Scheele Honored for Service

Brian Scheele of Plymouth was honored with a plaque in honor of his years of service to the JCH&L Board of Directors.

Brian began serving on the board in 2013. He served as vice chairman of the board from 2014 through 2016, and board chairman from 2017-2019. During his final year on the board he served on the executive committee as past president.

Brian served on the board with four CEOs—Bill Welch, Chad Jurgens, interim CEO Vic Lee and Dr. Burke Kline. During his tenure, JCH&L completed a major renovation of patient rooms and ancillary services; opened a clinic in Plymouth; rebranded; added many new services; and began a major building project of a new Fairbury Clinic attached to the health center.

It’s Not Too Late for an Influenza Vaccination

It’s not too late to receive an influenza vaccination, and vaccinations remain available by appointment at JCH&L Fairbury and Plymouth clinics.

Call today to make your appointment for:

  • JCH&L Plymouth Clinic, Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or Thursdays from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 402-729-6888.
  • JCH&L Fairbury Clinic, appointments may be made for regular clinic hours of Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. To make an appointment, call 402-729-3361 (option 1.)

When coming for influenza vaccination appointments this year, please:

  • Wear clothing which allows easy access to your arm
  • Bring your health insurance card and photo ID. Most health insurances cover the influenza vaccine. There will be a fee payable that day if it will be private pay.
  • Bring a completed Health History form (available on our website at if you have not had an appointment since we started our new Electronic Health Record on Aug. 17

The CDC recommends annual influenza vaccination for everyone 6 months of age or older every year. Once the vaccine is administered, it takes about 2 weeks for peak immunity to develop. The flu season typically starts in about November, but can last until March or April.

The influenza virus can cause mild to severe symptoms, and can lead to death, especially among those who have additional risk factors: age (65 and older or 2 and younger), immune compromised, chronic health conditions or pregnancy.

If you have questions about influenza vaccinations or the JCH&L influenza clinics, please call 402-729-3361, and select option 2 for patient services.

Women’s Health Fair Successful

The third annual Women’s Health Fair was successful, hosting 150 participants for an evening of health education and information, pampering, shopping, and treats.

Ladies could sign up for a free chair massage on a first-come, first-served basis, sign up for lots of great door prizes, hear educational presentations, have screenings, and even check out some shopping opportunities.

Presentations included:
Vaping: Harm, addiction and help, by Jessica Borrenpohl, PA-C, and Kruz Schoenrock, school resource officer: Make Yourself a Priority, Too, by Kensly Williams, UNMC PA student; Annual Wellness Visit by Kelsey Maguire, PA-C; Bone Density, Risk Factors and Prevention, by Jessica Borrenpohl, PA-C; Women’s Self-Defense, Martinez Combative Arts, Burkley Fitness Center.

Video of the presentations and the power points that accompanied them are available on the Jefferson Community Health and Life YouTube Channel at

Prizewinners were:

Heartland Bank & Walmart — Bike—Adrian Bowen

Bonham Golden Bucket—Becky Bruce

Ray’s gift card and Young Living oil, Lylice Schmidt

Luluroe clothing—Debbie Aden

Luluroe clothing—Cheryl Trimm

Pampered Chef—Shirley Schoen

Massage—Janet Ahl

Christmas sign—Erin Starr

Pampered Chef—Sherri Davis

Hope Crisis tshirt and P-Town Daily Grind certificate—Emily Adams

Massage—Sue Fox

Zyia—Theresa Fox

Burkley Fitness Center membership—Dianne Wurm

Fitbit—Annette Baxa

Cup and straws  — Carrie Zweifel

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 College of Natural Medicine, Portland, OR.

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.