Entries by Lana Likens

March Health Today Features Sodium

FAIRBURY – Join us for the March Health Today session: “Sodium: Shake the Habit,” by Twila Scheetz RN, Cardiac Rehab Nurse. The program will teach participants about sodium – why they should reduce it, and how to do it. The session will be held at 12:20 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, in the Conference Room […]

Sen. Ebke to Hold Townhall March 11

Join 32nd District Sen. Laura Ebke for a Townhall Meeting on Saturday, March 11. The forum will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Large Conference Room at Jefferson Community Health & Life, 2200 H St., Fairbury. This is a great opportunity to visit with the senator, find out what is the legislature is working on, […]

High School Students Get Hands-On Experience

Thirty-two excited (and maybe slightly nervous) high school students tried their hand at suturing and giving shots to oranges, taking blood pressures, and taking blood samples on Tuesday at the Southeast Community College Career Academy event at Jefferson Community Health & Life in Fairbury on Tuesday. “We are always pleased for opportunities for Health Career […]

Brush Up Driving Skills: AARP Smart Driver Course

Jefferson Community Health & Life Sterling Connection will offer the AARP Smart Driving Course on Thursday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the JCH&L conference room. Participants may bring a sack lunch or purchase lunch in the JCH&L cafeteria. Traffic statistics show that older adults overall are safe drivers with good driving […]

Youth Swim Offered by Burkley Fitness Center

Jefferson Community Health & Life Burkley Fitness Center will offer a youth swim event on Friday, Feb. 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 […]

Support Heart Health with Hearts on Fire Event

Jefferson Community Health & Life Burkley Fitness Center will hold the first-ever Hearts on Fire Run/Walk or Bike as a fund-raiser for the American Heart Association on Saturday, Feb. 25. Participants may choose a 1-mile or a 2-mile route, and may run, walk or bike. Registration is $20, and participants are encouraged to also collect […]

February Health Today Features Vitamin D

FAIRBURY – Join us for the February Health Today session: “The Sunshine Vitamin: Vitamin D,” by Lisa Edeal, RDN, LMNT. The program will help participants understand why Vitamin D is important to their health. The February session will be held at 12:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the Large Conference Room at Jefferson Community […]

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group to Meet Feb. 28

The Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group will meet on Monday, Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m. in Jefferson Community Health & Life’s Small Conference Room. The program will be a webinar, “Living with Alzheimer’s: For People with Alzheimer’s.” This training from the Alzheimer’s Association answers many questions a person diagnosed with Alzheimer’s (and their family members and […]

Parkinson’s Support Group Meets Feb. 13

The Parkinson’s Support Group will meet on Monday, Feb. 13, at 10 a.m. in Jefferson Community Health Center’s Small Conference Room. The program will be a webinar on “Getting Around: Transportation and Travel with Parkinson’s.” The program is by Rebecca Gilbert MD, PhD, and Sara Riggare, PhD candidate at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, who is living […]

Jefferson Community Health Center Announces New Name

Jefferson Community Health Center and its health services have announced a new Commitment to Health initiative, and with it, a new name: Jefferson Community Health & Life. The name change mirrors the organization’s newly expanded approach to healthcare in our local communities. As the industry’s core focus shifts from treating illness and injury to nurturing […]