JCH&L Charity Golf Tournament Raises More Than $11,000

FAIRBURY — The 21st annual golf tournament to benefit Jefferson Community Health and Life was successful, raising $11,000.

“We are very pleased with the success of this annual event. It’s a great way for JCH&L supporters to have a good time and help provide quality health care for our community,” said Chad Jurgens, JCH&L Chief Executive Officer.

The golf tournament, held Friday, Aug. 11 at the Fairbury Country Club, was a fund-raiser for Jefferson Community Health & Life, a 17-bed critical access hospital located in Fairbury.

A total of 27 teams golfed in the event.  Winning teams were:

American National Bank Team

Championship Flight —  first place, American National Bank (Don Osborne, Justin Peterson, Mike Beachler); second place, MedHost 2 (Don Sutton, Deanna Lierman, Erin Starr); and third place, Starr Buckow (Brooke Schwab, Larae Endorf, Reid Starr.)

 

 

 

 

 

AOS Team  

First Flight — first place, AOS (Dan Reikofski, Mike Bonham, Craig Stork); second place, Gerdes Meyer (Jeff Meyer, Bill Runge, Blake McGee); and third place, Goeking  (Chris Goeking, Jamie Swanda, Matt Blobaum.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glen Blobaum Team

Second Flight — first place, Glen Blobaum (Glen Blobaum, Fred Meyer, Tim Diller); second place, Barber Furniture (Terry Barber, Bob Schmidt, Bob Endorf); third place, ADP (Travis Hall, Marci Gillham, Penni Mitchell.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

A total of 13 companies served as hole sponsors, helping to make the fund-raising tournament possible.  Hole sponsors were: American National Bank, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, Brown’s Medical Imaging, Davis Design, Den’s Meat Distributing, M&B 2 Cylinder, MedHost, Pathology Medical Services PC, Rural Sleep Solutions, Seim Johnson, The Olson Group, Union Bank and Trust Co., and Westin Packaged Meats/Fairbury Operations.

Contributing sponsors included: Avadyne, Beckenhauer Construction, Heritage Care Center, Globe Rexall, HoriSun Hospice Community Foundation, Nebraska Medicine, Lottman & Carpenter Construction Inc., MMIC, Seneca Medical, SimplyWell, Dr. Vince and Brenda Sutton, Thrivent and UNICO.

Breakfast sponsor was Collection Associates.

Lunch co-sponsors were Gill Insurance Services Inc., Plymouth Electric, and Regional Care Inc.

Raffle prize donors were: Tim Olson Inc., Don Sutton Club Repair, Nebraska Healthcare Association, Casey’s General Store, Sims Florist and Gifts, and C&C Food Mart and Processing.

Flag prizes and door prizes were donated by: Alexander Open Systems (AOS), AseraCare Hospice, ByteSpeed, Credit Management, Directions EAP, First National Bank of Fairbury, Gill Insurance Services Inc., Nebraska Community Bloodbank, Nebraska Hospital Association, Schwarz Paper, and Walmart #418 – Fairbury.

Other sponsors for the day’s tournament included Precision Signs and Graphics LLC, Ray’s Applemarket and  Fairbury Country Club. Special Thanks to 9 and Dine for our meal and all of their work and assistance.

Teams participating included: Alexander Open Systems (AOS), American National Bank, Barber Furniture Co., Glen Blobaum, Blobaum & Busboom, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska, Bryan Health, Credit Management, Davis Design, Den’s Meat Distributing, Diode Technologies, Fairbury Dental Associates, 3 Gs, Gerdes Meyer, Goeking, M&B 2 Cylinder, Marcotte, MedHost, Sara Nickel, PVI, Rural Sleep Solutions, Starr Buckow Insurance, Bill Welch and Westin Packaged Meats/Fairbury Operations.

“We especially want to thank our sponsors, donors, golf teams and volunteers.  It wouldn’t have been a successful event if we didn’t have such great support from our community, our peers, and companies we work with regularly,” Jurgens said.

JCH&L Offers Next Session of Smart Moves

Lifestyle change program helps participants learn to live healthy

FAIRBURY — The fifth session of a successful lifestyle change program is being offered beginning in September at Jefferson Community Health & Life in Fairbury. The year-long program is designed for those who are at risk for diabetes and want to change their lifestyle to avoid getting diabetes. A free no-obligation introductory class will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30. To sign up for this session, call Lisa Edeal RD, LMNT, at 402-729-6846.

Lifestyle coaches who lead the program are Jill Duis RN, certified diabetes educator; JCH&L Dietitian Lisa Edeal RD, LMNT; and Craig Bontrager, director of JCH&L Burkley Fitness Center.

“This program has been successful in helping participants to make lifestyle changes which positively impact their health,” Edeal said.

Studies show that diabetes can be prevented. Diabetes risk can be lowered by losing weight, eating healthy, exercising regularly, and taking part in a lifestyle change program, such as Smart Moves. Smart Moves is a program of the National Diabetes Prevention Program. JCH&L is participating with the support of Public Health Solutions District Health Department.

For the first part of the program, participants meet in a small-group setting weekly for one-hour presentations. For the second portion of the program, participants will meet monthly.

The program provides lifestyle coaching and group support, promotes healthier eating and weight loss, explores ways to be physically active, creates strategies to overcome barriers, and teaches participants how to apply coping skills to stay successful.

The cost of the program is $150 for the full year. This fee includes not only the program, but also a six-month membership to the JCH&L Burkley Fitness Center (a $200 value.) Financial assistance may be available for those who meet eligibility criteria.

Anyone interested in the session is encouraged to attend the free no-obligation introductory class. Class registration is needed by Sept. 20. Call Lisa Edeal RD, LMNT, at (402) 729-6846 or email lisa.edeal@jchealthandlife.org to register or for more information.

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group to Meet Aug. 28

The Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group will meet on Monday, Aug. 28, at 6:30 p.m. in Jefferson Community Health & Life’s Small Conference Room.

The program will be a video on Making Visits Valuable (Taste and Pills) by Teepa Snow.

Easiest access will be by parking in the H Street parking and entering through the JCHC Main Entrance. Follow the lobby signage to “Hospital.” The meeting rooms will be to the left. The Small Conference Room is the second door.

The Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Jefferson Community Health & Life.  It is designed for those who are caregivers and family members of those who have Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias.

The group is designed to provide an opportunity anyone interested to share their experiences with Alzheimer’s Disease. There is no cost, and no pre-registration.

For more information, contact Lana Likens at Jefferson Community Health & Life at 402-729-6855.

Parkinson’s Support Group to Meet Aug. 14

The Parkinson’s Support Group will meet on Monday, Aug. 14, at 10 a.m. in Jefferson Community Health & Life’s Small Conference Room.

The program will be a webinar on “Sleep and Parkinson’s.” The program will be presented by Aleksandar Videnovic , M.D., M.Sc. ,  Associate Professor of Neurology and Director of the Program on Sleep, Circadian Biology and Neurodegeneration at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Easiest access will be by parking in the H Street parking and entering through the JCHC Main Entrance. Follow the lobby signage to “Conference Room.” The meeting rooms will be to the left. The Small Conference Room is the second door.

The Parkinson’s Support Group generally meets on the second Monday of each month.

The group is designed to provide an opportunity for area residents to share their experiences with Parkinson’s disease. There is no cost for participants.

For more information, contact Lana Likens at Jefferson Community Health Center at (402)-729-3351.