Grundy County Memorial Hospital | Live Well | Winter 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 Love Your Heart FREE Health Screening Take care of your heart on Valentine’s Day by learning your key numbers for good health. The screening event is offered free-of-charge at the Grundy Family YMCA, where hospital nurses will provide a 15-minute screening that provides results you can take with you. Screening includes blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and body composition measurements. ● Tuesday, Feb. 14, 6 to 7:45 a.m., Grundy Family YMCA, 102 G Ave., Grundy Center. Fasting for 10 to 12 hours before screening is necessary for accurate results. Call the YMCA to reserve your spot: 319-825-6210. 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. There is no cost to attend, but registration is requested. Classes will be held in the hospital Education Room from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. ● Monday, Feb. 20, “Healthy Eating Starts With Your Grocery Cart.” Learn to make decisions that impact your health, whether you shop in-person or order grocery pickup. A registered dietitian-nutritionist walks you through reading labels and understanding what nutrients are key for your best health. ● Monday, March 20, “Do This—Don’t Diet.” Discover 10 smart habits that are better than dieting. A registered dietitian-nutritionist will cover how to adopt an intuitive eating strategy that doesn’t leave your body lacking nutrients or leave out your favorite foods. ● Monday, April 17, “Lessons from the Blue Zones.” Learn the lifestyle strategies that help people live healthier, longer. The ingredients for living well can be discovered in the areas of the world where people live well into their 90s and beyond. Their secrets can be adapted for you and your family! GCMH Live Well Diabetes Prevention Program Begin this spring by investing in your health. One in three adults in Iowa has pre-diabetes or is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, and the statistics are no different for our community. At our FREE preview session, you will learn what pre-diabetes is and what you can do about it, experience what a program session is like, see a sample class schedule, and hear a former class member’s testimonial. A doctor’s referral is not required for the Diabetes Prevention Program. Registration for the FREE preview session is requested. ● Preview session: Monday, April 24, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. A new class session of the Diabetes Prevention Programwill begin this spring, and class days and times will be determined by those who enroll. You can learnmore about the hospital’s comprehensive approach to diabetes prevention at 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. 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, are 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 class 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, Feb. 7, April 4 and June 6. Winter 2023