RCH Hosts February Heart Healthy Events
Join us at one of these free events during the month of February focusing on a healthy heart.
Free Lipid Profile Health Screenings will be offered on: Wednesday, February 5 from 6:00-7:00 a.m. and Thursday, February 6 from 6:30-7:30 a.m.
A lipid profile blood draw will be provided which measures total cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol) and Triglycerides. Those participating MUST BE FASTING 12-15 hours prior to the blood draw to be tested. Screening will take place across from the lab/x-ray waiting room, first floor. Look for signs. Questions can be directed to Janet at 815-561-3113. You do not need to register, first come first served.
Celebrate National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 7! RCH employees will be wearing red on February 7 to raise awareness in the fight against heart disease and support the American Heart Association. We’ll be taking a group picture for fun. We’d like to challenge local businesses to wear red to work that day also! Send your “red” pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll post them on our Facebook page.
Visit Our Gift Shoppe for your Valentine purchases! Hours are: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 noon
“Cooking for Your Heart” Class
Free class held on Saturday, February 22 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Auxiliary Room.
This class is aimed towards those wanting to discover the importance of diet in maintaining a healthy heart. Open to anyone, including congestive heart failure (CHF) patients, cardiac rehabilitation patients, spouses, caregivers, anyone who wants to learn about eating healthy. The class features a cooking demonstration, samples, recipes, and instructional handouts with Debbie Clark, RCH Food and Nutrition Manager. Registration is required by calling 815-561-3113 or email email@example.com no later than Thursday, February 20.
“Preventing Heart Disease and Knowing Your Risks”
A free community presentation on Tuesday, February 25 at Beacon on the Green.
From 4:30-6:00 p.m. visit informational booths and register for raffle prizes. At 6:00 p.m., Dr. Shaun Kurien, a Cardiologist with Rockford Cardiovascular Associates will share ways to prevent heart disease and the risk factors. A heart healthy meal will be provided. Registration is required by calling 815-561-3113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, February 21.
Monthly Blood Pressure Check – Our cardiac rehabilitation staff take blood pressures at the Hub City Senior the fourth Tuesday of the month from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Stop by!
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