YMCA & Mahaska Health Partner for “Lunch and Learn”


In Partnership with the YMCA in Oskaloosa, Mahaska Health is offering free monthly health education opportunities to the Mahaska County community. On the second Friday of each month, from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, specialists from Mahaska Health will visit the YMCA to present information on the topic of their expertise and answer any relevant questions over a complimentary lunch.

At this upcoming ‘Lunch and Learn’ event on March 8th, esteemed Doctor Jesse R. Van Mannen and board-certified Physician Assistant Rachel Sheetz will be providing their professional insights on colorectal cancer awareness. Guests can expect to learn about screening
recommendations, prevention tips, and resources to support healthy habits.

“Staying active is an important part of healthy aging,” shared Dr. Van Mannen. “Other preventative measures can make a big difference, too. We want our community to know what steps they can take to stay on a healthy track – in and out of the gym.”

Each month, the event takes place at the YMCA in the ‘Mahaska Community Room.’ Attendees can register at the front desk, where they will find directions for where to go if they are not familiar with the building. Anyone interested in participating is welcome regardless of YMCA membership status.

To attend, go to the Oskaloosa YMCA on March 8 th or the 2 nd Friday of any month before 12:00 and register with the front desk.

Mahaska Health is committed to providing compassionate, patient-centered care in state-of- the-art facilities to Oskaloosa, surrounding communities, and the southeast Iowa region. As a physician and nurse-led hospital, Mahaska Health dedicates itself to serving its communities with kindness, empathy, and expert care.

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