Binghamton University offers healthy heart program in Delaware County


Faculty and students of Binghamton University’s Decker School of Nursing are organizing a series of heart healthy educational programs for residents of Hancock and surrounding communities.

The three-series program is entitled “Healthy Lifestyle Interventions to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke” and will be held on consecutive Mondays, April 5, 12 and 19, at 11 a.m. in Messenger Hall in Hancock.

On April 5, attendees will learn about the food pyramid, and developing healthy eating habits. The program will be presented by Cheryl Starcher, nutrition teaching assistant from Cornell Cooperative Extension.

On April 12, participants will learn about exercise, stress reduction and relaxation. The session will also include interactive exercises and games. The presenter is Vera Kilmer from the Delaware County Public Health Nursing Service.

On April 19, the discussion will focus on cardiovascular disease, risk factors, and how to modify or change certain behaviors to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke. Mary Ann Baron, a graduate student from BU’s Decker School of Nursing, will be the presenter.

For more information, contact Pamela Stewart Fahs, director of the O’Connor Office of Rural Health Studies, or Mary Ann Baron at 607-777-6805 or toll free at 1-866 205-8120.

Last Updated: 9/17/13