Grundy County Memorial Hospital | Live Well | Spring 2023

5 All classes and events are in the GCMH Education Room unless otherwise noted. Registration is requested for education programs. Learn more and sign up today at or by scanning the QR code. Classes and events Safe Sitter This daylong class provides parents peace of mind that their preteens can stay home alone safely or babysit for younger siblings or other families. Important safety and decision-making skills are a key part of the course. The national Safe Sitter® curriculum was created by a health care provider in an effort to instill young teens with knowledge to care for themselves and others, such as what to do in a medical emergency, severe weather or a power outage or when a child is choking. Safe Sitter® is offered as a service by GCMH, which provides a trained and certified instructor. ● Thursday, June 8, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $35. Students need to have completed the fifth grade to take the course. Enroll at (“Classes and Events.”) Just What the Dr. Ordered GCMH experts introduce lifestyle strategies to help you reach your health goals. Whether it’s preventing diseases for which you may be at risk or improving important measures for good health, such as cholesterol, blood pressure or blood sugar, this popular series will provide practical take-home tips that can make a difference. ● Monday, June 19, 5:30 p.m., “Make Snacks Count.” A GCMH registered dietitiannutritionist will review how snacks can fit into a healthy eating plan for adults and children. Learn how to identify and shop for the right snack for your eating style, activity level and health goals. There is no cost to attend, but registration is requested. Class is held in the GCMH Education Room; use Entrance #3 on the hospital’s west side. Live Well Diabetes Prevention Program Did you know that 1 in 3 Iowa adults has pre-diabetes, which is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes? If your physician has told you that you are pre-diabetic or your lab work has shown you have a higher than normal glucose or A1C level, this class is for you! This targeted lifestyle class has proved successful in preventing or reducing the risk of developing diabetes among those who have enrolled. New classes form every three months. Contact certified Diabetes Prevention Coach Crystal Petersen, RDN, LD, at 319-824- 4154 for information or to enroll. Diabetes Self-Management Education Whether you’re newly diagnosed or wish to have an annual refresher session, this program provides the latest and most trusted care and education to people who are managing diabetes. Accredited by the American Diabetes Association, the program’s cost is covered by many health insurance plans and Medicare when you have a referral from your doctor. Speak with your doctor or call 319-824-5081 or 888-824-5081 to schedule a session. Walk with a Doc Walk with a Doc is a national movement sponsored locally by GCMH and UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine–Grundy Center. It offers regular 30-minute walks led by medical professionals and is open to anyone to join. Walk with a Doc aims to inspire more people to commit to the easiest prescription for good health—movement! The walks are fun, free, a source of information and inspiration, and a great way to get some steps! Note that the 2023 walk format has changed: Walks begin at the Grundy Center Sports Complex, Highway 175 East. Participants are invited to walk for 30 minutes or as long as their schedule permits and are encouraged to ask questions of the health providers who are leading the walk. Check our Facebook page for the schedule of upcoming walks. Join a 5K Near You The summer months bring opportunities to stay active with organized 5K run-walks for individuals and families! ● Saturday, June 17, Gladbrook: Corn Carnival 5K Walk-Run. Registration: ● Tuesday, July 4, Reinbeck 4th of July Celebration 5K. ● Saturday, July 8, Grundy Center: Felix Grundy Festival 5K, sponsored by Grundy County Memorial Hospital. Registration: ● Saturday, Aug. 12, Dike: Watermelon Days 5K. Heartsaver CPR and First Aid New! Combination in-person and online course. Take advantage of classes to learn how you could help save a life in an emergency. CPR for adults, infants and children, including defibrillator use, choking and first aid skills, is taught in this course that qualifies for those who provide child care or work in other settings that require regular CPR certification. Instruction is designed for nonmedical professionals. This is a blended class (online portion and in-person portion) through the American Heart Association. Learn more about this combination course, register and make a payment by scanning the QR code on this page. ● In-person sessions are offered on the following days, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the hospital. Cost is $35. ● Tuesdays, June 6 and Aug. 8. Live Well: Walk-in Wellness Lab Screenings Stay on top of any health issues you may have by taking advantage of convenient access to commonly prescribed health screenings. Available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., without an appointment or doctor’s order. Use Entrance #1 on the hospital’s south side and stop at Registration. Your payment is collected at the time of the blood draw. No health insurance claim will be filed. Individual test costs range from $10 to $40. Spring 2023