Diabetes Update

Burgess Health Center’s Diabetes Update Class is scheduled for Thursday, April 7 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. at Burgess Health Center or you can attend via Zoom from the comforts of your home.

This update is for anyone who wants to prevent, currently has or lives with someone who has diabetes. Specifically designed for those who want to stay healthy and learn more about managing their diabetes.

There is no cost to attend. Pre-registration is required. Please call Sue McLaughlin or Michele Kirkendall at 712-423-9268 with any questions or to pre-register.

Diabetes Update – FREE

Anyone who wants to prevent diabetes or wants to obtain information on how to live with diabetes, this is the class for you! Support persons are welcome.

5 – 7 p.m. at Burgess Health Center

Pre-registration is required and can do so by calling 702.423.9268.

No cost.

Live Healthy Iowa 5K Walk/Run

Live Healthy Iowa is partnering with 18 communities across Iowa to host the 6th annual Live Healthy Iowa 5K. The events, scheduled for Saturday, April 13, will be held in Asbury, Bondurant, Britt, Carroll, Decorah, Dike, Fairfield, Hiawatha, Ida Grove, Mt, Pleasant, Onawa, Perry, Rathbun Lake, Sergeant Bluff, Sioux Center, Spencer, Story City, and Waukee. Proceeds from the events will benefit local wellness efforts in these communities, as well as Live Healthy Iowa Kids initiatives.

“The Live Healthy Iowa 5K events are a great way to come together in celebration of healthy communities,” said Iowa Sports Foundation CEO and Executive Director, Chuck Long. We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with 18 communities in putting on this year’s events.”

Onawa 5K

The Onawa LHI 5K event will begin and end at the Lewis & Clark State Park Visitor Center. The 5K portion of the event will begin at 8 a.m. with the 1K kid’s run following at 9 a.m. Early packet pickup and registration will be in the Visitor Center at Lewis and Clark State Park on Friday, April 12 from 4-5 p.m. Day of the event packet pickup and registration will be Saturday, April 13 from 6:30-7:45 a.m.

All participants will receive a Live Healthy Iowa 5K T-shirt, race number, finisher medal, and the opportunity to win door prizes. The cost is just $20 online until April 1; and $25 up to the race.  Participants in the 10 Week Wellness Challenge can receive a $10 discount on registration by redeeming the provided coupon code. The 1K kid’s run, for ages 12 and younger, is $5 through race day.  For additional event details, or to register, visit www.livehealthyiowa5k.org.

“Onawa is excited to partner with Live Healthy Iowa to offer this fun and healthy event,” said Michele Kirkendall, Onawa event co-coordinator. We look forward to welcoming area participants to our community and celebrating the efforts of all on race day.

Live Healthy Iowa and Live Healthy Iowa Kids provide challenges and events throughout the year to promote healthy and active lifestyles. To learn more about these programs, please visit www.livehealthyiowa.org or call (888)777-8881.


Grief Support Group

Grief is a journey that doesn’t have to be traveled alone. Often, talking or being with someone else who has experienced a loss can be helpful.

Burgess Home Health and Hospice is offering a 5-session grief support group for adults. Sessions will be on Tuesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24, and May 1 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. The support group will meet in the conference rooms at Burgess Health Center in Onawa, Iowa.

There is no charge to participate. Please bring a photo of your loved one for the first meeting.

This support group is for any adult who has experienced a loss through death. It is designed to offer members a safe and understanding atmosphere where support can be drawn, and feelings, fears, and frustrations shared with others traveling the same “road of grief.”

While there is no timeframe for when you experienced the loss of your loved one, it is recommended the loss have occurred at least two months before the start of the grief group.

Participants must pre-register by Friday, March 30. A minimum of four members is required for the group to take place. If you have questions or would like to register, please contact Sandra Beechy at Burgess Hospice by calling 712-423-9183.