Take the Pressure Off: High Blood Pressure 

February is Heart and Stroke month. Townshippers’ Association and the Community Health and Education program (CHEP) are pleased to present an interactive videoconference “Take the Pressure Off: High Blood pressure” on Wednesday, February 18 from 10 am to 12 pm in Bury, Richmond and Waterloo.

“High blood pressure is a common condition in which the force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease.  Blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure.

High blood pressure generally develops over many years, and it affects nearly everyone eventually. Fortunately, high blood pressure can be easily detected. And once you know you have high blood pressure, you can work with your doctor to control it.” (Mayo Clinic Online)

Learn more about blood pressure and specifically what is normal blood pressure, how to measure and monitor blood pressure, and how to prevent and treat high blood pressure.  The session will be guided by three presenters: Christina Weiss, certified exercise physiologist, Amanda Rizk, PhD, clinical exercise Physiologist, and Andréane Tardif, Project Coordinator, Health Promotion, Heart & Stroke Foundation Quebec.

The videoconference will take place on Wednesday, February 18 from 10 am to 12 pm at the following locations: Eaton Valley Community Learning Center (CLC), Pope Memorial Elementary School, 523 Stokes Street. Bury; Richmond & Region CLC, Richmond Regional High School, 375 Armstrong Street; and at Waterloo Elementary School, 5 Clark Hill Street  Please note space is limited for the Waterloo session so reservations are encouraged.

For more information about the videoconference please contact Shannon Keenan [email protected]   or Debbie Bishop [email protected] at Townshippers’ Sherbrooke office 819-566-5717 or to reserve for the Waterloo session, contact Kate Murray [email protected] at 450 242-4421

Look here for upcoming CHEP presentations on topics such as Diabetes and the sugar factor coming March 18 to a Community Learning Center near you!

Free Eating Disorders Workshop

Are you or is someone you love struggling with an eating disorder? Community organization Ami-Quebec (Action on Mental Illness) are hosting a free teleworkshop on Eating Disorders, which can be accessed from any location – or from Mental Health Estrie’s office in Lennoxville – by telephone, on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 7:00 pm.

Learn more about what eating disorders are, where they come from, their affect and impact as well as the treatments available. Dr. Mimi Israel, psychiatrist, will discuss eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia and describe when it’s time to get help. You will also have a chance to ask questions.

Register by calling 1-866-396-2433 or online at www.careringvoice.com/tele-upcoming-sessions.php?id_organization=10, or listen in at Mental Health Estrie’s office 257 Rue Queen. Call ahead to register 819-565-3777.

For more information on Townshippers’ Association and our activities, keep reading this weekly Keeping in Touch column in The Record and visit us on Twitter @Townshippers, Facebook and our website www.Townshippers.org. Connect with Townshippers’ offices in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen St. 819-566-5717, toll free: 1-866-566-5717 or Lac-Brome at 3-584 Knowlton Rd, 450-242-4421, toll free: 1-877-242-4421.




Photo Credit:  Townshippers’ Association

Photo Caption:   February is Heart and Stroke month, to mark the occasion Townshippers’ Association and the Community Health and Education program will present an interactive videoconference “Take the Pressure Off: High Blood pressure” on February 18.