Since the development of the Siruno Stroke Prevention Program in Memory of the late Dr. Cesar Siruno we have been promoting programs to reduce the risk of stroke. From Diabetes prevention to healthy nutrition, blood pressure screening, physical activity, smoking cessation, and other wellness programs all designed to reduce your risk for both Stroke and Heart Disease.
Currently we are offering the ‘Eat Mediterranean – A Healthy Choice’. The Mediterranean Diet is the most researched nutrition plan in the world and for the fifth year in a row it has been named the healthiest diet. Nancy Holmquist, coordinator of the Siruno Stroke Prevention Program, is now offering a series of virtual classes to familiarize participants with the diet. By offering the classes virtually people from throughout Aroostook County and beyond can participate. Nearly 100 people have now experienced the program. We offer the Eat Mediterranean – It’s a Health Choice program on a routine basis. To learn more about the program and to learn of our next series of classes, please email Nancy Holmquist at: email@example.com. You may also complete the registration form and we will be in touch with you. Thank you.
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
High Blood Pressure or Hypertension is a major risk factor for Stroke. New guidelines have lowered what is considered normal blood pressure to 120/80. The Siruno Stroke Prevention Program offers free blood pressure screenings to businesses and the general public. Screenings are conducted according to Maine Public Health best practice methods. Blood pressure education packets are distributed to all participants. All information collected will be confidential. De-identified data may be collected for statistical analysis to support future health promotion activity. If you or your organization would like to schedule a free blood pressure screening please complete the registration form.
The Siruno Stroke Prevention Program encourages participants to increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week as recommended by the American Heart Association. Throughout the year Cary Medical Center offers a variety of physical activity programs including the 100 Miles in 100 Days challenge. Walking is known to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. The challenge awards great prizes during the event and it will help you stay active. Not only does regular physical activity, like walking, help prevent stroke and heart disease it can also reduce your risk for Alzheimer’s disease. For more information on our physical activity programs please complete the registration form.