At the center, you can take a heart risk appraisal, browse our library, have access to a computer kiosk or attend a class that’ll help you better understand how to prevent heart disease or how to live with it if you have it. Though your risk gets higher the older you get, we’d like women of all ages to be aware of heart disease risks and take steps to prevent it. Those risks may not be obvious. It isn’t just about your body size. It’s also about important factors like blood pressure, cholesterol level and family history. We’d like you to have the same discipline about monitoring heart disease as you hopefully do with your annual gynecological tests and mammograms.
The center serves as a gathering place where you can access all high-tech resources. You’ll find an alcove where you can spend time browsing heart-healthy cookbooks. You can borrow books about cardiac topics and buy digital step counters to help you increase your daily activity. We also have aromatherapy diffusers to help you ease your stress levels.
For a $10 donation, you may become a Friend of The Karen Yontz Women’s Cardiac Awareness Center and enjoy such benefits as advance notice and discounts on our educational seminars and classes; an annual cholesterol screening and risk assessment; and discounts on heart-healthy books, videos, CDs and DVDs, pedometers and cookbooks.