Deborah Berger BSN, RN, Community Outreach Coordinator of Saint Joseph Health System Outreach Services conducted the second Wednesday “For Your Health” seminar at Miller’s Assisted Living on February 8th. Residents and staff surprised Berger by wearing RED in honor of Heart Health Month.
Berger discussed different types of heart disease and ways in which the average American can become pro-active in avoiding the onset of heart disease. She also stressed seven small steps that will help reduce the risk of Heart disease. These steps include: Getting active, controlling your cholesterol, eating better, managing your blood pressure, losing weight, reducing your blood sugar and stop smoking. Berger also stated that she can help anyone who is interested in implementing these steps into their daily routine.
After a question and answer time, Miller’s Activity Director Cindy Flagg gave each person in attendance a word search game having to do with Heart Healthy Habits. The group then posed with Berger to show off their red apparel: Seated left to right are: Rose Ringer, Marilyn Biggs, Lorie Sauer, RSD; standing are: Betty Helton, Deborah Berger, BSN, RN, Jean Burton, Glen Martin, Helen Peer, Sue Gay and Millie Slemp. Berger’s next “For Your Health” will be Wednesday, March 8 @ 2:30 p.m. with Senior Services Navigator, John Bruinsma speaking about “Growing Old Gracefully”. For more information call Miller’s at 574-936-9801 and ask for Anna Corbett or Cindy Flagg.