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Health And Fitness

WOW Newsletter for May

Click to ViewAttached you will find your edition of the May 2021 Words on Wellness newsletter.This edition features:·     Fun Ways to Eat Chia Seeds·     Recipe for Lemon Chia Seed Muffins·     Two Rules for Safe Outdoor Meals·     Need a Workout Partner? Check out the Spend Smart.

Red Cross Blood Drive for the Vinton Community to be held Thursday, May 20

The Vinton Community Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Thursday, May 20, from 1:00-6:00 p.m. at the Vinton Skate and Activities Center, 1703 C Ave.  All donors will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies.  Appointments are preferred.  Make your appointment at redcrossblood.org,, call 1-800-REDCROSS,  or call Kristie at (319) 472-4292.
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Indicators of Human Trafficking

Recognizing key indicators of human trafficking is the first step in identifying victims and can help save a life. Here are some common indicators to help recognize human trafficking. You can also download or order the Blue Campaignpplastic card that lists common signs of trafficking and how to report the crime.Does the person appear disconnected from family, friends, community organizations, or houses of worship?Has a child stopped attending school?Has the person had a sudden or dramatic change in behavior?Is a juvenile engaged in commercial sex acts?Is the person disoriented or confused, or showing signs of mental or physical abuse?Does the person have bruises in various stages of healing?Is the person fearful, timid, or submissive?Does the person show signs of having been denied food, water, sleep, or medical care?Is the person often in the company of someone to whom he or she defers? Or someone who seems to be in control of the situation, e.

Mississippi Valley Blood Drive at Shellsburg Legion Thursday, April 29

The Shellsburg Lions Club is sponsoring a blood drive hosted by the Mississippi Valley Blood Center.  The blood drive will be held on Thursday, April 29 from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm at the Legion Hall, 114 Main St SW.  MASKS AND APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED. To schedule, please call Ed Shaeffer at 319-389-2682 or online at www.bloodcenter.org.

Help for Kids who Stutter is as Close as Your Library

Kids who stutter have a lot to say, and friends can show them how in Stuttering: For Kids By Kids, a DVD in English and Spanish starring kids who stutter, available at most public libraries or through interlibrary loan.Many children who stutter have never met others who struggle with the same disability. In this DVD from the Stuttering Foundation, they meet kids who recount how they handle challenges such as teasing, speaking out in class, and teaching others about stuttering.
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Better Tomorrows Early Childhood Iowa Celebrates the 50th Year

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Week of the Young Child.  This annual celebration is sponsored by the National Association of Young Children (NAEYC) to promote the importance of early childhood education.  “This week provides an opportunity to acknowledge the important role we all play in the development of young children.

Benton-Iowa Decat & CPPC: Flourishing Families

Below is a link to the Benton-Iowa Decat & Community Partnership for Protecting Children (CPPC): Flourishing Families Newsletter for April 2021. Feel free to share with anyone interested. Click to view

Mississippi Valley Blood Drive in Shellsburg April 29

The Shellsburg Lions Club is sponsoring a blood drive hosted by the Mississippi Valley Blood Center.  The blood drive will be held Thursday, April 29 from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm at the Legion Hall, 114 Main St SW.  MASKS AND APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED. To schedule, please call Ed Shaeffer at 319-389-2682 or online at www.bloodcenter.org.&
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ASAC April Newsletter

Recovery is PossibleBelow is a poem written by a patient from Heart of Iowa who overdosed 9 times in the two weeks before starting treatment. She is now training to be a parent partner and is going to school to be a counselor. Recovery is possible when you want to live more than you want to die. And that's when we come to you. At our lowest of the lows and little hope to spare.

QPR Training - Suicide Prevention Training Class being offered in Vinton

**This is in the Farmer's Savings Bank and Trust's basement meeting room, it is not handicap accessible**Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 6:30 PM  – 8:30 PMA FREE class is being held in Vinton offering education and tips to help save lives.Question Persuade Refer (QPR) - 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people train in CPR to help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help.
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