The Allegany County Community Wellness Committee is pleased to continue supporting the national Million Hearts™ effort to save a million lives from heart disease and stroke —two of the leading causes of death in the United States. February is American Heart Month. Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. The Community Wellness Committee is spreading the word about strategies for preventing heart disease and encourage people to live heart healthy lives by taking advantage of an array of educational activities:
Smoking Cessation Class Series
The next smoking cessation class is scheduled for March 21-April 18, 2017, Tuesdays; 5:30pm-6:30pm at Jones Memorial Hospital. This five week class is FREE and successful completers will receive FREE Nicotine Replacement Therapy. Pre-registration is required by March 15th by contacting Ann Weaver at 585-593-1920, ext. 713.
CPR/AED/First Aid Training(s)
Getting your certification in CPR not only provides the knowledge to save lives, but the empowerment that you are prepared should a situation arise. To register online for an upcoming training, please visit http://www.ardentnetwork.org/first-aidaedcpr-training-registration.html or contact Patty Amidon at 585-593-5223, ext. 1010.
Heart Disease & Stroke
Our goal in joining Million Hearts is to help empower the people of Allegany County to make healthy choices. Prevent heart disease and stroke by understanding the risk. Stroke and Heart Disease awareness posters and Stroke Risk Scorecards are available at Ardent Solutions by contacting Patty Amidon at 585-593-5223 ext. 1010.
Blood Pressure Monitoring
Be sure to follow your doctor’s recommendations regarding monitoring your blood pressure, and speak with your doctor if you have any concerns about your readings. To learn more about free local blood pressure clinics, public blood pressure machines and home monitoring, visit the Blood Pressure monitoring webpage at http://www.ardentnetwork.org/blood-pressure-monitoring-locations.html
Remember, Prevention Works!