Feb. 14 - Peninsula Home Care HeartBeats Tour - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Feb. 14 - Peninsula Home Care HeartBeats Tour

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GOOD MORNING DELMARVA - Peninsula Home Care (PHC), a leading, award winning home care company is hitting the road this month to promote heart health.  On their first road tour across the Eastern Shore of Maryland and lower Delaware, PHC will make thirteen stops at local venues to offer free blood pressure screenings to community members.

"Our road crews will be armed with educational materials complete with information and resources to promote heart health and tips to help manage high blood pressure," said Therese Ganster, branch director, Peninsula Home Care.  "All three PHC branches (Ocean Pines, Salisbury and Seaford) have reached out to their communities to schedule screenings in convenient locations for people across the peninsula."  

PHC Heartbeats Tour Stops

Date

Time

Location

Contact

February 5

9:30am – 10:30am

Laurel Senior Center

113 North Central Avenue Laurel DE 19956

Sandy Russ

302-629-4914

February 5

10:30am

Pocomoke Senior Center

400-B Walnut Street

Pocomoke, MD 21851

Therese Ganster

410-208-4828

February 7

11:00am – Noon

Blood Bank of Delmarva / Salisbury Donor Center

1309 Mt. Hermon Rd Sallisbury, MD 21804

Nancy Bagwell

410-543-7550

February 8

9:30am – 10:30am

Nanticoke Senior Center

1001 West Locust St.
Seaford, Delaware 19973

Sandy Russ

302-629-4914

February 11

10:30am

Berlin Senior Center

10129 Old Ocean City Blvd. Berlin, MD 21911

Therese Ganster

410-208-4828

February 13

11:00am – 1:00pm

Rite-Aid

1301 East State Street

Delmar, MD 21875

 

 

Nancy Bagwell

410-543-7550

February 19

11:00am – Noon

Crisfield Clinic

4384 Crisfield Highway

Crisfield, MD 21817

Nancy Bagwell

410-543-7550

February 20

9:30am – 10:30am

Heritage Shores

23 White Pelican Ct Bridgeville, DE 19933

Sandy Russ

302-629-4914

February 26

11:00am – 1:00pm

Rite-Aid

12154 Brittingham Ln

Princess Anne, MD 21853

 

Nancy Bagwell

410-543-7550

February 26

9:30am – 10:30am

Bridgeville Senior Center

414 Market St Bridgeville, DE 19933

Sandy Russ

302-629-4914

February 26

10:30am

Snow Hill Senior Center

4767 Snow Hill Road

Snow Hill, MD 21863

Therese Ganster

410-208-4828

 

Heart Health Set-List

  1. Under Pressure

Blood Pressure – With each beat of the heart, blood is pumped out of the heart into the blood vessels, which carry blood throughout your body. Blood pressure is the measurement of the pressure or force inside your blood vessels (arteries) with each beat of the heart.  High blood pressure, also called hypertension, means the pressure in your arteries is above the normal range.

  1. Risk Taker

Who is at Risk for High Blood Pressure?

  • People with family members who have high blood pressure, history of heart disease or diabetes.
  • African-Americans
  • Pregnant women
  • People over age 60
  • People who are overweight
  • Heavy drinkers
  • People who eat too many fatty foods or foods with too much salt
  • Smokers
  1. Don't Break My Heart

Untreated high blood pressure can result in: Heart Failure, Stroke, an Enlarged Heart, Heart Attack and Kidney Disease

  1. Treat Me Right

How to Treat High Blood Pressure

  • Eat healthy foods that are low in salt and fat
  • Lose Weight
  • Limit Alcohol
  • Exercise Regularly
  • Quit Smoking
  • Take high blood pressure medicine when prescribed by your doctor
  • Have regular blood pressure checks

For more information about the Peninsula Home Care Heartbeats Tour, please visit www.peninsulahomecare.com.  

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