PURPOSE AND OVERVIEW
The YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring program is designed to help adults with hypertension lower and manage their blood pressure. The four-month program focuses on regular home self-monitoring of one’s blood pressure using proper measuring techniques, one-on-one consultations with a trained Healthy Heart Ambassador, support and group-based nutrition education for better blood pressure management.
With the support from a trained Healthy Heart Ambassador, participants will aim to:
• Measure and record your blood pressure at home at least two times per month, gaining increased awareness of triggers that elevate blood pressure
• Attend two personalized consultations per month with a Healthy Heart Ambassador
• Attend monthly Nutrition Education Seminars (virtual option available as well)
You must: be at least 18 years old and be diagnosed with high blood pressure.
You must NOT: have experienced a recent cardiac event, have atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmias, or be at risk for lymphedema.
OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY! Program Fee: $25
To verify eligibility and enroll please call the Y or email Marilyn at: firstname.lastname@example.org