Blood Pressure Kiosk Installed October 23, 2018
The American Heart Association recently dedicated a second blood pressure kiosk in Lancaster thanks to support from the Gunterberg Charitable Foundation and matching funds from CVS Health. Carol Culliton of the Gunterberg Charitable Foundation and representatives from the American Heart Association were on hand at Bright Side Opportunities Center on Sept. 12 for a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the new blood pressure monitoring kiosk, which is available for public use.
The first kiosk was installed at the Barnstormers' home stadium in July with the support of the Gunterberg Charitable Foundation. The kiosks are also the first American Heart Association blood pressure kiosks to be installed in Pennsylvania. The kiosks provide instructions to ensure the user receives an accurate blood pressure reading and information to interpret their blood pressure reading and make healthy lifestyle choices that can help control their blood pressure.
Users will also have the opportunity to register for the American Heart Association's evidence-based blood pressure control tracker called Check. Change. Control. The program provides users with ongoing information and tips via email and helps them track their progress toward lowering their blood pressure over time using an online tracker. Anyone in the Lancaster community may take enroll in the Check. Change. Control. program by visiting www.ccctracker.com/aha/Gunterberg and entering campaign code GCFBP.
According to new blood pressure guidelines released in November that define high blood pressure beginning at 130/80, 46 percent of U.S. adults may have high blood pressure. Uncontrolled high blood pressure raises the risk of stroke, heart attack or heart failure. For more information about controlling high blood pressure and other healthy living tips, readers may visit www.heart.org.
Church Sets Food, Clothing Distribution October 23, 2018
St. Paul's Evangelical Congregational Church, 2120 Main St., Rothsville, will offer free food, shoes, hats, gloves, and scarves to people in need.
The giveaway event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.