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Health And Fitness

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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There will be a social event on March 27, from 1-3:00 p.m. at the Fire Station in Vinton.Volunteers are needed for various activities.JOIN US TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION.For those interested but cannot attend, areas of assistance where you might fit include:Delivering flowers to those fighting illness, persons with a CDL that could drive the fire truck, help in fundraising events, participants for parades and various events.

Vinton Dialysis Service scheduled to end on April 10th in Vinton

Virginia Gay Hospital received the following letter in regards to the closing of the dialysis treatment center at VGH. This was not a VGH decision and options are being researched for a solution at this time.  The hospital just received the following letter. Unless there is a miracle, dialysis patients will have to travel for their care to a facility in Cedar Rapids.

Words on Wellness April Newsletter

Attached you will find your edition of the April 2021 Words on Wellness newsletter.This edition features:•         Start Simple with MyPlate•         Recipe for Stuffed Bell Peppers•         Use a Food Thermom
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Nutritional Education with Seniors

Attached you will find the April NEWS (Nutrition Education with Seniors) newsletter.This edition features:·     The Value in Variety·     Canned Apricots·     Let’s Talk Legal Aid·     More Legal Resources·     Recipe for Apricot Pops Want to reconnect with nature to grow and prepare your own food?Check out our Sow, Grow, Eat, and Keep Series.

VGH thanks the Community for participation in Blood Drive

VGH is thankful for our community and support of LifeServe Blood Drives at VGH. When you donate blood you save lives!Virginia Gay and Vinton had a total of 24 Registered Donors and 24 Units collected. With these donations, up to 72 lives were saved or sustained.There were also 4 first time donors. ANOTHER GREAT DRIVE! THANK YOU SO MUCH!Next Blood Drive: May 25, 2021.

Iowa Marks One Year Pandemic Anniversary Personal support is available

As Iowans mark the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, COVID Recovery Iowa wants to remind Iowans help is still available. The program notes that a one year disaster anniversary can be both a milestone and a trigger for those adjusting to life during and after a disaster."This pandemic is different than other disasters like a flood or a tornado, but emotional reactions and responses are still the same.
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Virginia Gay Hospital Nursing & Rehab Visitation Plan

Virginia Gay Hospital N&RVisitation Plan After months of being apart, CMS and the CDC have [upd]d the visitation guidelines for Long Term Care.  Here is our plan to transition back toward normal while being cognizant that increasing visits increases the risk of passing COVID 19 infections to staff and residents: Visitation will be scheduled through our Activities Department.

Expanded Vaccine Qualifications

Effective Monday, March 8, Iowa vaccine providers can officially begin vaccinating additional priority populations. Individuals 64 years of age and younger with medical conditions that are or may be an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 are now eligible. Benton County Public Health is working through the following tiers [st] by Iowa Department of Public Health.
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