WARSAW — The Parkview Warsaw YMCA will hosts a free blood pressure self-monitoring preview event “Healthy Heart Nutrition Seminar: Apps and Information” Tuesday, Nov. 19.
The event will be held from 5:45 – 7 p.m. in the Parkview Center for Healthy Living within the Parkview YMCA.
The event is free and open to the community, but pre-registration is required, said a news release from the Parkview YMCA.
Light appetizers will be served and staffers will present a nutrition topic as well as provide an overview of the full program.
Those interested may register online at www.kcyma.org or at the Welcome Desk of the Parkview Warsaw YMCA.
80 million adults across the country live with high blood pressure. Less than half of that number can keep their blood pressure under control, despite having access to quality health care and medication said the news release.
The Parkview Warsaw YMCA, with support from the K21 Health Foundation, aims to change that with the Blood Pressure Self-monitoring program.
During this four-month program, participants will be partnered with a trained healthy heart ambassador for personal, bi-weekly consultants on taking their blood pressure. They will meet monthly as a group to learn how modifying their nutrition and physical activity can significantly reduce their blood pressure. Each participant will be able to track their progress and celebrate their improvement.
To qualify, participants must be at least 18 years old, be diagnosed with high blood pressure and not have experienced a recent cardiac event, atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmias said the news release.
The cost is $40 if they already own a blood pressure monitor, or $65 if they need a monitor provided.