Health And Fitness

VGH Nursing & Rehab Voice Concerns

Nationally Long-Term Care Facilities are struggling due to low reimbursement payments and recent pandemic. Editorials from Jessica Henkle, VGH Nursing & Rehab Administrator and Michele Schoonover, CEO, Virginia Gay Hospital provide insights to the increasing difficulties and search of resolutions. Our community can make a difference by contacting our legislators for support: House Representative Thomas.

WOW Newsletter for February 2023

Below you will find your edition of the February 2023 Words on Wellness newsletter.This edition features:·    Understanding Food Date Labeling·    Recipe for Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffin·    Mobile Food Pantry·    Love Your Body Check out upcoming human sciences events on the calendar -- https://www.extension.iastate.edu/huma

ImpactLife Blood Drive April 19, 2023

The Shellsburg Lions will once again be hosting a blood drive at the Shellsburg American Legion on Wednesday, February 8 from 3:00 to 5:30 pm. To schedule an appointment, call Ed Shaeffer at 319-389-2682 or schedule online click https://login.bloodcenter.org/donor

Eighth Annual Benton County Health and Wellness Fair April 1

The Eighth Annual Benton County Health and Wellness Fair is scheduled for Saturday, April 1, 2023, from 8 AM-Noon at the Vinton Shellsburg High School Gym. Attached is exhibitor registration information about the event. Below is an online link for participation. We look forward to providing this event to the community and all the partnerships in making it successful.

ImpactLife Blood Drive in Shellsburg, February 8, 2023

The Shellsburg Lions will once again be hosting a blood drive at the Shellsburg American Legion on Wednesday. February 8 from 3:00 to 5:30 pm. To schedule an appointment, call Ed Shaeffer at 319-389-2682 or schedule online at https://login.bloodcenter.org/donor

Lutheran Services in Iowa opens new office in Vinton

Lutheran Services in Iowa (LSI) opened a new office location at the beginning of the new year, resulting in 18 office locations offering mental health counseling services in the state. Mackenzie Ford, an LSI therapist, is the first staff member to provide mental health counseling out of the new location and is actively accepting new clients in the area.

Feeding Iowa. Providing Hope

Feeding America food banks and their affiliates serving Iowa in their work to ensure that sufficient food is accessible to all.See flyer below. 

Feb 2023 Benton County Public Health Clinic Schedule

SNAP Nourishes Iowa

This will be a two-part series concerning food insecurity.The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the most effective anti-hunger program in the United States and our communities’ first line of defense against hunger, providing food benefits that are timely, targeted, and temporary to households in need. See the information below.

Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab Receives 2023 Customer Experience Award

Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab receives Customer Experience Award Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab announced that Pinnacle Quality Insight presented them with a 2023 Customer Experience Award, with honors in 12 categories:· Overall Satisfaction· Nursing Care· Dining Service· Individual Needs· Laundry Service· Communication from Facility· Response to Problems· Recommend to Others· Professional Therapy Services· Admission Process· Safety and Security· Overall Customer ExperienceQualifying for the Pinnacle Customer Experience Award means that Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab has placed in the top 15% of care providers nationwide across a 12-month average.
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