Entries by Lana Likens

Celebrate Senior Health and Fitness Day

Sterling Connection offers program FAIRBURY – Celebrate Senior Health and Fitness Day at Jefferson Community Health & Life Burkley Fitness Center on Wednesday, May 31. The event, sponsored by JCH&L Sterling Connection includes “Live Your Life, Not Your Age,” by JoAnne Lamb of Empowering Lives NOW!, and opportunities to try Senior Yoga and Armchair Aerobics. […]

May Health Today Features Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection

FAIRBURY – The May Health Today Program will feature skin cancer prevention and detection by Dr. Craig Shumard, Jefferson Community Health & Life family medicine physician. Dr. Shumard will share information on different types of skin cancer, detection and prevention. May is Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. The session will be held at 12:20 […]

JCH&L Gardenside to Celebrate Nursing Home Week

May 14-20 to Celebrate the Spirit of America FAIRBURY – Jefferson Community Health & Life Gardenside will celebrate Nursing Home Week May 14-20 with a variety of special activities and programs to help residents recognize the Spirit of America. The public is invited to join Gardenside residents and staff for a special presentation on World […]

Parkinson’s Support Group to Meet May 8

The Parkinson’s Support Group will meet on Monday, May 8, at 10 a.m. in Jefferson Community Health & Life’s Small Conference Room. The program will be a webinar on “Nutrition and Parkinson’s Disease.” The program is a webinar by Heather Zwickey, Ph.D., Dean of Research and Graduate Studies and Professor of Immunology at the National […]

Annual Cycling Tour Set for May 20

Experience Jefferson County with a 12-, 25-, 48-, 60- or 70-mile cycling tour FAIRBURY – It’s cycling season and once again time for the Fairbury Cycling Tour. This tour is a great way to get outdoors and experience Jefferson County while getting some exercise and having fun.  Join us on Saturday, May 20, for this […]

JCH&L Encourages Immunization to Protect Children

April 22-29 is National Infant Immunization Week FAIRBURY – During National Infant Immunization Week April 22-29, Jefferson Community Health & Life encourages parents to make sure their childrens’ immunizations are up to date. In Nebraska, 26.2 percent of children between 19 months and 35 months of age are not up to date on their immunization […]

Using ER Wisely Can Help Keep Costs Down

FAIRBURY – Increasing health care costs are a concern to many, and wise use of the health center emergency room is an important aspect of keeping health care costs down. “The health center emergency room is not a cost-effective place to get routine health care,” said Judy McGee, chief nursing officer at Jefferson Community Health […]

Prenatal Education Class to be Offered April 29

A Prenatal Childbirth Education class will be offered in April at Jefferson Community Health Center for all expectant parents. The class will meet on Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jefferson Community Health & Life. The cost of the class is $35 per couple, which includes a free copy of the […]

Salad Festival Set for May 18

FAIRBURY — The Spring Salad Festival of the Jefferson Community Health & Life Auxiliary will be held on Thursday, May 18, at the Fairbury Elks Club. The Salad Festival is a fund-raiser for the JCH&L Auxiliary which has been a community event since 1965. “The Salad Festival has a long history in our community, and […]

Youth Swim Offered by Burkley Fitness Center – April 17

Jefferson Community Health & Life Burkley Fitness Center will offer a youth swim event on Monday, April 17, for youth in grades 1 through 6. The lifeguarded swim gives youth the opportunity to swim from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. without a parent or guardian present. The event is free for members, and $3 per […]