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One and only you educational series

March 11, 2013
Reinbeck Courier

Cedar Valley Hospice, Abels & French-Hand Funeral Homes and Grundy County Memorial Hospital are pleased to announce the first educational session in a series of eight being held in Grundy Center. "Are You a Candidate for Knee Replacement Surgery?" will be held Tuesday, March 12 in the Education Room at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital, 201 East J Avenue in Grundy Center. Please enter by door #3 on the West side of the building and greeters will direct you to the room. This event is free and open to the public. Giveaways will be available while supplies last.

To better understand the latest treatment options for knee replacement, Grundy County Memorial Hospital orthopedics will present an educational seminar on, "Are You a Candidate for Knee Replacement Surgery?" Learn about prevention strategies, treatment options and the latest information on replacement surgery. The program will conclude with an open question and answer session.

This is the first session in a series of eight being held the second Tuesday of each month through October from 5:30 6:30 p.m. This educational series "One and Only You!" is being made available to the public because of a need for information on the importance of caregivers taking care of themselves, as well as those they love. Whether you're a mother of young children or caregiver for an ailing spouse, you will benefit from the information being made available in this educational series.


Upcoming seminar topics are as follows:

March 12: Knee Replacement Learn more about the cause of knee pain, total replacement, new treatment options and get the answers to all your questions.

April 9: Caring for the Caregiver with Jennifer Hoelscher, nurse educator at Cedar Valley Hospice will provide emotional and practical support to those who care for the ill or dying.

May 14: Healthy Cooking join the fun and learn how to cook healthy with Chef Breanna Vint and Wendy Brewer RD, LD, both of the Grundy County Memorial Hospital.

June 11: Honoring Choices: Advance Care Planning presented by Marvin Fagerlind, Executive Director of Cedar Valley Hospice. Give a gift to your family and make your future healthcare decisions today!

July 9: Pre-funeral Planning Learn about the benefits, options and steps involved in pre-arranging your funeral.

August 13: Helping a friend who is grieving presented by Robyn Ploucher. What to say or do when words seem so inadequate. Learn how you can be supportive to a friend who is grieving.

September 10: LINK palliative care a program designed to help individuals and families facing a life threatening illness navigate the healthcare system. You don't have to do it alone!

October 8: Socialization after the death of a loved one presented by Rhonda Hein. Learn about ways of getting involved in your community as the world continues on, seemingly oblivious to your loss.

Cedar Valley Hospice is a not-for-profit, multi-service agency, providing comprehensive palliative and end-of-life care to terminally ill individuals, support for patients' families, and services to those who grieve. Services through Cedar Valley Hospice are available to anyone suffering from any life-limiting illness, regardless of their age, diagnosis or ability to pay. Grief support is available to anyone in the community struggling with the death of a loved one and is offered free of charge. Cedar Valley Hospice serves Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Grundy, Tama, parts of Benton, Chickasaw, Delaware, Fayette, Hardin, Linn and Marshall counties. For more information call (800) 617-1972 or visit



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