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Health And Fitness

NEWS Newsletter - November 2021

Below you will find the November NEWS (Nutrition Education with Seniors) newsletter.This edition features:·     Fiber: Soluble vs Insoluble·     Canned Sweet Potatoes·     Spot Food Spoilage to Stay Safe·     Check Your Temps!·   

Benton County Public Health Walk-in Vaccine Clinic

Vaccines: Moderna and JanssenWhere: Virginia Gay Hospital in VintonWhen: Monday, October 25th 12:00pm - 5:00pm Tuesday, October 26th 8:00am - 2:00pm Thursday, October 28th 1:00pm - 6:00pmWho: Anyone 18 years and olderCost: FreeNote: Second dose of Moderna will be due the week of November 22nd - November 26th. With proper approval from CDC and Iowa Department of Public Health, booster doses for Moderna will begin this week for people 65+ and people ages 18-64 working in high-risk jobs.
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Benton County Public Health Walk-in Vaccine Clinic

Where: Virginia Gay Hospital in VintonWhen: Tuesday, October 19th 10:00am - 12:00pm (Moderna and J&J)Thursday, October 21st 2:00pm 6:00pm (Moderna and J&J)Friday, October 22nd 11:00am - 3:00pm(Pfizer)Cost: FreeNote: Must be able to return week of November 15th - November 19th for second vaccine.Questions: Please contact our office at 319-47

DEA Warns of Drug Dangers, ASAC Works to Combat Overdoses

A Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Public Safety Alert has been released warning Americans of the increased availability of fake prescription pills containing fentanyl and methamphetamine.DEA has seized fake pills in every U.S. state in large quantities, where these pills are killing unsuspecting individuals at an unprecedented rate. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 93,000 people died of a drug overdose in the United States last year.

Healthy connections highlighted at wellness fair event

The Benton County Community Health & Wellness Fair provided a comprehensive look at a remarkable number of resources readily available to residents throughout Benton County. The annual event was held for the seventh time on Saturday, October 9, using Vinton-Shellsburg High School as its venue. Over 40 exhibitors were on hand to promote a wide range of health, wellness, and community services to residents.
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ImpactLife Blood Drive in Shellsburg October 27, 2:30-5:30 p.m

The Shellsburg Lions will be hosting the next blood drive on October 27 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Legion Hall, located at 114 Main St. SW. MASKS AND APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED. To schedule, please call Ed Shaeffer at 319-389-2682 or email and he can get you assigned a time.

Benton County Public Health Walk-In Vaccine Clinic

Vaccines: ModernaWhere: Virginia Gay Hospital in VintonWhen: Monday, October 11th 9:00am - 12:00pm Thursday, October 14th 1:00pm - 6:00pm Friday, October 15th 8:00am - 1:00pmWho: Anyone 18 years and olderCost: FreeNote: Must be able to return week of November 1st - November 5th for second Moderna vaccine.Questions: Please contact our office at 319-

Ready to make healthy connections? 7th Annual Health and Wellness Fair Oct. 9th

Virginia Gay Hospital and the Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation are teaming up with area professionals in health, wellness, and safety for the seventh year. By sponsoring the Benton County Health and Wellness Fair, these experts will provide Benton County residents with many connections beneficial to their health. This free event for all ages will be held at the Vinton-Shellsburg High School, 210 W 21st St, Vinton, on Saturday, October 9.
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WOW Newsletter for October

You will find the edition of the October 2021 Words on Wellness newsletter below.This edition features:* Craving Comfort Foods* Recipe for Thai Chicken Curry* Fall Home Food Preservation* Physical Activity Primer

Nutrition Education with Seniors Newsletter

Attached you will find the October NEWS (Nutrition Education with Seniors) newsletter.This edition features:* Iron Rich Foods for Health* Farina* SNAP! - For Your Health* Fall Food Favorites* Recipe for Single-Serve Breakfast BowlsStay Independent: A Healthy Aging SeriesNew free virtual series begins on October 6!It’s never too early — or too late — to set realistic goals for eating well and moving more.
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