Veterans Memorial Hospital will be offering a variety of free health tests and education at the 2018 Allamakee County Fair. Testing and educational materials will change daily and will include the following schedule:
Wednesday, July 18, 6:00-10:00 p.m.—Special Exhibit of real pig lungs showing the effects of smoking, presented by Veterans Memorial Hospital Respiratory Therapists Stacie Radloff and Chanice Drahn.
Thursday, July 19, 4:00-8:00 p.m.— Free Chair Massages by Veterans Memorial Hospital certified massage therapists Edna Wyninger, Shannen Mezera and Vicki Klepper.
Friday, July 20, 4:00-8:00 p.m.— Free blood sugar and diabetes testing by Angie Mettille, RN, Certified Diabetes Educator, of the Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes Department.
Saturday, July 21, 4:00-8:00 p.m.— Educational Laboratory Display presented by the Veterans Memorial Hospital Laboratory Department.
Sunday, July 22, Noon-4:00 p.m.—Free blood pressure checks by the Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care Nurses.
Veterans Memorial Hospital will also be offering a wellness activity challenge to all attending the fair. Participation prizes will be awarded as well as many door prizes.
Everyone is also invited to have their cell phones sanitized with a PhoneSoap machine available at the hospital booth. This process takes about 10 minutes and cleans all germs from cell phones using ultra violet rays. These machines will later be available at the front entrance of the hospital for anyone to stop by and use. The hand washing bug will also be back by popular demand for kids to test just how well they do wash their hands and use hand sanitizer.
A special display will also be set up throughout the fair on Radon Education and Awareness. This display is in honor of Paul Kammarmeyer, former Veterans Memorial Hospital Wellness Fair and Allamakee County Fair Balloon Artist who lost his battle to lung cancer caused by Radon in his home at the end of 2017. Also in his honor, coupons for $5 radon testing kits will be handed out compliments of the Allamakee County Environmental Health Office.
As always, Veterans Memorial Hospital will have a medical kit available for any first aide emergencies on the Fairgrounds. The hospital booth will be located inside the Fairgrounds Pavilion building on the stage area.