HealthLink slates Healthy Heart Day

JOHNSTOWN – HealthLink Littauer, the community health and wellness service of Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home, announces its “Twelfth Annual Healthy Heart Day” is scheduled for Friday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the YMCA lobby, 213 Harrison St. Ext.

“Heart disease is still the number one killer in this country,” Littauer’s Director of Community Education Sue Cridland said in a news release. “Since February is American Heart Month, we’re offering people the opportunity to have their blood pressure checked, get a body fat analysis, learn their body mass index, relieve stress with a chair massage, and talk with health, nutrition and exercise professionals about making heart healthy lifestyle changes.”

Representatives will be attending from Littauer’s Cardio-Pulmonary Services, HealthLink, Lifeline and Rehab Medicine Services, the news release said. The event will also be attended by massage therapists Bette Papa, Roberta Thomas and Sharon Nare; reflexologist Linda Ivancic; and representatives from ASAPP’s Promise, Community Health Center, MVP Healthcare, Office For Aging, Public Health, New York State’s Health Exchange, Cancer Services Program and EPIC/Prescription Saver, Reality Check, T.O.P.S., Visiting Nurses Home Care, WIC, Women With Heart Disease, and the YMCA, the release said.

This free event is open to the general public and no appointments are needed. Transportation is available by calling the Office For Aging at 736-5650.