KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

VA Hospital Holds Healthy Living Fair



Bookmark and Share

This year’s flu epidemic has all of us somewhat on edge this year when it comes to prevention, but for the healthcare experts at the Sioux Falls VA Hospital; that’s their primary focus throughout the year.

Friday, the hospital held its annual Healthy Living Fair for veterans and their families. By 7 a.m. Friday morning, experts were set up and ready to go.

Throughout the day, they were busy answering all sorts of questions, giving away items, and even demonstrating a variety of exercises that may lead to a healthier lifestyle.

“You know, a lot of veterans come here for medical therapy, but I think this is kind of an augmentation to that. It kind of adds to that,” says Brian Eggers, a veteran attending the event.  

For Eggers, the highlight of the event was the yoga class.

“My joint pain has been reduced greatly, and my flexibility. It builds up muscle tone as well, even though it’s not a real fast cardiovascular activity,” says Eggers.  

That’s not the only thing that brought Eggers and the many other veterans to this year's health fair. Many of them got their flu shot while browsing the displays.

Giving flu shots kept Brenda Stokke busy all day on top of answering questions.

“How is the flu transmitted? What can they do to prevent the flu with a good handwashing? The most preventable way of getting the flu is to get your flu shot,” says Stokke, a nurse at the VA Hospital.  

In fact, just keeping up with this year's active flu season has made preparing for today's event a challenge for Stokke.

Since the elderly are among the most vulnerable to the flu, she wants to have the most up-to-date information when answering questions.

“I had three deaths in South Dakota last week, but with the news this morning; I had to change it to seven. That’s a double of deaths in South Dakota in one week, which is kind of scary,” says Stokke.

No matter the topic, the healthcare experts at the Sioux Falls VA Hospital can rest assured knowing these veterans left with answers to all their questions, all thanks to their hard work.

The event, which was held in the 4th flood auditorium at the hospital, was open to all veterans whether they used VA services or not.
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

The Daily Scoop: 12-18-14  story with video

Sony Pictures cancels release of "The Interview" to theaters Sony Pictures has announced it will ...

Light Show Donates To Young Boy With Cancer  story with video

An annual light show in Madison is drawing crowds and donations to help fight ...

T. Denny Sanford Gives Tech Ed $25 Million  story with video

T. Denny Sanford is teaming up with the state of South Dakota to provide ...

Snow Plows Tackle Drifts In Sioux Falls  story with video  Dec. 17

Monument To Honor Firefighters In Sioux Falls  story with video  Dec. 17

2nd Gold Coin Given By Anonymous Donor  Dec. 17

Barn Fire Kills 7,500 Turkeys Near Worthington  Dec. 17

Sturgis Officials Planning For 2015 Rally Traffic  Dec. 17

Magistrate Judge Named To Seventh Judicial Circuit  Dec. 17

Daugaard To Push For More Drug Courts In Session  Dec. 17

SD Ranks Seventh Among States For Volunteering  Dec. 17

Police: Spencer Woman Found Dead In Apartment  Dec. 17

Update: Missing Man Found Deceased  Dec. 17

The Daily Scoop: 12-17-14  story with video  Dec. 17

SF Building Damaged After Overnight Fire   Dec. 17

Most Popular Google Searches Of 2014  story with video  Dec. 17

The Search For A Superintendent Continues  Dec. 16

Prosecutor: "I Was Surprised By The Verdict"  story with video  Dec. 16

Ice, Snow Leaves Hundreds In The Dark  story with video  Dec. 16

Improvements Coming To South Dakota Rail   story with video  Dec. 16

KDLT News Archive
     

Update: Missing Man Found Deceased

A man reported missing in Charles Mix County was found deceased ...

SF Building Damaged After Overnight Fire

Firefighters spent part of the early morning hours ...

Police: Spencer Woman Found Dead In Apartment

Authorities in northwest Iowa are investigating ...

2nd Gold Coin Given By Anonymous Donor  Dec. 17

The Daily Scoop: 12-17-14  story with video  Dec. 17

Light Show Donates To Young Boy With Cancer  story with video  Dec. 17

Snow Plows Tackle Drifts In Sioux Falls  story with video  Dec. 17

Barn Fire Kills 7,500 Turkeys Near Worthington  Dec. 17

KDLT News Archive
     

Buchta, Herd beat Des Moines  story with video

Sioux Falls, SD—For the first time this season, the Sioux Falls Stampede earned ...

Lancers hot from outside in win at Dakota State  story with video

MADISON, S. D. – Mount Marty (S. D. ) hit 16 ...

Eades loves new home at Denny  story with video

The Stampede were glad to be home for Wednesday night's game with Des Moines to start a 9-game homestand ...

Scheels Plays of Week December 8th-14th  story with video  Dec. 17

3 Jacks make AP All-American team  story with video  Dec. 17

Another All-American honor for USF's St. Pierre  story with video  Dec. 17

Mustangs snap Madison's win streak  story with video  Dec. 16

Cougars win behind Mack Johnson's 30  story with video  Dec. 16

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top