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Health And Fitness

Upcoming Parenting Workshops Offered Online from The Science of Parenting

Research conducted by Zero to Three (2016), found that parents need and want information and support. 80% of parents work to be better parents, and 69% of parents say if they knew more parenting strategies, they would use them. Despite this motivation, however, almost half of parents say they aren’t getting the support they need during times of stress.

Words on Wellness

Attached you will find your edition of the June 2024 Words on Wellness newsletter.This edition features:·    Music and Brain Health·    Recipe for 20-Minute Chicken Creole·    Camping Food Safety·    Gear Up for Biking Check out upcoming human sciences events on the calendar -- https://www.
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BCISM Presentation for Emergency Services and Healthcare Personnel June 4th

The Benton County CISM Team would like to invite those who are family members of those who work in the emergency services and healthcare personnel to a virtual event. A special presentation will be given on Tuesday evening, June 4th at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. The Zoom link is:

Vinton Skate Center Blood Drive, Thursday, May 30, 2024

Vinton Community and the American Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive.Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today!Drive Details:Site: Vinton Skate and Activities CenterAddress: 1703 C Ave., Vinton, IA, 52349Room Name: Activities CenterDate: Thr May 30, 2024Time: 12:30 PM - 5:30: PMBlood Program Leader Name: Whitney JoachimClick here to make an appointmentYou + Us = The Perfect Fit! Come to give blood May 20-June 9 for a commemorative Tetris + Red Cross T-shirt, while they last.


LifeServe Blood Center donors are true life savers! When blood donors roll up their sleeves, it only takes one hour to donate one pint of blood, which will save the lives of up to three local hospital patients. With spring in full swing, LifeServe understands the many obligations individuals may already have, but by setting aside one hour for blood donation, you can profoundly impact the lives of others in your community.
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Bike Helmet Giveaway Wednesday, May 15, 4:00 p.m.

UnityPoint Health Family Medicine – Vinton will host a free bike helmet giveaway on Wednesday, May 15 from 4 – 6 p.m. at their location at 1803 C Ave in Vinton, Iowa. UnityPoint Health Family Medicine – Vinton team members will measure and fit children for free bike helmets in an effort to keep children safe while riding bikes during the summer.

Virginia Gay Hospital Celebrates DAISY Nominees

Virginia Gay Hospital is celebrating their DAISY Nominees - First Annual! The DAISY Award is an international recognition program started in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Pat’s family experienced first-hand the difference his nurses made in his care through clinical excellence and outstanding compassionate care. The family created The DAISY Award to express gratitude to nurses and to enable other patients, families, and staff to thank and honor their special nurses.

2024 Resilience and Wellbeing Summit

Reggie D. Ford Tanager and the Meraki Institute of Learning invite you to join us for the 2024 Resilience & Wellbeing Summit. An annual event to increase mental wellbeing awareness and cultivate greater resilience within each of us and our communities! Providers, educators, professionals, leaders, advocates and more attend each year to be filled with inspiration, empowered to make a difference, and challenged to support the healing journey of others in their lives.
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American Red Cross Blood Drive Thursday, May 30

The next American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Thursday, May 30th at the skate center, from 12:30-5:30. Please call 1-800-red-cross or go to to sign up. Walk ins are welcome, but it is appreciated if you make an appointment. Let's fill up the drive!

Virginia Gay Hospital Blood Drive May 29th

Hey community hero, Get ready to be amazed as we share a fascinating fact with you. Did you know that 1 in 7 people entering a hospital will need a blood transfusion? Most people wake up on the day of their transfusion not knowing or realizing that they will need blood that day - and that it will come from a volunteer blood donor at LifeServe! The impact one donation can make is incredible, isn't it? Are you prepared to make a life-saving impact in your community with LifeServe?Virginia Gay Hospital and Vinton Community5/29/2024 (11:45 am - 3:30 pm)502 N 9th AveVirginia Gay Hospital-Clinic Conference RoomVinton, IA 52349To lock in your donation spot, simply click on the link above or give us a call at 800.
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