We’re Lowering High Blood Pressure: Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program

    The Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program gives participants the ability to monitor their own health--all while receiving support from the Y!

    The Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program gives participants the ability to monitor their own health–all while receiving support from the Y!

    According to the American Heart Association, 1 out of every 3 American adults (nearly 80 million people) has high blood pressure, a key risk factor for two of the leading causes of death in the United States: heart disease and stroke.

    This risk can be modified through long-term lifestyle modifications, but these changes can be challenging for someone trying to tackle them on their own.

    The Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program, launching in November 2018, helps adults diagnosed with high blood pressure learn proper measuring techniques and obtain individualized support to manage their blood pressure more effectively. Goals include reducing blood pressure and developing healthier eating habits.

    UPDATE: 

    We have an INCREDIBLE announcement for our community!

    Thanks to a generous donation from the Bloomsburg Volunteer Ambulance Association, the Y will now be able to offer the Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program to ALL members of our community AT NO COST!

    This program includes one free month of YMCA membership (with consistent participation), the option to receive an Omron blood pressure monitor if you do not already have a home tracking tool, and the support of our Healthy Heart Ambassadors through one-on-one sessions and monthly nutrition education seminars.

    We are thrilled to help individuals with high blood pressure work to take back control of their health and reduce their risk for chronic disease through self-monitoring.

    Call 570-784-0188 or visit the Y today to register.

    Program begins: February 2019

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    Bloomsburg Area YMCA Mission Statement

    The Bloomsburg Area YMCA is a cause-driven Columbia County organization that is dedicated to Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. The Bloomsburg Area YMCA addresses these needs through our facilities, programs, and community collaborations with likeminded organizations.

    Vision Statement - To nurture every child and teen, to improve the health and well-being of our community residents, and to support fellow cause-driven Columbia County Associations.

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    The Bloomsburg Area YMCA serves over 600 families in our community!

    The Bloomsburg Area YMCA provides over 40 wellness classes each week to prevent childhood obesity, heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes!

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    LOCATION
    Bloomsburg Area YMCA
    30 East 7th Street
    Bloomsburg, PA 17815

    PHONE
    (570) 784-0188

    FAX
    (570) 784-4303

     

    HOURS OF OPERATION
    Mon-Thurs 5:00am-9:00pm
    Fri: 5:00am-7:00pm
    Sat: 8:00am-4:00pm
    Sat (Summer): 8:00am-1:00pm
    Sun: 11:00am-3:00pm

    UNITED WAY - The Bloomsburg Area YMCA is a program partner with the Columbia County United Way