Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Community Nurses Inc. to Host Caring for Your Heart Program

Did you know that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in America? Cardiovascular diseases — which include high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, and congenital cardiovascular defects — affect more than one in three American adults. By 2030, the prevalence of cardiovascular disease is estimated to rise 10 percent to more than 40 percent of American adults, or 116 million people.

Steps are being taken locally to make people aware of their risk and to keep them from becoming one of the statistics.

Our colleagues at Community Nurses, Inc. will present a program on Caring for Your Heart at three locations in the tri-county area.

  • Wednesday, August 7 at 6 p.m. in the Education Center at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys campus
  • Thursday, August 15 at 1 p.m. at the Greater Bradford Senior Center on Campus Drive
  • Wednesday, August 28 at 6 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Emporium

The event will provide information for those who already have heart disease as well as those who may be at risk and not know it. Screenings and a risk assessment will help identify those at risk and an informative presentation will educate people of all ages on the types, signs, symptoms, prevention, and management of heart disease.

Caring for Your Heart is a cardiovascular disease awareness and prevention project presented by the Community Nurses and funded by a grant from the A.J. and Sigismunda Palumbo Charitable Trust. There is no fee for the program and no reservation is needed. Refreshments will be served.