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Health And Fitness

Words on Wellness June Newsletter

Attached you will find your edition of the June 2021 Words on Wellness newsletter.Click here to view.This edition features:·       June is Hunger Awareness Month·       Recipe for Chewy Granola Bars·       Labels Lead to Food Waste· &nb

June NEWS (Nutrition Education with Seniors) Newsletter

Attached you will find the June NEWS (Nutrition Education with Seniors) newsletter. Simply click here!This edition features:·     Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program·     Peanut Butter·     Eating the Rainbow in Fresh Fruits and Vegetables·    &nb
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Walk-in Clinic Available for COVID Vaccines June 1-June 4

No appointment needed, the walk-in clinic will be held at Virginia Gay Hospital, Vinton. Check in at the main entrance registration desk to get your free Moderna vaccine, Tuesday, June 1 - Friday, June 4!Please contact Benton County Public Health if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment at 319-472-6460.Moderna Walk-in Clinic Tuesday, June 1 7:00am - 12:00 p.

Benton County Public Health: Moderna Vaccine Walk-In Clinic May 24th- May 28th

No appointment needed, the walk-in clinic will be held at Virginia Gay Hospital, Vinton. Check in at the main entrance registration desk to get your free Moderna vaccine, Monday, May 17th - Friday, May 21st!Please contact Benton County Public Health if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment at 319-472-6460.Moderna Walk-in Clinic  Monday, May 24th 11:00am - 5:00pmTuesday, May 25th 7:00am - 12:00pm Thursday, May 27th 11:00am - 7:00pm (Johnson & Johnson available also)Friday, May 28th 8:00am - 3:00pm  Please continue the mitigation efforts that we know work to slow the spread of COVID-19! Get a COVID-19 vaccine, wear a mask or face covering, practice social distancing with those outside your household, clean your hands frequently with soap and water, stay home if you feel sick, and get tested if you are exposed to or have symptoms of COVID-19.

Kindness Rock Spread Mental Health Awareness

COVID Recovery Iowa and the Kindness Rock project want Iowans to get out their brightest markers and paint pens to spread joy and help raise awareness for mental health. The statewide effort is gaining popularity on COVID Recovery Iowa's social media platforms. The group embraces the original purpose of kindness rocks: To cultivate connections within communities and lift others up through simple acts of kindness.
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There's a chance to save local lives coming up in our community! 5/25/21

A blood drive will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at Virginia Gay Hospital. The event will take place in the Hospital Cafeteria from 1:45 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. The hospital is located at 502 N. 9th Ave. in Vinton.Blood donation with LifeServe Blood Center is a quick and painless process. The entire donation experience only takes about an hour and includes registration, a questionnaire, mini-physical, the actual donation, and refreshment in the snack area afterward!A simple donation can save the lives of three local hospital patients.

Free Resilience Webinars Offer Parents Help During the Pandemic

Parenting is tough. Parenting during a pandemic is even tougher. This is why Worldmaker International, a resilience educational organization,  and the Cedar Rapids Community School District (CRCSD) are teaming up to offer a Pandemic Parenting Webinar Series. For three Thursdays in May, resilience experts from Worldmaker and CRCSD will cover topics identified in a survey as being pressing issues for local parents.

VGH’s Meeker elected as President-Elect of Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association

VGH’s Meeker honored by colleagues, elected as President-Elect of Iowa Osteopathic Medical AssociationBrian Meeker, D.O., was recently honored with the Life Service Award and elected president-elect of the Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association. The purpose of the Life Service Award is to recognize those osteopathic physician members of the Association who have spent the greater part of their lives delivering health care to Iowa’s citizens, utilizing osteopathic practice and principles.
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Benton County Public Health: Moderna Vaccine Walk-In Clinic May 10th - May 14th

No appointment needed, the walk-in clinic will be held at Virginia Gay Hospital, Vinton. Check in at the front entrance registration desk to get your free Moderna vaccine, Monday, May 10th - Friday, May 14th! Please contact Benton County Public Health if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment at 319-472-6460. • Monday May 10th 11:00am-4:00pm • Tuesday May 11th 08:30am-1200pm • Wednesday May12th 08:00am-1200pm • Thursday May 13th 11:00am-7:00pm • Friday May 14th 08:00am-12:00pm Please continue the mitigation efforts that we know work to slow the spread of COVID-19! Get a COVID-19 vaccine, wear a mask or face covering, practice social distancing with those outside your household, clean your hands frequently with soap and water, stay home if you feel sick, get tested if you are exposed to, or have symptoms of COVID-19 and If you have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, please review CDC guidelines at https://www.

Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab Honored with Community Quality Champion Award

Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab been named a recipient of the first Telligen QI Connect™ Community Quality Champion Award after demonstrating a high level of commitment towards the overall health of the Vinton and surrounding communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has not only highlighted the importance of community members working together, but also how collaboration can drive community-centered health outcome improvement.
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