OSF Saint James To Host “Heart Healthy At Every Age”

1/19/2015 - Pontiac, Illinois

In recognition of American Heart Month, OSF HealthCare will host “Heart Healthy at Every Age,” a personal wellness event, on Friday, February 20 from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Pontiac Recreation Center, 900 North Elm Street.  The schedule of activities is included below. 

While there is no fee for the screenings or presentations, space is limited, so general registration is required and can be done at www.osfsaintjames.org/calendar. Click on “Heart Healthy at Every Age.” A Pontiac Rec Center membership is not required to attend this event. 

7-8:30 a.m.      Health screening; includes 10-hour fasting full cholesterol panel via fingerstick, blood glucose and blood pressure; immediate results and education provided (no reserved time slots)

8 a.m.              Cooking demonstration with tastings, Gloria Duy, OSF Saint James Registered Dietitian

9 a.m.              “The Heart Truth” with Nancy Kuster, Exercise Physiologist; features personal stories from real cardiac event survivors

10 a.m.            Walking and exercise program for all ages and fitness levels 

Anyone with questions should call the OSF St. Joseph Center for Healthy Lifestyles at (309) 661-5153.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Pam Meiner
Community Relations Coordinator
(815) 842-4986