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Give Local Save Local

By Vinton Today · July 10th, 2019
Give blood with LifeServe Blood Center to save local hospital patients!LifeServe Blood Center is the sole provider of blood to more than 120 hospitals and medical centers across Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. We don’t hold blood drives in an area unless we serve that county or city’s hospital. When you donate with LifeServe, you can feel good knowing you could be saving the life of someone you know!Make that lifesaving gift at a local blood drive geared toward giving back to your hometown!Virginia Gay Hospital and Vinton CommunityBlood Dr...


By Vinton Today · July 8th, 2019
If you are blind or experiencing loss of vision, life can be pretty scary if you don’t have any tools or connections to deal with the situation. Participating in a support group can help you find that you are not alone, and together we can share tips and tricks we have found to overcome difficulties posed by loss of vision.

Breast Cancer Survivors to meet Quarterly

By Janet Woodhouse · July 7th, 2019
Breast Cancer Survivors have decided to meet quarterly the first Monday. Therefore, the next meeting will be held the first Tuesday in September (due to Labor Day on the first Monday) in the Windsor Manor dining room. More information will be coming. If you have been recently diagnosed, please feel free to reach out to any of the following women for help or support.

Blood Drive Today at the Vinton Skate Center

By Valerie Close, Editor · June 27th, 2019
The Red Cross will be holding a blood drive today at the Vinton Skate Center from 1-6:00 p.m. Stop out and give a little!

July WOW Newsletter

By Iowa State University · June 21st, 2019
You will find your edition of the July WOW newsletter here. This edition features: Eating Fish Protects Your HeartAsparagus with Gremolata SauceSmartphones in the KitchenGet Your Family Moving!

Suggested ways to protect sensitive people from heavy fireworks smoke

By Iowa Department Of Natural Resources · June 21st, 2019
As much as we love fireworks displays, drifting smoke can cause breathing problems for some.“If your family or friends suffer from asthma or respiratory difficulties, it’s important for them to stay upwind, a safe distance from fireworks smoke,” says Brian Hutchins, DNR air quality supervisor. “The elderly and children are also vulnerable to higher levels of smoke.

FREE TOOTSIE'S SOFT SERVE ICE CREAM will be given to all who donate blood at the Vinton Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, June 27, at the Vinton Skate and Activity Center from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. For an appointment call Kristie at (319)472-4292 or go online at redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins are always welcome.

IDPH Offers Drowning Prevention Reminders

By Vinton Today · June 19th, 2019
Drownings are a leading cause of injury death for children ages 1 to 14 and three children die each day in the U.S. because of drowning. Nationally, drowning kills more children ages 1 through 4 than anything else except birth defects. Thursday, June 20, 2019, Governor Reynolds will sign a proclamation declaring June 16 through 22 as Drowning Prevention Week in Iowa.

YOUTH Mental Health First Aid

By ASAC · June 18th, 2019
Sometimes, first aid isn’t a bandage, or CPR, or the Heimlich, or calling 911 Sometimes, first aid is YOU! A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis. You can help them. You are more likely to encounter someone, a friend, family member, student, neighbor, or member of the community in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack.

Current and Emerging Drug Trends Training

By ASAC · May 29th, 2019
New Frontier: Current and Emerging Substance Use Trends in 2019Tuesday, July 9, 2019: 8:30 am-4:30 pmGrant Wood AEA: 4401 6th Street SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404· Participants will learn about the latest substance use trends, as well as emerging issues of concern· Participants will recognize signs and symptoms of impairment related to substances covered· Participants will gain an understanding of prevention efforts and how they can make an impact in their communities8:30-9:00 Registration9:00-9:10 Welcome and Introductions9:10-9:50 Drugs of In...

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