Health And Fitness
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
Benton County Public Health Walk-in Vaccine Clinic October 4-7
Vaccines: Moderna and JanssenWhere: Virginia Gay Hospital in VintonWhen: Monday, October 4th 10:00am - 5:00pm Tuesday, October 5th 8:00am - 3:00pm Thursday, October 7th 10:00am - 6:00pmWho: Anyone 18 years and olderCost: FreeNote: Must be able to return week of November 1st - November 5th for second Moderna vaccine. No second vaccine is required for Janssen.
Benton County Public Health Walk-in Moderna and Janssen Vaccine Clinic
Benton County Public Health Walk-in Moderna and Janssen Vaccine ClinicWhere: Virginia Gay Hospital in VintonWhen: Monday, September 27th 11:00am - 5:00pm Tuesday, September 28th 8:00am - 1:00pm Thursday, September 30th 10:00am - 6:00pm Friday, October 1st 9:00am - 12:00pmWho: Anyone 18 years and olderCost: FreeNote: Must be able to return week of October 25th - October 29th for second Moderna vaccine.
Benton County Public Health Moderna Walk-in Vaccine Clinic
WHERE: Virginia Gay Hospital in VintonWHEN: WHERE: Virginia Gay Hospital in VintonWHEN: Monday, September 20th 11:00am – 5:00pm Tuesday, September 21st 7:00am – 3:00pm Thursday, September 23rd 10:00am – 6:00pmWHO: Anyone 18 years and olderCOST: FreeBoth Moderna and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) will be available. Must be able to return the week of October 18th – October 22nd for second Moderna vaccine, no 2nd dose required for Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)Please call our office at 319-472-6460 with any questionsCOVID Recovery Iowa offers free virtual counseling and assistance for all Iowans affected by COVID19.
Critical need for blood donations: Transfusions Deplete Local Blood Supply
LifeServe Blood Center is urging community members to schedule appointments to give blood as soon as possible after several massive blood transfusion events this week depleted the blood supply to a critically low level. Several blood types have less than a day of supply on the shelves to meet patient needs. Numerous massive transfusions have taken place in Des Moines metro hospitals this week, severely depleting the community blood supply.