WAYNE YMCA Partners with Chilton Medical Center to Offer Heart Health Event for Community

Event educated children, adults and seniors regarding Heart Health

 

[WAYNE, February 25]— In recognition of American Heart Month, the Wayne YMCA has partnered with Atlantic Health System’s Chilton Medical Center for a heart health event that brought heart health awareness to the local community.

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The event started at 11:00 am where the community was invited to hear Michele Gilbert, a nurse practitioner with the Chilton Heart Success Program, speak about the differences in incidence, risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options for both men and women.

 

The 60-minute discussion, followed by a question and answer period, focused on how cardiovascular disease impacts men and women differently and how each gender can make lifestyle modifications to lower the risk.

 

After the presentation, participants had the opportunity to walk through a giant inflatable heart and explore resource tables to learn more about what can be done to keep hearts strong.

 

Students from the local JFK Elementary School and Wayne YMCA education programs also participated in the event.

 

To learn more, visit www.wayneymca.org or call (973) 595-0100. The event will be held at the Wayne YMCA at 1 Pike Ave. in Wayne.

 

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The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 22 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.

 

 

About Atlantic Health System

Powered by a workforce of 17,000 team members and 4,800 affiliated physicians dedicated to building healthier communities, Atlantic Health System is at the forefront of medicine, serving more than half of the state of New Jersey including 11 counties and 4.9 million people. The system offers more than 400 sites of care, including seven award winning hospitals: Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, Hackettstown Medical Center, Goryeb Children’s Hospital, and Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute.