15 is National Cardiac Rehab Week. Veterans Memorial Hospital began its own Cardiac Rehabilitation program over two decades ago to help fulfill a need in the community - a need that has been and continues to be well utilized. Pictured above, left to right, are Cardiac Rehab Nurse Amy Rolfs, RN and Cardiac Rehab patient Bob Leppert of Lansing, who states, “I was so happy this program was available locally.” Bob is seated on the popular NuStep machine in the Cardiac Rehab Department. A Cardiac Rehabilitation program is essential for the fullest recovery of a victim of a heart disorder and is available locally at Veterans Memorial Hospital. Submitted photo.

Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon began its own Cardiac Rehabilitation unit over two decades ago to help fulfill a need in the local community - a need that has been and continues to be well utilized.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Half a million people die each year due to this disease. Many people develop symptoms of heart disease when they are in their 40s or 50s, interrupting a most productive time of life.

Cardiac Rehabilitation is an important tool in the fight against heart disease. Rehabilitation involves monitored exercise, nutritional counseling, emotional support and education about lifestyle changes to reduce risks of heart problems.

Wed
12
Feb

February is Heart Month: The facts on heart health

Over 950,000 Americans die each year from cardiovascular disease. Since February is National Heart Month, Veterans Memorial Hospital provides the following facts and tips on heart health:

Wed
12
Feb

“Welcome to Medicare” Seminar offered again at VMH March 2

“Welcome to Medicare” is a free, two-hour seminar offered by the Veterans Memorial Hospital Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counselors.  This program will be held Monday, March 2 from 5-7 p.m. in the Large Conference Room located on the lower level of Veterans Memorial Hospital.

“Due to the great turn-out we continually have for these meetings, we have decided to offer another free seminar to the community this spring,” says Russ Hagen, SHIIP volunteer. “I am happy they are so well attended. Medicare is such an important program and understanding what it offers helps assure that anyone eligible gets the health benefits they deserve.”

“Welcome to Medicare” will cover Medicare Part A and Part B benefits, the prescription drug benefit (Part D), Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare supplement insurance.

Wed
12
Feb

Diabetes Support Group to meet at VMH February 20

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group will hold its next meeting Thursday, February 20, beginning at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at Veterans Memorial Hospital in the Large Conference Room, which is located on the lower level of the hospital in Waukon.

This diabetes class is open to everyone who has diabetes or who 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
12
Feb

VMH Auxiliary Euchre Marathon to be held

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital will be holding its monthly Euchre Marathon for all individuals of the community interested Thursday, February 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 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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