The Indio Senior Center, in partnership with the American Heart Association (AHA) and Desert Oasis Healthcare, began offering a series of blood pressure classes in September 2019 to educate residents on how to improve their heart health as part of the “Desert Communities: Life is Why” initiative. The AHA also unveiled a new blood pressure kiosk at the Indio Senior Center to allow members to check their blood pressure on a regular basis outside of the doctor’s office. The kiosk is free to use and is a great way to monitor blood pressure in a relaxing setting, and offers tips on how to lower high blood pressure risk. High blood pressure is known as the "silent killer" because there are no obvious warning signs and if left uncontrolled it can lead to heart attack, stroke, heart failure and other serious life threats.
The remaining classes will be held from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m., in both English and Spanish, on the following dates:
• Control Your Blood Pressure - October 21, 2019
• Eating Smart with Fruits & Vegetables - November 18, 2019
• Salt & Cardiovascular Risk - December 16, 2019
To join the Indio Senior Center or for more information, visit Indio.org/SeniorCenter or call 760-391-4170.